Access to Medical Knowledge examines the fundamental values that have characterized the development of medical librarianship since its foundation. The major focus is the development of medical librarianship in the English speaking world, in particular North America, yet includes a number of major issues in international cooperation including the provision of medical information worldwide.
Frances K. Groen is Trenholme Director of Libraries Emeritus at McGill University.
Part 1 Preface Part 2 Introduction: Libraries as a Public Good-Why? Part 3 PART I: LIBRARIANS AND THEIR VALUES Chapter 4 1. Librarians, Values, and the Public Good Part 5 PART II: THE ORIGIN OF MEDICAL LIBRARIANSHIP Chapter 6 2. Early Days in the Porfession Chapter 7 3. The Emergence of the Medical LIbrary in the Twentieth Century, 1900-1960 Chapter 8 4. The War and After, 1940-1960 Chapter 9 5. Gaining Ground in Medical Libraries, 1960-1990 Part 10 PART III: MEDICAL LIBRARIES IN THE AGE OF THE INTERNET Chapter 11 6. Digitization and the Internet: A Revolutionary Context for Libraries Chapter 12 7. Consumer and Patient Information: Convergence on the Internet Chapter 13 8. New Approaches to Clinical Medical Information Part 14 PART IV: IS THERE A BETTER WAY? Chapter 15 9. The Economics of Scientific and Medica Information Chapter 16 10. Toward Open Access Chapter 17 11. New Solutions in Access to Medical Information Chapter 18 12. Controlling Copyright: The Necessary Balance Part 19 Conclusion: Advancing the Role of the Medical Librarian in the Public Good Part 20 Bibliography Part 21 Index Part 22 About the Author