You may notice a few things are different about this issue
of ALN. You asked, and we listened. With this redesign, we
are now able to better serve you, our faithful readers. Here's
what we've changed:
New Content: From this issue forward, we'll sup-
ply you with focused content on Facility Design, Facility
Operations, Biomethodologies and Enrichment, Standards
and Regulations, Management and Training, and Tools and
Technology. Each article is labeled with a header, making
content easy to find.
New Columns: We've refreshed our list of columnists. Vivarium Pulse shows you
the latest trends in the animal science industry. Up and Running, starting with our
November/December 2014 issue, will provide you with the information you need
to keep vivarium operations running smoothly. Audience favorites, Ask Dr. Marty,
Tools for Training, and Updates from the ATA, will still be in every issue.
New Look: We've redesigned our pages to make everything easier to find,
including a new logo. Headers on each article make finding articles on a particu-
lar topic easy to find.
New Size: We're now at a smaller, more manageable size, by reader demand.
Gone are those enormous issues that take up too much real estate on your book-
shelves. Our new size even fits in a magazine box, making ALN easy to store for
those times when you need to refer back to past issues.
With all this talk of change, you may be worried that we've forgotten who we
are. Here's what we promise to still provide you with. We promise to continue to
provide you with the information you need on products and information to design,
build, equip, and operate research animal facilities. This includes information on
the latest technology, products, and equipment used in laboratory animal science.
We've been working very hard on this redesign in order to provide you with
the best ALN possible. Please feel free to tell me what you think at elizabeth.
FOCUS ON INNOVATION
The upcoming TurnKey Conference, held May 7–8, 2015, in beautiful San Diego,
CA, will focus on innovation. What does that mean? Wikipedia defines innovation as “finding a better way of doing something.” As always, the TurnKey
Conference will be two days of information that’s absolutely essential for anyone
building, renovating, or operating a laboratory animal facility. The conference
is designed to provide useful information and ideas on how to update or design
laboratories to be more efficient and economical, and how to avoid the common
pitfalls and costly mistakes.
With this year’s focus on innovation, the conference will present attendees
with the best, the newest, and the most creative ways laboratory animal science
is being done throughout the world. For more infomation or to register, go to
Welcome to the new ALN
FROM THE EDITOR | Elizabeth Doughman