National Network of Libraries of Medicine, nnlm.gov

National Network of Libraries of Medicine


nnlm.gov

Archives


nnlm home | About the archives

This page was archived on: Feb 07, 2014 | View page metadata
Document content is not current. Links may be broken.
[NN/LM SE/A Logo]

Inside this issue of SEA Currents

Hands on Health - SC: Leveraging Partnerships and Resources

Georgia Statewide AHEC Librarians Sponsor Cybercafe' - Your Connection to Global Resources

Release of the NC Health Info Web Site

NLM Internet2 Projects

Celebrating Older Americans' Month

AIDSinfo

Latest NLM Customer Service and Reference List of Online Resources

NLM Associate Fellowship Program

What's New at NLM, NNLM and Their Partners

NLM Application of 2002 AACR2 Amendements

In every issue:

Table of Contents for the NLM Technical Bulletin
Upcoming Events - February 2003 - June 2003
Publication Information

NOTE: This is a newsletter. The links and information are up to date when published and are NOT updated after the published date.

SEA Currents

SEA Currents Volume 21, Number 1 -- January/February 2003

SEA Currents is a bimonthly publication of the Southeastern/Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

Hands on Health - SC: Leveraging Partnerships and Resources

Janice C. May, MPA, Hands on Health - SC Project Coordinator;
Nancy McKeehan, MSLS, Hands on Health - SC Project Manager.
Library, Medical University of South Carolina

In September, the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Library introduced Hands on Health-SC (http://www.handsonhealth-sc.org/), a consumer health Web site. Funded by the Duke Endowment, Hands on Health-SC differs from other consumer health Web sites by specifically targeting important South Carolina health issues. The mission is to improve the health of individuals and communities in the state by promoting healthy lifestyles.

The Library's formal partners in this project are the Library of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, the South Carolina State Library and the South Carolina Hospital Association. But additional partnerships and collaborations with others working for better health in South Carolina are important to the Hands on Health-SC project. Even before the Web site was a reality, we began exhibiting at meetings throughout the state to talk with people about our plans and hopes for the Web site. As we spoke with librarians, school nurses, environmental and rural health professionals, and community activists, we learned about their information needs and they learned about an opportunity and means to get information to citizens across the state.

We are working with academic-, library-, church-, and community-based groups. Our strategy is to leverage the activities, efforts, and funding of many projects to expand the impact and reach of each. For example, the Health-E-AME project is a partnership between the Medical University and the AME (African Methodist Episcopal) churches of South Carolina, with an estimated membership of over 210,000. Multi-year funding for Health-E-AME projects has come from the Department of Defense and the Centers for Disease Control. The focus is to improve the health of AME parishioners through special programs targeted to identified health needs. The Hands on Health project manager serves on the Health-E-AME advisory committee, the library hosts and manages the Health-E-AME Web site (http://health-e-ame.com) and the Hands on Health-SC Web site serves as the broader consumer health information resource for this project. The library has also loaned surplus computers to district churches and will train district medical directors to effectively search the Web and to find health information.

Hands on Health-SC features personal stories of South Carolinians who are living successfully with chronic diseases or who have faced serious illness, but survived and continue to live healthy, full lives. These narratives help demonstrate how to manage and control illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer while introducing the consumer to health resources available to them. The subject of one of these stories has received at least one note from someone undergoing treatment. The story gave the patient encouragement to "strengthen my inner resolve to fight the disease and help me get through this most difficult period of my life."

With additional funding from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine®, the Library's Public Information & Community Outreach Division will be adding more personal health narratives from people around the state. The connections we have made with other groups working in the state will be valuable resources for identifying subjects to interview.

One of our earliest and most active partnerships is with the Healthcare Pathways students at North Charleston High School. This collaboration grew out of the library's involvement with the Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, which seeks ways to improve the quality of education in the region. Hands on Health Coordinator, Janice May, has been working with the Pathways administrators, teachers, and students for two years. We benefit by the participation of teenagers in the development of the Teen and Kids sections of the Web site. The students benefit from workshops we provide and field trips to the MUSC library and hospital, where they are exposed to the atmosphere of an academic health center. MUSC librarians taught the students how to search for health information and to evaluate the quality of that information. The students then identified, evaluated, and recommended Web sites for the Teens and Kids sections of Hands on Health. In the future, the students will field test the site with their peers at school and, as a class assignment, they will teach their parents, grandparents or other adult family members how to find quality health information on the Web, using the Hands on Health site.

A primary aim of the Hands on Health-SC Web site is to bring information about health care resources to citizens. To further this goal a partnership with Dr. Carlos Salinas in MUSC's College of Dental Medicine has allowed us to create a unique dental directory which lists all South Carolina dentists who will work on patients with special needs. In 2001, this directory was distributed in print format to dentists in South Carolina. Hands on Health-SC programmers and designers have transitioned the directory to Web delivery. People can search this database by condition (asthma, autism, deafness, etc.), age of patient, special accommodations needed, even by language to locate dental care for special needs patients. This collaboration broadens the impact and value of an excellent resource with limited distribution by making it available directly to the people who need the information it provides.

South Carolina is a small, largely rural state with a significant African American and growing Hispanic population. Health disparity is a major problem, evidenced by lack of access to healthcare resources and maldistribution of chronic health problems among minority groups. New partnerships for Hands on Health-SC focus directly on responding to the need to address health disparities. MUSC and South Carolina State University (SCSU) have recently been awarded a large grant from the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities to establish an EXPORT Center on Metabolic Syndrome and Minority Health. Hands on Health staff will work with extension agents at SCSU to identify rural health issues and train both the agents and the people they serve to use the Web and Hands on Health-SC to find useful information. Interaction with these citizen groups will help us further develop the Hands on Health-SC Web site.

Non-traditional partnerships and non-traditional funding sources are taking the academic health sciences library at MUSC beyond the campus and beyond our traditional user groups. These opportunities are reinvigorating the staff, giving us a new sense of purpose as we work directly with citizens and organizations to improve the health and well-being of South Carolinians.

Next Article

This issue as one page SEA Currents Archives (Previous Issues)

NOTE: This is a newsletter. The links and information are up to date when published and are NOT updated after the published date.

