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Archive for September, 2008

MedlinePlus and the American Hospital Association Directory

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

In late October 2008, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) will discontinue using the American Hospital Association directory on MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus Go Local. NLM staff will develop a replacement page linking to selected resources for areas beyond the Go Local service area. The following alternative resources for hospital directory and service information are available: the American Hospital Directory, http://www.ahd.com/freesearch.php3; the US News Hospital Directory Search, http://health.usnews.com/directories/hospital-directory/; and UCompareHealthCare, http://www.ucomparehealthcare.com/hospital/.

Library of Congress “Learning from Katrina” Web Page

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

In commemoration of the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s devastating impact to New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, and in light of the current hurricane season, the Library of Congress announces a website titled “Learning from Katrina,” which provides insights for better responses to record and artifact damage by hurricanes.

On this site, http://www.loc.gov/preserv/emergprep/katrinarespond.html, visitors can hear seven interviews with professional conservators who helped salvage collections affected in August 2005.

For more information, see the Library of Congress news release: http://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2008/08-148.html

Louisiana Library Emergency Status Blog

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

The State Library of Louisiana established a blog on August 29 to provide a mechanism for libraries to alert the public and colleagues about their status during an emergency situation.

Louisiana Library Status Blog: http://prepare.lib.la.us/blog/