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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/2177

Title: The Ptolemy project: a scalable model for delivery of health information in Africa
Authors: Beveridge, Massey, massey.beveridge@sw.ca
Howard, Andrew, andrew.howard@sickkids.on.ca
Burton, Kirsteen, kirsteen.burton@utoronto.ca
Holder, Warren, warren.holder@utoronto.ca
Keywords: Health Informationn
Africa
Issue Date: 4-Oct-2003
Publisher: British Medical Journal
Citation: Vol. 327:pp:790-793
Description: Summary Points: Ptolemy is a new model for electronic access to medical literature for doctors in developing countries. Surgeons in East Africa become research affiliates of the University of Toronto adn have access to full-text resources of the university library via a secure internet system that monitors and verifies use. By engaging a well defined group of end users in an electronic research community, Ptolemy contributes directly to building research capacity in Africa. Ptolemy is a small project but it has the potential for being widely and economically reproduced.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/2177
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