The e-library has evolved……into The Knowledge Network
The redesigned NHS Scotland e-library is the Knowledge Network, Scotland’s new source of knowledge for health and care.
The existing e-library has been replaced by the new Knowledge Network site. Available from any computer with an internet connection, it provides:
- full text journal articles, abstracts and citations
- electronic books
- evaluated health & social care websites
- helps users keep up to date in their field of interest
A basic overview of the new resource is available via this Ten things you might not know about the Knowledge Network.
Collaborative Purchasing Scheme for Journals – One Organisation, One Subscription
NHS Education for Scotland (NES) now collaboratively purchases journals for the Knowledge Network, formerly known as the e-library. There is one subscription to each title for NHS Scotland as a whole. It helps us all to maintain the value of the NHS Knowledge Network and local library resources as key sources of knowledge to support quality of care across NHS Scotland.
Most titles are provided via a national electronic subscription. Where this is not possible, a print subscription can be taken by a designated board library.
Any queries regarding journal subscriptions should be directed to Emily Fotheringham, Library Services Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org), or to Anne Catherine Barrett, Library services Officer (email@example.com).
Shelcat (Scottish Health Libraries Catalogue)
NHS Forth Valley is part of the NHS Scotland project to provide a unified library management system for the majority of NHS Scotland libraries. The library catalogue, called Shelcat, is available from any computer with internet access.
Dementia Resource Package
This tool aims to signpost staff to existing resources and highlights the following; Dementia Promoting Excellence, modes of sharing and improving knowledge and practice, guidelines and pathways, finding services and tools and patient information.
It also includes a national map of Community Hospitals, Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Resource Centers and Library and Information contacts to help staff easily find key contacts in their local areas. While this tool is aimed at community hospital staff is it freely available to anyone who wishes to use it: