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navigating the waters of medical resources what to provide to your users
Navigating the Waters of Medical ResourcesWhat to provide to your users?

Cynthia Bail, Systems Division, Library & Mary Cavanagh, Project Coordinator, SmartLibrary

a dinghy or a yacht
A Dinghy or a Yacht ?

Cynthia Bail, Systems Division, Library & Mary Cavanagh, Project Coordinator, SmartLibrary

evaluation a practical framework
Evaluation – a practical framework
  • Health Information providers
  • Framework for Medical E-resources
  • Compare quality & usability
  • Access & troubleshooting issues
  • Review fee & free e-resources
  • Decide when & how to purchase

Cynthia Bail, Systems Division, Library & Mary Cavanagh, Project Coordinator, SmartLibrary

health information providers
Health Information providers
  • Know your audience
  • What are their subjects of interest
  • How do they need to access information
  • Opportunities & challenges for delivery…

Cynthia Bail, Systems Division, Library & Mary Cavanagh, Project Coordinator, SmartLibrary

health information providers1
Health Information providers
  • Know your audience
  • What are their subjects of interest
  • How do they need to access information
  • Opportunities & challenges for delivery

Cynthia Bail, Systems Division, Library & Mary Cavanagh, Project Coordinator, SmartLibrary

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Health Collection Quality Assurance Framework

Health Information Agency (s)

Quality Assurance Principles

Resource Characteristics

Roles & Responsibilities

Collection Policy

Selection Tools & Processes

Collection Audit

Outcomes & Evaluation

Health Information Users

Health Information Providers

compare quality usability
Compare quality & usability
  • Guidelines for evaluating quality…

Cynthia Bail, Systems Division, Library & Mary Cavanagh, Project Coordinator, SmartLibrary

compare quality usability1
Compare quality & usability
  • Guidelines for evaluating quality
  • Content format & design standards…

Cynthia Bail, Systems Division, Library & Mary Cavanagh, Project Coordinator, SmartLibrary

compare quality usability2
Compare quality & usability
  • Guidelines for evaluating quality
  • Content format & use
  • Interface, functionality

Cynthia Bail, Systems Division, Library & Mary Cavanagh, Project Coordinator, SmartLibrary

mdconsult main menu page
Tabbed search options

Easy to read text font

Quick search with pull down lists conveniently located below tabs

Advanced Search link close at hand

MDConsult – Main Menu page
mdconsult journals search screen
Consistent screen layout for search functions and result displays

Journal search (left) has clear search boxes, pull-down lists and radio buttons

Full Text & PDF with icons

MDConsult - Journals search screen
compare quality usability3
Compare quality & usability
  • Guidelines for evaluating quality
  • Content format & use
  • Interface, functionality
  • Testing access…

Cynthia Bail, Systems Division, Library & Mary Cavanagh, Project Coordinator, SmartLibrary

access troubleshooting issues
Access & troubleshooting issues
  • Licensed user limits…

Cynthia Bail, Systems Division, Library & Mary Cavanagh, Project Coordinator, SmartLibrary

access troubleshooting issues1
Access & troubleshooting issues
  • Licensed user limits
  • Stability of access
  • Restoring access
  • Abuse of licences

Cynthia Bail, Systems Division, Library & Mary Cavanagh, Project Coordinator, SmartLibrary

review fee free e resources
Review fee & free e-resources
  • Cost
  • Marketing…

Cynthia Bail, Systems Division, Library & Mary Cavanagh, Project Coordinator, SmartLibrary

review fee free e resources sample medical eresources
Review fee & free e-resourcesSample medical eresources
  • Cost
  • Marketing
  • Training
  • Usage

Cynthia Bail, Systems Division, Library & Mary Cavanagh, Project Coordinator, SmartLibrary

decide when and how to purchase
Decide when and how to purchase
  • Audience
  • Options
  • Budget
  • Quantity versus quality

Cynthia Bail, Systems Division, Library & Mary Cavanagh, Project Coordinator, SmartLibrary

evaluation a practical framework1
Evaluation – a practical framework
  • Health Information providers
  • Framework for Medical E-resources
  • Quality & usability
  • Access & troubleshooting
  • Fee & Free e-resources
  • When & how to purchase

Cynthia Bail, Systems Division, Library & Mary Cavanagh, Project Coordinator, SmartLibrary

questions
Questions?

Mary Cavanagh: [email protected] Coordinator, SmartLibrary www.smartlib-bibliogen.ca

Cynthia Bail [email protected]

IT Support Librarian, Systems Division, Library www.biblio.uottawa.ca

Thank you!

References

Cynthia Bail, Systems Division, Library & Mary Cavanagh, Project Coordinator, SmartLibrary

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