MedLib’s Round 1.5: the best of medical librarianship

Welcome a new edition of MedLib’s Round, a blog carnival of the “best blog posts in the field of medical librarianship”.  The carnival initiative was started by Jacqueline, Medical Librarian and former Scientist from Amsterdam, you can read her blog or follow @laikas on twitter.

Maybe some Pharmamotion readers don’t know much about Medical librarianship, that’s why I start this post with a short video:

What is a medical librarian?

athenaeum-library2Have you ever wondered what it feels like to be a medical librarian? Lin, from Up to the Waves, shares with readers one of her days.

Jacqueline, from Laika’s MedLibLog, has written one of the most useful posts I have read this year. “10 + 1 PubMed Tips for Residents (and their Instructors)” is a must read for most physicians, in any stage of  training. As she says at the end of the post: “You don’t need to become an information specialist to become a very good doctor…”.

Related to PubMed, Dr. Ves Dimov from Clinical Cases and Images Blog, asks his twitter followers how a TIME magazine article ended up indexed by PubMed. Some feedback worth reading.

Nicole S. Dettmar, from Eagle Dawg Blog, has very interesting thoughts on Electronic Medical Records ( EMR), and shares a valuable video on how to get the public to care about and support EMRs/health IT.

Nicole also writes for the Dragonfly blog, now she starts the first in a series of Technology Tuesday posts about the types of  distance continuing education available, the technology involved, usage tips for both students and instructors, and the opportunities & challenges of distance learning

Dr. Shock came across new spectacular search engines also of benefit to scientists, med students and physicians.  Speaking of search engines, Valentin from Novoseek’s blog analyzes Wolfram Alpha and highlights 5 cons and 5 pros of this novel search engine. Also, Krafty Librarian is testing UCentral for the Iphone.

Laika’s MedLibLog hosts Samsha Damani as guest writer, who makes an interesting comparison between UpToDate and Dynamed. She highlights the pros and cons of each product, with very sharp observations about cost, coverage and other facts of clinical interest.

Before saying goodbye, a video on how to use Evernote (its use is increasing enormously) to import Pubmed citations.

MedLib’s Round is calling for HOSTS for the coming months:  September, October, November, December …
(submission deadline on every first Saturday of the month).

Interested? Please contact Jacqueline by email (laika dot spoetnik at gmail dot com), or by twitter.

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