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Purchasing online journal access for a hospital medical library: how to identify value in commercially available products

Overview of attention for article published in Biomedical Digital Libraries, August 2012
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Title
Purchasing online journal access for a hospital medical library: how to identify value in commercially available products
Published in
Biomedical Digital Libraries, August 2012
DOI 10.1186/1742-5581-3-8
Pubmed ID
Authors

Thomas P Carter, Anne O Carter, Gwendolyn Broomes

Abstract

Medical practice today requires evaluating large amounts of information which should be available at all times. This information is found most easily in a digital form. Some information has already been evaluated for validity (evidence based medicine sources) and some is in unevaluated form (paper and online journals). In order to improve access to digital information, the School of Clinical Medicine and Research at the University of the West Indies and Queen Elizabeth Hospital decided to enhance the library by offering online full text medical articles and evidence based medicine sources. The aim of this paper is to evaluate the relative value of online journal commercial products available for a small hospital and medical school library.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 9%
Iran, Islamic Republic of 1 4%
Spain 1 4%
Nigeria 1 4%
Unknown 18 78%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Librarian 9 39%
Researcher 4 17%
Other 2 9%
Student > Master 2 9%
Lecturer 1 4%
Other 3 13%
Unknown 2 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 7 30%
Computer Science 5 22%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 2 9%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 4%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 4%
Other 5 22%
Unknown 2 9%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 11 February 2014.
All research outputs
#12,738,681
of 20,595,200 outputs
Outputs from Biomedical Digital Libraries
#9
of 11 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#80,456
of 141,730 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Biomedical Digital Libraries
#1
of 1 outputs
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