The National Collections

The UCLan library holds the following National Collections:

Health informatics National Collection

The National Health Informatics Collection (NHIC) is a unique and dynamic resource that supports Health Informatics research and learning. Originally established by the National Health Service Information Authority (NHSIA), it is now held by the University of Central Lancashire Library, as one of the nationally important subject collections.  The collection's focus is on ensuring resources that support research and key developments in Health Informatics are preserved and that their value is harnessed to propagate ongoing development and research in the sector. Its function is to provide access to an evidence base that supports the origin and development of health informatics across the United Kingdom for the benefit of patients, through quality research and practice.

To date 1270 individual titles have been added to stock at the University of Central Lancashire Library. The project is now moving forward to digitise significant items within the collection.

1970s computer

The Exeter Community Health Services Computer Project

National Health Informatics Archive - The Exeter Project Documents

The Exeter Project was set up in the early 1970s by the UK Department of Health and Social Security.  Its remit was to explore the use of computers in the administration of patient care.  The Exeter Project was unique in attempting to combine all information about a patient’s health into a single record. This offered the opportunity to revolutionise the level and quality of care given to patients.

Documents from all stages of the project being digitised and are available to view on the National Health Informatics Archive.

 


Sport England National Collection

The Sport England National Collection, comprises over 8,000 books and and reports.

These items are stored and organised using a classification scheme devised by Sport England, using letters of the alphabet instead of numbers. An outline of the scheme appears below:

A - C SPORTS & LEISURE FACILITIES

A-C asj Indoor leisure facilities

A – B Sports facilities

A      Multipurpose facilities
Aa    Leisure centres
Ab    Sports centres
Ad    Sports halls
Ah    Arenas
Ak    Stadia
Am   Playing fields

B      Specialist facilities
Ba-q Land sports facilities
Ba    Athletics facilities
Bac  Athletics tracks
Baf  Athletics field events facilities

Bc    Ball game facilities

Bc/Nbd Cricket facilities
Bc/Nbd/Am Cricket fields

D - E ENVIRONMENT

D     Natural environment

    Built environment

F SUPPORTING FACILITIES

G - J BUILDINGS (see also L)

K SPORTS EQUIPMENT & CLOTHING

Ka   Athletic equipment
Kb   Ball games equipment

Kw   Sports clothing
Ky   Aids for the disabled

L BUILDING MATERIALS

M PLANNING & ADMINISTRATION

N    SPORTS

N/Qwn Sport for the disabled
N/Za  Sports history

Na-s  Sports

Na-q  Athletics
Nb-c  Ball games
Nbd   Cricket
Nbe   Football
Nbec Rugby league
Nbed Rugby Union
Nbef  Soccer
Nca   Racquet sports
Ncp   Tennis
Nd     Combat sports
Ne    Equestrian sports
Nf     Gymnastics; Movement & dance
Ng    Field sports
Nl     Wheel sports
Np    Winter sports
Nr     Air sports
Ns    Water sports
Nt     Sporting events
Nv-y Outdoor recreation
Nz   Training & exercising

P  WORK & PLAY

Q – R SOCIOLOGY, PSYCHOLOGY

S – T LIFE SCIENCES

Tb-d  Exercise physiology
Tf-k  Medicine, Sports injuries
Tl-s   Health & Safety

V TECHNOLOGY

W MANAGEMENT

X FINANCE

Y MISCELLANEOUS
Yc-k Economics
Yn    Education
Yp    Law
Yw    Statistics
Yy    Libraries
Yz    Computing

Z ARTS & HUMANITIES

da Reference works
dad Dictionaries
db Annual reports