Access to Medical Knowledge

Access to Medical Knowledge

Libraries, Digitization, and the Public Good

Book - 2007
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Groen examines medical librarianship, tracing its history, and considering changes in the field caused by developments in information technology and telecommunications. She attempts to understand why librarians make certain choices and develop certain services. She draws on her own experiences as a medical librarian and in associations and defines three core values of medical librarians: providing access to the medical literature, empowering and educating library users, and preserving the wisdom of the past. Discussion revolves around access to clinical information and consumer health information in the internet age, challenges to providing access, alternative methods, and communication. The book is meant for medical librarians, professors, and other library and information professionals. Groen has been affiliated with Falk Library of the Health Professions, U. of Pittsburgh, and the medical library at McGill U. in Canada. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Access to Medical Knowledge examines the fundamental values that have characterized the development of medical librarianship since its foundation. The major focus is the development of medical librarianship in the English speaking world, in particular North America, yet includes a number of major issues in international cooperation including the provision of medical information worldwide.

Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2007
Description: xv, 281 p. ; 23 cm
ISBN: 9780810852723
Branch Call Number: 025.0661 Gro


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