2001-03-30Konferenzveröffentlichung DOI: 10.18452/1074
Information at the fingertips: a portal for biomedicine
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
The amount of information potentially available for the biomedical researcher has grown exponentially in recent years. Most of this information is available on-line, but efficient and exhaustive use of it is rendered problematic by the way in which it is organised. The researcher is often confused by the quantity of information and by the lack of quality control of that information. The documentalist therefore has a strategic role to play in the orientation of the researcher"s choices. In order to meet our users" needs, we have begun a portal project for biomedicine that may be able to supply, in a systematic if not exhaustive manner, indications and suggestions to those searching for information on the Internet. The portal we are creating is a tool being prepared for the researcher and not for the librarian. It will be organised, even if not explicitly, along the lines of the Library of Congress and the National Library of Medicine classification systems, since this is the way in which documentary material found in biomedical libraries is usually organised. The purpose of the current work is to illustrate the project by means of the preliminary phases of examination and choice of the sources of information as well as by means of the first model for the organisation of those sources, which was done in order to facilitate research for those operating in the biomedical sector.
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