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WiFi Access at MLA’s 2011 Annual Meeting

I just received an email from Section Council regarding Internet access at the meeting and I asked if I could share it and I can, so here is the email.  MLA Headquarters reports that Internet access in guest rooms in…

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Call for Papers and Posters for MLA 2011

Now is the time to get online and submit your structured abstract for a paper or poster at MLA 2011. This year, the various sections will be sponsoring some great specifically themed programs as well as some “general” theme programs where…

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MLA Awards and Grants…Nominate Your Colleagues!

‘Tis the season to be nominating your deserving colleagues for the various MLA Awards and applying for the grants.  Some of these awards  and grants have had no winners in the past.  I know there are great people out there…

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Save the Date Reminder for MEDLINE

Just like the “Save the Date” reminders one often gets for weddings, NLM has sent out their own version via the Technical Bulletin for MEDLINE.  November 17th NLM will temporarily suspend adding fully indexed MEDLINE citations to PubMed.  Publisher added…

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Friday Fun: Can Saturday Night Live Predict Future Technology

Back in 2001 when the iPhone was just a glimmer in Steve Jobs’ eye, Saturday Night Live did three skits based on an ultra hip and pretentious store called Jeffrey’s.  The skit centered around two snooty store employees dressed in…

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Transition from Print to Electronic: Ebooks on the Same Path as EJournals

Yesterday I posted about ebooks and what some of the librarians attending the Springer LibraryZone Virtual eBook webinar discussed.  Today I saw a post on liblicense from Scott Plutchak comparing the transition and the situation to what librarians experienced when journals transitioned…

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Finding Past Tweets

Twitter is a nice conversation tool for quickly asking questions among friends/colleagues, sharing quick bits of information and news stories, and is also especially popular among conference goers.  But what happens when you want to refer back to an old…

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Friday Fun: Librarians in the Movies

For those librarians dealing with this really hot summer, what better way to beat the heat than to watch a movie this weekend.  Yeah you could go see Eat Pray Love, but why not rent a movie and stay at…

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PubMed Health

The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) is developing a new site called PubMed Health.  According to MidContinental Region News, “PubMedHealth will focus on consumer-level, evidence-based health information.”  PubMed Health is under development at the National Library of Medicine’s National Center for Biotechnology…

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Friday Fun: Netflix Classification System

Take The Onion and the Chronicle of Higher Education and mash them up and you get CronkNews.  Once you understand that, it isn’t surprising then to see the article, Librarians Abandon Dewey Decimal System in Favor of Netflix Categories.  It…

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