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

Twitter activity at the MLA conference

The Medical Library Association (MLA) has just held its annual conference in Toronto, Canada. Being based in Australia means that it’s hard for me to attend, but the Twitter stream is a very useful way of keeping up with what’s going on at the conference. I thought I would use … Continue reading

Tinkering with R and Social Network Analysis

My interest in Social Network Analysis (SNA) began when I was studying the Data, Analytics, and Learning MOOC (DALMOOC) through edX a couple of years ago (see my posts from during the course here). During the course it was mentioned that Twitter lends itself to SNA, so I did some … Continue reading