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Free webcast: Biomedical Publishing 101

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Pacific Northwest Region (PNR) and Greater Midwest Region (GMR) invite you to join a free 90 minute webcast, Biomedical Publishing 101, to be held on Thursday, December 8, 2011 beginning at 9:30 am Pacific/11:30 am Central/12:30 pm Eastern time. It was created by the Chicago Collaborative, a joint partnership of librarians, publishers and editors.

This 90-minute webcast provides an opportunity to learn about the publishing cycle of biomedical journals, both in print and online. The complexities of publishing in a world of rapidly changing delivery formats and devices will be explored including the publishing challenges and opportunities posed by each.

The presenter is John Tagler of the Association of American Publishers, Inc., with moderation by Jean Shipman, Director of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library and the NN/LM MidContinental Region and Training Center.

Participants will gain knowledge of the various roles and responsibilities of different players in the scientific publishing chain and of the international aspects of bioscience communication. All participants will have a chance to engage in discussions with the presenters. Key topics to be covered include:

• The Current Biomedical Publishing Landscape
• The Publishing Process
• Publication Ethics
• Production & Delivery
• Practical Considerations
• The Road Ahead

Please register for the webcast at There is a limit of 120 connections and site registrations (one connection for a conference room) are encouraged. Priority will be given to participants in the states served by the Pacific Northwest Region (AK, ID, MT, OR and WA) and the Greater Midwest Region (IL, IN, IA, KY, MI, MN, ND, OH, SD, WI). You will receive confirmation of your registration or notification of placement on a waitlist within several days. Webcast connection instructions will be provided upon confirmation of your registration.

If you have additional questions about the webcast, please contact Holly Burt in the GMR ( and Nikki Dettmar in the PNR ( We look forward to seeing you there!

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