|June 30, 2000 [posted]|
|NLM Online Users' Meetings 2000:|
DOCLINE - Summary of Remarks
[Editor's note: This is a summary of the remarks made at the NLM Online Users' Meeting: DOCLINE Sunrise Seminar, at the Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, May 9, 2000.]
s of June 1, 2000, DOCLINE beta release .07 includes all of the major system functions. DOCUSER has been production since October 1999, and SERHOLD was production effective June 9, 2000. Requests and the Loansome Doc Patron list are still in test status. NLM plans to release the new DOCLINE 1.0 on Monday, July 17. The next beta release will be the week of June 19. During the beta period, it is important that users read the release notes, schedule information [This link was removed because it is no longer valid.], and system status [This link was removed because it is no longer valid.], to ensure that they have current information on the system functions that are production as we get closer to the release date for new DOCLINE. In January 2000, NLM began a DOCLINE-L listserv. The purpose of this new listserv is to provide NLM with an easy way to quickly communicate new information and broadcast messages to DOCLINE users in the U.S., Canada and overseas. All DOCLINE users are encouraged to subscribe to the listserv.
There are seven critical path items that need to be completed before NLM can release new DOCLINE 1.0: 1) the new Loansome Doc interface from PubMed; 2) the implementation of the ISO/ILL protocol; 3) online documentation; 4) SERHOLD reports (holdings by library, holdings not updated within one year, holdings outside of publication date, level 2 holdings, and NLM Serial Title Changes); 5) NLM's Relais interface to ensure that NLM can process its interlibrary loan requests; 6) install and test new servers; 7) conduct a system load test.
What to expect on Day 1 - Old DOCLINE
What to expect on Day 1 - New DOCLINE
Getting ready for new DOCLINE
Following the release of new DOCLINE 1.0, NLM will begin working on the following system enhancements: 1) an express order button to expedite submitting requests; 2) a feature to resubmit retired unfilled requests without re-keying; 3) NLM will make available a public version of DOCUSER through its Web site; 4) a feature to print the entire online manual; 5) NLM will evaluate the feasibility of developing a network billing program; 6) additional SERHOLD reports (holdings by library in MARC 21 format, holdings by library groups, holdings by state/province, batch update of SERHOLD in MARC 21 and OCLCMARC formats).
ISO ILL Protocol
The Loansome Doc Ordering page has been revised to assist users who may have forgotten their userid or password. Users are linked to a Loansome Doc Help page where they may contact NLM's Customer Services Desk. Additionally, a link is provided from the Loansome Doc Ordering page to NLM's Loansome Doc FAQ web page.
[Editor's note: Look for the Questions and Answers that followed these remarks in the July-August 2000 issue of the NLM Technical Bulletin.]By Rosalyn M. Leiderman
Public Services Division
Leiderman R. NLM Online Users' Meetings 2000: DOCLINE - Summary of Remarks. NLM Tech Bull. 2000 May-Jun;(314):e5c.