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1 FROM TRADITIONAL TO TECHNO-BASED MEDICAL LIBRARY SERVICES : WHITHER NIGERIAN MEDICAL LIBRARIANS Keynote presented during the Medical Library Association of Nigeria(MLA-NG)2011 Conference/ AGM By Dr Chinwe Veronica Anunobi Digital Librarian, Festus Aghagbo Nwako Library Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka November, King David Hotel, Awka,Anambra State 6/12/2014 Dr Chinwe: FromTraditional To Techno-Based Medical Library Services1

2 REVOLUTION IN MEDICAL LIBRARY SERVICES : CHANGING CONCEPTS Medical Education, Medical Services, Technology and Users Interest. Digital Services, Social Media Based Services Evidence Based; Medicine(EBM), Evidence Based Health Care (EBHC), Evidence Based Librarianship(EBL) Automated services 6/12/2014 Dr Chinwe: FromTraditional To Techno-Based Medical Library Services2

3 MEDICAL LIBRARIANS CONCERN !!! Type of services rendered by Nigerian Medical Librarians. Are we really among the players or onlookers or worse still indifferent to the above unfoldings ?. It is necessary to note the various services, what medical librarian should know and do as well as how to do them. Thus be among the first 11 in the team of the players 6/12/2014 Dr Chinwe: FromTraditional To Techno-Based Medical Library Services3

4 OUTLINE Traditional Medical services Techno-Based Medical Services What Medical Librarians Should know and Do How to do 6/12/2014 Dr Chinwe: FromTraditional To Techno-Based Medical Library Services4

5 TRADITIONAL SERVICES Started with the oldest Nigerian Medical Library : Yaba Central Medical Library(Est.1945) then University of Ibadan Medical Library (Est. 1948). Number as many as there are teaching hospitals and medicine related institutions Services include: Circulation Reference Bibliographic listings Referral Interlending. Serials Documents/Archives 6/12/2014Dr Chinwe: FromTraditional To Techno-Based Medical Library Services5

6 TRADITIONAL SERVICES CONT… Traditional Library Characteristics Print Based Ownership the watch word Scope and Dept of information sought beyond what library can provide from available sources Traditional Education provides foundation for Medical library services Services supported by print based operations 6/12/2014 Dr Chinwe: FromTraditional To Techno-Based Medical Library Services 6

7 TRADITIONAL SERVICES CONT… Services include: Circulation Reference Bibliography listings Referral Interlending. Serials Documents/Archives 6/12/2014Dr Chinwe: FromTraditional To Techno-Based Medical Library Services7

8 TECHNO-BASED SERVICES Techno- Based Automated(Lowest Level) Digital( Technology loaded and non interactive) Lib 2.0(Highly interactive : Everybodys friend.May embed in Digital 6/12/2014 Dr Chinwe: FromTraditional To Techno-Based Medical Library Services8

9 AUTOMATED SERVICES Championed by Special Libraries in Nigeria though not medical E.g IITA, NIIA, Combine Print and ICT to render services ICT: LAN,WAN, Internet & Automation software Characteristics: Ownership: print full text and electronic bibliographic resources; Automated services: circulation, bibliographic search, Online Public Access Catalogue services, & other references services; Computer & traditional skills needed; 6/12/2014 Dr Chinwe: FromTraditional To Techno-Based Medical Library Services9

10 DIGITAL SERVICES Started with Indigenous Resources : theses & dissertations, other locally generated resources; In Nigeria initiated by : AAU using Procite ( Bibliographic only).Then Fulltext using Endnote; Then deployment of digitization software ( Greenstone, Dspace, Fedora, etc) & often and not always Static websites; Characteristics : Electronic full text; Ownership & Access emphasized; Fully technology based; High level of ICT skills and limited Traditional library skills; Combination of static and dynamic website; 6/12/2014 Dr Chinwe: FromTraditional To Techno-Based Medical Library Services10

11 LIBRARY 2.0 Out come of web 2.0: user generated content, highly interactive ; Application of interactive, collaborative & multi media web-based technologies to web-based library services and collection ; 6/12/2014 Dr Chinwe: FromTraditional To Techno-Based Medical Library Services 11

12 LIBRARY 2.0 CONT… Characteristics Access to user generated content ( originating from user or through aggregation of already existing contents); User centered; Multimedia experience; Socially rich & communally innovative ; Optimally dynamic; Operations & services web-based ; Operations & services responsibility : Librarian & user; High level of commitment : real time or a synchronic; Breaks the wall between Medical Librarian & user; Uses tools outside the walls of the Medical library; Profile/ Image Booster; 6/12/2014 Dr Chinwe: FromTraditional To Techno-Based Medical Library Services12

