I heard someone say, “Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.” This is easier said than done, especially for librarians. The results from the Pew Internet and American Life survey “How Americans Value Public Libraries in Their Communities” were recently released. I have seen many in the library world praising what are definitely good results. Such as:
- 95% of Americans ages 16 and older agree that the materials and resources available at public libraries play an important role in giving everyone a chance to succeed
- 94% say that having a public library improves the quality of life in a community
- 81% say that public libraries provide many services people would have a hard time finding elsewhere
These are definitely things to be proud of. However, there are some statistics that concern me and I don’t seem to be hearing about them from the library world as much.
- 52% of Americans say that people do not need public libraries as much as they used to because they can find most information on their own, while 46% disagreed.
- 54% of Americans have used a public library in the past 12 months
- 77% of those who have ever used a public library said they know only some of what it offers. (Of that 77% about one in five say they don’t know very much about what is offered, and 10% say they know “nothing at all.”)
If 94-95% believe libraries are so important then why have only 54% used a library in the last year? Doesn’t quite make sense. So while people love their libraries, they don’t know much about their offerings and they don’t use them very often.
This is frustrating because it seems as though people like the idea of the public library as it exists in their heads, but have no idea what it does in practice. Sounds familiar medical librarians? I think in order for us to survive we have to do a better job of changing their perception of the library. Thankfully they like us….but liking us isn’t going to get the tax levy renewed or the keep administration from cutting our budget. We need to do a better job of demonstrating to our users and non-users how we can help them. Informing users is tricky enough, but non-users…yikes! But that is needed for us to turn the perception of a library and the know more about our other services and resources (not just that we have books).
This Thursday #medlibs will discuss the what we see coming to libraries in 2014 and beyond. What is the future of the library? What do we need to do and where will be going?
Some ideas for the discussion are:
- What do you see as the future for medical librarianship? (revisit our May 2013 chat on this topic)
- How about for the future of medical libraries?
- Have you identified some sacred library cows to slaughter?
- Maybe found opportunities for collaboration, such as our combined medical librarians & medical educators chat?
- Remember One Health in Boston this year? How will you build your information future in Chicago next year?
These are all important things to consider, but I also believe part of our future rests with changing perceptions. If we don’t do that we are going to be the Norman Rockwell of professions. Nice to remember, or as somebody on Twitter said, “an emotional remembrance.”So tune in on Thursday http://medlibschat.blogspot.com/ as we discuss the library of the future.
Join us tomorrow for what is sure to be a lively discussion on killing sacred library cows on #medlibs this Thursday at 9pm Eastern.
As I mentioned in my post on the #medlibs blog…
The library environment has changed drastically and is continuing to do so. The library of 5 years ago is different from the library today. For example, the iPhone had just been released, there were no iPads and the idea of a “downloadable” ebook had just been introduced by Amazon Kindle. There were a very limited number of Kindle and certainly not intended for medicine. Yet many of us are doing the same things we did as librarians 5, 10, 15, 20 yrs ago. We were stretched thin back then, so there is no way we can now add things to our repertoire without giving up something in return. We must look at what we do in our own libraries and evaluate whether it is necessary, whether it helps our patrons or helps us. To really evaluate our services we need to look at EVERYTHING including the sacred cows of the library. We need to ask ourselves, do we need to check in journals, catalog books, make copies, eliminate the reference desk, fuss with circulation, etc. The right answers will depend on the library. A large academic library might need to still do cataloging but does a small solo hospital library with 4 shelves (not ranges) really need a catalog system much less spend time cataloging books? Some of these ideas are dangerous and even somewhat heretical librarian thinking, but I feel we need to discuss them. For more background on sacred cows and heretical librarian thoughts check out my summary of my keynote address I gave at the Midwest Chapter annual meeting.
We need to look at, evaluate and slaughter some sacred library cows. IT makes no sense for us to spend our time doing things that are no longer relevant or used by our patrons. That isn’t to say that we should have never done them. Everything has its time and place. It might be hard to give up, but we can’t just do things because we always have. We need to think like our patrons and for many of us that means completely taking off our librarian hat and looking at ourselves from a patrons view point. That may mean we come up with answers that are uncomfortable, that borderline on librarian heresy. But that is what is needed.
This Thursday’s #medlibs discussion at 9pm Eastern will discuss the idea of thinning the herd of library services so that we can grow healthy new opportunities.
Molly Knapp (@dial_m), Amy Blevins (@blevinsa) and I (@krafty) will be moderating the discussion. As always we will be using the hashtag #medlibs but if you want to further the discussion before/during/or after the regular Thursday night time use the hashtag #moo.
