How research into healthcare staff use and non-use of e-books led to planning a joint approach to e-book policy and practice across UK and Ireland healthcare libraries

Hélène Gorring, Denise Duffy, Alison Forde, Donna Irving, Katherine Morgan, Katie Nicholas

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Abstract

The research goals were to obtain an understanding of who the users of e-books in the NHS are, what they are using e-books for, and when and how they use them. This article presents the methodology used and the findings from the research. It also explores the outputs and next steps from the research, both for the individual countries and collectively. The Five Nations group, (library leads in England, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Scotland and Wales) commissioned research into healthcare staff use and non-use of e-books to understand the behaviours, needs and expectations of healthcare staff and to identify shared challenges around e-books to inform policy and practice.
Original languageEnglish
JournalHealth Information and Libraries Journal
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 10 Jan 2023
Externally publishedYes

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