We have a site license and I signed up for email notices and get the email TOC on Wednesday and often get an email with "Online First" article notices. ****************************************** Margaret Bandy, MLS, AHIP Manager, Library & Media Services Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital 1835 Franklin St., Denver, CO 80218 303-837-7848 FAX 303-837-7977 [log in to unmask]; www.exempla.org -----Original Message----- From: Medical Libraries Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Hill, Thomas Sent: Tuesday, April 07, 2009 10:29 AM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Re: Petty rant: online and print to institutional customers lagging behind We had a similar request here just last week, but luckily the article in NEJM we needed to get was online epub before print. Maybe NEJM can tell us why individuals have access to epub before libraries? Can someone in MLA forward this to the proper NEJM contact? You probably know them better than Joy and I. Thank you for using the library. Confidential: This electronic message and all contents contain information from Self Regional Healthcare which may be privileged, confidential or otherwise protected from disclosure. The information is intended to be for the addressee only. If you are not the addressee, any disclosure, copy, distribution or use of the contents of this message is prohibited. If you have received this electronic message in error, please notify the sender and destroy the original message and all copies. Tel. 864-725-4851; fax 864-725-4838. Self Regional Healthcare is a smoke-free environment. Thomas Hill, Librarian, Self Regional Healthcare, Medical Library, Greenwood, SC 29646 -----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.