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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.

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2011 Medical Library Association Annual Meeting