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Overview

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Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries is an essential guide to the challenges of acquiring, licensing, and managing the electronic access and use of books and journals. Medical librarians working in a variety of settings, including academic health centers, hospital libraries, and government health associations, provide entry-level, mid-career, and experienced librarians with comprehensive information and advice on dealing with electronic resources. This invaluable resource examines a wide range of issues, including collection development, pricing, open access, licensing, remote access, statistics, publisher liability, and the Semantic Web.

As healthcare professionals, researchers, educators, and students rely more and more on digital content, medical libraries spend more and more time dealing with the complexities surrounding the use of e-resources. Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries examines the issues they face everyday, including the shift from print to electronic materials, off-campus and cross-campus access, usage statistics, journal pricing, open-access publishing, licensing, collection development, and much more.

Topics addressed in Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries include:

  • how to negotiate consortial packages
  • how to use an electronic resource management (ERM) system
  • how to create a portal to share electronic resources
  • how to consolidate costs and provide wide access
  • how open access affects pricing
  • how to establish and maintain access to licensed e-resources
  • how to develop a combined e-journal Web page
  • how off-campus students interact with a full-service document delivery option for electronic journals
  • how to integrate e-resources into an online catalog
  • how to apply emerging Semantic Web technologies to digital libraries
  • and much more
Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries is an invaluable professional guide for medical and academic librarians, and a helpful classroom resource for faculty and students in library schools.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789035134
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/28/2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 154
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Connor, MLS, AHIP, is Assistant Professor of Library Science and Science Liaison at the Daniel Library of the Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina in Charleston. A distinguished member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals, she has held library leadership positions at teaching hospitals and medical schools in Maryland, Saudi Arabia, Connecticut, South Carolina, and the Commonwealth of Dominica.

Ms. Conner has authored several peer-reviewed articles about electronic resources, search engines, chat reference, and medical informatics, and has published more than 70 book reviews in Library Journal, Against the Grain, Bulletin of the Medical Library Association, Journal of the Medical Library Association, Medical Reference Services Quarterly, and the Post & Courier. She manages the book review process for Medical Reference Services Quarterly and is co-editor of Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries. Ms. Conner is the author of Internet Guide to Travel Health and Internet Guide to Food Safety and Security; and editor of A Guide to End User Education Programs in Medical Libraries and Planning, Renovating, and Constructing Library Facilities in Hospitals, Academic Medical Centers, and Health Organizations, all published by The Haworth Press. She is the editor of a forthcoming series of textbooks for library school students, also to be published by Haworth.

M. Sandra Wood, MLA, MBA, AHIP, FMLA, is Librarian Emerita, Pennsylvania State University. Previously, she was Librarian, Reference and Database Services, The George T. Harrell Library, The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania. She has more than 35 years experience as a medical reference librarian, with experience/interests in general reference services, management of reference services, database and Internet searching, and user instruction.

Ms. Wood has been widely published in the field of medical reference and is editor of Medical Reference Services Quarterly, Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet, and co-editor of Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries (Haworth). She is the author of Internet Guide to Cosmetic Surgery for Women (Haworth) and Internet Guide to Cosmetic Surgery for Women (Haworth), and is editor or co-editor of several other Haworth books, including Women's Health on the Internet, Health Care Resources on the Internet: A Guide for Librarians and Health Care Consumers, Men's Health on the Internet, and Cancer Resources on the Internet. She is a member of the Medical Library Association and the Special Libraries Association, and has served on the MLA's Board of Director as Treasurer. Ms. Wood is also a Fellow of the Medical Library Association.
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Table of Contents

  • Introduction (Elizabeth Connor and M. Sandra Wood)
  • Moving the Big Deal (Chung Sook Kim and Barbara M. Koehler)
  • Scholarly E-Journal Pricing Models and Open Access Publishing (Maggie Wineburgh-Freed)
  • Extending Electronic Resource Licenses to a Newly Established Overseas Medical School Branch (Michael A. Wood, Carole Thompson, and Kristine M. Alpi)
  • Access to Health Information in Latin America and the Caribbean (C. VerĂ´nica Abdala and Rosane Taruhn)
  • Assessing Online Use: Are Statistics from Web-Based Online Journal Lists Representative? (Rick Ralston)
  • Two Interfaces, One Knowledge Base: The Development of a Combined E-Journal Web Page (Felicia Yeh and Karen McMullen)
  • Off-Campus User Behavior: Are They Finding Electronic Journals on Their Own or Still Ordering Through Document Delivery? (Julie A. Garrison and Pamela A. Grudzien)
  • Integrating E-Resources into an Online Catalog: The Hospital Library Experience (Devica Ramjit Samsundar)
  • Is There a Pending Change in Medical Publisher and Library Liability? (A. Bruce Strauch, Earl Walker, and Mark Bebensee)
  • Semantic Web Technologies: Opportunity for Domain Targeted Libraries? (Jon C. Ferguson)
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included
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