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Annual Meeting of the German MLA (AGMB)

27.09. to 29.09.2010, Mainz

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  • corresponding author Frank Norman - MRC National Institute for Medical Research, London, Great Britain

Arbeitsgemeinschaft für medizinisches Bibliothekswesen (AGMB). Jahrestagung der Arbeitsgemeinschaft für medizinisches Bibliothekswesen (AGMB). Mainz, 27.-29.09.2010. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2010. Doc10agmb09

doi: 10.3205/10agmb09, urn:nbn:de:0183-10agmb094

Published: August 2, 2010

© 2010 Norman.
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Providing information support to researchers is a challenge, full of paradoxes. It is a simple task, but a difficult one too – they want access to everything, immediately! Researchers do appreciate expert assistance with searching and information handling, but it can be hard to gain their trust. The spread of open access has brought a new need for support from librarians. Better management of research data may also become a new role for librarians. One suggested solution to providing deeper information support to researchers is the "Informationist".