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Navigating the Waters of Medical Resources What to provide to your users?. A Dinghy or a Yacht ?. Evaluation – a practical framework. Health Information providers Framework for Medical E-resources Compare quality & usability Access & troubleshooting issues Review fee & free e-resources

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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 ?

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


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

  • 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


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


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


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 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

  • Guidelines for evaluating quality…

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


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


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


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


Compare quality & usability

  • Guidelines for evaluating quality

  • Content format & design standards…

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


Compare quality & usability

  • Guidelines for evaluating quality

  • Content format & use

  • Interface, functionality

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


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


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


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


Table of contents and chapter navigation clear and easy to use

Images display without problems

MDConsult – Book result screen


Compare quality & usability

  • Guidelines for evaluating quality

  • Content format & use

  • Interface, functionality

  • Testing access…

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


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


Access & troubleshooting issues

  • Licensed user limits…

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


Open Access licenses/principles


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

  • Cost

  • Marketing…

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


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


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

  • Audience

  • Options

  • Budget

  • Quantity versus quality

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


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?

Mary Cavanagh:mcavanagh@uottawa.caProject Coordinator, SmartLibrarywww.smartlib-bibliogen.ca

Cynthia Bailcbail@uottawa.ca

IT Support Librarian, Systems Division, Librarywww.biblio.uottawa.ca

Thank you!

References

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


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