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June 1999, Week 3


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"Hadley, Alice" <[log in to unmask]>
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Hadley, Alice
Thu, 17 Jun 1999 09:17:39 +1000
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Does this mean that I will have to stop using DOCLINE?   NLM seems to have
forgotten that elegance and simplicity work the best with software and
computer applications.  By going with spaghetti programming and glitter they
are limiting who can use their products.  DOCLINE is too valuable to a
service to be highjacked from the member libraries by the software

I thought that DOCLINE was to have as many medical/hospital libraries use it
as possible to automate the process of acquiring copies of medical journal
articles for patient care, education and research.  That getting journal
literature to improve patient care was  the goal, not to have a trendy Web

I hope I am wrong about the following message.

 In a letter I received from the NN/LM SE/A region, dated 2 June 1999,
> concerning the upcoming implementation of a web-based DOCLINE, they listed
> the minimum requirements, one of which was "Netscape 4.5 or IE 5.0 with
> Javascript and cookies enabled." 
> +*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*
> Debra Gena Scarborough
> R.P. Immerman Memorial Library
> Potomac Hospital, 2300 Opitz Blvd, Woodbridge, VA 22191
> 703-670-1331  fax:703-878-1619  [log in to unmask]
> "The Shoebox Health Sciences Library of Northern Virginia"
> +*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*
Looking forward to hearing your opinions on limiting DOCLINE access to only
libraries with bleeding edge technology.

Alice E. Hadley, MLS, AHIP                
Librarian                            The more you know the better you heal. 
US Naval Hospital, Guam    Voice: 671-344-9250
Medical Library                    Fax:    671-344-9290
PSC 490 Box 7747              Pager: 671-476-9801 
FPO AP 96540-1649        <[log in to unmask]>