Join the “msklibrary” on Instagram!

A picture is worth a thousand words. The “msklibrary” is now on Instagram and we are delighted to showcase daily photos of the past, present, and future! We know this is going to be a memorable way to engage our library community and capture their attention through the photos we share. And hopefully, along the way these images will tell a story about the MSK Library, the content we provide access to, the services and resources we support, and most of all, our connections with individuals within and outside the Center.

So, don’t be shy, if you have an Instagram account, just search, find our handle and add us to your following list.  This is just another way to keep track about library and cancer-related happenings. And a fun way to interact with library staff.

The Library Website now includes links to our Instagram account in the Recent Blog Posts section (location: middle right of screen), as well as in the page footer.

We have just begun to promote our presence on Instagram and as of May 15, we have 118 followers, are following 274, and have 44 posts.  We look forward to see these numbers grow.

Donna Gibson
Director of Library Services

Check for Updates with CrossMark

You may have noticed that many journal publishers now include a CrossMark icon near the journal title of online articles and their PDF versions. For an example, see:

Paraskevaidi M, Martin-Hirsch PL, Martin FL. Need for early, minimally invasive cancer diagnosis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 Mar 12;116(11):4752.
doi: 10.1073/pnas.1817551116. Epub 2019 Feb 19. PubMed PMID: 30782793; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6421421, in HTML and PDF.

By clicking on the CrossMark icon, readers can immediately determine whether or not they are viewing the most up-to-date version of the article, whether updates exist, whether this article has had supplementary data added, has been corrected or retracted, etc. It basically “provides a standard way for readers to locate the authoritative version of a document”, as per one of the participating publishers.

CrossMark is an initiative of CrossRef, a not-for-profit membership organization that creates meta-data in order to make “research outputs easy to find, cite, link, and assess”. Participating member publishers pay a fee to incorporate CrossMark into their journals.

To learn more about CrossMark, please see this CrossRef-produced handout and short video (1:41).