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Ucloct06

  1. 1. Collection development in a new medical school Tom Roper Late Information Resources Development Coordinator, Brighton & Sussex Medical School UCL 31 October 2006
  2. 2. Agenda Background to BSMS Collection development issues Questions UCL 31 October 2006
  3. 3. Achievements Information literacy Use of blog and RSS VLE integration Medical humanities Open access/institutional repositories UCL 31 October 2006
  4. 4. New medical schools (1) To develop new doctors who are equipped to meet the challenge of changing health and health care needs of patients and populations into the first half of the twenty-first century. UCL 31 October 2006
  5. 5. New medical schools (2) To ensure that the distribution and patterns of training of students effectively increase the home supply of doctors, and meet the needs of the populations which are served by the NHS. UCL 31 October 2006
  6. 6. New medical schools (3)  New medical schools in England:  Bradford  BSMS  Derby  Durham  HYMS  Keele  LWMS  Peninsula  UEA UCL 31 October 2006
  7. 7. UCL 31 October 2006
  8. 8. New medical school developments  Birmingham review: Evaluation of the National Expansion of Medical Schools (NEMS): http://www.publichealth.bham.ac.uk/hiaru/NEMS%20Evaluation%20In tro.htm  Medical Schools: Delivering the Doctors of the Future (DoH and GMC): http://www.dh.gov.uk/assetRoot/04/07/54/06/04075406.pdf  Intake in 2005 was 57% above 1998 baseline UCL 31 October 2006
  9. 9. The GMC expects…  [Medical] graduates must “be able to gain, assess, apply and integrate new knowledge and have the ability to adapt to changing circumstances throughout their professional life” Tomorrow’s Doctors http://www.gmc- uk.org/education/undergraduate/tomorrows_doctor s.asp#Outcomes UCL 31 October 2006
  10. 10. BSMS Intakes of c 130 students a year building to steady state, 650, in 2008 Partnership between two HE institutions and NHS (Brighton & Sussex Universities Hospitals NHS Trust) UCL 31 October 2006
  11. 11. Why Brighton? Partners’ strengths:  University of Brighton: history of educating health professionals  University of Sussex: strong life sciences base  NHS: strong clinical base and local health economy UCL 31 October 2006
  12. 12. UCL 31 October 2006
  13. 13. The BSMS curriculum UCL 31 October 2006
  14. 14. Dramatis personae  Undergraduates  Researchers  Module leaders and module teams  Discipline leaders  200 teachers from HE/NHS and elsewhere  Information Services Group  Rank and file library and computing staff  ICT project manager and Information Resources Development Coordinator UCL 31 October 2006
  15. 15. No dedicated “medical library”  BSMS staff and students are full members of both universities, have access rights in the NHS and are triply blessed:  Three print collections  Two electronic collections, integrated with BSMS- only resources  HE libraries use same LMS, including reading list tool UCL 31 October 2006
  16. 16. Types of resources Print books and journals E-journals, databases Audio-visual materials Software: Netter’s Anatomy (PDAs), applications deployed through a thin- client (Citrix) UCL 31 October 2006
  17. 17. Which resources?  Membership of Curriculum Development Group  Faculty recommendations  Core lists (MIWP, Brandon-Hill)  Librarians’ subject knowledge  Publishers UCL 31 October 2006
  18. 18. Core and periphery Core texts: stocked on a 1:8 copy to student ratio Distributed according to:  1. the location of teaching for that subject  2. student distribution between residences and other social factors UCL 31 October 2006
  19. 19. Budgets C£160,000 p.a Central and devolved expenditure UCL 31 October 2006
  20. 20. Supporting research Information needs analysis  Highly specific and disparate resource needs  Information literacy needs IR/RAE UCL 31 October 2006
  21. 21. Some issues  Student-selected components  Our seams were on show  The licensing jungle:  Perceived asymmetry  BSMS model not understood by publishers/JISC  NHS-HE divide  Goodwill  Communication with faculty UCL 31 October 2006
  22. 22. Contact me tom.roper@gmail.com http://tomroper.typepad.com UCL 31 October 2006

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