From the Educause Review:
EDUCAUSE Review, vol. 39, no. 5 (September/October 2004): 36–48.
Archive for May, 2005
From the Educause Review:
Here’s a great overview of Internet medical information resources from the latest issue of LLRX.com. It provides a good summary of the major resources to start with – a good resource for searchers new to medical information research.
The National Library of Medicine, in collaboration with the University of Michigan Public Health Library & Informatics Division and Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce, has announced the release of the Public Health Information and Data Tutorial. This online tutorial is a new tool designed to help the public health workforce effectively locate and use health information.
The June 2005 Cites & Insights: Crawford at Large is now available in PDF.
- Library Access to Scholarship – The NIH policy and various reactions
- Four trends and seven mini-perspectives ranging from hi-rez audio to a look back at Y2K
- comments on wiki wackiness, weblogs, RSS, audio blogging (and podcasting)
A study is out stating that the current indexible Internet (that part that is available to search engines and other tools for indexing) is 11.5 billion pages.
Librarians’ Rx, a Canadian blog of interest to health science librarians, has a posting today on the Health Metrics Network. According to Librarians’ Rx: “The World Health Organization has launched the Health Metrics Network, ‘an innovative global partnership founded on the premise that better health information means better decision making — and that means better health for all. HMN partners are working to improve health and save lives by strengthening and aligning health information systems around the world.'”
Library Stuff, a general library blog “dedicated to resources for keeping current and professional development” has a posting today on a new FDA rss feed concerning agency news releases. Library Stuff’s author, Steven Cohen, keeps readers up to date on current applications of RSS technology, particularly in libraries.
The latest Pew Internet & American Life Report is out today. From the front page:
“Eight in ten internet users have looked online for information on at least one of 16 health topics, with increased interest since 2002 in diet, fitness, drugs, health insurance, experimental treatments, and particular doctors and hospitals.
As reported in the July 2003 report, ‘Internet Health Resources,’ certain groups of internet users are the most likely to have sought health information online: women, internet users younger than 65, college graduates, those with more online experience, and those with broadband access.”
View the full report: http://www.pewinternet.org/PPF/r/156/report_display.asp
NationalAtlas.gov (“the single best Federal source for national maps and geographic information on the Web”) has lots of mapping resources, including maps of Congressional Districts.
Just announced – PubMed will soon have RSS feeds. Read more at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/mj05/mj05_rss.html
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Library’s Go Local project for the South Texas region is now available to the public. You can visit it by going to a health topic in MedlinePlus, and selecting South Texas from the Go Local drop down menu. It will take you to a list of local services and providers that address that health topic in the South Texas Region.
You can also visit their website, Lone Star Go Local, directly at http://golocal.uthscsa.edu