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Science Faculty Document Delivery Service Pilot
Building on the successful campus document delivery service offered by the UC Davis health sciences libraries, the science libraries staffs offer a free document delivery service for any eligible UC Davis science faculty member. This pilot will add scanning print-only journal articles and book chapters and placing them on a secure web site for pickup by any science faculty requester. Additionally, the existing Harvest Request (http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/ul/help/harvest/myaccount.php) service that allows any student, staff or faculty member to transfer books or entire journal volumes to another library building for pick-up will continue.
Currently, the Loren D. Carlson Health Sciences Library (located in the southwest corner of campus near the Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital) and the F. William Blaisdell Medical Library (located in Sacramento at the UC Davis Medical Center) offer free campus document delivery via desktop delivery to their primary clientele of both journal articles and book chapters found in print-only formats.
Why do the Pilot for Only Science Faculty?
The UC Davis University Library contains close to four million volumes housed in four buildings which are geographically distant from one another, including locations in two different cities. The pilot is being offered to minimize the length of time that science faculty spend locating and retrieving print-only titles. This pilot will also allow the library to test its delivery process and ascertain if this service can be rolled out to faculty across the UC Davis campus.
When will the Pilot take place?
From October 3, 2011 through September 30, 2012.
Who is eligible to participate in the Pilot?
Any current or emeritus UC Davis faculty person with an active library card and who has an appointment in a campus science department may participate.
What may be requested?
- Articles and chapters from library resources in a print-only format and housed in one of four UC Davis library buildings (Carlson Health Sciences Library, Blaisdell Medical Library, Physical Sciences & Engineering Library, and Peter J. Shields Library).
- Titles available in electronic formats are not part of the pilot.
- Entire print-only journal volumes and books with a loan period of one week or more. Please note that the regular loan period for the item will still apply when the volume is checked out. Course Reserve and materials in library-use-only collections (Ex, Special Collections and Reference) may not be requested.
- Because this pilot and the existing campus document delivery service are staffed to support university research, teaching, and patient care, requests for recreational reading materials will not be supported.
How do I use the Pilot Service?
- A special pilot online request form is located below.
- Existing UC-eLinks options located in UC licensed databases. Please note that these requests may take longer to complete because of the additional steps used to forward the requests to campus libraries
How long will it take to complete my request?
Usually, it will take 2 to 3 days, not including weekends and holidays. The actual completion time will vary depending on the number of requests received in one day.
How are my requests delivered to me?
- Copies from print-only journal articles or book chapters will be scanned and posted to a library server. You will receive an email once the item is available for your use. Documents are deleted from this server after they are accessed/viewed 5 times or 30 days after the date of the e-mail notification, whichever comes first.
- Entire print only journal volumes or books will be placed on hold at your specified pick-up location. Expanding the existing Harvest Request service, these materials may be transferred to any library building. You will receive an email once the item is available for pick-up. Please note: This pilot does not include requests for items housed and picked up in the same location. For example, a Shields Library housed item may not be picked up at the Shields Library.
Whom do I contact with questions or concerns about a request I submitted?
Daniel Leighton at (530) 752‑1978 or firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I supply comments regarding the Pilot?
Contact Bonnie Hain-Anderson at (530) 754‑9502 or email@example.com.