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February 1998, Week 1


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Jerry Carlson <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 3 Feb 1998 08:41:34 -0700
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Date:    Mon, 2 Feb 1998 07:45:40 -0500
From:    Cheri Smith <[log in to unmask]>

> Another warning from my Saturday lesson on the Medical Internet. Those
> of you teaching PubMed will find that the docs will quickly pick up on the
> fact that  Lonesome Doc access means that they will be able to request
> the full text of the articles they locate on the aforementioned miserable
> system. (Do I sound bitter?) So be prepared. I'm expecting to have to
> educate myself this morning on how to handle multiple requests of a
> Lonesome nature.

Remember that in order to use Loansome Doc, they need to be given a
Library ID.  That puts you in the power position.  When they ask you for it
is when you can inform them that the same restrictions apply as if they had 
printed their results on paper and handed them to you.  Not to mention any 
other time a request seems excessive, and periodic reminders just for the heck 
of it.  All Loansome Doc means is that paper is saved and that you're virtually 
guaranteed a good citation.

Loansome Doc isn't that hard to use, especially if you have QuickDoc.  In my
pre-QD days I just treated requests for journals I had like any normal incoming 
request, and those for what I didn't have as any normal outgoing request,
other than counting them separately for statistics.

Jerry Carlson
Poudre Valley Hospital
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