Nick Jones i Biblioteksbladet 15 mars: Forskaren Michael Lipskys bok Street-Level Bureaucracy tycker jag är relevant för oss som jobbar med folkbibliotek. Street-Level Bureaucrat kan översättas som närbyråkrat. Lipsky beskriver dessa tjänstemän som den operativa personal som arbetar med välfärdstjänster och har direkt kontakt med allmänheten. Det mellanmänskliga lokala mötet med närbyråkraten sker ofta fjärran från övergripande och styrande beslut, men är ändå en viktig del i relationen mellan den enskilde och det offentliga.
This guidance provides information about a number of information databases that hold useful data about mortality, drug use and other relevant topics for public health teams who are involved in licensing decisions.
It also includes information about data-sharing agreements.
av Rasmus Fleischer. Referat av hans teser om e-böcker från 2013. T ex:
"Bibliotek som hanterar e-böcker måste ha en idé om vad e-böcker ska vara
E-böcker representerar en maktfördelning och ett tolkningsföreträde.
Övervakningsfrågan är en parameter som måste vara med i e-boksförhandlingar.
Bibliotek sysslar traditionellt med litteraturförmedling även för människor som inte vet riktigt vad de vill ha. Det är en viktig funktion som inte finns i e-bokhandel.
Det är avgörande att man äger, eller åtminstone förfogar eller har kontroll över den. Om Elib äger och kontrollerar samlingen, är det de som är biblioteket.
Om inte biblioteken står upp för en egen idé om vad e-böcker bör vara så kommer de att köras över. Biblioteken borde vara en utmaning för e-boken. Det kommer att uppstå konflikter kring detta. Dessa konflikter bör tas. Debatt bör uppmuntras."
Evidently Cochrane is a blog that aims to make Cochrane evidence more accessible and encourage discussion around it. The blogs are written by Cochrane staff as well as guest bloggers. Items are posted on a regular basis with themed issues and special events added throughout the year. You can select to view content based on a number of categories. You can sign-up to receive blog posts and digests via email in your inbox.
This year, we’re doing things a bit differently, working more closely with a select number of organisations including libraries, prisons, colleges, hospitals and homeless shelters to match our brilliant list of books donated by publishers with new readers. You can read more about the changes to the programme.
Plusieurs millions de documents consultables et téléchargeables gratuitement : livres, manuscrits, cartes et plans, estampes, photographies, affiches, revues, fascicules de presse et journaux, enregistrements sonores, partitions
Shropshire Libraries have teamed up with FutureLearn to highlight career and personal development opportunities using free online courses that can be easily accessed in libraries across our county.
People can choose from hundreds of free courses from top universities and specialist organisations. Courses include topics such as history, managing finances, innovation, science, languages, and many more.
In this feature, guest writer Aoife Lawton discusses the outcomes of an information skills workshop delivered at a continuing professional development conference for health and social care professionals in Ireland. The primary aim of the study was to evaluate perceptions of the effectiveness of the workshop. The study provides details of how, through collaborative partnership, the workshop was developed and delivered. Application of an adapted version of the Kirkpatrick model of evaluation is presented alongside details of what impact the event had on the attendees both immediately after the workshop and 3 months post-workshop. The authors also reflect on the benefits delivery of the workshops had for professional health library practice and service improvement.
As a result of this research, practical recommendations on how library support can be improved were developed including enhanced collaboration and learning with NHS colleagues, and knowledge sharing with other departments within the University who support our students.
The Snipping Tool is a really useful tool available from Microsoft. You should have access to it via NHS and Keele computers. It allows you to take a snap-shot of your computer screen.
I use this tool to create the images in the step-by-step instructions that I create for this blog. You might find it useful to capture on-screen error messages, online feedback, items for your portfolio or information for your assignments or presentations.
Shropshire Libraries is to launch five new Shared Memory bags at an event at Oswestry Library on Saturday 4 March 2017.
