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An outreach librarian projects impact upon successful digital library uptake

Adams, Anne (2003). An outreach librarian projects impact upon successful digital library uptake. In: HDL 2003: Healthcare Digital Libraries Workshop 2003 held in conjunction with ECDL 2003, 21 Aug 2003, Trondheim, Norway.

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This paper reviews the implementation of digital libraries via communities of practice and an outreach clinical librarian. 26 In-depth interviews were conducted across 8 different clinical teams within a London based primary care trust. The interviews and an observational study of the team and information mediator collaborating during a drop-in session, took place over a 6 month period. The findings reveal how effective implementation procedures can produce a positive user motivation towards digital libraries and evidenced based medicine (EBM) that previously was perceived as a chore. An information facilitator implemented within the community which could adapt to and change practices according to individual and group needs was seen as empowering to both the community and the individual.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2003 The Authors
Academic Unit/School: Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 21046
Depositing User: Users 9543 not found.
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2010 14:57
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 09:34
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