Author Archive for KraftyLibrarian

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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Doing More With Less

These days everybody is trying to do more with less money.  Although this is usually viewed negatively and most often discussed as budgets shrink, the concept of doing more for less or getting the best bang for your budget really…

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MLA Scholarly Communications Committee Tracking STM Publishers Who Freeze or Decrease 2010 Prices

Shortly after I wrote the post about AMA freezing their 2010 subscription prices at 2009 price, I cam across this poston liblicense.  According to the email posted on the list, MLA’s Scholarly Communications Committee is creating a list of STM publishers…

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