Medical Librarianship

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Information about Medical Librarianship

Published on July 20, 2008

Author: kanakamala2004


Slide 1: MLAI 2005 Annual Conference of Medical Library Association of India - Silver Jubilee Year - “Application and Operation Standards for Health Science Libraries in Digital Era” November 7th to 9th 2005 Convention Centre, NIMHANS, Bangalore Slide 2: Need for a standardized curriculum for Medical Librarianship Joy Vithayathil Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Science and Technology, Trivandrum, Kerala Slide 3: ‘WHY’ a course for Medical Librarianship Explosive growth rate of medical information Emergence of Internet and other information technologies Health information centers Medical Universities, Medical, Nursing and pharmacy colleges, Pharmaceutical companies, etc. Medical librarianship became a fast growing profession with great scope Lack of a full time regular course Slide 4: ‘HOW’ it differs Requires a fair knowledge in very specialized medical terminology – (MESH) Differs in nature and precision of collection, diversity of the formats, services provided, information techniques used etc. Information services should be speedy and accurate than other libraries Supposed to work collaboratively with health professionals in decision making Needs a specialized training in addition to the conventional course on Library Science Slide 5: Objectives of the course   1. To make the students to understand health sciences libraries and their unique problems and needs. 2. To manage health sciences libraries through Class room coaching, Hands on training, readings, discussions, and presentations; project work, Internship 3. To offer students an overview of the important national and international Medical Institutions providing information services 4. To create a theoretical and practical knowledge in Library Administration, Technical services; selection, acquisitions, and classification, Library services - circulation, reference, current awareness service, interlibrary loan, reprography, Database searching etc Slide 6: 5. To give the theoretical knowledge about web technology, new concepts in information technology, Telehealth etc   6. To familiarize with various medical databases, Internet resources, Scholarly publishing in the medical fields   7. To give detailed knowledge about the medical informatics; biotechnology; electronic delivery of information; remote access and distance education.   8. To make awareness about the future of health sciences libraries in an era of changing technologies and health care delivery. Slide 7: ‘Top Ten’ Universities Conducting Medical Librarianship U.S. News & World Report 1. University of Illinois at Champaign, Urbana, 2. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 3. Syracuse University, 4. University of Michigan, 5. University of Pittsburgh, 6. Indiana University, 7. Rutgers University, 8. University of Wisconsin at Madison, 9. Drexel University, 10. University of California at Los Angeles. Slide 8: Health Information Management in USA Highly specific and designed particularly for the various job opportunities in the health information management at various levels. Biomedical Librarian, Medical informatician, Clinical Medical Librarian, Health informatician, Medical Informationist etc Courses of short term to one-year duration, in credit system Curriculum Consumer and patient health informatics, Medical record management, Public Health informatics etc Slide 9: Indian scenario The services cannot define in a clear-cut manner as in the American health care system Library is not directly connected to hospital information system or patient specific information or information needs of the patients Slide 10: In future, specialization may be required in medical information management profession or other aspects may come under the preview of the medical librarianship. So, starts with an introductory course and the proper up gradation of that according to the need and requirement of the job market may be the practical solution. Continued…… Slide 11: Out line of the syllabus Slide 12: Paper 1 History & Development of ML, Education for ML, User studies Slide 13: 1.Medical librarianship - objectives, scope and limitations. 2. History and development of Medical Librarianship in UK and USA. 3. Important Medical Libraries in India, UK and USA; their services and programs. 4. Comparative study of education for medical librarianship in UK and USA; Curriculum in various universities. Slide 14: 5. Medical Library Associations; their activities and publications 6. User Studies, Types and level of user, information seeking behaviour and needs of the user 7. Various User orientation program. Continued…. Slide 15: National & International centres; Activities and services Paper 2 Slide 16: 1. National Library of Medicine (NLM) Introduction-objectives-activities-services-projects etc Medline, Medline Plus, Entrez-PubMed, PubMed Central, Locator Plus, Clinical, 2. Controlled Vocabulary Medical Subject Heading (MESH), MESH Browser, Unified Medical language System (UMLS), Slide 17: 3. Objectives, Activities, Services and Publications of Indian and International Centers a. World Health Organisation (WHO), - WHOLIS - WHO Libraries Database, Head Quarters Library, Geneva - HELLIS (A network of Health Sciences libraries across Asia) Network Databases - SEALIS - HELLIS SEARO Library collection, New Delhi Continued…… Slide 18: b. OCLC Online Computer Library Centre) –World Cat. c. Indian Medlars Centre (IMC), INDMED, MEDIND.  