Medical Professionals’ Perception on Open Access Resources

Rao, Mahabaleshwara (2010) Medical Professionals’ Perception on Open Access Resources. In: UGC sponsored two day National Seminar on Management of Open Access Resources, 19-20 November 2010, Kasturba Gandhi Degree and PG College for Women, Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh. (Submitted)

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Abstract

The present electronic information era is characterized by the availability of information in electronic form. Open access resources play a vital role in the field of education and learning. Medical education is no exception to this. The open access resources available in electronic forms in medical science are very large. There is a growing supply of medical open access resources for teaching and learning available on the web. Medical professionals are frequently overwhelmed by the amount of open access resources available free on the net. The main aim of this paper was to investigate the medical professionals‟ perception on open access resources in medical college libraries of Coastal Karnataka, Karnataka, India. Open access resources have exploded in popularity and use. They can enable innovations in learning, teaching, clinical practice and patient care; and they increase timeliness in research as well as increase discovery and creation of new fields of inquiry. After the investigation, it is observed that medical professionals prefer using the open access resources and they perceived that open access resources are more knowledgeable, exhaustive, authoritarian and easy to use.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Coastal Karnataka, Medical colleges, Medical libraries, Medical Professionals, Open access resources.
Subjects: Departments at MU > Library and Information Science
MU Libraries > Health Sciences Library - Manipal
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 04 May 2012 04:30
Last Modified: 04 May 2012 04:30
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/3174

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