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Online Posters
Monday, 06/June/2022:
10:00am - 10:05am

Online Posters will be available during and after the conference. Here an overview of the posters that are not presented live in Rotterdam, but available online. (Note: The timing for this session is fictional)

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ID: 138 / Online Posters: 1
Online Poster
Topics: Resources and metrics

A step towards improving the perception of 'journal quality' criteria

Mina Moradzadeh1,2, Shahram Sedghi1, Sirous Panahi1, Yunes Jahani2, Sahar Najafizadeh2

1Iran University of Medical Sciences, Iran, Islamic Republic of; 2Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Iran, Islamic Republic of

Introduction: over the time, a variety of criteria, such as acceptance rate and peer review, have been used to assess and improve ‘journal quality’. In recent years, bibliometric scores (such as Impact Factor) have become the widely used approaches for assessing ‘journal quality’. However, they do not provide an accurate quality assessment and may not be a reliable ‘journal quality’ indicator. ‘Journal quality’ is a multidimensional concept and cannot be accurately defined and assessed by a single metric and/or few factors. Thus, new criteria and methods must be developed to incorporate all dimensions of a journal.

Objectives: understanding ‘journal quality’ architecture is a prerequisite to assessing and judging this concept. Consequently, we aimed to map the current status of research in this broad area, to identify as many ‘journal quality’ criteria as possible, as well as to develop a conceptual framework for this concept.

Method: we conducted a scoping review (Arksey and O'Malley (2005), and Levac’s (2010) six-stage framework) and mapped the fragmented sources of evidence on ‘journal quality’ from database search, grey literature, and hand-searching. Braun and Clarke’s inductive thematic analysis method was used to collate and summarize the obtained data and to develop the primary conceptual model. Moreover, we consulted with 16 professional experts in order to refine findings, to evaluate the applicability, and to enhance the meaning of both quality criteria and conceptual framework. Then, we determined the weight of each criterion based on both evidence (i.e., review criteria for top health and biomedical journals) and expert opinions. Stata version 14.1 and Microsoft Excel were used to analyze the data.

Results: 116 documents met the eligibility criteria and 210 quality criteria were extracted from scoping review stage. The identified quality criteria were grouped into five themes: ethical, scientific rigor, technical, editorial structure, and promoting & indexing. The highest number of criteria reported for the ‘ethical’ (n=70) domain, and followed by ‘technical’ (n=54), ‘editorial structure’ (n=34), ‘scientific rigor’ (n=33), and ‘promoting & indexing’ (n=19). It is also noteworthy that a small percentage of the documents included in this study (27%) were empirical research, while the majority (73%) were non-empirical. Thus, there are significant gaps in the scientific literature on this topic. By using the evidence (top 50 journals) and expert opinion, we determined the priority of all criteria. We kept the criteria that received 70% agreement and eliminated the others. Finally, 148 ‘journal quality’ criteria were developed.

Conclusions: This is the first study to focus on the concept of ‘journal quality’ in the health and biomedical context. The identified criteria, including ethical, scientific rigor, technical, editorial structure, and promoting & indexing, could be applied to journals, regardless of geographical differences to enhance quality. However, in some cases, a number of criteria may not be applicable due to the journal’s internal policies and business model. Despite we found significant gaps in empirical research, our study provides a valuable basis for future research in this area. This is a step towards developing a ‘journal quality’ ranking/evaluating system.

Biography and Bibliography
Mina Moradzadeh is a PhD candidate in the Department of Medical Library and Information Science at Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. She also serves as Managing Editor at International Journal of Health Policy and Management (, the 6th-ranked journal in health policy, since 2013. Her research interests include Scientific Publishing, Peer Review, Research Impact, and Social Media.

Shahram Sedghi is a professor in the Department of Medical Library and Information Science at Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. He received his PhD in the Information Retrieval research group at the University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK. The majority of his research works are qualitative studies focusing on areas such as Information Behavior, Digital Health, Knowledge Management, and Health Information Literacy.

Sirous Panahi is an associate professor in the Department of Medical Library and Information Science at Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. He received his PhD in Information studies from the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. His research interests include Social Media, Healthcare Knowledge Management, Health Library and Information Science, and Health Information Literacy.

Yunes Jahani is Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman Iran. His research interests is biostatistics.

