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Creating the Digital Medical Library

  • Published: June 2003
  • Region: Global
  • Primary Research Group

Creating the Digital Medical Library profiles the electronic collection development and electronic library development policies of a sample of leading medical libraries including those of:

- The Mayo Clinic
- Cornell University
- The University of Iowa
- Columbia University
- The University of Texas
- The Medical College of Georgia and many others

The report covers policies concerning electronic journals, archiving, e-books, electronic directories, database user training, use of alert service, virtual reference services, negotiating tactics with vendors, sharing electronic resources with other libraries or a main campus library, electronic documents delivery, librarian time management, web site redevelopment and design, the impact of evidence-based medicine on library practices, employment of librarians on medical clinical teams, attitudes towards university-inspired or controlled cooperative scholarly publishing ventures, efforts to develop endowments/funds for digital resources, cost control efforts, and other issues of concern to medical librarians. Also includes critical and recent benchmarking information on spending plans focusing primarily though READ MORE >

Creating the Digital Medical Library

Introduction

Medical College of Georgia

College Description

Library Staff

Patron Training

Librarians on the Clinical Team

Reference Services

E-Books

CD-ROM

Web Site

Print and Electronic Journals

Trends in Materials Spending

Heavily Used Databases

Searching

Electronic Documents Delivery

Advice to Other Libraries:

Botsford General Hospital

Description

Journals

Document Delivery

Physical Traffic in the Library

Reference Requests

Education

CD-ROM

Electronic Books

Print Book Budget

Contract Negotiations

Library Web Page

Workstations

Advice for Other Libraries

The Hardin Library for the Health Sciences of the University Of Iowa

Electronic Reference

Physical Traffic in the Library

CD-ROM Databases

Patron Education

Librarian Time Spent Developing/Acquiring Digital Resources

Electronic Journals

Access to Journal Archives

Alternatives to Commercial Journal Publishers

Web Site Interface

Database Selection Process

Provision of Alert Services

Directories

E-book Licenses

Advice to Other Libraries

Weill Cornell Medical College

Patron Education

Trends in Reference

Digital Books

Print Book Spending

Electronic Journals

The Library Web Site

CD-ROM

Catalog

Use of Alert Services and Search Requests by Patrons

Major Database Subscriptions

Mayo Clinic Libraries

Description of the Clinic

Decentralization

Patron Education

Reference

Search Requests from Patrons

Librarians on Clinical Teams

Electronic Books

Print Books

The Library Web Site

CD-ROM

Journals

Cataloging Of Web Sites

Alert Services

Number of Searches

Licensing

Vendor Contract Negotiations

Directories

Classes Offered By the Library

Medical Images Archiving

Document Delivery

Advice to Other Libraries

Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library Columbia University
Library Description

Trends in Reference

Patron Training

Participation on Clinical Teams

Staff

Spending On Electronic Books

Print Books

Web Site Redesign

Catalog Web Sites

Alert Services

Journals

Special Funding For Materials Spending

Directories

CD-ROM

Database Procurement Decision-Making

Advice to Other Libraries

The University Of Texas, Health Science Center at San Antonio
Reference

Info Literacy

E-books

CD-ROM

Computer Facilities

Budget Trends

Library Web Site

Cataloging Of Web Sites

Staff of the Library

Carle Foundation Hospital

Institutional Description

Trends in Reference

E-books

Online Databases

CD-ROM

Patron Training

Licensing

The Library's Physical Space

Web Site

Database Selection

Advice to Others

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