Largely funded by a grant from the Mary Hignett Bequest (administered by the Rotary Club of Oswestry), the new bags contain Pictures to Share books and tactile items to trigger memories and are designed to be easy to carry. They can be borrowed by those living with dementia for use at home or by those leading group reminiscence activities. Each bag is based on a theme and the featured topics are travelling, world of work, pets, childhood days, and sporting life.
Over the years we’ve heard from Google News users that our efforts to label stories ranging from local to satire to user-generated have helped expand their view of what is happening in the world. Last October we added a new Fact Check tag to help people find news stories that have been fact checked, so they can understand the value of what they’re reading. Soon after, we introduced the tag in France and Germany.
We’ve worked with industry experts to create a Social Media Toolkit to instruct, educate and guide healthcare organisations on how to best use social media. Covering a wide range of topics; from writing your social media strategy and making sure you’re measuring your efforts, to how you can engage those within your organisation to also see the value of social media. Featuring contributions from leading thinkers in social media from within healthcare and across the public sector, the toolkit also gives examples of organisations already doing great things on social media and seeing the rewards.
This toolkit is free to access for all.
It’s also your toolkit, so if it’s missing anything or you want to add to it, then let us know.
One of the recommendations of the legal services review was to have a central place to store legal advice so we could share it across the organisation. It has grown to have the potential for it to be implemented across the whole NHS.
This study presents an overview of recent research activities in assistive technology (AT) for people with dementia. Bibliometric studies are used to explore breadth and depth of different research areas, yet this method has not yet been fully utilised in AT research for people with dementia. Please contact the library to request a copy of this article - http://bit.ly/1Xyazai
The ‘This Way Up’ workshops are being organised by Creative Health CIC in conjunction with Staffordshire County Council’s Arts team who want people to take some creative time out for themselves.
The sessions will run from 23 February to 23 March, from 1.30pm to 3pm. Participants will get the chance to work with professional artists, learn more about what they do and then have a go themselves. Working with a range of materials and approaches, plus expert guidance, people will get the chance to try out many different visual art techniques.
To help you make the most of the opportunities social media can provide, we have launched a comprehensive social media toolkit packed full of sector-specific insight, advice and best practice on how to use social media effectively.
A literature search was carried out to find information on the topic of repeat child protection proceedings. A scoping search was performed to gather search terms. These were used to systematically search across five databases. The citations of the documents were also hand searched in order to locate further documents. The results were collated into a report which contained full text access to the relevant documents, wherever possible.
Reports detailing the audit results for each platform have been added to the Individual Platform Feedback Reports section of the website. The table on page 6 of the reports may be particularly useful for Library staff - it gives an at-a-glance view of how well the platform met each of the criteria. We will now be encouraging platforms to look at their own report and hopefully use it to inform developments.
Public Health England (PHE) is piloting an online space on Knowledge Hub to share information about local knowledge and intelligence products and services. Our Local Knowledge and Intelligence Service (LKIS) will run the space.
Knowledge Hub gives PHE in each geographical PHE Centre location, a way to make it easier for local partners to keep up to date with the relevant health intelligence relating to their area, and to take part in discussions.
Conclusions: Results of this review contribute to the understanding of the patient-physician relationship of Internet-informed patients. Our main findings show that Internet health information seeking can improve the patient-physician relationship depending on whether the patient discusses the information with the physician and on their prior relationship. As patients have better access to health information through the Internet and expect to be more engaged in health decision making, traditional models of the patient-provider relationship and communication strategies must be revisited to adapt to this changing demographic.
A new campaign will remind health service leaders in England of their responsibility to ensure evidence-based practice under the Health and Social Care Act1. It highlights the beneficial outcomes when healthcare services are planned and delivered with input from dedicated health librarians and knowledge services.
Launching on 30 January, ‘A Million Decisions’ is jointly led by CILIP, the library and information association, and Health Education England (HEE), who work together to support decision-makers and those delivering health services to make good use of library and knowledge skills to meet their obligations under the Act.