Sahar Najafizadeh is a Managing Editor at International Journal of Health Policy and Management (, the 6th-ranked journal in health policy, since 2013.

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ID: 126 / Online Posters: 2
Online Poster
Topics: Data

Developing a platform for data sharing and request management of Iran Cohort Consortium (ICC)

Mohammad Javad Mansourzadeh1,2, Hossein Dehdarirad3, Fatemeh Sheikhshoaei3, Davood Khalili1,4

1Prevention of Metabolic Disorders Research Center, Research Institute for Endocrine Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran Iran; 2Osteoporosis Research Center, Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinical Sciences Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran; 3Department of Medical Library and Information Science, School of Allied Medical Sciences, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran; 4Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Research Institute for Endocrine Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran


Community–based large-scale cohort studies are producing ever-increasing quantities of digital data in the course of their work which needs to be managed for both immediate and potential long-term use. Currently, 44 active cohorts are the Iran Cohort Consortium (ICC) members, and each of them has its own processes for project documentation and research data management. Since most of the Iran cohorts in ICC had a clear data management plan prior to implementation, their research data were documented over time using different approaches. Therefore, it was necessary to develop a platform for data sharing and request management of Iranian cohort data.


Our project pursued three main goals:

1- To uniform the documentation of cohort studies and standardization of their research data format and preparation of their metadata

2- To develop a web portal to provide a wealth of information on the Iran cohort studies and make them searchable to the public

3- To develop the data request and sharing management process, prepare Research Data Distribution Agreement, and track the reuse of research datasets


This project had three main goals and to achieve each goal, a phase was developed. Each phase of the project is described below:

Phase 1) Dataset and documentation standardization: Out of 44 active cohorts in ICC, 11 cohort studies have announced their readiness to participate in this project. In the first phase, we prepared a protocol to standardize the process of research data management in ICC. Then, in accordance with the prepared protocol, for each project, the project-level documentation including study protocol, data collection forms, questionnaires, etc. and the data-level documentation including standardization of filing and naming of variables, metadata, and data dictionary (including the descriptions of variables, type of variables, coding, missing values, etc.) was prepared.

Phase 2) Development of Iranian cohort web portal: In this phase, a web portal will be developed for managing and sharing the ICC cohort’s data

Phase 3) Development of request management workflow: In this phase, a workflow was developed for the management of data requests in accordance with the needs of ICC members. We also developed a Research Data Distribution Agreement to facilitate the process of data sharing.

In this project, we developed a protocol for ICC cohorts to uniform the documentation of cohort studies & standardization of research data format, and preparation of their metadata. Then by holding workshops for cohorts’ staffs, they will learn how to standardize and organize their research data according to the prepared protocol. The web portal will be improved in to host the research metadata and facilitate data sharing workflow.


We aimed to facilitate the sharing of Iran cohort studies scholarly data and the implementation of joint research projects by our platform which allows us to efficiently manage access permission to cohorts’ data and track the reuse of research datasets. Our platform is still a prototype and its effectiveness has not yet been evaluated.

Keywords: Research Data Management, Data Sharing, Cohort Study

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ID: 154 / Online Posters: 3
Online Poster
Topics: Information retrieval and evidence syntheses

A rapid COVID-19 evidence Digest was created by information specialists using a mix of automated and human processes

Emma Farrow, Nicola Pearce-Smith, James Robinson, Kester Savage

UK Health Security Agency, United Kingdom


A COVID-19 Literature Digest produced by a small team in <our institute> (now <our institute>) was established at the beginning of the pandemic, and designed to highlight a selection of relevant COVID-19 evidence in the form of an email alert.


To provide people working on the COVID-19 pandemic response with a selection of timely summarised research papers relevant to <our country> settings, containing new data, insights or emerging trends


To obtain content for the Digest, sources including PubMed, bioRxiv / medRxiv (preprints) and key journal websites are searched by 3 information specialists to find journal articles, preprints, Government reports and other types of grey literature. These references are imported to a shared Endnote library, then screened using a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) with inclusion/exclusion criteria covering relevance, quality, type of research and novelty. The use of Endnote Smart Groups reduced screening time and enabled papers from key journals or topics to be rapidly identified, but there was still a significant element of manual screening and selection decisions carried out by the information specialists. Selected papers were categorised using themes, which were adapted over time as the topics of interest changed. Short summaries are written for each paper and the Digest compiled in Outlook before circulation to 800+ subscribers. Several user surveys were conducted to obtain feedback on the content, frequency and layout of the Digest.


