The classic function of health sciences libraries is to build and maintain a knowledge base and to provide timely access to that collective memory for the purposes of learning, teaching, caring for patients, conducting research or managing an organization. The formats and representation of that knowledge base are changing rapidly, as are the methods and techniques for gaining access to information. Medical libraries have long used computers for cataloging and controlling records but are now shifting to acquiring, managing and distributing bibliographic and full-text information to local library 'networks'.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Western Journal of Medicine|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1986|
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