Link to single article Back to issue index


[NN/LM SEA Logo]

Inside this issue of SEA Currents

Hands on Health - SC: Leveraging Partnerships and Resources

Georgia Statewide AHEC Librarians Sponsor Cybercafe' - Your Connection to Global Resources

Release of the NC Health Info Web Site

NLM Internet2 Projects

Celebrating Older Americans' Month

AIDSinfo

Latest NLM Customer Service and Reference List of Online Resources

NLM Associate Fellowship Program

What's New at NLM, NNLM and Their Partners

NLM Application of 2002 AACR2 Amendments

In every issue:

Table of Contents for the NLM Technical Bulletin
Upcoming Events - February 2003 - June 2003
Publication Information

Back to issue as one page

SEA Currents

SEA Currents Volume 21, Number 1 -- January/February 2003

SEA Currents is a bimonthly publication of the Southeastern/Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

Georgia Statewide AHEC Librarians Sponsor Cyber Café - Your Connection to Global Resources

by Susan Poorbaugh, Assistant Director Learning Resource Center, Georgia Statewide AHEC, http://www.mcg.edu/AHEC/index.html

An NNLM®/SEA Technology Conference Award allowed the Learning Resource Center from the Georgia Statewide AHEC Network to host a cyber café at the Georgia Public Health Association's 73rd annual meeting in Atlanta. The theme of the meeting, Partnerships in Action: Connecting Globally, Responding Locally, offered an ideal atmosphere for a cyber caf�. Through this exhibit, we aimed to increase the knowledge of the public health professional, to offer future services through the Statewide AHEC Network, and to showcase NLM® databases and services. AHEC LRC Coordinators from the Program Office, Mercer University Medical School Library, Blue Ridge, Magnolia Coastlands and Three Rivers AHEC participated as exhibitors.

Live Internet connections were provided for training and demonstrations. Our training focused on highlighting two major NLM information resources, MedlinePlus ® and PubMed ®. For those who were unaware of these resources we hoped to expose them to their usefulness. For those who were familiar with the databases, but were not sure of how to use them, we spent time demonstrating, and answering questions they had about them. A webiliography of useful public health websites, including websites for information specific to Georgia, was distributed.

Approximately 604 public health professionals from the state of Georgia attended this conference. These professionals are among those from the rural, underserved areas who need accessible, quality health information, and this venue was ideal for providing directions on how to find it. From evaluations, sign-in sheets, and webliographies (http://www.mcg.edu/ahec/publichealth.htm)distributed, we are certain we "touched" about 200 participants. The numbers are higher because many did not sign-in or complete an evaluation.

Overall, our cyber caf�/exhibit was well received by the conference organizers and attendees. In fact, at least two groups of participants ask us about providing training on finding health information in their area of the state. The Executive Director of the Georgia Public Health Association encouraged us to present in a similar fashion at next annual meeting to be held in Augusta, offering a letter of support. We were very pleased with this project and agreed that we would be very interested in doing a similar exhibit if we can obtain funding for it. The experience gave each of AHEC LRC or Outreach Librarian an opportunity to promote valuable information resources with health professionals from across the state, and it provided each of us with a chance to work together as members of a statewide network.

Next Article

This issue as one page SEA Currents Archives (Previous Issues)

NOTE: This is a newsletter. The links and information are up to date when published and are NOT updated after the published date.

Link to single article Back to issue index

blue text decoration transparent text decoration blue text decoration transparent text decoration blue text decoration transparent text decoration blue text decoration transparent text decoration blue text decoration

[NN/LM SEA Logo]

Inside this issue of SEA Currents

Hands on Health - SC: Leveraging Partnerships and Resources

Georgia Statewide AHEC Librarians Sponsor Cybercafe' - Your Connection to Global Resources

Release of the NC Health Info Web Site

NLM Internet2 Projects

Celebrating Older Americans' Month

AIDSinfo

Latest NLM Customer Service and Reference List of Online Resources

NLM Associate Fellowship Program

What's New at NLM, NNLM and Their Partners

NLM Application of 2002 AACR2 Amendments

In every issue:

Table of Contents for the NLM Technical Bulletin
Upcoming Events - February 2003 - June 2003
Publication Information

Back to issue as one page

SEA Currents

SEA Currents Volume 21, Number 1 -- January/February 2003

SEA Currents is a bimonthly publication of the Southeastern/Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

Release of the NC Health Info Web Site

http://nchealthinfo.org

NC Health Info offers access to web sites of local health services, providers, and programs serving residents of North Carolina.

Through its connection with MedlinePlus , a service of the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, users of the site can get information about conditions, diseases and wellness, and find web sites of local health services, programs and providers throughout North Carolina.

NCHealthInfo hopes you will take a look at this web site and help develop it further. The initial collection includes about 1400 local health web sites for North Carolina health concerns, providers of health care services, and programs, and more. There are lots of web sites that should be added as NCHealthInfo grows, and your suggestions are welcomed.

How to help:

  1. Please consider adding a link to NC Health Info from your organization's web site.
    Links to the site will help give it visibility and incoming web traffic. For information on how to link, see http://nchealthinfo.org/linking.cfm

  2. Tell about any web sites you think should be included.
    Use "Suggest A Site" to send any web sites you recommend including in NC Health Info.

  3. Let us know any feedback you have, especiallly "success stories" or anecdotes from users.
    We are looking for as many real, live stories from experience that we can refer to in press releases. Yes, we are looking for testimonials from real people-- not celebrities!

Please tell us if you have had a successful experience (or otherwise) using NC Health Info. Please take a look and let us know what you think-- we look forward to hearing from you.

NC Health Info team
NC Health Info http://nchealthinfo.org
Health Sciences Library CB #7585
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill NC 27599-7585

Next Article

This issue as one page SEA Currents Archives (Previous Issues)

NOTE: This is a newsletter. The links and information are up to date when published and are NOT updated after the published date.

