- The main part of a health service library collection are the serial holdings. Since the introduction of electronic journals, these can be divided in two types of serial holdings: paper format and electronic format. Storage space shortages also determine that in many cases the paper format has to be split into multiple locations, and this is creates accessibility problems for users.
With the aim of satisfying the new requirements of hospital libraries users, the personnel of the Mostoles Hospital Library has developed a new service, “Bibliographic Orientation Service” (BOS). This service assists users providing information about the location of serial holdings and also facilitates bibliographical advice.
The main conclusions 2 years after BOS implementation are that it has become one of the star services of our Library. This service is used for specific purposes and it has not impeded the development of bibliographic skills by library users. Besides, this innovative service has improved the use of the holdings and also the control of the interlibrary loans.
- San José Montano, Blanca
- Fernández Ruiz, Mª Carmen
- Delgado Valle, Mª Carmen
- Conference Poster