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Archive for July, 2012

Twitter Roundup for July 19 to July 27

Friday, July 27th, 2012

July 19

Oregon’s School for Osteopathy has Strong Start

Oregon State’s New Online Program A Remedy For Public Health Workforce Issues

University of Montana’s master’s in public health degree gets national accreditation

New Guide to NLM Mobile Resources

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

NLM recently released a new mobile app that is intended to serve as the authoritative guide to NLM mobile resources. The app was created as an HTML 5 mobile Web site in support of the Library’s ongoing efforts to make our information broadly available. Learn more about this new resource via the NLM Technical Bulletin article at To explore the app, visit on your mobile device.

The Library welcomes your feedback about this new app at or via the Contact Us link in the footer of the app.

Accessing Flash Content on the iPad

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Apple’s iPad tablet, along with the iPhone and iPod Touch mobile devices, cannot natively play content that is Flash-based, like some videos, interactive sites, tutorials and games. The reason that Apple made the decision to not allow Flash to operate on these devices is debated in online forums, but Apple’s official published reason can be summed up by saying that the late Steve Jobs disagreed with Flash being a controlled and closed system.  If this decision is something you’re interested in knowing more about, here is Jobs’s open letter on the issue.  Adobe itself (the company behind Flash) has announced plans to move away from supporting Flash for mobile devices in favor of web standards like HTML5 that are capable of serving up the same content.

Twitter Roundup July 9 through 18

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

July 9

Native Americans in Oregon strive for health against alcohol, chaos and trauma

Roundtable on Health Literacy

New high school toolkit offers hope in preventing suicide among adolescents



Rendezvous: NCBI Resources in an eScience Era

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

NCBI logo

Edit: A recording of the session is available at

NCBI has developed a powerful suite of online biomedical and bioinformatics resources, including old friends like PubMed and OMIM and newer resources such as Genome. This collection of databases and tools are widely used by scientists and medical professionals across the world.  With such a wealth of information,  it is easy to get overwhelmed.  Join us for an overview to NCBI resources for the information professional with an emphasis on biodata connectivity.  No science degree required!


New in the Professional Development Library

Monday, July 16th, 2012

As a member of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific NW Region, you are entitled to borrow items from our Professional Development Library. Request by email to Recent acquisitions include:

The Medical Library Association’s Master Guide to Authoritative Information Resources in the Health Sciences. Edited by Laurie  L. Thompson. New York, NY: Neal-Schuman, 2011. This guide identifies and describes over 2,000 titles in the health sciences literature and includes clinical specialties, subspecialties, basic sciences and emerging disciplines.