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Tuesday, May 17 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Poster Session 2: Poster Board Number 29

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Poster Board Number: 29
Title: Practice What We Preach: Collaborative Research for Evidence-based Collection Development
Objective: To develop collection development tools via collaborative bibliometric research using a standard protocol and Web 2.0 tools. Goals include updating mapping studies conducted a decade ago, mapping additional allied health and nursing disciplines, and publication of a core list of nursing journals.
Methods: The Nursing and Allied Health Resources Section (NAHRS) Research Committee's mapping and journal project subcommittees updated the protocol for the mapping the literature studies and explored the use of various Web 2.0 tools to enable and support the bibliometric research activities of the section. Tools employed included a private wiki for the section’s mapping and journal list projects (separate from the section’s publicly accessible wiki), and a spreadsheet for compiling journal title-specific data populated using Google forms. NAHRS Research Committee leaders debated how much to share with our research teams, who could edit, and how much to make public. Committee leaders worked with the section web editors to keep resources “in their place.” The poster will showcase our research methods and results, published mapping studies, and impact as demonstrated by citation patterns. In addition, we will propose a model for evidence-based collection development that integrates research data with library data and institution needs.
Results: Initial updates to the mapping the literature of allied health studies were published in the Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA) in 2010, with several nursing and allied health studies in progress. We will demonstrate the revised mapping protocol and the research-based process for developing the first NAHRS nursing journal core list and link to NAHRS website information on our ongoing bibliometric research, including opportunities to get involved.
Conclusions: The information needs of nursing and allied health are interdisciplinary, not limited to publications in a specific discipline. Mapping studies and descriptive journal research is a valuable adjunct for collection development, especially for journals. It is not a substitute for assessing institutional needs and utilization patterns, and is most useful when adding or expanding programs. The NAHRS Core Nursing Journals list, including top cited titles from the mapping studies, should be supplemented with journals from other disciplines to meet the needs of nursing education and practice.
Authors: Margaret (Peg) Allen, AHIP, FMLA, Consultant, Health Knowledge Consultants, Stratford, WI; Pamela Sherwill-Navarro, AHIP, Librarian, Library, Remington College of Nursing, Lake Mary, FL; Joy Kennedy, Librarian, Health Resource Center, Northwest Community Hospital, Arlington Heights, IL; Frances Delwiche, Reference and Instruction Librarian, Dana Medical Library, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

Tuesday May 17, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Exhibit Hall A - Minneapolis Convention Center

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