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J Med Libr Assoc. 2011 October; 99(4):313-317.
Hartel Lynda J.; Cheek Fern M.
J Med Libr Assoc. 2012 April; 100 (2):98-103
Pay-per-view in interlibrary loan: a case study [in press]
Brown, Heather L.
Question: Can purchasing articles from publishers, be
a cost-effective method of interlibrary loan (ILL) for
libraries owing significant copyright royalties?
Setting: The University of Nebraska Medical Center’s McGoogan Library of Medicine provides the case study.
Method: Completed ILL requests that required copyright payment were identified for the first quarter of 2009. The cost of purchasing these articles from publishers was obtained from the publishers’ websites and compared to the full ILL cost. A pilot period of purchasing articles from the publisher was then conducted.
Results: The first-quarter sample data showed that approximately $500.00 could have been saved if the articles were purchased from the publisher. The pilot period and continued purchasing practice has resulted in significant savings for the library.
Conclusion: Purchasing articles directly from the publisher is a cost-effective method for libraries burdened with high copyright royalty payments.
J Med Libr Assoc. 2012 April 100(2):138-141.
Promoting and teaching the history of medicine in a medical school curriculum. [in press]
Shedlock James; Sims Ron; Kubilius Ramune.
Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries, 2012, 9(1):65-76.
Chiplock, Amanda; Ettien, A’Llyn
The National Academies Press (NAP) makes more than 4,000 medical and scientific titles freely available as electronic books, either as HTML text to be read on the web or as PDF documents to be downloaded. This article describes the NAP collection and interface, with attention to the process of searching, reading, and downloading titles, and special features of the NAP site. It finds the NAP collection to be an excellent resource for medical and scientific researchers and librarians, with an adequate search interface and specialized tools.
Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries, 2011, 8(4):311-324
Shutz, Susan; Halling, T.Derek; McKay, Becky
Librarians at Texas A&M University’s Medical Sciences Library gathered input from 100 patrons about a potential iPad circulation project. Participants were asked to explore an iPad loaded with a sample of resources and to complete a survey. Information collected included (1) patron’s profile, (2) preferred iPad check-out period, (3) how the iPad would be used, and (4) preferred applications. Results indicated high patron interest in iPad check-out for supporting classwork, searching the Internet, using apps, and reading e-books. Librarians used results to create an iPad check-out program. User feedback is instrumental to libraries developing services with mobile devices.
Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries, 2011, 8(4):404-11
Conner, Elizabeth (eProfiles column editor)
This interview with Ramune K. Kubilius of Northwestern University’s Galter Health Sciences Library describes her background and experience working as a collection development/special projects librarian.
Against the Grain, December 2011/January 2012, 23(6)
Special issue editor, Ramune K. Kubilius
Against the Grain, December 2011/January 2012, 23(6):1, 14,16.
Trends in health sciences and biomedical sciences information provision: issue introduction
Kubilius, Ramune K.
Ramune and her colleagues have done an excellent job of catching us up on the successes, issues, trends, challenges and opportunities for information provision in the health sciences and biomedical arenas.
Against the Grain, December 2011/January 2012, 23(6):42,44
eBook access via a library-developed full-text search tool: a five year reflection.
Czechowski, Leslie; Tannery, Nancy
Early in 2005, the Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) at the University of Pittsburgh introduced a federated search tool for their collection of over 2,500 eBooks.
Fransen, Janet; Friedman-Shedlov, Lara; Theis-Mahon, Nicole; Traill, Stacie, Boudewyns, Deborah. “Setting a direction for discovery: a phased approach.”
In: Planning and Implementing Resource Discovery Tools in Academic Libraries, edited by Mary Pagliero Popp and Diane Dallis, IGI Global, June 2012 [in press]
Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries, 2011, 8(4):423-429
AccessSurgery™ from McGraw-Hill is a multiformat database aimed at medical students, surgical residents, and practicing surgeons for both self-study and quick answers. The database contains animated and video-based surgical procedures, textbooks, an image bank, drug monographs, and curriculum materials.
The Charleston Advisor, January 2012, 13(3):19-21
Kendall, Susan K.
The Encyclopedia of Life Sciences is an online, continually updated reference work consisting of peer-reviewed commissioned review articles in the life sciences. Having been around for a decade, this has grown into the only fairly comprehensive online reference that covers most major areas of biology, including history, ethics, and biography. The searchability is very basic, and a confusing aspect of the encyclopedia is that the full text articles are not themselves on the encyclopedia site but on the separate Wiley Online Library platform along with Wiley’s other products. The content is the strength of this work and would be useful particularly for biology students, both beginner and advanced. Contract provisions emphasize educational use and, while pricing is fairly steep, there are options for subscription or one-time purchase.