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Monthly Archives: February 2013

Hidden Treasure: A weird and wonderful collection

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has a collection of more than 17 million items and their new book, Hidden Treasure, showcases a collection of rare and surprising pieces found in the collection. Michael Sappol is the editor of this fascinating collection and a curator-historian at NLM. Among […]

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TRI University Challenge! Informational Webinar, March 6 at Noon

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Program is excited to introduce the TRI University Challenge! The EPA is challenging the academic community to find innovative and creative ways to use TRI data to promote more informed decision-making and action on the part of communities, manufacturers, and government.

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It’s Oscar Time

Get your own health care Oscar by participating in our video contest sponsored by the University of Utah’s Health Literacy Interest Group. 1. Register a team by March 4th. Email Erica Lake: erica.lake@utah.edu 2. Create a 30-second to 1-minute public service announcement. Choose any health literacy issue, such as: Failure to take medications correctly Overuse […]

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ORCID: A Unique Identifier for Researchers

ORCID is a free tool that allows you to gather together the outputs of your research under one unique identifier. It will give you the ability to make sure that the articles, data sets, etc. that you published are the ones attributed you, and are linked together. “ORCID aims to solve the name ambiguity problem […]

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Trial of Data Citation Index

Thomson Reuters is developing a new database, called Data Citation Index, that will allow researchers to search for data sets across many subject-based data repositories. Data Citation Index currently includes about 70 of the 500+ data repositories that exist worldwide. We recently started a month-long trial of Data Citation Index and we want to know […]

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Save the Date: Mayden Lecture on Health Literacy will be March 28, 2013

2013 Priscilla M. Mayden Lecture Health Literacy: A Vital Pathway to Healthcare Transformation When: March 28, 2013, 1 pm – 4 pm Where: George and Dolores Eccles Institute of Human Genetics Auditorium, 15 North 2030 East, 1st Floor Keynote Speaker, Andrew Pleasant, PhD. “Health Literacy: Applications for Enhanced Health System Performance OR . . . […]

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Cases Database from BioMed Central

Cases Database is a freely accessible and continuously updated tool, developed by BioMed Central, which allows clinicians, researchers, teachers and patients to explore thousands of peer-reviewed medical case reports from multiple journal publishers

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LIFT Forum — Developing Hybrid Courses: Blending Online and Face-to-Face Learning

The Wednesday, February 13 Library and Information Technology Forum features Alexa Doig, Ph.D., R.N. who will present Developing Hybrid Courses: Blending Online and Face-to-Face Learning.  Please join us in HSEB, Room 2120 at 12:05 p.m. This seminar explores best practices in hybrid course structure, with an emphasis on deciding what to teach online versus in […]

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The Research Lifecycle: Partnering for Success

Please join us for a forum on the challenges and potential of data-intensive science. Enjoy the opportunity to learn about new resources for collaboration, discovery, data sharing and data management and participate in discussions about how these resources can add value to your research community. This forum features a keynote address by Victoria Stodden entitled, […]

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