Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association / Journal de l'Association des bibliothèques de la santé du Canada https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/jchla/index.php/jchla A forum for the provision of increased communication among health libraries and health sciences librarians. Canadian Health Libraries Association/Association des bibliothèques de la santé du Canada en-US Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association / Journal de l'Association des bibliothèques de la santé du Canada 1708-6892 <p><span>Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:</span></p><p>Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/">Creative Commons Attribution License</a> that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.</p> Editor's Message https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/jchla/index.php/jchla/article/view/29557 Sandra McKeown Copyright (c) 2021 2021-04-02 2021-04-02 42 1 10.29173/jchla29557 Privacy of electronic health records: a review of the literature https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/jchla/index.php/jchla/article/view/29496 <p>Privacy in the context of electronic health records (EHR) is an incredibly complex and multi-faceted topic within the LIS field. We selected twenty-five articles published over the past fifteen years, which explore this topic from the perspectives of patients, doctors, medical librarians, informatics experts, and archivists. We identified themes that appeared consistently across the literature, as well as issues that differed across healthcare systems with varying levels of IT infrastructure. Significant changes have also taken place over time, especially with the development of technologies meant to protect privacy and make the widespread use of EHR possible. However, despite technological advances, many of the same problems of privacy ethics remain. Diverging opinions exist in the literature regarding how, and if, EHR systems should be established in light of these unresolved issues.</p> Katherine Gariépy-Saper Nicholas Decarie Copyright (c) 2021 2021-04-02 2021-04-02 42 1 10.29173/jchla29496 JCHLA/JABSC editorial policies and practices to address systemic racism and improve equity, diversity, and inclusion https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/jchla/index.php/jchla/article/view/29554 <p>No abstract.</p> Sandra McKeown Alanna Campbell Amanda Caputo Rachel Couban Colleen Pawliuk Copyright (c) 2021 2021-04-02 2021-04-02 42 1 10.29173/jchla29554 Embracing the value of research data: introducing the JCHLA/JABSC Data Sharing Policy https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/jchla/index.php/jchla/article/view/29536 <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">As health sciences researchers have been asked to share their data more frequently due to funder policies, journal requirements, or interest from their peers, health sciences librarians (HSLs) have simultaneously begun to provide support to researchers in this space through training, </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">participating in RDM efforts on research grants</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">, and developing comprehensive data services programs</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">. If supporting researchers' data sharing efforts is a worthwhile investment for HSLs, it is crucial that we practice data sharing in our own research endeavours. sharing data is a positive step in the right direction, as it can increase the transparency, reliability, and reusability of HSL-related research outputs. Furthermore, having the ability to identify and connect with researchers in relation to the challenges associated with data sharing can help HSLs empathize with their communities and gain new perspectives on improving support in this area.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">To that end, the Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association / Journal de l’Association des bibliothèques de la santé du Canada (JCHLA / JABSC) has developed a Data Sharing Policy to improve the transparency and reusability of research data underlying the results of its publications. This paper will describe the approach taken to inform and develop this policy.&nbsp;</span></p> Kevin Read Alanna Campbell Vanessa Kitchin Heather MacDonald Sandra McKeown Copyright (c) 2021 2021-04-02 2021-04-02 42 1 10.29173/jchla29536 Challenges with organization, discoverability and access in Canadian open health data repositories https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/jchla/index.php/jchla/article/view/29457 <p>Introduction: Open health data provides healthcare professionals, biomedical researchers and the general public with access to health data which has the potential to improve healthcare delivery and policy. The challenge for data providers is to create and implement appropriate metadata, or structured data about the data, to ensure that data are easy to discover, access and re-use. The goal of this study is to identify, evaluate and compare Canadian open health data repositories for their searching, browsing and navigation functionalities, the richness of their metadata description practices, and their metadata-based filtering mechanisms.