Link to single article Back to issue index

blue text decoration transparent text decoration blue text decoration transparent text decoration blue text decoration transparent text decoration blue text decoration transparent text decoration blue text decoration

[NN/LM SEA Logo]

Inside this issue of SEA Currents

Hands on Health - SC: Leveraging Partnerships and Resources

Georgia Statewide AHEC Librarians Sponsor Cybercafe' - Your Connection to Global Resources

Release of the NC Health Info Web Site

NLM Internet2 Projects

Celebrating Older Americans' Month

AIDSinfo

Latest NLM Customer Service and Reference List of Online Resources

NLM Associate Fellowship Program

What's New at NLM, NNLM and Their Partners

NLM Application of 2002 AACR2 Amendments

In every issue:

Table of Contents for the NLM Technical Bulletin
Upcoming Events - February 2003 - June 2003
Publication Information

Back to issue as one page

SEA Currents

SEA Currents Volume 21, Number 1 -- January/February 2003

SEA Currents is a bimonthly publication of the Southeastern/Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

NLM Internet2 Project

National Library of Medicine® Unveils Vast Potential of Internet2 for Improving Delivery of Health Care: Advanced Computer Networks Will Help Treat Disease
NLM Press Release www.nlm.nih.gov/news/press_releases/prevpress.html
(301) 496-6308 - publicinfo@nlm.nih.gov

"Computers are rapidly revolutionizing how medicine is taught and practiced in the United States and throughout the world," according to Donald A.B. Lindberg, M.D., Director of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the nation's leading government agency in the use of information technology and the Internet for health care. "Recently, the public got to preview what is coming through the digital pipeline, Internet2, as it relates to the improvement of health care," said Dr. Lindberg. "You'll get a clue to the future practice of medicine."

Demonstrations of the newest, fastest Internet technology and its potential for improving the delivery of health care in America took place on December 3, 2002 in a VIP/Press Briefing in McCormick Place during the annual Radiological Society of North American (RSNA) meeting. Chicago's Metropolitan Research and Education Network provided the high speed link from McCormick Place to the Internet 2 backbone that allowed radiologists and interested press to actually sit down at the keyboard and get hands-on experience with high-performance networking applications that show promise in our fight against breast cancer and other diseases. Attendees also saw how new technology converts 2-dimensional images into 3-dimensions, thus permitting surgeons to rehearse patient-specific surgery; how sophisticated video-conferencing can be used for collaboration and education; and how advanced networks make possible the storage and retrieval of vast amounts of vital medical information across multiple sites in ways never before possible.

"This is the brave new world of Internet 2," said Doug Van Houweling, the President and CEO of Internet 2, a consortium of over 200 U.S. Universities working with industry partners and federal agencies to created a faster, smarter Internet. "Computer networks today are faster and more efficient which allows them to be a great aid in medicine," he added. Michael J. Ackerman, Ph.D., NLM's Assistant Director for High Performance Computing and Communications, agreed saying "Internet2 and the NLM are taking medical education out of the dark ages by developing the means for physicians to practice or simulate a surgical procedure in a secure environment where mistakes do not adversely affect patients, and by creating the tools to speed vital life-saving information anywhere in the world."

The VIP/Press Briefing demonstrated some of the remarkable future medical uses of Internet2 under way at universities nationwide. The applications shown included:

Faster and More Effective Breast Cancer Treatment. Known as the "National Digital Mammography Archive," this multi-site project led by the University of Pennsylvania and including the Universities of North Carolina, Chicago, and Toronto tests the computer's ability to store and retrieve vast numbers of (high-quality digital) mammograms (from distance sites). Nothing would make a radiologist's or breast cancer researcher's job easier than to have access to mammograms stored at various locations from a single location. Moreover, a woman can move from one part of the country to another and her new radiologist can instantly access her past mammograms through the computer network to compare with the current mammogram. Cumbersome files will no longer have to be mailed. Researchers can get answers to such epidemiological questions as: Do some areas of the country have higher rates of breast cancer and fibroid tumors? What are the fibroid tumor and breast cancer tumor rate based on age and ethnicity? The project has built-in confidentiality safeguards which strips identifying information for research use. This project was #1 on InfoWorld's list of 100 innovative technology projects for 2002.

Anatomical and Surgery Simulation Over the Internet. This project, led by researchers at Stanford University, shows how surgical techniques can be taught via the computer network using haptics. "Haptic" means the ability to feel shape, texture, and density through the computer. For example, a master surgeon at one location can "trace" the correct surgical technique on the computer and have it recorded. A student hundreds of miles away can have the computer guide his or her hand several times according to the master surgeon's recording and then, after a few practice tries, students can try it on their own. These interactions can be stored and reused. This technology is similar to how pilots are trained on flight simulators.

Surgical Planning in a 3-D World. Known as "Advanced Biomedical Tele-Collaboration," researchers at the University of Chicago project focus on using 3-D imaging for surgical planning and distance learning and employ video-conferencing techniques among multiple locations. Researchers on this project have invented software that converts 2-dimensional images into 3-dimensional images. In practical clinical terms, this means a physician can take images in different planes of a patient's liver and turn it into a 3-D picture showing the exact location of the liver's veins and arteries so the surgeon can work around them.

Disaster Recovery of Medical Records. This project, known as "Internet2 Performance for Medical Imaging Applications" led by researchers at Children's Hospital in Los Angeles, is similar to radiological clinical trials ground rounds except that the radiologists can be hundreds of miles apart as they view the same x-ray online. It allows large medical images to be retrieved quickly and accurately viewed online. Researchers on this project have also come up with a means of simultaneously storing medical records and images off-site. In the event of a hospital disaster, the medical records would be safeguarded.

Revolutionizing . A project known as "Multi-Center Clinical Trial Using NGI" led by scientists at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore tests the feasibility of using the Internet in a multi-center clinical trial. This project demonstrates how high-speed networks can advance clinical trials related to rare disease when the patient base is diverse and geographically dispersed. Researchers involved in multi-center clinical trials usually have to send information on daily basis via overnight mail services. This multi-center clinical trial allows MRI studies of patients with the rare disease x-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD) to be shared digitally among researchers and institutions. This is the disease that received widespread publicity because the parents of one sufferer invented "Lorenzo's Oil," which has subsequently been proved to have some medicinal effects.

Increased Cancer Detection Sensitivity. Researchers at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences are developing digital tools that make it easier to acquire, view, and manipulate 3-dimensional images, such as mammograms, quickly and efficiently. Other collaborators include the National Naval Medical Center GE Global Research, and the University of South Florida.

Next Article

This issue as one page SEA Currents Archives (Previous Issues)

NOTE: This is a newsletter. The links and information are up to date when published and are NOT updated after the published date.

