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SILVERA ITURRIOZ, Claudia. Self-perception of the reference librarian from the biomedical area in Uruguay. ACIMED [online]. 2011, vol.22, n.4, pp.284-300. ISSN 1024-9435.

Present paper pretend to know about the self-perception of the Uruguayan Bachelor in Library Sciences working as reference staff in biomedical libraries. A survey was carried out with free questions enquiring into, among other, the activities developed by the librarian and what possible influence on it arouse the appearance of Web 2.0 and the advance of information and communication technologies in past five years. To achieve this task techniques of qualitative and quantitative analysis were used from those texts obtained as response to survey. Text analysis techniques included the use of the Altas.ti(?) and of the thematic classification with the help of thesaurus from the Library Science and Information Sciences. We concluded that the Uruguayan reference staff has a positive and well qualified of himself and that its perception agrees in general with the requirements of the labor market at worldwide.

Palabras clave : Librarians; reference works; ICT; Text Analysis; Information Centres; Health Sciences; Surveys; Uruguay.

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