Over 2000 papers are imported into the shared Endnote library every week. 40-60 of these papers are selected, summarised and included in each Digest. Over 200 Digests have been produced since March 2020. Three user surveys obtained feedback which informed changes to the Digest, such as how frequently it was sent, the themes covered and how preprints were managed. A final evaluative survey will be conducted alongside an After Action Review to capture the learning and determine the impact of the Digest on subscribers’ work. The SOP and inclusion criteria are regularly revised as COVID-19 research progressed and improved. The Digest was successfully produced within the limits of available resources, for example by moving from daily to weekly publication as the amount of research grew. Close connections were established with colleagues from the COVID-19 rapid evidence team who highlighted new articles, provided selection advice or assessed the quality of papers.


By necessity the Digest is a rapidly created product, which needed modifying as the nature of the evidence and the available staff resources changed over time. The production of, and learning from, this COVID-19 Literature Digest will inform the monitoring, selection and dissemination of evidence for future rapid disease outbreaks.

Human touch

Although some of the Digest process is automated, human input was important. Only a small proportion of the available evidence was selected by the information specialists, and writing the summaries required an understanding of evidence context. Joining the COVID-19 rapid evidence team in 2021 led to mutual benefits, as creative connections were established with colleagues from this team and the library.

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ID: 189 / Online Posters: 4
Online Poster
Topics: Everything interesting





Electronic Medical Record (EMR) is the conversion of health records from its paper based form to digital form. EMR stands for electronic medical records which are the digital equivalent of paper records, or charts at a clinician’s office. EMRs typically contain general information such as treatment and medical history about a patient as it is collected by the individual medical practice. EMR can also be defined as a digital collection of medical information about a patient which is stored on a computer system and it includes information about patient’s health history, such as diagnoses, medicines, tests, allergies, immunizations and treatment plans. EMR can be seen by all healthcare providers who are taking care of a patient. It is easier to access and update.


In the past years, there used to be lots of delays in the retrieval of patients medical records and misplacement of patients vital documents and misfiling of case notes. The spaces usually occupy by the patients’ case notes is always a big problem. It is against this background that Electronic Medical Record (EMR) was introduced in <our organization> in a lower income country to help in eliminating all these problems.

Method/ Program Description

The journey for the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) started with the creation of Information and Communication Technology Department (ICT) which was later renamed Clinical Informatics Department. This was followed by the deployment of some staff to the department. Engineers were employed for the task. Equipment for the EMR was purchased and the Software (Global Care HMS) was installed. Training of staff was done and the scanning and archiving of patients medical records were carried out gradually. Librarians play some vital roles in the EMR. They initiate the scan process and ensure the smoothness of the documents to be scanned. They check to ensure clarity of scanned documents and perform sorting and conversions where necessary. They also edit scanned documents and quality checks on scanned documents before uploading for Medical Doctors to have access to patients’ medical history. There was no constraint about Librarian having access to patients records.The Librarian has Master of Health Information Management Certificate.

Results/ Evaluation
The implementation of Electronic Medical Record (EMR) commenced on the 9th of October, 2019. All the clinics and wards were involved. Different challenges were encountered in the process. Many staffs were not yet prepared for the EMR. Network issues were also encountered along the way.

The introduction of the EMR in <our organization> was a very big development in the history of the hospital because it will help in the digital preservation and effective management of patients medical records. It will also enable the healthcare provider to have quick access and easy retrieval of patient’s medical history. The EMR should be sustained by ensuring that staff are trained and re-trained for effective healthcare delivery. There should be back-up plans for the patients’ data base.

Human Touch (Recommended)

This EMR implementation helped all the staff to be proactive in the discharge of their duties.



ID: 119 / Online Posters: 5
Online Poster
Topics: Everything interesting

Shifting Gears: Academic Medical Library Navigating Thru the Pandemic

Joenabie Encanto Arevalo

Ateneo de Manila University - School of Medicine and Public Health, Philippines


This paper discusses the digital transformation of the Ateneo de Manila University - School of Medicine and Public Health (ASMPH) Library. Initially, the ASMPH Library’s mission is to provide collaborative spaces and information sources for shared expertise, learning, and discovery. The demands of today necessitated refocusing of the Library’s mission to become the ASMPHLibrary 4.0, which provides both physical and digital information sources and collaborative spaces.