The #medlibs chat group will be hosting a five week series presented by the University of Massachusetts Medical School Lamar Soutter Library.
Here are the weekly chats:
- August 15th: Host: Donna Kafel Topic: e-Science portal
- August 22nd: Host: Kevin Read Topic:e-Science thesaurus
- August 29th: Host: Andrew Creamer Topic: New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum
- Sept. 5: Host: Sally Gore Topic: Role of the informationist on research teams
- Sept. 12: Hosts: Lisa Palmer & Kate Thornhill Topic: Institutional repositoriesand open access
Discussing e-science issues on #medlibs is a great way to learn more about the topic, but the icing on the cake is that these chats have been approved for free (or near free at $5) MLA CE!
While this is a cool opportunity, there are rules for getting the CE.
- No partial CE hours will be awarded.
- Participation is measured by at least 3 tweets during each #medlibs chat session as shown by the chat transcript discussion AND/OR a reflective summary paragraph about the chat transcript discussion posted as a comment to each week’s blog post at http://medlibschat.blogspot.com/
In her post Nikki says that MLA pre-approved this e-science series for CE. If there are costs they would go directly MLA according to their Discussion Group Program. Nikki has graciously volunteered her time to be the convener for the program, verify participation, administer evaluations, and issue the CE.
The CE may or may not be free. If it is not free, it will be extremely cheap. It will only cost $5! Whether the CE is free or $5 will be clarified soon by MLA and announced when known.
If there is a fee for the CE, please note the following:
- Participation will not be tracked or awarded to those who indicate they will only take it for free if a cost is required.
- PayPal will be used to collect funds if there is a cost for CE. The convener (Nikki Dettmar) will email all participants who have indicated they will pay a cost for CE with further instructions.
- If there is a cost for CE and you have not paid by the end of the series, no CE will be awarded. There will not be followup/reminder emails.
What a great opportunity. Kudos to Nikki for all of her hard work coordinating this. Thank you to the weekly hosts. I have a lot to learn about e-science and I am going to sign up.
Tomorrow I will be moderating the #medlibs chat and we will discuss the use of social media for patient education and consumer health. 72% of adults seek medical information online, and between 26-34% (depending on various reports) of people use social media to find health information. The thought is the trend will continue to grow.
I will be asking these questions (I’m giving them to you ahead of time so you can think about them):
- How are librarians using social media to provide consumer health information or patient education?
- How do you measure the effectiveness of a social media health information campaign?
- What are some barriers to providing patient education/consumer health information via social media?
#medlibs is a active group with lots of ideas and opinions so I am sure we will have more questions as we discuss things, but this is these are the main ones to get us started.
See you all online Thursday July 11, 2013 at 6pm PST and 9pm EST.
I am writing a book chapter on this topic and this #medlibs discussion will help me with it. I may use some tweets or reference parts of the #medlibs chat in the chapter. I don’t want to squelch the overall fun chattiness of the group. If I use anything I will only refer to tweets that are specifically related to the discussion topic and I will make every effort to let you know I am using your tweet.
I am in the process of writing a book chapter on the librarian’s use of social media for consumer/patient education and information. The use of social media to communicate has exploded. It is being used to share information on natural disasters by alerting people to safety information, on the ground reports, and connecting families with each other and their possessions. Millions of people have become citizen journalists reporting on events from the Hudson River plane (and now helicopter) landing. It is used for communication and information during protests such as the Middle East uprisings and G20 Protests. Advertisers use it to reach current and potential customers.
Two really interesting infographics illustrate how social media has become a source for people seeking information.
This one illustrates the use of social media during a disaster. According to the graphic 76% use social media to contact friend to make sure they are safe. During the disaster social media often replaces 911 for help. One of every five survivors contact emergency responders via social media, websites, email and 44% ask their online friends to contact responders.
This graphic illustrates how social media is replacing traditional journalism as a news source. According to the graphic 50% of people have learned about breaking news via social media rather than official news sources. Traffic to news sites from social media platforms has increased by 57% since 2009.
So it makes sense that consumers and patients are using social media to find health information. The Fox Business article, More Consumer Turn to Social Media for Health Care Information, says National Research surveyed over 22,000 Americans and found “96% of respondents said they used Facebook to gather information about health care while 28% used YouTube and 22% used Twitter.” The LA Times article, Consumers Using Social Media for Medical Information,” reports results from PwC’s Health Research Institute which “underscores the need for healthcare providers and insurance companies to engage more with consumers online since they are increasingly making medical decisions based on the information they find there.”
