From Partnership to Program: the Evolution of SHIRP

Susan A. Murphy


Created to license a subset of the University of Saskatchewan Library’s electronic resources for access by health care practitioners in the province, the Saskatchewan Health Information Resources Program (SHIRP) has undergone substantive organizational and administrative changes in its first decade of existence. Although its mandate remains the same, the transition of SHIRP from a partnership to a program and its subsequent integration into the University Library’s operations, has streamlined processes, increased the visibility and understanding of SHIRP across the province, and enhanced SHIRP’s ability to provide electronic resources and library services to practitioners working alongside Saskatchewan health sciences students. 


SHIRP; Saskatchewan; electronic resources; health care practitioners

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