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Mobile Technology in a Community Teaching Hospital Library: Tablets and E-books

To enhance medical, nursing, and allied health education, patient care, and community knowledge of health conditions, Saint Barnabas Medical Center Health Sciences Library proposes to purchase digital tablets, accessories, applications, and e-books. The librarians will master device capabilities; identify medical, nursing, and allied health professional applications and e-books best suited to tablets; demonstrate the value and utility of the devices to hospital staff; and provide staff and community hands-on access to this important and east-to-use technology. In doing so, health professionals throughout the hospital and community members who visit the Library will have greater access to quality, evidence-0based reference tools on a portable device.

Saint Barnabas Medical Center
Health Sciences Library
Funded Dates: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 to Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Funding Amount: 
Health Professionals - Dentists
Consumers - General Public
Students - Health Professionals
Librarians - Health Science
Health Professionals - Health Services Researchers
Health Professionals - Nurses
Health Professionals - Pharmacists
Health Professionals - Physicians
Consumers - Patients & Families