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eBooks in Health Sciences - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (the 11th Annual Health Sciences Lively Lunch)


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eBooks in Health Sciences - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (the 11th Annual Health Sciences Lively Lunch)

Speakers: Nicole Gallo, Rittenhouse Book Distributors, Inc.; John Tagler, Association of American Publishers, Inc.; Deborah Blecic, The Richard J. Daley Library of the University of Illinois at Chicago; Ramune Kubilius, Northwestern University, Galter Health Sciences Library.

This session will address the current landscape and potential future direction of eBooks in the health sciences. From the perspectives of a publisher, an aggregator, and a librarian, the panel and the audience will discuss "the good, the bad, and the ugly" trends and practices facing stakeholders, as book collections become increasingly electronic.
And, as tradition dictates, Ramune Kubilius will also share her annual "Year in Review", summarizing significant developments in the world of health sciences collection development over the last 12 months.

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eBooks in Health Sciences - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (the 11th Annual Health Sciences Lively Lunch)

  1. 1. E-Books in Health Sciences Libraries: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly! Deborah Blecic University of Illinois at Chicago
  2. 2. Good <ul><li>Optimize Access: 24x7, multiple users </li></ul><ul><li>Searching capabilities make information more discoverable </li></ul><ul><li>No: geographic limitations, loss, theft, damage, wear </li></ul><ul><li>PDA allows instantaneous access for patrons </li></ul><ul><li>No space limitations or weeding </li></ul><ul><li>Use statistics </li></ul><ul><li>Future innovations will further optimize access and discovery -more handheld options, integration with order sets and EMR, enhanced books </li></ul>
  3. 3. Bad <ul><li>Confusing to patrons: </li></ul><ul><li>-multiple interfaces that can be very different </li></ul><ul><li>-digital rights vary </li></ul><ul><li>-rental collections can drop titles and editions mid-semester </li></ul><ul><li>- missing content, especially images </li></ul><ul><li>- Hartel and Cheek found that print was “rated the most intuitive and easy to navigate as well as most satisfying” in their study published in Oct 2011, JMLA . </li></ul><ul><li>- single use codes prevalent with some health sciences publishers </li></ul>
  4. 4. Bad <ul><li>Hard for librarians to manage: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple acquisitions options from publishers and aggregators with different platforms, cost models, purchase models, and digital rights (DRM). Models tend to be rigid and do not meet the needs of all types of libraries – see Czechowski editorial in July JMLA </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>DRM and ILL rights often better direct from publisher but direct purchases require multiple contracts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>easier to purchase from aggregators but then usually have more restrictive DRM and ILL rights </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Bad <ul><li>- E-book often released after print, requires consideration and often purchase twice. As of June 2011 Dan Doody reported in a webinar that only 32.7% of titles in DRS in 2010 were available as e-books, 60.5% of DCT titles </li></ul><ul><li>- Some books never come out in e-format </li></ul><ul><li>- often cannot purchase titles, only rent so that what used to be a one time purchase turns into an ongoing expenditure </li></ul>
  6. 6. Bad <ul><li>Rental collections are unstable -titles/editions dropped mid-semester cause bad PR for libraries – unwanted weeding </li></ul><ul><li>Can be problems getting NLM call numbers and MeSH headings in provided records </li></ul><ul><li>Bad behavior by others impacts library patrons DRM </li></ul>
  7. 7. Ugly <ul><li>Preservation </li></ul><ul><li>- libraries have lost curatorial control </li></ul><ul><li>- ongoing access requires ongoing relationships that cannot fail or access may be in jeopardy </li></ul><ul><li>- RML responsibilities?? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Ugly <ul><li>ILL </li></ul><ul><ul><li>-Often prohibited </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-If allowed, methods to implement it are not yet developed </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Digital Divide possibly ugly – bears watching </li></ul>
  9. 9. What do librarians need to do? <ul><li>“ If we intend to have a logical set of options, both at the single institution and consortial level, librarians must influence the industry through proposing best practices and offering alternatives.” </li></ul><ul><li>David Stern, “Ebooks: From Institutional to Consortial Considerations,” Online v. 34(3)May/June 2010 </li></ul>
  10. 10. Citations <ul><li>Hartel, Lynda J and Fern M. Cheek; “Preferred Book Formats in an Academic Medical Center,” Journal of the Medical Library Association , Oct 2011, 99(4):313-317 in preprint version </li></ul><ul><li>Czechowski, Leslie; “Problems with e-books: suggestions for publishers,” Journal of the Medical Library Association , July 2011, 99(3): 181-182. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Thank you! </li></ul><ul><li>Deborah Blecic </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  12. 12. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: eBooks in Health Sciences Health Sciences Lively Lunch The Charleston Conference 2011 Nicole Gallo Executive Director of Sales and Marketing
