Effective September 2, 2008 , Dana Library will waive ILL fees for UVM students, staff and faculty and for FAHC employees, including nursing staff. The normal $5.00 UVM fee is waived for routine loans of journal articles, books, and audiovisual materials, up to and including 25 items per semester. UVM and FAHC users exceeding the 25 per semester limit will pay the standard UVM rate of $5.00 per transaction.
The additional fees for non-clinical rush requests, other special handling, or copyright fees are not waived. In the event of copyright charges, the ILL Department will always contact the patron first. This is a pilot program until the costs and personnel effort are evaluated after one semester, at which time policies may be changed or modified. The limit of 25 free ILL’s per person per semester is based on our best estimate of a reasonably acceptable impact on budget, but this also will be evaluated at the end of the pilot period.
The waiver does not apply to UVM emeriti and AHEC users who will continue to pay the UVM rate of $5 per transaction. Additionally, the waiver does not apply to Health Research Affiliates, unaffiliated users, or contract borrowers such as the Porter Medical Center, whose current rates will continue.
There is no change in the fee for pull and copy, or article delivery service for Library owned items (DARTS).
Please contact Marie McGarry or Elinor Avery if you have any questions regarding the implementation of this new procedure, and feel free to contact me as well. Joanne Montanye can answer questions on any concerns about the DARTS process.
Marianne Burke invites all libraries colleagues to join her in thanking the DD/ILL staff and Head of Access Services Jeanene Light (now on an Interim appointment at Bailey-Howe Library) for the work and effort that has gone into making the new policy workable. This will be a great benefit to our users, especially faculty and those without departmental accounts.
"I also want to take this opportunity to congratulate the DD/ILL staff and especially lending specialist Elinor Avery for making 2008 the year that Dana Library became a NET Lender," Marianne adds. "That means that we loaned more than we borrowed from other libraries; saving dollars for the Dana Library budget and contributing more to health sciences patrons across the country. Congratulations Elinor!"