The Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA) has a new annual column describing innovative and notable virtual projects in health sciences libraries. This column will focus on library virtual spaces. “In an increasingly digital world, the library’s virtual space can be as much of a hub as the library’s physical space. Digital content and technology-rich library services are moving the library presence outside the physical building to support users in their digital spaces wherever and whenever needed.”
JMLA is looking for submissions of recent virtual projects for the Virtual Projects column. The column will be published in October 2013.
Examples of projects that could be submitted include:
- projects that improve the quality of the library’s virtual presence through webpages or its catalog
- development of technologies that facilitate information discovery and content delivery (e.g., federated searching products and portals)
- mobile-friendly resource and service initiatives
- development of web 2.0/Library 2.0 initiatives (e.g., social networking applications)
- hosting and preserving digital content activities
- projects that demonstrate the use of library resources and services through the institution’s electronic health record (EHR)
- collaborative ventures with campus or other partners to develop new digital resources and services
To be considered for this column, please submit a 200-word abstract of your virtual project or a link to your project web page that describes the project and why it is innovative/notable. Send your submissions to Susan Lessick, AHIP, FMLA, by March 15, 2013.