ERIC Number: ED080130
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jul
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Detroit MEDLINE Consortium; An Interim Report.
DeSchryver, Victor; And Others
The Detroit MEDLINE Consortium is an experimental pilot project which is intended to extend use of the on line retrieval system to the hospital environment. The consortium was initiated to increase the capacity for bibliographic information retrieval supportive of the delivery of patient care in the hospital environment. Secondarily, it addresses itself to the information needs of the dentist as manifested in both institutional and non-institutional relationships. Both purposes address themselves to the extension of MEDLINE services at the local or "Basic Unit" level as the hospital is now termed, and to the needs of the health practitioner in his clinical setting. This extension, conceptually, was possible through the introduction of MEDLINE into the hospital environment with the consortium arrangement as an experimental methodology for such extension. The data and observations in this report help to identify the members of the consortium, and provide a rationale for their selection for this experiment. The broad outlines of the selection required, 1) involvement with dentistry, 2) diversity of services and teaching programs, 3) adequate libraries, 4) a history of community services, 5) an immediate capability for initiating MEDLINE service, and 6) an acceptance of the consortium concept. The report also contains a chronology of the development of the consortium. (Author/SJ)
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Sponsor: National Library of Medicine (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Kentucky, OH, Michigan Regional Medical Library, Detroit, MI.