Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Quantified Self Chat

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Thursday, November 20th 2014
9pm Eastern/6pm Pacific
Host: Marie Ascher @mascher

The Quantified Self: self-knowledge through self-tracking. What does that mean? Check out this 5 minute TED talk
We may all be participating whether we know it or not in a movement called "the quantified self." How many of us use apps or wear devices to track our eating habits, exercise, sleep, other health indicators such as blood pressure and external factors such as air quality? Have you had your genome sequenced? Might you want to quantify your baby's naps and nappy changes?

Join #medlibs on Twitter during this chat where we will discuss this trend, devices and apps of interest, and potential concerns and benefits of quantifying yourself!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Top Tech Trends Chat

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Top Tech Trends chat
Thursday, November 13, 2014
9 pm Eastern/6 pm Pacific
Host: Emily Hurst (@hurstej)

ooooh, Oogle Goggles...
Interested in the Internet of Things? Obsessed with wearables? Preparing for 3D bio-printing?

If you never miss the Top Tech Trends panel presentation at the annual Medical Library Association meeting you won’t want to miss this lively discussion Thursday 9pm Eastern on the #medlibs hashtag. Technology plays a big role in our jobs as information professionals, is constantly evolving, and new technology is often quickly integrated into health and medical practice. New technologies are also being used to support medical education. Join in this chat to learn more about some of the top tech trends other Medical Librarians are using around the country.

Discussion topics will include places to find out about technology including the Horizon Report (http://www.nmc.org/horizon-project/horizon-reports) for education and the Gartner Hype Cycle (http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/2819918) for quickly emerging trends as well as sharing about the latest technologies medical librarians and their clients are using for both education and health improvement purposes.

Emily (@hustej) is currently the Technology Coordinator at the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region in Houston, Texas. She has been teaching, training, and spreading the word about emerging technology trends for over four years.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Scholarly Communication and the Medical Librarian

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Scholarly Communication chat
Thursday, November 4, 2014
9 pm Eastern/6 pm Pacific
Host: Margaret Henderson (@mehlibrarian)

In the past, Scholarly Communication generally encompassed how research was disseminated, i.e. scholarly publishing, and maybe a little on how scholars share amongst themselves. Now, Scholarly Communication impacts all areas of scholarship, covering a diverse array of services that help people share information. Scholarly Communication groups are often based in libraries and their areas of expertise could include any or all of the following: 

  • authors’ rights
  • copyright
  • open access
  • institutional repositories
  • rights to federally funded research - articles and data
  • data management
  • copyright
  • plagiarism
  • models of publishing
  • economics of scholarly resources
  • usage metrics 
  • altmetrics

  • Join us to discuss the questions you have had in these areas, and how you resolved those questions. Or maybe the group can help with some answers.
    If you want to learn more, take a look through these organization and library websites related to scholarly communication.

    Medical Library Association
    Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries
    National Network of Libraries of Medicine (for smaller health science libraries)
    Association of Research Libraries
    Association of College and Research Libraries
    Columbia University
    Duke University
    University of Central Florida
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    University of Massachusetts Amherst