Monday, 18 May 2015

Monday, 11 May 2015

ICH Closure Times and Emergency Contact

A reminder that the ICH Building closes at 11pm on weekdays and 9pm on weekends. 

Please ensure that you have left the building before these times. 

If you do get locked in after closure, or in the event of any other emergency, please contact the below number:

UCL Emergency        -        020 7679 2222 

This number is manned 24/7. It is also prominently displayed at Reception. 

Oxford Medicine Online ebooks available for GOSH staff

Great Ormond Street Hospital staff can access over 700 ebooks from Oxford Medicine Online ebooks. To gain access, click 'Login with Athens' (on the left), choose the organisation 'NHS England', and enter your NHS Athens password

Thursday, 30 April 2015

New UCL website gives Open Access advice for REF

The next REF will include an open access policy that affects everyone and applies to journal articles and conference proceedings accepted after 1 April 2016. If your publication doesn’t comply from the date of publication, it will not be eligible for REF.
UCL provides lots of support, including a new set of REF open access webpages with simple steps for complying with the REF policy, FAQs and a list of exceptions.
Contact the Open Access Team if you’d like more information.

Sally Hernando Awards for Innovation

We are pleased to announce that  during the recent judging of the Sally Hernando Awards for Innovation in NHS Library and Knowledge Services for 2014-15, three of our submissions were commended for good/best practice. Our successful submissions, entered by Grazia Manzotti, were:

1) ICH Library App
Our free app was judged to be an innovation. The free app for smartphones and tablets that delivers an up to date and growing list of trusted and relevant medical apps and mobile resources right at your fingertips. The app has been created by ICH Library staff - see

2) New Library webpage on Mobile Resources and Apps 
This submission was judged to be a marketing initiative to be shared. The ICH Library website now contains details of a wide range of mobile apps and resources that are available to NHS  users.
The list covers a range of important mobile resources including Medical Databases, Medical Journals, Clinical information, NICE/BMJ guidance and General Library Apps. Details of each app are provided along with  availability and links to downloads and further information. Follow this link to see the webpage:

3) Dynamed
This submission was judged to be a product initiative to be shared. We set up access so that GOSH users now have access to DynaMed, the most current evidence-based clinical information solution, via their NHS Athens account (see for more details). DynaMed provides clinicians with current, unbiased and relevant clinical information allowing physicians to make the best possible decisions for their patients. DynaMed is also available as an app for iOS and Android mobile devices. Click below to find out more information-

The judging panel comprises a number of SHA Library Leads and Library Service Managers, and competition for these awards is very high.

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Trial access to China Knowledge Resource Integrated Database (CNKI)

UCL has trial access to China Knowledge Resource Integrated Database (CNKI) until 20th May 2015. For off-site access please use Web WTS or Desktop@UCL Anywhere .
The resource can be viewed either in English or Chinese and comprises of:
  • China Academic Journals Full-text Database (CJFD)
  • China Statistical Yearbooks Full-text Database (CSYD)
  • National Population Census of China (NPCC)

Thursday, 16 April 2015