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Monthly Archives: May 2011

Dosecast: mobile app for tracking medications

Mobile medical app Dosecast can help patients track their medications better, which may help cut healthcare costs in the long run.

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Library Catalog upgrade, May 26 – June 2

Due to upgrading software, the Library Catalog (USEARCH) may be temporarily unavailable May 26 – June 2, 2011. As an alternative, use WorldCat to find items in libraries near you. Please contact us with questions or concerns.

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TOXNET and Beyond

The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library is hosting  TOXNET and Beyond: Using the National Library of Medicine’s Environmental and Toxicology Portal webinar on Wednesday, June 1 and Friday, June 3. Stephanie Publicker, from Specialized Information Services, will present these two sessions via Adobe Connect. Please join us in the Eccles Health Sciences Education Building, […]

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Memorial service for Priscilla Mayden

A service honoring Priscilla’s memory will be held on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at 5:30 pm at First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake City, 569 S 1300 E, Salt Lake City, UT. An obituary for Ms. Mayden was recently posted on the Salt Lake Tribune website. As noted in an earlier blog post, Priscilla Mayden […]

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New mobile app from Johns Hopkins

As noted in the iMedicalApps blog: Statistics from the 2011 National Diabetes Fact Sheet (link here) show that the prevalence of diabetes in the U.S. is 8.3% or 25.8 million people. In 2007, the total cost of diagnosed diabetes in the U.S. alone reached $174 billion. It is clear that diabetes is a major healthcare […]

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Concert and congestion

Notifying our patrons of expected congestion resulting from the U2 concert on campus next Tuesday, 5/24/11.

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Eccles Library’s winning video

As posted earlier, the U.S. National Library of Medicine sponsored a video contest to help promote awareness of the excellent resources it offers by creating “original short videos which promote awareness of these products and services.” A team from Eccles Library created a 50-second video promoting MedlinePlus, and succeeded in winning the grand prize! Congratulations […]

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Library of Congress launches National Jukebox

This week the U.S. Library of Congress (LOC) launched its National Jukebox website, and it is a refreshingly simple, thoughtful design. The home page offers a music player and sample list of songs; with one click the visitor can be listening to music from a century ago. Visitors can browse all songs, or by genre […]

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Downside of Google and books

Thoughts on one author’s attempt to make his book freely available on Google Books.

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Priscilla Mayden: visionary librarian

Priscilla M. Mayden, who served as the first Director of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, passed away this month at the age of 93. Joan Stoddart, Deputy Director of the Eccles Library, wrote a thoughtful summary of Ms. Mayden’s life and contributions to the library profession: Priscilla Maltby Mayden was born in 1918 […]

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