The ASMPHLibrary 4.0 ensures access and connectivity for patrons. Remote and secured access to resources are of paramount importance. Protection of privacy and proprietary materials are in place. Librarians need not always be present in the physical library but must be present in the digital space at all times.

Digitization initiatives

The initiatives discussed in this article include the ASMPHLibrary 4.0 Portal, a one-stop-shop portal providing access to subscribed databases. It contains the following: Online Public Access Catalog; document request tab for materials not available in the databases; ebook/AV list tab containing a curated list of ebooks and AV materials; a tab for video tutorials; feedback form; and a reservation form for remote access to licensed statistical software. Furthermore, additional digital media channels were set up, aside from email and Facebook; such as Instagram, Twitter and Viber. Library personnel learned to use photo and video editing tools for better marketing and promotional activities. The Library also lends wi-fi devices with initial load for patrons with internet connectivity issues.


The Library was able to enhance its existing digital services and collection, and add new ones, to meet patron’s demand. The digital collection and services continued to grow with the help of the community. Online orientations organized with the Student Council were converted to a 4-6-minute video-tutorials. Students’ feedback was considered in coming up with these info-mercials. Setting-up additional media channels greatly increased the Library’s interaction with the community and promoted the Library’s collection and services.

Recently, the ASMPHLibrary also resumed physical library services such as contactless circulation of books, and reservation of study spaces. As the community restrictions begin to loosen, the circulation of print materials may return to pre-pandemic operations, but the digital initiatives will continue.


Navigating through the pandemic is challenging enough, more so with little to no budget for digital initiatives. One strategy to initiate digital transformation is to look for low-cost solutions, such as use of Google. Google Sites can be used for creating a one-stop-shop portal. Google Drive can serve as a repository for scanned materials, considering copyright and fair use. Google Drive also provides different levels of file security. Google Forms offers convenience in counting statistics and report generation. It also helps reduce the transmission point of the virus.

Aside from marketing and promotion, the use of social media also provides venues for patrons’ feedback. Social media can also act as a bridge to meet collaborative partners, such as content providers and/or potential consortium members. Consortiums have greater negotiating and purchasing power. All these strategies are based on experience and reflection about what worked so far.

Biography and Bibliography
Mrs. Joenabie Encanto Arevalo is the librarian of the Ateneo de Manila University - School of Medicine and Public Health. She also teaches medical and health librarianship electives at the UP School of Library and Information Studies, where she also obtained her bachelor’s degree, cum laude (2004) and a master’s degree (2011) in Library and Information Science. She got her license in 2004 and ranked 5th in the licensure examination for librarians conducted by the Professional Regulatory Board for Librarians and by the Professional Regulation Commission-Philippines.

She served several posts in the Medical and Health Librarians Association of the Philippines (MAHLAP); as a member of the MAHLAP board member since 2008, and as President from 2014 to 2016. She now serves as an Adviser to the MAHLAP Board of Trustees. She also serves as secretary of the Jesuit Higher Education Library Consortium (JHELCon) from 2017 to present. She contributed a few research papers in refereed journals, and delivered paper presentations in both national and international conferences. Through MAHLAP, she helped organize various seminars, conferences, and workshops. Her interests are medical and health librarianship, medical e-resources, and data curation.

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ID: 192 / Online Posters: 6
Online Poster
Topics: Resources and metrics

Indicators of impact for trials: A modified, e-Delphi study

Sarah R Prowse

University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom

The success of clinical trials research is not only in scholarly output, but in the real-life benefits evidenced in patients and society beyond the academic environment. There is a growing discourse that the wider benefits of research should be assessed and valued alongside traditional performance metrics. However, impact is often presented as a linear process which inherently disregards high-risk or long-term ventures such as trials. A body of evidence on what the trials community considers indicators of impact could better support the recognition of trials research, as well as planning for impact early in the life of a trial.

