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  1. Miles, A. (2012). MLA Member Spotlight: Alisha H. Miles, AHIP. MLA News, June/July; 52(6), 10-11.
  2. Miles, A (2011). PubMed HealthJournal of the Medical Library Association, July; 99(3): 265–266.
    1. Since its mysterious appearance in Google search results, PubMed Health has been a notable topic among medical librarians and the blogging community. In August 2010, the MidContinental Region News [1] announced the new PubMed Health resource from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), which was quickly followed by a post from The Krafty Librarian [2]; however, no official announcement was made about this new resource. Then, PubMed Health appeared as the number one Google search result for medications starting in August 2010 and made a bigger appearance in February 2011 [3], creating several questions among the blogging community. With still no official announcement, the blogging community was left to fill in the gaps [4]. The sudden arrival of this new resource created a flurry of questions, followed by uncertainty until finally NCBI tweeted [5] about the new PubMed Health on March 2, 2011, with a link to the newly released home page.
  3. Miles, A. (2009). RIP RSS: Reviving Innovative Programs through Really Savvy ServicesJournal of Hospital Librarianship, 9: 425-32.
    1. The medical and library literature is saturated with articles on the benefits and basic use of RSS; yet, just as the technology was starting to take hold in the medical field, it has simultaneously been declared ‘dead on arrival.’ This article seeks to revive hope for RSS by documenting, among other cases, unconventional projects such as University Hospitals Case Medical Center’s use of the technology to solve a problem involving a Web site redesign project. Additional uses discussed will include using RSS for displaying literature searches and grant information.

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