Tag Archives: Current Awareness

Case Study: Current Awareness: Prehospital Emergency Care Current Awareness Update by Matt Holland

Knowledge for Healthcare aka KfH, is, among other things, taking a fresh look at everyday library practices. Read the Knowledge for Healthcare blog for the full story. This Case Study reflects on the report of the Current Awareness Services Task … Continue reading

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The digital delivery of health library services by Rebecca Stevenson and Andrew Carrick

Advances in digital technologies over recent years have allowed (and necessitated) health libraries to examine how services are delivered, and to explore new ways of meeting the needs of users. For the Library and Knowledge Service of Rotherham Foundation Trust … Continue reading

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Five questions to ask of your management Current Awareness Service by Matt Holland

In any one person part-time library service spending any time on a regular Current Awareness Service is a commitment in time and energy.  You think a lot about what you do and occasionally come to some, hopefully, useful conclusions.  This … Continue reading

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10 things we should probably be telling our research students about by Matt Holland

What knowledge or skills should Librarians be encouraging researchers to acquire? The following notes are offered as suggestions based on past experience in higher education and current experience of supporting NHS colleagues.   There are going to be omissions from this … Continue reading

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Twitter. What’s that all about then? or how I almost learned to love Twitter by Matt Holland

The @NWASLibrary Twitter account.  Joined 2010.  Tweets 380 +.  Followers 216.  Following 153. Observing the stop – start, and sometimes just stop output from health care library Twitter accounts, I know colleagues have also asked the question. What can I … Continue reading

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The Current Awareness experiment by Matt Holland

My attempts to create a useful Current Awareness Service have had challenges. Some might even say, failures. The following five characteristics of a Good Current Awareness Service are based on learning from my experience and feedback from users. Here we … Continue reading

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Guest post from Tricia Rey – Library Services Manager – Queen Victoria Hospital

I am the manager of a small, specialist health library. We have 12 Operating Theatres but under 60 inpatient beds. There are probably about 1000 staff in total (fewer if you go by Whole Time Equivalent). The library has a … Continue reading

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