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September 30, 2009

Take a look at the New Pubmed!

Earlier today, the new interface for Pubmed was released as a beta. You can go take a look at it and try it out and all the usual beta stuff. Remember, beta means, it isn't 100% ready for primetime, but if you find a problem that you think will impact other people, please report it.

If you go to Pubmed your usual way, there is a link to click on to try it out, or you can click here.

Pubmed Preview: http://preview.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed

If you want a little help seeing where things have moved, start with this.

If you'd rather look at a large picture, try these.

Large size

Full screen

The Health Sciences Libraries is planning workshops and brownbags on the new Pubmed, so watch our course list for more information. Of course, you can always come meet with a librarian or ask us to come present to your class, laboratory group or department.

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September 26, 2009

ICML 2009: Virtual Worlds & Medical Librarians

We recently had a few presentations at the International Congress of Medical Librarianship in Australia. The first one to share talks about some of the things happening in Second Life by medical librarians in general, and OUR medical librarians in particular.

You can find the full article and bibligraphy here.

International Congress of Medical Librarianship 2009: http://espace.library.uq.edu.au/collection/UQ:179364

Virtual Worlds Demand Innovative Roles and Skills from Medical Librarians: http://www.slideshare.net/umhealthscienceslibraries/virtual-worlds-demand-innovative-roles-and-skills-from-medical-librarians

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September 15, 2009

Watch for the NEW Redesigned Pubmed

Pubmed is changing. Probably later this month, September 2009. So don't be too surprised when one day soon you see something like this:

Pubmed Mockup

The Health Sciences Libraries will be doing classes about what changed soon after it does. For now, we don't really know much more than you do. No, just because we're librarians doesn't mean we get to play with the new toy before you do.

For what we do know, you can find more information about the change at these links, follow them in Twitter at ncbi_pubmed or myncbi, or search for Pubmed Redesign in Google.

NLM Technical Bulletin: MLA 2009: NLM Online Users' Meeting: Remarks

Blogadillo >> Pubmed

NLM Online Users Meeting, May 2009 (Slides)

GMR: The Cornflower: Pubmed Redesign Web Meeting Recording Available

Watch this space for more information as soon as we have it!

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September 14, 2009

H1N1, Meet Lynyrd Skynyrd

Dr. Dale Sargent of Wellmont Health System in Tennessee knows how to have fun, even when things are serious. And he knows how to get people around him to have fun, too. Or at least that's the message you get from his recent music video promoting immunizations for the H1N1 influenza virus.

"Gimmee 3 Shots: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTrEmPYWdjc H1N1 flu vaccinations and a music video parody of a Lynyrd Skynyrd classic?"

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September 07, 2009

2009 DHHS Flu Prevention PSA Contest Winner

The innovative DHHS-sponsored contest to get the best ideas from the general public on how to teach about preventing swine flu has finished and decided on a winner! Take a look at the creative effort from Dr. John D. Clarke of the Long Island Rail Road.

You can see more finalists here.

YouTube: USGovHHS: http://www.youtube.com/usgovhhs

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