Issue January - March 2012 CommuniqueMessage from the chief custodian Dear Gyankosh Member, May each coming day fills your heart with new hopes, open up new horizons and brings for you promises of brighter tomorrows. This is a season that will magically provide the catalyst, motivation and persistence we need to reinvent ourselves. So, why not start with taking a lead to get more involved in this community? It doesnt take much to make a difference and make your voice heard. We invite you to share your thoughts with us so that we can disseminate them to all the medical/dental librarians across India. Contribute through your articles, reviews, suggestions, topics for discussion etc and participate in the various upcoming campaigns and programmes organized by Elsevier! Keeping pace with the technological advancements and information requirements of medicalprofessionals, we at Elsevier are proud to announce the launch of its new global electronic product - CLINICALKEY. ClinicalKey isnot just a conventional clinical search engine, but a clinical insight engine designed to specifically address your 3 key searchrequirements: Comprehensive, Trusted Content and Speed to Answer. For more information read below.Through this issue, we would like to thank you for your association with us and we are glad to inform you that from this yearonwards, we are starting the Elsevier Gyankosh sponsorship programme where we would offer sponsorships for the Librarianmeets across India. For more related information, write to us at email@example.comThis year promises to be exciting with new product releases, and campaigns especially for the Elsevier Gyankosh members. Let usknow if theres anything specific you want to see in this newsletter. Wishing you the best in life!Regards,Ajit SharmaChief Custodian, Elsevier GyankoshINTRODUCING Elsevier ClinicalKey™a smarter search for faster answers to your physicians questions. ClinicalKey is not just a conventional clinical search engine, but a clinical insight engine designed to Clinical information specifically address your 3 key search requirements: at the speed of care Comprehensive: ClinicalKey draws answers from l the largest collection of clinical resources, covering every medical and surgical specialty-more than any conventional clinical search engine Trusted: ClinicalKey provides access to clinical l information from Elsevier that physicians can trust to reduce clinical errors l to answer: The most relevant clinical Speed answers all from one online source reduces physician search time and increases the time they spend caring for patients Send us your queries at firstname.lastname@example.org www.ClinicalKey.com | Call: +91 124 4774444 |1
Elsevier at the World Book FairThe 20th New Delhi World Book Fair 2012, organized by The highlights of the entire Book Fair event were the twoNational Book Trust, India (NBT) was held in Pragati sessions conducted by experts from Elsevier India and wellMaidan, New Delhi from 25th February 2012 to 4th March attended by academcians and students. The topic of the first2012 with a fan fair that well deserved the grandeur as session:- "Nursing Education, Present and Future" providedpresented during those days. a glimpse of what lies ahead in the field of nursing education. It was well attended by nursing health professionals,Elsevier had a grand stall located at the Science & Technology students and academicians who strive to make the righthall at the Book Fair premises. Standing alongside its various changes in this world. Senior management of Elseviercompeting publishers, Elsevier made the impressive mark elaborated further on their plans that lay ahead for this field.owing to its wide range of products. The next session on "Future of Medical Publishing" threwWith all the products- print books, print journals, e-journals light on what lies ahead in the world of publishing and howand e-books showcased at this platform, the Book Fair was the right steps towards medical education and content canone great moment to celebrate and announce to the world the help health professionals to deliver better. This session wasmight of Elsevier publications. From leading best-sellers in attended by medical students across the country who wereimport titles, showcasing to the world its depth of local excited to be a part of the journey to develop new milestonescontent in all leading medical spheres and to introducing to in the world of medical content.the world & India- Clinical Key, the stall at Elsevier was apanacea to people keenly looking for rich medical content! Get a peek of all that happened at the World Book Fair at the facebook page of Elsevier GyankoshThe stall was visited by eminent physicians, medical doctors, www.facebook.com/elseviergyankosh.academicians, nursing professionals and studentsalike. TEN STAGGERING DIABETES FACTS… v is a silent epidemic and according to WHO there are246 million people in the world living with Diabetes diabetes. This is almost 6% of the worlds adult population. v in Asians is five times the rate of the white population Diabetes v the diabetes capital of the world. It is estimated that currently there are 40 million people with India is diabetes in India and by 2025 this number will swell to 70 million. This would mean every fifth diabetic in the world would be an Indian. v obesity or apple shape of the body and insulin resistance is the main reason for diabetes increase in Indians. Central v causes 6 deaths every minute and one in 20 deaths in the world is due to the condition. Every year it is estimated that3.2 million Diabetes people in the world die due to the diabetes or its related causes. v is an important silent killer disease as there is usually no early symptom of the disease. The commonest early symptom is Diabetes feeling thirsty. v to 95% of diabetes is of type 2or maturity onset type; that affects people in their middle age. Type 1 or juvenile diabetes affects Almost90 70,000 children under the age of 15 years every year. The major cause of increase in the incidence of diabetes is a sedentary lifestyle. Exercise and diet can either reduce or delay the incidence v of diabetes by over 50%. v is the number one cause of kidney failure in the world. Besides this every year it is responsible for 5% or 5 million blindness in Diabetes adults and one million limb amputations. Diabetes is also an important cause of heart disease, stroke and cataract. The current cost of treating diabetes and its complications in the world is estimated as US $ 215-375 billion. The disease is growing v fastest in developing countries where there are more people in the lower and middle-income group. DID YOU KNOW? 2| Scientists estimate that laughing 100 times is equivalent to a 10-minute workout on a rowing machine.