Link to single article Back to issue index

blue text decoration transparent text decoration blue text decoration transparent text decoration blue text decoration transparent text decoration blue text decoration transparent text decoration blue text decoration

[NN/LM SEA Logo]

Inside this issue of SEA Currents

Hands on Health - SC: Leveraging Partnerships and Resources

Georgia Statewide AHEC Librarians Sponsor Cybercafe' - Your Connection to Global Resources

Release of the NC Health Info Web Site

NLM Internet2 Projects

Celebrating Older Americans' Month

AIDSinfo

Latest NLM Customer Service and Reference List of Online Resources

NLM Associate Fellowship Program

What's New at NLM, NNLM and Their Partners

NLM Application of 2002 AACR2 Amendments

In every issue:

Table of Contents for the NLM Technical Bulletin
Upcoming Events - February 2003 - June 2003
Publication Information

Back to issue as one page

SEA Currents

SEA Currents Volume 21, Number 1 -- January/February 2003

SEA Currents is a bimonthly publication of the Southeastern/Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

Celebrating Older Americans Month, 2003, "What We Do Makes a Difference"

assembled by Beth M. Wescott, editor

The Older Americans Month theme for May 2003 is "What We Do Makes A Difference." Over the next several months, librarians and others may receive more information about the Administration on Aging's plans in recognition of Older Americans Month 2003. (http://www.aoa.gov/press/oam/oam.asp) The National Institute on Aging is very proud to continue this tradition of honoring older Americans and their caregivers, and of celebrating our families and our communities as the foundation of our society.

In May this year, as in the past, associations and health care agencies will be celebrating Older Americans Month. Many older Americans maintain their good health with the help of family and community caregivers. Your medical library might like to use May as a month to promote this year's theme: "What We Do Makes a Difference".

Older Americans

Last year's theme "America: A community for All Ages" included logos, factsheets, PSAs and spawned many Internet sites, private and public, populated by programs, people, projects and the faces of America's diverse older population. (http://www.aoa.gov/may2002/default.htm) 2003 will be similar, and though not all the collateral materials are available this early, there are links.

Assembled below are sites of interest:

Alphabetical List

  • Bienvenido a la Red Informative Para el Adulto Mayor Hispano Welcome to the AoA Site for Hispanic Aging Resources and Links http://www.aoa.gov/Espanol/default.htm

  • Caregiving Resources for the Aging Network: The National Family Caregiver Support Program. Implementing the National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP) http://www.aoa.gov/carenetwork/default.htm

  • Caregiver Resources Menu (for consumers)
    http://www.aoa.gov/caregivers/default.htm

For information on the implementation of the NFCSP in your particular state, contact the State Unit on Aging by consulting: http://www.aoa.gov/aoa/pages/state.html

Profile of Older Americans: 2002, the latest statistics on older Americans in 13 key subject areas. It includes both narrative and statistical charts http://www.aoa.gov/aoa/stats/profile/default.htm

Assembled below are fact sheet sites of interest:

Alphabetical List

  • Administration on Aging, http://www.aoa.gov/press/fact/alpha/fact_aoa.asp

  • American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Program, http://www.aoa.gov/press/fact/alpha/fact_ain.asp

  • Caregiver Diversity, http://www.aoa.gov/press/fact/alpha/fact_caregiver_diversity.asp

  • Challenges of Global Aging, http://www.aoa.gov/press/fact/alpha/fact_global_aging.asp

  • Elder Abuse Prevention, http://www.aoa.gov/press/fact/alpha/fact_elder_abuse.asp

  • Eldercare Locator, http://www.aoa.gov/press/fact/alpha/fact_eldercare_locator.asp

  • Elderly Nutrition Program, http://www.aoa.gov/press/fact/alpha/fact_nutrition.asp

  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Older Persons, http://www.aoa.gov/press/fact/alpha/fact_lgbt.asp

  • Meeting the Needs of Older Black Women, http://www.aoa.gov/press/fact/alpha/fact_meeting_needs_blackwomen.asp

  • Nutrition - A Critical Service, http://www.aoa.gov/press/fact/alpha/fact_nutrition.asp

  • The Older Americans Act, http://www.aoa.gov/press/fact/alpha/fact_oaa.asp

  • Older People Living Alone, http://www.aoa.gov/press/fact/alpha/fact_older_alone.asp

  • Serving Our Hispanic American Elders, http://www.aoa.gov/press/fact/alpha/fact_serving_hispanicamer.asp

FDA Announces Initiative To Provide Better Health Information To Consumers, http://www.aoa.gov/

Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson is supporting a new initiative from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to provide credible, science-based information to consumers regarding food and dietary supplements through better labeling. Secretary Thompson said, "Such labeling can help empower consumers to make smart, healthy choices about the food that they buy and consume.

The initiative of Commissioner of Food and Drugs Mark B. McClellan, M.D. will focus on providing more and better information about foods and dietary supplements to help American consumers prevent diseases and improve their health by making sound decisions. It will provide information to consumers about the health benefits of products and help eliminate false and misleading labeling claims.

Older Americans are concerned about food, nutrition, supplements and their health and what practices they should adopt to ensure better health. This new initiative will assist older Americans as they sort through the confusing choices that they now have available.

Older consumers want to know what might be beneficial for their health, what might be risky, how to determine if a product is safe, how to determine if a food or dietary supplement will do what is claimed, and whether there are any adverse reactions or interactions that they should watch out for. This new FDA initiative will help older consumers make better choices about their eating habits and health practices.

Resource Links:

  • Food and Drug Administration (http://www.fda.gov/)

  • Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/list.html)

  • AoA Nutrition Program Fact Sheet (http://www.aoa.gov/press/fact/alpha/fact_elderly_nutrition.asp)

Next Article

This issue as one page SEA Currents Archives (Previous Issues)

NOTE: This is a newsletter. The links and information are up to date when published and are NOT updated after the published date.

