MLA Sunrise Seminar - MEDLINEplus . Joyce Backus Public Services Division National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health Department of Health and Human Services. Thanks to you…. MEDLINEplus stats. Over 50 million page hits per quarter Served over 5 million unique IPs
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MLA Sunrise Seminar - MEDLINEplus Joyce Backus Public Services Division National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health Department of Health and Human Services
MEDLINEplus stats • Over 50 million page hits per quarter • Served over 5 million unique IPs • Over 600 topics • Over 550 topics en español • 150 tutorials in English and Spanish
Go local New search engine Libraries from Docuser Genetics Home Reference NIHSeniorHealth.gov Print versions/ email to a friend Listserv en español User Survey What we have done for you lately…
Link with existing state sites For sites that already have a well-developed local web site Host state sites at NLM For sites that do not yet have well-developed web sites linking to local information More “Go-local” participants
New Search Engine • Recommind: concept-based system • Spanish diacritics • Displays search results in folders • Searches and displays links from health topic pages
More NIHSeniorHealth topics • Breast cancer • Prostate cancer • Colorectal cancer • Lung cancer • Arthritis • Hearing Problems • Balance Disorders
Print version/Email to a friend • Printer-friendly format • Health topic pages print URL of links • Used 6,070 times on April 30 • Email to a friend – usually can select URL or full text • Used 650 times on April 30
More Go Local participants Spanish drug information Email daily news headlines Weekly email of new links for user-selected topics Future features
Spanish drug information • MedMaster - ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) • Translation of English version • Will be added incrementally, starting with most used drugs • “Toggle” between English and Spanish monographs
MEDLINEplus Survey • The web site randomly selected visitors between Feb 14-27, 2001 and then between Feb 19 and March 4, 2003. • Visitors received a pop-up box inviting them to take the survey with an “opt-out.” In 2003, the invitation was in both English and Spanish. • In 2001, 3% of the invitations resulted in completed surveys. In 2003, the rate was 4%.
Gender, Age, Education, Race & Ethnicity Source question: Are you..? What is your age? Which of the following best describes the highest level of education you have completed? How would you describe your racial/ethnic background?
Access Location Source question: From what location are you searching the Web and using MEDLINEplus today?
Learned of Site Source question: How did you learn of the MEDLINEplus Web site?
Visitor Roles * Not asked in 2001 survey Source question: In what role are you using MEDLINEplus today?
Reasons for Visiting Source question: Why are you visiting the MEDLINEplus Web site today?
Overall Satisfaction 2001: 81% 2003: 87% *Less than .5% Source question: Overall, how satisfied are you with MEDLINEplus?
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