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The existing e-library has been replaced by the new Knowledge Network site.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:
A basic overview of the new resource is available via this Introduction to The Knowledge Network PowerPoint presentation.
NHS Education for Scotland (NES) has put together a proposal for the collaborative purchasing of journals for the Knowledge Network, formerly known as the e-library. The aim is to have one subscription to each title for NHS Scotland as a whole. It should help us all to maintain the quality of the NHS Knowledge Network and local library resources as key sources of knowledge to support quality of care across NHS Scotland.
Where possible this would be a national electronic subscription. Where this is not possible, a print subscription would be taken by a designated board library and made available via inter-library loan to partner board libraries. The contract would begin in January 2011 and run for a period of 3-5 years.
Please find attached a more detailed Briefing Paper outlining the proposal. Feedback on the proposed change to journal subscriptions should be directed to Emily Fotheringham, Library Services Manager.
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.
Forth Valley Royal Hospital
Learning Centre Library
Forth Valley Royal Hospital Stirling Road
Phone: 01324 567406
Fri: 8.30am - 4pm