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From: "Steven C. Perkins" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] DNA File Sharing System
Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2005 15:09:14 -0600
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Where do you live? Have you contacted your public library or your state
library? Do you have a library card? Tell me where you are and I'll find
the nearest library that you can use.

What seems to be lost here is that any unauthorized copy is a violation of
the law. It seems to me, as a JD and a librarian, that people need to make
some effort to get hooked into the ILL system of their local library so they
can get access to the articles they want. Often times the libraries will have
online access to large databases that have these articles. Many university
libraries have Friends of the Library organizations that may give you access
to ILL services. The library organizations have made arrangements with the
Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) to arrange for compensation for copying
of the articles.

Libraries that receive the journals in hard copy can still provide a copy
of the
article by Inter Library Loan (ILL) for those journals which have online
You do not need to wait 6 months or longer to get a copy. Use the resources
your tax dollars have paid for.

I have to use ILL for some of the journals mentioned in our discussions here.


Steven C. Perkins, JD MLL
Coordinator of Reference Services
U of Houston M.D. Anderson Library

At 11:41 AM 3/30/2005 -0800, you wrote:
>Look, not everyone has access to a university library
>- I know I don't. Also, some people have schedules
>that don't permit them to regularly visit such
>There seems to be some on the List who would like
>access to these studies but for whatever reason, can't
>access them. I thought that such persons (including
>myself) could form a group that would subscribe to
>various pertinent journals and then be able to share
>access to the articles. If the actual group
>subscribes to the journal, then I would think it would
>be OK for all the members to be able to access the
>Ellen Coffman
>--- Ian Kennedy <> wrote:
> > You need a swipe card to get through the barrier at
> > my old college library
> > (University College London). And to get that I had
> > to apply and present my
> > (extremely old) student ID card. I can't speak for
> > other establishments as
> > I've never tried them.
> >
> > Ian Kennedy
> >
> >
> > Doug wrote:
> >
> > "I have never, ever, been
> > stopped from simply walking in to the regular
> > reading rooms of
> > a university library, even if I was not associated
> > with that library,
> > and getting a journal off the shelf and reading it.
> > And I have tried it
> > at several libraries, both nearby and far off."
> >
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