CommComm posted on February 2, 2011 22:17

When it rains, it pours. More availability comes our way:

"Wiley announces the launch of Wiley Open Access, a new publishing program of open access journals.  The first journals will launch shortly, publishing primary, peer-reviewed research in a range of broad-based subject disciplines in the life and biomedical sciences, including neuroscience, microbiology, ecology and evolution.


Wiley Open Access will provide authors wishing to publish their research outcomes in an open access journal with a range of new high quality publications which meet the requirements of funding organizations and institutions where these apply.


"The development of Wiley Open Access is an example of our commitment to offer authors the widest possible choice in publishing with Wiley", said Steve Miron, Senior Vice President, Wiley-Blackwell.  He added, "Wiley has a strong history of innovation in journal publishing and we see this as a natural extension of our service to our learned society partners, authors, and the scholarly community in its broadest sense".


For more info:


Alonzo LaMont


Harry Marks, longtime Professor in the Institute of the History of Medicine passed away on January 25th, 2011. Anyone who's spent time at Welch remembers Dr. Marks moving about the library. On many occasions, he passed by the reference desk with a variety of books-in-tow.  He was always concerned about their destination. His presence will certainly be missed. Again, our sincerest condolences to Dr. and his family and friends.


A memorial lunch will be held at The Institute of the History of Medicine, 1900 E. Monument Street, Baltimore, MD on Saturday February 5 between 12-2pm. Services by: Sol Levinson & Bros.


Alonzo LaMont


CommComm posted on November 15, 2010 23:52

Here are all the juicy particulars in case you happened to miss it.

Alonzo LaMont

CommComm posted on November 15, 2010 23:28

In case you didn't see Dean Miller's interview in the Gazette, thought I'd pass along the link:


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CommComm posted on November 8, 2010 21:33

Emilee Flynn's "Walk Like An Egyptian" wins the Welch Photo Contest. Congrats to Emilee. She gets a bag of Welch goodies. And with all the prize money-----OK----so there's no prize money, just prizes, but they're all her's.  And in her bag of goodies she gets a pencil, some paper----OK----none of that stuff, we went longball.  She gets a spanking backpack and some nifty other stuff. Now that she's won this round she moves onto the Nationals and a chance to-----OK/OK---alright, there are no "Nationals," this is the end of the line. I'd like to thank all the judges for their time and observant eyes, also I want to thank Nancy Roderer (for "getting the vote out"), and for my co-pilot Victoria Goode who helped steer the "good ship Photo".

Job well done to Emilee. I have to stop now, on happy occasions, I get all ferklempt. (who wants to bet I spelled it right) (I did spell it right).

Alonzo LaMont 

CommComm posted on November 1, 2010 21:12

Lucky ducks that we are---The Library Experience Survey has been extended till November 7th.  

Your opinion counts (and could win you a Nook!)

We are planning for the future of Welch Library, and we want to understand your perceptions and expections so that we can continue to provide the services you need. The survey is brief (8 questions) and is part of a North American effort led by the Association of Research Libraries to measure library service quality and identify best practices.

Here is the link to the survey:

If you choose to participate, you will have a chance to win one of 6 Nook ebook readers, or 12 $25.00 gift cards from Barnes and Noble.

We appreciate your help.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Victoria H. Goode, MLIS
Clinical Informationist
Welch Medical Library

CommComm posted on September 29, 2010 03:56

These lectures appear to cover a wide spectrum of viewpoints as do the speaker. Take a moment from all your fall activities to take in some brain food.

A 2010 view of an interconnected world Johns Hopkins University - The Gazette.mht (597.63 kb)


And this one is just calling out to your "service" genes. Yes, you worked a long week. Yes, you enjoy your weekends---but---just think about what a small effort does for someone in need. OK, I'm done preaching.

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CommComm posted on September 24, 2010 17:52


Thought I'd send along this along. The kids are finally back at school. Things have settled down. Why not take a moment and ENJOY SOME GRAPE! Especially since it's sponsored by our very own Johns Hopkins.

CommComm posted on August 31, 2010 23:40


In case it happens to come up in conversation, or in case a patron brings it to your attention---there IS a "Welch Lilienfeld Collection" on Stack Level 5. A collection of Lilienfeld books (not ALL of the Lilienfeld books) are now in Welch, and they're right up there in their own little area. I took a road trip and discovered them huddled together as if they'd just arrived from Ellis Island.  

CommComm posted on August 31, 2010 23:16

I stand corrected. The Wired magazine article (the Sept. issue) is titled "The Web is Dead. Long Live the Internet," by Chris Anderson. I may have the title wrong, but the essence of the previous post to the article itself is about the same. Let me share a couple of gems from the article that caught my eye:

"Two decades after it's inception, the World Wide Web has been eclipsed by Skype, Netflix, peer-to-peer, and a quarter-million other apps."

Along with this little nugget....

"Over the past few years, one of the most important shifts in the digital world has been the move from the wide-open Web to semi-closed platforms that use the internet for transport but not the browser for display. It's driven primarily by the rise of the iPhone model of mobile computing, and it's a world Google can't crawl, one where HTML doesn't rule. And it's the world that consumers are increasingly choosing, not because they're rejecting the idea of the Web but because these dedicated patterns often just work better or fit better into their lives (the screen comes to them, they don't have to go to the screen).


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