Common ground: The HealthWeb project as a model for Internet collaboration

Patricia M. Redman, Julia A. Kelly, Eric D. Albright, P. F. Anderson, Craig Mulder, Eric H. Schnell

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Abstract

The establishment of the HealthWeb project by twelve health sciences libraries provides a collaborative means of organizing and enhancing access to Internet resources for the international health sciences community. The project is based on the idea that the Internet is common ground for all libraries and that through collaboration a more comprehensive, robust, and long-lasting information product can be maintained. The participants include more than seventy librarians from the health sciences libraries of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), an academic consortium of twelve major research universities. The Greater Midwest Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine serves as a cosponsor. HealthWeb is an information resource that provides access to evaluated, annotated Internet resources via the World Wide Web. The project vision as well as the progress reported on its implementation may serve as a model for other collaborative Internet projects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)325-330
Number of pages6
JournalBulletin of the Medical Library Association
Volume85
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1997

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