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Archive for September, 2009

A Technology Timeline of Maryanne Blake’s Library Career

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

1980 – In library school I thought: “Why do I have to take a class in computing? I am going to be working with people, not machines.” (more…)

Public Service Announcements, YouTube Style

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Congratulations to Dr. John Clarke, winner of the 2009 Flu Prevention PSA Contest sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Here is his winning entry:


Rapid Research Notes

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Formal scholarly communication is not traditionally a speedy process. The course from research to publication can take months or years. There are occasions, however, when an emergency situation compels publishers to pick up the pace so that researchers and decision-makers can communicate more rapidly. The H1N1 flu outbreak this year has been one of those situations. A number of publishers including the Public Library of Science (PLoS), EBSCO, and the Cochrane Collaboration have accelerated the pace of reviewing influenza information and made selected resources publicly available.

Rapid Research Notes is a new resource from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). It is a permanent public archive for resources released by publishers to facilitate faster communication among researchers, policymakers, and other stakeholders.


Free Distance Learning Opportunity: Geeks Bearing Gifts in Three Parts

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

The Pacific Northwest Regional Medical Library is now accepting registrants for the online version of “Geeks Bearing Gifts: Unwrapping New Technology Trends.” We are offering this course free of charge to NN/LM Network members and public health educators in our communities. The course will be taught in three segments: Web 2.0 Basics, Social Networking, and Managing Information Overload. Register for one, two, or all three segments depending on your schedule and interests.

UPDATE 9/16/09: This class is now full. Use the registration link above to be placed on a waiting list or notified the next time the class is offered.