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Thursday, August 21, 2003

Value of libraries

Well, seeing as this topic was my idea, it's only fair I should kick off some discussion....!

I've been searching around, looking for snippets of information on the value of libraries - here's some of the stuff I found - I'm sure there's lots out there:

  • Eileen G. Abels, Keith W. Cogdill, and Lisl Zach. The contributions of library and information services to hospitals and academic health sciences centers: a preliminary taxonomy, J Med Libr Assoc, 2002 July; 90 (3): 276–284
  • T. Scott Plutchak. Determining value, J Med Libr Assoc, 2002 July; 90 (3): 273–275
  • Carol S. Scherrer and Susan Jacobson. New measures for new roles: defining and measuring the current practices of health sciences librarians, J Med Libr Assoc, 2002 April; 90 (2): 164–172.
  • Patrick O'Connor. Determining the impact of health library services on patient care: a review of the literature, Health Inf & Libs Jnl, 19 (1), March 2002, 1-13.

Web-based bits:

I'd be really interested to hear how librarians are tackling this and to see other useful information you've come across. Over to you.... :-)


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