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					Resource Sharing News
A p ro g ra m o f t h e Mi n n e s o t a Of f i c e o f Hi g h e r Ed u c a t i o n a n d t h e Un i ve r s i t y o f Mi n n e s o t a

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Document Delivery update
Becky Ringwelski

In This Issue CONTENTS
VDX enhancement Document Delivery expands services to Saturdays: a joint venture with Delivery Unit Streamlining the referral process – an update Overdue and lost books Open access resources Filling a request with an Internet link North Dakota Library Association Annual Conference 2008 MINITEX Public Library Node Meeting News from libraries around the MINITEX region Dear Del ILLa In constant demand titles 1

MnLINK Gateway News The MnLINK Gateway went into use for staff in 2004 and was opened up for patron requesting in February of 2005. The original contract was through June 30, 2007. The first year extension was through June 30, 2008. The second year extension would be through June 30, 2009. The last extension allowed will be the third year extension that would go through June 30, 2010. We will be going through a Request for Proposal (RFP) process that will be concluded by spring of 2010. The resource sharing environment has undergone significant changes in the past five years. There are open source solutions as well as new offerings from traditional vendors. Throughout the process we will be trying to keep the best of what we have in the current Gateway environment – double authentication, Amazon cost and publication date checks, patron limits, and other features as we review our options. The increased usage we’ve seen since its introduction speaks to the value of this resource for Minnesota residents. Last year we had a record breaking number of requests initiated on the MnLINK Gateway. For the period July 2007 - June 2008, we had 517,500 requests. During the same period in 2006-2007, patrons placed 446,500 requests on the MnLINK Gateway. This represents an increase of 16%. Becky Ringwelski named to IGeLU Product Working Group This September, Becky Ringwelski officially became a member of the IGeLU (International Group of Ex Libris Users) Product Working Group, as one of two coordinators for the interlibrary loan module. The other ILL coordinator is from Germany. The role of the module coordinators is to make sure that the enhancement requests for their module are clear and to determine whether or not the functionality already exists in the software. If necessary, the module coordinator works with the submitting institution to clarify the enhancement item. This position on the group is a two year term.

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VDX enhancement
Nick Banitt

The price and publication date enhancements for VDX software were rolled out for libraries to begin using on Monday October 20, 2008. This software enhancement will hold borrower requests for staff review if: • The request meets a date parameter of having been published within a certain number of days, as specified by the lending library.
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• The request meets a price parameter of less than a certain dollar amount, as specified by the library. The date/price enhancements originated from a resolution at a meeting of the Council of Regional Public Library System Administrators (CRPLSA), which is a council of the directors of the twelve participating public library systems in Minnesota. This enhancement will check the date and price parameters against the Amazon web service to gather publication date and/or Amazon price. The requests may then be reviewed to determine if they should be purchased by the library. There will be an Amazon.com link next to the request; however, staff may opt to purchase the item from any vendor they wish. A webinar training session that allowed staff to see the changes and ask questions was held for the libraries that wanted to use the new price and publication date check features on Friday, October 17. Evan Kelley, Dakota County Library, and Mike Grossman, Duluth Public Library, provided feedback in the early stages of testing this new feature. Initially, the Anoka County Library and the St. Paul Public Library were using this enhancement, and their staff have been helpful in providing feedback to fine-tune the configuration of the lookup service. For more information about this enhancement, please contact Nick Banitt at banit006@umn.edu; (612) 624-8096; (800) 462-5348.

our workload throughout the week, especially on Mondays. For the Delivery staff, the numbers processed for direct delivery range from about 450 – 700 items each Saturday. Most of these items will be delivered a day earlier than before we began the weekend shift. In addition, we now see the work load more evenly distributed throughout the week. This allows us to use our staff more effectively in other areas of Document Delivery.

Streamlining the referral process – an update
Agnes Lee

In the last issue of Resource Sharing News, I mentioned that one of our goals last fiscal year was to revamp the referral process. We continue to examine our entire referral process, and have three areas we are focusing on this year: Availability checking: to eliminate unnecessary referrals, we check the lending library’s OPAC before submitting a referral. Decreasing referral numbers: when we eliminate unnecessary referrals, it is less work for our partnering libraries. Increasing fill rates: now when we refer an item, there is a greater chance it will be filled, since the OPAC indicates it is available. This change so far has created more front-end work for staff at MINITEX, but we are encouraged that the statistics shown below are proof we are on the right track!

