Sunday, July 20, 2008

Elsevier Article 2.0 Contest Site

Elsevier has posted an Article 2.0 contest site with prizes of $500-2500 for the best scientific article online presentation. It seems like theyare giving programmers the opportunity to take on the role of an innovative publisher using their xml dataset of articles...

The contest runs September 1st - December 31st, 2008 and prizes will be announced January 31st, 2009.

Also for the library Geeks amongst us:
A web2.0/library2.0 issue of Elsevier's Library Connect (October 2007):

Plus three interesting library/programmer bloggers:

With best regards,

P.S. - If you are contemplating going for this, I wouldn't wait until 12-31 to upload. Note that Elsevier took down their website for the Grand Challenge yesterday- the deadline date (for developing an innovative data interpretation or manuscript submission/ reviewing tool with prizes of 15-35K). Perhaps their deadlines are 12:01 a.m. Greenwich Mean Time of the date specified...;-)

Source: Susanna Richards
Editorial Administrative Assistant
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
A-5321 Medical Center North
1161 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37232- 2363

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Monday, June 16, 2008

Free Webinar: Accessibility of Next Generation Web Applications: An Overview of Web 2.0

Thursday, June 19, 2 PM EASTERN (New York time)
Presenter: Jared Smith from WebAIM
Register at:

The term "Web 2.0" is being used to describe new methods of using the web, innovative technologies, and next generation web applications. AJAX, blogging, wikis, content aggregation, tagging, and mashups arejust a few components of "Web 2.0". Even if we have not reached a new version of the web, these new technologies and ways of using the web represent a significant change.

Despite the issues that Web 2.0 technologies may have on accessibility, the very nature of these applications can potentially result in much higher levels of accessibility for people with disabilities. This session will provide an overview of what Web 2.0 is, how it can impact users with disabilities for good and for bad, and some approaches and techniquesfor addressing accessibility.

Register for this free Webinar on Web 2.0

Carolyn Dudas
Web Developer/Information Specialist
Penn State Behrend
4205 College Drive
Erie, PA 16563-1201

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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Medical Informatics & The Internet in Medicine, 32(1) 2007

Medical Informatics & The Internet in Medicine, 32(1) 2007

The latest edition of this journal has just been made available and includes some interesting articles including:

Electronic health records: Is the evidence base any use?
Authors: S. Clamp; J. Keen

Using artificial intelligence to bring evidence-based medicine a step closer to making the individual difference
Authors: B. Sissons; W. A. Gray; A. Bater; D. Morrey

Progress towards automated detection and characterization of the optic disc in glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy
Authors: R. A. Abdel-Ghafar; T. Morris

Integrating health information: A case study of a health information service for thalidomide survivors
Authors: Martin Johnson

Addressing the need for adaptable decision processes within healthcare software
Authors: P. Miseldine; A. Taleb-Bendiab; D. England; M. Randles

Use of OWL-based tools to aid message development and maintenance
Authors: Tom Marley; Alan Rector

Using Unified Modelling Language (UML) as a process-modelling technique for clinical-research process improvement
Authors: P. Kumarapeli; S. De Lusignan; T. Ellis; B. Jones

Using XML and XSLT for flexible elicitation of mental-health risk knowledge
Authors: C. D. Buckingham; A. Ahmed; A. E. Adams

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Tuesday, February 13, 2007

He@lth Information on the Internet vol. 55 no. 1 (February 2007)

The latest issue of He@lth Information on the Internet (vol. 55 no. 1 February 2007) is now available.

It contains some interesting articles:

TI: Googling a diagnosis
AU: Childs, Sue

TI: GP Specialist e-Library
AU: Mulligan, Zena
JN: He@lth Information on the Internet

TI: Obesity
AU: Blenkinsopp, John

TI: Autism Data: a database of resources in the field of autism
AU: Taylor, Stephanie

TI: Medical images online
AU: Brown, Harry
JN: He@lth Information on the Internet

TI: Current literature
AU: Childs, Sue

TI: What's new?
AU: Williamson, Laurian

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