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Aoife Lawton, Padraig Manning, Fiona Lawler
In this feature, guest writer Aoife Lawton discusses the outcomes of an information skills workshop delivered at a continuing professional development conference for health and social care professionals in Ireland. The primary aim of the study was to evaluate perceptions of the effectiveness of the workshop. The study provides details of how, through collaborative partnership, the workshop was developed and delivered. Application of an adapted version of the Kirkpatrick model of evaluation is presented alongside details of what impact the event had on the attendees both immediately after the workshop and 3 months post-workshop...
March 2017: Health Information and Libraries Journal
C Alexander Valencia, Jianwei Zou, Rihe Liu
mRNA-display is an amplification-based, iterative rounds of in vitro protein selection technique that circumvents a number of difficulties associated with yeast two-hybrid and phage display. Because of the covalent linkage between the genotype and the phenotype, mRNA-display provides a powerful means for reading and amplifying a peptide or protein sequence after it has been selected from a library with very high diversity. The purpose of this article is to provide a summary of the field and practical framework of mRNA-display-based selections...
March 15, 2013: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
Joe D Hunt, Elizabeth C Whipple, Julie J McGowan
QUESTION: How can knowledge management and innovative technology, cornerstones of library practice, be leveraged to validate the progress of Clinical and Translational Science Awards? SETTING: The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (Indiana CTSI) promotes interdisciplinary research across academic institutions. METHODS: Using social networking tools and knowledge management skills enabled the department of knowledge informatics and translation to create a visualization of utilization of resources across different Indiana CTSI programs and coauthorship and citation patterns...
January 2012: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
Claire Beecroft, Andrew Booth, Mary Edmunds Otter, Christine Keen, Colin Lynch
BACKGROUND: This article describes the potential role for National Health Service (NHS) libraries in supporting health research. The content is partly based on the proceedings of the 'Best Information for Best Research for Best Health' event at University of Leicester in November 2006. OBJECTIVES: With reference to the UK Department of Health's Research and Development (R&D) strategy, Best Research for Best Health and the Cooksey Review of public funding of health research, the article seeks to identify areas where NHS library and information staff can become involved in supporting the research process...
December 2009: Health Information and Libraries Journal
Elizabeth Connor
Web 2.0 refers to an emerging social environment that uses various tools to create, aggregate, and share dynamic content in ways that are more creative and interactive than transactions previously conducted on the Internet. The extension of this social environment to libraries, sometimes called Library 2.0, has profound implications for how librarians will work, collaborate, and deliver content. Medical librarians can connect with present and future generations of users by learning more about the social dynamics of Web 2...
2007: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
Stilianos Arhondakis, Oliver Clay, Giorgio Bernardi
The strikingly wide and bimodal gene distribution exhibited by the human genome has prompted us to study the correlations between EST-counts (expression levels) and base composition of genes, especially since existing data are contradictory. Here we investigate how cDNA library preparation affects the GC distributions of ESTs and/or genes found in the library, and address consequences for expression studies. We observe that strongly anomalous GC distributions often indicate experimental biases or deficits during their preparation...
October 16, 2006: FEBS Letters
Jan Krahn, Stefan Sauerland, Dieter Rixen, Sven Gregor, Bertil Bouillon, Edmund A M Neugebauer
BACKGROUND: Although the word evidence-based medicine (EBM) has gained wide popularity, only a few studies have evaluated how EBM works in clinical practice. METHODS: We have prospectively evaluated the feasibility of evidence-based trauma surgery. Orthopaedic trauma surgeons were asked to produce clinical questions related to the treatment of current patients. An informaticist searched the literature (Medline, Cochrane Library, practice guidelines and textbooks) and reported the findings on every following day...
March 2006: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
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July 1955: Bulletin of the Medical Library Association
T E Keys
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October 1943: Bulletin of the Medical Library Association
This paper describes the education of the librarians under whose care the medical libraries of Great Britain have flourished and the way junior assistants now move toward higher qualification. It expresses the hope that the changed Library Association syllabus gives the medical library assistant an earlier chance of using his knowledge of medical library practice in the papers presented; that the inclusion of medical material in the examination will encourage library schools to provide appropriate instruction in this field, thus achieving a system like that in the United States...
