The Eight Principles of Medical Librarians in the Health Systems

Hassan Ashrafi-rizi*1, Fatemeh Zarmehr2

 

  1.   Health Information Technology Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
  2. Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

Corresponding Author: H Ashrafi-rizi, Medical Library and Information Science, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran, Email:* hassanashrafi@mng.mui.ac.ir.

 

Abstract

The access to health information for all people is the fundamental goal of the World Health Organization (WHO).‎ It comes tr ue when both health professionals and patients as beneficiaries have access to health information.‎ Medical librarians play an important role in facilitating access to health information, and this role should be in the context and framework of scientific principles.‎ The principles were first proposed by Thompson and Ranganathan and it was revised over time by scholars like Das (1)‎, Gopinath, Holt, Gorman and Fadaie (2)‎.‎ The common feature of all these revisions is limited to activities of librarians to the library.‎ But today, the activity scope of medical librarians is not only  libraries but also they  play a role in the scientometric centers, knowledge base centers, journals, publishing  centers, and research  centers (3)‎ which are  called Health Information Centers (HIC).‎ In this article, we aimed to review and revise these principles according to new realm of

 

 

medical .librarians

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Health Information Technology Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.‎

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