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Margaret--that is the maddening thing.  I DO have an RSS feed but the online T of C isn't released until the cover date and the issues arrive at the docs homes or offices much sooner than that.

Joy
Joy Kennedy, MLS
Health Resource Library
Northwest Community Hospital
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Arlington Heights, IL 60005-2392
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Fulsom, Margaret O. [mailto:[log in to unmask]] 
> Sent: Tuesday, April 07, 2009 10:18 AM
> To: Kennedy, Joy; [log in to unmask]
> Subject: RE: Petty rant: online and print to institutional 
> customers lagging behind
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> 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
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> -----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
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