Health sciences librarians in academic libraries: a brief review of their developing role

Wakeham, Maurice (2009) Health sciences librarians in academic libraries: a brief review of their developing role. New Review of Academic Librarianship. ISSN 1361-4533

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Abstract

Information relating to health has been gathered since ancient times. Physicians often gathered their own books which were sometimes donated to create early medical libraries. The explosion of information, the demands of qualification accrediting bodies and technological developments have also helped to promote the work of health libraries. The professionalisation of health occupations has tended to move their library support from hospitals into academic settings. Librarians are increasingly concerned with promoting their services and teaching patrons to use library resources. While some health sciences librarians see the availability of health information on the internet as a threat, to those that can see ways to exploit it, it may serve to enhance their role.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Citation: Wakeham, M., 2009. Health sciences librarians in academic libraries: a brief review of their developing role. New Review of Academic Librarianship, 15(2), pp.266-272..
Faculty: Support Services
Depositing User: Mr I Walker
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2011 16:36
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2016 12:49
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/198061

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