Saturday, May 29, 2010

Merck Manuals > Apple iPhone / iPod Touch Apps

The Merck Manual - Home Edition

The app provides quick and easy access to the Home Edition’s comprehensive and understandable medical information. It’s a “must-have” resource that puts the trusted medical reference at your fingertips.

New York Times Bestseller >This application is based on the New York Times bestseller that has sold over 4 million copies worldwide. The Home Edition features contributions from more than 300 independent physicians, all experts in their fields.

“Must-Have” Medical Reference

Put the trusted medical reference always at your fingertips ... while on the soccer field, a family vacation, a business trip abroad or getting ready to see a physician. The app has an easy-to-use interface for finding the right information quickly.

Trusted, Comprehensive and Understandable

Written in everyday language, the Home Edition is based on the professional version of The Merck Manual which has been trusted by doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals for over a century.

Designed for the iPhone & iPod touch

Designed specifically for the iPhone and iPod touch, the application is essential for everyone who needs to communicate effectively with a healthcare professional, understand a medical condition or learn more about medical terms, procedures and tests. An ‘Emergencies and Injuries’ section is accessible directly from the home screen.

For On-the-Go Consumers of Health Information

Key features of the application enable users to access the trusted content of the Home Edition anywhere (no Internet connection needed), use the full index, email a link to any topic, resize the text for easy reading, perform full text searches and bookmark favorite topics.


The Merck Manual - Professional Edition

“The Manual has always been highly regarded for its clarity and its focus on delivering just the right amount of information. This application now provides that information in a convenient form that will make it even more valuable for healthcare professionals on the go.” -- Robert S. Porter, MD, Editor-in-Chief
Trusted for Over a Century

For over 100 years, healthcare professionals have relied on The Merck Manual for essential information on diagnosing and treating medical disorders. It is the work of more than 300 independent contributors, all recognized experts in their fields.

Widely Used Medical Textbook

This Professional Edition application puts the widely used medical textbook at the healthcare professional’s fingertips, whenever and wherever it’s needed. Easily access the breath and depth of The Merck Manual’s content.

Trusted Reference

The trusted content of the Professional Edition addresses thousands of diseases and treatments, features clinical approaches to each category of disorder, and provides specific guidance on patient evaluation.

Designed for the iPhone & iPod touch

Designed specifically for the iPhone and iPod touch, this application preserves the quality of The Merck Manual content while creating a simple and appealing user experience. Information on patient symptoms is accessible directly from the home screen.

For Healthcare Professionals On The Go

The application enables users to access the content of the Professional Edition anywhere (no Internet connection needed), use the full index, email a link to any topic, resize the text for easy reading, perform full text searches and bookmark favorite topics. This Professional Edition application does not require visiting another site for registration, subscription or software downloads.

The Merck Manual - Home Edition / $9.99 USD

The Merck Manual - Professional Edition / $29.99 USD



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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Koç University > AnyTime / AnyWhere > LEARNING > Education In The > iPhone Age >

Library Seminar: Mobile Learning and Libraries

Anytime / Anywhere Learning> Libraries in the Age of the iPhone

Speaker: Gerard McKiernan

Seminars in English and not translated.

Below you will find the seminar program.


Since 1987, Gerard McKiernan at Iowa State University Library collection development in the field of engineering, responsible for user training and advisory services has been working as a librarian. World-renowned "Mobile Learning, Libraries and Technologies" to blog ( for research on mobile technologies, initiatives and projects to follow, and they provide information about their applications in environmental education.

Gerard, undergraduate degree in Anthropology City University of New York, Lehman College, master's degree in the field of librarianship from the University of Illinois-Urbana-Campaign has received.


In this seminar today in mobile patients, education and information resources and services anytime, anywhere access to all the many initiatives and projects will be mentioned. Moreover, the rapid expansion of the mobile environment with educational institutions and departments facing or may face challenges and opportunities will be reviewed.


April 30, 2010, Friday

2:00 p.m. to 14:30 Tea - Coffee
14:30 to 15:30 Presentation
15:30 to 16:30 Questions - Answers & Closing


Koc University Council Hall, Highway 34 450 Rumelifeneri Sarıyer

RSVP: 0212 338 1317

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At ~ 120 PPT Slides Available ~ gerrymck / AnyTimeAnyWhere.ppt

I Am Most Thankful To

Dr. Didar Baire, Library Director
Dish Akbaytürk tuba, Associate Director

 Suna Kıraç Library / Koc University

! For Their Kind Invitation, Generosity, and Hospitality !

