PIMS e-library lacks computers
ISLAMABAD, Sep 7: Doctors and
postgraduate students serving at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences
(PIMS) cannot fully benefit from the e-journals facility due to shortage of
computers at the main electronic library.
The Higher Education Commission
(HEC) had provided access to around 20,000 e–journals related to the medical
E-library Chief Mushahid Hussain said
the commission had provided them with static Internet Protocol (IP) of eight
databases to access e-journals. He said the library had four computers and needs
four more to facilitate students. There are no proper technicians to run the
e-library, he added. He said the Ripha University had given access to 20,000
e-journals through the commission.
Mushahid said the hospital intended to
set up two more libraries - one at the cardiac centre and the other at burns
centre. He said Executive Director Dr Fazle Hadi had promised to provide a plot
for the new library at the hospital. He said the new library would be a 24-hour
The official said the hospital had planned to establish a
digital library for which material was being collected. He said the hospital had
also planned to link its libraries with the CPSP and the National Library and
Resource Centre (NL&RC), which had a collection of 15,000 books on all areas
of special education.
He said the hospital's libraries had 30,000 books,
61 foreign and 31 local journals on all specialties. He said outsiders were not
allowed to enter the hospital's libraries because of limited seating capacity.
He said a separate library for outdoor doctors was also being considered. Daily times
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