The primary study aim was to build consensus among a group of experts regarding key indicators of impact to support the development of research assessments for trials. The Delphi methodology presented combines existing knowledge from experts with differing trial backgrounds, including unpublished and practical expertise. This also offers opportunity for further reflection on the performative nature of impact assessments, such as the United Kingdom’s Research Excellence Framework (REF).

The Delphi technique seeks to obtain consensus on the opinions of experts through a series of structured surveys. As part of this process, the responses from each round are fed back in summarised form to the participants who are then given an opportunity to respond again to the emerging data. The methodology presented for this study is both a modified and e-Delphi approach, using digital tools to collect and analyse a pre-existing list of 57 indicators for ranking and response.

From a pool of 436 trial experts publicly named on REF 2014 impact case studies, 47 individuals responded to Round 1 of the survey process. 34 of these original respondents were invited to further complete Round 2. After two rounds, 13 indicators met with consensus in and none met the criteria for consensus out. Indicators were divided across five avenues of impact: 1) advancement of knowledge, 2) clinical implementation, 3) community benefit, 4) legislation and policy, and 5) economic benefit. Of the final consensus list the majority of indicators could be found under ‘clinical implementation’ and included clinical trials; clinical/practical guidelines; clinically effective practice; improved patient outcomes; standard of care; and disease prevention/eradication.

The 13 indicators reaching consensus can be used as a baseline at the outset of trial planning, acting as a safeguard to see if a trial is expected to have impacts that are known and agreed upon. A list of indicators as to what the trials community considers impact can better shape and advocate for systems of monitoring, reporting and evaluation that are fit for purpose. This work can also be carried forward for discipline-specific areas of trials research, and benefits all those employed in the task of discerning impact that is credible and valued for trial assessment exercises.

Human Touch (Recommended)
The results from this study provide further insights that trialists and their teams can proactively consider when embedding impact evaluation into trials research, including elements of trial planning and stakeholder communication.

Biography and Bibliography
Sarah Prowse is a doctoral researcher and Impact Officer at the University of Aberdeen (Scotland, UK). Her research focuses on the impact of trials and how metrics used within research assessments can be better defined, measured, and implemented.

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ID: 218 / Online Posters: 7
Online Poster
Topics: Resources and metrics

Hot Topics: Keeping Patrons in the Loop to Promote Research Engagement and Professional Growth

Jeannine Creazzo, Ryan Norman

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, United States of America


Hot Topics is a current awareness service, available to staff at three hospital campuses. The two librarians create, maintain, and distribute citations via email to participants on the topic(s) of their choice.

Hot Topics’ success will be reflected in meeting the following goals:

  • Improve the librarians’ workflow and increase efficiency to prevent duplicate requests and information silos.
  • Increase research engagement and resource accessibility.
  • Provide an awareness of industry trends to obtain high quality learning skills.
  • Encourage personal/professional development.
  • Continue to promote the Medical Library’s resources and services.

Method/ Program Description
In 2020, Hot Topics was launched at one campus. The librarians curated a list of initial 50 topics, referring to the Magnet and Joint Commission standards, National Patient Safety goals, industry trends, and literature search requests. They developed each topic’s search strategy, established search alerts in Medline Complete and CINAHL, and promoted the service. Promotional efforts included newsletter announcements, staff email blasts, and announcements made in meetings, house-wide flyer distribution, website announcements, and a meeting with residents. Staff register via SurveyMonkey, and select the topics of their choice and/or request new topics to receive weekly email updates regarding new articles published. In 2021, the librarians expanded and promoted the service to two additional campuses.
Results/ Evaluation

Year to date, there are 84 participants across all three campuses. The topic number has since doubled to 100. The librarians conducted the inaugural “Hot Topics Impact Survey” via SurveyMonkey, at the end of the third quarter 2021. Out of the 70 participants, 25 completed the survey (36%). 88% prefer the email delivery frequency and number of citations received. The citations’ quality meet the majority of participant’s expectations. The majority find the citations useful and relevant. 44% reported that the service impacted their personal/professional growth.

Based on the survey results, informal feedback, and an ongoing increase in participants, the librarians are or plan to in 2022:

  • Launch Hot Topics to another campus, which also receives library services, and conduct an initial survey of their participants.
  • Continue to both conduct user surveys and schedule ongoing evaluations of search strategies for accuracy and relevance.