Document Delivery expands services to Saturdays: a joint venture with Delivery Unit
Agnes Lee and Kathy Drozd

All materials Referrals sent Total filled Loans filled Copies filled MN public libraries VDX referrals

fiscal year 2006-2007 179,042 112,101 99,338 (63% fill rate) 12,763 (59% fill rate) 79,412 (59% fill rate)

fiscal year 2007-2008 142,250 105,526 94,408 (76% fill rate) 11,118 (62% fill rate) 57,756 (77% fill rate)

Beginning in September, Delivery and Document Delivery staff began processing incoming and referral items, sorting direct borrowing items, and typing referral requests on Saturdays. We recently began scanning articles via Ariel and MINITEX Electronic Document Delivery (MEDD) on Saturdays as well. Having a Saturday crew has worked well for us so far. By stretching the work week an extra day, we see a difference in

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We still have more work to do in this front. We are now working on our referrals to Wisconsin public libraries. The volume of referrals to our partners in Wisconsin has increased. In fiscal year 2006-2007, we referred 22,098 requests to Wisconsin Public libraries. In 2007-2008 the number of referrals increased to 33,591. Wisconsin has proven to be a tremendous resource for audiovisual requests; however, we want to make sure we are sending “fill-able” requests to them. You can help, please check the “In Constant Demand” list in this newsletter, or at: http://www.minitex.umn.edu/docdel/constant.aspx to learn which titles and categories of materials are not available through interlibrary loan due to high local demand.

Project Gutenberg The first and largest single collection of free electronic books, or eBooks. http://www.gutenberg.org/catalog/ Children’s Literature Books for children from around the world. http://www.archive.org/details/iacl Cookbooks and Home Economics Cooking in America in the early decades of the 20th century covering topics on cookery, textiles, family and home, budgeting, domestic sciences, and many other topics. http://www.archive.org/details/cbk Government documents: Government Printing Office One stop access to thousands of publications from the Unites States Government Printing Office. http://www.gpoaccess.gov/ GAO Reports Nonpartisan reports on government operations by topic. http://www.gao.gov/docsearch/topic.php ERIC Bibliographic records of education literature. www.eric.ed.gov Historical American resources: American Memory Project Free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html Open access journals: Directory of Open Access Journals Free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. http://www.doaj.org/ Free Medical Journals Free availability of full text medical journals on the Internet. http://www.freemedicaljournals.com/ Making of America – Cornell Over 100,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints. http://cdl.library.cornell.edu/moa/ Making of America – Michigan 50,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints. http://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/moagrp/

Overdue and lost books contact changes
Kevin Lian-Anderson who has been a point person in the processing of overdue and lost books and was working one day a week, has departed to devote his time to his daughter, Charlotte. We wish Kevin the best! Please address any invoices or bills to Angie Pace at pace0008@umn.edu; (612)626-7931; (800)462-5348; or, Agnes Lee at leexx050@umn.edu; (612) 624-4574; (800) 462-5348.

Open access resources
Joan Krey and Joan Wollenberg

There are times when MINITEX staff are unable to fill some the items requested by patrons in the format they requested. Whether the item is considered to be reference material, too fragile to loan or not owned in the MINITEX region, we try searching for the item’s availability on the Internet. Some of the Web sites we have found to be valuable resources are listed below. We will feature more of these open access resources in future issues of this newsletter. Books and literature: Google Books Lists books and older journals available through Google Books. http://books.google.com/books Making of America – Michigan 10,000 books with 19th century imprints. This collection is strong in the subjects of American social history, psychology, American education, history, sociology, religion, science and technology. http://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/moa/

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Filling a request with an Internet link
Agnes Lee

a record for this event. We spent most of our time at the MINITEX booth in the exhibitor’s hall, where we had the chance to meet nearly all the conference attendees. Many of the people we spoke with mentioned how much they appreciated the online training sessions and webinars that MINITEX offers. The MINITEX exhibit was in a corner surrounded by booths from MnPALS, ODIN, and the North Dakota State Library. We were able to talk with our friends from these MINITEX partners quite a bit. Mark and I attended a session entitled “Banned Books in ND! It’s Your Freedom We’re Talking About!” The session began with seven panel members reading excerpts from books that had been removed from shelves, or challenged in North Dakota libraries. A discussion followed with panel members and attendees describing situations that had arisen in their libraries, how situations were handled, and sharing advice on handling challenges. It was surprising to hear that not all requests to remove books from the shelves come from patrons or parents; they often come from staff members.