The NIH has been active in the social media area. The CDC tracked and provide updates during the flu outbreaks, and they have their own social media page. NLM provides a page with lots of links to follow on Twitter, Facebook and other platforms.
With all of the activity on social media and the government healthcare organizations participation you would think that medical librarians would be using social media to reach their consumers and patients. You would think. But, I found very few articles in the library literature of using social media to connect consumers to medical/health information. There was a lot more written on using social media to reach library users, BUT these papers defined their users as medical or health care students or professionals. I even used social media to ask what librarians are doing with social media and consumer outreach. It yielded only a few examples (most people pointed to the NIH and NLM).
When I lurk on the MEDLIB-L list and attend programs at various conferences, patient education and outreach seems to be a big topic. However, it seems we are using more traditional means of providing health information to consumers and are not using social media to reach them. We are either waiting for them to come to us, we are attending health fairs, or we are rounding with health care members and providing information on the spot. These are all perfectly good methods of providing information. Yet I wonder why more medical librarians are not embracing the social media to provide consumer health information.
So far, I think I found 2 primary reasons. The first is that some hospitals have a very tight control over their social media presence and are understandably reluctant to let anything go through the web world without having the official hospital stamp from marketing. This can make it extremely difficult for a librarian to get involved. The second reason is a trickier concept, but worth chewing on. How does a librarian define their patrons on the social media? A librarian in Florida might provide information on Twitter to somebody in California. Is that their patron? How do they justify that to their administration who wants patients in their region who will spend money with them? How does a librarian do consumer outreach to their hospital’s potential patient base via social media? Additionally, how can a librarian measure their results? I could send out a ton of tweets on flu shots but is that effective and how do I measure that? At least the NIH knows its user base, the entire U. S. population.
My confusion about medical librarians providing consumer/patient health information outreach was further muddied when I saw the recent news about public librarians helping Americans sign up for health care insurance under the Affordable Care Act. ALA just had program “Libraries & Health Insurance: Preparing for October 1” with Ruth Holst, associate director at NNLM/GMR as one of the speakers. Since Ruth is one of the speakers, I have got to think somebody at some hospital or academic medical library is doing this. I have seen her post about HealthCare.gov website on GMR email list. I also saw Shannon & Jana’s posts on MEDLIB-L about the ACA and libraries. However I haven’t seen anybody post about what their hospital or academic medical library is doing. Is it too soon for that kind of a post?
Has the role of the hospital librarian changed? Are we leaning away from consumer health information outreach? Are we only interested in consumers that we can quantify…i.e. those who cross the hospital’s threshold? While I am a medical librarian, I don’t do consumer outreach. So perhaps my sights aren’t focused in the right areas. Thoughts?
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People who have been using Google Reader have been scrambling to find an adequate solution to replace their beloved feed reader. Back in March, I wrote post on reader options for those looking to migrate before the end of Google Reader. I never really got into the Google Reader. I was a Bloglines girl who threw all of her feeds to Google Reader in a panic just before Bloglines disappeared. In months following the Bloglines blow up, I settled on Netvibes. At the time, I liked Netvibes integration with my social media and feeds. As I mentioned in my post in March, I haven’t been reading my Netvibes as much as I used to. While I liked Netvibes, something was missing. I suspected it was because it didn’t have an app, but now I think it was a combination of things.
When Google decided to pull the plug on its reader I decided to investigate different feed readers again to determine if I found one better than Netvibes or if I really even needed a reader now. These days I get a lot of my information from Twitter and to a lesser extent Facebook. People are tweeting their blog posts, or interesting questions, topics, issues, etc. and I wondered whether my social media feeds caused me to move beyond a feed reader. This is kind of the same thing Marcela De Vivo at Search Engine Journal wondered with her post, “Google Reader Is Almost Gone, But Do You Really NEED An RSS Reader Replacement?”
Could it be that Google is transitioning away from the RSS Reader format entirely? They’re switching over to Google Plus, and they want you to come with them.
Consuming social media as part of an RSS feed is not exactly new—that’s exactly what Digg is doing when it launches its own reader, the same day Reader shuts down. But to do away with readers entirely, relying solely on a social platform? When we’re looking at large-scale data consumption, is it a viable transition?
The answer is yes—if Google can pull it off. With the latest Google Plus redesign, this social platform is now much more social, making it easier to stream and share information. It could be possible to amass “feeds” of information… if you’re following the right people. And in order to make sure the right people are on Plus, Google got rid of it’s eminently popular Reader.
