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I've noticed an upswing, as well. Using this list for ILL is all well and good, IMO, but PLEASE go through the proper channels first. This list should be a last resort, not first choice, for article requests. Also, many people have gotten into the habit of disclosing WHY they are requesting on Medlib vs Docline, Illiad, etc., and I think this is a good idea...


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-----Original Message-----
From: Medical Libraries Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Linda DeMuro
Sent: Monday, January 20, 2014 4:36 PM
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Subject: Percentage of ILL activity on Medlib

I've been noticing this year that we are getting a lot of ILL requests on this list.
I did a quick search in the archives on recent list activity In 2014, there have been 1,592 postings so far.
Out of this, 336 or roughly 21% have been ILL activity.

This seems a little high to me --  one out of every five postings.
It will be interesting to monitor this to see if this continues throughout 2014.

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Linda DeMuro MLS
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