We are seeing an increasing number of requests where the item can be accessed online free of charge. When that is the case, we will print and fill the request, unless the number of pages exceeds our page limit of 75 exposures. Please check for the way you submit requests to MINITEX below to determine how our staff is handling these requests in the system: If you submit requests in ALEPH: MINITEX staff will send a message with the link and update the request status to “ship non-returnable.” If you submit requests in OCLC Resource Sharing: MINITEX staff will update request to “conditional” and provide the link. The borrowing library should “delete” the request. If you submit requests in MnLINK VDX: MINITEX staff will send a message informing the borrowing library the link/information has been sent via courier. The borrowing library should “cancel” this request. If you submit requests using MINITEX Web form: MINITEX staff will send the link/information via US mail/courier. If you submit requests in Agent: MINITEX staff will update status to “will not supply.” We will choose the reason “other” and provide the link in the history notes field. If you have any questions regarding these requests contact Agnes Lee at leexx050@umn.edu; (612) 624-4574; (800) 462-5348.

2008 MINITEX Public Library Node Meeting
Obinnaya Oji

The Public Library Node meeting for 2008 was held on Friday, August 25th at Hennepin County Library – Brookdale in Brooklyn Center. This very convenient and spacious location has served as the home for this meeting for the past three years. There were 67 registered attendees, made up primarily of frontline interlibrary loan staff from public libraries. Also in attendance and contributing in the discussions were Bill Wittenbreer and Dixie Ohlander from Augsburg College. We will push to encourage more participation by the Cooperating Libraries in Consortium (CLIC) in future meetings. The meeting began with a welcome by MINITEX Director, Bill DeJohn and a MnLINK Gateway overview by Becky Ringwelski, MINITEX Associate Director. Agenda items included a brief preview of VDX version 4.0 by Nick Banitt, discussions on workflow by Agnes Lee and Raquel Franklin, genealogy by Joan Krey, and audiovisual materials by Mary Wilson and Kay Carlson from Carver County Library. Lively small-group discussions were moderated by Nick Banitt
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North Dakota Library Association Annual Conference
Dave Paulson

On September 25 and 26, Edward Swanson, Mark Wilhelmi, and Dave Paulson attended the 102nd North Dakota Library Association Annual Conference in Mandan, ND. Attendance this year was well over 200, which may be

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Feedback from meeting participants was very positive with comments such as “very practical and useful,” and “I like the discussion part where small groups talked/share how they handle issues.” It is never too early to send us suggestions for next year’s meeting. If you have a suggestion, please send it to Obinnaya Oji at o-oji@umn.edu. Hope to see you there!

NEWS FROM LIBRARIES AROUND THE MINITEX REGION James G. Lindell Library, Augsburg College
Augsburg College has a diverse student population of about 4,000, which includes nearly an equal number of traditional and non-traditional students, who complete degree programs on the weekend. Popular programs at Augsburg include nursing, physician’s assistant, nurse practitioner, MBA and social work. The unique student needs at Augsburg have driven how interlibrary loan (ILL) staff provide service to their patrons. Librarian Bill Wittenbreer says they “try to make the ILL process as seamless as possible for patrons.” This means that when providing services, they don’t distinguish between on campus and off campus patrons; most materials are delivered directly to the user. Augsburg was one of the early adopters of the MINITEX Electronic Document Delivery (MEDD) and is a liberal lender of their audiovisual materials. Dixie Ohlander has been working in ILL at Augsburg for almost 10 years. She says, “The philosophy of the library
The interlibrary loan staff at the James G. Lindell Library, Augsburg College, from left: Matthew Charboneau, Dixie Ohlander, Bill Wittenbreer, and Maxwell Cody. Not pictured: Jacob Williams.

