Health Science Libraries: future trends
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A vision of future Health Science scenarios is outlined. The paper gives a succinct overview of the key issues and notes the Irish health policy context. Topics covered include future roles for librarians and the increasing importance of evidence-based practice. Other issues considered are patients and healthcare, consumer health, and health information literacy. The discussion is set against the backdrop of technological developments which influence how library space is used, collections are accessed and information retrieved.