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First Steps in Developing a State-wide Digital Health Library in Michigan

VALA2002 CONCURRENT SESSION 4: e-libraries
Wednesday 6 February 2002, 15:10 - 15:40
Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2002-proceedings/vala2002-session-4-brenneise

Harvey R. Brenneise

Michigan Public Health Institute

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Abstract

MiHealthLibrary is a response to a recommendation of the Michigan Information Technology Commission Report. The desired outcome is ubiquitous and universal access to high-quality, timely, reliable and valid health information for health consumers and practitioners regardless of geographic location in the state, many of whom are currently unserved or under-served in all types of libraries throughout the state. The major objective is developing a working model for negotiating state-wide licenses for core and specialized electronic digital health resource for libraries of all types and sizes that is economically feasible for both libraries and publishers. The Stat!Ref pilot project, if successful, will be used as a model for other state-wide information projects or collaborative international projects designed to team librarians in developed and developing nations in planning and implementing information delivery systems.

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