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Introducing the National Library for Health Skin Conditions Specialist Library

Grindlay, Douglas J.C.; Kamel Boulos, Maged N; Williams, Hywel C.


Douglas J.C. Grindlay

Maged N Kamel Boulos

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Professor of Dermato-Epidemiology


Background: This paper introduces the new National Library for Health Skin Conditions
Specialist Library
Description: The aims, scope and audience of the new NLH Skin Conditions Specialist Library,
and the composition and functions of its core Project Team, Editorial Team and Stakeholders
Group are described. The Library's collection building strategy, resource and information types,
editorial policies, quality checklist, taxonomy for content indexing, organisation and navigation, and
user interface are all presented in detail. The paper also explores the expected impact and utility
of the new Library, as well as some possible future directions for further development.
Conclusion: The Skin Conditions Specialist Library is not just another new Web site that
dermatologists might want to add to their Internet favourites then forget about it. It is intended to
be a practical, "one-stop shop" dermatology information service for everyday practical use, offering
high quality, up-to-date resources, and adopting robust evidence-based and knowledge
management approaches.


Grindlay, D. J., Kamel Boulos, M. N., & Williams, H. C. (2005). Introducing the National Library for Health Skin Conditions Specialist Library. BMC Dermatology, 5(4),

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Apr 26, 2005
Deposit Date Mar 20, 2008
Publicly Available Date Mar 20, 2008
Journal BMC Dermatology
Publisher Springer Verlag
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 5
Issue 4
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