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NEJM hordes taxpayer images…Chi-Ching$, Chi-Ching$

Sometimes the soft firewall I try to keep between this blog and daily life at a top-tier academic medical center library just breaks down. One of my favorite scientist teachers down the hall turned to me when her favorite librarian wasn’t available.  She was preparing a lecture for this fall’s new class of medical students [...]

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Tue, August 17 2010 » Uncategorized » No Comments

Opening the life and passion of neurosurgeon Harvey Cushing (1869-1939)

The Harvey Cushing /John Hay Whitney Medical Library (yes, my library!) of Yale University has recently digitized  and released a collection of  digitally reproduced full-text books by and about neurosurgeon Harvey Cushing.  Dr. Cushing is widely regarded as the greatest neurosurgeon of the 20th century and often called the “father of modern neurosurgery”. Here are some [...]

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Wed, June 9 2010 » Uncategorized » No Comments

Columbia University Libraries take note of where researchers publish

Back in December Peter Suber mentioned on his blog that Columbia University has joined leading institutions such as Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, MIT, and UC Berkeley in a commitment to a Compact for Open-Access Publishing Equity. The compact commits signatories to the timely establishment of mechanisms for underwriting reasonable publication fees for open access journal articles authored by researchers without [...]

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Sun, March 7 2010 » Uncategorized » No Comments