library automation


Summary: The use of automatic machines or processing devices in libraries. The automation may be applied to library administrative activities, office procedures, and delivery of library services to users.

Top Publications

  1. Ludwig L. Tomorrow's library: will it all be infrastructure?. Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1995;83:307-10 pubmed
  2. Hull D, Pettifer S, Kell D. Defrosting the digital library: bibliographic tools for the next generation web. PLoS Comput Biol. 2008;4:e1000204 pubmed publisher
  3. Lucier R. Building a digital library for the health sciences: information space complementing information place. Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1995;83:346-50 pubmed
    ..To ensure complementarity and product integrity where the two libraries interface, we will look to technology to transform these separate entities into an eventual, integral whole. ..
  4. Powsner S, Roderer N. Navigating the Internet. Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1994;82:419-25 pubmed
    ..A major shortcoming of the present Internet navigation methods is the lack of controlled descriptions of the available resources. As a result, navigating the Internet is very difficult. ..
  5. Anderson R, Haddix A, McCray J, Wunz T. Developing a health information infrastructure for Arizona. Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1994;82:396-400 pubmed
    ..Private funds were obtained to help organize the Arizona Health Information Network to direct these expanded services. ..
  6. Huber J, Giuse N. Educational software evaluation process. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 1995;2:295-6 pubmed
    ..The process uses a team approach, employing a bi-level evaluation instrument based on existing software evaluation forms and system bug reports. ..
  7. 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. ..
  8. Bunting A. From Index Catalogue to Gopher space: changes in our profession as reflected in the Handbook and CPHSL. Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1994;82:1-11 pubmed
    ..And, the means by which assistance is provided to library users, through the use of computer and telecommunications technology, has changed dramatically. ..
  9. 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. ..

