ERIC Number: ED158738
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Listing of Comments Pertaining to Future Job Duties and Training Requirements for Medical Librarians and Biocommunications Personnel. Supplement to TR 73-30.
Fink, C. Dennis
Fifteen experts in the fields of medical education and biomedical communications identified 95 events and conditions that might occur during the next 20 years in the area of biocommunications, health care delivery, and medical education; this document contains the verbatim comments provided as responses to these conditions by the study participants. This information supplements the report, "A Forecast of Events and Conditions that Might Affect Job and Training Requirements of Medical Librarians." The comments are categorized with respect to the type of person and/or job to which the comment referred--medical library personnel, communications specialists, library technicians, systems analysts, and information specialists. These participants provided comments about the types of librarians and biocommunications personnel who might be affected by the event's occurrence and the possible effects and training implications of each event. Automation, interagency cooperation, increasingly sophisticated information transfer, continuing education for professionals, and the establishment of information centers are the major areas of change as viewed by the experts. (Author/MBR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Library of Medicine (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Human Resources Research Organization, Alexandria, VA.