INFORMATION SERVICES have become an essential infrastructure facility for supporting health care delivery system as well as health education and research programmes. In the recent past, the pressure of global competition and use of information and communication technologies (ICT) have increased tremendously. To cope with the changing environment, the focus of user services is now information content-centred as opposed to conventional document-based services. In this process, librarians depend more on e-publishing, online and internet resources etc. I notice that the nature of function is changing. Libraries tend to become more and more organized as a network, and remain decentralized, scattered, collaborative and responsive. Distance is no longer a barrier for accessing library services.
In the light of these facts, the Central Library has developed its own website. The site is hyperlinked to a wide range of information resources, services and policies. It is our endeavour to provide resources and services as one-stop-shop by way of applying ICT in order to provide fast, focused and easy access to relevant health information to all medical scientists of MGM Institute of Health Sciences (Deemed University) and its affiliated colleges and institutions involved in teaching, research and patient care.
If you need any help, please feel free to get in touch with our library staff who are eagerly looking forward to extend their services. Happy surfing.
Dr Sudhir N Kadam, FRCP (Edin)
Vice Chancellor, MGMIHS