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As noted above, publications on the topic are increasing, as well as interdisciplinary collaborations. Publishers like the Royal Society can continue advancing the One Health agenda by inviting submissions and compiling thematic issues, like the one edited by Cunningham, et al. Publishers and editors can solicit individual manuscripts with interdisciplinary topic coverage relating to the One Health initiative. Libraries can also continue to collaborate with stakeholders to promote public awareness as they have always done.

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This tied in nicely with our exhibit, as one of our four-poster panels was on that topic. LibGuides can continue to be created to meet local needs, and educational curriculums can be expanded to be more inclusive of IPE style collaborations. Libraries and their institutions might also encourage the establishment of One Health endowments through their development office, or invite students to participate in competitions and activities on One Health Day in November.

Finally, collection development policies and subscription packages can be expanded. Strictly veterinary libraries might add environment, ecology, public health and comparative medicine titles, while health sciences libraries might add more comparative medicine and veterinary works.

For all libraries, topics like the microbiome and antibiotic resistance cut across all fields. In the case of One Health, the knowledge that this is an eternal effort, if you will, makes it somewhat easier to make that small contribution, knowing it will be part of the whole. Asokan, G. Asokan, Govindaraj V. Brown, Corrie. Busby, Posy E. Wagner, Maren L. Cunningham, Andrew A.

Dunham, Bernadette. One Health, Webcasts for Researchers. Gibbs, E. Paul J. Louv, Richard. Algonquin books, Natterson-Horowitz, Barbara. Natterson-Horowitz, Barbara, and Kathryn Bowers. AA Knopf, Richardson, Ralph. For more than two decades, health science libraries have been building their electronic collections of books and journals. The shift from print books to eBooks appears to be occurring at a more measured pace. In , Meg White discussed the availability, discoverability, usability problems of eBooks.

Problems with eBooks include not all being available in electronic format and many core clinical titles simply cannot be purchased as perpetual licenses. No one vendor can supply all that libraries want. Each package includes titles that have not been used by library users. Because of the nature of eBook packages, there is no single package that is searchable by users as easily as journal article searching of databases.

Discovery tools are far from perfect for locating eBook chapters or topics across all packages. Because of the difficulties of searching eBooks, libraries use various creative ways for eBook searching. Czechowski and Tannery discussed a library developed search tool at the University of Pittsburgh for eBook searching.

Even though new editions of major medical eBooks do not appear each year in package, they are not always sold with perpetual licenses.

Since the advent of electronic journals and books, many book publishers have followed the publication model of journals, selling eBooks on a subscription model and grouping books into packages. Some publishers do not allow libraries to purchase individual titles, especially the core clinical titles.

Instead, they group titles into packages and libraries must subscribe to eBook packages, because libraries may need only the prestigious titles in these packages. The main eBook packages. Average intervals of new edition publication: AM 3. Publication year varies. If these eBooks could be made available with perpetual licenses to libraries, there would not be a need to pay for annual subscriptions. Not all eBooks in packages are being used. Carrico, et. Three years of eBook usage in these packages were examined.

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Table 2 shows eBook usage in these databases. In this study, the authors examined the publication years of eBooks included in some popular eBook packages, as well as the usage from the University of South Alabama Biomedical Library subscribed packages in The publication year analysis of eBooks included a major eBook package and a specialty eBook bundle from each publisher or vendor. Publication years of eBooks were examined. Three-year Table 2: Package eBook Usage at the University of intervals of the publicaSouth Alabama Biomedical Library tion dates of new editions were analyzed to determine whether the seThe results are mixed and disclose both lected eBooks remained current.

Three years high- and low-use titles. The data show, in of usage of eBooks by individual two packages, eBook usage for some is very titles and by package were analyzed to deter- heavy and for others only adequate.

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However, mine cost-effectiveness. The results are shown in Table 1. Based on the eBook usage study done at the University of South Alabama Biomedical Library, and surveying literature on the topic, it can be concluded that the needs for eBooks in medical libraries have not changed, but the current pricing and packaging models present challenges to medical libraries trying to serve their users.

The advantage of eBook packages is that they bring leading medical resources into one integrated package. Many eBook titles are specifically geared toward the curricular and clinical needs of health science library users. Furthermore, many of the titles in the packages are textbooks for health science students, especially for medical students and for resident training.

Many medical libraries are researching emerging and alternate avenues for providing textbook access to their users, including LibGuides and open educational resources OER. A disadvantage of the current package model is that selected but desired titles are only available through the packages. For instance, libraries cannot license individual eBook titles from the above mentioned packages. Bundled titles have one price and cannot be purchased separately. Package model pricing eliminates the ability for libraries to select only eBook titles needed by their library users.

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Alpi, Caitlin A. Pike, Elisabeth E. Whitman, and Suzanne Kennedy-Stoskopf. Appendix: Available Health Science eBook Packages This is a list of popular of health science eBook packages, by no means comprehensive. Lorbeer med. Four years ago, ATG published in its health sciences special issue a paper I wrote on founding a new medical school library. School of Medicine WMed library, I thought it was an appropriate time to share my observations and reflect on my experiences on managing an all-digital collection.

A question I often receive from health sciences librarians at other new and developing schools is knowing what you know, would you have done anything differently in the setup of your library? My answer, confidently, is no. It also means empowering the library staff to be unafraid to construct and deconstruct library systems and web pages to ensure we are delivering seamless content without restrictive barriers. We purchase and subscribe to very little content.

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Get-It-Now document delivery service. The electronic library is now what you hold in your hand. It is accessible on your smartphone, tablet, and laptop and can be taken anywhere, yet network and connectivity barriers still exist. We should always seek innovative solutions to disseminate content, but I find the biggest barrier is how we authenticate users onto the network.

Authorizing access to content based on IP address is too difficult and we need to look at other options. I recently learned of the RA21 project and feel confident that another solution to identify our users is on the horizon. Simple solutions from the library generally do not exist for those who use mobile and tablet devices, nor are most librarians focused on making their websites incredibly attractive and agile for device use.

Not all of the electronic resources the library maintains work well in the mobile environment. This is a missed opportunity for librarians and publishers, as clinicians will instead use the free integrated medical information applications found in the iTunes or Google Play store. These applications have branded their content as peer-reviewed and do a good enough job at retrieving answers to clinical questions. Mobile devices are the preferred method of accessing quick lookup information in the healthcare setting, and I believe device.

This means making our web pages optimize preferably for devices rather than desktop users, which is a change in how we think about designing our site for our next page refresh. Not All Solutions Fit a Born Digital Library The solutions sold to academic health sciences libraries often command several fulltime staff members to be responsible for their implementation and performance. As a profession we choose to implement complex library systems, layers of web pages and authentication software that often hinders rather than helps our users connect to content and services.

The realization when managing a born-digital library is that most solutions available on the market are built for libraries that still have a significant print collection.