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Mobilization of duplicates in a Regional Medical Library Program.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1148444     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An overabundance of duplicate journals without an efficient and economical method of distribution caused one library's staff to reassess traditional methods of dispersal. A simplified form for listing duplicates was devised. In conjunction with the Regional Medical Library Program and the extension program, lists of duplicates were distributed to hospital and clinical libraries. These libraries selected materials to strengthen their ability to fill information needs at the local level and to conserve RMLP support for esoteric and expensive materials. In a two-year period, 86,000 individual pieces were distributed. Some lessening of interlibrary loan requests from heavy users was documented. In an evaluation survey users expressed satisfaction with the program. The successful use of the duplicate program will lead to a further experiment--the library will attempt to fill interlibrary loan requests for common journals with hard copy rather than photocopy in a cost and time reduction effort.
C H Dobroski; D D Hendricks
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bulletin of the Medical Library Association     Volume:  63     ISSN:  0025-7338     ISO Abbreviation:  Bull Med Libr Assoc     Publication Date:  1975 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1975-10-28     Completed Date:  1975-10-28     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0421037     Medline TA:  Bull Med Libr Assoc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  309-18     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Book Collecting
Costs and Cost Analysis
Interlibrary Loans
Libraries, Medical*
Periodicals as Topic*

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