NOVEL Mission, Values and Vision
Neuro-Ophthalmology Virtual Educational Library
The Neuro-Ophthalmology Virtual Educational Library (NOVEL) is the key educational program of the North American Neuro-ophthalmology Society (NANOS), providing a new model for scholarly communication with opportunities for creating knowledge from original information sources. NOVEL offers open access to an organized, peer-reviewed, discipline-specific repository of high-quality digital multimedia educational resources and other resources that promote scholarly communication throughout the North American and international neuro-ophthalmology, neurology, and ophthalmology communities.
- Open access
- Ease of access to the material (well defined, accurately described, findable)
- Capturing original information
- Quality of materials
- Sharing for teaching and learning
- Peer-reviewed scholarly publishing venue
- Engaging for the user
Vision for 2007-10
The vision of the NOVEL project is to develop a new model of scholarly communication within the Neuro-Ophthalmology community which results in the availability of reliable, rapidly responsive information which provides better patient outcomes by educating and empowering the entire spectrum of caregiver from the level of specialist provider to that of the patient themselves.