is to give our students as many paths to resources as possible. Its more work on the back end [for staff ], but it fits our philosophy of service.” Augsburg accepts an interlibrary loan request however a patron chooses to submit it. When the request is filled, they usually deliver the item to the patron electronically or via mail. Interlibrary loan student workers Matt Charboneau, Max Cody, and Jake Williams are a key to making ILL work at Augsburg. They take ownership of their work in ILL in a way that is rare for student employees. Each student has specialized in an ILL process that they take responsibility for completing. Dixie says she really considers them “superstar” students and likes to keep communications open by using all methods of communication, including e-mail. Max and Matt explained that they focus on the fact that they work in a full-service library and understand that
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their tasks are very important to providing the service that Augsburg students expect. “It’s a service we can use as students,” says Max, who also works on the weekend to further extend service to six days a week. As the staff at Augsburg observe, there is no longer any real downtime throughout the year. The numbers seem to indicate that their hard work is appreciated and being utilized by the students. The volume of ILL traffic has more than doubled: from 6,000 requests in 2004-2005, to over 13,000 in 2007-2008.

The fact that they go the extra mile for patrons who may have problems getting to campus is recognized in classes and by their users. Bill once overheard a faculty member say, “I hear Augsburg had really good ILL service.” The student employees also sometimes hear their instructors encourage use of ILL in their classes which is a great way for them to get feedback for a job well done.

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Dear Del ILLa, I’ve sent some requests to MINITEX with locations I think should be OK, but I have received the message that the location was not accessible. How can I tell if a location I find on OCLC is a place that MINITEX will refer a request? Nola Cashen

Dear Nola, For information on referral locations, check the MINITEX Web site at: http://www.minitex.umn.edu/docdel/locations/ Our list of referral priorities is set up based on turnaround time to our office. This list may be helpful to your library if you are developing referral priorities, Rotas, or Custom Holdings on OCLC. Remember, when you are setting up your list that you will need to take into account any local borrowing arrangements and edit the list accordingly. Del ILLa

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IN CONSTANT DEMAND TITLES
These titles are unlikely to be available in any format, including spoken audiocassette and CD • 21 Nights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Prince • Acedia and Me. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kathleen Norris • American Wife . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Curtis Sittenfeld • Anathem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Neal Stephenson • Angler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Barton Gellman • Animal, Vegetable, Miracle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Barbara Kingsolver • Are you there Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chelsea Handler • Art of Racing in the Rain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Garth Stein • Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jeff Hertzberg • Beach House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jane Green • A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bill O’Reilly • Bourne Sanction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eric Van Lustbader • Boys will be Boys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jeff Pearlman • Breaking Dawn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stephanie Meyer • Breakthrough . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Suzanne Somers • Brisingr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christopher Paolini • Careless in Red . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elizabeth George • A Cedar Cove Christmas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Debbie Macomber • Certain Girls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jennifer Weiner • Change of Heart: a novel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Picoult, Jodi • Change Your Brain, Change Your Life. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Daniel Amen • Dark Curse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christine Feehan • Dark Side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jane Mayer • Devil Bones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kathy Reichs • Dewey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vicki Myron • Eat, Pray, Love . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elizabeth Gilbert • Extreme Measures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vince Flynn • Faefever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Karen Marie Moning • Faith of My Fathers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John McCain • Fearless Fourteen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Janet Evanovich • The First Billion is the Hardest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T. Boone Pickens • Fleeced . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dick Morris • The Florist's Daughter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Patricia Hampl • The Force Unleashed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sean Williams • Foreign Body. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Robin Cook • The Forever War. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dexter Filkins • Free Lunch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Cay Johnston • Girl with the Dragon Tatoo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stieg Larsson • The Given Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dennis Lehane • Grace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Richard Paul Evans • Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society . . . . . . Mary Ann Shaffer • Gypsy Morph . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Terry Brooks • Heat Lightening. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Sandford • Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Julie Andrews • The Host . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stephenie Meyer • Hot, Flat, and Crowded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thomas L. Friedman • Hot Mahogany . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stuart Woods • In Defense of Food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Pollan • Indignation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Philip Roth • Keepsake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tess Gerritsen • Kill bin Laden. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dalton Fury • Lace Reader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brunonia Barry • Last Lecture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Randy Pausch • The Last Patriot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brad Thor • Letter to My Daughter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maya Angelou • Life with My Sister Madonna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christopher Ciccone • The Limits of Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Andrew Bacevich • The Longest Trip Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Grogan • Love the One you’re with . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Emily Griffin • Lucky One. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nicholas Sparks • Moscow Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Daniel Silva • A Most Wanted Man . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John le Carre • Mother Warriors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jenny McCarthy • My Stroke of Insight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jill Bolte Taylor • Nudge: improving Decisions about Health… . . . . . . . . . Richard Thaler • Obama Nation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jerome R. Corsi • One Fifth Avenue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Candace Bushnell • The Other Boleyn Girl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Philippa Gregory • The Other Queen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Philippa Gregory • Out Stealing Horses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Per Petterson • Phantom Prey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Sandford • Pieces of my Heart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Robert J. Wagner • Pirate King. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . R. S. Salvatore • Plague of Doves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Louise Erdrich • Red Knife . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . William Kent Krueger

