Free HILJ 25th Anniversary Supplement

6 11 2008


Health Information and Libraries Journal (HILJ) celebrates its 25th anniversary.

To mark the journal’s anniversary a special celebratory issue, guest edited by Andrew Booth, is being published in December 2008.
Contributors to this supplement include such well known names as Muir Gray, William Hersh, Margaret Haines, Ann McKibbon and Joanne Marshall.

These commentators and others follow the evolution of the journal from its origins on the first editor’s kitchen table in the early 1980’s to its 2008 electronic editorial office. They also survey the past 25 years of health care information services and look to what the future may hold.
The supplement in divided into various sections including:

  • evolution of the journal;
  • 25 years of learning and teaching in action;
  • 25 years of information technology in libraries;
  • 25 years of using evidence in practice;
  • widening panoramas:incorporating health informatics and international perspectives;
  • and future perspectives.

The issue will be available free online forthcoming December at

Nice detail: To get HILJ-readers involved a special wiki is created ( where people can submit their contributions.

Brought to my attention by: Suzanne Bakker, Editorial advisory board of HILJ




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