Human Touch (Recommended)

Librarians personally scheduled virtual and in-person one-on-one meetings with staff and departments. Additionally, word-of-mouth endorsements from participants resulted in an increase in participants. 44% of survey respondents reported that the service influenced their personal/professional growth, which is one of the service’s aims. The librarians received informal feedback from participants, in the form of email messages and hallway conversations.

Biography and Bibliography
Jeannine Creazzo has served as the Director, Medical Library, Continuing Education, and Research at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset in Somerville, New Jersey since 2017. She earned her Master of Library and Information Science from Long Island University and her MBA from the University of Phoenix. Jeannine is a member of Delta Mu Delta, the international business honor society. A librarian for over twenty years, she is a Distinguished member of the Medical Library Association's (MLA) Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP). Jeannine’s professional activities include committee participation and leadership roles, both in the hospital environment and in the library profession.

Ryan Norman has worked as Medical Librarian at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Somerset for one year. She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Rutgers University’s School of Arts and Sciences, and received her Masters of Information from the Rutgers University School of Communication and Information. Ryan is a member of the Medical Library Association (MLA)’s Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP).

Teolis, M., Poletti, E., Creazzo, J., Steele, F., Castelli, D., Mokonyama, J. (2021) “Hospital Librarians Meet the Challenges of the COVID-19 Pandemic”, Medical Reference Services Quarterly, 40:4, 408-420

Creazzo, J., Bakker, C., Koos, J., Jo, P., Alpi, K. (2021) “Report from the Field: Researching Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery Usage by Health Sciences Libraries during the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve, 29:3-5:171-179

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ID: 106 / Online Posters: 8
Online Poster
Topics: Everything interesting

An NHS library service working with our Trust's sustainability group

Adam Tocock

Barts Health, United Kingdom

The NHS is committed to becoming the world's first "net zero" national health service, and there is a lot of scope for knowledge and library services to contribute towards this goal.
To explain how Barts Health NHS Trust's Knowledge and Library Services (KLS) became inolved with our Trust's sustainabilty group after seeing their regular meetings advertised on the staff intranet; to describe the services and resources we provide for the group (adding their suggested texts to our collection, drafting the group's terms-of-reference, etc.); and to explain step-by-step how our involvement led to us creating a website for the group.

Method/ Program Description
A showcase of the website Barts Health KLS created for Green at Barts Health, via screenshots and narrative explaining design decisions:

Results/ Evaluation
Ongoing challenges and issues will be highlighted; including our relationship with our organisation's offical Comms department, keeping the site up-to-date, and organising content. Other work and collaboration on sustainabiltiy in healthcare libraries sector also signposted.


The impact of the website will be considered in light of new developments at our organisation such as the Trust's green plan going to the board, and recent provision of a platform on the trust's intranet. Advances more generally at a national level will also be considered.

Human Touch (Recommended)

This project is being brought to delegates' attention in the hope that it will inspire them to do better, to collaborate further with their organisations' sustainabiltiy groups to make their organisations more sustainable, and to collaborate with each other to make our profession more sustainable. Climate change is an existential threat to humanity and touches us all, we need to commit ourselves to address it.

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ID: 127 / Online Posters: 9
Online Poster
Topics: Education

Public health literacy: a partnership between the Biomedical library of Alessandria and Wikipedia

Antonio Maconi1, Federica Viazzi1, Mariasilvia Como1, Mariateresa Dacquino1, Marco Chemello2

1Infrastruttura ricerca formazione innovazione, Azienda Ospedaliera SS. Antonio e Biagio e Cesare Arrigo, Italy; 2Wikimedia Italia - Associazione per la diffusione della conoscenza libera


The SS. SS. Antonio e Biagio e Cesare Arrigo is a 16th century institution with historical heritage.The cultural heritage is studied and valued by the Biomedical Library staff and the Medical Humanities Study Centre. The Hospital has also 14 active research units that have published in 2021 164 scientific articles in "impacted" or indexed journals.


The aim of the collaboration project is to build activities that can be mutually beneficial for both parties involved. We want valorizing the images of historical heritage, as well as contributing to Wikipedia and the dissemination of updated, verified and reliable medical information, especially in this historical period dominated by infodemia.


The project was developed in two phases: the first at the end of 2020 when the hospital presented the Wikimedia Italia Association with a letter of intent that was turned into an agreement in May 2021. The first phase involved uploading on Wikimedia Commons images of the historical heritage.

