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Project Goals

    The specific aims of the Resource Guide project are to:

  • Assess the health information needs of public health professionals with regard to disaster preparedness and bio-terrorist threats;

  • Streamline access to relevant documents and guidelines by creating and distributing a regularly updated Internet resource guide that directly links users to accurate and reliable sources of health-related preparedness information; and

  • Leverage existing information and outreach resources, including the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, to increase the scope and maximize the benefit of project goals.

Project Summary

In July 2002, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) awarded the New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) a two-year contract to develop a web-based Resource Guide for Public Health Preparedness. The Guide provides a single point of access to essential information resources in public health and disaster preparedness, selected and cataloged by information specialists.

Like a traditional guide to archival collections, the Resource Guide is intended to serve as a tool for resource discovery - a finding aid that assists readers in locating relevant information within a collection of material that is heterogeneous and widely-dispersed.

In addition to linked full-text resources, the Guide includes topical bibliographies linked to pre-scripted searches of PubMed and other literature databases.

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