  13. 13. Professional eBooks <ul><li>eBooks accounted for almost $2 billion of professional sales in 2010, more than 14% of professional sales worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>This is expected to grow to $3.7 billion by 2013, representing more than 25% of professional sales worldwide </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Worldwide E-Books Market Size & Forecast Report 2009-2013, Outsell, Inc. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. eBooks in the News <ul><li>This week the Wall Street Journal Health Blog reported on the Wolters Kluwer Health 2011 Point of Care Survey: </li></ul><ul><li>General browsers such as Google and Yahoo are cited by 46% of physicians as a frequent source of information and by another 32% as an occasional resource </li></ul><ul><li>63% of physicians report changing an initial diagnosis based on new information accessed via online resources/support tools </li></ul>
  15. 15. eBooks in the News <ul><li>This week the Wall Street Journal Health Blog reported on the Wolters Kluwer Health 2011 Point of Care Survey: </li></ul><ul><li>Nearly nine in ten physicians feel that improved access to online medical information and resources has improved the quality of care at their practice </li></ul><ul><li>53% of physicians surveyed say improved access to medical knowledge by patients has a positive impact on the doctor-patient relationship </li></ul>
  16. 16. eBooks in the News <ul><li>TeleRead announced the results of the 2011 Global Student eBook Survey: </li></ul><ul><li>E-book usage and awareness have not increased significantly in 2011 over 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Preference for printed books over electronic books has not changed: Both are still equally important </li></ul><ul><li>The vast majority of students would choose electronic over print if it were available and if better tools along with fewer restrictions were offered </li></ul><ul><li>There is a need for reliable social media tools geared toward research </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  17. 17. eBooks in Health Sciences <ul><li>The Good….. </li></ul><ul><li>The Bad….. </li></ul><ul><li>The Ugly,,,,, </li></ul>
  18. 18. The Good <ul><li>More eBooks available than ever before and growing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In 2004 less than 10% of Brandon Hill titles available digitally </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In 2011 Doody’s reports that more than 50% of the DCT list is available electronically </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pricing models starting to stabilize </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Subscription is giving way to perpetual access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Patron Driven Acquisition Models </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Device ownership expanding rapidly </li></ul>
  19. 19. The Good <ul><li>More Choice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A la carte or large collection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Buy as a group or a single library </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Increased Visibility in Usage </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Understand how a collection is used from a quantitative perspective </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use meaningful data in collection management = better budget management </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. The Bad <ul><li>The Waiting is the Hardest Part </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ e” typically follows “p” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Print still leads the day, “e” delivery still the “post production” consideration </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Integration is a Work-in-Process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Still developing with access and technology challenges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ILS Systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Semantic Web </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. The Ugly <ul><ul><li>Availability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>In 2011 Doody’s reports that 50% of the DCT list is available electronically ….where is the other 50%? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Discoverability </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Choice </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Still too many pricing and access models </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Time and the market will solve this over time </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proprietary Strategies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Copyright holders persist in individual strategies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ Islands” of content make it more difficult to build a complete and integrated collection </li></ul></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Thank you! [email_address]
  23. 23. e-Books in the Health Sciences: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Charleston Conference Lively Lunch Association of American Publishers Professional & Scholarly Publishing Division John Tagler Executive Director, PSP November 4, 2011
  24. 24. AAP: Overview (established 1970) Trade (books) K – 12 Higher Education Professional & Scholarly Areas of Activity <ul><li>Communication & Public Affairs </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright Advocacy & Protection </li></ul><ul><li>Government Affairs </li></ul><ul><li>International Intellectual Property & Trade Protection </li></ul><ul><li>Online Piracy & Digital Issues Working Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Current AAP </li></ul><ul><li>+/- 250 Members </li></ul><ul><li>Current PSP </li></ul><ul><li>+/- 110 Members </li></ul>
