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Welcome to our new library manager

Meet Charlotte Greaves, who will be the library manager while Carol Giles takes a sabbatical year.

Charlotte has worked with us for the last few years as library assistant, so is familiar with the library and the hospital, and we’re looking forward to working with her in her new role.

The Library Team

Christmas Opening hours

Please see below our Christmas opening hours over the festive period:

 

 

24/7 access is available to registered members of the Library, with an authorised RD&E staff badge, or Exeter Health Library proximity card. If you need access over the holidays, please check with Library staff before 3pm on Christmas Eve.

Don’t forget – you also have access to a wealth of health information such as journals, databases and e-books via NHS OpenAthens.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

The Library Team

New Cochrane Library website – launch on Tuesday 07August

The Cochrane Library has been redesigned to enhance user experience – it consistently provides the dependable, high standard evidence which informs healthcare decision-making. It will launch on Tuesday 7th August 2018.

Do take a look and visit the new site – cochranelibrary.com to view the changes and new features. Access is via NHS Open Athens – so sign up if you haven’t already – https://openathens.nice.org.uk

They do warn – “To ensure the transition from old to new site runs smoothly, we strongly recommend not using the saved search function from 00:01 GMT on Monday 6th August 2018 until 23:59 GMT on Tuesday 7th August. We cannot guarantee that any searches saved during this period will be transferred to the new site. All other search functions in the Cochrane Library will remain available during this time. The transfer of all saved searches will take place between 6-7th August, with no action required on the part of users. If you have any problems contact cs-cochrane@wiley.com and specify that you are a saved search user.”

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Document supply price increase

From 1st August, our document supply charge will be rising to £15 per item.
This is in line with price increases from the British Library, and more locally, the University of Exeter.

Please note that document supply is FREE for Trust or clinical related work.
Charges only apply if the items are required for funded research projects, or educational courses.

For more information, and a copy of our policy, see our Document Supply web page.

BMJ Case Reports

BMJ Case Reports will not be renewed for 2018/19 – the subscription officially ended yesterday.

Please contact me at either pamela.geldenhuys@nhs.net or p.r.geldenhuys@exeter.ac.uk if there are any queries.

Usage has been very low and it was therefore considered not cost effective to renew.

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NHS Open Athens problems

We have been made aware there may be some problems with access to journals and databases and account renewals.

If you are affected, please let us know – ring us on 01392 406800 or email us at

rde-tr.library@nhs.net and we will investigate.

Thank you.

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NICE News – March 2018

Now available at https://bit.ly/2IczeyZ

Journal news – new title – Journal of Neonatal Nursing

We are pleased to announce we now have electronic access to the Journal of Neonatal Nursing from Jan 2014 onwards – https://bit.ly/2Gaukpx

It is also available in print from January 2018.

Please feel free to contact the library if you have any issues accessing this title.

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DPT Library collection to remain permanently at Exeter Health Library

23 March 2018

The contents of the DPT Library at Wonford House Hospital will now remain permanently in Exeter Health Library.

Book items will still show as ‘Wonford House Hosp Library (NHS)’ in the Library Catalogue, but they are currently in Exeter Health Library.

The collection is shelved at the end of the Exeter Health Library book and journal collection, it is clearly signposted.

Exeter Health Library is staffed Monday to Friday 9am-5pm, with 24/7 access available to registered users. Books can be borrowed either with an Exeter Health Library library card (if you have one), or by writing your name on the book card inside the book, and posting it in the red box on the wall by the library enquiries desk.

If you have any problems accessing the DPT Library collection, or would like to have books posted out to your department, please contact Library staff.

All other library services, such as literature searching and document supply, continue as normal.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

The Library Team

Christmas opening hours

‘Tis the season….well, nearly!

Just to let you know, the Library will be unstaffed on:

  • Monday 25th December
  • Tuesday 26th December
  • Monday 1st January

With limited desk hours from 10am-3pm Weds 27th-Friday 29th December. Normal staffed hours resume on Tuesday 2nd January.

24/7 access is available to registered members of the library, if you need access, please contact the Library before Friday 22nd December.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

The Library Team