Health science libraries as information dissemination and health education centres

Murthy, Sudha (1982) Health science libraries as information dissemination and health education centres. In: National Seminar of Health Science Libraries in India.

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Library is an establishment having the responsibility to organise and preserve the recorded human thoughts to achieve its basic objective of dissemination of information. Interpreting the collection to the readers and bringing the right material to the right reader are the important components of the dissemination system. The dissemination of information in a health science library achieves special importance because of its impact on the medical care to the community. This paper discusses the role of a specialized, health science library at the National Tuberculosis Institute, Bangalore, in the dissemination of information to the various category of users. It defines and describes a) the organization of information b) nature of information to be disseminated and c) the beneficiaries of such information. Model of the dissemination system is presented, the working of the system, its maintenance and cost are also mentioned. The paper highlights the importance of information dissemination in promoting health education to the community.

EPrint Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Health libraries, Information Dissemination
Subjects:Information Science > Library Science
Information Science > Information Storage and Retrieval
Information Science > Information Centers
-Institutional Repositories > National Tuberculosis Institute
Information Science > Information Services
Information Science > Information Management
Education > Education, Premedical
ID Code:374
Deposited By:Librarian Sudha S Murthy
Deposited On:28 July 2005

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