Union is strength. The System Bibliosan in the outline of the Italian biomedical research.

Toni, Franco and Curti, Moreno and Fruttini, Luisa and Motta, Saba Union is strength. The System Bibliosan in the outline of the Italian biomedical research., 2009 . In Positioning the Profession: the Tenth International Congress on Medical Librarianship (ICML 2009), Brisbane (Australia), August 31-September 4 2009. [Conference paper]


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Started in 2003, as Project Bibliosan the Italian network of Health Libraries and became in 2006 the System Bibliosan and it is now a permanent and structured organization that includes 55 different institutions, which are the most important of the country in the health research field. Bibliosan is now a reality in the outline of the national libraries consortia, receiving regular funding from the Ministry of Health (2 million Euros in 2008), a common catalogue, an efficient document delivery system and above all a coordinate structure for the acquisition of shared electronic resources (i.e. journals and data bases). In 2008, almost 5,000 online journals have been bought by the consortium and added to the 3,500 open access journals assuring researchers a portfolio of more than 8,000 available titles in the catalogue. The realization of the Bibliosan System allowed the achievement of many important goals, starting from a consistent return on investment to a rationalization of libraries collections, until an enormous enhancement of potential access to the electronic resources by the researchers of all involved partners. The paper will investigate the principal steps of the project, analyzing the critical points and focusing on the important results obtained, including an investigation of the relationship between articles downloaded and articles produced by the researchers.

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: consortia, e-journals, serials management, statistics, research evaluation
Subjects: D. Libraries as physical collections. > DK. Health libraries, Medical libraries.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HN. e-journals.
B. Information use and sociology of information > BA. Use and impact of information.
J. Technical services in libraries, archives, museum. > JA. Acquisitions.
F. Management. > FA. Co-operation.
J. Technical services in libraries, archives, museum. > JB. Serials management.
Depositing user: Franco Toni
Date deposited: 02 Oct 2009
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:14
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/13302


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