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May 2001, Week 2

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Nichols William F Civ 96 MSGS <[log in to unmask]>
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Nichols William F Civ 96 MSGS <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 11 May 2001 08:58:48 -0500
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Wish I could help on your ILL but I don't have that
one here, sorry! :)

BRM means that DL's gone through all the sources in
your routing table & no one there can fill.  Basically
it's just a heads-up that "the usual suspects" have
been frisked & nobody has it in their pockets.  It
gives you the option of broadening to refer on beyond
NLM or to regional resource libraries.  [If you already
*have* those boxes checked in your profile, of course,
it probably means is that you're going to come up empty-
handed no matter what you do. :)]

Since many of the libraries I would run into after our
routing table is exhausted do not accept credit cards, what
we normally then do is do a kitchen-sink SERHOLD search
to see who *does* have a title & then contact the
libraries directly to see if they can fill based on our
limitations.

Bill Nichols
Eglin AFB, FL
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-----Original Message-----
From: Dot Dreyer [mailto:[log in to unmask]]

I do not understand BRM. Why is that better than NOT? What am I supposed to
learn from BRM? That I shouldn't resubmit through Docline because all my
resources have been tried? It's frustrating to get BRM.

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