From Books and Buildings to Information and Services (Online)

Technology has enabled remarkable increases in the volume of use of scholarly information, and medicine has been on the forefront of the expansion of access. Much of what the health scientist or practitioner needs is available online and is being used from offices, labs, clinics, etc.—that is, “wherever you are.” The Welch Medical Library at Johns Hopkins University developed a strategic plan for a digital future in 2001/2 and adopted the tag line “wherever you are.” Since that time, the library has been moving aggressively to the provision of digital information, complemented by librarians who also go to the user. While the new services are extensively used, these changes run counter to the traditional view of the library as books and buildings. In this presentation, Ms. Roderer will tell the story of the changes at the Welch Medical Library over the last ten years and discuss the potential implications of these shifts for other libraries.

Ms. Roderer is a Professor of Medicine and Public Health at Johns Hopkins University and serves as the Director of the Welch Medical Library and the Director of the academic Division of Health Sciences Informatics (DHSI).

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Complete details are available at the links below. A recording of this presentation will be made available online at http://www.oclc.org/research/dss/.

More information

Nancy K. Roderer Distinguished Seminar Series presentation abstract
http://www.oclc.org/research/dss/roderer.htm

Printable handout of Nancy K. Roderer Distinguished Seminar Series presentation abstract
http://www.oclc.org/research/dss/pdf/roderer.pdf

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