Knowledge Services Briefings

Briefings for Knowledge and Library Services staff on the latest news and development opportunities

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There are currently two briefings published:

Knowledge for Healthcare Briefing

Published weekly each Tuesday except for the 3rd Tuesday of the month.

This briefing covers national and regional initiatives, CPD opportunities and network news.

It replaces the old Editorial, General Update and Development Opportunities briefings (see archives for previous editions). 

See the last three of these briefings.

Resource Discovery Digest

Published every 3rd Tuesday of the month.  This briefing covers national and local resource discovery initiatives.

If you wish to contribute, see the digest's editorial policy.

See the last three of these digests.

See the archive for editions of the monthly General Update and Development Opportunities and People News to December 2021.

Knowledge for Healthcare Briefing

28 June 2022

Contents

  • Reminder: email discussion lists will change from Friday 1 July

  • Funded places on Clinical Data Engineering course: apply now

  • Knowledge and Library Service Team Skills and Capacity Audit: share your ideas

  • Save the date: chatbots learning session

  • Emerging technology update

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14 June 2022

Contents

  • Meeting with Edward Argar, Minister for Health
  • Apply now: study bursaries for Band 5 librarians

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7 June 2022

Contents

  • Important: email discussion list changes from Friday, 1 July
  • Reminder: promoting NHS Knowledge and Library National Awareness Week
  • HLG 75th Anniversary and #AMillionDecisions Poster Competition: deadline for entries, Friday 1 July 2022 
  • Calling all library apprentices, past and present: join our community of practice
  • Are you a manager who has recruited or supported apprentices?
  • Last few discounted places remaining for the UHMLG Conference 2022 

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Resource Discovery Digest

21 June 2022

Contents

  • Medical Interviews (editions 1 and 2): please withdraw
  • LibKey Nomad: are you up and running?
  • Regional library management systems: progress roundup
  • Oxford University Press: a new platform is on the way
  • RefWorks: known issues update
  • New from BMJ Best Practice: Case Reports
  • Hub usage hits more than 40,000 requests a month 
  • Royal Marsden Manual and Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines: improved discoverability
  • Royal Marsden Manual: impact and feedback?
  • Check out the NHS Clinical Tools and Measures Library
  • Promotional items: an update
  • Bringing literature search results to life: audio feedback for users of a virtual knowledge and library service
  • Knowledge and Library Hub: known issues and enhancements
  • Mobilizing Computable Knowledge Around the World: free, online conference

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17 May 2022

Contents

  • LibKey Nomad: is your Trust missing out? Approaches to try
  • Hub Ask-A-Librarian emails: are yours reaching you? Please check
  • What do users need from e-books in the NHS? Short survey to circulate please
  • Knowledge for Healthcare Resource Discovery priorities 2022-23
  • National Grey Literature Collection: call for reference group members
  • Reminder: single spreadsheet of library network holdings for inter-library document supply
  • Health and care data: the best places to look
  • Easy access to research for all: NIHR Evidence
  • Introducing our new Service Support Advisors: Jade Brunt and Ella Hale
  • Promotional banners: another chance if you missed out

  • Knowledge and Library Hub: known issues and enhancements
  • Events and training: Resource Discovery Master Classes 

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19 April 2022

Contents

  • All KLS promotional resources now in one place
  • Google Scholar links to full-text: please test and promote
  • Are you on the Content List? 
  • Boolean operators in the NHS Knowledge and Library Hub
  • LibKey Links in provider databases
  • Updates to the Hub’s generic article request form
  • Updates from Third Iron on LibKey and BrowZine
  • Copyright fee paid articles from Reprints Desk
  • Keeping your repository legal
  • NIHR research collection on End of Life Care
  • NHS Knowledge and Library Hub - known issues and enhancements 
  • Events and Training

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