» Document Delivery
The Marshall Health Science Libraries uses electronic document delivery networks, called Docline and Ariel, to obtain journal articles that are not held in the Libraries' collections. Docline enables Health Science Libraries to draw upon the resources of hundreds of libraries to provide documents that are not held in their own collections. A large portion of documents are delivered as PFD file attachments to requester e-mail accountsDocument Delivery Charges
The minimum charge for each journal article is $5.00 and $10.00 for a book. If a requested item is unobtainable from a library in West Virginia, then the requester will be charged $11.50-$13.00 per item. For-profit organizations are charged $22.00 per request. In addition copyright fees may also be required Rush Requests are accepted only for immediate patient care and cost between $15 and $25 per article. Allow a minimum of three hours for delivery. Documents up to 15 pages will be faxed at no extra charge to local phone numbers. Long distance faxes are $10.00 in addition to regular document delivery fees.Copyright Clearance Fees
In addition to the above charges, requests for articles from journals that exceed the fair use standard will be charged a royalty fee which the library must pay to the Copyright Clearance Center. Effective March 1, 1997 the Health Science Library will collect copyright royalty fees from those who receive photocopies of journal articles via interlibrary loan. Copyright fees for Marshall users are required only when borrowing by a library exceeds a certain threshold for each journal title. So those affiliated with the Marshall Medical Center will not have to pay a royalty and some will depending on the journal requested. Non-Marshall users always pay a copyright fee. The Copyright Clearing Center (CCC) acts as an intermediary between users and publishers to facilitate collection of fees. The Library records each time a journal title is borrowed and reports to the CCC when the threshold is exceeded. The CCC then charges the library whatever fee the publisher has established plus a $0.30 transaction fee. The charges vary by publisher from $3.00 to as much as $100.00 per article. Occasionally it may be cost effective to receive articles from other agencies. If you have any questions regarding the CCC please contact the Interlibrary Loan Department at 304-691-1752.How to Request Document Delivery
Before requesting an InterLibrary loan it is advisable to check the Library's holdings by searching the Miles Catalog or searching for articles in PubMed using the Libraries Lib Id, or consulting the MU Periodicals List.
Fill out the Document Delivery Request form and drop it off at the Library or send it via campus mail. Make sure to fill in all parts of the form in order to avoid delays in processing your request. Interlibrary loans for patrons wishing to pick them up will be held at the desk for 10 working days, after which they will be discarded.