August 9, 2006

Podcast – Library Geeks 101

Posted in Professional Development at 7:27 pm by Alexia

Continuing education need not be limited to conferences, CE courses or professional meetings.  I have recently discovered podcasts and have found several that have helped me become more familiar with a variety of topics.  Podcasts will not give you indepth knowledge on a subject (as most are an hour or less) but instead you can get a rather good overview on a variety of topics.

Over at LibrarianInBlack I saw an announcement of a new podcast series called Library Geeks 101.  Lorcan Dempsey Dan Chudnov (thanks Alane for pointing out my error!) of One Big Library has posted the first podcast of the series, called Fun with OpenURL. talks to Ross Singer at the Georgia Tech library about OpenURL.  There are options to listen and subscribe via Odeo or iTunes.  I’m a little disappointed there is not Bloglines link as that is how I subscribe to my podcasts but I have downloaded iTunes at home.  Guess I’ll get a crash course in using that.

Links:

Article of possible interest – Purchasing online journal access for a hospital medical library: how to identify value in commercially available products

Posted in Articles of Interest at 1:15 pm by Alexia

Purchasing online journal access for a hospital medical library: how to identify value in commercially available products
Thomas P Carter , Anne O Carter and Gwendolyn Broomes
1School of Clinical Medicine and Research, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados
2Librarian, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, St. Michael, Barbados

Biomedical Digital Libraries 2006, 3:8     doi:10.1186/1742-5581-3-8

The electronic version of this article is the complete one and can be found online at: http://www.bio-diglib.com/content/3/1/8

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