Thursday, January 31, 2002

Hotsync to This Site! PDAs Playing in Peoria Libraries to the Point of Care!

Hotsync to This Site: PDAs Playing in Peoria Libraries To the Point of Care!

PDAs are playing in Peoria libraries to the point of care in two Peoria, Illinois medical libraries, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center Library & Resource Center and the University of Illinois at Chicago Library of the Health Sciences-Peoria. A website for the LSTA grant project, funded by the Illinois State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State, has been launched at The website contains information about the project and links to resources on handheld computing for librarians and medical students, residents, physicians, nurses, and other personnel. The website is one of many activities which are part of the project to provide critical knowledge-based resources at the point of care or patient bedside through the use of handheld computing technology. In addition to loaning handheld computers with medical resources on them, the libraries are providing access to electronic books, interactive databases such as ovid@hand, training, and technical support to medical professionals. The libraries will also host a conference on pdas for librarians scheduled for June 7, 2002 featuring Mari Stoddard of Arizona Health Sciences Library as the keynote speaker. For further information, hotsync to the site or contact Carol Galganski, Project Director at, (309)655-2268, or Lori Bell,, (309)655-2269.

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