library technical services


Summary: Acquisition, organization, and preparation of library materials for use, including selection, weeding, cataloging, classification, and preservation.

Top Publications

  1. Graves J. The Virginia Henderson International Nursing Library: resource for nurse administrators. Nurs Adm Q. 1997;21:76-83 pubmed
    ..The second part of the article examines the interaction of informatics and technology used in the Registry and presents some other Library resources. ..
  2. Jacobson S. Reorganization: premises, processes, and pitfalls. Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1994;82:369-74 pubmed
    ..The process was beneficial overall. While some errors and confusion occurred, these are seen as opportunities for learning and evidence of the library's new atmosphere of creativity and experimentation. ..
  3. Chamberlain D, Brook R. Focus groups for allied health professionals and professions allied to technical services in the NHS--marketing opportunities, lessons learnt and recommendations. Health Info Libr J. 2011;28:179-87 pubmed publisher
    ..The information revealed gave an opportunity to market services based on user needs. ..
  4. Corn M, Johnson F. Connecting the health sciences community to the Internet: the NLM/NSF grant program. Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1994;82:392-5 pubmed
    ..Although library involvement is not required, librarian and library uses have been the most common category in the applications received. ..
  5. Donlon W. Requesting reprints: is it worth it?. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 1988;17:337-9 pubmed
    ..Reprint requests are a common means of keeping up with the scientific literature. This study evaluated the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of reprint requests. ..
  6. Richards D, McClure L. Selection for preservation: considerations for the health sciences. Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1989;77:284-92 pubmed
    ..The preservation priorities statement for microfilming of monographs and serials in the National Library of Medicine collection is included as an appendix. ..
  7. Cozin S, Turrini R. Evaluation of products and services of a nursing library: user satisfaction. Rev Lat Am Enfermagem. 2008;16:758-64 pubmed
    ..However, both agreed that the archives are outdated. Among the tangible aspects, equipment and noise were criticized most often. The results show that the library offers good service quality to its users. ..
  8. DeBakey L, Debakey S. Our silent enemy: ashes in our libraries. Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1989;77:258-68 pubmed
    ..The battle will not be easy, but the challenge beckons urgently. The choice is ours: we can answer the call, or we can deny scientists, physicians, and historians the records they need to expand human knowledge and improve health care. ..
  9. Thayer C, Ray K. A local network for sharing resources and technical support: BACS/PHILNET. Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1988;76:343-5 pubmed
    ..Louis area. BACS/PHILNET has evolved beyond a local automated interlibrary loan network to pilot off-site integrated library and information management systems in hospitals. ..

