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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 Project Coordinator, SmartLibrary

  • 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


Navigating the waters of medical resources what to provide to your users

Health Collection Quality Assurance Framework Project Coordinator, SmartLibrary

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 Project Coordinator, SmartLibrary

  • Guidelines for evaluating quality…

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





Compare quality usability1
Compare quality & usability Project Coordinator, SmartLibrary

  • Guidelines for evaluating quality

  • Content format & design standards…

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


Compare quality usability2
Compare quality & usability Project Coordinator, SmartLibrary

  • 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 Project Coordinator, SmartLibrary

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


Mdconsult book result screen

Table of contents and chapter navigation clear and easy to use

Images display without problems

MDConsult – Book result screen


Compare quality usability3
Compare quality & usability use

  • 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 Project Coordinator, SmartLibrary

  • Licensed user limits…

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


Open access licenses principles
Open Access licenses/principles Project Coordinator, SmartLibrary


Access troubleshooting issues1
Access & troubleshooting issues Project Coordinator, SmartLibrary

  • 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 Project Coordinator, SmartLibrary

  • Cost

  • Marketing…

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



Review fee free e resources sample medical eresources
Review fee & free e-resources Project Coordinator, SmartLibrarySample 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 Project Coordinator, SmartLibrary

  • Audience

  • Options

  • Budget

  • Quantity versus quality

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


Evaluation a practical framework1
Evaluation – a practical framework Project Coordinator, SmartLibrary

  • 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? Project Coordinator, SmartLibrary

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

Cynthia Bail cbail@uottawa.ca

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

Thank you!

References

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