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Posts by archive: August 2017

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Solar Eclipse Safety

Posted by on August 14th, 2017 0 comments

Everyone is gearing up for the big solar eclipse happening August 21. Many libraries have been gathering information as well as planning activities and programs for their communities. Why the hoopla?! Well, last time the United States experienced a total solar eclipse was in 1991 in Hawaii.  And  it was in 1979 that the contiguous… Read More »

Posted in: Health Literacy/Consumer Health

Aug

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Opiate Addiction and Treatment Resources from the National Library of Medicine

Posted by on August 11th, 2017 0 comments

In response to the growing heroin epidemic in the United States, the National Library of Medicine’s Specialized Information Services has created a portal to provide resources and information on prescribing, overdose, medication-assisted treatment, and recovery. According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, addiction is defined as: “A primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation,… Read More »

Posted in: News from NLM, Public Health

Aug

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“Calling BS in the Age of Big Data”, next PNR Rendezvous

Posted by on August 9th, 2017 0 comments

Our digital worlds are inundated with misinformation, data manipulations and outright lies. In this webinar session, we will look at common pitfalls specifically around information visualization. Our presenter, Jevin West, will have us examine different ways that information can be misrepresented with figures and graphs. “Calling BS in the Age of Big Data” will build… Read More »

Posted in: Data Science, Health Literacy/Consumer Health, Training & Education

Aug

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Persistent Identifiers

Posted by on August 9th, 2017 0 comments

Have your researchers or other patrons ever asked you how to create a “permanent,” persistent, or long-lasting  link to a webpage, data set, article, file, dissertation, or even a physical object? While there are several online options, two tools/services used by the University of Washington Libraries are listed below. Perma.cc is a free, online tool… Read More »

Posted in: Data Science, Technology

Aug

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It’s Getting Hot Out There!

Posted by on August 4th, 2017 0 comments

It’s heating up here in Seattle and most parts of the Pacific Northwest with temperatures reaching triple digits in some areas. It’s important to find relief by staying hydrated, staying out of the sun, and limiting activity. Older adults, young children, and those whose health is compromised should be especially careful. But everyone should take… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Health Literacy/Consumer Health

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