4. Document Delivery Service Centers in India -NISCAIR (National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources) -DELNET (Developing Network, New Delhi) Continued…. Slide 19: (Theory and Practical) Paper - 3 Medical Databases, Information sources and E-journals Slide 20: 1.Important databases and Internet resources a.Current Contents, EMBASE, Excerpta Medica; PsychINFO, b. STM, OVID, Dialogue, Science Direct etc; c. Medscape from WebMD, Medscout, HD Hardin, MDConsult; d. CINAHL information systems services; e. Identification of other important Internet resources 2.Medical journals publishers (Print/ Electronics) On-line journals, Consortia of e-journals, E-journal packages. Slide 21: Important Publishers - Elseveir Science Direct, Blackwell Synergy, OVID, Springer, LWW online, Wiley Publishers, Informatics India etc b. Free journals initiatives; BiomedCentral, PLoS Medicine,, BMJ publications, Highwire, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO), J-STAGE (Japan Science and Technology Aggregator, Electronic, HINARI (Health InterNetwork Access to Research Initiative), etc. c. Important Print journal Publishers Continued….. Slide 22: 3. Core Lists of Books/journals, Impact factor a. Brandon Hill List for Medicine, b. Brandon-Hill List for Nursing, c. Doody Publishing etc. 4. Important Print and E-Book publishers Major Publications or series from Societies, Academic groups, Universities, etc. 5. Patents, Standards and specifications, Copyright, Intellectual property right (IPR) 6. Listserv/ Discussion groups: How it works and uses; MEDLIB-L, NEHSL-L, ARIHSL, Medical Library Association Website, etc. 7. Communication systems in medical information transferring; Telemedicine, Video-conferencing. Slide 23: Paper 4 Library Automation and Internet (Theory and Practical) Slide 24: 1. Terms and concepts related to Internet, World Wide Web, information Science, and Health information. a. Library and Information Science: Information retrieval systems; Indexing; Abstracting; Information and communication technology; Information Evaluation and measurement; Information representation, organization, and classification; Data processing; Information systems design; Electronic document management; Digital libraries; Libraries and the Web Slide 25: Information and communication theories; Informetric; Scientometric; and Bibliometric; Information marketing; Validity of information; Information management and organization; Knowledge management; Knowledge organization etc b. Internet, and World Wide Web (WWW): Web crawling and indexing; Web cataloging; Web searching; Search engines and directories; Information retrieval; Metadata; Web Thesaurus; Webometrics; Cybermetrics; Slide 26: Web accessibility; Web mining, New technologies of Web services; Web impacts; Web search trends; Web users and usage studies; International issues of the Web; Evaluating Web resources; Information mining; Information extraction; Information transferring etc. c. Health Information: Medical informatics, Health informatics, Clinical librarianship, Health science librarianship, Patient informatics, Hospital information system etc. Their similarities and differences with medical librarianship etc Slide 27: 2. Clinical Research Methods -- Introduction Clinical Trials, Epidemiological Studies, Case Studies, Meta-analysis -- what is it and how does it work? Evidence Based Practice etc 3. Library management Software: CDS/ISIS, LibSys, SOUL, Alice etc. 4. Reference Management Software Endnote, Reference manager, Papyrus etc. Continued…. Slide 28: 5. Softwares for other Purposes Slide Making (Power Point), Bar coding, Email and Word Processing for Official communication, Simple Web designing (Front page) etc   6. Search Engines: General and Specific subject search engines. Yahoo, Google, Infoseek, Askjeeves,Dogpile, Excite, Lycos etc Continued… Slide 29: PROJECT REPORT Slide 30: Three-month duration to complete the project. Students can select their own topics in Health care, information resources, search technology or combinations etc. Finally, based on the topic there will be a presentation by the student and discussion with the faculty or experts to evaluate project report. Visit other medical libraries to learn their activities and services To compare various library environments. Project report Slide 31: INTERNSHIP Slide 32: After the project work, three-month internship Hands on training in computer applications and assist the library staff of all sections Helps them to understand the practical problems in the real situation To manage problems independently. To get close experience in various sections of the library Slide 33: Eligibility BLISc with Degree in Biological Science or MLISc Duration The duration of the course will be one year; 6 month regular classes, 3 month project work, 3 month Internship. Examination 85% of attendance is required for theory and practical sessions separately. Examination after six month of the course, 4 theory and 2 Practical papers. Internal assessment consists of unit examination, assignment, seminar, presentation etc. Slide 34: Mark Distribution Paper 1. Exam 100 + Int. Assessment 50=150 Paper 2. ,, ,, =150 Paper 3. ,, ,, =150 Paper 4. ,, ,, =150 Practical - Paper 3 and 4 100+100 =200 Project =200 Internship ….. -------------------------------------------------------------- Total 1000 -------------------------------------------------------------- Slide 35: Name of the course “Post Graduate Diploma in Medical Librarianship (PGDML)” (The students who pass the exams with separate minimum of 50% will confer the Diploma) Slide 36: Conclusion The universities conducting BLISc, MLISc etc lacks a medical library and faculty having the medical background. The medical institutes, with well-established library having Academic programs. National leading Medical Universities or medical institutes like AIIMS, SCTIMST, NIMHANS, JIPMER, PGI etc Diploma be the essential/required qualification for the post of the Medical Librarian, Medical Library Association of India (MLAI) should promote this course. Slide 37: Thank you

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