Thursday, August 22, 2002

Point of Care to Their Palms Medical Library PDA Grant Report available!

The final report for the "Point of Care to Their Palms: Medical Libraries Provide Critical Knowledge-Based Resources, Technology and Training to Medical Professionals" LSTA grant is now available at The report chronicles a nine-month project (October 2001-May 2002) undertaken by the OSF Saint Francis Medical Center Library & Resource Center and the University of Illinois at Chicago Library of the Health Sciences-Peoria. Through this project, the library staffs were able to provide handheld computers, associated peripheral equipment, general and specialized software and applications, training, technical support, e-content and various discussion methods (websites, blogs, and email discussion groups) to enable healthcare professionals to use and evaluate the use of PDAs in real-life, real-work situations. The grant also enabled the libraries to host a conference for librarians on the use of PDAs in libraries. In addition to the final report, there is information at the project website at Carol Galganski, Manager, Library & Resource Center, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, served as Project Director for the grant. The final report for the grant was written by Tom Peters, Project Evaluator, Director of the Center for Library Initiatives, Committee on Institutional Cooperation. Other project team members included Jo Dorsch, LHS; Lori Bell, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center; and Peg Burnette, LHS. Funding for this LSTA project was provided by the Illinois State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.

Contact information:
Carol Galganski,
Tom Peters,
Jo Dorsch,
Lori Bell,
Peg Burnette,

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