The medical community disseminates information increasingly using social media. Randomised controlled trials are being conducted in this area to evaluate effectiveness of social media with mixed results so far, but more trials are likely to be published in the coming years. One recent twitter randomised control trial using Cochrane Schizophrenia Group reviews suggests that tweets increase the hits to the target web page by about threefold and time spent on the web page is also increased threefold when referrals come in via twitter. These are early findings and need further replication. Twitter appeals to professionals, entertainers and politicians among others as a means of networking with peers and connecting with the wider public. Twitter, in particular, seems to be well placed for use by the medical community and is effective in promoting messages, updating information, interacting with each other locally and internationally and more so during conferences........To read the full article, log in using your NHS OpenAthens details.
DUDLEY and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust Libraries have recently completed a year-long pilot in which iPads were lent out to staff to use as a therapeutic resource with patients on hospital wards and in the community. As part of the pilot, Library Services worked in collaboration with the Trust’s Occupational Therapy Department, who recommended apps and trialled the project in practice, providing feedback and recommendations.
Hadley Learning Community took over the running of Hadley Library at the beginning of January in a tangible example of strong partnership working.
The library is being run with the support of both the school and Hadley and Leegomery Parish Council and opens from 2.30-5.30pm from Monday to Friday and 9.30am-1pm on Saturdays.
A new, updated Shropshire Choices support finder has been published in association with Shropshire Council. It is a comprehensive guide on choosing and paying for adult care and support services in Shropshire.
Many year ago Muir Gray stated – in relation to the access to evidence – that ‘Three clicks are two clicks too many’. This statement inspired the invention of the Trip Answer Engine and we have delivered on Muir’s vision. Answers to clinical questions, quickly, with a single click!
This week's app of the week is OvidToday. Download the app to your device to get access to many of Francis Costello Library's journal subscriptions from the last six months with articles in full text. Read more to find out how:
Kick start your CPD for 2017 with the reading challenge at the Library Education and Resource Centre, anyone can get involved. Look at information to improve your work skills and relax with our leisure collection. Pick up a reading challenge form at the Library, County Hospital or print one from the news section on the UHNM intranet homepage. Fill in the blank column with what you have read and send back to us by 13th February to receive a certificate of participation.
A pioneering health and information service launched across South Staffordshire is making great strides in supporting older people to stay healthy, safe and independent in their own home.
The Care Navigation Service is delivered by Age UK South Staffordshire and South Staffordshire Community and Voluntary Action (CVA).
It is a free service helping community health teams to increase the levels of access to information and support that people who are undergoing challenges in their lives can get in the local community.
Research involving the public as partners often proves difficult to locate due to the variations in terms used to describe public involvement, and inability of medical databases to index this concept effectively.
The principles of evidence-based medicine have been critiqued by the ‘caring’ professions, such as nursing and social work, and evidence-informed medicine has been proposed as a more client-centred, integrative approach to practice. The purpose of this study was to explore how Canadian health science librarians who serve nurses and allied health professionals define good service and how they negotiate evidence-based principles in their searching strategies.
Looks at different types of customer service centre staff - identifies the type managers prefer (empathisers) are not as good at solving customers' problems as 'controllers'. To read the full article, log in using your NHS OpenAthens details
The MRC requires that the results of the research it funds are published, ideally in peer-reviewed journals; also that all such articles, whether published in an open access or subscription-based journal, must be archived in Europe PubMed Central (Europe PMC) and made freely available as soon as possible, and in any event within six months of the first on‐line publication.
While the result (that RRs and SRs give similar results) is no surprise the fact that they found 9 articles is more than I was aware of!
Again, if they give similar results and one costs considerably more than the other I wonder what the ethical position is of spending the additional resource?
A new Be Food Smart app has been developed to highlight just how much sugar, saturated fat and salt can be found in everyday food and drink that their children consume.
The free app helps and encourages families to choose healthier options and works by scanning the barcode of products allowing parents to compare brands, and features food detective activities for children and mini missions the whole family can enjoy.
P. O'Brien, D. Carral, J. Mixter, and P. Hitzler. Proceedings of the 6th Workshop on Ontology and Semantic Web Patterns (WOP 2015) co-located with the 14th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2015), Bethlehem, Pensylvania, USA., volume 1461 of CEUR Workshop Proceedings, CEUR-WS.org, (October 2015)