According to The Chronicle of Higher Education, Wired Campus, the editor and entire editorial board of the Journal of Library Administration resigned in response to a conflict with the Taylor & Francis author agreement that the board believed was “too restrictive and out fo step with the expectation of authors.”
A working group of librarians based in the West Midlands are reviewing how mobile technologies (devices / applications / mobile websites) are being developed and used within NHS Trusts throughout the UK.
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.
With public-sector cuts widespread and the costs of providing healthcare going up, information for health professionals is being increasingly squeezed. Sian Harris reports on challenges facing medical librarians and clinicians and some of the tools that are emerging to help make sense of the mass of health information available.
I’m anxious for publishers to start really listening to the medical community (especially those ones who do the bulk of the book buying). I would love (and I think my docs at least would use) handbooks (like Washington Manuals or Mass Gen Pocket Medicine) that can be easily accessed/downloaded onto mobile devices. It needs to be searchable so they can find what they need.
Oxford University Press (OUP) has struck a deal with the Manhattan Research Library Initiative (MaRLI) and the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) that will deliver monograph content via its University Press Scholarship Online (UPSO)...
Librarians are making their users more aware of what's on offer through their existing mobile devices - this has a big impact on predicting the success of business models for apps and ebooks, and shows how essential a joined-up policy is.
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