> The Mobile Campus > Higher Education In The > iPhone Age >

Iowa State University / Spring 2010 / Library Seminar / March 31

Since 2004 the New Media Consortium (NMC) has profiled select emerging technologies and practices that an advisory board predicts will enter mainstream use in learning-focused organizations over the next one to five years. For several years, the adoption and use of mobile devices and services have been featured in its annual Horizon Report.

In this presentation, we will review the mobile phenomenon and profile a wide array of initiatives and projects that offer anytime/anywhere access to a variety of educational and information resources, services, and sources. We will conclude with a review of current and potential challenges and opportunities that institutions and their departments face in the ever-expanding mobile environment.

PPT Slides (~80) Available At

Friday, May 14, 2010

FREE > The Future is Mobile: an OCLC/Library Journal Online Symposium > May 20 2010 > 1 PM TO 4 PM EDT

The future of information services and mobile technology is tightly intertwined. That’s why OCLC and Library Journal have come together to present a free online symposium on the future of mobile. Join our panel of mobile industry experts and librarians to find out how upcoming mobile trends will impact your library, your users and our culture.
  • How will better connection speeds affect services and functions?
  • What will the rise of the smartphone mean to personal computing?
  • How will upcoming mobile trends impact your library, your users, and our culture?


>>>  Schedule <<<

1:00 to 1:15  >  Welcome and introductions from OCLC and Library Journal

1:15 to 1:45  > Session 1: Lindsay Notwell, Verizon Wireless

1:45 to 2:00  > Audience discussion and response via chat/Twitter / Questions from the mobile technology bullpen librarians and panelists

2:00 to 2:30  > Session 2: Sarah Allen, Blazing Cloud, Inc.

2:30 to 2:45 > Audience discussion and response via chat/Twitter  Questions from the mobile technology bullpen librarians and panelists

2:45 to 3:15  > Session 3: Jack Mason, IBM

3:15 to 3:30  > Audience discussion and response via chat/Twitter / Questions from the mobile technology bullpen librarians and panelists

3:30 to 4:00  > Reflections, discussion, responses, and action planning for your library


> Speakers


> Panelists



Join us for "The Future is Mobile," a free online symposium sponsored by OCLC and Library Journal on Thursday, May 20, 2010. Hear from industry experts and leading voices from across the library spectrum during this afternoon of free Webinar presentations and panel discussions. Come learn about how upcoming mobile trends will impact your library, your users, and our culture. No travel, no cost, just insight.

Date > Thursday, May 20, 2010
Time > 1:00 – 4:00 PM Eastern (10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific)

!!! Please remember to adjust this time for your time zone !!!


Follow the discussion on Twitter >  #fomo10

>>> Recording Now Available <<<

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

FREE Webinar > Unleash The Power Of Student Engagement With Mobile Technologies > May 27 2010 > 2 PM EDT

Today's emphasis on student engagement is encouraging schools everywhere to find new and better ways to connect with students. In this information-packed session led by Jim Till, VP of Blackboard Connect and John Dennett, Director of Solutions Engineering at Blackboard, we will explore how a variety of institutions have improved student engagement through the use of mobile technologies.

This seminar will explore new methods to exploit existing communications technologies, and will also discuss how new mobile services can reach students where they are "living" online or on mobile devices. Learn from real-world examples from higher education institutions, and help advance your institution's ability to enhance student engagement and success.

Date: May 27, 2010 / Time: 2:00 pm EDT / 11:00 am PST / Duration: One hour (15 mins for Q&A)

In this webinar, attendees will learn:
  • How peer institutions are successfully nurturing student engagement using mobile technologies
  • Best practices and benchmarks for evolving student interaction at your university
  • A framework of student engagement from simple “push” emergency notifications to predictive, on-demand segmented engagement based on data
  • How both mass notification services and mobile applications can work in concert to mobilize and inform students
  • The state of mobile learning in higher education today
 Webinar Speakers:
  • Jim Till  / Vice President of Product Marketing  / Blackboard Connect
  • Liam Ferris  / Solutions Engineer . Blackboard North American Higher Education



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