The second phase involved healthcare professionals in the development of a 'Health Literacy' project. The medical staff helped the librarian, an expert in Wikipedia editing, to revise and update Wikipedia articles in Italian. This project was embedded into the activities of Bibliopride 2021, an event organized by the Italian Library Association (AIB) for the 2030 Agenda.


42 files were uploaded, which gained 224,397 views and are used in 11 different language versions of Wikipedia. 24 images were uploaded for the 2019 Wikiscience Competition, and one of an Aspergillus fumigatus mushroom earned 2nd place as a national finalist. In December 2021, this image will be part of a collaborative exhibition with the public library developed for primary and secondary schools. The edits were 262 on 67 Wikipedia pages and the views of pages are an average of 60 per week.


The Wikipedia free encyclopedia is the most used online reference to retrieve informations by the general public and it is a powerful tool to give visibility to scientific production and value the historical heritage. The proposal to collaborate with the Free Encyclopedia has been welcomed by health professionals, however to contribute more effectively it will be necessary to set up an independent working group. To do so, the Biomedical Library is organizing an Editathon (a live marathon of contribution) in collaboration with the <our organization> .

The contribution of health professionals to update and enrich the articles could be a good way to improve the health literacy spreading verified and reliable medical information in the Italian community.


Omer Benjakob, Rona Aviram, e Jonathan Sobel, «Citation Needed? Wikipedia Bibliometrics during the First Wave of the COVID-19 Pandemic», preprint (Scientific Communication and Education, 1 marzo 2021),;

Lauren A Maggio et al., «Reader Engagement with Medical Content on Wikipedia», ELife 9 (6 marzo 2020): e52426,;

Joshua M. Nicholson et al., «Measuring the Quality of Scientific References in Wikipedia: An Analysis of More than 115M Citations to over 800 000 Scientific Articles», The FEBS Journal 288, n. 14 (luglio 2021): 4242–48,

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ID: 195 / Online Posters: 10
Online Poster
Topics: Resources and metrics

A bibliometric analysis of publications and citation trends of Chinese articles in mental health (1990-2019).

Francesca Severino1, Valeria Scotti2, Tianhong Zhang3, Yuchen Zheng3, Annalisa De Silvestri2

1ASST Santi Paolo e Carlo, Milan, Italy; 2Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy; 3Shanghai Mental Health Center, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China


The recognition of the importance of mental health as a health-target to be pursued at a global level has received additional theoretical legitimacy through its inclusion in the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable development. The theoretical axiom - mental health as a development priority - is today expected to drive the focus of research efforts and orient the future policies and funds expenditures in all countries worldwide, at global and local level.


This research aims at quantifying the China footprint on global mental health by performing a bibliometric analysis on the Chinese mental-health related publications in English-language SCI-E and SSCI journals from 1990 to 2019, measuring the impact of this research at the global scientific community level.


We performed a search on the Web of Science (WoS) using 7 mental and substance use disorders according to their global prevalence, as per estimates of the Global Burden of Disease 2019. A dataset including the overall number of publications for 7 diseases was created and exported in InCites. The dataset was analyzed on the basis of 11 research areas (WoS categories) to which mental health topic is associated in SCI-E and SSCI journals in WoS. We further extracted publications that originated in mainland China. The citational trends over time are calculated with nonparametric test for trends across ordered groups. The impact of the Chinese scientific production is provided by the number of citations received at the global scientific community level, both as average and percentile.

Results/ Evaluation

From 1990 to 2020 the overall Chinese scientific production in mental health has been generally increasing, reaching the highest growth in the last decade. A statistically significant increase (p<0.001) is reported in Chinese articles regarding ‘depression’, ‘bipolar disorders’ and ‘schizophrenia’. Published Chinese research is mostly included in SCI-E journals. There is a substantial overlap regarding the average number of citations of Chinese articles and the rest of the world. Despite the increasing trend, the percentage of Chinese articles in mental health on the overall scientific production worldwide is below 10%.


Chinese published research results to be more prolific in articles concerning neurobiological aspects of mental disorders, falling into SCI-E journals. Otherwise, articles deepening psycho-social aspects of mental research and social determinants of mental health are very limited. Although the publication of articles in internationally indexed journals in not exhaustive of China’s scientific activity in global mental health, it allows an assessment of the impact of this knowledge at the global scientific community level and could reflect the Chinese capacity to benefit from research conducted globally.

