Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Rehabilitation Encyclopedia from CIRRIE

The Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information & Exchange (CIRRIE) has developed a free online encyclopedia covering the field of rehabilitation. The articles, offered in in English, French and Spanish, are extensive and are aimed at "researchers, professionals, students, persons with disabilities, and the general public." It is supported by a grant from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research.

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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Demise of Delicious -- not yet!

If you have taken advantage of Delicious, the bookmarking site that enables you to reach your bookmarks from any computer, you will be sorry to hear that Yahoo intends to discontinue the service. However, Delicious later on the 17th reported it will not shut down and is looking for a new partner. This is an example of how things can change suddenly in the land of Web 2.0.

To preserve your bookmarks, you can export them. The result will be a webpage that looks like a list of links. Your descriptions will be visible, but not the subject tags. Tags are captured by the export, they are just not visible (right click and look at the Notepad source information). However, you will no longer be able to reach any bundles.

Although a number of alternatives have been mentioned, none yet appear to offer as many features. Possible options mentioned by others, but I have not studied any of them:

Friday, December 3, 2010

DART Opens Green and Orange Lines, Affecting Bus Routes

Major changes are happening in the DART transportation system on Monday, Dec. 6. The new Green Line will open, bringing public transportation to the northwestern part of the Dallas area. Sections of the Green Line and Red Line will be served by Orange Line trains during heavy weekday rush hour periods. Several of the new stops will have bus connections to the hospital (see the 29, 31, 409), or you can ride to the West End to connect with 2 options (29, 31). Check DART's Mobile Site for quick updates on bus locations.

For handouts on public transportation service to the hospital, see a link on the Medical Library home page.

Thanks for sharing, LA & KF!

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DART Mobile Site for Checking on Your Bus

If you have a smart phone you can use DART's Mobile Site to tell you what time the next bus is expected. Choose the bus stop Maple @ Oak Lawn. The screen even shows a little map of the last reported location for the bus!

This site can be viewed on a regular computer, but is designed for a phone. Really handy! Thanks for sharing, KF!

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