Easy Print and eBook Collection Update

Your library collection development policy most likely states that your collection is continuously reviewed to ensure that it is up-to-date and useful to your patrons.  There are so many factors to consider when making acquisitions to add to or to update your library’s core health sciences collections: Is the library providing access to the most current materials that detail advances in research and medicine? With … Continue reading Easy Print and eBook Collection Update

Outcome-Driven: Content in Context

Examining the Professional and Education Information Landscape Water has a simple but powerful attribute of finding a way to flow, gurgle, and seep its way forward.  Surpassing seemingly insurmountable obstacles, changing landscapes, altering lives, the climate and often the course of human existence.  Anyone who has marveled at the beauty of the Grand Canyon can appreciate the humble power of the river in its belly, … Continue reading Outcome-Driven: Content in Context

Supporting the Nursing Boom

As with many other careers in health care, there is a need to balance the current supply of registered nurses in the United States with the expanding demand. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 15% increase in the need for registered nurses between 2016 and 2026. Contributing factors to this occupational growth include an increased emphasis on preventative care, growing rates of chronic conditions, … Continue reading Supporting the Nursing Boom

The R2 Digital Library’s Top 10 of 2018

The mission of Rittenhouse is to provide support our customers’ eBook collection development by offering the most current and comprehensive selection of health sciences eBooks available. Hundreds of eBooks were added to the R2 Digital Library in 2018—these Top 10 eBook are of particular interest. You might be wondering how Rittenhouse could possibly decide which 10 titles deserve to be on the R2 Library Top … Continue reading The R2 Digital Library’s Top 10 of 2018

Nursing Education, Content and Libraries

Rittenhouse attended the 2018 National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA) Annual Meeting to better understand nursing faculty and students’ thoughts and behaviors when it comes to accessing information and utilizing resources from their school library. Through a survey and focus group, we collected the following information about nursing faculty and students’ academic challenges and content needs. Below is an infographic summarizing what we learned, and how … Continue reading Nursing Education, Content and Libraries

The Merck Manual Then and Now: Stories from 20 Editions

Rittenhouse recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Melissa Adams, Director of Publishing at Merck, to discuss the history and evolution of the Merck Manual throughout its 20 editions. Here are some highlights from our discussion: “We try never to forget that medicine is for the people, it is not for the profits. The profits follow and, if we have remembered that, they have … Continue reading The Merck Manual Then and Now: Stories from 20 Editions

An R2 Digital Library PDA Case Study

Rittenhouse strives to provide its hospital and library partners tools to support their digital collection development. The Patron Driven Acquisition (PDA) tool is an example of the value-added features available on the market-leading eBook database, the R2 Digital Library. Doody’s Collection Development Monthly recently published a case study on the R2 Digital Library’s PDA tool. The subject of the case study was the implementation and … Continue reading An R2 Digital Library PDA Case Study

2018 Doody’s Core Titles Information Available from Rittenhouse

Did you know that Rittenhouse provides the latest edition of Doody’s Core Titles (DCT), and Doody reviews for FREE on Rittenhouse.com and R2Library.com? We do! The just-published 2018 Edition of Doody’s Core Titles is currently available to our Library and Hospital Partners. We understand that health sciences librarians rely on DCT as a key collection development tool and are committed to providing tools to support … Continue reading 2018 Doody’s Core Titles Information Available from Rittenhouse

Doody’s Review Update of the R2 Digital Library

Doody’s Collection Development Monthly published a Review Update by Louise Verma, MLIS, Reference & Electronic Librarian at Huntington Memorial Hospital, Health Sciences Library. Louise’s article is an update of her 2015 review of the R2 Digital Library, and provides new and updated information about the R2 Digital Library in the areas of content, features, functionality, business model, user feedback and much more! Louise’s update reviews … Continue reading Doody’s Review Update of the R2 Digital Library

R2 Digital Library 2107 Year in Review

Rittenhouse completed an analysis of the R2 Digital Library in 2017, and complied the highlights and takeaways below. We believe the R2 Digital Library is a true solution for any hospital or library collecting health sciences eBook content. Read on to discover the difference our eBook database can make for your hospital or library! Still not convinced? See what others had to say about the … Continue reading R2 Digital Library 2107 Year in Review