Evolution-revolution-devolution

A short history of the provision of knowledge-based information services to Manitoba’s health professionals

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https://doi.org/10.29173/jchla29510

Abstract

From 1993 to 2009 the University of Manitoba (UM), the Regional Health Authorities of Manitoba (RHAM), and the Manitoba Health Department signed affiliation agreements that changed the access to knowledge-based information for health professionals. These agreements transferred the management and delivery of library service from the home organizations to the UM Libraries. This three-part paper describes the events that led to the evolution of change in health information access in Winnipeg, subsequent revolutionary changes in the nature of the services, and their eventual devolution due to a significant array of unexpected challenges.

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Ada Ducas, University of Maitoba

Librarian Emerita

Former Head, Head, Health Sciences Libraries

University of Manitoba

Tania Gottschalk, Thompson Rivers University

Associate University Librarian

Thompson Rivers University

 

Analyn Cohen-Baker, University of Manitoba

Retired Librarian

Former Head, Seven Oaks Hospital Library

University of Manitoba

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Published

2021-08-01

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Ducas, A., Gottschalk, T., & Cohen-Baker, A. (2021). Evolution-revolution-devolution: A short history of the provision of knowledge-based information services to Manitoba’s health professionals. Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association / Journal De l’Association Des bibliothèques De La Santé Du Canada, 42(2). https://doi.org/10.29173/jchla29510

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