Other Medical Library Stuff

Mellen Drops Lawsuit against McMaster and Askey

According to this article from CBC News Edwin Mellen Press says it is dropping at least one of its lawsuits against Dale Askey.  The article does mention that EMP filed two lawsuits against Askey and McMaster for a total of $4.5 million…

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Emerging Technology and Hospital Libraries

Thursday #medlibs will discuss the 2013 Horizon Report- Higher Education edition, “a decade-long research project designed to identify and describe   emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in higher education.” When we are talking…

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Libraries are Horrible at Marketing

“The Results Are In and They Aren’t Good: Library Marketing” caught my eye a few weeks ago and it has been bouncing around in my head ever since.  The article reports on a marketing survey about how public libraries market…

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Askey Lawsuit: Blogger Sued by Publisher

Dale Askey, an associate librarian at McMaster University is being sued by Edwin Mellen Press Ltd. for post on his personal blog that he made three years ago.  Articles on the Askey lawsuit: TheSpec.com – “Librarians Rally Behind Blogger Sued by…

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MLA Statement Supporting Blogger & McMaster Being Sued by Publisher

I wanted to forward along a press release issued jointly by MLA and AAHSL. (reprinted from MLA press release) The Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AASHL) and the Medical Library Association (MLA) share a commitment to intellectual freedom and…

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MIS Members Vote NOW!!

MLA MIS members don’t forget to vote for your future Chair Elect and Secretary/Treasurer.  Here are the people: Vote before today Thursday 11:59pm VOTE HERE:  http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/G6NS2BQ Chair Elect: Michael Garner Medical Informatics Librarian University of Central Florida College of Medicine…

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Host a #Medlibs Discussion

Due to Valentine’s Day there will be no #medlibs Twitter discussion this Thursday.  But the discussion will continue in the Thursdays to follow.  What started out as an experiment in discussing medical library issues with others via Twitter, has grown considerably. Previous…

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Seeking Virtual Projects

The Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA) has a new annual column describing innovative and notable virtual projects in health sciences libraries. This column will focus on library virtual spaces. “In an increasingly digital world, the library’s virtual space…

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Volunteers Needed

MLA Research Section Needs YOU! (courtesy MEDLIB-l) They are coordinating the MLA-wide effort to characterize the literature that informs the 15 questions MLA members identified in 2011 as the most important research questions facing health sciences librarianship.  With your help, the Research Section will identify…

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Consider Adding a Librarian to the Editorial Board

The most recent issue of Nurse Author & Editor Newsletter, December 2012, “Editors Cannot Know (and Sometimes Even Find!) It All:  Making a Case for a Medical Librarian on Your Editorial Board” (requires subscription to read) by Judith S. Young and…

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