13th Conference on Professional Information Resources

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Portal Solutions of Access to Scientific Resources in Medicine

Session coordinator: Eva Lesenková, Institute for Postgraduate Medical Education, Czech Republic

Where: 23. 5. 2007, 13.30 - 16.20, Auditorium D

Have We Followed the Right Way Up Till Now?

Autor: Livia Vasas, Central Library of Semmelweis University, Hungary


Joe Geges / Ovidius



Enormous changes took place in the field of medical libraries information services in the last couple of years. Experts of great numbers have already summarized these facts many times, but something remained out of their focus. If we briefly characterize the changes, we can say: these ten years were the decade of changing manual (manpowered) services into automatic (machine driven) ones. These circumstances have dramatically influenced library directors’ everyday life. Instead of transforming the methods of manual services to the requirements of electronic age, we should work out an absolutely new concept of doing precise content services at the libraries. Translating this into librarians’ language; we should make steps towards content orientation instead of documents orientation. It is high time to supervise our point of view on the functionality of web pages and portals than dealing with its design and number of links. This presentation introduces the main principals of this new approach of library services.

About author:

Education: PhD, 2004 ELTE Doctoral School, Budapest Workplace:since 1981 Central Library of the Semmelweis University Present Position: General Director of the Central Library of the Semmelweis University, Budapest Research field: library management, digital library, information searching in electronic resources Publication’s number: 120 pieces 2003- President of Association of Hungarian Medical Librarians.

Other papers in this session:

MEDVIK® - Medical Virtual Library – Integrated Information Environment for Medical Libraries in Czech Republic

Author: Helena Bouzková, National Medical Library, Czech Republic


Filip Kříž, Ondřej Horsák, Lenka Maixnerová / National Medical Library

The Novartis Knowledge Center Portal - Gateway to Information and Knowledge in a Global Pharmaceutical Company

Author: Margot Gerharter, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research GmbH &Co KG, Austria

New Developments at Nature Publishing Group

Author: Hugh Blackbourn, Nature Publishing Group, United Kingdom

In What Way Requirements of Publications of Medical research Are Changing

Author: Milan Špála, Charles University - 1st Medical Faculty, Czech Republic

Free on the Net: Accessing Digital Research Output with No Barriers

Author: Elisabetta Poltronieri, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Italy


Rosalia Ferrara / Istituto Superiore di Sanità