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Internet Explorer, PubMed and the End of the World

If you haven’t heard about the Mayan civilzation’s calendar predicting the end of the world on December 21, 2012, then you have been living under a rock. Personally I believe the Mayans were on to something. Instead, I believe the end of the world will happen on January 1, 2013. Why?

As of January 1st NCBI will no longer support Internet Explorer 7 and all the hospitals that haven’t upgraded will begin to have problems searching PubMed.
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PubMed Won’t Support IE7

According to the NCBI Website, the NCBI resources will no longer support IE7 after January 1, 2013.  So medical librarians in Internet Explorer institutions, now is the time to start talking to your IT departments to get IE 8 or greater, or Firefox...
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Something’s Rotten in Bethesda — The Troubling Tale of PubMed Central, PubMed, and eLife

Something’s Rotten in Bethesda — The Troubling Tale of PubMed Central, PubMed, and eLife | The daily digest | Scoop.it
Last week, PubMed Central became the primary and sole publisher of eLife content, putting its competition with publishers, its manipulation of PubMed indexing criteria, its competition with publish...
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PubMed Central Name Change

PubMed Central apparently was often confused with PubMed, so NLM has decided to change its name to just PMC.  According to the Tech Bulletin PMC has a new look and feel to go with its new name.  The redesign is an attempt to present a “cleaner and...
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