Nowadays, libraries pay much attention to electronic resources because of the advancement of information technologies and the wide spreading of the internet connections. Libraries in different types are evolving toward the direction of digital libraries. As a result, a new definition of a modern library is proposed-a library is an institution to establish access points of information and to provide services for its users. In the meantime, an ideal digital library should not only be the accumulation of electronic resources, but also an organization provides the resources including the specialized staff and qualified collections of digital works; therefore, they are readily and economically available for use by a defined community or set of communities. Based on the above ideas and cooperating the resources and powers of small and middle size hospital libraries, the Taipei Medical University Digital Library Consortium (TMU DiLib) was founded. To begin with, this article briefly introduces five major medical library consortia in Taiwan, and then describes the current status, service performance, and future development of the TMU DiLib consortium. The author hopes to serve as a reference for establishment and promotion of other digital library consortia.
|Translated title of the contribution||The Establishment and Promotion of Medical Library Consortia: A Case Study of the TMU DiLib Consortium|
|Original language||Chinese (Traditional)|
|Number of pages||23|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|