What’s new in medical research?
By Sarah FriesnerSourceMedical News Today – 10.03.2015 – 03:14:45Harold W. Washburn Library, Howard County Library, The John Marshall Library, and the W.A.C.D.C.’s Howard County Health Sciences Center will soon offer free access to research papers that are available online.
Harold Washburn, the Howard County Public Library’s library chief, said the library is offering the research papers for free to those who have the technology.
“We have been working hard to bring in digital services to help with research and provide people access to that research,” Washburn said.
The libraries will open the paper collection on the first Monday of every month starting at 8 a.m. and will remain open during non-peak hours.
They will also offer a free trial of the services in the fall.
Harald Riedel, the chief information officer at the Howard, Washburn and W.M. St. Louis Public Libraries, said it’s great to have a new digital service available to people.
“This is a great service for the library to be able to share its resources with the community,” Riedle said.
He said the libraries have been trying to provide online services for a long time, and now they are getting that online capability.
“The libraries have long had a digital subscription service,” he said.
“But I think it’s really important that the libraries are offering this new service that can bring the same functionality.”
According to Washburn’s news release, researchers at the libraries will be able access research papers in formats such as PDF, Word, and XLS files.
He said the online versions of the papers are optimized for the computers and the devices in the library.
“Research papers are not always easy to access online, so it is great to be working with digital providers that are able to provide this service,” Washbur said.