Archive for May, 2009

UM Extends Partnership with Google

First, as an aside, read more about Google’s logo today.  I know I’m behind because I didn’t know anything about the Doodle4Google project, but I think kids are pretty amazing.

Now, down to other business.  University of Michigan is extending its partnership with Google in regards to the digitization of books.  I know that there are a lot of conflicting views about this partnership in the first place.  I’ve talked about this issue in a previous posting.  It looks like the University Library gets more “stuff” out of this extended agreement including but not limited to:

  • Authority to review institutional subscription pricing
  • Sharing of public domain works for non-commercial purposes
  • Sharing of public doman works for users with print disabilities

You can find more information about the amendment here.  Or if you’re the legal document type, you can read the amendment, itself.


May 21, 2009 at 5:41 pm Leave a comment

Microfluidic Lab-on-a-Chip

microfluidicI haven’t written about some of our new books lately, but I know that the Microfluidic Affinity Analysis post was pretty popular so here is a  new book discussing microfluidic lab-on-a-chip technologies called, Mircofluidic lab-on-a-chip for chemical and biological analysis and discovery by Paul Li. 

It’s available from the Art, Architecture and Engineering library, but you can use Mirlyn to have it sent to any library for pick up.  Here’s the full Mirlyn record

Good times.

May 12, 2009 at 2:03 pm Leave a comment

Bioinformatics Conferences

A list of upcoming bioinformatics conferences from Conference Alerts.

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