  25. 25. Professional & Scholarly Publishing <ul><li>Members include </li></ul><ul><ul><li>commercial publishers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>society publishers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>university presses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>museum presses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>research organizations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Priorities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>seminars/conferences </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>internal and external </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>advocacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>build industry knowledge </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>public affairs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>industry research </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Game Plan for Discussion on e-Books <ul><li>Cannot discuss pricing, licensing or distribution models </li></ul><ul><ul><li>not only cannot discuss publicly, cannot and do not discuss privately </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other considerations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>experimenting, still nascent field </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>different types of publishers with different distribution models = different approaches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>impossible for anyone to understand variations and subtleties of different publishers’ programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ long tail’ of publishers that are not engaged in industry activities </li></ul></ul>
  27. 27. Benefits for Libraries <ul><li>80%/20% rule challenged </li></ul><ul><ul><li>budget management </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Updates </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple sites/multiple users </li></ul><ul><li>Discoverability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>higher use + user satisfaction </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Usage statistics/analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Space saving </li></ul><ul><li>Archiving responsibility transferred </li></ul>
  28. 28. Benefits for Publishers <ul><li>Gone Today . . . Here Tomorrow </li></ul><ul><ul><li>distribution model radically revised </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New markets </li></ul><ul><ul><li>esp. corporate and government libraries </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Discoverability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>higher use + user satisfaction </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Usage statistics/analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Updates </li></ul><ul><li>Data mining possibilities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>links between books and journals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>reusability of content </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. Challenges to Publishers <ul><li>Short- and long-term outlooks very cloudy </li></ul><ul><li>Assuming archiving + preservation responsibilities . . . sustainability? </li></ul><ul><li>Digital piracy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>legislation slow in coming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>sensitivity to issues of freedom of speech </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>international enforcement difficult </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>legislation would need to accommodate breadth of intellectual property industries </li></ul></ul>
  30. 30. PDA: Patron-Driven Acquisitions <ul><li>Both libraries and publishers are venturing into uncharted waters </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges the 80%/20% rule </li></ul><ul><li>Means of addressing exponential growth issues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>library budgets not keeping pace with information output </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>comprehensive collections a thing of the past – even for richest institutions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Usage analysis for both libraries and publishers </li></ul><ul><li>Will libraries accept disappearance of print? </li></ul><ul><li>Prospect of longer life for book content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>discoverability </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Issues of archiving and preservation are open </li></ul><ul><ul><li>publisher platforms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>aggregators </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Platforms for hosting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>double-dipping </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ownership vs. access </li></ul></ul>
  31. 31. BookStats: Launched August 2011 Joint initiative: AAP and BISG covering 2008 – 2010 <ul><li>e-Books and other non-physical formats: The consistent, growing popularity of e-books and apps are a major success story in content formats, even in advance of data for 2011, which is currently tracking high e-format sales. </li></ul><ul><li>Professional publishing provides print and digital content for practitioners, clinicians and other working in medicine, law, business, science, technology, the humanities and social sciences. One reason for this market’s resiliency through the 2008-2010 period has been its digitization of content; this has created more discoverability and opened up new markets. </li></ul><ul><li>Scholarly publishing covers print and digital content published by scholarly societies, commercial publishers and university presses for those involved in primary research in academic, corporate or government settings. This market saw net sales revenue grow while net unit sales declined very slightly. </li></ul>
  32. 32. Thank you! John Tagler [email_address]
