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  1. 1. National Health Electronic Library: implementation of the pilot study Dr. Kia Pakravan Ministry of Health, Iran WHO Collaborating Center for Health and Biomedical Information (HBI) Pakravan@hbi.ir
  2. 2. Cairo, 23-25 Fourth Regional Conference on EMR Health Sciences Virtual Library: Introduction  To create a digital information environment which will offer equitable and easy-to-use access to a core set of information resources (Information for all)  Project focuses on electronic content, building upon librarians' traditional strengths  Project seeks to provide information resources to all libraries  Many public & private companies must be involve  The 1st phase implemented as a pilot study with a limited budget for:  Databases  Computer hardware and software  Research and development for a common user interface  Enhancement of state-wide resource sharing mechanisms  Document delivery services
  3. 3. Cairo, 23-25 Fourth Regional Conference on EMR Health Sciences Virtual Library: Objectives  Enhancing local libraries, HIC project  Training  Access to the Internet  A package for connecting the databases  Gateway and unique user interface  Library holdings & Unified Medical Dictionary  Resource sharing tools & Document delivery service
  4. 4. Cairo, 23-25 Fourth Regional Conference on EMR Health Sciences Virtual Library: Method of implementation: HIC  Changing the closed system libraries to open systems  Installation of library software in all medical libraries specially the central libraries  Designing a website for each libraries and connect the library data to web  Establishing at least 256 kb/s internet connection for each library  Improving the quality and quantity of the electronic data sources parallel to purchasing paper based resources
  5. 5. Cairo, 23-25 Fourth Regional Conference on EMR Health Sciences Virtual Library: Method of implementation: HIC  Upgrading the computers and network hardware and software.  Improving the quality of service to end-users in libraries by training the librarians and users  36 central medical library have been changed to Health Information Centers
  6. 6. Cairo, 23-25 Fourth Regional Conference on EMR Health Sciences Virtual Library: Method of implementation: connecting the databases  Online databases, the core of the project  Each library have a database which including the bibliographic information of resources  Contract with private company for designing a package  Every library with online access to current information of others  Programming: Delphi & Client Server Method  Databank: SQL Server  Running environment: Win98, 2000, NT, XP
  7. 7. Cairo, 23-25 Fourth Regional Conference on EMR Health Sciences Virtual Library: Method of implementation: holdings & Unified Medical Dictionary  Library holdings:  Journals:  year of publication  Volume  Number  Subject  ISSN  Title  Books  Title  Edition  ISBN  Publisher  Name of library  Author  Call #  Subject  Creating thesaurus: 22141 record  Creating Unified Medical Dictionary in Farsi: 15000 words out of 150,000
  8. 8. Cairo, 23-25 Fourth Regional Conference on EMR Health Sciences Virtual Library: Method of implementation: Document Delivery Service  Ariel Software®  Choosing 3 medical libraries in the country with criteria  Fill the questionnaire of Medical Library Directory Form EMLIBNet  Sent the Inter-Library and Document Delivery Agreement of each medical library to EMRO  The list of journals holdings in MS Excel sheet have been sent to EMRO according to the specifications of the Union List Database
  9. 9. Cairo, 23-25 Fourth Regional Conference on EMR Health Sciences Virtual Library: Method of implementation: Gateway  An Internet-accessible gateway  Links to online databases  Library information  Governmental information  Local health projects  Training calendar
  10. 10. Cairo, 23-25 Fourth Regional Conference on EMR Health Sciences Virtual Library: Method of implementation: user interface  Same interface for all users with different OS  ANSI standards establish a common set of protocols for information requests and retrievals and will form the basis for developing a common user interface  Local libraries will have 2 options using this interface or using the native interface provided by the database provider
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