November 2008

• Sail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . James Patterson • The Shack: a novel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . William Young • Silks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dick Francis • Smoke Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sandra Brown • The Snowball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alice Schroeder • So Brave, Young, and Handsome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Leif Enger • Stalking Susan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Julie Kramer • sTori Telling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tori Spelling • The Story of Edgar Sawtelle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Wroblewski • Swan Peak. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . James Lee Burke • Tailspin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Catherine Coulter • Ted, White, and Blue. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ted Nugent • Through the Storm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lynne Spears • Tribute. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nora Roberts • Tsar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ted Bell • Twenty Wishes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Debbie Macomber • Unaccustomed Earth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jhumpa Lahiri • War Within . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bob Woodward • Water for Elephants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sara Gruen • Way of the World . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ron Suskind • When you are Engulfed in Flames . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Sedaris • What Happened . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scott McClellan • Whole Truth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Baldacci • Winter Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nevada Barr • A Wolf at the Table. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Augusten Burroughs • Wordy Shipmates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sarah Vowell • World without End. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ken Follett In addition, MINITEX is unable to fill requests for items published in 2008 for the following categories: Romance Publishers: Aphrodisia, Avon, Bantam, Berkley, HQN books, Harlequin, Pocket Books, Silhouette Anime, Graphic Novels, Manga Publishers: DC Comics, Del Rey, Diamond Comic, Image Comics, Marvel, Net Comics, Tokyopop, VIZ Books on the following topics: Celebrity biography and autobiographies, Cookbooks (especially celebrityauthored), Diet, Disease cures, Health, How-to (investment, money, real estate, and taxes; crafts such as carpentry, jewelry-making, knitting, quilting), Iraq and the war, "Oprah" books (published in any year), Politics (by famous or celebrity politicians, journalists, or TV personalities), Regional or local history by Minnesota authors, Religion and Spirituality (on topics such as, but not limited to, apologetics, autobiography, and fiction titles), Video game strategy guides.

IN CONSTANT DEMAND TITLES AV Titles
Most new release entertainment videos from the current year will not be available for loan through MINITEX due to high demand at local public libraries. The titles include, but are not limited to: • 10,000 B.C. • 21 • Air I Breathe • Atonement • Bee Movie • Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead • Bucket List • Enchanted • Forgetting Sarah Marshall • Great Debaters • The Happening • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull • Into the Wild • Iron Man • John Adams (HBO miniseries) • Jumper • Juno • Leatherheads • Made of Honor • Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day • Nim's Island • No Country for Old Men • Ocean’s 13 • Rush Hour 3 • Semi-Pro • Speed Racer • Stardust • Superbad • Sweeney Todd • There Will be Blood • The Visitor AV materials in the following categories, released in 2007-2008, are not available for interlibrary loan through MINITEX: • Anime DVDs • Exercise DVDs • Television series – DVDs of entire seasons of television programs • Television mini-series DVDs • Popular music CDs

November 2008

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