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Ergonomics in the electronic library.
Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1995 Jul; 83(3):322-9.BM

Abstract

New technologies are changing the face of information services and how those services are delivered. Libraries spend a great deal of time planning the hardware and software implementations of electronic information services, but the human factors are often overlooked. Computers and electronic tools have changed the nature of many librarians' daily work, creating new problems, including stress, fatigue, and cumulative trauma disorders. Ergonomic issues need to be considered when designing or redesigning facilities for electronic resources and services. Libraries can prevent some of the common problems that appear in the digital workplace by paying attention to basic ergonomic issues when designing workstations and work areas. Proper monitor placement, lighting, workstation setup, and seating prevent many of the common occupational problems associated with computers. Staff training will further reduce the likelihood of ergonomic problems in the electronic workplace.

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Medical Center Library, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

7581189

Citation

Thibodeau, P L., and S J. Melamut. "Ergonomics in the Electronic Library." Bulletin of the Medical Library Association, vol. 83, no. 3, 1995, pp. 322-9.
Thibodeau PL, Melamut SJ. Ergonomics in the electronic library. Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1995;83(3):322-9.
Thibodeau, P. L., & Melamut, S. J. (1995). Ergonomics in the electronic library. Bulletin of the Medical Library Association, 83(3), 322-9.
Thibodeau PL, Melamut SJ. Ergonomics in the Electronic Library. Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1995;83(3):322-9. PubMed PMID: 7581189.
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