Transitioning Technologies

Pathfinders of the Future

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Abstract

Medical libraries have a history of providing quality health information. Consumers who search the Internet on their own often find out-of-date, biased, or invalid information. A strong library web presence is the best approach to connecting consumers to reliable, online resources. However, hospital web development teams focus on strategic initiatives and are not always accommodating to the web page needs of medical librarians. Utilizing LibGuides and aligning the content of web pages with hospital approved sites, librarians at a large academic medical center successfully curated modern pathfinders that are attractive, easily updated, and acceptable to hospital leadership. This article details the creation, content selection, and usage of the pathfinder guides.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Consumer Health on the Internet
Volume21
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2 2017

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Transitioning Technologies : Pathfinders of the Future. / Oelschlegel, Sandra; Luhrs, Jennifer; Lindsay, James.

In: Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet, Vol. 21, No. 1, 02.01.2017, p. 1-10.

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