a. finland 2007 eahil.one woman medical library and new technologies
Nowadays, modern libraries set more and more requirements to librarians in Health Care Institutions. The most important thing
is to keep up with all trends in medical science following from new achievements in medicine. A librarian has to improve skills
constantly to find proper information for library users. This is not easy taking into consideration all requests of medical
professionals and developments in oncology. The modern librarian is standing between two sciences with expanding roles -
information technology and medical science.
During the last 15 years living conditions in Serbia
Now, as a country in transition, electronic services and
databases with medical literature are provided by the
Ministry of Science and the National Library of Serbia.
Librarians have taken efforts to acquire skills in searching
database and electronic services to find a proper
literature. All institutions in the consortium of libraries in
Serbia are connected to the academic network end have
free access to numerous publishers and articles in full text.
Free access is provided via KoBSON (Konzorcijum
Biblioteka Srbije za Objedinjenu Nabavku) on the site of
National Library of Serbia.
Where to find the scientific information and how
to make it visible to users?
Web 2.0 presents a new and almost unlimited source
for scientific information. Librarians are facing a new
role: to develop information science and to promote
medical websites as a Science 2.0
and Library 2.0.
What does it mean to be solo librarian i.e. one woman library?
That position brings problems called isolation. Without replacement you are not able to participate in conferences nor to attend courses. Only with participating in Annual
Meetings and conferences, sharing experience and following new trends in Continuing Medical Education and new technologies as Web 2.0 and Library 2.0, being an
information specialist can be a creative and the most amusing profession.
The use of web2.0 and her sophisticated possibilities to distribute and share information among the users of the modern libraries makes it possible let the one woman
library exist and keep customers informed about new information in an easy and accessible way.
New technologies & possibilities for
one-woman medical library
Ana Ivkovic, Institute for Oncology and Radiology of Serbia
widget of an
blogs is the
to spread it,
adding a link
Many scientific lectures are presented as a
slideshow and posted at SLIDESHARE
http://www.slideshare.net/ as I posted presentations
After discovering blogs as a source for
medical and other relevant information,
creating a blog for the NCRC library
brought me the new possibilities to
distribute information to end users.
Web 2.0 itself provides all tools
needed for easy and attractive
together, with all important links,
search box, top oncology journals
electronic services, highlights,
How to make information visible to
At MICC2007 in Zagreb, I met Mr. Guus
van den Brekel, and as we still don’t have
web site of library, his idea to make a
librarytoolbar, resolved my biggest
Flickr badge presents
More and more presentations
appears as a podcast
for automatic update
Making a start page Netvibes with search box
for providing literature makes easier
Audiovisual lectures, medical news
as well as other events during
conferences can be posted on