13 LIBRARY 2.0 CONT… LIBRARY 2.0 TOOLS Aggregating and Marking Tools Contributing to the Web Content Tools Networking & Collaborating Tools 6/12/2014 Dr Chinwe: FromTraditional To Techno-Based Medical Library Services13

14 WHAT MEDICAL LIBRARIANS SHOULD KNOW & DO KNOW Library operations and services evolving by the day! Users focus & needs have changed! CHANGE FROM Traditional Medical services to Evidence Based Medicine (EBM)/ Evidence Based Health Care (EBHC); Visiting the library physically to Virtual access ; Delayed Access to Real Time access ; Consumer of information resources / services to Contributing for effective services ; Reading a whole book to Reading relevant parts; Using information in one format to Use of multimedia ; Being a detached Medical Librarian to practicing Embedded Medical Librarianship; 6/12/2014 Dr Chinwe: FromTraditional To Techno-Based Medical Library Services14

15 WHAT MEDICAL LIBRARIANS SHOULD KNOW & DO Cont… DO Reformation and Complete overhauling of Medical Library services ( Facility & Personnel) Re-skilling to ensure effective reformation Computer literacy skills; Digitization Skills; Web 2.0 Skills; REFORMATION TOOLS: TECHNOLOGY Collaborating Tools; Contributing to the Web Tools; Aggregating & Marking Tools; 6/12/2014 Dr Chinwe: FromTraditional To Techno-Based Medical Library Services15

16 REFORMATION TOOLS: TECHNOLOGY Collaborating Tools: Social Networking tools( Facebook, Myspace,Orkut, Linkedin, Wiki( Hawaiian langauage) meaning Quick Contributing to the Web Tools Blogging & Microbloging tools( Blogger, Wordpress Twitter) Video & Image Sharing tools: Youtube, Flickr Aggregating and Marking Tools Feed Readers: ( Google Reader, Bloglines, Netvibes Social Bookmarking : Delicious. Connotea ( Design for Scientists to bookmark, tag and share ) 6/12/2014 Dr Chinwe: FromTraditional To Techno-Based Medical Library Services16

17 HOW Find out what these tools can offer ; Find their uses in other Medical Libraries ; Adapt such use to your library ; 6/12/2014 Dr Chinwe: FromTraditional To Techno-Based Medical Library Services17

18 GENERAL USES For Collections Development; Public Services: Reference, Current Awareness Services, Selective or Strategic Dissemination of Information; Marketing of Information services ; Event Publicity; Knowledge Sharing ; Information Literacy program and other library education /Instruction programs ; News and Newsletters; Real time Reference services & Alert; Create database of resources in the Medical library ; Follow and Assist medical personnel ( Embedded& Evidence Based Librarianship); Professional development(Communicate research findings, Collaborative research, elearning; 6/12/2014 Dr Chinwe: FromTraditional To Techno-Based Medical Library Services18

19 COLLABORATING TOOLS SOCIAL NETWORKING : The practice of individuals connecting and communicating around a common interest using online tools and social networking sites. People can share photos, videos, audio files, links to websites of interest; Facebook, Hi5Networks, Myspace and LinkedIn USES Marketing Library services; Broadcasting Events; Sharing News ; Posting informative photos, videos ; Tagging ; Find Jobs, Employees and Consultants ; Creating community ( Medical Library Community ) to share with ; Provide new ways for people to connect and use resources. 6/12/2014 Dr Chinwe: FromTraditional To Techno-Based Medical Library Services19

20 COLLABORATING TOOLS CONT… Facebook use for Medical Library services 6/12/2014 Dr Chinwe: FromTraditional To Techno-Based Medical Library Services20

21 COLLABORATING TOOLS CONT… Wiki : a website which can be edited online in your browser : Create pages, assign use right like who can contribute, edit, or simply read. E.g Wikiepedia Users contribute, interact with content and remain focus USES Developing content ( Newsletter, Database of FAQs for Medical Services; Collaborate in Research; Create faculty publication Database; Planning Medical Library Events; Collaborative reference resource collection ; 6/12/2014 Dr Chinwe: FromTraditional To Techno-Based Medical Library Services21

