Tuesday, March 29, 2005

A great new marketing blog for librarians has been launched: http://librarymarketing.blogspot.com/. Created by Jill Stover, Undergraduate Services Librarian of the James Branch Cabell Library, Virginia Commonwealth University, it promises to be a great way to share successful ideas.

Monday, March 28, 2005

If you or the health professionals you serve are interested in access to health information in 'resource poor settings', and would benefit from a global perspective, HIF-net is the email list for you. A joint project between the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications and the World Health Organization, the subscribers to the list include librarians, care providers, and others concerned with answering the call for access to information. Instructions on joining the list as well as more information about the project are here: http://www.inasp.info/health/hif-net.html

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Yahoo has a beta version of a Creative Commons search engine. I saw the story on boingboing: http://www.boingboing.net/2005/03/24/creative_commons_sea.html . Take a look to see if there are materials/images for your education needs that you can adapt or use as is. Also, check to see if your materials that you have registered with CC show up so that others can find them.
OCLC has a library advocacy section to their website. Check out the new posters they have designed that you can download and customize to use in your marketing campaigns: http://www.oclc.org/advocacy/default.htm .

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

For those of you who are in the position of explaining what a blog is, you may want to check out and forward this article on the Digital Divide Network: The Blogging Phenomenon, by Cedar Pruitt http://www.digitaldivide.net/articles/view.php?ArticleID=86 . I also recommend that you join this community if your interests include any facet of "bridging the digital divide"!
Interested in the future of medical libraries? Check out the newest issue of the New England Journal of Medicine for a great article :
Lindberg DA, Humphreys BL
2015-The Future of Medical Libraries
N Engl J Med. 2005 Mar 17; 352 (11): 1067-70

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Are you looking for a teen resource to teach public health issues? If your library supports high school career, Explorer, or Area Health Education Center programs and their leaders, pass this link along:
Outbreak at Watersedge http://www.mclph.umn.edu/watersedge/
This online game was developed by the Midwest Center for Life-long Learning in Public Health in Minnesota.
Interested in open access to peer-reviewed literature? Take a look at this conference report.

The Implementation of the Berlin Declaration on Open Access:
Report on the Berlin 3 Meeting Held 28 February - 1 March
2005, Southampton, UK, Stevan Harnad, Université du Québec à
Montréal, D-Lib Magazine (March 2005),

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Wondering what the future could hold for your library? If you serve any facet of the health care industry, you will probably want to check out this story in Healthcare Informatics : Nine Tech Trends http://www.healthcare-informatics.com/issues/2005/02_05/cover.htm . See where your library and its services can plug into the coming electronic healthcare record world. The story was also discussed on a UK NHS site here: http://www.informatics.nhs.uk/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=1229 . Both were mentioned on a recent post to the TELEHEALTH discussion list: http://www.telehealth.net/subscribe/subscribe_list.html .