  33. 33. Developments 2010/11 News and trends that occurred or were noted since the Charleston Conference in 2010. Compiled by: Ramune K. Kubilius - Northwestern University, Galter Health Sciences Library <ul><li>John Tagler </li></ul><ul><li>Biomedical Publishing 101: An overview from the Chicago Collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>Serials Librarian 60(1-4): 114-23, 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>(Chicago Collaborative: ) </li></ul><ul><li>Deb Blecic, participant in: Medical eBook publishing trends Webinar </li></ul><ul><li>June 28, 2011, sponsored by Ovid. </li></ul><ul><li>Presenters : Liz Lorbeer, Associate Director for Content Management at the Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences at the U of Alabama at Birmingham; Mark Funk (moderator), Medical Librarian at Weill Cornell Medical College and former President of the MLA; Deb Blecic ,Bibliographer for the Life and Health Sciences, U of Illinois at Chicago (UIC); Jennie Stewart , Director of Marketing for the (global) Health Sciences Business Unit of Wiley Blackwell; Dan Doody , President, Doody’s Review Services. Hosted by: Jennifer Robinson, Director of Clinical Products at Ovid. </li></ul><ul><li>Register to view the archived webcast on demand. (archive available through June 2012) </li></ul><ul><li>Companion white paper : </li></ul><ul><li>FINDING: More than 60% of the 2,213 titles selected as 2010 Doody’s Core titles were available as eBooks </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  34. 34. <ul><li>Ramune Kubilius, special issue editor </li></ul><ul><li>Trends in health sciences and biomedical sciences information provision </li></ul><ul><li>6 articles: eScience, eBooks, archives, media, hospital libraries, and U.S. National Library of Medicine </li></ul><ul><li>Against the Grain Dec. 23(6): December 2011/January 2012 (in press) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Meg White (*) </li></ul><ul><li>Maximizing use and value of e-books in the medical library (eBookshelf column) </li></ul><ul><li>Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries 8(3): 280-5, 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>(* helped plan the 2011 Lively Lunch, but was unable to attend) </li></ul>
  35. 35. <ul><li>2011 </li></ul><ul><li>The U.S. National Library of Medicine celebrates 175 th anniversary </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>The Medical Library Association’s Collection Development Section celebrates its 25 th anniversary </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Rittenhouse began as a medical bookstore in Philadelphia in 1946 </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  36. 36. <ul><li>PLoS’ 2010 Progress Update — pondering the implications of a watershed year </li></ul><ul><li>The Scholarly Kitchen , 9-15-2011, Kent Anderson </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>“ 7 years after entering the publishing business… annual operating revenues exceeded expenses for the first time.” </li></ul><ul><li>& </li></ul><ul><li>PLoS expands mission 9-28-2011, Gary Ward ( PLoS One, PLoS Currents, PLoS Hubs, article level metrics ) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>& </li></ul><ul><li>PLoS Won , 10-29-2011, Against the Grain , Katina Strauch </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>“ imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” </li></ul>
  37. 37. <ul><li>October 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>The Scientist closes: 25th anniversary issue of the venerable magazine is the last </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>(and Columbia Journalism Review, The Observatory , Behind the News, The Observatory — Oct 7, 2011 04:00 PM) </li></ul><ul><li>See Oct. 27, 2011 update: </li></ul><ul><li>LabX finalized the acquisition of print and digital publication for The Scientist magazine ... </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Elsevier contributes additional 950 eBooks to Research4Life , a public-private partnership working to achieve the UN’s Millennium Development Goals… provides developing world access to critical scientific research, building on the 800 existing Elsevier science and technology books…(10-12-11) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Preferred book formats in an academic medical center </li></ul><ul><li>Lynda J Hartel, Fern M Cheek; J Med Libr Assoc. 2011 October; 99(4): 313–317. Available free online: PMC3193354 </li></ul>
  38. 38. <ul><li>September 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>NLM launches MedPrint, a national cooperative print retention program </li></ul><ul><li>9-29-2011 (also: 1-11-2011): NLM and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) launched MedPrint,  a national cooperative medical serials print retention program…will ensure the preservation of and continued access to selected biomedical journals in print…open to all U.S. libraries in DOCLINE. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE): HINARI </li></ul><ul><li>Begins offering free subscriptions through the HINARI initiative to developing countries in South America, Asia and Africa. (9-28-2011) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Netter’s Anatomy Atlas App for iPad is now available on the App Store (9-21-2011) </li></ul><ul><li>… Full-color anatomic illustrations allow users to personalize their atlas of over 500 illustrated plates… </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  39. 39. <ul><li>August 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Braunwald’s Heart Disease Practice Guides App for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch is now available on the App Store (8-3-2011) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Cell Press announced launch of its newest journal, Cell Reports , which will publish its first issue in January 2012. Cell Reports, the first open-access online-only journal from Cell Press (8-1-2011) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>PubMed Health — A Growing resource for clinical effectiveness information </li></ul><ul><li>… Developed further as a resource for clinical effectiveness research with its Aug and Sept 2011 releases. Growing from ~ 200 items based on systematic reviews to over 5,000… also began a collection focused on helping people understand systematic reviews and their results. PubMed Health goals are: helping users find the evidence that could answer their questions about effects of health care and helping them understand what they find. The initiative gathers them together within a single searchable resource, </li></ul><ul><li>Review: PubMed Health , Alisha Miles, J Med Libr Assoc. 2011 July; 99(3): 265–266. Free online : PMC3133896 </li></ul>
