Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Did you know that you can now send Google Maps to cell phone users? In addition to the regular "Get Directions: To here - From here - Search nearby, there is now - Send to Phone.
Do your library resources have such a function yet? Are you exploring the possiblities? I would love to learn from any library investigating this level of service!
MySpace for Healthcare? Much Closer Than You Think: .

Your library or organization should consider maximizing Web 2.0 technology to reach the social-networking users.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Library using podcasting for education purposes. University of Tennessee Health Science Library has a podcast page: .
Health search engine just purchased by Microsoft. I saw this in today's iHealthBeat newsletter: Microsoft has purchased Medstory .

Thursday, February 22, 2007

M.J. Tooey has a great article on Open Access issues on her library newsletter: Why Open Access Won't Go Away .

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Article describing The New Library Professional at The Chronicle of Higher Education Careers section: The author suggests that the successful library embraces the new professionals while remaining true to our profession's "timeless values".

Thanks to Dorothy Knee for the link!

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Do you remember the Y2K threat to computers? Well, ZD Net has a page titled: Wake Up to the 'Daylight-Saving' bug.
Since the US Gov't changed the dates of Daylight-Savings this year, computers could be affected.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Microsoft has some templates for sales and customer relationship:

There is a value-added analysis calculator on the page that could work for many types of services, including library service - here is a
direct link to the template

Thursday, February 08, 2007

I love this suggestion about a National Signing Day for professors and librarians! . It goes right along with my dreams while in my masters library program to develop pro teams of librarians in each town, and have them as revered and sought after as sports figures have been. A librarian team could include: health science librarian, law librarian, museum librarian, music librarian, etc., with each having their strengths and stats posted on the back of their very own sports card... Each year, cities would bid to see who would pay the highest amount for a librarian to join their team. Hey, a person can dream, can't they?!

Monday, February 05, 2007

Check out the Rapid Responses to Dean Giustini's editorial "How Web 2.0 is changing medicine" in BMJ. The first response is from a library staffer, who describes their use of Web 2.0 tools to keep up on new publications and to distribute information to their patrons. Other responses describe how wiki technology can be used to keep health professionals informed.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Native American Library Grant Applications Now Being Accepted: The IMLS has announced their 2 year Native American Library Services Enhancement Grants here: