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January 2006, Week 2


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Dean Giustini <[log in to unmask]>
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Dean Giustini <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 12 Jan 2006 14:51:31 -0800
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Hello from Canada,

For busy clinicians, UpToDate seems to be, for many disciplines (though
not all), an extremely popular and useful source.

A few suggestions for anyone meeting with UpToDate reps:

	1. Recommend a document delivery type pay-per-view model 
	2. Ask them to allow Internet search engines to "crawl" the
		entire database to make the articles searchable.

Presently, the "patient information" sections are searchable on Google
(and provide links to related professional reviews):

Dean Giustini
UBC Biomedical Branch Librarian
Vancouver Hospital - Heather Pavilion
(604) 875-4505

On Thu, 12 Jan 2006, Julie Stielstra wrote:

> Sigh - it's UpToDate again.  The medical staff here has scheduled a demo of
> UpToDate on Tuesday, and invited me to attend.  They are wanting to purchase
> it and will pay for it (I have steadfastly refused to buy it out of my
> budget for a variety of reasons).  The quote they've been given is
> suspiciously low, so I suspect there are some access limits that haven't
> been made completely clear.  I have gone through the archives and pulled out
> some good summary info, but my request to you all is to help load me up with
> some good pointed questions for the rep based on your experiences,
> knowledge, surprises, etc. in this product.  If the medical staff wants to
> buy it, great, but I want to be sure they know exactly what they're getting
> and how it will work instead of just being dazzled by
> click-and-cool!-a-review-article!  Thanks!!
> --
> Julie Stielstra, MLS
> Supervisor, Knowledge Resource Library
> Central DuPage Hospital
> 25 N Winfield Rd
> Winfield, IL 60190
> phone 630-933-4536
> fax     630-933-4530
> email [log in to unmask]