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December 23, 2007

Online Social Networks Get Down to Business


BY TINA REED
The Ann Arbor News

It'd be nice to be able to meet every possible business contact face to face.

But for Ann Arbor attorney and consultant Don Blumenthal, time and money
constraints make that impossible, so he turns to LinkedIn and Plaxo, online social networks that've been established as meeting places for business.

"There is only so much you can do unless you have an unlimited travel budget," said Blumenthal, who specializes in technology, law and policy. "I can't fly out there to meet (contacts) and it's better than a cold call."

Social networking online is not just for the young.

Web users of all ages in Ann Arbor have embraced online social networks, jumping on sites like LinkedIn - a strictly business network that creates a form on online resume; Plaxo - a network that catalogs and updates contacts' information; and even the popular social network Facebook to spread information, reach out to customers, contact and collect connections they've met in person and collaborate on business projects.

http://blog.mlive.com/annarbornews/2007/12/online_social_networks_get_dow.html

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December 21, 2007

Sure You've Googled but Have You Facebooked?

http://chronicle.com/wiredcampus/index.php?id=2631&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en

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December 18, 2007

Colleges Are Reluctant to Adopt New Publication Venues

Academe has been slow to accept new forms of scholarship like blogs, wikis, and video clips, according to a report released last week that examines emerging technology trends in higher education.

http://chronicle.com/wiredcampus/index.php?id=2617&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en

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December 16, 2007

I thought this podcast Tech Therapy: Do Professors Know Their Copyrights? - Chronicle.com would be about Open Access, but it's about faculty not knowing what they can and cannot put online for their courses. Still, it has *very* nice things to say about libraries and librarians, good tips on working with faculty, and interviews Bill Shell, our neighbor at EMU.

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Tech Therapy

I thought this podcast Tech Therapy: Do Professors Know Their Copyrights? - Chronicle.com would be about Open Access, but it's about faculty not knowing what they can and cannot put online for their courses. Still, it has *very* nice things to say about libraries and librarians, good tips on working with faculty, and interviews Bill Shell, our neighbor at EMU. And it's short.

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December 14, 2007

More Google Partners

Columbia U. Joins Google Book�Search - Chronicle.com

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December 11, 2007

MLibrary Staff Blogs

Those of you not members of the MLibrary2.0 SIG may find this list of University Library Staff blogs from Suzanne Chapman of interest.

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From Wired Campus 12/10/07


For Students, It's About Courses, Not Subjects

Students aren't interested in online information gateways about subjects. They're interested in information related to their courses. That's the message this week from ACRLog, the blog for academic and research librarians, as the blogger Steven Bell attempts to counsel professors and librarians on ways to reach out to students. He cites a recent study in the journal Portal, in which Oregon State University librarians found that students were much more interested in information if it was linked to a course they were taking. Topic-oriented information collections were much less compelling.

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December 10, 2007

Infomercial for Cochrane Collection

YouTube - What is the Cochrane Collaboration?

Thanks to davidrothman.net for blogging this video. If you're a Cochrane groupie, hop over to his post and check out the link to Cochrane podcasts as well.

Also, I think this was filmed at an MLA meeting, so I was looking for HSL cameo appearances in the background. I think I found a couple - take a look and see if you agree.

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December 09, 2007

FOUND my own "tip" while looking for others

http://womenshealthnews.wordpress.com/category/libraryland/
Wellcome Medical Image Collection

Posted by Rachel on August 9, 2007

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Wellcome Images is a fascinating collection of contemporary and historical images from medicine and social history - it includes a Biomedical Collection, which “holds over 40,000 high-quality images from the clinical and biomedical sciences. Selected from the UK’s leading teaching hospitals and research institutions, it covers disease, surgery, general healthcare, sciences from genetics to neuroscience including the full range of imaging techniques.”

l0037844.jpgEven better, Wellcome has made the images freely available for non-commercial use under a pair of Creative Commons licenses. It also appears that they’re planning a bit of 2.0 by allowing comments on the images in the near future.

The ability to browse by topic is somewhat dismal, but the collection is well worth a look. The first image displayed here is a 16th century (estimated) iron chastity belt with padlock [credit: Wellcome Library, London]. Looks, comfy, no? The contrast of heart and flower decorations with the notion of an iron, padlocked chastity belt just floors me. The second is a Chinese woodcut illustration published in 1591 displaying acupuncture/moxibustion points for treating amenorrhea [Credit: Wellcome library, London, from the library of the China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, by Chen Yan]. Click on either of these images to view a larger version.

Thanks to medical librarian Anna Schnitzer for the tip [via a medlibs listserv].

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December 07, 2007

Med School FAQ

UM Medical School is a good resource for general information on the Medical School that isn't immediately obvious on their web pages. Mostly consisting of web links, you may find it a good resource for members of the public and prospective students.

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