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.
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2011 Medical Library Association Annual Meeting
Gore SA, Palmer LA. (2011). Mitosis and the Life Cycle: A Metaphor for the Transformation of the Research Librarian. Library Publications. https://doi.org/10.13028/qqjy-0c69. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/lib_articles/129