Introducing the National Library for Health Skin Conditions Specialist Library

Grindlay, Douglas and Kamel Boulos, Maged N and Williams, Hywel C. (2005) Introducing the National Library for Health Skin Conditions Specialist Library. BMC Dermatology, 5 (4).

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Abstract

Background: This paper introduces the new National Library for Health Skin Conditions

Specialist Library http://www.library.nhs.uk/skin.

Description: The aims, scope and audience of the new NLH Skin Conditions Specialist Library,

and the composition and functions of its core Project Team, Editorial Team and Stakeholders

Group are described. The Library's collection building strategy, resource and information types,

editorial policies, quality checklist, taxonomy for content indexing, organisation and navigation, and

user interface are all presented in detail. The paper also explores the expected impact and utility

of the new Library, as well as some possible future directions for further development.

Conclusion: The Skin Conditions Specialist Library is not just another new Web site that

dermatologists might want to add to their Internet favourites then forget about it. It is intended to

be a practical, "one-stop shop" dermatology information service for everyday practical use, offering

high quality, up-to-date resources, and adopting robust evidence-based and knowledge

management approaches.

Item Type: Article
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine
Depositing User: attreed, karen
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2008 12:03
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2008 12:03
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/854

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