Link to single article Back to issue index

blue text decoration transparent text decoration blue text decoration transparent text decoration blue text decoration transparent text decoration blue text decoration transparent text decoration blue text decoration

[NN/LM SEA Logo]

Inside this issue of SEA Currents

Hands on Health - SC: Leveraging Partnerships and Resources

Georgia Statewide AHEC Librarians Sponsor Cybercafe' - Your Connection to Global Resources

Release of the NC Health Info Web Site

NLM Internet2 Projects

Celebrating Older Americans' Month

AIDSinfo

Latest NLM Customer Service and Reference List of Online Resources

NLM Associate Fellowship Program

What's New at NLM, NNLM and Their Partners

NLM Application of 2002 AACR2 Amendments

In every issue:

Table of Contents for the NLM Technical Bulletin
Upcoming Events - February 2003 - June 2003
Publication Information

Back to issue as one page

SEA Currents

SEA Currents Volume 21, Number 1 -- January/February 2003

SEA Currents is a bimonthly publication of the Southeastern/Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

AIDSinfo

by Gale A. Dutcher, Head, Office of Outreach and Special Populations
Division of Specialized Information Services, NLM

On the heels of World AIDS Day, December 2, 2002, the HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service (ACTIS) and its sister service, the HIV/AIDS Treatment Information Service (ATIS), were merged into AIDSinfo. The new AIDSinfo includes all of the services that were available from ACTIS and ATIS, as well as quick and easy access to wide-ranging Federal resources on HIV/AIDS clinical research, HIV treatment and prevention, and medical practice guidelines for health care providers and consumers.

AIDSinfo, located at AIDSinfo.nih.gov (http://www.aidsinfo.nih.gov/) is designed for full accessibility, intuitive searching, and easy navigation. The Web site presents federally approved information on HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention guidelines, a comprehensive database of HIV/AIDS clinical trials, vaccines, and information about approved and experimental HIV/AIDS drugs. The site's Education and Resource Center is a virtual one-stop shop offering links and downloadable resources specially designed for patients and the general public, researchers, health care providers, and students.

The AIDSinfo Help Line has English and Spanish-speaking Health Information Specialists who offer confidential responses to questions and assistance with navigating the web site. The Help Line is available Monday through Friday, noon to 5:00 p.m. eastern time.

AIDSinfo E-news, an electronic newsletter, will keep subscribers informed about new and updated treatment guidelines, clinical trials, drugs, vaccines, new products, and Web site updates.

Telephone: 800-448-0440
International: 301-519-0459
TTY/TTD: 888-480-3739
E-mail: ContactUs@aidsinfo.nih.gov

Next Article

This issue as one page SEA Currents Archives (Previous Issues)

NOTE: This is a newsletter. The links and information are up to date when published and are NOT updated after the published date.

Link to single article Back to issue index

blue text decoration transparent text decoration blue text decoration transparent text decoration blue text decoration transparent text decoration blue text decoration transparent text decoration blue text decoration

[NN/LM SEA Logo]

Inside this issue of SEA Currents

Hands on Health - SC: Leveraging Partnerships and Resources

Georgia Statewide AHEC Librarians Sponsor Cybercafe' - Your Connection to Global Resources

Release of the NC Health Info Web Site

NLM Internet2 Projects

Celebrating Older Americans' Month

AIDSinfo

Latest NLM Customer Service and Reference List of Online Resources

NLM Associate Fellowship Program

What's New at NLM, NNLM and Their Partners

NLM Application of 2002 AACR2 Amendments

In every issue:

Table of Contents for the NLM Technical Bulletin
Upcoming Events - February 2003 - June 2003
Publication Information

Back to issue as one page

SEA Currents

SEA Currents Volume 21, Number 1 -- January/February 2003

SEA Currents is a bimonthly publication of the Southeastern/Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

Latest NLM Customer Service and Reference List of Online Resources of Interest

NLM Customer Services and Reference staffer, Marcia Zorn, periodically compiles a list of online resources. These from December, 2002 are of particular interest for librarians serving Public Health practitioners:

BIOTERRORISM / TERRORISM

Covering Health Issues: A Sourcebook for Journalists 2003 (The Alliance for Health Reform) Bioterrorism page
http://www.allhealth.org/sourcebook2002/ch14_tc.html

Government and private sector partner to give consumers information about bioterrorist threats.
http://www.phrma.org/issues/bioterrorism/

European Union bioterrorism links.
http://europa.eu.int/comm/health/ph/programmes/bio-terrorism/index_en.html

ACP-ASIM
http://www.acponline.org/bioterro/?chapinc

VIP: Anthrax Vaccine Immunization Program, formerly the Department of Defense http://www.anthrax.osd.mil/

Reactions to Terrorism: Attitudes & Anxieties Exec Summary-A Congressional Briefing in Support of the Decade of Behavior
http://www.cossa.org/terrorismexecsum.htm

Terrorism: Perspectives from the Behavioral & Social Sciences (NAS, 80p., c2002)
http://www.nap.edu/catalog/10570.html?onpi_listserv112202

Americans still not back to normal 1 yr later, Institute for Social Reseasry Study (9/10/02)
http://www.umich.edu/%7Enewsinfo/Releases/2002/Sep02/r091002.html
Audio http://www.isr.umich.edu/news/featherman.ram

Nov 21, 2002 National Academy of Science report about: 9/11 and the Internet's possible vulnerabilities
Press release: http://www4.Nationalacademies.org/news.nsf/isbn/0309087023?OpenDocument

Pre-publication report
http://www.nap.edu/catalog/10569.html?onpi_topnews_

Audio 11/2002
http://video.Nationalacademies.org/ramgen/news/112102.rm

Section on Biological, Chemical & Nuclear Warfare & Terrorism from the Center for Disaster & Humanitarian Assistance Medicine & the USUHS
http://www.usuhs.mil/cbw/new_page_1.htm

Inhalation Anthrax
http://anthrax.radpath.org/

Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense includes info about anthrax, botulism, plague, smallpox, tularemia and viral hemorrhagic fevers . A particularly interesting link is the Dark Winter exercise, a collaborative effort of 4 organizations wherein former senior officials respond to a bioterrorist induced National security crisis.
http://www.hopkins-biodefense.org/

More at http://www.hopkins-biodefense.org/participants.html

Public HEALTH Informatics and Law
University of Maryland, Department of Health Education, Public Health Informatics
http://www.phi.umd.edu/

Health Law, an overview
http://www.law.cornell.edu/topics/health.html

Center for Law and the Public's Health
http://www.publichealthlaw.net/

Core Legal Competencies for Public Health Professionals
http://www.publichealthlaw.net/Training/TrainingPDFs/PHLCompetencies.pdf

Webcast of The Public's Health and the Law in the 21st Century
http://www.kaisernetwork.org/health_cast/hcast_index.cfm?display=detail&=453
About the conference
http://www.phppo.cdc.gov/phlawnet/conference/

Next Article

This issue as one page SEA Currents Archives (Previous Issues)

NOTE: This is a newsletter. The links and information are up to date when published and are NOT updated after the published date.

