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Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1999 Oct;87(4):408-14.

Medical libraries, bioinformatics, and networked information: a coming convergence?

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  • 1Coalition for Networked Information, Washington, DC 20036-1109, USA.

Abstract

Libraries will be changed by technological and social developments that are fueled by information technology, bioinformatics, and networked information. Libraries in highly focused settings such as the health sciences are at a pivotal point in their development as the synthesis of historically diverse and independent information sources transforms health care institutions. Boundaries are breaking down between published literature and research data, between research databases and clinical patient data, and between consumer health information and professional literature. This paper focuses on the dynamics that are occurring with networked information sources and the roles that libraries will need to play in the world of medical informatics in the early twenty-first century.

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10550026
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PMC226616
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