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Hopkins Open Access Promotion Fund Recipients & THE LAST GREAT THING

Starting back in October, 2012 Johns Hopkins announced an Open Access initiative that would assist JHU authors with publishing in Open Access journals. It seems that our initiative has taken off. Here's a list of recipients and more information on OA. Interested? Intrigued? There's a link to the online application.


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Hopkins is Introduced to "eLife"

There's a new Open Access Sheriff in Town. "eLife" is the name, partner. The other day "eLife" was presented at an Open House right here at Hopkins. Their aims are succinctly spelled out, along with their origins and initiatives. eLife is positioned to be more than an OA Journal, specifically they aspire to create a collaborative community between funders and practitioners.


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#12) Guest: Carrie Price, Welch Library Clinical Informationist, Discussion of Browzine/Loansome Doc/WelDoc (Jan, 2013)

 

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ClinicalKey vs. MD Consult Comparisions & THE LAST GREAT THING

My buddy the Krafty Librarian has a great article on ClinicalKey and MD Consult. CK apparently ate MDC. Swallowed it whole. Krafty, in her no-nonsense way, always spells out the differences clear as day. Many thanks for her getting to the bottom of things.


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Director Nancy Roderer Retires

Last week Welch Library Director Nancy Roderer retired and Bob Gresehover now officially serves as Interim Director for the Library.  Welch had a lovely retirement party with distinguished guests offering an assortment of kind words and feelings. Nancy was "wished the best" many times over.


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Chutzpah In the Name Of Science

This little item caught my eye because it "bodes ill" (it most definitely does not bode "well") for the future of investments in medical stocks. Stocks, investments and medicine may, at one time, been strange bedfellows but now they're clearly developing a present and future symbiosis. For better or worse.


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How Doctors Die vs. How We Do / And THE LAST GREAT THING

Searching around the Netmosphere, I ran across "How Doctors Die" (who can resist a salacious title like that?!) which does a 180 in terms of how "we" choose to die vs. the choices Doctors make. Ken Murray, a Physician, brings to light more than a small measure of hypocrisy in this matter.


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The Passing of Aaron Schwartz

Aaron Schwartz committed suicide, but there were so many "partners" to this event. I don't know why intellectual property should warrant the witch hunt that followed Aaron. There are certainly other much larger intellectual property thefts that warrant prosecution.


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Launch of F1000Research & "LAST GREAT THING" SAMPLES

Happy to announce the "Grand Opening" of F1000Research. What they are and who they serve questions are addressed right here:


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An Ethics Question & More

I stumbled across this mental brain-twister and didn't know which way to turn. You tell me. If this was your loved one in a nursing home and they were in the throes of deep dementia, yet found "a sweet connection" how would you react?


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