You might consider setting up an RSS feed for the table of contents. That way you know what is in the journal and have access as quickly as the news media does anyway. If you have a site license you can click through to the article from the RSS feed. Margaret O. Fulsom, MLS Medical Librarian Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center 109 Bee Street Charleston, SC 29401 Phone 843-789-7494 Fax 843-805-5975 For all Library staff to receive your message send to [log in to unmask] Try Librarians on Call - Virtual Library Service when our library is closed Library Service SharePoint--Alternative access to Library Resources Click here to offer feedback on VALNET Librarians On Call. -----Original Message----- From: Medical Libraries Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Kennedy, Joy Sent: Tuesday, April 07, 2009 10:22 AM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Petty rant: online and print to institutional customers lagging behind OK, OK, this is nothing new and has been going on for years. Doctors in my area (Chicago suburbs) typically get copies of their New England Journal of Medicine and some other society journals much sooner than the hospital receives its institutional subscription. No, its not the mailroom since we pick up our mail from the post office. Doctors call the hospital administrators to chat about some article in the latest issue of NEJM. Administrators call me for a copy. It is Monday afternoon and my April 9th issue won't come until later in the week and my institutional site license which I paid big bucks for won't have the issue online until it's release date. Meanwhile I'm sitting here with egg on my face looking like an idiot for paying so much for an institutional subscription much less a site license. Does this happen to you or are docs in my area just lucky to get their copies so soon. Ok, I've had my rant. Feel free to talk amongst yourselves. I feel better now. Joy Kennedy, MLS Health Resource Library Northwest Community Hospital 800 W. Central Rd. Arlington Heights, IL 60005-2392 Phone: 847-618-5180; Fax 847-618-5189 email: [log in to unmask]; [log in to unmask] ******************* PLEASE NOTE ******************* This E-Mail/telefax message and any documents accompanying this transmission may contain information that is privileged, confidential, and/or exempt from disclosure under applicable law and is intended solely for the addressee(s) named above. If you are not the intended addressee/recipient, you are hereby notified that any use of, disclosure, copying, distribution, or reliance on the contents of this E-Mail/telefax information is strictly prohibited and may result in legal action against you. Please reply to the sender advising of the error in transmission and immediately delete/destroy the message and any accompanying documents. Thank you.