[mla-nynj] Online Journal Club Meeting - September 10, 2-3pm

Nancy Glassman nancy.glassman at einsteinmed.org
Wed Aug 12 16:22:57 UTC 2020

Dear Chapter Members,

Please join us for the Chapter's next online Journal Club meeting!

Date: September 10, 2020

Time: 2:00-3:00pm

Facilitator: Marie Ascher

Article: Shultz M, Berryman DR. Collection practices for nontraditional online resources among academic health sciences libraries. J Med Libr Assoc. 2020;108(2):253-261. doi:10.5195/jmla.2020.791. Epub 2020 Apr 1. PMID: 32256236; PMCID: PMC7069827.
Objective: In recent years, individuals and small organizations have developed new online learning and information resources that are often marketed directly to students. In this study, these nontraditional online resources are defined as apps or other online resources that are not available through large and well-known publishers. The purposes of this study are to determine if academic health sciences libraries are licensing nontraditional online resources and to provide a snapshot of current collections practices in this area.
Methods: An online survey was designed and distributed to the email lists of the Collection Development Section of the Medical Library Association and Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries directors. Follow-up phone interviews were conducted with survey participants who volunteered to be contacted.
Results: Of the 58 survey respondents, 21 (36.2%) reported that their libraries currently licensed at least 1 nontraditional online resource, and 45 (77.6%) reported receiving requests for these types of resources. The resources listed by respondents included 50 unique titles. Of the 37 (63.8%) respondents whose library did not license nontraditional online resources, major barriers that were noted included a lack of Internet protocol (IP) authentication, licenses that charge per user, and affordable institutional pricing.
Conclusions: Evaluation criteria for nontraditional online resources should be developed and refined, and these resources should be examined over time to determine their potential and actual use by students. There is a growing demand for many of these resources among students, but the lack of financial and access models that serve libraries' needs is an obstacle to institutional licensing.

Zoom Registration Link:  https://einsteinmed.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAtf-6tqDIsHtJdfl_pTA2YD8i6QOlhsvF5

Nancy R. Glassman, MLS, MPH, AHIP
Assistant Director
D. Samuel Gottesman Library
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Bronx, NY 10461
nancy.glasman at einsteinmed.org

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