Resource Discovery's strategic drivers

The workstream's driver diagram in accessible format

Primary driver

Staff and learners make optimal use of high quality knowledge resources and evidence at the point of need

Secondary drivers

  1. Nationally coordinated procurement and management of high quality digital knowledge resources is increased 
  2. Digital knowledge resources are quickly and easily discoverable through a robust infrastructure and streamlined systems and processes
  3. There is a cohesive approach to resource discovery and delivery enabled by partnership working across health and care
  4. Usage and value for money of digital knowledge resources is maximised


(links to secondary drivers indicated by numbers in brackets)

  • Advocate for implementation of HEE policies for resource discovery  (1, 2, 4)
  • Engage with partners to maximise funding for nationally coordinated procurement (1, 3, 4)
  • Champion open access publishing and influence policy and practice across healthcare (1, 2. 3, 4)
  • Implement a national discovery infrastructure which rationalises NHS library management systems and can exploit emerging technologies (1, 2, 3, 4)
  • Deliver resource discovery systems which optimise the experience for all searchers, from novice to expert (2, 3, 4)
  • Collaborate with library and knowledge specialists to shape and spread good practice (1, 2, 3, 4)
  • Influence a coherent approach to the development of repositories to ensure the content is discoverable across the NHS (1, 2, 3, 4)
  • Streamline document requesting and supply services (1, 2, 3, 4)
  • Streamline the delivery of alerting services (3)
  • Extend the reach, streamline processes and facilitate collaboration in the production of bulletins and alerting services (1, 2, 3, 4)
  • Influence and champion IT strategies, policies and practices that improve and simplify access (2, 3, 4)
  • Promote awareness and the effective use of digital knowledge resources and services (3, 4)