Methods Inf Med 2000; 39(01): 30-35
DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1634259
Original Article
Schattauer GmbH

CISMeF: A Structured Health Resource Guide

S. J. Darmoni
1  Computer and Networks Department, Rouen, France
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J. P. Leroy
1  Computer and Networks Department, Rouen, France
,
F. Baudic
2  Medical Library, Rouen University Hospital, Rouen, France
,
M. Douyère
1  Computer and Networks Department, Rouen, France
,
J. Piot
2  Medical Library, Rouen University Hospital, Rouen, France
,
B. Thirion
2  Medical Library, Rouen University Hospital, Rouen, France
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Publication Date:
07 February 2018 (online)

Abstract:

In 1999, the Internet has become a major source of health information. The objective of CISMeF is to catalogue and index the main French-speaking health resources. In September 1999, the number of indexed resources totaled over 7,100 with a mean of 75 new sites per week. CISMeF uses two standard tools for organizing information: the Medline bibliographic database MeSH thesaurus and the Dublin Core metadata format. Resources included in CISMeF are described by the following: title, author or creator, subject and keywords, description, publisher, date, resource type, format, identifier, and language. To index resources, CISMeF uses five levels of hierarchy: “meta-term”, category, keyword, subheading, and resource type. CISMeF contains a thematic index, including medical specialities and an alphabetic index. CISMeF respects the Net Scoring, criteria to assess the quality of health information on the Internet. The CISMeF project offers a valuable tool for the French-speaking health community: 2,500 computer users visit the Web site each working day.