Link to single article Back to issue index

blue text decoration transparent text decoration blue text decoration transparent text decoration blue text decoration transparent text decoration blue text decoration transparent text decoration blue text decoration

[NN/LM SEA Logo]

Inside this issue of SEA Currents

Hands on Health - SC: Leveraging Partnerships and Resources

Georgia Statewide AHEC Librarians Sponsor Cybercafe' - Your Connection to Global Resources

Release of the NC Health Info Web Site

NLM Internet2 Projects

Celebrating Older Americans' Month

AIDSinfo

Latest NLM Customer Service and Reference List of Online Resources

NLM Associate Fellowship Program

What's New at NLM, NNLM and Their Partners

NLM Application of 2002 AACR2 Amendments

In every issue:

Table of Contents for the NLM Technical Bulletin
Upcoming Events - February 2003 - June 2003
Publication Information

Back to issue as one page

SEA Currents

SEA Currents Volume 21, Number 1 -- January/February 2003

SEA Currents is a bimonthly publication of the Southeastern/Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

NLM Associate Fellowship Program, Potential Host Institutions for the Optional 2nd year

NLM is now accepting proposals from potential host institutions for the optional 2nd year of the NLM Associate Fellowship program. As many of you are aware, the NLM Associate Fellowship Program now includes an optional second year at a library or information center in an academic health sciences center, hospital, or other health-related organization. The additional year provides an opportunity to develop skills and gain experience in working with administrators, librarians, health professionals, system developers, and educators.

The Request for Proposals (RFP) has been posted on the Associate Fellowship Program web site (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/about/training/associate/2yrinfo.html), and includes a description of the program, detailed information what should be included in the proposal, and evaluation criteria. The deadline for receipt of proposals is January 31, 2003.

Institutions that submitted approved proposals last year will be contacted individually regarding submitting an update to the previous proposal. Updates should include any significant change, such as a change in preceptor or modifications to the proposed list of projects.

Next Article

This issue as one page SEA Currents Archives (Previous Issues)

NOTE: This is a newsletter. The links and information are up to date when published and are NOT updated after the published date.

Link to single article Back to issue index

blue text decoration transparent text decoration blue text decoration transparent text decoration blue text decoration transparent text decoration blue text decoration transparent text decoration blue text decoration

[NN/LM SEA Logo]

Inside this issue of SEA Currents

Hands on Health - SC: Leveraging Partnerships and Resources

Georgia Statewide AHEC Librarians Sponsor Cybercafe' - Your Connection to Global Resources

Release of the NC Health Info Web Site

NLM Internet2 Projects

Celebrating Older Americans' Month

AIDSinfo

Latest NLM Customer Service and Reference List of Online Resources

NLM Associate Fellowship Program

What's New at NLM, NNLM and Their Partners

NLM Application of 2002 AACR2 Amendments

In every issue:

Table of Contents for the NLM Technical Bulletin
Upcoming Events - February 2003 - June 2003
Publication Information

Back to issue as one page

SEA Currents

SEA Currents Volume 21, Number 1 -- January/February 2003

SEA Currents is a bimonthly publication of the Southeastern/Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

NLM and NN/LM (and its partners) News

assembled by Beth M. Wescott, editor

New version of the NLM Gateway released on December 18, 2002

Changes include the following: Search terms are mapped to Supplementary Concept terms when appropriate.
A maximum of five hundred (500) items may be stored in the locker.

NCBI Handbook now available on the Bookshelf

Written by NCBI staff, the handbook discusses the many resources available at the NCBI, focusing on usage and advanced technical issues. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/bv.fcgi?call=bv.View..ShowTOC&rid=handbook.TOC&depth=2

Updated NLM Customer Service Policy Fact Sheet

Customer Service Policy
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/factsheets/custserv.html

The Library's Mission

The National Library of Medicine collects, organizes, and disseminates the biomedical literature of the world in order to advance the medical and related sciences and to improve the health of the public. The Library serves as a national information resource for research, health care, disease prevention, and education.

The Scope of NLM Information Services

NLM's collection is intended to serve the information needs of U.S. health professionals and scientists, but access to information in the collection is available to everyone. The Library comprehensively collects the world's substantive biomedical publications to support its mission. NLM's electronic information services include material written for the general public

New Look for MedlinePlus
Naomi Miller, MedlinePlus , Content Manager
Public Services Division, National Library of Medicin
naomi_miller@nlm.nih.gov

The MedlinePlus team at NLM has been hard at work to update the look of MedlinePlus . They took suggestions and ran usability studies to assist them in the new design. Use it - MedlinePlus , sporting a new look--a new design, organizational structure and search engine. These changes are the result of extensive usability testing, consumer feedback and advances in Web design and standards.

The new design retains many elements of the original site, but introduces a three-column home page and "In the Spotlight" section. "In the Spotlight" features links to MedlinePlus content. The home page retains the five choices that were on the left and adds two new ones: Medical Encyclopedia and News. The redesign of MedlinePlus en espa�ol also incorporates improved navigation. The site retains the current three categories: Temas de Salud, Enciclopedia M�dica, and Tutoriales Interactivos

You will notice that there are more links from the front page to things such as the Interactive Tutorials and the Medical Encyclopedia. As you go into a health topic, or other page in MedlinePlus , there are tabs to help you navigate to other sections.

The search mechanism has been enhanced. Try a couple of searches of topics and see the user-friendly results page. The new search engine uses concepts as well as search words to find results. Search results are grouped into separate folders for Health Topics, Medical Encyclopedia, Drug Information, and News. In addition, links from the Health Topics pages are also searched.

If you have created presentations for MedlinePlus , your images will need to change to reflect the new interface.

New Functionality for consumer questions about health-related topics, be sure to check out the following:

  • the resources found under "Statistics" on MedlinePlus topic pages

  • the MedlinePlus "Health Statistics" topic page, which includes the latest news about and links to statistical sources (see http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/healthstatistics.html)

For instance, did you know that in Maryland the average annual age-adjusted mortality rates for lung cancer deaths per 100,000 persons, by race, 1995-1999

Maryland
National
Overall
62.6
57.7
White
61.4
57.5
Black
72.5
67.8
Hispanic
8.2
23.4
Asian/Pacific Islander
19.6
29.0
American Indian/Alaska Native
42.9
36.2

The source of these statistics is linked from the "Cancer (General)" topic page of MedlinePlus as "United States Cancer Statistics: 1999 Incidence." This report is the first set of official federal cancer incidence statistics from each state that meets high-quality data standards.

