Toni Janik MDMLG April 22, 2004 Why Medical Digital Libraries? 24 hour access to collection Ability to access library from home, office, patient bedside - not just within the walls of the library Less space required Easier to search Most current edition always available Growing amount of medical information and need to provide the best available & this Becomes….. this How Review of current issues, products and trends using Medline Publisher and Vendor web sites and conference displays Professional library journals Web search using a variety of search engines including Google, Metacrawler, and Altavista. Vendor trials of a variety of digital products Medical Digital Hospital Libraries Botsford Ottawa Allen & Betty Taylor Library - UWO Issues & Connectivity – IP, passwords, firewalls… Collection Development Licensing Managing Complexity Multi-sited Organizations, Partnerships & Consortiums Accessibility Accessibility Connectivity – IP, passwords, firewalls… User Group - Who…. Physicians Nurses Allied Health Care Staff Administration Students from local colleges, universities? Medical students from UWO? Patients, family members General public? ... Collection Development Policy All digital or combination of print and digital ? Where to begin? Journal subscriptions that include an online edition Journals indexed in Medline or CINAHL Fulltext journals bundled with databases currently subscribed to. ie. EbscoMed Fulltext books that are on the “Brandon and Hill recommended list for small libraries”. Consortium packages that are affordable and meet our collection and users needs. (MHSLA, MLC, SOHLIN) Collection Development cont’d Inclusion of trial packages of books and journals for feedback from user group Selection of full text packages that reflect information needs of health care team Increased database selections that include all/selected fulltext i.e.. Quicklaw, IPAB, E-Psyche ... Budget Digital collections are often priced higher than their paper counter parts. Per year costs for digital compared to per edition costs for paper Typical journal costs rise 18-23 % per year and library budgets are fixed or decreasing Ongoing technical hardware and software costs to maintain access Increased or decreased Interlibrary Loan costs due to growing digital collections? Licensing Lack of Standardization Same product - different deals ? Often changes during the license period Publisher, Not third party vendor, direct all e-products are available through vendors only directly from publisher sites. Licensing Cont’d – per employee, annual patient admissions, concurrent user, per computer station Cost Who does the negotiating? Librarian Computer services (IS) department Hospital lawyers Managing Complexity The Complexity of Systems of Resources of Users Users Archive availability ILL’s not always allowed by publisher Systems CD-ROM Intranet vs. Internet Servers Hospital server Library server Vendor server Publisher server Platform changes, migration, ... Resources Changing url’s Authentication Publisher / vendor changes Devine Who Is Ebsco offers what your users want? what you want available digitally Bundles Embargoes Users Define who are your library’s users What are the information needs of the various user groups Information Sources Access Points Technological Expertise What percentage of the collection’s budget will be allocated to each group Multi-sited Organizations, Partnerships & Consortiums Benefits Preferred pricing ILL within group Cooperative training Resident “experts” Users become familiar with common interface Disadvantages Everyone gets the same package Common renewal date Tied to each other’s budgets Must all choose IP or password access Concurrency is for all ~ not by institution Our Collection E - Books Harrison’s Internal Medicine Statref! (MHSLA) LWW Ovid E - Journals New England Journal of Medicine and others through publisher sites AtoZ Proquest Nursing and Medical OVID Journals Science Direct JAMA (through EbscoMed) Access Points to E-Products Bookmarks EbscoMed fulltext links from databases Publisher site for individual titles Directed study web site Proquest site for Medical/Nursing Science Direct Ovid LWW site AtoZ OPAC – EOSi E-GLAS HDGH Library intranet site Where to go next... Create a intranet site for all our digital products – under construction Create library forms on our web site for our patrons to use for Reference and Interlibrary Loan Ongoing trials for e-products for our health sciences collection Suggestions, Comments … Will the digital library of tomorrow meet your information needs?