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Wikipedia Eliminating Encyclopedia Research Use

Information Graphic showing Wikipedia growth and the fall of Encyclopedia Brittanica popularity as they stop producing Print versions of their Encyclopedia in favour of continuing to supply knowledge via web based online Brittanica version.

Health Information Organizations Infastructure Conclusions

We have presented an expanded vision of how the organizational and technical infrastructure of HIOs (Health Information Organizations) could improve the efficiency and quality of public health reporting, facilitate public health investigation, improve emergency response, and enable public health to communicate information to the clinical community. We note that there are significant worries about the financial viability of some HIOs,[ 53] some notable failures,[ 54-57] and much concern about developing business models for HIO sustainability.[ 58] These issues notwithstanding, there were 193 HIO projects at various stages of development in 48 states, including 42 that were operational at the time of a 2009 survey.[ 6] In addition, new models for health information exchange are being developed to augment regional health information organization efforts, such as the Nationwide Health Information Network Direct Project (available at:

Better Public Health with Improved Health Information Exchange

Public health relies on data reported by health care partners, and information technology makes such reporting easier than ever. However, data are often structured according to a variety of different terminologies and formats, making data interfaces complex and costly.
As one strategy to address these challenges, health information organizations (HIOs) have been established to allow secure, integrated sharing of clinical information among numerous stakeholders, including clinical partners and public health, through health information exchange (HIE).

Information Literacy Life Skills

Information Literacy is a skill that your rely on throughout life. This life skill to be Information Literate needs to be practised through information gathering,comparison and analysis. It is your right to understand and know as much as possible about the world and environment around you,so become Information Literate to ensure you can gather and use the knowledge freely available to you.

Laboratory Information Systems Software LIS

The decision to impliment a LABORATORY INFORMATION SYSTEM software application in your Medical Research Lab needs discussion with your organisation. The benefits of installing a LIS are that it will aid in your transmition, storage and the analysation of your data.


COMMUNITIES AND LIBRARIES: An Advocacy Training Program that enabled eight states to strengthen library advocacy within local communities is being expanded with additional funding from the Viburnum Foundation.  All states are being solicited by Libraries for the Future to apply for participation in Phase II of the program.  Eight states (a mix of original and new participants) will be selected for the second phase, which will build on the lessons learned during the initial program.

Tips for Wanna-be Librarians

Few years back, a reputed librarian shared her from the exhibit halls at the ACRL ( Association of College and Research Libraries) Conference in Denver. At these time these tips seem invaluable, practiced and proved. Though changed in nature over the time. She shared- a modern perspective (for that era), highly selective, completely subjective list of what’s new and what’s cool in library technology – in quite informal fashion culled from her visits to the exhibit hall at the ALA Annual Conference in Atlanta.

Information & Knowledge Management: Organizational Perspective

The Revolution that occurred in the field of information science during the decade of the 90s, due to integration with the Process of Management Sciences, Information Technologies and Communication- led the transformation of concepts, methods and means, to fulfill broader functions of the institutions of Regarding information its organizational and social environment. Many terms belonging to the respective thesauri science and technologies that were integrated, entered a conceptual integration and


Illiteracy is a universal problem, and even Europe and America arc not free from this scourge. Illiteracy is not a problem peculiar to South Asia. It is estimated that in 1995 there were 885.1 millions of illiterate people in the world.1 In the 25th September 1989 issue of Newsweek, an article titled “When Europeans can not read” reported that 16 million Europeans are illiterates.