“You are creating your competition”

“You are creating your competition”

Years ago, when I had just started freelancing after three library jobs, one of my activities was training doctors (any health professional) in using the Internet for professional activities. PubMed had not yet become public and free, so I used to teach one of the Medline services called "PaperChase" which was affordable then. I also used to do literature searches for those who needed literature and were not confident of doing it for themselves. At that time a doctor asked me "You are teaching people to do their searches and you are also doing it for them. Are you not…
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Researchers / Undergraduate students and Feedback for our courses

Researchers / Undergraduate students and Feedback for our courses

In the last month for our first (Basic) courseĀ  we received the following two feedback statements - one from a UG student and one from a research professional Feedback 1 "Thank you for your initiative. I wish I had come across this site a lot earlier" Feedback 2 "The course was taught well. just that some of it was too basic" One would automatically deduce the the UG student gave the first and that the researcher gave the second. Fact: It was just the opposite Our first course is really aimed at UG students as it teaches the absolute must…
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