Postgraduate Curriculum Design of Medical Digital Library.

Document Type : Research Paper


1 PhD Candidate in Iranian Library and Medical Obedience, School of Management and Medical Information, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

2 Associate Professor, Department of Medical Library and Information Science, School of Paramedical Sciences, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

3 Assistant Professor, Department of E-Learning in Medical Education, Virtual Faculty, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

4 Associate Professor, Department of Library and Medical Information, School of Paramedical Sciences, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.


Objective: Information and communication technology has led to the emergence of a new generation of libraries called digital libraries. These libraries need specialized and trained staff to provide services to users. In developed countries, independent curricula have been designed and implemented to train librarians. In Iran, medical librarians do not have the appropriate training to provide services in digital libraries.
Method: This research is applied in terms of purpose and descriptive type. In this article, in order to meet the needs of medical librarians with a qualitative approach (comparative method and Delphi technique), the digital medical library program was designed.
Results: The content of the digital library master's degree curriculum was first searched in Spain, Sweden, the United States and the joint international curriculum of Italy, Norway and Estonia. The content of the curriculum was studied. . The credits of each program and the amount of subscriptions and differences in each curriculum were determined. Then, the selected courses from these programs as well as the opinions of experts in this field were reached and ranked by the faculty members of the Iranian Library and Medical Information Departments by Delphi Durandeh.
Originality of the work: Finally, inspired by the elements of the curriculum in the mentioned countries and the opinions of the faculty members of the curriculum, the digital medical library was designed. The results of this article can be a guide for curriculum designers in the Ministry of Health and Medical Education Be.
Keywords: Digital Library, Curriculum , digital library