Posted on January 14, 2011 by Sandy Swanson
Laika’s Blog summarizes an article from Medical Reference Services Quarterly detailing New York University Health Sciences Library’s implementation of Twitter, Facebook, and a library blog “to give users as many options as possible to keep current with library news, resources, and services.” The article includes a flowchart illustrating how information created in one of these sources flows to the others without duplicating effort. A free companion program, CoTwitter, is also described; CoTwitter allows the workload of creating “tweets” to be shared among the staff.
Cuddy, Colleen , Graham, Jamie and Morton-Owens, Emily G. (2010) Implementing Twitter in a Health Sciences Library. Medical Reference Services Quarterly 29(4): 320 — 330
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Posted on April 15, 2009 by Sandy Swanson
Laika’s MedLibLog posts an article summarizing a blog-and-twitter discussion of UpToDate in How Evidence Based Is UpToDate really?
The post presents a variety of opinions, as well as taking a brief look, from an evidence-based point of view, at a study cited on UpToDate’s webpage relating improved patient outcomes to hospitals’ use or non-use of UpToDate. (Laika gives it a grade C: retrospective, observation based, half of the authors are from UpToDate.)
I found the use of Twitter almost as interesting as the topic of the post; a resource that seems to be more “main-stream” every day. In my town, one can follow the weather and news reporters’ tweets as another stream of information.
via The Krafty Librarian
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Posted on February 17, 2008 by Sandy Swanson
The Krafty Librarian posts an article on microblogging [“a form of blogging that allows users to write brief text updates (usually less than 200 characters) and publish them, either to be viewed by anyone or by a restricted group which can be chosen by the user”]. While she hadn’t seen any useful application of Twitter — a microblogging tool — in a medical library context, she read a post at Library Clips that suggests some possibilities, particularly for Pownce, a microblogging tool “centered around sharing messages, files, events, and links with already established friends.” Read the Library Clips article.
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