La Biblioteca Virtual de Aldebarán (BVA). Recursos electrónicos gratuitos útiles en un hospital

Rodríguez-del-Castillo-Martín, Mercedes and Lechuga-Rodríguez-del-Castillo, Fernando La Biblioteca Virtual de Aldebarán (BVA). Recursos electrónicos gratuitos útiles en un hospital. El Profesional de la Información, 2006, vol. 15, n. 1, pp. 18-22. [Journal article (Paginated)]


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English abstract

There are many high quality, health science information resources freely available on the Internet. Many governmental and non-governmental organisations have web pages with very good information on health sciences that are highly useful for health professionals and patients. However, these reliable resources intermingle on the Web with other sites of low quality. The main tasks of today’s medical librarians are evaluation, selection, analysis and organisation of resources available on the Web in order to deliver them in a useful form to the end users. This article describes the setting up of the Aldebaran Virtual Library that serves the health staff of a large hospital and consists of high-quality health sciences resources available freely over the Internet. The article focuses on the criteria and objectives used for selecting and organising the content.

Spanish abstract

En internet existen numerosos recursos de información de calidad dedicados a las ciencias de la salud y que son de libre acceso. Diferentes instituciones gubernamentales, no gubernamentales y supranacionales ofrecen información con requisitos de rigor científico que pueden resultar de gran utilidad a los profesionales sanitarios. Estos recursos fiables se encuentran en la Red junto a otros con escaso o ningún rigor científico. Los bibliotecarios biomédicos tienen entre sus principales tareas la selección, organización, y análisis de sitios disponibles en la Red para facilitarlos de forma rigurosa, ordenada y útil a sus lectores. En el presente trabajo se describe cómo se ha realizado una biblioteca virtual dirigida a los profesionales sanitarios de un hospital de especialidades, compuesta por recursos de ciencias de la salud de calidad y gratuitos en internet. Se analizan los criterios y objetivos que se han utilizado para la selección y organización de los contenidos.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Internet, Bibliotecas de hospital, Sistemas online, Bibliotecas digitales. Internet, Hospital libraries, Online systems, Digital libraries.
Subjects: D. Libraries as physical collections. > DK. Health libraries, Medical libraries.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HN. e-journals.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HO. e-books.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HP. e-resources.
Depositing user: Estrella Rentero Castillo
Date deposited: 05 Apr 2007
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:07


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