19 January 2006

Good News--and Bad--for Medical Librarians

First, the good news.
Miriam Geller, librarian in the radiology department, Children's Hospital Boston (Massachusetts, USA) was profiled in the Boston Globe online. "Anatomy of a Medical Librarian" is a very positive article. And fortunately, it mentions that she is a professional librarian and that she has a MLS from Simmons College.

URL: http://www.boston.com/news/globe/health_science/articles/2006/

Now, the bad.
"After 13 years of service, on January 1, 2006, Virtual Hospital / Virtual Children's Hospital, [one of] the Internet's first medical Web sites, ceased operations after serving over 80 million users, due to a lack of funding." It was a service of the University of Iowa, USA. However, much of the information remains on the site and its founder, Michael D'Alessandro, is now producing the Virtual Pediatric Hospital.

URLs: http://www.vh.org and http://www.virtualpediatrichospital.org

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