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An intorduction to the soon to be launched social welfare portal Presentation given by Jennie Grimshaw at the ALISS 2012 AGM

An intorduction to the soon to be launched social welfare portal Presentation given by Jennie Grimshaw at the ALISS 2012 AGM

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  • 1. Social Welfare at the British Library:A sneak previewJ.M. GrimshawJune 11th 2012
  • 2. What is the portal about? Target audience Aimed at:  Researchers outside of HE  Policymakers  Social work students  Social work managers/advanced practitioners 2
  • 3. What is “social welfare”? Children and families Older adults Disabled people Minority groups Community regeneration Employment, education, health housing and social services Welfare benefits Offenders and the criminal justice system 3
  • 4. What is the portal about? Full text research reports Rights clearedAvailable for download free ofcharge No registration required Browse by publisher A-Z, Mostrecent & most popular 4
  • 5. What is the portal about? Welfare Reform Digest Published monthly for currentawareness Abstracts of journal andnewspaper articles, books, andreports Browse current and earlierissues by subject 5
  • 6. What is the portal about? Search the British Library’scollections Simple Google-like experience Search whole collection Search just social welfaresubset catalogue recordsflagged by DDC range Using Primo 6
  • 7. What is the portal about? Advanced search Fielded search Narrow results using facets Can order journal articlesdirectly Remote supply is fee-based 7
  • 8. What is the portal about? RegistrationGives you:  Right to leave comments  Option to sign up for our monthly newsletter  Access to personalised home page 8
  • 9. Next stepsPlease visit:http://www.socialwelfare.bl.uk orhttp://socialwelfare.bl.ukand have a look! 9