Health Information Professionals: roles, skill-set and barriers to involvement in the Cochrane process

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/269136
Title:
Health Information Professionals: roles, skill-set and barriers to involvement in the Cochrane process
Authors:
Joanne Ní Challanáin., Bernard Barrett, Fiona McCarthy
Affiliation:
Daughter’s of Charity Services, Dublin
Issue Date:
Sep-2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/269136
Item Type:
Conference Presentation
Language:
en
Description:
To understand what contribution librarians in Ireland make to the Cochrane Collaboration in Ireland 2) To define the key roles Librarians have in the Cochrane Collaboration, the skill-set librarians possess as well as the skill-set needed in the Cochrane Process 3) What skills do librarians require to enable us to contribute more? 4) To explore the potential barriers that discourage librarians from becoming involved and useful ways that librarians could overcome these difficulties. Health Information Professionals: Roles, Skillset and Barriers to Involvement in the Cochrane Process. Method: A short web-based questionnaire was sent to four mailing lists in Ireland and a reminder was sent three weeks later. This was followed by a workshop entitled “Librarians: facilitators in the Cochrane process” held at the Cochrane Colloquium on October 2006. Results: Provision of access to electronic resources and training users to search the Cochrane Library were the primary activities carried out by Librarians on the Island as well as supporting systematic reviewers with their searches. The barriers to greater involvement were lack of time, managerial support and funding as well as misconception of their role by other professionals. Conclusion: Information retrieval of evidence to inform clinical decision-making and ultimately best practice is crucial to the Cochrane process and healthcare Librarians have a valuable role in information retrieval and in utilising specific searching techniques.
Keywords:
COCHRANE COLLABORATION; LIBRARIANS; RESEARCH

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorJoanne Ní Challanáin., Bernard Barrett, Fiona McCarthyen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-12T10:21:19Z-
dc.date.available2013-02-12T10:21:19Z-
dc.date.issued2007-09-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/269136-
dc.descriptionTo understand what contribution librarians in Ireland make to the Cochrane Collaboration in Ireland 2) To define the key roles Librarians have in the Cochrane Collaboration, the skill-set librarians possess as well as the skill-set needed in the Cochrane Process 3) What skills do librarians require to enable us to contribute more? 4) To explore the potential barriers that discourage librarians from becoming involved and useful ways that librarians could overcome these difficulties. Health Information Professionals: Roles, Skillset and Barriers to Involvement in the Cochrane Process. Method: A short web-based questionnaire was sent to four mailing lists in Ireland and a reminder was sent three weeks later. This was followed by a workshop entitled “Librarians: facilitators in the Cochrane process” held at the Cochrane Colloquium on October 2006. Results: Provision of access to electronic resources and training users to search the Cochrane Library were the primary activities carried out by Librarians on the Island as well as supporting systematic reviewers with their searches. The barriers to greater involvement were lack of time, managerial support and funding as well as misconception of their role by other professionals. Conclusion: Information retrieval of evidence to inform clinical decision-making and ultimately best practice is crucial to the Cochrane process and healthcare Librarians have a valuable role in information retrieval and in utilising specific searching techniques.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectCOCHRANE COLLABORATIONen_GB
dc.subjectLIBRARIANSen_GB
dc.subjectRESEARCHen_GB
dc.titleHealth Information Professionals: roles, skill-set and barriers to involvement in the Cochrane processen_GB
dc.typeConference Presentationen
dc.contributor.departmentDaughter’s of Charity Services, Dublinen_GB
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