The Interdisciplinary Academic Library: A Medical Humanities Case Study
medical humanities, libraries, interdisciplinarity, medical education
This paper sets out to identify the ways in which academic libraries can further interdisciplinary scholarship on campus. The medical humanities are presented as an example to interrogate the current practices in the academic library and to inform future practice in support of interdisciplinarity. Text mining was employed to illuminate trends in this interdisciplinary field using identified program descriptions from Research 1 institutions, as defined by the Carnegie Classification, as a data set for analysis. Based on these data, this article proposes best practices and opportunities for engagement in the medical humanities which may be applicable to other interdisciplinary fields served by research libraries.
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Kasten-Mutkus, K. & Saragossi, J. (2021). The interdisciplinary academic library: A medical humanities case study. portal: Libraries and the Academy 21(1): 113-125. https://doi.org/10.1353/pla.2021.0000