Author Archive for KraftyLibrarian

ROI of Social Media Free Webinar

I apologize for the tardiness of this alert, I usually try and feature free webinars ahead of time but I didn’t find out about this one until early this morning.  Are you interested in using a few social media tools but your…

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NLM Associate Fellows

The National Library of Medicine has a nice page announcing the future plansof the 2008-2009 Associate Fellows.  These four librarians have worked on a variety of projects in MEDLINE, environmental health mapping systems, next generation discovery interfaces, citation analysis, outreach,…

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Journal Prices and Your Library

Soon after MLA’s Ad Hoc Committee for Advocating Scholarly Communications published the list of various journal publishers who have frozen or dropped the price of their 2010 subscriptions, a discussion sprouted on the liblicense email list about whether that list or…

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PubMed Redesign Summary

The PubMed redesign online meeting was very popular.  Max Anderson has a very nice summary on The Cornflower.  It includes links to the video, Power Point slides, and the NLM Technical Bulletin. Don’t forget the Western half of the country’s…

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PubMed Redesign Meeting

I sat in on the PubMed Redesign online meeting today.  If you weren’t able to sit in on the session or had audio difficulties they recorded and it will be  is available to view.   https://webmeeting.nih.gov/p10795826/.  David went through the slides that he showed at the…

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Don’t Forget PubMed Re-Design Online Meeting

At the 2008 Annual MLA Meeting, the NLM Online Users’ Meeting  had a preview of the upcoming PubMed redesign. Tomorrow (August 8th  5th), David Gillikin, Chief of NLM’s Bibliographic Services will once again provide a preview for anyone who did not get…

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Elsevier’s Reaction to the Libraries and the Economy

Roy Jakobs, Director Academic and Government Sales and Marketing, wrote Supporting Libraries in a Challenging Economy discussing how the current economic crisis affecting academic and government institutions is also affecting Elsevier.  It has an impact on libraries and institutions world wide. …

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MLA Annual Meeting Blog Survey Results

At this year’s annual meeting we had a great group of bloggers who wrote on various topics during the annual meeting.  I was able to meet some of them in person (we were all very busy) and I think I…

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Listing of STM Publishers Who Froze or Lowered 2010 Prices

The list of STM publishers who have frozen or lowered their 2010 prices is now available.  The MLA’s Ad Hoc Committee for Advocating Scholarly Communications compiled the list with help from members of the library community. The list shows many publishers…

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Posts Will Be Sporadic

These last two weeks have been extremely hectic for me.  I have tried to keep posting on my off time but I have been off my normal routine.  This is not the way I usually do things.  I love writing…

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