It could also be said that Google is simply following on the heels of a major trend in how we access information. RSS readers were designed for people to sit down and browse their collected feeds. But with the increasing number of those who use smartphones and tablets as their primary internet checkpoint, it’s more common to see people who are accessing information all day long, checking the latest news on a constant basis—which makes an integrated social media/reader platform much more probable option.
It is an interesting concept. Right now I only use Google Plus for work at my institution. (The Department of Education is exploring its use for connecting and sharing within the department and increasing synergy.) I play on it a bit for personal and library stuff, but I just haven’t gotten into it yet. Maybe Google knows me better than I do, and Google Plus will be attached to my hip in a year’s time. I remember saying years ago that Twitter was fun but I couldn’t think of using it professionally. Doh!
In the meantime I have not yet given up my feeds. I decided to explore Feedly. I don’t like the fact that Feedly doesn’t work with IE. I know everybody talks about IE’s decline in the browser wars but the problem is that many major hospitals and larger companies use only IE. Academia and the open natured technology industry have the flexibility to shun IE in favor of other browsers, but there is a large group of the working population that can’t. I am not the only one who reads feeds at work, Feedly’s suggestions page has many comments on the IE issue. Apparently the new Feedly Cloud feature might help IE users, but there are those on the suggestions page that seem to have problems with Cloud.
Now I am lucky in that I am able to use Firefox and Chrome on my work computer. However, because there are a lot of hospital resources and other web resources that were created specifically for IE, it tends to be my browser of habit at work. I noticed I am breaking that habit slowly. I have Chrome up almost all the time for two reasons. 1. Our the Department of Education is exploring the use of Google Plus. 2. My life is on Google Calendar and I need to consult it often.
One of the nice things about Feedly is that it integrates very well with Chrome. As soon as I launch Chrome the Feedly tab launches with my feeds. This is actually is quite helpful to me and works perfectly with my morning current awareness reading habit. When I login to my computer each morning the first thing I do is bring up Chrome for my calendar, so the Feedly tab with my feeds is right there too. This has gotten me back into the habit of reading my feeds.
Feedly has an app and it is on my iPhone, but like Marcela mentioned, it is a bit clunky. I don’t use Feedly on my phone as much as I thought. I still use it more than I used Netvibes, mainly because it is an app on my phone. I have found that on my phone Feedly has to compete for my attention among my other apps. I tend to use apps that have the alert icons on more than the ones that don’t. Because Feedly doesn’t have alerts showing up on the icon, it often gets ignored for other apps like Facebook, Hootsuite, mail, Words with Friends, news apps, etc. that all have alerts. I see a little red number next to those apps and my brain says, “Ooh what’s new that I need to know about?” I know I am easily distracted.
I have pretty much left Netvibes, it just didn’t fit into my work flow anymore. I have moved to Feedly and while I am using it more than I used Netvibes, the jury is still out as to whether I keep it or move to only get information through Twitter. Intellectually I am not ready for that kind of switch, but we’ll see if my daily life’s actions tell me otherwise.
For those that don’t like any of the options I mentioned in March, Digg is creating a reader that might interest you. They are certainly cutting it close, as they mentioned on their blog, their public release of version 1 will come just before Google shuts Reader down. Currently they sent out their first batch of invites to the survey participants who helped with their development process. “Over the next few hours”, they’ll open Digg Reader to the rest of the users signed up for early access. If you want to try Digg you can sign up here: digg.com/reader. As they scale up over the next day or so, they’ll be adding users in increasingly larger batches. According to Digg, “this beta version is aimed first and foremost at Google Reader users looking for a new home in advance of its imminent shutdown.” They have instructions on how to migrate from Google to Digg.
As they mentioned the beta version is very basic but they have plans to really improve it in updates.
Things Digg will be rolling out in the next few months include:
- Android app (before end of July)
- Additional options like “View Only Unread” and “Mark As Unread”
- Useful ways to rank and sort your posts and stories, such as (1) by popularity within your social networks, (2) by interestingness to you, and (3) by article length
- Better tools for organizing feeds and folders, as well as support for tagging
- More options for sharing and sending (e.g., to LinkedIn, Google+, WordPress, Tumblr, Squarespace, Evernote, Dropbox, Buffer), and integration of IFTTT functions
- Browser extension and/or bookmarklet
- Ability to import and export your data
- Uber for cronuts
After reading more about Digg, it looks like I am going to have to check it out. However, I am going to wait a bit. I don’t need to jump Feedly’s ship just yet and the things I am interested in are not in the product yet. Still it is interesting.