MedlinePlus now links to North Carolina health services through "Go Local" links on MedlinePlus topic pages. http://www.nchealthinfo.org/locations.cfm?mplus_topic_id=34 To learn more about the NC Health Info pilot project, to visit the new NC Health Info site, and to find out how to participate. http://www.nchealthinfo.org/about.cfm If you have a web site of health service providers in your state, click on the "Other states coming - learn more" link the "Go Local" box. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/golocal.html

Science.gov launched! Science.gov is a gateway to authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. Government agencies, including research and development results. Explore selected websites by topic:

Sites selected from SciTechResources maintained by the National Technical Information Service. See: http://science.gov/

Agriculture & Food
Food Safety, Gardening, Pesticides, Veterinary Science

Energy & Energy Conservation
Energy Use, Fossil Fuel, Solar, Wind

Applied Science & Technologies
Biotechnology, Electronics, Engineering, Transport

Environment & Environmental Quality
Air/Water/Noise Quality, Cleanup, Climate Change

Astronomy & Space
Exploration, Planets, Space Technologies

Health & Medicine
Disease, Health Care, Nutrition, Mental Health

Biology & Nature
Animals & Plants, Ecology, Genetics, Pest Control

Math, Physics, & Chemistry
Astrophysics, Chemicals, Mathematical Modeling

Computers & Communication
Networks, Hardware, Software

Natural Resources & Conservation
Ecosystems, Energy Resources, Forestry, Mining

Earth & Ocean Sciences
Land, Maps, Natural Disasters, Oceans, Weather

Science Education
Homework Help, Teaching Aids ... All Topics

Featured Websites are:

Children's Environmental Health & Safety

SciTechResources

MedlinePlus Health Information

Climate Information Services Portal

NASA

Global Change Research Program

Next Article

This issue as one page SEA Currents Archives (Previous Issues)

NOTE: This is a newsletter. The links and information are up to date when published and are NOT updated after the published date.

Link to single article Back to issue index

blue text decoration transparent text decoration blue text decoration transparent text decoration blue text decoration transparent text decoration blue text decoration transparent text decoration blue text decoration

[NN/LM SEA Logo]

Inside this issue of SEA Currents

Hands on Health - SC: Leveraging Partnerships and Resources

Georgia Statewide AHEC Librarians Sponsor Cybercafe' - Your Connection to Global Resources

Release of the NC Health Info Web Site

NLM Internet2 Projects

Celebrating Older Americans' Month

AIDSinfo

Latest NLM Customer Service and Reference List of Online Resources

NLM Associate Fellowship Program

What's New at NLM, NNLM and Their Partners

NLM Application of 2002 AACR2 Amendments

In every issue:

Table of Contents for the NLM Technical Bulletin
Upcoming Events - February 2003 - June 2003
Publication Information

Back to issue as one page

SEA Currents

SEA Currents Volume 21, Number 1 -- January/February 2003

SEA Currents is a bimonthly publication of the Southeastern/Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

NLM application of 2002 AACR2 amendments

by Christa Hoffmann, Head, Cataloging Section, NLM

NLM has decided to delay implementation of certain sections of Chapter 21.2A.2 until at least March 31, 2003, until NLM has a chance to thoroughly investigate the implications of these changes on various areas of the Library. Specifically, NLM will not apply 21.2A2c (differences involving the name of the same corporate body) 21.2A2h (order of words in a list) 21.2A2i (addition or deletion of words indicating the type of resource) when these changes affect the first word of a title. In addition NLM will not apply 21.2A2a if the first word changes from an acronym to a full-form or vice-versa.

While NLM supports the overall goal of reducing the number of major changes requiring new serial records, NLM finds some of the minor changes in Chapter 21.2A2 to be potentially problematic. Specifically, NLM is concerned about those changes defined as minor where the first word of a title significantly differs from previous issues.

As an indexing agency as well as a research library, NLM has specific concerns about citation displays. Although NLM's catalog has a rich cross-reference structure that will allow users to get to the correct record using earlier or later forms of the title, an indexing record can only carry a single form of the citation. If an indexed article appears in NLM's database with the earlier title, but the printed citations to the article appear with the current title, NLM feels this could be very confusing to users, particularly when there has been a significant change to the first word of the title. For most other categories of minor changes users can recognize that they have the same title. For these more significant changes it will be much harder for users to recognize this.

NLM also produces many print and online publications that list NLM indexed titles. Like bibliographies, these lists only contain a single form of the title. Staff are concerned that users will not recognize that NLM actually indexes a title such as Journal of Biological Chemistry, if the publication were to change its title to Biological Chemistry, and NLM continues to cite it as Journal of Biological Chemistry. NLM's experience also shows that publishers, not unreasonably, expect their citations to carry the title that actually appears on their journal and NLM knows it will receive complaints from publishers if some of these new rules were applied.

Although NLM shelves its serials by call number, rather than by title, staff know that many of our constituents are smaller medical or hospital libraries that shelve their journals alphabetically by title. These libraries are very dependent on the bibliographic records distributed by NLM and staff feel that users in these institutions will have a very hard time finding these journals if the first word on the printed publication is very different from where the item is actually shelved.

National Library of Medicine's Cataloging Section is hopeful that NLM will not encounter too many changes in these categories during the next four months, but if it needs to create new records in the NLM database that do not follow the current cataloging rules, NLM will not submit these records to CONSER.

NLM began applying all of the other provisions of the 2002 Amendments to AACR2 on December 2, 2002.

Next Article

This issue as one page SEA Currents Archives (Previous Issues)

NOTE: This is a newsletter. The links and information are up to date when published and are NOT updated after the published date.

