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Library on the Go: A Focus Group Study of the Mobile Web and the Academic Library

(ala.org):This study explores student use of the mobile Web in general and expectations for an academic library's mobile Web site in particular through focus groups with students at Kent State University. Participants expressed more interest in using their mobile Web device to interact with library resources and services than anticipated. Results showed an interest in using research databases, the library catalog, and reference services on the mobile Web as well as contacting an being contacted by the library using text messaging.
   
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Thomson Reuters develops solution to improve health information exchanges

(iwr.co.uk): Intelligent information provider Thomson Reuters has announced it is delivering a compehensive health information exchange (HIE) technology platform The solution will support the goals of health information professionals by enabling sharing patient data between stakeholders in order to improve decision-making when and where medical care is delivered - increasing quality and patient safety while reducing the overall costs of care.
   
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Programming skills could transform librarians' roles

(researchinformation.info): Recent ICT innovations have led to the reappraisal of our understanding of library and information services. The traditional vision of the library as a provider of physical documents has been superseded by the library as a provider of access to information - virtual and physical. However, to keep pace with information changes and the needs of users, librarians need some programming skills.
   
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Google Will Digitise Approx. 1.6 Million Volumes from The Royal Library of Denmark

(cphpost.dk):While authors and publishers around the world are scared of Google's attempt to scan the world's libraries and make them available on the web, The Royal Library has agreed to let the search engine to do the job. The reason for the move is that Google is willing to put up the money for the project, which the library has not been able to obtain from politicians.
   
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China's Largest Society Publisher Chooses Scholarone Manuscripts

(scientific.thomsonreuters.com): The Chinese Medical Association (CMA), the largest society journal publisher in China, has chosen ScholarOne Manuscripts (formerly Manuscript Central) to manage online submission and peer review for their Chinese Medical Journal (CMJ). CMA's decision to adopt ScholarOne Manuscripts is in line with their vision to build a world-class medical journal publishing system and help them attract international authors, editors and reviewers.
   
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