What would you call it?

cooking while sick


It’s total cheese to say: here’s your assignment if you choose to accept it. But, I kinda just did. Below you will visit many links. As you pay a visit, pretend you are stressed-out, Infectious Disease Researcher under a serious time constraint to stop a virulent Adenovirus strain. And you’ve been so busy over the years. So busy you’ve never slowed down to understand what those terms mean. You want an obscure article let’s say. One that could crack your case to stop this killer cold. And you just want to get on with, you know, your research stuff.*

After visiting those links, what would make it easier for you; what would make it faster; what would enrich the experience; was there any help; could you easily speak with a real, live librarian; what fatigued you; what was only clear if you’re a librarian? What would you call “Getting at the stuff that my local library doesn’t have so I can crank out my own research”?

What would you call it and should we be charging fees? Should we absorb a reasonable amount of the cost?

InterLibrary Loan
http://library.calvin.edu/services/ill
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
http://tinyurl.com/3qdhot
Interlibrary loan services (ILL) and alternative delivery services
http://www.ub.uni-erlangen.de/Fernleihe/index-en.shtml
Interlibrary Borrowing Service
http://libraries.mit.edu/ordering/ilb.html
and
http://libraries.mit.edu/docs/index.html

Tired yet? Hang in there. It’s called link fatigue. It’s also among the reasons why so many web surfers scan information -as opposed to read all the information we put on web pages.
Document Delivery Service
http://ndsl.lib.state.nd.us/DocumentDelivery.html
IU Document Delivery Service
http://www.libraries.iub.edu/index.php?pageId=54
Document Delivery Services
http://www.lindahall.org/services/document_delivery/
Document Delivery Services
http://library.mskcc.org/scripts/portal/services/services1.pl
Integrated Document Delivery
http://www.usc.edu/libraries/services/idd/interlibrary_loan/

Focus now my tired, diseased researcher; I know you’re getting tired (maybe); this is where we really start to see some different pieces.
7-FAST On-Campus Document Delivery Service
http://www.lib.umich.edu/7fast/
British Library Research Pack
http://tinyurl.com/45awja
Loansome Doc
http://tinyurl.com/54cmw5
Interlibrary Loan Forms
http://library.uncg.edu/depts/ill/illforms.asp
and check these two out for sure:
Ordering Full text – Document Delivery
http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/docorder.html
Document Delivery Services (DDS)
http://www.lib.ipfw.edu/dds.html
Document Services
http://libraries.mit.edu/docs/index.html

Don’t we all just want to get materials that we need? Remember: what would the user call it.
Getting Materials:
http://www.lib.fsu.edu/services#materials
http://www.lib.fsu.edu/services/materials/feds

So, what would you call this service we provide my highly stressed-out, Infectious Disease Researcher?

TTW Contributor: Lee Leblanc

*based on a true story -changed to protect anonymity. It’s in the vault.

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