Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Journal Consultation

These journal consultation surveys are now closed. Thank you very much indeed for your contribution.

We are considering all the comments submitted, and will be announcing our decision in early April 2008.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Journals Consultation - one week to go

Library Redevelopment & Journals Consultation

Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to our Journals Consultation so far - your comments have been logged and are much appreciated.

But it's not too late if you haven't taken part already - the lists of journals and the web-survey will be available till 25th March 2008.

If you wish to contribute to this consultation, please go to:

  • review the lists of journals we propose to remove
  • note any titles that you would like to suggest we retain
  • visit the web-based survey form where you will be able to record your view on each title that interests you, and/or make general comments on what is proposed.

More details are available from

We look forward to hearing from anyone who has yet to comment.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Changes to NHS databases

From April 2008 the online databases that you used to access via Dialog Datastar (Medline, Embase, CINAHL, BNI, AMED, PsycINFO, Kings Fund and DH-Data) will change.

You'll still need to use an NHS ATHENS password to access these databases, but the search page will look completely different and be accessed via the National Library for Health.

  • Check our training timetable for information about drop-in sessions to see and try out the new interface.

  • Take a copy of any regular alerts or saved searches you use - these will not transfer to the new system, and will need to be set up afresh.

  • Speak to Isla Kuhn for more information and support.

The new system comes into operation on 1st April. More information will be sent out in the next couple of weeks but be prepared, contact the library.