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Monthly Archives: September 2010

Breaking language barriers

Do you know someone who needs health information but English is not her/his primary language? Medline Plus‘ website offers links to health information in other languages, from Amharic to Urdu and Vietnamese. In addition, by clicking on a link located on the home page, you can view Medline Plus in a Spanish-language version. This service […]

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Progress on compact shelving

Workers continue to assemble our expanded compact shelving section on the lower level of the library. If all continues on schedule, we will begin moving books into these shelves next week. Here’s a glimpse of the progress.

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Pew survey on mobile applications adoption

According to a recent survey by the Pew Internet and American Life Project: Some 35% of U.S. adults have software applications or “apps” on their phones, yet only 24% of adults use those apps. Many adults who have apps on their phones, particularly older adults, do not use them, and 11% of cell owners are […]

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Fighting for innovative healthcare at Notre Dame

As summarized today on the iMedical Apps blog, Dr. Hsueh-Chia Chang, a distinguished professor at the University of Notre Dame, is working on using microfluidic technology in order to create a hand held device that can quickly detect pathogens in blood and toxins in food and water. If successful, this tool will not only be […]

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You are invited to LIFT

The Wednesday, September 15th Library and Information Technology Forum features Rick Anderson and Ian Godfrey speaking about the Espresso Book Machine and On Demand Books at the Marriott Library. Please join us in the Spencer F. and Cleone P. Eccles Health Sciences Education Building, Room 2110 at 12:05-1:00 p.m. Program Description: As a Time Magazine […]

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Florence gets a new home

Last week the statue of Florence Nightingale that had a temporary home in the Library’s front window was moved to its permanent display space in the College of Nursing’s new building. Here is a slide show of the event.

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