CommComm posted on August 5, 2011 18:21

With new media and new digital platforms come new issues (and a conundrum or two) surrounding copyright use. We take for granted that we're "entitled" to use whatever knowledge we can get our hands on. But do ever think twice about this privilege? Here are some well-defined myths that challenge how we facilitate the authorship of others. What are the rights we do and don't have. 

 

 http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2011/08/02/essay_calls_on_academics_to_use_their_fair_use_rights

 

And here's another article that points out how fair use, or perhaps lack thereof, impacts the medical profession. There appear to be similarities  with regards to----shall we call it---intellectual abuse.

http://kraftylibrarian.com/?p=1309

 

Alonzo LaMont

 


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CommComm posted on August 4, 2011 20:43
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CommComm posted on August 4, 2011 00:15

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CommComm posted on August 2, 2011 19:37

This article talks about the "advent" of mobile technology rising up through the doubts surrounding who'd actually adopt to it. Obviously, smartphones have risen up to the challenge and are at the point where "mobile learning professionals" dot the map.

What drove the engine of smartphone use? What was perceived as an obstacle, but is no longer? Consider this quote: "The other week when our home received a Bed, Bath and Beyond flyer and the cover was iPad accessories".

 

http://floatlearning.com/2011/08/mobile-in-the-mainstream/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+FloatMobileLearning+%28Float+Mobile+Learning%29

 

 

Alonzo LaMont


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CommComm posted on July 30, 2011 00:16

It caught my eye. They done good.

http://www.nursing.jhu.edu/

 

Alonzo LaMont


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CommComm posted on July 22, 2011 20:14

If you haven't stumbled upon Elizabeth Tracey's, (Dir. of Electronic Media for Johns Hopkins Medicine) PodBlog then I suggest you do so ASAP. I met with Elizabeth this week and listened with very open ears about how she started podcasting at Hopkins. She self-started the whole process 7 years ago with Rick Lange (Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins, and Vice Chairman of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center), and their audience has grown enormously.

Elizabeth and Rick are quite the pair in terms of personality and medical knowledge quotients. She recognized the void that could be filled with the right audio presentation, and while she certainly can hold her own with a variety of topics, Rick adds his own folksy flair and wide breath of experience.  Elizabeth also finds time to be Director of the Johns Hopkins HealthNewsfeed radio service, a daily one-minute objective medical news program broadcast throughout the United States and internationally via the Voice of America. 

 

Here's the latest from Elizabeth's PodBlog.

 

http://podblog.blogs.hopkinsmedicine.org/


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CommComm posted on July 20, 2011 00:28
The extent of people wanting to read so they can 'see' the rest of the world is amazing. I posted this on Facebook, but I thought it was also blog-worthy.

Watch the full episode. See more POV.

Alonzo LaMont

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Our very own Tillie from the Harrison Library at Bayview weighs in on librarianship at present and looking into the future. Tillie sometimes calls into the Circulation desk at Welch to pursue a book, or inquire about book delivery.

http://www.doody.com/DEJ/Service/FeaturedArticle.asp?SiteContentID=62&SID={4809084B-AE34-45A9-9DC6-BB95177710BE}&SC=&CTID=

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Is that snickering I hear in the audience? No it's not snickering, I think the sound I'm hearing is just blatant laughter!

“We are trying to weed out the students who look great on paper but haven’t developed the people or communication skills we think are important,” said Dr. Stephen Workman, associate dean for admissions and administration at Virginia Tech Carilion.

Let's hope this "trend" catches on.....

 http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/11/health/policy/11docs.html?_r=2&hp

 

Alonzo LaMont

 

 


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CommComm posted on July 11, 2011 19:12

This represents a major success for Open Access publishing. Their blog post (get there from the link below) explains the full list of BMC Journals with impact factors.

 

http://www.biomedcentral.com/info/update

 

Alonzo LaMont


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