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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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Stipend for Public Health Librarians

Are you a public health librarian, have an interest in public health, or work with public health professionals?  Are you interested in attending the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA November 7-11, 2009? If you answered yes, then…

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Handheld Librarian Online Conference

Yesterday I got an email about the Handheld Librarian 2009, an online conference about mobile library services.  Mobile services are growing at an explosive rate.  Everybody from libraries to professional sports organizations are getting into the mobile application and mobile…

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Why is the Hospital Library Disappearing?

This May the Medical Library Association and Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries released the “Statement on the Global Economic Crisis and its Impact on the Health Sciences Library Collections.”  Budget pressures are hitting academic medical libraries as well has…

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EBSCO A-Z Enabled Browsing of Online Journal TOC

Last week EBSCO announced a new feature to its A-Z product.  Their new service enables researchers to browse e-journal tables of contents and directly access the online articles. Oliver Pesch, EBSCO’s chief strategist, E-resources said: A-to-Z is now much more than just…

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MLA 2009 NLM Online Users’ Meeting: Remarks

The NLM Technical Bulletin has published the remarks and the presentation slides made by David Gilliken, Chief, Bibliographic Services Division, National Library of Medicine at the Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association. Those who attended the sunrise seminar will…

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