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NLM Has New Web Site Look

The National Library of Medicine’s home page http://www.nlm.nih.gov has a new look.  The new look is designed around “your top tasks.”  I don’t know when they say “your top tasks” whether it is customizable directly by the individual user, uses…

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Happy Holidays: Build Your Own Bookmas Tree

In case any of the librarians in your library want to get into the holiday spirit and are looking for something beyond holiday window clings, take a look at Texas Medical Center Library’s Bookmas Tree. They even have a “How To” guide…

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2011/2012 MLA Election Results

Thank you to all the members who ran and made it a very strong ballot and to those members who took an active interest in the future and direction of the association and voted in the election.  Without you MLA wouldn’t be what it is today. …

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Video of the New Bloglines

Thanks to Valerie’s Comment I have learned that the folks over at MerchantCircle blog have just posted a video featuring the “new” Bloglines.  The video is hosted on YouTube and the direct link is: http://blog.merchantcircle.com/2010/11/sneak-peak-into-new-bloglines.html I tried viewing the video on my iPhone and the…

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Ebooks: The Library Catalog and Federated Searching Part 2

Today I am going to talk about the need for federated book searching in medical libraries.  Full disclosure we do not have a federated search product and most of the ones I have played with on other library sites have…

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Under the Weather

I have been battling an upper respiratory infection as well as some wicked cold cooties.  This leaves me little time to do more than my job and regular household stuff.  The moments of time that I usually use to do a…

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Hospital Switching from Pagers to Smartphones: One CIO’s Experience

Emory University Hospital is in the midst of three year movement to switch approximately 6,000 pagers used by medical staff at the hospital to cell phones. The article, Inside a Smartphone Rollout With Life and Death Consequences, is an interesting look at what…

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E-Books Virtual Summit

Library Journal recently sponsored the online virtual conference, “ebooks: Libraries @ the Tipping Point.”  Bad news is the summit is over, it was held September 29, 2010.  Good news is they recorded the sessions and they are available. The archive of the summit…

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Nominate a Medical Librarian as a Mover and Shaker

Library Journal is seeking nominations for emerging leaders in the libraries.  Their 10th Annual Movers and Shakers will profile 50 or more up-and-coming people in the world of libraries.  These people are innovative, creative, and making a difference in libraries. …

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Safari Books Online Now Available to Mobile Devices, Just Not for Library Subscribers

Earlier this week I saw this recent announcement stating Safari Books are now available on mobile devices and mobile devices users can now share content using the “Share This” feature, take notes, tag, and save content in custom folders too.  I was excited about this.  I know…

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