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NHS Copy Aid Launches

A year ago this month, the NHS Copyright First Responders service was launched to help NHS Library staff navigate their way through copyright issues and help in the provision of document supply. In that time we have continued to update the guidance available at while responding to specific queries received through the email.
The queries we receive have informed further enhancements we will be making to the guidance over the coming months and the first of these is available now.  NHS Copy Aid is a new tool designed by Ian Rennie, one of the Copyright First Responders, which will assist in supplying articles in order to meet your users’ needs and meet legal and licencing requirements. Answering a few simple questions will allow you to determine the appropriate licence based on the user, their needs and the source of the document.
So please give NHS Copy Aid a try at and we welcome any feedback along with you copyright queries to
David Watson
 On behalf of the NHS Copyright First Responders

Resource Discovery Tools for Health Libraries

Richard Osborn, London Strategic Lead for Library Services and e-Learning, outlined the resource discovery strand of work for delivering the Knowledge for Healthcare Framework (KfH) at the recent event ‘Resource Discovery Tools for Health Libraries’ on 11st September 2015.

This national event was organised by the Midlands Health Libraries E-Procurement Group in conjunction with HEE Library and Knowledge Services Leads and NICE.  Approximately 80 healthcare librarians from NHS and other sectors attended.  Several libraries shared their experience in implementing resource discovery services and suppliers showcased their latest products. There was also a lively panel discussion.

This event forms part of KfH work in exploring the existing landscape of resource discovery tools.  Further information is available at

Bertha Yuen Man LOW
Education Development Programme Manager
Health Education West Midlands