Tuesday, September 27, 2005

A new international pharma Clinical Trials Portal was launched on September 21: http://www.ifpma.org/clinicaltrials.html . Created by the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations, the site offers one-stop searching of ongoing trials, trial results, and a glossary of terms. This could be a site to add to your consumer health resource page.
ECRI's Katrina Medical Technology Information Clearinghouse has been launched: http://katrina.ecri.org/default.aspx . From the site: "This new site will serve as a central clearinghouse for information on the disaster relief-related medical products and services available from companies worldwide. "

Monday, September 26, 2005

The Pew Internet & American Life Project has issued a new report on a slowing rate of adoption of broadband in the US: http://www.pewinternet.org/PPF/r/164/report_display.asp . You may want to share this at your next web committee meeting.

Monday, September 12, 2005

A very good article on the pitfalls of "overchoice": When Product Variety Backfires, by Poping Lin http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item.jhtml?id=4980&t=marketing . The author is a business librarian at the Harvard Business School.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

New consumer health information search tool, powered by Google, at Healthfinder. From post by Patricia Anderson on the medwebmasters list: " searches for consumer health information *only* in the appropriate sections of 300 US govt. agencies." http://www.healthfinder.gov/search/about.asp

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Hurricane Katrina environmental health links resource from NLM:

Friday, September 02, 2005

"Digital Libraries - 'Opening' a digital library" article in the September issue of Campus Technology: http://www.campus-technology.com/article.asp?id=11727 .
Interesting article on the loss of the public domain, first seen on slashdot.org: The Public Domain - here today, gone tomorrow http://www.foreignpolicy.com/story/cms.php?story_id=3176 .