Human Touch

The work of the biomedical librarian is no longer just delegated to some more traditional, day-to-day functions (document delivery, bibliographic research). Bibliometrics, bibliometric indices, and the platforms that provide them have become tools for both research evaluation and researchers. The application of bibliometrics to the evaluation of more complex scenarios allows to increase the librarian's skills and knowledge in the use of these platforms

Biography and Bibliography
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. Since 2009 I have been working as a biomedical librarian at the Scientific Documentation Center of the Research and Healthcare Institution San Matteo Foundation General Hospital of Pavia. Throughout these years I have been organising conferences, orchestrating courses, giving lectures on bibliometric indicators and on the main bibliographic databases. About five years ago, I met the term ‘Altmetrics’ for the first time and found out it was an evaluation method for both subscription journals and for scientific production/scholarly output. And it sure was Love At First Sight. Thereafter I have been engaged in alternative metrics, social media, and all aspects of scientific research. I have been reelected Italian Representative of the Council dell’EAHIL 2019-2022, second term, and also, I am the cofounder of the Sig Evaluation And Metrics Group at Eahil. Get more on me at:

Severino F, Scotti V, Zhang T, Zheng Y, De Silvestri A. A bibliometric analysis of international publications and citation trends of articles in mental health produced by Chinese institutions in mainland China (1990-2019). Glob Ment Health (Camb). 2021 Sep 28;8:e37. doi: 10.1017/gmh.2021.35. PMID: 34631113; PMCID: PMC8482443.

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A survey on job burnout among hospital librarians

Saeideh Valizadeh-Haghi, Fatemeh Sohani, Hamed Nasibi-Sis

Department of Medical Library and Information Sciences, School of Allied Medical Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.


The library is one of the main pillars of information in society. To succeed in disseminating information, the libraries must have a dynamic space and a favorable environment. Librarians should also be provided with an environment that is stress-free.


The aim of this study was to survey the burnout of hospital librarians of <our institute>.

Method/ Program Description

This research is a cross-sectional survey. The study population was the hospital librarians of <our institute>. The "Maslach & Jackson" burnout questionnaire was used to collect data. The SPSS software and descriptive statistics were used to analyze the collected data.

Results/ Evaluation

The results showed that the mean score of burnouts is also below average. Moreover, the decrease in personal performance with a mean score of 3.71 is above the expected average. Additionally, two dimensions of emotional fatigue and depersonalization with a mean score of 1.95 and 1.35 are below the average score, respectively.


In general, the burnout of hospital librarians of <our institute> is in a good condition, however, maintaining and improving the existing situation in libraries is very important. Measures that help improve the organizational climate and burnout of librarians may include improving the payment system for librarians, establishing friendly relations between librarians and administrators, and managers' support for librarians.

Human Touch (Recommended)

Biography and Bibliography
Dr. Saeideh Valizadeh-Haghi works as an assistant professor at the Department of Medical Library and Information Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Her research interests include digital health, library performance evaluation, health information-seeking behavior, website quality assessment, mHealth, and eHealth literacy. She
has published several research papers in international journals.

Fatemeh Sohani has got her Master's Degree in Medical Library and Information Science from Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Her areas of interest are service quality assessment and human resource management in medical libraries.

Hamed Nasibi-Sis has got his Master’s Degree in Medical Library and Information Science from Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. His areas of interest are medical library evaluation, scientific social networks, Altmetrics, and scientometrics.

1. Valizadeh-Haghi S, Khazaal Y, Rahmatizadeh S. Health websites on COVID-19: are they readable and credible enough to help public self-care?. Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA. 2021 Jan 1;109(1):75.

2. Nasibi-Sis H, Valizadeh-Haghi S, Shekofteh M. ResearchGate Altmetric scores and Scopus bibliometric indicators among lecturers. Performance Measurement and Metrics. 2020 Nov 13.

3. Valizadeh-Haghi S, Rahmatizadeh S, Soleimaninejad A, Shirazi SF, Mollaei P. Are health websites credible enough for elderly self-education in the most prevalent elderly diseases?. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. 2021 Dec;21(1):1-9.

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