Value of LIS study

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  • This was a large scale study undertaken in North America.
  • The study was originally undertaken in 1992 by Joanne Marshall.
  • It became known as the Rochester study and was the first to demonstrate impact of hospital libraries.
  • The approach was subsequently adapted and used in a range of other studies.
  • In 2013 the study was updated by Joanne Marshall and conducted on a large scale across North America
  • The tool and data sets are publicly available:
  • Similar studies have been undertaken in the UK by Christine Urquhart and Alison Brettle

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