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Getting Started in Queensland Health Libraries: Technical Services

Information and links for new staff working in Queensland Health libraries.

Technical Services


ALMA is the library management system utilised in most of the Queensland Health Libraries.

Documentation is stored on the shared QHLN ALMA drive. Apply to Townsville Hospital Library for access.

Primo QH Libraries Search Help (LibGuide)

ALMA / ExLibris (LibGuide)

Abbreviation & Bibliographic Resources

Journal Abbreviations

Use the following links to identify journal titles and their abbreviated form.

Writing Resources

Citing Medicine

Style Manual

Library Marketing & Promotion

Promoting library visibility through creative programing / Shalu Gillum & Natasha Williams, Medical Reference Services Quarterly, 38 (3), 2019, 236-251.

Library promotion practices and marketing of library services: a role of library professionals / S.K. Patil & Pranita Pradham, Procedia- Social and Behavioral Sciences, 133, 2014, 249-254.

Collection Alignment

Joelen Pastva, Bart Davis, Karen Gutzman, Ramune Kubilius & Aaron Sorensen (2020) Compelling Evidence: New Tools and Methods for Aligning Collections with the Research Mission, The Serials Librarian, DOI: 10.1080/0361526X.2020.1701393

Document Delivery - MLA Listserve Recommendations

British Library On-Demand
Library-mediated document delivery account with invoicing.

RightFind Document Delivery
Library-mediated document delivery account with invoicing.

Ingenta Connect
Librarian-mediated document delivery account with credit card or deposit account.

Reprints Desk Article Galaxy
Library-mediated document delivery account, but service can be integrated into ILLiad, EBSCO EDS, PubMed Outside Tool, etc. for mediated or unmediated patron ordering.

Subito (Germany)
Direct purchase from publishers.

ArticleChoice (Science Direct)

Wiley Article Select Tokens
Enables purchasing from publisher usually a library-mediated document delivery account with credit card or deposit account.

Library Carpentry

Technical Assistance

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