Electronic Document Delivery
Electronic document delivery
Upon request, Mayo Clinic staff and students receive copies of library articles and book chapters electronically to their e-mail box, or via hard copy to their office free of charge. To make our document delivery system even more useful, library staff explore emergent hardware and software combinations. Our diligence is rewarded with continuous improvement to our copies, such as the high-resolution color scans suitable for Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and Adobe Acrobat markup.
Interlibrary Loan of books and journal articles
Mayo Clinic Libraries are active participants in national library resource-sharing programs including the National Network of Libraries of Medicine's DOCLINE and OCLC international document delivery system. Through these national as well as state and regional loan systems, Mayo Clinic Libraries annually receive an estimated 26,400 requests for documents from external libraries, and we request, through the same systems, about 15,000 items for our employees and students.