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Archive for October, 2010

GMR Sponsors MLA E-Book Webcast Sites

Monday, October 25th, 2010

We at the GMR are pleased to sponsor webcast sites across our region for the November 10, 2010, MLA Webcast: ABCs of E-books: Strategies for the Medical Library , broadcast Wednesday from 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m., Central Time. The agenda includes: Overview of electronic books management, Selection and acquisition process, and
Management issues for e-book collections.

The complete list of recipients of the GMR sponsored webcast sites is available at:

Find more information about this webcast and additional site locations at:

Please contact the site directly if you wish to attend.

8th Medical History Symposium

Friday, October 1st, 2010

The Chicago Area Medical Archivists (CAMA) will host the Eighth Medical History Symposium in the Pritzker Auditorium of Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Feinberg Pavillion. As part of Archives Week in Chicago, please join CAMA for a day of presentations, discussion and social networking on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. The first presentation will begin at 10:00 a.m.


U of M Widget Translates Medical Terms

Friday, October 1st, 2010

By Kate Saylor
Outreach Librarian
University of Michigan
Taubman Health Sciences Library

The Plain Language Medical Dictionary Widget is a project of the University of Michigan Taubman Health Sciences Library (THL) as part of the Michigan Health Literacy Awareness Training Program (