Information Transfer: New Age — New Ways

Proceedings of the third European Conference of Medical Libraries Montpellier, France, September 23–26, 1992

  • Suzanne Bakker
  • Monique C. Cleland

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Information Transfer: New Age - New Ways

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Medical information: a world in evolution

    3. New technology in information transfer

    4. Implications of information transfer

      1. Astrid Nøklebye Heiberg
        Pages 47-51
      2. Patrice Degoulet, Marius Fieschi
        Pages 52-57
  3. Scientific Communication

  4. Librarianship

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Education and responsibility

    3. Users and their needs

    4. End-user training

  5. Medical Libraries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. National cooperation

    3. Library cooperation

      1. LI. Amat, I. Astals, T. Mas, C. Pérez-Ventana, E. Salas, I. Valdivieso
        Pages 177-180
      2. Maria Justina Imperatori
        Pages 181-184
      3. Maria Nardelli, Luisa Vercellesi, Mirella Zolezzi
        Pages 189-190
    4. International cooperation

      1. Helga Atkinson Patrikios
        Pages 191-194

About this book


One of the characteristics of the final decade of this century is the treatment of information as a commodity. As the world becomes increasingly dominated by information and its technology, in all its facets, librarians must learn to integrate all the new developments into daily practice.
'It is to the extent to which we shall succeed in developing powerful information networks through efficient information transfer that we shall succeed in contributing to the betterment of health throughout our nations'. It is this challenge which medical librarians from some 34 countries set for themselves in convening the Third European Conference of Medical Libraries in Montpellier, France, in September 1992. All aspects of medical information were addressed - the technical aspects of transfer, ethical and legal issues, costs, benefits, rights and responsibilities, quality assurance, guidance systems, communications technology, education and training both of information professionals and end-users were discussed and debated in depth in Montpellier. This volume presents an accurate account of a conference which has made a significant contribution to the development of medical librarianship in Europe and the wider world.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Suzanne Bakker
    • 1
  • Monique C. Cleland
    • 2
  1. 1.University of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.LausanneSwitzerland

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