Adams, A and Blandford, A (2001) Digital libraries in a clinical setting: friend or foe? In: Goos, G and Hartmanis, J and van Leeuwen, J, (eds.) Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries: 5th European Conference, ECDL 2001 Darmstadt, Germany, September 4-9, 2001 Proceedings. (213 - 224). Springer Berlin: Heidelberg.
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Clinical requirements for quick accessibility to reputable, up-to-date information have increased the importance of web accessible digital libraries for this user community. To understand the social and organisational impacts of ward-accessible digital libraries (DLs) for clinicians, we conducted a study of clinicians? perceptions of electronic information resources within a large London based hospital. The results highlight that although these resources appear to be a relatively innocuous means of information provision (i.e. no sensitive data) social and organisational issues can impede effective technology deployment. Clinical social structures, which produce information ? and technology ? hoarding behaviours can result from poor training, support and DL usability.
|Title:||Digital libraries in a clinical setting: friend or foe?|
|Open access status:||An open access version is available from UCL Discovery|
|Additional information:||Imported via OAI, 7:29:01 6th Mar 2008|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Computer Science|
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