ERIC Number: ED035426
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jun
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation of Hospital Library Service to Physicians in Essex County.
This study was conducted to determine to what degree medical literature is accessible and available to physicians in Essex County (Ontario). There are no medical schools in Essex County and the biomedical collections maintained by the six hospitals in the County and the Essex County Medical Association represent the only access in the County to medical literature. The approach used to determine the quality of library service was to compare existing services and conditions with printed standards for hospital libraries. A questionnaire dealing with personnel, physical facilities and collections was sent to each of the six hospitals, and the investigator visited five of the Essex County hospitals. The data received from each of the hospitals were then compared with recommended standards for hospital libraries as prepared by the American Library Association in 1953. The basic conclusion of this investigation was that the majority of physicians do not have access to the total array of medical literature through the provision of interlibrary loan service, nor are there adequate basic collections immediately available to physicians in Essex County. This report was submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Library Science (Wayne State University). (Author/JB)
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Sponsor: National Library of Medicine (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Wayne State Univ., Detroit, MI. Medical Library.