My real name is Jacqueline. I have a PhD in Medical Biology and followed a post-doc course documentary information science (1994-1995). For the last 5 years I work as a medical information specialist at an academic hospital.
This blog was started as part of the online course SPOETNIK on NEW (web 2.0) internet communication methods for librarians. I chose the name Laika Spoetnik as a pseudonym, Laika being the first earthling launched into orbit (with Spoetnik II) as kind of an pioneering experiment. One of the reasons I chose this name was I only saw the blog as an experiment, but now I seem yo be irreversibly(?) infected by the blogvirus.
In the beginning I only blogged the course exercises (web 2.0 tools). I will continue to do so, but the emphasis of my blog will be anything related to medical librarianship, medical information, EBM, Cochrane Collaboration, etc.
I will also write about other things that interest me, like science and medicine (especially my previous specialties), sports, food and patient-oriented matter. For personal reasons I’m specifically interested in Sheehan’s syndrome or postpartum hypopituitarism, and Addison’s Disease.
Views or opinions expressed on this page are those of the blogger Laika and do not reflect views of her employers.