One Laptop Per Child to receive contribution for each ClinicalKey search conducted at Medical Library Association conference, May 4-7
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced a charitable donation toÂ One Laptop Per ChildÂ (OLPC), a non-profit organization whose mission is to help provide every child in the world access to a modern education.
For each search made on ClinicalKey at Elsevierâ€™s booth (#106) at theÂ Medical Library Association Annual (MLA) Meeting and ExhibitionÂ (May 4-7, Boston), Elsevier will donate $1 toward the purchase of up to 50 laptops for OLPC. ClinicalKey is Elsevierâ€™s â€œclinical insight engineâ€ which combines an extensive collection of medical content and a sophisticated search engine to provide clinicians with smarter, faster clinical answers.
â€œClinicalKey shares OLPCâ€™s vision of providing modern information connections for a modern education,â€ said Diane Bartoli, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Elsevierâ€™s clinical solutions business. â€œWe understand investing in education now is one way to help ensure excellence in healthcare in the future, a mission thatâ€™s close to our hearts. The children who receive these laptops may well become ClinicalKey users at some point, and weâ€™re honored to play some role in helping them on that journey.â€
OLPC works to empower the worldâ€™s poorest children through education, providing those in need with rugged, low-cost, low-power, connected laptops. In OLPCâ€™s first years, approximately two million previously marginalized children were given the opportunity to learn and transform their communities.
â€œWith access to this type of tool, children are engaged in their own education, and learn, share, and create together. They become connected to each other, to the world and to a brighter future,â€ said Rodrigo Arboleda, Chairman and CEO of OLPC. â€œLaptops are both a window and a tool: a window out to the world and a tool with which to think. They are a wonderful way for all children to learn through independent interaction and exploration.â€
To help contribute to One Laptop Per Child and learn more about ClinicalKey, simply come search on ClinicalKey in the Elsevier booth (#106) at the MLA annual meeting.
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Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, includingÂ The LancetandÂ Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevierâ€™s online solutions includeÂ ScienceDirect,Â Scopus,Reaxys,Â ClinicalKeyÂ andÂ Mosbyâ€™s Suite, which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, and theÂ SciVal suiteÂ andÂ MEDaiâ€™s Pinpoint Review, which help research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.
A global business headquartered in Amsterdam,Â ElsevierÂ employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part ofÂ Reed Elsevier Group plc, a world leading provider of professional information solutions. The group employs more than 30,000 people, including more than 15,000 in North America. Reed Elsevier Group plc is owned equally by two parent companies, Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. Their shares are traded on the London, Amsterdam and New York Stock Exchanges using the following ticker symbols: London: REL; Amsterdam: REN; New York: RUK and ENL.