ERIC Number: ED234786
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Dec
Reference Count: 0
State Aids to Medical Libraries in Hospitals. Report of the Council on Library and Network Development. Bulletin No. 3209.
Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Div. of Library Services.; Council on Library and Network Development, Madison, WI.
This report presents an overview of health science libraries and the biomedical communications network in Wisconsin, and a list of goals and recommendations related to the role of the state government in the development of health science library services. It is noted that health science libraries in the state range from hospital and academic libraries to nursing home collections and information centers in biomedical businesses. The Wisconsin Health Sciences Library Network, six regional consortia, and library resource sharing and services are briefly described, and the relationship between public and health science libraries is discussed. Recommendations include the strengthening of the state level health sciences library coordinator position at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the improvement of health science library resource sharing programs through inclusion of library collections in a state union list of serials, development of compatible communication and automation systems, and increased interlibrary loan and reference referral services. Appendices provide a list of health science libraries participating in Wisconsin consortia, a map showing the location of these consortia, an 11-item bibliography, and an extensive report on the results of a March 1982 survey of Wisconsin health science libraries covering library personnel, services, materials, facilities, budgets, and interlibrary lending activities. (ESR)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Div. of Library Services.; Council on Library and Network Development, Madison, WI.
Identifiers: Library Funding; Multitype Library Networks; Resource Sharing; Wisconsin