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New Full Text Article: “A Global Snapshot of the State of Digital Collections in the Health Sciences, 2013″

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The following article appears in the April 2014 issue (Vol 102 No 2) of the Journal of the Medical Library Association.

Title

A Global Snapshot of the State of Digital Collections in the Health Sciences, 2013

Authors

Keith M. Pickett
Tulane University

Maureen M. Knapp
Tulane University

Source

Journal of the Medical Library Association
Vol 102 No 2; April 2014

Abstract

Two hundred twenty-nine health sciences libraries (HSLs) worldwide were surveyed regarding the availability of digital collections, evidence of the type of digital collections, level of access, software used, and HSL type. Of the surveyed libraries, 69% (nthinsp New Full Text Article: A Global Snapshot of the State of Digital Collections in the Health Sciences, 2013=thinsp New Full Text Article: A Global Snapshot of the State of Digital Collections in the Health Sciences, 2013157) had digital collections, with an average of 1,531 items in each collection; 49% (nthinsp New Full Text Article: A Global Snapshot of the State of Digital Collections in the Health Sciences, 2013=thinsp New Full Text Article: A Global Snapshot of the State of Digital Collections in the Health Sciences, 2013112) also had institutional repositories. In most cases (nthinsp New Full Text Article: A Global Snapshot of the State of Digital Collections in the Health Sciences, 2013=thinsp New Full Text Article: A Global Snapshot of the State of Digital Collections in the Health Sciences, 2013147), these collections were publicly available. The predominant platforms for disseminating these digital collections were CONTENTdm and library web pages. Only 50% (nthinsp New Full Text Article: A Global Snapshot of the State of Digital Collections in the Health Sciences, 2013=thinsp New Full Text Article: A Global Snapshot of the State of Digital Collections in the Health Sciences, 201377) of these collections were managed by the health sciences library itself.

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Note: This article is based on a presentation at the113th Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association; Boston, MA; May 6, 2013.

Note: CONTENTdm is digital collection management software from OCLC.

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