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5.  Communications to the Editor 
PMCID: PMC199093  PMID: 16017461
17.  Medical Libraries From Ankara To London 
Thirteen European libraries were visited and are described with special attention given to the Turkish and Hungarian library systems. Information and personal impressions give insight into European ideas of librarianship.
PMCID: PMC199120  PMID: 6055865
18.  What Happens to Medical Library Interns? 
Results are reported of a questionnaire survey on medical library interns who had participated in MLA-approved internship programs. Forty of forty-five interns to whom the questionnaire was sent responded.
PMCID: PMC199119  PMID: 6055864
19.  A Comparison of Some Demand Subject Searches: Machine vs. Human 
A comparison of the results of machine and human information retrieval using MEDLARS and the printed Index Medicus indicates that at present neither method is entirely satisfactory for exhaustive literature searches. The advantages and disadvantages of machine and manual search methods are discussed, and solutions to some of the problems are suggested.
PMCID: PMC199118  PMID: 6072563
20.  The Circulation Analysis of Serial Use: Numbers Game or Key to Service? 
The conventionally erected and reported circulation analysis of serial use in the individual and the feeder library is found to be statistically invalid and misleading, since it measures neither the intellectual use of the serial's contents nor the physical handlings of serial units, and is nonrepresentative of the in-depth library use of serials. It fails utterly to report or even to suggest the relation of intralibrary and interlibrary serial resources. The actual mechanics of the serial use analysis, and the active variables in the library situation which affect serial use, are demonstrated in a simulated analysis and are explained at length. A positive design is offered for the objective gathering and reporting of data on the local intellectual use and physical handling of serials and the relating of resources. Data gathering in the feeder library, and implications for the extension of the feeder library's resources, are discussed.
PMCID: PMC199117  PMID: 6055863
21.  PIL: A Control Procedure for Technical Services Management * 
An acquisitions control procedure at the University of New Mexico Library of the Medical Sciences is described. Using an IBM 360/40, a program has been written to keep the acquisitions section and the administration apprised of the status of materials ordered or donated to the library. Future modifications of the program are also described.
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PMCID: PMC199116  PMID: 6066009
22.  The National Library of Medicine and Interlibrary Loan * 
The National Library of Medicine was a pioneer in the development of the interlibrary loan system. In 1957, the Library instituted the policy of combining loan and photocopy which it follows to this day. There has been a steady rise in the demand for photocopies from the NLM; hence, the advantage of making fuller use of local resources before approaching NLM is stressed. The criteria the Library observes to strike a balance between the national public interest expressed in the Library's statutory mission, and private interests protected by the Copyright Act, are described; but NLM will always be obliged to provide materials difficult to obtain elsewhere. Developing programs under the Medical Library Assistance Act should have considerable impact on the local availability of medical library resources.
PMCID: PMC199115  PMID: 6072957
23.  The Medical Library Association in Retrospect, 1937-1967 * 
The medical librarian of 1967 lives in a period of changing concepts, dramatic new methods, everwidening scientific horizons. In looking toward the immediate past he may think of the medical librarian of thirty years ago as a complacent follower of accepted procedures, not as a pioneer in a brave new world. Yet the corps of trained medical librarians today and the resources of our collections and their management are dependent upon the efforts of those who were then pioneers in medical librarianship. Training, standards, recruitment, literature control, international relations, all had continuing attention at a time when financial assistance through government funds, support by administrators, concern by scientists was almost nonexistent. In these years the day of the devoted amateur passed; the trained medical librarian came into being and matured.
This, the first Janet Doe Lecture, is named for one who illustrates the best in medical librarianship, serving with scholarly distinction. It is a brief survey pointing to some of the Association's significant achievements during the years of Miss Doe's greatest activity when she and her colleagues met their “Challenge of Change.”
PMCID: PMC199114  PMID: 4863973
25.  News Items 
PMCID: PMC199125  PMID: 16017473

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