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Increasing numbers of research libraries are turning to the Internet for electronic interlibrary loan and for document delivery to patrons. This has been made possible through the widespread adoption of software such as Ariel and DocView. Ariel, a product of the Research Libraries Group, converts paper-based documents to monochrome bitmapped images, and(More)
A prototype system has been implemented for electronic scanning, digitization, storage, retrieval, and display of images of biomedical documents. Paper documents are scanned and digitized at a scan density of 200 picture elements (pels) per inch by either a high-speed loose-leaf scanner with an automatic document transport or a book scanner with a manual(More)
This paper describes an application of the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) technology to improve the performance of a prototype web-enabled system, DocMorph, developed at the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications, an R&D division of the National Library of Medicine. DocMorph provides online information processing such as file format(More)
OBJECTIVES Our objective was to document the pattern of mobile phone usage by medical staff in a hospital setting, and to explore any perceived benefits (such as improved communications) associated with mobile phones. METHODS This cross-sectional survey was conducted in Waterford Regional Hospital, Ireland, where bleep is the official system of(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the appropriateness of proton pump inhibitor (PPI) prescribing by conducting an audit of medical inpatients against recommended guidelines. DESIGN Questionnaire-based study. All medical wards were audited and different information was documented by patients' medical records review (both hospital visit notes and general(More)
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) is a new technology utilizing extensible markup language (XML) sent over the Internet via the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP). SOAP was used to implement a tool to elicit user feedback on a prototype web service developed at the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications, an R&D division of the National(More)
The preservation of image collections is a goal of many libraries and organizations. Among the considerations for long-term preservation is the choice of file format. An emerging file format for preservation is PDF/A, which is a proposed international standard for long-term electronic document preservation. Since this file format can be used for image(More)