In conversation with….. Q. Could you tell us a little bit about Q. With people using the internet, how relevant do you think yourself? Your own academic a librarian is or will be in the future? history and your job as a Ans: With invent of internet and application of ITC in library, Librarian? the future of librarian has become more challenging. Ans: I have done my graduation and Librarian should have updated in their field of knowledge as post graduation from Delhi well as in other discipline also. University, I have also done Bachelor Internet has given opportunity to librarians to have more of Library & Information Sciences, information in just click of mouse button and disseminate the SHRUTI PAPREJA Masters of Library & Information information to end user with just click of mouse button. 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What process would you recommend to avoid wastage ofAns: My library is subscribing a number of National and time while searching for books in the library?International journals, and e-resources which provide Ans: On-line catalogue should be there in every library so thatinformation about the latest research & development in user can have access the required books from their desktop.various filed of knowledge to the library readers. We are While searching books in library user should have clarity aboutproviding some proactive services to make user aware about the topic of interest. Reading materials in library havelatest news, research with regular interval. Apart from this we arranged by the Class Number and user also oriented to looksare displaying latest books in library along with what is new in books in the library. Arrangement of books according to classlibrary as regular activity. number gives opportunity to users to have look at many books related to one topic at the same time.Q. How do you promote reading of newly introduced books?Ans: We are providing some proactive services ( e-mail alert, Q. Your favorite Quotation is:scan contents of technical journals, scan cover page and The person who keeps update about latest practice in the filedcontent/abstract of latest procured books to make user aware of their respetive knowledge, he will able to perform better inabout latest news, research with regular interval. Apart from his personal as well as in professional life.this library can give orientation for library use, How to useLibrary link on library corner. Announcing the launch of ECAB books on Nephrology and Obstretics & Pregnancy Elsevier Clinical Advisory Board (ECAB) division launches in the month of Feb 2012 - Nephrology & Obstretics & Gynecology We are proud to announce the release of yet another ECAB Nephrology book "Vasculitis and the Kidney" in the 32nd Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Nephrology (ISN) Southern Chapter. The book was released by Dr Georgi Abraham, the Chairman of Global out-reach of International society of Nephrology, South Asia. This book has been put together under the editor-ship of Dr. Gokulnath, Professor and Head, Department of Nephrology, St. Johns Medical College Hospital, Bangalore and President elect Indian society of Peritoneal dialysis. ECAB division also proudly announces the launch of ECAB Book "Bleeding in Pregnancy" in the Critical Care Workshop of the 55th All India Congress of Obstertrics and Gynaecology (AICOG) by Dr. Isaac T Manyonda and Dr. Santanu Acharya. Dr. Manyonda is Consultant St Georges Hospital and NHS trust, University of London and Dr. Santanu Acharya Honorary is Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Glasgow. The books editor Dr. Hema Divakar is the Hon. Secretary of ICOG, President elect FOGSI 2013, and CEO & Chairman ARTIST (Asian Research & Training Institute for Skill Transfer). The delegates present at the book launch regaled the book as a must-have clinical update and ready reckoner for management of gestational bleeding.Librarians continue to be the knowledge professionals.We invite you to contribute your thoughts, your articles, and your stories to be published in the further issues of Gyankosh newsletter 3|