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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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.

Linda DeMuro MLS
Manager, Library Services and
International Scholars Program
Nationwide Children's Hospital
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