Join me tomorrow April 25th for a #medlibs Twitter chat at 6pm Pacific/9 Eastern on the topic of the business of hospital libraries, hosted by yours truly (@Krafty).
The Affordable Care Act has changed the way hospitals are reimbursed for medicare patients. In the past hospitals made more money off of patients who were readmitted for things they were orginally discharged with. Now, they are penalized for readmissions happening within 1 month of discharge for certain conditions. This means that a lot of hospitals are going to be seeing losses of millions of dollars.
Where does the library stand in the face of these losses when technology has changed the way we search for things and users often search Google before asking a librarian. The librarian needs to get lean and mean and start operating his/her library like a hospital department that is responsible for achieving the specific goals of the hospital. So if the hospital’s goal is to reduce readmissions by x% then the librarian needs to figure out specifically how the library can help the hospital do that. (If your answer is I can give them more literature searches, then think again because that won’t help you keep your job because administrators think they can do that already.)
This tweet chat will discuss the various ways librarians can specifically show their worth to their own administration instead of passivley pointing to some standard or study illustrating the need for a hospital library. We will be discussing ideas of what we can do to answer our administration’s always constant question “What have you done for me lately and why should I give you money instead of another department?” The game has changed and we need to change our strategy.
If you are new to Twitter or the idea of tweet chats then I highly recommend participating using the website http://www.tweetchat.com. Login to the site using your Twitter username and password then type in the word medlibs into the box at the top of the page next to the go button. You will be able to follow the discussion very easily and you won’t have to worry about adding #medlibs to every post because it already does that for you. For more information about tweet chats check out this quick guide.
The last month we have had some really good #medlibs discussions on Twitter. Many have been moderated by guest #medlibs who host the discussion on a specific topic.
- March 11, 2013 Chat with Ambulance Riding Librarian
- March 6, 2013 Apps and Tablets
- February 28, 2013 The Horizon Report
- February 20, 2013 Opinion vs Libel
I hosted the Apps and Tablets discussion (as well as several previous ones) it is not only fun but pretty darn easy to do. You welcome everybody to the group discussion and then you get the ball rolling with a question, thought or talking point that you post. From there the discussion almost takes on a life of its own. If there are specific points or topics you want to make sure you hit, then you monitor the discussion and throw them in either when the discussion moves that way or after a certain amount of time.
One important thing you need to know is you don’t have to be an expert in the topic to moderate. You just have to have an inquisitive mind and the ability to ask questions. The rest of the group will take the discussion and move with it. Often there are several people with many different perspectives that can help educate you and the rest of the group.
So if there is a topic you are dying to discuss, please become a #medlibs moderator. (Remember I said it is very easy.) Go to the #medlibs Calendar and click on a date that works for you. Then enter your topic and information in the details link. Once you have done that, you are on the schedule and we will look forward to tweeting with you.
I know I am a bit late with the news that Google is killing Google Reader. I know lots of people who are upset about this. For me the sky started falling back when Bloglines died. Back then I migrated all of my feeds to Netvibes. I could have gone the Google Reader route, but I just didn’t quite like Reader as much as Netvibes. So while my feeds were both in Reader and Netvibes, I used Netvibes more.
For all of you Readers, you are probably wondering what you are going to do with your feeds. First, let me tell you this is a really good time to evaluate and weed your feeds. You also might want to evaluate if you still need a reader. I have noticed that I have been using my reader less and less. I don’t know if it is because of my personal and professional life changes and time constraints have made reading my feeds more difficult or if it is because I am getting my more of my news from Twitter. I have noticed with my adoption of TweetDeck (and Hootsuite iPhone) for monitoring tweets, my reader use has dropped. I have debated about dropping my feeds altogether. But old habits die hard.
So if you still need a reader then you might want to check out a few of these sites to see if they suit you.
Netvibes – It has a free and premium version. Free is all you need and has plenty of features Has very good social media integration. Makes tweeting or facebooking blog posts and other feed items very easy. I still recommend using TweetDeck or Hootsuite for monitoring Twitter overall. It doesn’t have an app, but is mobile optimized but that has limited features. Perhaps that is why I don’t use it as much. As my husband will tell you, if it isn’t on my phone, it isn’t on my mind.
