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New URL! You can now find NOVEL at the new, shortened URL, http://NOVEL.utah.edu. Please bookmark that!

New Collection: Robert B. Daroff, MD, Professor of Neurology at the School of Medicine at CASE Western Reserve University has generously contributed his collection of instructional video on eye movements. These are digitized from an earlier set of VHS tapes. Each tape is available in its complete form, and is also divided into smaller clips representing distinct topics for a total of 55 video clips. Each clip is available for viewing by streaming video or for download. The clips are available for educational, not for profit use. Credit should be given to Dr. Daroff and NOVEL when used with students or other non-profit educational settings. Minor adjustments are still being made to the collection, but it is ready for use now. http://library.med.utah.edu/NOVEL/Daroff/

Near Completion: Shirley H. Wray, MD, PhD, is nearing completion of her remarkable video collection. As Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, and former Director of Neurovisual Disorders at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Wray has collected an incredible array of more than 160 patient case videos. As the collection nears its complete state, each case will have a thorough care report included int he description, as well as PowerPoint lectures attached covering individual cases, diseases and diagnoses. These collective materials provide a rich educational resource. The materials are available for educational, not for profit use. Credit should be given to Dr. Wray and NOVEL when used with students or other non-profit educational settings. Minor adjustments are still being made to the collection, but it is ready for use now. http://library.med.utah.edu/NOVEL/Wray/

Database Upgrade: The NOVEL database, CONTENTdm, which hosts the descriptive records linking to the educational resources was recently upgraded. Some minor changes in display are evidence of the upgrade. Otherwise, the records and links should continue to perform as they always have. Please report any oddities.

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Nancy Lombardo
NOVEL Project Director
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NANOS 2009 Presentations Online!

We hope you all enjoyed the recent NANOS 2009 meeting in Incline Village, Lake Tahoe, NV. At the meeting, Nancy Lombardo, Project Manager, presented an update to the Board and discussed the progress made over the last year with the generous Pfizer Educational Grant.

On Monday, Nancy presented a NOVEL overview and update to the membership at an optional symposium. Ed Fitzgibbon presented on creating video for use in PowerPoint lectures. Following that, Nancy and Jeanne Le Ber, Education and Research Services Librarian at the University of Utah, presented on copyrights, current awareness tools, and citation management.

Tuesday evening, Kathleen Digre, MD and Larry Frohman, MD presented a poster on the NOVEL project and the recent progress under the Pfizer grant.

All of the presentation and handout materials are available on the NOVEL Web site at:
http://library.med.utah.edu/NOVEL/about/progress

Please help yourself to the materials for your review.

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Interview with Eric Eggenberger by AAN

Eric Eggenberger was interviewed by the American Academy of Neurology about the NOVEL project. Eric did a great job describing the project, its content and its goals. Please take a minute to read the interview describing our project, which was published on December 30, 2008: http://www.aan.com/news/?event=read&article_id=7002

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NOVEL listed on AAN list of quality online resources

NOVEL is pleased to note that our collections are listed as a “neurology-related websites with high-volume, high-quality image resources” on the AAN Web site. In their portal, titled, “Finding Neuroimages on the Internet,” authors Daniel B. Hier, MD, MBA, FAAN, AAN.com Education Editor (U. of Illinois at Chicago), and Mike Petkovich include NOVEL as one of the better examples of neuroscience directories or libraries for targeted searches.

Find the list of excellent resources, including NOVEL, at:

http://www.aan.com/news/?event=read&article_id=5637&page=72.45.45

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