Title

The Interdisciplinary Academic Library: A Medical Humanities Case Study

Document Type

Article

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1353/pla.2021.0000

Publication Date

1-2021

Keywords

medical humanities, libraries, interdisciplinarity, medical education

Abstract

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.

Comments

Publisher copyright: portal: Libraries and the Academy (Johns Hopkins University Press)

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