J Korean Soc Med Inform.  1997 Jun;3(1):289-294.

The Development of Digital Library System for Drug Research Information

  • 1Drug Information Research Institute, Sookmyung Women's University, Korea.
  • 2College of Pharmacy, Sookmyung Women's University, Korea.
  • 3Department of Computer Science, Sookmyung Women's University, Korea.


The sophistication of computer technology and information transmission on internet has made various cyber information repository available to information consumers. In the era of information super-highway, the digital library which can be accessed from remote sites at any time is considered the prototype of information repository. Using object-oriented DBMS, the very first model of digital library for pharmaceutical researchers and related professionals in Korea has been developed. The published research papers and researchers' personal information were included in the database. For database with research paper, 13 domestic journal were abstracted and scanned for full-text image files which can be viewed by internet web browsers. The database with researchers' personal information was also developed and interlinked to the database with research paper. These database will be continuously updated and will be combined with world-wide information as the unique digital library in the field of pharmacy.

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