The Old Reader - Is free. Is designed to look and feel like old Google Reader, so if you liked that style, it might be the perfect option for you. You can also follow other Old Reader users and share with them, similar to Google Reader. They don’t have a mobile app but are supposedly working on one. It is looks fine on a mobile device.
Feedly – Is free and has been around for quite a while. Bad news for IE controlled institutions, Feedly doesn’t work with IE. It only works with Firefox and Chrome. It also requires you to install a plug in and if you have a locked down computer, it won’t work for you. It too is a social media tool that easily lets you share things with your social network friends. There are several layouts that are available for you to choose from. They have the straight top to bottom feed style , full articles, or the Flipboard style. Easy to transfer feeds from Reader, in fact I signed in using my Google ID and everything migrated seamlessly. Feedly does have an app for iOS and Android. With demise of Reader there are quite a few upset people posting to the Feedly board about the lack of IE use. There are many more people with companies that force IE use than just hospitals.
NewsBlur – Premium version costs $24/yr. They have a free version but it caps the number of blogs, stories and public sharing options. The blog and stories cap is the deal killer for me. It caps you at 64 blogs and 10 stories at a time. Additionally they have temporarily stopped free users from signing up. Ptthhbbb. I normally wouldn’t even mention them (I didn’t link them) but since other sites are recommending them, I felt obligated to at least mention them with their fees and stopping free user registration. Stupid considering this the time to grab users leaving Reader. Once they find a reader they won’t magically switch unless forced to. Very short sighted of them and makes me thing even less of them.
While I wasn’t using Reader, I also dialed back my Netvibes reading considerably. So instead of worrying about my Reader feeds from Google, I am going to take this time to investigate whether I even need a reader anymore by investigating Feedly. I am not a big fan of the Flipboard style of things but that is no big deal because I can use the plain ol’ reader style. While I like Netvibes, clearly I evolved beyond it for some reason. My guess is because it doesn’t have an app. That is why I am giving Feedly a try. I am going to see if having my feeds synced to an app on my phone increases my use of them. I am lucky to be able to have Firefox on my computer, but I rarely use it since much of our hospital stuff is IE. So the whole Feedly experiment will be interesting to me.
Tomorrow (Thursday 3/7/13) at 9:00pm est, I will be hosting the #medlibs chat on apps and tablets. What are you doing with apps? Are you creating a library specific app, catalog app, etc? Or do you have a good app guide that you want to share with others? Is there a push for tablets within your institution, if so which one? Can tablets access the EMR so that your docs & nurses can treat patients and do research with one device?
What other trends do you see or want discussed about apps and tablets? Let me know?
Here are some sites you might be interested prior to the #medlibs chat.
- Nova Southeaster University Health Professions Division Library http://bit.ly/HApZqW – tips, resources
- University of Groningen Central Medical Library http://bit.ly/15vCVqE -finding medical apps, information on adding bookmarks, (side bar has a lot of info)
- Setting up a library iPad program: Guidelines for Success – http://crln.acrl.org/content/72/4/212.full Full text article in ACRL News by Sara Thompson at Briar Cliff University
- Continuing the conversation: Integrating iPads and tablet computers into library services http://bit.ly/wgnMRS -ALA Tech Source article by Daniel Freeman
Policies and Procedures
- Duke http://bit.ly/kcRLCz
- KOC University http://bit.ly/YU7mCZ
- University of California Irvine http://bit.ly/cqwAuk
- University of Chicago http://bit.ly/XUoB5K
- University of Utah (iPad, Xoom, Kindle, Nook) http://bit.ly/wuIW2s
- Virginia Tech http://bit.ly/99151e
- Wake Forest http://bit.ly/Zm1JNS
- ZweigBibliothek Medizin in Münster, Germany, What to consider when borrowing English Translation http://bit.ly/15vDOjd
- iMedicalApps.com -One of the best review sites. Are there other good ones?
- Journal Reading Apps
- Browzine, ReadQx, Docphin, DocWise
- Other medical libraries –See what they have & how they organize them
- University of Michigan http://guides.lib.umich.edu/healthmobile
- University of Washington http://bit.ly/Nbzc9y
- University of Iowa http://guides.lib.uiowa.edu/mobile
- Weill Cornell Medical College http://bit.ly/13EJUQ4
- Norris Medical Library http://bit.ly/eaPRxO
- Dahlgren Memorial Library http://bit.ly/u7mbHH
- Florida International University http://bit.ly/102A45z
Hope to see you on the chat tomorrow! If you haven’t participated in a chat before, the easiest way to do it is use the cite TweetChat, login with your Twitter password and the follow #medlibs.