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Library information resources on PDA. Mary Peterson Royal Adelaide Hospital / Inst. Of Medical & Veterinary Science [email protected] Outline. Mobile computers / PDAs Resources for mobile devices Suitable information resources Management issues Technical Legal (licensing).

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Library information resources on pda

Library information resources on PDA

Mary Peterson

Royal Adelaide Hospital / Inst. Of Medical & Veterinary Science

[email protected]


Outline

Outline

  • Mobile computers / PDAs

  • Resources for mobile devices

  • Suitable information resources

  • Management issues

    • Technical

    • Legal (licensing)


Mobile computers

Mobile computers

  • PDAs

  • E-book readers

  • Tablets

  • Laptop computers

  • Wireless


What are they used for

What are they used for?

  • Diary

  • Address book

  • Email (live or synchronised)

  • e-book reader

  • Multi-media

  • Wireless connections

  • Phone


Why are they popular

Why are they popular?

  • Easy to use

  • Small and portable

  • Wireless network connection possible

  • Downloads possible


Key points in health care

Key points in health care:

  • harnesses point of care energy spike

    • fresh in mind

    • info integrated into decision-making

  • prevents mistakes

    • e.g. alerts for drug interactions


Information resources

Information resources:

  • Drug databases ***

  • Prescribing aids ***

  • Dictionaries ***

  • Textbooks **

  • Databases (Cochrane, Medline)*

  • Full-text linked to above

  • Individual journal subscription


Management issues

Management issues:

  • Technical

  • Legal (licensing)


Technical issues hardware

Technical issues - hardware

  • Operating systems

  • Docking stations

  • Wireless range

  • Types of device

  • Who buys them?


Technical issues software

Technical issues – software

  • Operating systems

    • Software download versions

  • Network software & support

  • Web windows

    • Javascript

    • Multiple windows

    • Create PDA-friendly website?

  • Download / syncing time


Licensing issues

Licensing issues

  • Institutional subscription

    • No downloads for PDA

    • Vendor hesitation

    • No pricing model

  • Consortia

    • No pricing model


Conclusions

Conclusions

  • Can be very useful

  • Have some limitations


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Library information resources on PDA

Mary Peterson

Royal Adelaide Hospital / Inst. Of Medical & Veterinary Science

[email protected]


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