ERIC Number: ED055622
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
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User Analysis of the University of Kentucky Medical Library Health Sciences Information Service.
Barcley, Janet A.
The results of a questionnaire sent to the users of the Health Sciences Information Service (HSIS) at the University of Kentucky are summarized by this report. Several observations were made from the data presented: (1) when a dependable information service is organized it gets used; (2) the number of individuals who report the use of HSIS through their libraries of first contact leads to the belief that a central regional service should be service given to libraries more than to indivuduals; (3) only five individuals responded negatively about the value of HSIS to them; (4) that half the respondents were not physicians indicates that medical library systems have an obligation to make their services accessible to other than physicians; and (5) the respondents' stating that the main value of HSIS is the provision of journal articles indicates that felt needs for access to journal materials are far from met through the existing library organizations. The questionnaire used for the survey is given as Appendix A. (Author/NH)
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Sponsor: National Library of Medicine (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Kentucky, OH, Michigan Regional Medical Library, Detroit, MI.