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1 ENABLING SINGLE POINT ACCESS TO E-JOURNALS: SGPGIMS LIBRARY INITIATIVE. Presented by : Stuart Glover, Programme Lead, HLG 2010 Presented at: CILIP Health Libraries Group Conference: Keeping information centre stage amid changing scenery 19th & 20th July 2010 at The Lowry, Salford Quays, Manchester. Ms.Prabha Manoj Kumar Librarian SGPGIMS, Lucknow India

2 LinkOut is a service of Entrez that allows to link directly from PubMed and other Entrez databases. LinkOut aims to facilitate access to relevant online resources. LinkOut Help contains information on using – LinkOut – providing links to external resources and, for libraries, – information on creating and managing an institutional LinkOut account that will allow users to link directly from PubMed to local library resources. – It also contains information on two related services 1.Outside Tool 2.Document Delivery Service. What LinkOut Is?

3 Why PubMed LinKOut? PubMed is the main search engine for biomedical literature. It is the most important online tool for the majority of physicians. It is freely available wherever there is internet access. It requires no registration, no subscription, and no fees. Citations are available since 1950 to present. It covers 5,000+ indexed journals published worldwide and includes links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites. LinkOut for Libraries links users directly from PubMed citations to library holdings – electronic full-text and print when the provider/library of an e-journal is a LinkOut participant. Today 99% of PubMed Citations have a LinkOut link.

4 LinkOut Participants As of July 2010, there are 3046 LinkOut participants out of which 2385 are libraries participating from all over the world.

5 Graph showing the increase of LinkOut participants from all over the world since 2004

6 Indian Scenario Among 300 plus medical colleges and institutions in India only nine are PubMed LinkOut participants. Cadila Pharmaceutical Ltd Christian Medical College, Vellore National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health, Mumbai, Pramukhswami Medical College, Gujarat Regional Cancer Centre Library, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences SDM College of Medical Sciences and Hospital, Dharwad, Karnataka Seth GS Medical College & KEM Hospital, Mumbai Tuberculosis Research Centre

7 Need for Implementing PubMed LinkOut at SGPGIMS Acquisition, metadata organization and system management of increasing e-resources had become a complicated task. In spite of advantages in terms of access and search capabilities, the library’s online resources were underused. Users frustrated with navigating different interfaces to retrieve information. Enabling easy, timeless, single point access and optimum usage of e- resources. Providing patrons with seamless linking from database citations via PubMed to the library’s online journal holdings. Open access linking to titles to which library does not subscribe through applying filters in “My NCBI account”.

8 Steps to Setting up LinkOut Get a LinkOut Account Enter information about the library Entering electronic journal holdings Get LinkOut icons Make LinkOut icons display (activate your icons) Publicize LinkOut

9 How to get a LinkOut account Send an message to NML. Enter “LinkOut Registration Request” in the subject line. NLM responds via with library’s user name and password for LinkOut. Also provides link for the Library Submission Utility

10 LinkOut page for SGPGI Library Submission Utility

11 Submission of Holding List Provider Wise Checking boxes in Holdings Submission

12 Checking Boxes in Case for Embargo Embargo period

13 Activating Icon

14 Maintenance Of LinkOut Only Librarian is authorized to edit and update holdings on LinkOut submission utility periodically in order to keep it current. The customized link to access PubMed is posted on the intranet page. Users are encouraged to use this link for easy and timeless access.

15 Awareness Of LinkOut Among The Users Initiatives were taken to publicize LinkOut among the patrons by the librarian as follows :- Face to face interaction by going out and taking the library to its users Promotion and marketing by s /intranets to all the library users and sending online tutorial information. Organizing training session and orientation courses at least twice in a year.

16 How Linkout works Users can access PubMed by adding libraries as filter. Login in “My NCBI” account which is customizable for an individual. Or By “Original” or “Classic” LinkOut i.e by Clicking the on institute’s intranet page or typing lding=iinsagplib lding=iinsagplib

17 My NCBI

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19 Add in filter

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21 By “Original” or “Classic” LinkOut By Clicking the on institute’s intranet page or typing lding=iinsagplib we get the following result. lding=iinsagplib

22 Icon showing institutional access

23 Usage Statistics

24 RESULT LinkOut enables single point access to the library online collection totally free of cost. Remarkable increase in the usage of online journals and databases. Reduction in queries related to full-text availability in the library thus saving time. Reduction in request for interlibrary loan for full text electronic articles as local libraries can also be used as filters by the users in “My NCBI Account”. Increase in level of confidence among the users as they have become aware of the library resources. Professional enhancement of the librarian to provide such a value added service.

25 Conclusion LinkOut has really brought a quantum change in the way the users access journals in the campus. LinkOut is a tremendous tool and has been helpful in bringing together all of the Library’s journal holdings into one single platform easy-to-use system/program. Plan to add up the print holdings on the Pubmed Linkout at earliest. In developing countries like in India where there is always a budget crunch there is a strong need to educate the medical librarians about the features of PubMed LinkOut as it is totally free. Training programs or workshops needs to be organised by NLM fully funded at national level or international level so as to promote the usage of this product which will further maximize the usage of e journals.

26 References 1.Hill DR, Stickell HN. Brandon/Hill selected list of print books and journals for the small medical library. Bull Med Libr Assoc 2001 Apr; 89(2): Armstrong, AR Implementing PubMed's LinkOut to Full-Text E-Journals: Challenges and Solutions. Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries 2004; 1(2): 39 – Cecchino, Nicola J, Full-Text Linking Demystified. Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries 2008; 5(1): Nahim AM, Canese K. LinkOut for Libraries Now Available. NLM Tech Bull Mar-Apr; (319): e7. 7. Dorothy, KR, Implementing a Personalized Resource Management Program for a Small Medical Library by Using LinkOut. Medical Reference Services Quarterly 2006 Fall 25(3):

27 If you have any comments or questions, please contact: Ms.Prabha Manoj Kumar Librarian SGPGIMS, Lucknow India


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