McGoogan News

Free interlibrary loans begin January 1

Beginning January 1, 2015, the library will no longer charge the $9 interlibrary loan fee to UNMC faculty and staff, Nebraska Medicine, and Children’s Hospital Omaha. Additionally, students will not be limited to 50 free requests per year. This change is being made to make information more accessible to the UNMC and Nebraska Medicine community.

Please note that copyright payments will still be required if the individual exceeds five articles from the same title dated within the last five years or if more than one article from a single issue is requested. The charge will cover costs only and will be capped at $30. Copyright counts reset with each fiscal year.

Change to document delivery fees

Beginning October 1, 2013, articles or book chapters in the library’s print collection will now be free to faculty and staff and no longer count towards the 50 free requests for students. These changes are being made in order to make the library’s print collection more accessible. Currently, the cost to have the library scan an article from the print collection is $3. For students, this service is included in their 50 free requests per year. Please continue to make these requests through the McGoogan Docs system.

These requests are processed Monday through Friday and will be delivered to you on the same or next business day. This free service is available to the faculty, staff, and students of UNMC, The Nebraska Medical Center, Bellevue Medical Center, and Children’s Hospital.

Staff at The Nebraska Medical Center, Bellevue Medical Center, and Children’s Hospital will also no longer be charged for articles in the library’s electronic journal collection. However, delivery of articles may still vary, due to licensing terms.

Library FAQ – Answers when you need them

The library has recently launched the Ask Us FAQ, which contains answers to the questions most asked by the UNMC community. This ever-growing knowledgebase already contains nearly 200 questions, many of which include troubleshooting tips for the bibliographic manager RefWorks. The FAQ is also attached to a form, so that when an answer cannot be found, you can submit it to the Reference Desk for answering.

The FAQ can be accessed via the Ask Us FAQ tab on the library’s home page and at http://askus.library.unmc.edu/. Try it out!

 

New to UNMC this summer? Book a library tour

If you are welcoming new employees, visiting scholars or summer researchers, please contact Teri Hartman at the McGoogan Library for a tour of the facility and the information resources available to anyone using a UNMC networked computer. You can request a tour by email at thartman@unmc.edu or by phone at 9-7075. Tour length can be adjusted to fit the amount of time you have available, but are generally 20 minutes.

McGoogan on wheels rolls to a building near you

If you are in one of the locations below, you may just see some familiar faces pushing a transformed book cart and typing on a netbook. The library is experimenting with a traveling Reference Desk and is available to answer questions and take comments in the places you are at the most. And please let us know where and when would be good for another cart appearance!

Monday April 26 – College of Nursing – 4th floor, hallway near the elevator. Noon – 2pm

Wednesday April 28 - College of Pharmacy – 2nd floor, hallway near the elevator. Noon – 2pm

Thursday April 29 – Sorrell Center – 2nd floor lobby area. Noon – 2pm

Friday April 30 – Wittson Hall – 3rd floor near 42nd street entrance. Noon – 2pm