Monday, June 25, 2012

Week two chat on Thursday: eScience

Edit: Transcript available at Storify emerging at

We had a great turnout for the inaugural Twitter chat last week and are going to stick with the same time of Thursday nights from here on out.

The topic for Thursday, June 28 2012 at 6pm Pacific/9pm Eastern is eScience thanks to a combination of survey interest and emerging conversation during the inaugural chat. Sally Gore (@mandosally), Head of Research and Scholarly Communication Services, Lamar Soutter Library at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, will be on hand to help us get from nebulous to knowledgeable about it! Edit: check out  the e-Science Portal for New England Librarians ahead of time. It won't kick you out for being from a different region!

We are sorry about that chat being around 3am for our European colleagues though. Unfortunately the poll results were very clear that a chat during North American business/European evening hours can't work out for the majority of respondents. Why not start up a #medlibs European time chat? It's very easy to add another author to this chat blog, run transcripts from #medlibs on Symplur and set an additional time in the calendar. Just let Nikki (@eagledawg) know!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Week one chat on Thursday

Edit: Transcript at, or a focused story arranged by topics covered is on Storify

The results are in!

When: Thursday, June 21st at 6pm Pacific/9pm Eastern (what time is that for me?)

Where: Wherever you happen to be on Twitter!

Who's on first? Herded Moderated by Nikki Dettmar @eagledawg

What's on second? The Abbott & Costello baseball sketch wasn't enough of a clue?

Let's warm up by discussing our top takeaways from the Medical Library Association meeting last month - What's sticking with you a month later?  What changes have you started exploring as a result of who you networked with or what you learned? What's next? 

I don't know who's on third, how does a Twitter hashtag chat work? 
  1. Watch #medlibs using your favorite third party platform, such as TweetChat, or go to and enter #medlibs
  2. Participate by including #medlibs in your tweets. If you have a public account, others will see your tweets even if they don't follow you thanks to using the hashtag. 
  3. Relax! This isn't A Presentation and more like chatting over drinks after a meeting (one of you recommended some wine & I think that's a fabulous idea). Just dive in, we're all in this together! 
  4. If you're concerned about adding a lot of 'noise' to your Twitter account, feel free to start your tweets @medlibs (that's a group tweet account) but be sure to also include #medlibs
  5. Need more help? TweetChat is covered in this video

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

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