Monday, October 19, 2009

LENUS the Irish health repository for the HSE

This week is being celebrated internationally as Open Access Week. (

I am taking this opportunity to raise awareness about Lenus the Irish Health Repository which is an Open Access initiative. (

Lenus pronounced “Lehnus” is named after a Celtic God of Healing.

It has over 4,500 full-text resources encompassing clinical research, policy evaluation, statistics and official publications. It is the only Irish resource of its kind.

The content includes 3 collections – HSE, ‘Other Irish health organisations’ and “Research Articles”.

HSE (includes HSE publications categorised by broad subjects, theses, archive of former health board publications and minutes)

Other Irish health publications (includes DOHC publications and other Irish health organisations)

Research Articles (this is a work in progress with the intention of including up to date articles of interest to Irish health professionals).

As you can see this is a broad collection, it is not limited to the HSE. It is a national resource and contributions are most welcome.

In the meantime I would appreciate it if you could advertise it on your library blog/notice board/canteen etc. If you would like any bookmarks or leaflets for your library please contact me.

Many thanks

Aoife Lawton
Systems Librarian,
Regional Library & Information Service, Dr. Steevens' Hospital, Dublin 8
Health Service Executive.
Direct: (+353) -1-6352558, Ext: 2317
Fax: 01-6352557
Web: (HSE Libraries Online) (Irish Health Repository)

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