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Registered users of the Trust Library and Knowledge Service are welcome to use the facilities available at the McArdle Library. 

The McArdle Library has a bookable IT Suite with 18 computers. All computers have Microsoft Office software, CD writing software and Internet access. A scanner is also available.  Please contact the library directly for more information.

To book the Library IT Suite please complete the IT Suite Booking form via the link below.

IT Suite Booking Form

Additionally there are 8 PCs and 4 laptops all with network connectivity for use within the main body of the library. These PCs may be used for working on Microsoft Office and Internet when not required for accessing the specialist software. 

The library has a range of specialist software and information systems available to you to support you in your clinical practice and research. Available are the following:

BoardMaker, computer software program used to make communication boards, picture schedules, instruction sheets and more. 

NVIVO, is qualitative analysis software designed to aid users in managing, organising and supporting research in qualitative data analysis projects.

Patient Care Information System (PCIS)
PCIS, the Trust’s Electronic Patient Record (EPR) system.

Printing and Photocopying

There is a multifunctional device which provides printing and photocopying. Charges apply for these services and a change machine is provided for your convenience.

It is important to follow the copyright advice which is clearly displayed.

Copyright in the NHS
NHS England is covered by a Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) Licence.

What period is covered by the licence?
The NHS in England pays one single central licence fee to CLA. The current licence is valid from 1 April 2012.

Key points of the licence:

Copying must be for 'NHS purposes'.
The originals must be owned by the NHS.
You may copy up to two articles from a journal issue (more from a themed issue), and one chapter or 5% of a book.
Within these extent limits, you may make as many multiple copies as required.
Copies from books and journals published in the UK may be scanned.
Scanned copies may be supplied via the NHS network but not placed on intranets or websites.
Only single paper photocopies may be made for patients and carers.
Publications in the 'CLA list of excluded categories and works' are not covered by the licence.
Under the license, all entities within the NHS in England are licensed for photocopying, scanning and copying from digital originals. Copies made under the license can be exchanged between trusts. It has come to light that the CLA who oversees the whole issue of copyright in the UK is auditing Trusts on compliance against the NHS Copyright License for England. It would be useful therefore if the NHS copyright poster could be displayed in each department especially by photocopiers and scanners.

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