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North East Library and Knowledge Services network, Linda Mace-Michalik, Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

 

North East Library and Knowledge Services network, Linda Mace-Michalik, Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

North East Library and Knowledge Services network, Linda Mace-Michalik, Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

What they needed

As the electronic services officer for the North East of England, I am responsible for maintaining a platform that multiple trusts’ library staff can access.  Previously we held our archived documents and discussions of sub working groups on a Lovle Community of Practice.  Our network allows us to ensure documents are available easily to everyone as NHS Networks is allowed through all the trusts’ firewalls.

Why do you like it?

It is simple to use.  I have given all members editor rights and the sub groups maintain their own pages.  As mentioned, no one is blocked from accessing it by their trust firewalls and those with older Internet Explorer versions can still get on. I also like it because it has the feel of a social media site and allows me to enrol on other networks hosted by NHS Networks.

What has it helped you do?

I had tried several replacement sites for our original community of practice, but this site has allowed me to create a new, stable, supported home for our North East Library Alliance community.

In summary

I have found the site support staff to be communicative and diligent.  What cannot be sorted straightaway is worked around in the interim and solved eventually. 

Linda Mace-Michalik