A study on the change of medical librarians’ role and library services at the emergence of electronic information

Park, Jeong Hee (2009). A study on the change of medical librarians’ role and library services at the emergence of electronic information. In: Positioning the Profession: the Tenth International Congress on Medical Librarianship, Brisbane, Australia, (1-9). August 31-September 4, 2009.

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Author Park, Jeong Hee
Title of paper A study on the change of medical librarians’ role and library services at the emergence of electronic information
Conference name Positioning the Profession: the Tenth International Congress on Medical Librarianship
Conference location Brisbane, Australia
Conference dates August 31-September 4, 2009
Publication Year 2009
Sub-type Fully published paper
Start page 1
End page 9
Abstract/Summary From the beginning of the 21st century, medical information has rapidly been changed into electronic form. Such a trend brought in another radical change of purchasing pattern of medical libraries and the access pattern of the users. Within the last four or five years, many medical libraries have changed their purchasing pattern from printed to electronic form. More users are beginning to depend on websites. While this phenomenon caused the librarians to reexamine their traditional duties, an abundance of unattested information were heaped on the users. Medical librarians decided to make the information to be more user-friendly. By this we mean, whenever the user desires to find any medical information, he/she would call to the librarian rather the library. To meet the needs of the users, several services are available: one-stop service, the requested information will be supplied within 12 hours that is in the boundary of the library, subject search service, SDI service, a mobile service which announces users' status, formatting of thesis according to the journal's rule, analysis of the quotations, and purchasing personal books. All these services are accessible on the website, being effective for the last five years. This study is striving to discover users’ pattern of utilizing the medical information, the frequency of users’ visit, the degree of their satisfaction, and the need for such services, in order to find a better way of serving the medical professionals and to identify the role of the medical librarian in influx of the electronic informational era.
Subjects 0807 Library and Information Studies
Keyword Electronic resources
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: International Congress on Medical Librarianship (ICML) 2009
 
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