22 COLLABORATING TOOLS CONT…Wiki 6/12/2014 Dr Chinwe: FromTraditional To Techno-Based Medical Library Services22

23 CONTRIBUTING TO THE WEB TOOLS Tools that make it easy to publish and setup a website with text, video, photo and advanced navigation features. Become producers of information on the Internet without programming knowledge Content becomes more accessible and content sources become more diverse Includes : Blogging (Wordpress, Blogger) & Microblogging ( Twitter);Online Video ( (YouTube)& Image (Flickr )sharing; Podcasting & Online Radio Tools: Characteristics No web development skills needed to add content Effective medium to communicate within and outside Medical Library Quick and simple to use. Encourage frequent content addition Through comments it allows knowledge exchange 6/12/2014 Dr Chinwe: FromTraditional To Techno-Based Medical Library Services23

24 CONTRIBUTING TO THE WEB TOOLS CONT… USES Develop dynamic Medical Library website and link users to it Categories users and the content they receive Information Literacy and other Library Instructions Real-time Messaging Provision of Alert to New publication Providing Repository of EBM Research support to medical personnel Provision of How to Do Video Staff development Take the entire library services to the user computer 6/12/2014 Dr Chinwe: FromTraditional To Techno-Based Medical Library Services24

25 CONTRIBUTING TO THE WEB TOOLS CONT…Blog 6/12/2014 Dr Chinwe: FromTraditional To Techno-Based Medical Library Services25

26 NAU DIGITAL LIBRARY BLOG You can follow us on Yahoo mail or our blog at 6/12/2014 Dr Chinwe: FromTraditional To Techno-Based Medical Library Services 26

27 CONTRIBUTING TO THE WEB TOOLS CONT…Microbloging(Twitter) 6/12/2014 Dr Chinwe: FromTraditional To Techno-Based Medical Library Services27

28 CONTRIBUTING TO THE WEB TOOLS CONT…YOUTUBE 6/12/2014 Dr Chinwe: FromTraditional To Techno-Based Medical Library Services28

29 CONTRIBUTING TO THE INTERNET TOOLS CONT… FLICKR 6/12/2014 Dr Chinwe: FromTraditional To Techno-Based Medical Library Services29

30 AGGREGATION, TAGGING & SOCIAL BOOKMARKING TOOLS Method for Internet Users to organise, store, manage & search for bookmarks of resources AGGREGATION TOOLS Aggregation tools enable Medical Librarian receive and review information from many sources without visiting individual website individually on a regular basis.Rather Subscribe to content feeds. Identified as RSS (Really Simple Syndication or Rich Site Summary or RDF [Resource Description Framework] Site Summary) Feed Reader aids aggregation & reading GoogleReader, Bloglines, Netvibes 6/12/2014 Dr Chinwe: FromTraditional To Techno-Based Medical Library Services 30

31 AGGREGATION & TAGGING & SOCIAL BOOKMARKING TOOLS CONT… FEED READER 6/12/2014 Dr Chinwe: FromTraditional To Techno-Based Medical Library Services 31

32 AGGREGATION,TAGGING & SOCIAL BOOKMARKING TOOLS CONT… SOCIAL BOOKMARKING TAGGING TOOLS Use of web-based sites to store important / relevant sites tag and share with others You benefit from others stored sites and they benefit from yours Gave rise to Folksonomy : collaborative tagging, social classification, social indexing, and social tagging 6/12/2014 Dr Chinwe: FromTraditional To Techno-Based Medical Library Services32

33 AGGREGATION, TAGGING & SOCIAL BOOKMARKING TOOLS CONT… USES Marketing of Library websites &information contained there Distribution of subscribed sites or other web content Selection & acquisition of web content Aggregation of topics & research output for multiple sourcing Create medical literature awareness system E referencing News Evidence based Librarianship(EBL) Sharing of resources Bringing user and Medical Librarian together Strategic Dissemination of information Embedded Librarianship 6/12/2014 Dr Chinwe: FromTraditional To Techno-Based Medical Library Services33

34 AGGREGATION & TAGGING & SOCIAL BOOKMARKING TOOLS CONT… DELICIOUS 6/12/2014 Dr Chinwe: FromTraditional To Techno-Based Medical Library Services34

35 CONCLUSION No Medical Library that worth its name can afford to avoid Library 2.0.! Read about it! Use it ! You will be happy and be at the fore front of Evidence Based Librarianship ! Sound decision is based on evidence.! Prove your worth by using Library 2.0! 6/12/2014 Dr Chinwe: FromTraditional To Techno-Based Medical Library Services35

36 Thank You for Your Time &God Bless!!!! 6/12/2014Dr Chinwe: FromTraditional To Techno-Based Medical Library Services36


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