Health Libraries give a 900 % return on investment

This news comes from a survey of how Australian health libraries benefit their organisations financially Worth every cent and more is the final report . It takes into account;

  • the time saved by practitioners in searching for answers;
  • the cost of buying in information resources that are provided for free by the library
  • the positive impact on patient care by support for professional development and searches that help clinical decision making

It notes that electronic resources mean that less physical space is required by the library but the employment of  professional librarians underpins all the benefits.

Jean Shaw, Phi

Jean Shaw, Phi


About jgreigshaw

I work with Partnerships in Health Information which promotes partnership between libraries in Africa and the UK with an emphasis in African leadership. I have visited Kenya, Mali, Uganda and Zambia though Phi has contacts in many more African countries.
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