Michelle Burda, Network and Advocacy Coordinator
The National Library of Medicine released a new version of DOCLINE, DOCLINE 5.2 on October 14, 2015.
The enhancements you will find in this updated version is the result of NLM responding to user needs.
Enhancements to this version of DOCLINE include the ability for lenders to set a standard weekly schedule of when the library provides ILL service and the ability for libraries to schedule multiple upcoming “out of office” dates without RML approval, along with a calendar widget.
All DOCLINE libraries ILL service will initially be set to the default setting of providing service seven days a week. We are asking all DOCLINE participants to update their library’s schedule in order for you to provide an accurate schedule that reflects your regular availability to fill incoming lend requests.
The following are answers to questions you may have about the key improvements to DOCLINE ILL service schedule.
What is the minimum number of days a library must provide ILL service?
Answer: The minimum level of ILL service is two days per week.
Where is the Out of Office Tab?
Answer: This tab has been replaced by the Schedule tab. The Schedule tab contains new library ILL Schedule features, in addition to enhanced ‘Out of Office’ date setting functionality.
The New Schedule Tab
What are the new enhancements for setting myself temporarily inactive?
The Schedule tab gives users the ability to:
What is the new Search feature?
The Search feature has added these filters for “Temporarily Inactive”, “Days of Service”, and “Borrow Only Libraries”.
The new feature for the ILL Services and Membership area of the “ILL view” allows you to see days of service.