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Fair Use Myths and Facts

Posted by on February 23rd, 2017 0 comments

In conjunction with Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week 2017, the Association of Research Libraries is releasing an infographic that refutes 10 popular misperceptions about fair use. Fair use and fair dealing are vitally important rights for everybody, everywhere — students, faculty, librarians, journalists, and all users of copyrighted material. These doctrines provide balance to the copyright… Read More »

Posted in: Resource Sharing & Document Delivery, Training & Education

Feb

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Rare Disease Day is February 28

Posted by on February 22nd, 2017 0 comments

More than 6,500 rare diseases exists at this time and less than 5 percent have a treatment. In the United States a rare disease is one that affects less than 200,000 people. However, roughly 25 to 30 million Americans are affected by a rare disease. Many of these diseases: May involve chronic illness, disability, and… Read More »

Posted in: Health Literacy/Consumer Health, Health Observances

Feb

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Love Your Data Week, Day 5: Rescuing Unloved Data

Posted by on February 17th, 2017 0 comments

How do data become unloved?  We data users don’t love data that are messy, poorly documented, incomplete, or unwieldy, to name just a few frustrations.  However, one important way that data become unloved is that they are just plain old.  Older data tend not to be machine-readable, which can pretty much be the kiss of… Read More »

Posted in: Data Science, News From NNLM PNR

Feb

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Announcing New Funding Opportunities

Posted by on February 16th, 2017 0 comments

The NN/LM PNR will announce new funding opportunities in the Spring of 2017, for projects to begin after May 1, 2017. Applications submitted by April 14, 2017  will receive fullest consideration and will be reviewed on a first come first serve basis. Pending budget availability, new funding opportunities will include: Community Health Outreach Award, two… Read More »

Posted in: Funding, News From NNLM PNR

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Love Your Data Week, Day 4: DataLumos

Posted by on February 16th, 2017 0 comments

The theme for Day 4 of “Love Your Data Week” is “Finding the Right Data”. There’s a lot of open national health data out there– Data.gov’s health portal, and the “Data and Tools” tab on the main page of the National Center for Health Statistics are good sources (also this list of open access data… Read More »

Posted in: Data Science, News From NNLM PNR

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