[Mla-cds] E-Collections for small rural hospital Libraries
SWEIN at CHSI.org
Mon Aug 22 11:06:27 CDT 2011
I have been working in a small rural hospital library for 10 years.
Since I started three big changes have occurred: Brandon/Hill is gone,
transitions from print to e-collections are in progress and we are now
a critical access hospital. We don't require a large library
collection but I am no longer sure what we do need for our core
collection. So many large e-collections are over kill for my patrons
and the majority of books wouldn't get used. I presently base my
collection on the five core services my hospital supports and
Doody's core list suggestions for the print books and MDConsult,
National Library alliance 's STATRef medical and nursing collections
and Nursing Consult.
Is there any other resource to help me create a good core
collection for books and journals both print and online? It is a bit
tricky trying to get what I need with my small budget. I know
there isn't one platform with all the answers but I sure would like to
know if there is a better way than having so many places to find
the library's collections.
Health Sciences Library
528 Washington Highway
Morrisville, VT 05661
swein at chsi.org
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