Developing communities of practice in the NeLH (National electronic Library for Health)

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dc.contributor.author Urquhart, Christine
dc.contributor.author Yeoman, Alison
dc.contributor.author Sharp, Susan
dc.date.accessioned 2006-08-12T20:26:53Z
dc.date.available 2006-08-12T20:26:53Z
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier.citation Urquhart , C , Yeoman , A & Sharp , S 2003 , ' Developing communities of practice in the NeLH (National electronic Library for Health) ' . en
dc.identifier.other PURE: 70425
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/244
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/244
dc.description Urquhart, C., Yeoman, A., Sharp, S. (2003). Developing communities of practice in the NeLH (National electronic Library for Health). In Proceedings of the UKAIS (UK Academy for Information Systems) annual conference, University of Warwick, April 2003. Sponsorship: NHS Information Authority/National electronic Library for Health en
dc.description.abstract The aim of the evaluation project was to examine how specialist areas of the National electronic Library for Health should be developed as virtual communities of practice. The objectives included a review of the research evidence, to identify the factors that affect the successful operation of such communities. The review findings informed the appraisal framework used to assess whether the specialist areas (the Virtual Branch Libraries, in particular) of the National electronic Library for Health portal were evolving as evidence indicated they should. Appraisal findings indicated that most of the Virtual Branch Libraries had successfully evolved beyond the initial stages of community of practice development but that the more sophisticated stages of community of practice existence would require, for example, development of collaborative work tasks. The appraisal framework was successful in identifying some possible barriers to further development, as well as the opportunities for exploiting tacit knowledge within the NHS more cost-effectively than has been possible up till now. en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.title Developing communities of practice in the NeLH (National electronic Library for Health) en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Conference paper en
dc.contributor.institution Department of Information Studies en
dc.contributor.institution Health and Information Systems en
dc.description.status Non peer reviewed en


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