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APLIC Communicator Summer 2009 issue now available

The latest issue of APLIC’s newsletter, the APLIC Communicator, is now available on our web site.

This issue includes Kiet Bang’s president’s message, reports from the 2009 APLIC conference, APLIC’s new logo, and a preview of the SLA conference taking place next week in Washington, DC.

We hope you enjoy this issue, and the blog posts about the conference. Please comment on the blog, and if you are interested in writing for either the blog or the newsletter, please contact me or my co-editor Laurie Calhoun.

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Following up on the selection of a new tagline for APLIC –a global network of
population information professionals, the board asked the membership to choose between two proposed logo designs for the organization. The winner
(below) was unveiled at the Business meeting in Ann Arbor on April 29, 2009. Look forward to seeing it on all of our communications soon.
New APLIC Logo

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Coming Soon — New APLIC Logo Vote!

We will soon be sending out a survey to vote on the new APLIC logo.  It will come from SurveyMonkey and only go to active (currently paid) members. In order to participate, your contact information must be current.  Please confirm that Kiet Bang ( ) has the correct e-mail address for you (it may be different than the one you use to subscribe to the APLIC listserv).

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2008 business meeting notes

A draft of the notes from the 2008 business meeting held during the APLIC Annual Conference in New Orleans is now available.

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NIH Public Access mandate made permanent

The appropriations bill that President Obama signed earlier this week made the US National Institutes of Health Public Access mandate permanent (as reported on Library Journal‘s web site). The mandate requires research articles resulting from NIH-funded research to be made publicly available in PubMed Central within 12 months of publication.

APLIC members have been active in assisting researchers in their organizations in understanding and complying with the mandate. Lori Delaney has led an effort to compile information about the public access policies of select journals that publish population research. The journal policy database, updated this week, is available on the Carolina Population Center’s web site.

The CPC web site also includes a resource section dedicated to the public access policy. I created a similar guide for researchers at Penn State’s Population Research Institute, as have the University of Pennsylvania’s Population Research Center, the University of Wisconsin’s Center for Demography and Ecology, and the University of Washington’s Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology.

APLIC members: what are you doing to help people in your organization comply with the policy? Have you benefitted from the policy? Leave a comment on this post.

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CBS Sunday Morning highlights importance of archiving photos and moving images; Features Library of Congress digitization project

Bye, Tech: Dealing with Data Rot
CBS Sunday Morning, March 1, 2009

Sooner or later, it affects every audio recording, video recording and computer file. Contributor David Pogue looks at what happens when technological progress leaves your most precious memories and recordings behind.

Full story here and video here:

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New Collaborative Online Medical Encyclopedia

New Collaborative Online Medical Encyclopedia Launches

The Medpedia Project announced the public launch of the beta version of a technology platform for the worldwide health community. Harvard Medical School, Stanford School of Medicine, Berkeley School of Public Health, University of Michigan Medical School, and other leading global health organizations are contributing in various ways to Medpedia. The goal of The Medpedia Project is to create a new model of the way the world will assemble, maintain, critique, and access medical knowledge. It will, over time, be a repository of up-to-date, unbiased medical information, contributed and maintained by health experts around the world, and freely available to everyone.



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APLIC membership renewal reminder

It’s that time of year again – time to renew your APLIC-I membership for 2009. A printable renewal form can be found at or a downloadable pdf version can be found at . We hope you will continue your support of APLIC-I and renew your membership for 2009. Please be aware that the membership year is from January to December. Memberships will be active from the date of receipt of payment through December 2009.

Membership in APLIC-I offers:

  • Worldwide networking for the exchange of ideas, information and resources
  • Opportunities for continuing education and professional growth
  • Access to the very active and responsive APLIC-I listserve—the primary means of communication and community building among members
  • Open and collegial exchange of expertise, with a focus on helping members to build and expand their professional skills and knowledge

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APLIC Communicator Winter/Spring 2009 issue now available

The Winter/Spring 2009 issue of the APLIC Communicator, APLIC’s newsletter, is now available online. There is lots of news from APLIC: an announcement of the 2009 conference, a recap of the discussion about APLIC’s identity and future from last year’s conference, and our new tagline and blog. Enjoy!

Many thanks to my co-editor Laurie Calhoun, and the newsletter contributors (Lori Delaney, Kiet Bang, Joann Donatiello, and Yan Fu).

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Welcome to the APLIC Blog!

We’ll use the APLIC Blog to keep our members up to date with the latest about APLIC, libraries, information services, population, reproductive health, and other topics of interest.

The APLIC Blog will supplement our other communication channels: the APLIC Communicator and discussion lists.

You can read the blog on the web, or subscribe to our RSS feed. If you’re not sure what RSS is or how to use it, see this guide from BBC News.

The blog was created by the APLIC Communications Committee (Tara Murray, Kiet Bang, Laurie Calhoun, and Nykia Perez). We’d love to hear what you think! Leave a comment on this post, or email me. If you’re an APLIC member and would like to contribute as a blogger, please let me know.

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