<br>Methods: Metadata-based search and browsing was evaluated in addition to the number and nature of metadata elements. Canadian open health data repositories across national, provincial and institutional levels were evaluated. Data collected using verbatim text recording was evaluated using an analytical framework based on the 2019 Dataverse North Metadata Best Practices guide and 2019 Data Citation Implementation Project roadmap.<br>Results: All six repositories required filtering to access “open health data”. All six repositories included subject facets for filtering, and title and description on the Results List. Inconsistencies suggest that improvements should address advanced search, health-specific search terms, records for all repositories and links to related publications.<br>Discussion: Consistent use of title and description suggests that an interoperable interface is possible. Records indicate the need for explicit, easy to find mechanisms to access metadata in repositories. The analytical framework represents first draft guidelines for metadata creation and implementation to improve organization, discoverability and access to Canadian open health data.</p> Gail M. Thornton Ali Shiri Copyright (c) 2021 2021-04-02 2021-04-02 42 1 10.29173/jchla29457 Demystifying Online Instruction in Libraries: People, Processes and Tools (book review) https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/jchla/index.php/jchla/article/view/29532 <p>Review of the book <em>Demystifying Online Instruction in Libraries: People, Processes and Tools </em>by Dominique Turnbow and Amanda Roth. </p> Jack Young Copyright (c) 2021 2021-04-02 2021-04-02 42 1 10.29173/jchla29532 Information Resource Description: Creating and Managing Metadata. Second Edition. (book review) https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/jchla/index.php/jchla/article/view/29501 Vanessa Kitchin Copyright (c) 2021 2021-04-02 2021-04-02 42 1 10.29173/jchla29501 Modular Online Learning Design: A Flexible Approach for Diverse Learning Needs (book review) https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/jchla/index.php/jchla/article/view/29535 Kristy Hancock Copyright (c) 2021 2021-04-02 2021-04-02 42 1 10.29173/jchla29535 The Engaged Health Sciences Library Liaison (book review) https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/jchla/index.php/jchla/article/view/29539 Nicole Dunnewold Copyright (c) 2021 2021-04-02 2021-04-02 42 1 10.29173/jchla29539 Trello (product review) https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/jchla/index.php/jchla/article/view/29545 <p>Trello is a project management solution that supports real-time collaboration and communication to accomplish project tasks and goals. Ideal for small-to-medium sized libraries, Trello’s intuitive user interface and robust integrations provide teams the flexibility to customize their workflows to meet their unique needs while delivering value to their user communities. Available with a free or paid subscription, this tool enhances teamwork and provides control over simple and complex projects.&nbsp;</p> Vanja Stojanovic Copyright (c) 2021 2021-04-02 2021-04-02 42 1 10.29173/jchla29545 Beyond traditional library spaces: the practicalities of closing hospital libraries and opening a virtual library https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/jchla/index.php/jchla/article/view/29434 <p>The formation of the University of Manitoba Health Sciences Libraries (UMHSL) was the result of signing consecutive agreements over a period of 24 years between the University of Manitoba (UM) and Winnipeg area hospitals, now collectively known as the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA). In 2017, the UMHSL included the UM's Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library (NJMHSL) and eight hospital and health centre libraries located in the city of Winnipeg. In 2018, all the hospital and health centre libraries closed and the UML opened the rebranded <em>WRHA Virtual Library</em>. This article describes the complications and lessons learned while closing the hospital libraries and opening a virtual library service to a distributed health care system with diverse clinical and educational needs.</p> Carol Cooke Copyright (c) 2021 2021-04-02 2021-04-02 42 1 10.29173/jchla29434 CHLA Standards for Library and Information Services in Canadian Health & Social Services Institutions 2020 https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/jchla/index.php/jchla/article/view/29526 <p>The following standards, with supporting evidence, are intended to serve as a guide to structuring minimum library services within health and social services institutions across all Canadian provinces and territories. The Standards are not intended to be aspirational. The aim of the Canada Health Libraries Association (CHLA) Task Force was to ensure that the Standards update would not be so removed from the current realities and landscape that they became unattainable to many libraries. For this reason, some Standards outline requirements that are essential to the minimum function of the library, and other Standards provide recommendations only. The intended use of the Standards is to set a baseline for the provision of essential library services and resources and aid in advocating for adequate resources. It is important to note, however, that the CHLA Task Force does not intend for the Standards to prevent libraries from reaching a more advanced level of service, and we hope that in their current form they will not be a hindrance to excellence or innovation. </p> Francesca Frati Lori Anne Oja Julia Kleinberg Copyright (c) 2021 2021-04-02 2021-04-02 42 1 10.29173/jchla29526