More Information


  1. Scollin P, Callahan J, Mehta A, Garcia E. The PDA as a reference tool: libraries' role in enhancing nursing education. Comput Inform Nurs. 2006;24:208-13 pubmed
    ..This report will discuss how the projects were administered, what we learned about what did and did not work, the problems and solutions, and where we hope to go from here. ..
  2. ZappalĂ  A, Calvini P, Gorassini A, De Stefani C. Lamination of fragile documents as preliminary intervention to aqueous mass deacidification. A study on reversibility effects. Ann Chim. 2005;95:257-64 pubmed
  3. Lacroix E, Dutcher G. Impact of DOCLINE on interlibrary loan service at the National Library of Medicine. Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1989;77:42-7 pubmed
    ..Some of the decline results from the 11,000 requests that NLM did not fill because the borrowing libraries were not willing to pay the NLM charge for filling the loans. ..
  4. Rauch S, Holt M, Horner M, Rambo N. Community hospitals and the Internet: lessons from pilot connections. Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1994;82:401-6 pubmed
    ..This paper examines these issues and presents conclusions drawn from the experiences of the project team. ..
  5. Wee J. New waves, new problems--use of CD-ROM MEDLINE in the Medical Library of the National University of Singapore. Ann Acad Med Singapore. 1990;19:571-9 pubmed
    ..The success of the implementation of the new services has also given rise to new problems which have implications on library user education programmes, manpower planning, collection development and system security. ..
  6. Dollar D, Gallagher J, Glover J, Marone R, Crooker C. Realizing what's essential: a case study on integrating electronic journal management into a print-centric technical services department. J Med Libr Assoc. 2007;95:147-55 pubmed
    ..The library is taking advantage of new technologies such as an electronic resource management system, and library workflows and procedures will continue to evolve as technology changes. ..
  7. King A. Future of the RCVS library. Vet Rec. 2002;150:583 pubmed
  8. Morris R. Online tables of contents for books: effect on usage. Bull Med Libr Assoc. 2001;89:29-36 pubmed
    ..The study also provides information professionals with some guidance on when enhancement of TOC is likely to be most effective in increasing the use of existing collections. ..
  9. Teplitskaia H. Health information multitype library reference referral networking: panacea for the '90s. Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1998;86:356-65 pubmed
    ..HIRN's background and development, Internet home page, and networking techniques reviewed in this paper are applicable to multitype libraries and information centers interested in improving information use and the referral process. ..
  10. Byrnes M. Preservation of the biomedical literature: an overview. Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1989;77:269-75 pubmed
    ..It is argued that with enough coordination, cooperation, and willingness among health sciences libraries to share the costs, the goal of preserving all of the important biomedical literature can be accomplished. ..
  11. Bao H. Information medicine and its primary functions of exploitation of medical resources. J Tongji Med Univ. 1991;11:59-64 pubmed
    ..Finally, a set of results from the primary functions of exploitation of pancreas-glucagon-insulin information by QMSOC are presented. ..
  12. Hafner A, Whitely W. The crisis facing printed medical literature. Acid paper. Arch Intern Med. 1988;148:1439-40 pubmed
    ..Microfilm is recommended above other techniques as the most immediately promising solution. The authors propose that publishers be required by law to submit archival quality microfilm as a condition for copyright protection. ..
  13. Crawford S, Halbrook B, Kelly E, Stucki L. Beyond the online catalog: developing an academic information system in the sciences. Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1987;75:202-8 pubmed
    ..Ongoing research and development and the future of the online catalog are also discussed. ..
  14. Peay W, Hess S, Sharp E. The Utah education network: a collaborative model. Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1994;82:407-11 pubmed
    ..This participation is essential if libraries are to take full advantage of the technologies and to ensure that networks reflect the fundamental values of the profession. ..
  15. McKeehan N, Smith N, Boggan D. Research databases: a new direction in collection development. Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1989;77:252-5 pubmed
    ..A discussion of established policies and procedures is included. The appendix describes the biomedical databanks and search software selected. ..
  16. Bicchieri M, Nardone M, Sodo A. Applications of Raman spectroscopy to library heritage. Ann Chim. 2001;91:693-700 pubmed
    ..A second reported application is the identification of pigments used to decorate paper and parchments. We report some results obtained from analysis of a XV and a XIII century illuminations. ..
  17. Rankin J, McInnis K, Rosner A. Implementing hospital library automation: the GaIN project. Georgia Interactive Network for Medical Information. Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1995;83:286-93 pubmed
  18. Arcari R. A cost-sharing formula for online circulation and a union catalog through a regional, multitype library cooperative. Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1987;75:245-7 pubmed
    ..The resulting formula identifies a basic unit cost as a minimum for each system participant. ..
  19. Narayana A. History of Manuscriptology: study of medical manuscripts. Bull Indian Inst Hist Med Hyderabad. 2005;35:61-76 pubmed
  20. Paulson B. Developing a preservation policy and procedure statement for a health sciences library. Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1989;77:293-8 pubmed
  21. Kirkpatrick B. Preservation activities and needs in U.S. biomedical libraries: a status report. Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1989;77:276-83 pubmed
    ..Efforts to identify general and special biomedical collections of potential importance to a national preservation program met with limited success. ..