Resource Discovery

About the Resource Discovery Workstream 

A team of HEE Library staff oversees this workstream: 

Helen Bingham, Head of Knowledge Services and Technology Enhanced Learning (South) 

Lucy Reid, Deputy Head of Library and Knowledge Services and Technology Enhanced Learning (London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex) 

Richard Bridgen, Knowledge Systems Manager, Library and Knowledge Services and Technology Enhanced Learning, (Midlands and East) 

Jenny TollerKnowledge Systems Manager (South) 

Helene Gorring, Library and Knowledge Services Development Lead (Resource Discovery) (London, Kent, Surrey & Sussex) 

Dominic Gilroy, Library and Knowledge Services Development Manager (Yorkshire and the Humber) 

Importantly, many health librarians across both the NHS and HEIs in England have contributed significantly to a number of pieces of work in this area.   

We want to make sure that national decisions about systems, e-resource purchasing and management are informed as much as possible by the knowledge and skills of library staff, so please do contact your regional lead, above, or go to ‘How can I get involved?’ 

 Overall aim 

One of the key ways to drive delivery of the Knowledge for Healthcare vision is by ensuring that NHS staff have quick and easy access to relevant digital knowledge and evidence resources at the point of need, whilst also seeking to minimise the time library staff spend managing resources and system. This is the focus of the Resource Discovery work stream.   

The HEE Resource Discovery workstream leads have developed a plan of work to take forward these recommendations. See our ‘Driver Diagram’ and infographic. 

Workstream elements 

  1. Content procurement
  2. Discovery and delivery infrastructure
  3. OpenAthens and the national link resolver and knowledge base
  4. Interlending and document supply (ILDS)
  5. Copyright
  6. Open access and repositories
  7. HLISD
  8. Websites for library staff
  9. Search skills training 

See also Frequently Asked Questions