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Archive for April, 2011

e-Science Portal

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

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The New England e-Science Portal, a collaborative project between the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region, has been launched. The portal provides links to e-Science, data managment, current research projects and news resources and is targeted towards science and medical librarians working in resource organizations. All are welcome to use the portal.

Under the e-Science Community tab of the portal, there is a blog serving as a discussion forum and a community bulletin board for new and events. We hope to see you there!

Shifting Skills: MLA webcast locations in the Pacific Northwest Region

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Join your colleagues on Wednesday, April 20th from 11am-12:30pm (Pacific time) for the Medical Library Association (MLA) webcast Shifting Skills to Navigate the Changing Horizon: Finding Our Way in New Biomedical Research and Health Care Environments.  The goal of this webcast is to introduce information professionals to some of the emerging trends in biomedical research and health care environments that present new opportunities for partnership, collaboration, and support. Translational science, e-science, and electronic health records are characterized by large amounts of information and data. These offer new and expanded roles for information professionals in data management, curation, sharing and integration; new models for scholarly publication; new ways to collaborate with Clinical and Translational Science Award centers and their constituents; and new opportunities to educate health and information technology professionals in the meaningful use of health information via electronic health record systems. (more…)

Rendezvous: Health literacy (and special URL)

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Please join us on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at 1pm Pacific time (12 Alaska, 2pm Mountain) as Sandra Smith, MPH, PhD, and Director of the Center for Health Literacy Promotion in Seattle presents Health Literacy: Beyond Better Information for our free monthly webcast at a special URL We are anticipating a higher number of attendees than usual and the room limit is 125 – be sure to connect early! If you are unable to connect or join us then, we invite you to view a recording of the webcast at the Rendezvous website later. (more…)