Medical Subject Headings
Science; Biomedical Research; Libraries, Medical; Library Services; Lamar Soutter Library; Librarians; Digital Libraries
Library and Information Science
Purpose: This poster describes how established and traditional library tools and services at an academic health sciences library served as the “nucleus” for new services and collaborations with university researchers.
Setting: Research and Scholarly Communication Services Department, Lamar Soutter Library, University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS)
Description: The Department is charged with overseeing four major areas:
- Scholarly Communications
- Library Services to the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS), as well as the larger research community
- eScholarship@UMMS, the University’s institutional repository
- eScience Initiative of the Library
Outcome: Leveraging existing relationships with GSBS faculty and administration, a popular institutional repository, and the NIH Public Access Policy, the department successfully integrated itself into the research community of the University, producing a number of expanded and new services.
Presented at the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, May 15, 2011, Minneapolis, MN.
Gore, Sally A. and Palmer, Lisa A., "Mitosis and the Life Cycle: A Metaphor for the Transformation of the Research Librarian" (2011). University of Massachusetts Medical School. Library Publications and Presentations. Paper 129.