Anatomizing the Library: Virtual Anatomy Table Services in an Academic Library

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  • Melanie Dixson University of Tennessee, Knoxville Libraries
  • Niki Kirkpatrick University of Tennessee, Knoxville Libraries

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.29173/istl2703

Abstract

A growing number of academic, medical, and health sciences libraries are adopting 3D virtual anatomy tables (also known as virtual dissection tables) to support active learning initiatives within their anatomy educational communities. This article explores the implementation and management practices of virtual anatomy table (VAT) services offered by an academic library within a large public land-grant university system. The authors will share details surrounding their library's virtual anatomy table acquisition process and the development of VAT services for anatomy learners and instructors on their campus. This article will also discuss their VAT operational challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic and highlight plans for VAT services at their library.

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Author Biography

Niki Kirkpatrick, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Libraries

Assistant Professor & Health Sciences Librarian, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Libraries

References

Anatomage, Inc. (n.d.). 3D Physiology, kinesiology, and anatomy simulation - Anatomage table 8. Anatomage. https://www.anatomage.com/table8/

Springshare. (2020). LibCal - Calendaring, event management, and booking platform for libraries. Springshare. https://www.springshare.com/libcal/

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. (n.d.). About: We are Tennessee's university. https://www.utk.edu/aboutut/

The University of Tennessee Libraries, Knoxville. (2022, January 25). Research guides: Virtual anatomy table: Overview. https://libguides.utk.edu/anatomytable

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Published

2022-08-16

How to Cite

Dixson, M., & Kirkpatrick, N. (2022). Anatomizing the Library: Virtual Anatomy Table Services in an Academic Library. Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, (100). https://doi.org/10.29173/istl2703

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Short Communications