January 1964: Bulletin of the Medical Library Association
Andrew Booth, Anne Brice
In 1999, staff at the universities of Sheffield and Oxford commenced an unfunded project to examine whether it is feasible to apply critical appraisal to daily library practice. This aimed to establish whether barriers experienced when appraising medical literature (such as lack of clinical knowledge, poor knowledge of research methodology and little familiarity with statistical terms) might be reduced when appraising research within a librarian's own discipline. Innovative workshops were devised to equip health librarians with skills in interpreting and applying research...
June 2003: Health Information and Libraries Journal
Barbara S Shearer, Anne Seymour, Cheryl Capitani
This article introduces a series of articles examining the state of the medical library profession as practiced in the clinical context. It is widely understood that many changes across the spectrum of medical librarianship practice have been brought about by both technological advances and economic realities. These changes have created strains felt by many in the profession. Discussions of evolving roles for medical librarians that have gone on for years have taken on a new sense of urgency, not just because support of library services is at stake, but also because new opportunities, which many are eager to explore, await librarians...
January 2002: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
L L Hanwell, J M Conway
Presented here are the highlights of the Film Library Practices Report, taken from the 92-page report published by the AHRA in November 1996. Administrators may find information useful for improving their departments, which function most efficiently with smooth running libraries. The survey of AHRA members covers such topics as staffing, storage, copy policies, PACS and problem areas.
March 1997: Radiology Management
A J Burdick, A Butler, M G Sullivan
This study sought to determine optimal serial-to-monograph ratios for collection development by comparing citation frequency with current library practice. Internal medicine literature cited an average of 88% serial references and 12% monographs. In an observational study, teaching physicians on internal medicine rounds cited 89.5% serials and 10.5% monographs to student teams. By contrast, health sciences libraries included in the Houston statistics spend an average of 79% of acquisitions budgets for serials and 21% for monographs...
January 1993: Bulletin of the Medical Library Association
A Bunting
A fifty-year review of the history of health sciences librarianship, as reflected in four editions of the Handbook of Medical Library Practice and its successor, Current Practice in Health Sciences Librarianship, illustrates the significant changes our profession has undergone. Publication in 1943 of the first edition of the Handbook marked an important milestone in the development of the Medical Library Association, as a group of dedicated volunteers documented standard practice and recorded useful data. Administration of health sciences libraries has moved from art to science...
January 1994: Bulletin of the Medical Library Association
C L Jones, D B Marcum
Integrated library systems have not yet been created, although they have been emphasized for nearly two decades. Now and in the future, the task is even more complex because the principal issue is access to information itself, wherever it is located and in whatever form it may exist. The goal becomes more feasible because of changes in library practices achieved with technological innovation. Although individual elements of a campus-wide information system may already exist, the details for implementation are yet to be articulated...
July 1983: Bulletin of the Medical Library Association
A M Rees, L Rothenberg, B Denison
THE PRESENT SYSTEM OF EDUCATION FOR MEDICAL LIBRARY PRACTICE IN THE UNITED STATES CONSISTS OF FOUR MAJOR COMPONENTS: graduate degree programs in library science with specialization in medical librarianship; graduate degree programs in library science with no such specialization; postgraduate internships in medical libraries; continuing education programs. Data are presented illustrating the flow of graduates along these several educational pathways into medical library practice.The relevance of these educational components to the current medical library work force is discussed with reference to manpower data compiled for Ohio...
October 1968: Bulletin of the Medical Library Association
E G Detlefsen, T J Galvin
This paper offers an analysis of and some predictions for the fields of library education and medical librarianship. The recent past of education for medical/health sciences librarianship is outlined, with emphasis on the changing nature of the library school, its faculty, and its students. The present situation is described, with specific reference to faculty, curriculum, and accreditation issues. A future agenda is proposed, identifying the need for interdisciplinary and cooperative efforts within the larger realms of medical informatics, high technology, a variety of health professions, and the community of contemporary library practice...
April 1986: Bulletin of the Medical Library Association
A W Hafner, M R Schwarz
The American health care system is experiencing a period of unprecedented change. This paper identifies and discusses the major changes in patient care, research, control of the health care system, and medical education, and their implications for health sciences librarians. These changes have resulted in new demands for effective information delivery and a broader health sciences library clientele. There are both challenges and opportunities for health sciences librarians as they respond to information pressures of the current health care environment and anticipate future needs...
April 1986: Bulletin of the Medical Library Association
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