Author Archive for KraftyLibrarian

Journals Going Digital Only

The Chronicle of Higher Education recently published an article about the American Chemical Society ending the print editions and begin producing only online journals for all but three of their journals.  It was a financial decision.  “Printing and distribution costs now exceed…

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Twitter Tips

I have begun to really get into Twitter.  I have said several times that I am not quite sure how Twitter can be used in medical libraries, however there are some medical libraries out there with a Twitter account using it. …

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Applying for Library Jobs

I ran across an fun and interesting blog post from In The Library with the Lead Pipe, titled “What Not To Do When Applying for Library Jobs“.  The post is interesting not only in content but how it was created. …

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Happy July 4th

I thought I would get in the spirit of the holiday and share a picture from fireworks night at the ballfield.   Wishing everybody in the United States a Happy 4th of July.  If you don’t live in the United…

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Attend Midwest MLA in Columbus, OH

It doesn’t seem like October is right around the corner, but it is if you are planning to present at the Midwest Chapter Medical Library Association’s Annual Meeting in Columbus, OH.  The conference theme is “Seek, Discover, Explore.” Presenters can…

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EBSCO Enables New Searching Technology

(courtesy EBSCO press release) EBSCO has launched new searching technology to support natural language searching for scientific formulas.  The new database architecture means article names, abstracts and key phrase headings within citations will contain scientific formulas. That means it will be…

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NLM Presentations from MLA 2009

I recently wrote a post (June 19, 2009) about NLM’s Online User’s Meeting at MLA, at the time of the post they had published the remarks and the presentation slides made by David Gilliken.  Wait no longer, the NLM Technical…

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Friday Cartoon

This cartoon was posted last Friday, but I didn’t catch it until Monday.  I thought it would be fun to link to for this Friday. Happy Weekend! Unshelved Cartoon: Gray’s Anatomy Share on Facebook Tweet This Post

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Unbound Medicine and the iPhone

Earlier this month Unbound Medicine announced an application for the iPhone and iPod Touch that allows users in institutions that subscribe to uCentral to access it on those Apple devices.  uCentral is a customizable product that allows institutions to select and provide a…

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Stipends, Grants, Awards, Is There One Central List?

Yesterday, I posted about the Grace and Harold Sewell Memorial Fund, Inc. to help librarians and other information professionals to attend the American Public Health Association Meeting.  After I posted the information, I began thinking of several events recently that made…

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