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Year 2001 Journal Survey Results


Introduction

The 2001 Library Journal Survey was on the OHSU Library Web site from August 1 - 31, 2001. It was announced in the August 2001 issue of OHSU Outlook and distributed to all OHSU employees on a GroupWise e-mail on August 1.

The 160 surveys completed represent about 1.6% of the OHSU faculty, staff, and student (160 of 10,000 employees)


Question 1. My role at OHSU is:

Role at OHSU
Number of Responses
Percent of Responses
Faculty
90
56
Staff
29
18
Student
19
12
Post Doctoral Fellow
13
8
Resident
6
4
Graduate Research Assistants
3
2
Total
160
100

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Question 2. My school, division, department or institute is:

Faculty, students and staff from over 70 schools, departments, divisions and institutes contributed to the results.

Unit
Number of Responses
Percent of Responses
School of Medicine-Clinical Science
65
41
School of Medicine-Basic Sciences
30
19
Institutes
25
16
School of Nursing
17
11
Health Care Services
7
5
School of Dentistry
5
3
OSU College of Pharmacy at OHSU
4
3
OGI School of Science & Engineering
3
2
Total
160
100

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Question 3. My field of interest is:

The highest ranking of the 97 fields, topics or keywords reported were:

  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology
  • Immunology
  • Medical Informatics and Outcomes Research
  • Neuroscience
  • Neurology
  • Nursing
  • Oncology
  • Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Pharmacology and Pharmacy
  • Public Health

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Question 4. What are the top 5 journals in your field that are most important to your work at OSHU?

The top 10 journals of most importance to OHSU community and number of responses were:

  1. Science (25)
  2. Nature (23)
  3. Cell (17)
  4. Journal of Neuroscience (16)
  5. Proceed of the National Academy of Sciences (12)
  6. Nature Neuroscience (11)
  7. Neuron (10)
  8. New England Journal of Medicine (10)
  9. JAMA (9)
  10. Journal of Biol. Chemistry (8)

OHSU Library currently subscribes to all of the top 10 journals in both print and electronic format.

A current subscription is available from either a Marquam Hill or West Campus OHSU Library for 295 of 445 titles (66%) listed as "journals most important to your work at OHSU."

The electronic format is available for 228 of the 445 titles (51%). Most, but not all of these journals require a print copy to be purchased before electronic format can be made available.

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Question 5. Which of these titles from the Current Protocol series should the library consider adding in electronic format?

There were a total of 250 responses to this question. Seventy responded that this series was not in their field of interest. If the response was "All of the above", one count was added to each series title.

Series Title
Number of Responses
Percent of Responses
Current Protocols in Human Genetics
25
14
Current Protocols in Immunology
27
15
Current Protocols in Molecular Biology
40
22
Current Protocols in Neuroscience
48
27
Current Protocols in Protein Science
27
15
None of the Above
13
7
Total
180
100

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Question 6. My success rate at finding the journals I need in electronic format this year compared to one year ago has:

Category
Number of Responses
Percent of Responses
Improved Dramatically
27
21
Improved
75
58
Not changed
24
19
Declined
3
2
Total
129
100

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Question 7. Is there a newly evolving area where the library collection needs to be developed? Please list topic and any journal titles you would recommend to support that area.

Over the next year, each of these topics will be reviewed by members of the Collection Development Committee. Any journals recommended will be considered in September for purchase in 2002.

Topics:

  1. Need more on cancer/terminal illness management. Please keep pushing for nursings, gerontology, palliative care titles accessible electronically from non-Portland campuses.
  2. Nutrition
  3. Minimally invasive orthopaedic surgery
  4. Rehabilitation in general, with a particular emphasis from our perspective on Speech Pathology.
  5. Pharmacoeconomics and drug policy
  6. Functional Genomics and Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
  7. Biotechnology
  8. Academic general pediatrics
  9. Lactation
  10. Biostatistics
  11. More clinical practice guidelines and the research about them, Health policy and Primary Care Research
  12. All Keywords: Neurobehavior, impact on health and changing lifestyle, ethnicity
  13. Health policy
  14. More informatics, telehealth content journals. This is a rapidly emerging area that crosses all the schools.
  15. Viral Immunology
  16. Genomics/ genomic sequence evaluation
  17. Interventional radiology/ endoluminal surgery
  18. Health promotion
  19. Research on Helicobacter Pylori
  20. Behavioral Neurogenetics
  21. Critical thinking in acute care
  22. Medical education - need journal teaching and learning in medicine. Literature in medicine - not sure if library carries journal literature in medicine. Would be nice to have a better collection of literary works related to medicine
  23. Bioinformatics
  24. Melanoma Research
  25. Medical informatics and bioinformatics
  26. Some of the more social science behavioral journals. They can be helpful when studying social determinants of health. Also some demography titles might be helpful.
  27. Palliative Care (especially since we have the Center for Ethics with emphasis on death/dying & a P20 grant through the School of Nursing for developing a Center for Symptom Management).
  28. Imaging Research (MRI, fMRI); Behavioral Neuroscience and Psychiatry
  29. Pharmacoeconomics / Health Technology Assessment
  30. Rehabilitation practices - adult and child. Includes counseling, psychotherapy, related occupational therapy and vocational counseling areas.
  31. Symptom Management
  32. Genetics
  33. Interventional vascular nursing and interventional cardiology
  34. Ethics in health care field
  35. More on the human genome project
  36. Complementary and Alternative medicine has been improved with addition of 2 journals but is still lacking considering the large amount of NIH funding to OHSU in this area.

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    Feedback: Members of the OHSU Library Collection Development Committee developed and implemented this survey. For further details or discussion of results, please contact:

    Diane Carroll, PhD - Chair of the OHSU Library Collection Development Committee at carroldi@ohsu.edi or call 503 494-6659

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