Thursday, January 05, 2006

Call to authors for 2006: MLA (Medical Library Association) News technology section

Call to authors for 2006: MLA (Medical Library Association) News technology section

The technology section of the Medical Library Association’s MLA News seeks authors for upcoming issues in 2006. Submissions can be in either of two formats:

* INTERNET RESOURCES columns are annotated subject lists of Web resources on topics of interest to health science librarians and patrons. These can be health-, technology-, or information science-related. Columns generally contain six to 10 URLs, with one- to three- sentence annotations each. Total length: 400-500 words.

Examples of Internet Resources topics recently published or currently in development include:
- Toxicology
- Health technology assessment
- Health literacy for seniors
- Bariatrics

* TECHNOLOGY articles can be written as case studies, reviews, or "state of the technology" pieces. Total length: 450-500 words. Recent and upcoming topics include:
- Digital object identifiers (DOIDs)
- ASP scripts/E-journals
- RSS feeds
- Federated searching

Technology topics of interest for 2006 include:
- Interactive online modules for bibliographic instruction
- Virtual reference update
- Folksonomy (socially-created metadata)
- Internet2 and libraries

These are suggestions; all topics are welcome and will be seriously considered. Please e-mail me with your ideas and a brief statement of affiliation or qualifications.

Thanks so much for your consideration.

URL & More Information:

Pat Weiss
Technology Co-Editor
MLA News