News of the discontinuation of the Loansome Doc service through NLM prompted many of our current Loansome Doc clients to inquire about our future intentions. Due to the demand, need, and obligation we began exploring possible solutions to continue this valuable service. Since this is considered library operations, we are eligible to utilize REDCap software to create a registration form and a request form. All clients will register in the new system. Once approved, we will provide them with a link to the request form, process the request, and email the articles to the requestor. Many of our current clients belong to the Vanderbilt Health Affiliate Network but there are several who are solo practitioners or in medical groups in the surrounding areas. We also have a few health care corporations who request articles ever so often. We are fortunate to have longstanding relationships with many of our clients and have provided phone and email training/support for PubMed. In the previous PubMed-Loansome Doc system, they were able to search and order desired full-text articles. The 'Order' button in PubMed will be terminated in July but we are confident PubMed will remain the primary resource for our clients. In fact, we are working with REDCap programmers to allow a client to input the PMID and the request form will auto-populate. Non-Medline article requests can be completed manually.

Project Details

Organization Name

Vanderbilt University

Organization Type
Academic institution
All of Us
Project Lead

Philip Walker

Start Date
May 1, 2019
End Date
April 30, 2020
Funding Amount
Health care Provider