Health Science Information Consortium of Toronto

Consortial Abbreviation: 
HSICT
Brief Description: 

The Health Science Information Consortium of Toronto is a collaboration of libraries and information centres in teaching, community hospitals, public health units and other health care institutions.  The largest consortium of its kind in Canada, we play a vital role in advancing health care by providing access to evidence-based information to over 62,000 employees in hospitals and health departments.

We:

  • Negotiate group licenses and subscriptions to premium electronic resources on behalf of our members
  • Collaborate to provide instruction on navigating new technologies and searching evidence-based health databases
  • Enable the sharing of information resources across our member libraries/institutions, including supporting a union catalogue of member library holdings
  • Provide ongoing continuing education for health information professionals
Principal Consortial Functions: 
Electronic content licensing
Interlibrary loan/document delivery
Training
Union lists/shared online catalogs
Mailing Address: 
c/o Gerstein Science Information Centre, University of Toronto 9 King;s College Circle, Toronto, ON, Canada M5S 1A5
Country: 
Canada
Generic Phone Number: 
1-416-978-6359
Fax: 
1-416-971-2637
Staff Contacts: 
Lori Anne Oja, Executive Director lori.oja@utoronto.ca 1-416-978-6359
Number of Member Libraries (full or core members): 
39
Types of Member Libraries: 
Academic
Special
Other Types of Members: 
Public Health Department, Professional Colleges
Number of Staff: 
1.20