Bunch, Antonia J.

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Information on the development of the Scottish Health Service Centre Library 1970-1981; meetings of the Scottish NHS Librarians 1970-1974; ordinary meetings of the Scottish Health Sciences Librarians 1975-; conference on "Libraries in Hospitals" 1966, 1969; INTERIM newsletter; Lecture Talks 1968-1983; lectures on user education 1971-1982; correspondence relating to lectures 1977-1981; advice on library services 1969-1981; Scottish Home and Health Department memos 1950-1974; dissertation by Anne L. Boyd and related correspondence 1993; reports 1978-1989

Administrative / Biographical History

Antonia J. Bunch was Librarian at the Scottish Health Centre Library until June 1981, and in the years until that time collected a variety of papers relating to the development of libraries in the Scottish Health Service.

Arrangement

Chronological within record class

Conditions Governing Access

Public access to these records is governed by the UK Data Protection Act 1998, the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and the latest version of the Scottish Government Records Management: NHS Code of Practice (Scotland). Whilst some records may be accessed freely by researchers, the aforementioned legislation and guidelines mean that records with sensitive information on named individuals may be closed to the public for a set time.

Where records are about named deceased adults, they will be open 75 years after the latest date in the record, on the next 01 January. Records about individuals below 18 years (living or deceased) or adults not proven to be deceased will be open 100 years after the latest date in the record, on the next 01 January. Further information on legislation and guidelines covering medical records can be found on the LHSA webpage (http://www.lhsa.lib.ed.ac.uk/).

LHSA can support the use of records closed to public access for legitimate clinical, historical and genealogical research purposes. Please contact the LHSA Archivist for more details regarding procedures on how you can apply for permission to view closed records. Telephone us on: 0131 650 3392 or email us at lhsa@ed.ac.uk

Acquisition Information

A. J. Bunch, May 1996

Note

Compiled by Mike Barfoot and Jenny McDermott using existing handlists

Other Finding Aids

Manual summary list available

Accruals

No further accessions are expected