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Monthly Archives: July 2010

To link or not to link

As Web Services Librarian for the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, I receive frequent requests for us to place links to other organizations on our site. In order to have some consistency in deciding whether or not to link to external sites, a policy was developed by my colleagues and I, and submitted to […]

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Using mobile technology in Haiti

The blog iMedical Apps has an interesting posting on how “Google’s use of mobile health technology in Haiti could foreshadow their plans for mobile medicine.” It includes a YouTube video (see below) released by Dr. Roni Zeigler, Chief Health Strategist at Google, showing how the creation of a simple mobile application, Resource Finder, was being […]

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We’re hiring!

The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library at the University of Utah invites applications and nominations for at least three tenure track faculty positions. ¬†Energetic, creative and service-oriented individuals interested in collaboration, teamwork and innovation should apply. Individuals particularly interested in teaching within curricular-based and interdisciplinary programs, providing exceptional one-on-one consulting and research support, imagining […]

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MedlinePlus has a new look

MedlinePlus has been redesigned with a new layout and color scheme. Highlights of the new design include: A Videos & Cool Tools page that makes multimedia content easier to find and searchable. A Share button on all health topic pages and interactive tutorials that allows you to share links to MedlinePlus through your favorite social […]

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Infofair 2010 speaker and date set

Each year the Eccles Health Sciences Library hosts its Infofair where we offer speakers, panel discussions and others with up-to-date information on technology services, applications and resources as well as a glimpse into the future of computing in the health sciences. This year we seek to address the issue of the personal health record, or […]

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Helping consumers find affordable coverage

As noted in the weekly MidContinental Region News newsletter: “Last week, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services launched HealthCare.gov, a new online tool for consumers. The site connects consumers with information and resources to help them access quality, affordable coverage in their community.”

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Furniture and ceiling tiles going in

Furniture continues to arrive on the main floor from storage while contractors are speedily installing the ceiling tiles on the lower level.

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Using an improv skit and video to save the library

Faced with drastic budget cuts the NY public library teamed up with two viral marketing companies to create two videos detailing their plight. After over 2 million views of the viral videos New York Public Library supporters succeeded in getting their city council to reduce the size of the budget cuts. Enjoy!

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Funding support tags on NLM website

The National Library of Medicine has updated its web page that explains “the various research funding support tags that are searchable in PubMed.”

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