Submit Your Photos for the ICS 25th Anniversary!

Please take a moment and email any photos you have of ICS activities or events, ICS members past & present, or you somewhere international engaged in librarianship, training, or information sharing.  Please include a short description of the photos. These photos will be used to celebrate the 25 years of ICS throughout the rest of 2014 both at MLA 2014 and on our website.

Please upload your photos and brief description to the ICS’s page on Flickr and tag them with mlaics.

A great example is from our current Secretary/Treasurer and Chair-Elect, Megan von Isenburg’s trip to Tanzania in 2011.

My week at the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center Library reinforced the importance of international cooperation. High quality health information is important everywhere!

~Megan von Isenburg,  pictured with Neema Mosha

StandardHealth app

Northwestern freshman creates health care app focused on developing countries

The Daily Northwester | April 8, 2014 | Olivia Exstrum

A Northwestern University freshman and a team of students at several universities across the nation developed an app, StandardHealth, that provides health and medical information through SMS text messaging in an effort to create easily accessible health-related data, primarily for individuals in developing countries.

Although the app doesn’t have the ability to give treatment or treatment advice, it is composed of three components: a health information database, a health information logger and electronic health records. The health information database is focused on presenting information through CrowdSourceMed, a program currently being developed which provides crowd sourced medical explanations and definitions in a variety of languages.