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5.  BOOKS RECEIVED 
PMCID: PMC200888
12.  Elliott How Morse. 
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PMCID: PMC200878  PMID: 4898631
13.  Biomedical communication. 
PMCID: PMC200876  PMID: 5823511
16.  An Annotated Bibliography of Education for Medical Librarianship, 1940-1968 
An attempt has been made in this bibliography to represent the various viewpoints concerning education for medical librarianship equally. The topics covered include: general background reading and readings for those interested in establishing courses in medical librarianship. The former includes annotations on the history and international aspects of the subject. The latter consists of annotations of articles on early courses and present courses in medical librarianship. A final area discussed is the Medical Library Association's Code for the Training and Certification of Medical Librarians.
PMCID: PMC200869  PMID: 4898629
17.  New Medical Library Buildings I. The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Library of the Pennsylvania State University 
This paper discusses a new medical library. The physical plant, the development of the collection, and special activities are described. The budget is presented.
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PMCID: PMC200867  PMID: 5823510
18.  Trends in Nursing Education and the School of Nursing Librarian * 
The history of nursing education in America is briefly told, with the growth of education in institutions of higher learning emphasized. Two trends in nursing education are paralleled by similar developments in nursing literature. The growth of scholarship in nursing is also noted. It is pointed out that nursing is a discipline in its own right, and that training for leadership is required. Continuing education programs are mentioned, together with the increase in nursing literature. Integrated libraries for the health sciences are recommended.
PMCID: PMC200865  PMID: 5823508
19.  The Library Committee in the Medical School 
The value of the library committee, commission, or council has been debated by librarians in various types of libraries. A questionnaire of forty-one questions was sent to 109 medical and osteopathic school librarians. Ninety-nine respondents answered pertinent questions. These questions attempted to ascertain the actual functions and accomplishments of the faculty library committee. Librarians were encouraged to express their views on how well the committee fulfilled its functions and whether they thought the committee to be an asset. Although this study is based on the experience of medical school librarians, the literature on the library committee in university, college, public, school, special, and medical school libraries is reviewed.
PMCID: PMC200864  PMID: 5823507
20.  Graduate Program in Biomedical Communication * 
The need for harnessing the achievements of communication technology to the burgeoning mass of biomedical information is critical. Recognizing this problem and aware of the short supply of professionals with the skills necessary for the job, a group of leaders from the fields of medicine and communications formed a consortium in 1967 and have developed a twelve month graduate program in biomedical communication. Designed to ground the advanced student in the development and administration of biomedical communication programs, the curriculum focuses on the principles and practice of communication and the development of communications media. Courses are given in the control and communication of information; the printed and spoken word; visual media of photographic arts, television, and motion pictures; computer science; and administration and systems analysis.
PMCID: PMC200862  PMID: 5823505
21.  Communications—A Supplement to Medical Library Service * 
The University of Wisconsin Medical Center and University Extension established a Medical Communications Center in the Medical Library of the University in September of 1967.
The objectives of the Medical Communications Center were: [List: see text]
PMCID: PMC200861  PMID: 4186344
22.  NERMLS: The First Year * 
The Countway Library, Boston, was the nation's first Regional Medical Library under the Regional Medical Library Program of the NLM. New England Regional Medical Library Service (NERMLS) began in October 1967 and is the outgrowth of traditional extramural services of the Harvard and Boston Medical Libraries (constituents of the Countway). During the first year over 27,000 requests were received of which 84 percent were filled. Some problems of document delivery (and their solution) are recounted. Other activities were: a limited amount of reference work; distribution of a Serials List; and planning for a region-wide medical library service. Proposals call for consultation and education, regional reference service, and improved document delivery service. Emphasis is placed on the role of the Community Hospital as a center for continuing education and the need to strengthen and assist hospital medical libraries. With the Postgraduate Medical Institute, Boston, NERMLS assisted in the compilation of a small physician-selected medical Core Collection which would serve as a minimum standard collection for community hospital libraries.
PMCID: PMC200860  PMID: 5823504
23.  The Biomedical Communications Network * 
The Biomedical Communications Network (BCN) is the embodiment of the plans of the National Library of Medicine to provide improved information, document, and education services to the health community. The BCN also will be the “core” public service network to ensure the most expeditious delivery of health information and education products to a selected public. As such, utilization of communications satellites as well as other more common forms of telecommunications are planned.
The library component of the Network will provide decentralized library services to medical libraries, medical schools, hospitals, MEDLARS Centers, local medical centers and individual medical practitioners. These decentralized services will be provided through an information network with its hub at the Bethesda, Maryland site of the NLM.
The NLM intends that the library services network be a controlled rather than a permissive system. This simply implies that participation and access to the services of the system will be determined by the NLM. Planning has already progressed to the point where services to be provided can be enumerated.
PMCID: PMC200859  PMID: 5823503
24.  John Shaw Billings as a Bibliographer 
The influences that a man's childhood have on his life are, it is well known, great. Life is essentially a part of the things that happen to the individual and it is the manner in which one relates oneself to these things that determines what one is.
With these facts in mind this study of John Shaw Billings as a bibliographer has been approached. His early life has been reviewed as an influence on his later achievements. Stress has been placed on those events which led to his bibliographic activities.
Dr. Billings was prolific in many fields. Others have given detailed analyses of his writings (1, 2). The present study will consider only his bibliographic works. The description of these follows the brief outline of his childhood and youth.
PMCID: PMC200868  PMID: 4898628
25.  The Role of the Medical Librarian in SDI Systems * 
Many ongoing selective dissemination systems designers assume that the librarian can be omitted from active participation in execution of the master plan. ISI's four years of experience with ASCA® service have shown that librarians must be an integral part of the system and engage in an active dialogue between users and the machine. Specific examples of how librarians can best serve the information needs of scientists using SDI systems are examined. It is the basic contention of this paper that the librarian should serve as an intermediary between users and the numerous new information media. In this manner the librarian can filter and translate the requirements of individual scientists to conform with the inherent limitations of all machine systems while exploiting their capabilities to the fullest.
PMCID: PMC200863  PMID: 5823506

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