Frederica Napolitani sums up the conference in Rome with this editorial.
Librarian, Medical Library at Oslo University Ullevål Hospital, Norway
Koç University Suna Kıraç Librarym, İstanbul, Turkey
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Beaumont Hospital Libary, Dublin, Ireland
Library & IT Services, Malmo University, Sweden
Barts Health NHS Trust, United Kingdom
Turku University Library, Medical library,Turku, Finland
Patricia Bowen Library & Knowledge Service
West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust,United Kingdom
Rīga Stradiņš University Library, Latvia
Szent István University Veterinary Science Library, Archives and Museum, Budapest, Hungary
Work to develop a rare disease guideline search protocol was presented in order to raise awareness of RARE-Bestpractices, and to demonstrate the engagement of information professionals in multidisciplinary research projects.
Authors: Jan Manson, Michele Hilton Boon, Karen Ritchie
Healthcare Improvement Scotland
KnowledgeShare, a web-based application, was produced to manage core services (evidence searching, teaching, current awareness), to increase access to evidence, and to aid collaborative working.
The system enables library and knowledge service (LKS) staff to collaborate on and deliver personalised, targeted updates to members about healthcare topics in their field. Through KnowledgeShare, members can connect with one another based on shared professional interests. KnowledgeShare has been implemented at Brighton and Sussex NHS Library and Knowledge
Service and extended to other LKS teams in the South East of England.
The system has enabled the creation of an extended network of LKS teams who can standardise quality, spread the workload of current awareness provision and share evidence reviews.
Author: Ben Skinner
Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust,
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
The study reviewed the options available for preserving publications written by the teaching and research staff of the faculty taking into account copyright as well. It compared article citations, and were surprised to learn that the articles receiving most citations were the ones self-archived, i.e. published in repositories, social networks, and author websites.
The study also analysed students’ theses from the open access point of view, i.e. based on students’ copyright declarations. It is surprising that a generation brought up in a world of mobiles, tablets, laptops, and the internet does not take the decision concerning their own theses and their online accessibility seriously.
Authors: Bea Winkler, Melissa Bándi
Veterinary Science Library, Budapest, Hungary
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