Learning Resource Administration Division
The impact of information technology and changes in the methods of academic publication from print to digital has changed the role of the library as the repository of the printed format custodian into 24 hours accessible resources. Section of Learning Resource Administration sets a continuous expansion best proactive service and marvelous electronic information to achieve the digital era. We provide health science information and services, with a collection of over 700,000 books (Thai and English), journals over 400 titles (Thai and English), newspaper, including 500 VCD and over 40 online databases. Providing information user education via training and orientation by well trained health science librarians.
Information management as following:
1) As the member of MULINET (Mahidol University Library Network)
so we join to use Millennium System for information
materials management with the Mahidol University Library
and Knowledge Center and other Mahidol libraries faculties.
We are the first library using Millennium System in Thailand
provide full option in RFID support for borrow and return book
including fine menu.
2) Web portal setting in the library website is the main concept to lead to the world wide information searching.
3) EBM services is the most important to encourage the end users to concern and approach for searching.
4) Electronics databases in health sciences comprise of E-journals, E-books, E-Theses are subscribed to support the education research academic and health service.
5) E-library service serves all end users to renew and hold Information materials via online by end user himself in 24 hrs. by library website (http://library.ra.mahidol.ac.th)
we have already developed the HOT SERVICES menu ,
E-BOOKS for Medical student and PhD menu, Included the Interlibrary
6) To support Mahidol University libraries interlibrary loan and the paperless concept. We developed also the Book Delivery Web service (http://library.ra.mahidol.ac.th/delivery/deli/) to serve the Ramathibodi Faculty staffs only.
7) For cooperate social responsibility (CSR) we set the books/journals donation (http://libraryforsocial.blogspot.com) and (http://library.ra.mahidol.ac.th/donation/)
8) We set 176 PCs
the end users can easily select to use because
we control by Class Control program including
Print Control service by using smart card.
We embedded the high technology to control the
whole teaching in class called E-Leaning Class
Program. To clear the data inside the computer
we use Recovery Card.
9) VDO on Demand Zone Service
10) Edutainment corner Service
11) E-Exhibition Service
12) 3 study rooms and 1 meeting room Service
13) Digital Signage to inform the information and announcement.
14) There are 8 display zones
for Ramathibodi Archives and Museum to be
as the fully historical resources of Ramathibodi.
The public can access the information via
15) We serve the 9 Clinical Skill Laboratory rooms
with high technology audiovisuals for students.
16) High technology audiovisuals 13 Meeting rooms/lecture rooms
service for students and academics support.
Online Booking Room Program is developed to
serve the current reservation.
17) We control the digital Signage
of the building to inform the
emergent and important announcement.
Multi - routes to inform the end users
1. E-mail and link to original sources
3. Faculty outlook program
RtoR (Routine to Research):
1) Ramathibodi Medical Library satisfaction : Using LibQual+
The results of this research were as followings: the overview of the quality of library service was high ( 80 %) . The end users mostly satisfied in high education performance enhancement and the library was helpful in education, research and high teaching level. This evidence indicated that Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital Library was the one unit full supporting the core mission of the organization. However, the library website should be edit to help easily access the information.
2) The Relation between the books purchased 2009 and the using of Faculty of Ramathibodi Hospital.
It was found that the purchased books in class WB (Practice of Medicine) was the most purchased (18.77 %) The second and third were WO (Surgery) (9.38 %) and WS (Pediatrics) (7.12 %). The most usage book was WB (Practice of Medicine) (12.03 %) the second and third were WY (Nursing) (11.98 %) and WO (Surgery ) (7.38 %). It was found that QY (Clinical Pathology) (0.06 %) was the least usage and no usage in KZ (Law of nations) and P (Philology, Linguistics). When compared between the 309 purchased books in 2009 and their usages it was found that the usage per volume was 5.57 and the most usage per volume was class WM(Psychiatry) in NLM classification (14.33 per volume).