Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The Horizon Report

Edit: Transcript available at http://t.co/vEH5J82DZU 

Join us on Thursday, February 28, 2013 for a #medlibs chat on Twitter at 6pm Pacific/9 Eastern

Michelle Kraft (@krafty, blog coverage), PF Anderson (@pfanderson, blog coverage), Dean Hendrix (@deanhendrix) and Kimberley Barker (@kr_barker) are divvying up the 2013 Horizon Report- Higher Education edition- and will be facilitating the discussion.

If you'd like to have a look at the report before Thursday (though that is by no means necessary), here's the link: http://www.nmc.org/publications/2013-horizon-report-higher-ed

Personally, I always like to settle in at Starbucks with my laptop and a congenial beverage and dive into this document. Sure, I get some odd looks for all of the cackling and yips of glee, but haters gon hate, right??

Hope to read ya on Thursday!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Open mic night: Opinion vs. libel?

Edit: Transcript available at http://bit.ly/12UsdeT

Join us on Thursday, February 21, 2013 for a #medlibs chat on Twitter at 6pm Pacific/9 Eastern where all topics are up for discussion but especially a focus on current events such as

  • The Medical Library Association (MLA) joint statement with AAHSL in support of Dale Askey and McMaster University, sued by a publisher for a critical blog post. Read details at The Chronicle of Higher Education.
  • Think this is isolated? Think again - Jeffrey Beall at University of Colorado has also been sued by a publisher about his blog  (thanks Eric Schnell) Back in 2007 the issue of bloggers having libel insurance was discussed here, and media liability insurance is an option for members of The Authors Guilde to purchase (thanks Michelle Kraft)
  • What are the repercussions of this for book reviewers, open peer review, and related scholarly discourse? Some perspectives have been shared at the Law Librarian Blog (thanks Alison Aldrich)
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Monday, February 4, 2013

Librarians on Rounds

Edit: Transcript available at http://bit.ly/VKxIdJ 

Edit: @pfanderson kindly posted on her blog about the apps mentioned in this week's chat. She includes links and screenshots.

Hello #medlibs,

Our chat topic for this Thursday will be Librarians on Rounds. Do you participate in rounds (post-call, walking, sitting, other) with a team of clinicians in a hospital? Would you like to know more about rounding and what it entails? Join us at 6pm Pacific/9 Eastern this Thursday, February 7. We will swap stories and hopefully arrive at some best practices for getting involved on rounds, following those fast-paced clinical conversations, and carving out roles for ourselves to facilitate the practice of evidence-based medicine in the real world.

I (@aldricham) will be your host, and my cross-town colleague @TonyNguyen411 will be chiming in, too. We hope you'll join us. All are welcome!

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