More Information


  1. Perry G, Roderer N, Assar S. A current perspective on medical informatics and health sciences librarianship. J Med Libr Assoc. 2005;93:199-205 pubmed
    ..Professionals in these disciplines are increasingly functioning collaboratively as "boundary spanners," incorporating human factors that unite technology with health care delivery. ..
  2. Sáez Gómez J, Aguinaga Ontoso E, Negro Alvarez J, Guillen Grima F, Ivancevich J, Bozzola C. Efficient bibliographic searches on allergology using PubMed. Allergol Immunopathol (Madr). 2007;35:264-75 pubmed
    ..Other procedures such as the Index, History of searches, and the widening of the selection using Related Articles and the storing of separate results in the Clipboard to be kept by the user, are presented in this paper. ..
  3. Patrick T, Springer G, Mitchell J, Sievert M. Virtual shelves in a digital library: a framework for access to networked information sources. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 1995;2:383-90 pubmed
  4. Lindberg D, Humphreys B. 2015--the future of medical libraries. N Engl J Med. 2005;352:1067-70 pubmed
  5. Hadley A, Cohen A. From information jungle trails to superhighways for health caregivers in the Pacific. Pac Health Dialog. 2002;9:242-5 pubmed
    ..In this way medical services can now readily access a wider network of health information. ..
  6. Miido H. Systems used to automate medical libraries--analysis by type of library. Health Libr Rev. 1995;12:115-22 pubmed
    ..No software was used consistently by all types of libraries to process serials or books. Mainframe or minicomputers were used more by academic libraries to process serials and books than personal computers. ..
  7. Chronaki C, Zabulis X, Orphanoudakis S. I2Cnet medical image annotation service. Med Inform (Lond). 1997;22:337-47 pubmed
    ..This paper discusses the annotation service of I2Cnet and argues that such services pave the way towards the evolution of active digital medical image libraries. ..
  8. Huser V, Del Fiol G, Rocha R. Using XML technologies to organize electronic reference resources. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2005;:991 pubmed
    ..We describe initial project requirements, implementation details, and some preliminary results. ..
  9. Grechkin M, Poon H, Howe B. Wide-Open: Accelerating public data release by automating detection of overdue datasets. PLoS Biol. 2017;15:e2002477 pubmed publisher
    ..Our Wide-Open system identified a large number of overdue datasets, which spurred administrators to respond directly by releasing 400 datasets in one week. ..
  10. 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
    ..The purpose of the project was to install the library systems, describe the steps in hospital library automation, and identify issues and barriers related to automation in small libraries...
  11. Foote S. An architect's perspective on contemporary academic library design. Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1995;83:351-6 pubmed
    ..Experience reinforces the continuing and increasing significance of the library on college and university campuses. ..
  12. Thibodeau P, Melamut S. Ergonomics in the electronic library. Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1995;83:322-9 pubmed
    ..Staff training will further reduce the likelihood of ergonomic problems in the electronic workplace. ..
  13. Hill T. Making the transition: document delivery at the crossroads of paper and electronic delivery. Natl Netw. 2004;28:10-3 pubmed
  14. 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. ..
  15. Moore M, Garrison S, Hayes B, McLendon W. Reinventing a health sciences digital library--organizational impact. Med Ref Serv Q. 2003;22:75-82 pubmed
    ..This paper provides a case study focusing on major changes in planning processes, organizational structure, staffing, budgeting, training, communications, and operations at the Health Sciences Library. ..
  16. Braude R, Florance V, Frisse M, Fuller S. The organization of the digital library. Acad Med. 1995;70:286-91 pubmed
  17. Higginbottom P. The use of Ovid local holdings messages: one library's experience. Med Ref Serv Q. 2000;19:17-25 pubmed
    ..Topics covered include how the function works, how it was implemented, how it is updated, the impact of electronic journals, and benefits and drawbacks of use. Also included are suggested enhancements to the system. ..
  18. Weise F, Tooey M. The Health Sciences and Human Services Library: "this is one sweet library". Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1999;87:170-7 pubmed
    ..Its highly functional, flexible design will serve the staff and users well into the twenty-first century. ..
  19. Goundry P. Changes in the National Health Service and the effects on the hospital library service: case study based on the Cumberland Infirmary. Health Libr Rev. 1995;12:261-6 pubmed
    ..It explores the importance of external factors such as location and proximity to other professional groups and questions the survival of the multidisciplinary hospital library. ..
  20. 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. ..
  21. Erhardt Domino K, Pletcher T, Wilson W, Atkins D, Panko W. The Internet: will this highway serve the digital library?. Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1994;82:426-33 pubmed
  22. Ludwig L. Recent health sciences library building projects. Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1993;81:357-63 pubmed
    ..Outwardly, they do not look much different than many other modern buildings. But, inside, the changes have been dramatic although they have evolved slowly as the building structure has been adapted to new conditions. ..
  23. Camille D, Chadha S, Lyders R. The Houston Academy of Medicine--Texas Medical Center Library management information system. Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1993;81:371-6 pubmed
    ..Future plans call for the development of an MIS that could be adapted to other libraries' needs, and a decision-support interface that would facilitate access to the data contained in the MIS databases. ..
  24. Jones C. Charting a path for health sciences librarians in an integrated information environment. Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1993;81:421-4 pubmed
    ..Each health sciences librarian must assume responsibility for extending professional skills and abilities and demonstrating them in the workplace. ..
  25. Creth S. The health information environment: a view of organizational and professional needs and priorities. Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1993;81:414-20 pubmed
    ..To fulfill their potential, librarians must articulate and act upon a vision that involves them more fully in the work of faculty, researchers, and medical practitioners. ..
  26. McClure L. From brick face to cyberspace. Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1995;83:311-4 pubmed
    ..It will briefly trace the development of health sciences libraries, enumerate standard sources for planning libraries, and consider whether or not the library as a place has a future. ..
  27. Peay W, Schoening P. Estelle Brodman and the first generation of library automation. J Med Libr Assoc. 2008;96:262-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Computing technologies have transformed libraries. Dr. Brodman's leadership in the early development and application of these technologies provided significant benefits to the health sciences library community. ..
  28. SEWELL R, Funkhouser N, Foster C. Reaching beyond our walls: library outreach to veterinary practitioners. J Vet Med Educ. 2011;38:16-20 pubmed
    ..The MSL continues to explore ways to expand its mission-critical veterinary outreach work and market library services to veterinarians through participation in continuing education, regional meetings, and veterinary student instruction. ..
  29. Beavan I, Arnott M, McLaren C. Text and illustration: the digitisation of a medieval manuscript. Comput Hum. 1997;31:61-71 pubmed
    ..The importance of the Web design to the effectiveness of the overall resource is emphasised. ..
  30. Kingsland L, Prettyman M, Shooshan S. The NLM Gateway: a metasearch engine for disparate resources. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2004;107:52-6 pubmed
    ..A composite result set is presented in several categories of information: journal citations; books, serials and audiovisuals; consumer health; meeting abstracts; and other collections. ..
  31. 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. ..
  32. Sharp D. From Demetrius to Serageldin. Lancet. 2002;360:1188 pubmed
  33. Bauer K. Cost analysis of a project to digitize classic articles in neurosurgery. J Med Libr Assoc. 2002;90:230-4 pubmed
    ..The average article cost $84.46 to digitize. Although costs were high, the selection of historically important articles maximized the benefit gained from the investment in digitization. ..
  34. Dorsch J, Landwirth T. Rural GRATEFUL MED outreach: project results, impact, and future needs. Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1993;81:377-82 pubmed
    ..Outcome is examined in the context of future outreach plans, both at LHS and elsewhere. ..
  35. Schilling Eccles K, Harzbecker J. The use of electronic mail at the reference desk: impact of a computer-mediated communication technology on librarian-client interactions. Med Ref Serv Q. 1998;17:17-27 pubmed
  36. Lacroix E, Backus J, Lyon B. Service providers and users discover the Internet. Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1994;82:412-8 pubmed
    ..At the same time, its characteristics--including lack of formal organization, standards, quality control, and permanence--pose a challenge. ..
  37. Braude R. Impact of information technology on the role of health sciences librarians. Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1993;81:408-13 pubmed
  38. Roper F, Mayfield M. Surveying knowledge and skills in the health sciences: results and implications. Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1993;81:396-407 pubmed
    ..This report presents the initial findings of the survey, upon which MLA's educational policy statement, Platform for Change, is based. ..