  40. 40. <ul><li>July 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Libraries abandon expensive 'Big Deal' subscription packages to multiple journals </li></ul><ul><li>Jennifer Howard, The Chronicle of Higher Education, 07/17/2011 </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Elsevier announced the launch of an online catalogue of the  Elsevier Heritage Collection </li></ul><ul><li>comprising over 2,000 rare books with more than 1,000 distinct titles published by the original Elzevier publishing house from 1580 to 1712 (7-5-2011) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Problems with e-books: suggestions for publishers </li></ul><ul><li>Leslie Czechowski </li></ul><ul><li>J Med Libr Assoc . 2011 July; 99(3): 181–182. Free online: PMC3133895 </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Clinical and academic use of electronic and print books: the Health Sciences Library System e-book study at the University of Pittsburgh </li></ul><ul><li>Barbara L Folb, Charles B Wessel, Leslie J Czechowski </li></ul><ul><li>J Med Libr Assoc. 2011 July; 99(3): 218–228 Free online: PMC3133903 </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>The impact of free access to the scientific literature: a review of recent research </li></ul><ul><li>Philip M Davis, William H Walters </li></ul><ul><li>J Med Libr Assoc . 2011 July; 99(3): 208–217 Free online : PMC3133904 </li></ul>
  41. 41. <ul><li>June 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>PLoS ONE’s 2010 impact factor </li></ul><ul><li>The Scholarly Kitchen, 6-28-2011, Phil Davis </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>“… era of the “OA Mega Journal”… by 2016, 50% of all STM articles..published by 100…mega j ’s. (P. Binfield) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Elsevier: launch of a variety of new Article of the Future prototypes . </li></ul><ul><li>6-9-2011: The new discipline-specific, 3-pane article design…new standard for presentation and the content of the scientific article. The prototypes, available in 7 disciplines, based on feedback from researchers …The improved format applied to SciVerse ScienceDirect the end of 2011. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Spring 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Baker & Taylor umbrella: From this point forward, services from all companies under the Baker & Taylor umbrella which we believe are beneficial to medical libraries will be highlighted (including Majors) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  42. 42. <ul><li>May 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Availability of OvidMD , 1st clinical tool from Ovid designed especially for physicians and other clinicians… provides quick answers to clinical questions based on relevant full-text content from Ovid…presents the latest medical research on OvidSP and synoptic content from UpToDate through the same…interface. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Tomorrow's academic libraries: maybe even some books </li></ul><ul><li>The Chronicle of Higher Education , May 8, 2011, Jennifer Howard </li></ul><ul><li>… The medical-library staff at Hopkins has the advantage of making the shift away from physical facilities on its own terms and schedule. For libraries in general, &quot;there's a lot of pressure to give up space, and it comes unpredictably,&quot; Ms. Woodson says. &quot;If we had to do this fast, I don't see how we would do it.&quot;… </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>April 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Ovid partnership with the Chinese Medical Association (CMA) : CMA’s two English-language journals - Chinese Medical Journal and the Chinese Journal of Traumatology - to global customer base via the OvidSP platform. </li></ul>
  43. 43. <ul><li>March 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>NLM’s new resource- How to stabilize, salvage and recover library collections in a water emergency </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>How the Internet changed medical journals </li></ul><ul><li>The Scholarly Kitchen, March 28, 2011, Phil Davis </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>“ is it possible that we’re expecting too much from online journals? “ </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>January 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Nature Publishing Group (NPG) Scientific Reports: a new open access journal.  NPG will donate $20 from each article’s authorship fees to Creative Commons.  1-7-2011 announcement, first issue 6-2011 See . </li></ul>
  44. 44. <ul><li>December 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>NLM History of Medicine Division: Completion of project to catalog Imperial Russian era holdings </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-1917 Collection Includes Pamphlets and Dissertations on spectrum of medical topics, Including some by future Nobel Laureates. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Elsevier announced that it is participating in the recently launched Google eBooks store by including a large selection of Elsevier’s eBook titles. (12-9-2010) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>FYI: </li></ul><ul><li>Doody Core Titles Featured Articles </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>2010-2011 samples: What’s books got to do, got to do with it?; In support of &quot;Big Deal&quot; subscription packages; The new look of the book; Intelligent content for librarians; Social media principles for medical publishers </li></ul>