Friday, 29 October 2010

Disruption to electronic journals and the Cochrane Library 30th October

Due to essential maintenance work, the Wiley Online Library will be unavailable for 2 hours between 10:00 and 12:00 on Saturday the 30th of October.  During this time there will be no access to the Cochrane Library and all electronic journals hosted by the Wiley service, including the Journal of Advanced Nusing and Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica.

Monday, 11 October 2010

24 hour access restored at the Richmond Library

The faulty swipe card reader at the Richmond Library has now been replaced and 24 hour access for all of our registered members has been restored.

NHS Evidence and Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Survey

NHS Evidence is teaming up with the RCN to conduct a survey to understand the information searching needs and behaviours of nurses and health care assistants (HCAs).  The survey explores how you access and use health and social care resources, including any barriers you have experienced.   

It should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete

Complete the survey online at:

Alternatively, request a paper copy by emailing

Friday, 8 October 2010

Richmond Library closed weekend of the 9th & 10th of October

Due to a technical problem with our swipe card access system, the Richmond Library at Northampton General Hospital will not be available for out of hours use.  The library will shut at 5 pm on Friday the 8th and reopen at 9 am on Monday the 11th.

We are expecting a replacement part to be delivered to us and installed on Monday the 8th and our twenty four hour access should be restored the same day.

In the mean time if you need access to the library service over the weekend, the library at Berrywood Hospital will still be open to registered users as normal (although stock at Berrywood has a different focus).

We apologise for any inconvience caused, but this is outside of our control.

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Bloglines, Google Reader, Netvibes and Current Awareness

We have now finished the transfer of our current awareness services to Google Reader and Netvibes.

You can find our current awareness service aimed at NHS managers now on Google Reader. To make life easier, you can also subscribe to it and an email will be sent to you giving you the lastest updates once per day. To access that just follow this link and enter your email address (we won't use your address for anything else).

The rest of our current awareness services have now been transferred to Netvibes. Our netvibes site will allow you to keep up to date with the latest news, events, publications and even journal articles.