Thursday, June 11, 2009

ILL Department's New Direct Publisher Option for Document Requests

The Interlibrary Loan Department has introduced a new feature for document requests - the Publisher Direct Option.

We now offer the option to request a copy of your journal article directly from a publisher. This option would be ideal for patrons needing the clearest available images in his/her articles. Examples of such pictures would be molecules, cells, etc. - anything that might need a very clear image for research.

For the time being the fee for this service is $5 - this is on top of the $1 (regular) or $10 (rush) processing fee.

This option is listed in online Deposit Accounts, online Student Account Forms as well as the pdf of the paper Document Request Form (which can be found on the ILL webpage or at the library circulation desk).

Please note that the fee could be higher if the article costs significantly more than the $25 the library subsidizes. Also, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to always be able to get a publisher’s copy. If either of these circumstances occurs, we would contact you to decide how to proceed.

For more information on the Publisher Direct Option, please contact Mary Ellen Valverde or the Interlibrary Loan Department.