ERIC Number: ED081436
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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Medical Information Network for Ontario: Determination of Need.
University of Western Ontario, London. School of Library and Information Science.
This report documents the findings of a study into the information-seeking behavior of allied health personnel in a three county region in Ontario and also a survey of the resources and services which already exist to satisfy the information needs of these people. The study was undertaken for the purpose of gathering decision-making information prior to the establishment of a medical library network in Ontario. The medical network as envisioned by the Committee would fulfill three functions: (1) Allow a health worker to ask a single query to set the whole retrieval function into operation, (2) Integrate, where possible, special collections and services within the province into the system, and (3) Have, as central resource, federal health library services, which would provide access to MEDLARS and other international information resources. The constantly changing nature of health care patterns makes it imperative that good library service be available to all people involved, either directly or indirectly, in the care of patients. The proposed information network would aim to provide quick and effective service to all health personnel in the province of Ontario. The network would comprise three levels of responsibility: the primary contact library, the health resource library, and the central resource. (Author/SJ)
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Sponsor: Ontario Dept. of Health, Toronto.
Authoring Institution: University of Western Ontario, London. School of Library and Information Science.
Identifiers - Location: Canada