Original Aussie geocaches

Inspired by the discussion on show 566 of the Podcacher podcast about when and where the first of each type of geocache was placed, I decided to try and find this information out for Australian caches. The following list (from oldest to newest) shows the earliest currently active cache of … Continue reading

A week in the life of a medical librarian: day 5

Well, we’ve made it to the end of the week. It was another mixed bag today: One-and-a-half hours working on my presentation One-and-a-half hours updating our e-book holdings One hour on email Two hours working on our offsite access URLs Two hours troubleshooting access to our e-journals So what did … Continue reading

A week in the life of a medical librarian: day 4

Another day where a lot of my time was spent working on our online resources: Three-and-a-half hours on the front desk (which includes some of the following) One hour providing EndNote training Two-and-a-half hours finishing a literature search Half an hour on emails Three-and-a-half hours doing various troubleshooting of online … Continue reading

A week in the life of a medical librarian: day 3

Well, there wasn’t much variety in my day today. Most of it involved working with our electronic resources. Three-and-a-half hours on the front desk (which includes some of the following) Two hours on a literature search One-and-a-half hours troubleshooting a problem linking from PubMed to some of our full-text journals … Continue reading

A week in the life of a medical librarian: day 2

So, here’s the second day of my working week. Three hours of meetings One-and-a-half hours checking the links for our offsite access authentication Half an hour on emails One hour on a new literature search Half an hour working on my presentation Half an hour on e-book usage statistics Schrodinger … Continue reading