Thursday, June 28, 2007

Teaching evidence-based medicine? These resources may be of interest to you and your colleagues:

EBM Librarian Wiki

University of British Columbia Health Library Wiki

North Carolina EBM Center for Excellence

Article: Expert synthesis of the literature to support critical care decision making

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Does your library offer self-service yet? Two articles I saw today covering the same story in the U.K. mention it:

Essex libraries embrace RFID,39024663,39167602,00.htm

Librarie lend growing support to self service

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Threats Force South Carolina Library to Cancel Summer Program
Chart-topping music titles to be available for download from libraries

The company that is behind this - Overdrive. You can check to see if there is a library offering this service in your area here:

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

You just have to love the title of this article (plus, the article is a good read): Management lessons from The Sopranos

Friday, June 15, 2007

The first International m-libraries conference is scheduled for November 13-14, 2007 in Milton Keynes, UK: . From the conference page: "This conference, hosted by The Open University in partnership with Athabasca University, aims to explore and share work carried out in libraries around the world to deliver services and resources to users 'on the move,' via a growing plethora of mobile and hand-held devices. The conference will bring together researchers, technical developers, managers and library practitioners to exchange experience and expertise and generate ideas for future developments."

Thursday, June 14, 2007

More libraries using RFID, says expert:

Looking at the NXP Semiconductors website, I found these articles on the same subject:

no date - Complete inventory management for libraries

from 2002 - Smart libraries, the smarter way to learn

from 2005 - ICODE sees steady growth in library market

from 2006 - The silent revolution: RFID in libraries

from 2006 - Libraries around the world are becoming smarter with Phillips RFID chips
China has established more than 66,000 libraries since 2003 - story in China View .

No word on if the libraries have professional librarians on duty. They also do not specify the libraries' size. It would be cool if they saved space and used the technology that Mexico is using to create their network of books-on-demand libraries: The world's first network of books on demand libraries .
June 8th speech by Sri Lanka Minister of Higher Education - Role of the professional librarian in the intellectual life of universities:

I wonder if U.S. leaders in higher education share these views?

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Google has partnered with the Big 10 Schools' libraries to expand the book digitizing program. Here is a link to all of the stories on Google News:

Friday, June 01, 2007

iPods and how they are being used in medicine. Story in American Medical News: