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Cyprus Medical Libraries Project. Health Sciences Library Collaboration Electronic document delivery service Web-based database of Cypriot medical research literature. Project Team. University of Utah Nancy Lombardo Systems Librarian, Eccles Health Sciences Library Kenning Arlitsch

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cyprus medical libraries project
Cyprus Medical Libraries Project
  • Health Sciences Library Collaboration
    • Electronic document delivery service
    • Web-based database of Cypriot medical research literature
project team
Project Team
  • University of Utah
    • Nancy Lombardo
      • Systems Librarian, Eccles Health Sciences Library
    • Kenning Arlitsch
      • Head of the Digitization Center, Marriott Library
    • Joan Gregory
      • Head of Technical Services, Eccles Health Sciences Library
  • Nicosia General Hospital, Cyprus
    • Andreas Savva
      • Medical Librarian, Nicosia General Hospital Health Sciences Library
university of utah
University of Utah
  • Major research university located in Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A.
    • Student population - 26,000
  • Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
    • NNLM Resource Library
    • 56,000 volumes, 1600 periodical subscriptions
  • J. Willard Marriott Library
    • ARL member
    • 2 million volumes, 14,000 periodical subscriptions
cyprus medical libraries
Cyprus Medical Libraries
  • National medical libraries:
    • Nicosia General Hospital
      • 5000 books, 120 periodical subscriptions
      • One full-time trained medical librarian
    • Larnaca General Hospital
    • Limassol General Hospital
    • Paphos General Hospital
project funding and goals
Project Funding and Goals
  • Grant proposal by Kenning and Andreas early 1998
  • Funded for $15,000 (£10,000) by the Middle East Cancer Consortium (MECC) based in Haifa, Israel
  • Two goals:
    • Electronic document delivery service
    • Database of medical research literature produced in Cyprus
literature availability problem
Literature Availability Problem
  • Access to medical literature on Cyprus was very limited
  • Very small library collections
  • Often relied on individual physicians’ journal subscriptions
  • Existing interlibrary loan arrangements, when available, were slow and costly
document delivery solution
Document Delivery Solution
  • Search Medline using PubMed
    • Order documents using Loansome Doc
  • For items not indexed in Medline
    • Order through Eccles Library ILL Web forms
  • Electronic delivery within 48 hours
    • Scanned TIFF files sent as email attachments
      • Imaging software, a standard accessory in MS Windows and NT
costs and accounting
Costs and Accounting
  • For accountability, all requests are processed by Andreas
    • Funds for the service are a line item in his budget
    • Individual physicians could order directly; tracking funds would be difficult
    • Cyprus Medical Libraries have established a deposit account
  • Cost $5.00 per article found in the Eccles Library collection, $10.00 for referrals
local medical literature problem
Local Medical Literature Problem
  • Medical literature not collected or indexed:
    • Medical journals
    • Conference proceedings
    • Government documents
  • Therefore medical literature was inaccessible
database solution
Database Solution
  • Collect and index existing literature:
    • Index materials in Eccles integrated library system (Horizon - epixtech)
      • Link MARC 856 field to PDF documents
    • Scan and store digital materials on Eccles Library Web site
  • Documents are searchable via WebPAC
costs and accounting18
Costs and Accounting
  • Main costs involve labor
    • Scanning
    • Cataloging
  • Student workers do most of the work
  • University of Utah libraries are donating most of these costs
  • Additional faculty assistance grant awarded to Joan Gregory at Eccles Library
project summary to date
Project Summary to Date
  • Document delivery service popular with Cypriot health professionals
    • Averaged 103 articles/month from March 1999-May 2000
    • Expanded service to Macedonia and Bulgaria
  • Database growing at a steady rate
    • Nearly 500 PDF documents
call for participation
Call for Participation
  • Document delivery aspect of the project is a model for international cooperation
    • Minimal effort by sponsoring library
    • Major impact on underdeveloped or underfunded library
    • Potential to improve quality of health care worldwide
what s needed
What’s Needed
  • Internet Connectivity / Email
  • PC with Win95 or higher or Mac with multi-page tiff viewer
  • Printer
  • Scanner at sponsoring library
  • Motivated participants
contact information
Contact Information
  • Nancy Lombardo
  • Kenning Arlitsch
  • Cyprus Medical Libraries Project Web
  • 8ICML Conference Proceedings includes a paper describing this project