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Archive for March, 2006

The Krafty Librarian: Updated Medical Podcast List

Tuesday, March 28th, 2006

The Krafty Librarian is presenting a poster at MLA discussing the integration of medical podcasts into library collections. She has assembled a very significant list of podcasts ready for adding to the electronic resources in medical libraries. Link to her poster information and the podcast list: Updated Medical Podcast List

NLM Technical Bulletin now has an RSS Feed

Tuesday, March 28th, 2006

For those interested in reading NLM Technical Bulletin articles as they are added and who use RSS, a feed is now available. More information about the NLM Technical Bulletin RSS feed: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/rss.html Subscribe to the feed:http://www.nlm.nih.gov/rss/techbull.rss

Digital Rights Management: A Guide for Librarians

Monday, March 20th, 2006

The ALA Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) has produced a guide for librarians new to the world of digital rights management. The guide gives an overview of copyright, the various aspects of digital rights management, and the different digital rights management schemes available. Digital Rights Management: A Guide for Librarians (pdf document)

Free Children’s Health Movie, in English, Spanish, and Sudanese-Nuer

Monday, March 20th, 2006

Announcing a free children’s health movie, translated in English, Spanish, and Sudanese-Nuer. “Following the clues: a visit to the doctor and the library” Funded by the University of Nebraska Medical Center, the 12 minute film follows Alana Williams as she and her grandmother make a doctor’s appointment, see the doctor, and find health information at the library. Narrated in English, Spanish, and Sudanese-Nuer, the movie is designed for young children and adults unfamiliar with the US healthcare system. (more…)

Gaming about Diabetes

Monday, March 20th, 2006

A doctor at the University of Washington is working with game developers to create an interface that reaches young people with diabetes where they are: on the phone or playing video games. Turn on Your Game Cube to Visit Your Doctor The Seattle Times

PubMed Limits Updated

Thursday, March 16th, 2006

The PubMed limits page has been redesigned with a new interface and enhanced limit options. The “new” limit selections are limits that were already possible in PubMed, if the user knew the field tags. The redesign will make limiting a search easier for novice searchers since all limits are easily accessible from the limits tab. (more…)

411: Medical Information Day

Tuesday, March 14th, 2006

Monday, April 11 is the second annual 4-11: Medical Information Day. The observance recognizes the invaluable information and vast range of services medical librarians provide for their institutions and local communities. MLA encourages you to use the day to increase public awareness of your expertise. The 411 website provides a press release, camera and Web-ready logos and other MLA resources to help you promote your 4-11 events. 411: Medical Information Day

Open access for federally funded research on the way?

Friday, March 10th, 2006

According to the Washington Post, political momentum is growing for a change in federal policy that would require government-funded health researchers to make the results of their work freely available on the Internet. Government Health Researchers Pressed to Share Data at No Charge By Rick Weiss Washington Post Staff Writer Friday, March 10, 2006; Page A17

ALCTS Preconference Workshops on Library Binding

Friday, March 10th, 2006

According to the Washington Post, political momentum is growing for a change in federal policy that would require government-funded health researchers to make the results of their work freely available on the Internet.

Government Health Researchers Pressed to Share Data at No Charge

By Rick Weiss
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, March 10, 2006; Page A17

Library Binding Institute Offering ALA Assistance Grants

Tuesday, March 7th, 2006

ALCTS Preconference Workshops on Library Binding American Library Association Friday, June 23, 2006, New Orleans, LA Deadline to Apply: April 19, 2006 Morning Module – Advocacy, Budgets, and Contracts: The ABC’s of Library Binding for Senior Level Professionals Afternoon Module – What, When and How to Bind: The Decision Making Process and Factors to Consider For complete workshop descriptions, go to http://www.ala.org/ala/alcts/alctsconted/alctsceevents/alctspreconf/alctspreconferences.htm (more…)