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Friday, October 16, 2020
Thursday, October 15, 2020
This is recent episode from ZDoggMD' podcast.
I'd read cited the NEJM article last month and was intrigued with the idea of variolation, so I was happy to hear one of the authors talk about it in this discussion with Dr. Zubin Damania (aka ZDoggMD). Dr. Gandhi also goes over the current state of the evidence re: face masks. I was pleased to hear that I was familiar with all the studies she talks about concerning the efficacy of masks to prevent transmission of respiratory infections. Dr. Gandhi comes from a background of treating patients with HIV, and has a different approach to convincing people to take care of themselves and others, whether it be wearing condoms or face masks. No shaming here. ;-)
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!Here is the PubMed citation for her article:
Facial Masking for Covid-19 - Potential for "Variolation" as We Await a Vaccine.
Gandhi M, Rutherford GW.N Engl J Med. 2020 Sep 8. doi: 10.1056/NEJMp2026913. Online ahead of print. PMID: 32897661
From ZDogg's introduction to this episode:
What if masks acted to reduce severity of COVID-19 infection for the WEARER, fostering immunity like a vaccine and allowing a full societal reopening?
Full Transcript is available at ZDoggMD.
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Have you ever thought “I wish WHSLA…”? The WHSLA Board wants to be sure we are a viable organization going into this new decade! As a reminder…
WHSLA's purpose is to:
- promote the development of health science libraries and librarianship in Wisconsin
- provide a forum for the discussion of mutual problems and the exchange of ideas and information among members
- encourage the continuing education of all health science library personnel by sponsoring appropriate educational programs
- serve as a liaison to other organizations desiring input from WHSLA
What do you wish WHSLA could do to support you in your library work?
Please take a few minutes and send your wishes to the WHSLA Genie by November 2, 2020. Thank you!
Any questions? Contact Deb Knippel.
Thank you to Melissa De Santis, M.L.I.S., AHIP for permission to use/adapt her work. You may want to carry out this theme for a needs assessment in your own library!
Source: De Santis, M., Houghton, V., & Fontenelle, C. (2017). "If the Library Genie Granted You Three Wishes, What Would They Be?": Results and Lessons Learned From an Annual User Feedback Campaign. Medical reference services quarterly, 36(1), 9–18. https://doi.org/10.1080/02763869.2017.1259886 (PMID: 28112639).
Monday, October 12, 2020
Does Science Self-Correct? What We've Learned at Retraction Watch [Web Video; 58:56] by Dr Ivan Orlansky, presented on Oct 8, 2020.
This is a recording of Dr. Ivan Oransky's inaugural talk in a new lecture series by the Leon Levy Dental Library at Penn Libraries. Hosted by Laurel Graham.
Liz Suelzer's presentation last year helped me understand the importance of retractions in scholarly communication and publishing. Here's your chance to learn about / catch up on the work of Retraction Watch.
Common Reasons for Retractions:
- Duplication (Self-plagiarism)
- Image Manipulation
- Faked Data
- Fake Peer Reviews
- Publisher Error
- Authorship Issues
- Legal Reasons
- Not Reproducible
- Fraud - Misconduct - Reliability - Error - Misc
PubPeer - Post publication peer review