Social Welfare at the British Library: a sneak preview

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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

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Social Welfare at the British Library: a sneak preview

  1. 1. Social Welfare at the British Library:A sneak previewJ.M. GrimshawJune 11th 2012
  2. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 9. Next stepsPlease visit:http://www.socialwelfare.bl.uk orhttp://socialwelfare.bl.ukand have a look! 9

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