The new National Library for Health

Ebenezer, Catherine The new National Library for Health. ASSIGnation, 2005, vol. 22, n. 2, pp. 35-41. [Journal article (Paginated)]

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English abstract

The article presents information on the National Electronic Library for Health (NeLH), an electronic library for, National Health Service (NHS). NeLH was established six years ago in response to the 1998 NHS information strategy document, Information for Health. Since its inception, the NeLH has had a pivotal role in enhancing access to health information for NHS clinicians and managers within England; and has become very much part of life for NHS librarians. It has complemented the collections and services offered by local NHS libraries, being used by around 200,000 people every month. It has a strong identity as a source of authoritative evidence and best practice to support health care. The clinical databases and full-text journals provided via the National Core Content project have been a particularly valuable asset. In organizational terms, the development of NeLH took place entirely separately from that of NHS library services. In recent years the pattern of NHS library service delivery has been broadly determined by the Health Services Guideline Library and information services. This focused attention on the importance of library services for the development of evidence-based practice and patient care, and the need for access to the best evidence.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: NHS,NLH,National Library for Health,digital libraries,digitization,electronic information resources,information retrieval,medical care,medical personnel,public health — great britain
Subjects: H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HP. e-resources.
Depositing user: Ms Catherine Ebenezer
Date deposited: 16 Feb 2015 13:16
Last modified: 16 Feb 2015 13:16


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