Link to single article Back to issue index

blue text decoration transparent text decoration blue text decoration transparent text decoration blue text decoration transparent text decoration blue text decoration transparent text decoration blue text decoration

[NN/LM SEA Logo]

Inside this issue of SEA Currents

Hands on Health - SC: Leveraging Partnerships and Resources

Georgia Statewide AHEC Librarians Sponsor Cybercafe' - Your Connection to Global Resources

Release of the NC Health Info Web Site

NLM Internet2 Projects

Celebrating Older Americans' Month

AIDSinfo

Latest NLM Customer Service and Reference List of Online Resources

NLM Associate Fellowship Program

What's New at NLM, NNLM and Their Partners

NLM Application of 2002 AACR2 Amendments

In every issue:

Table of Contents for the NLM Technical Bulletin
Upcoming Events - February 2003 - June 2003
Publication Information

Back to issue as one page

SEA Currents

SEA Currents Volume 21, Number 1 -- January/February 2003

SEA Currents is a bimonthly publication of the Southeastern/Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

NLM Technical Bulletin Table of Contents

November-December 2002
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/nd02/nd02_issue_cover.html

Technical Notes: - e1
Tox Town Web Site Launched
New NLM Fact Sheet: Construction of National Library of Medicine Title Abbreviations
MEDLINE® / PubMed End-of-Year Activities: Schedule Change
Alternatives to the Use of Live Vertebrates in Biomedical Research and Testing Database Released
Daily Updates Resume in MEDLINE
Related Articles Algorithm Modified for PubMed Citations
Modification to PubMed 's New "Send to" Function
Author Reply to a Letter to the Editor
New Books Added to NCBI's Bookshelf
MeSH® Tools 2003 Available for Purchase
New Version of NLM Gateway Released - December 18, 2002

Articles:
Health Services and Sciences Research Resources (HSRR) Database - e2
NICHSR announces HSRR database.

MedlinePlus Introduces New Design and Organizational Structure - e3
New version of MedlinePlus announced.

MEDLINE Data Changes - 2003- e4
Changes made to MEDLINE during annual maintenance.

What's New for 2003 MeSH - e5
Additions and changes to NLM's MeSH for 2003.

Changes to PubMed 's Limits - e6
Details about changes made to PubMed 's Limits.

Page Selection, Send to, and Links: Changes to PubMed - e7
New changes made to PubMed .

Update on Conversion from Wade-Giles to Pinyin Romanization Scheme in LOCATORplus ® - e8
Details on how the Wade-Giles to pinyin conversion affects NLM systems.

Issue Completed December 31, 2002
Go to the Technical Bulletin Web Page

Upcoming Events

This issue as one page SEA Currents Archives (Previous Issues)

NOTE: This is a newsletter. The links and information are up to date when published and are NOT updated after the published date.

blue text decoration transparent text decoration blue text decoration transparent text decoration blue text decoration transparent text decoration blue text decoration transparent text decoration blue text decoration

[NN/LM SEA Logo]

Inside this issue of SEA Currents

Hands on Health - SC: Leveraging Partnerships and Resources

Georgia Statewide AHEC Librarians Sponsor Cybercafe' - Your Connection to Global Resources

Release of the NC Health Info Web Site

NLM Internet2 Projects

Celebrating Older Americans' Month

AIDSinfo

Latest NLM Customer Service and Reference List of Online Resources

NLM Associate Fellowship Program

What's New at NLM, NNLM and Their Partners

NLM Application of 2002 AACR2 Amendments

In every issue:

Table of Contents for the NLM Technical Bulletin
Upcoming Events - February 2003 - June 2003
Publication Information

Back to issue as one page

SEA Currents

SEA Currents Volume 21, Number 1 -- January/February 2003

SEA Currents is a bimonthly publication of the Southeastern/Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

Upcoming Events
February 2003 - June 2003

February 17-21

Art and Science of Health Promotion Conference. Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC. For further information: http://healthpromotionconference.org/

February 28

"The Evolution of Health Policy: Influences, Interpretations and Implications" 25th Annual UNC School of Public Health Minority Health Conference Phone 919-966-4032, Fax 919-966-5692 http://www.minority.unc.edu/sph/minconf/2003/index.htm

March 2-4

American Medical Publishers Association (AMPA) 2003 ANNUAL SEMINAR, and The ARCHIVING SEMINAR, "Archiving Digital Information," co-sponsored by NLM, Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia, PA http://www.ampaonline.org/annual_upcoming_seminars_march2_2003.htm

March 12-14

18th Annual Computers in Libraries 2003, The Technology Conference for Information Age Librarians, Washington Hilton and Towers, Washington, DC http://www.infotoday.com/cil2003/default.htm

May 2-7

Medical Library Association "Catch the Wave!" San Diego Town and Country Resort and Convention http://mlanet.org/am/am2003/index.html

June 4-6

Florida Health Sciences Library Association, 2003 Annual Meeting:TradeWinds Island Resorts on St. Pete Beach http://www.library.health.ufl.edu/fhsla/

June 7

12th Special Library Association Annual Conference, New York, N.Y., http://www.sla.org/content/Events/conference/2003annual/index.cfm

June 19-21

National Conference on Asthma: "Meeting the Challenge of Healthy People 2010: Preventing and Controlling Asthma" sponsored in part by Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce Washington, DC http://www.asthma2003.net/about.asp

June 19-25

American Library Association Joint Annual Conference with Canadian Library Association (http://www.cla.ca/conference/cla-ala2003/). Toronto, ON. Metro Toronto Convention Centre (http://www.mtccc.com).

Publication Information

This issue as one page SEA Currents Archives (Previous Issues)

NOTE: This is a newsletter. The links and information are up to date when published and are NOT updated after the published date.

blue text decoration transparent text decoration blue text decoration transparent text decoration blue text decoration transparent text decoration blue text decoration transparent text decoration blue text decoration

[NN/LM SEA Logo]

Inside this issue of SEA Currents

Hands on Health - SC: Leveraging Partnerships and Resources

Georgia Statewide AHEC Librarians Sponsor Cybercafe' - Your Connection to Global Resources

Release of the NC Health Info Web Site

NLM Internet2 Projects

Celebrating Older Americans' Month

AIDSinfo

Latest NLM Customer Service and Reference List of Online Resources

NLM Associate Fellowship Program

What's New at NLM, NNLM and Their Partners

NLM Application of 2002 AACR2 Amendments

In every issue:

Table of Contents for the NLM Technical Bulletin
Upcoming Events - February 2003 - June 2003
Publication Information

Back to issue as one page

SEA Currents

SEA Currents Volume 21, Number 1 -- January/February 2003

SEA Currents is a bimonthly publication of the Southeastern/Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

Publication Information

This Issue: SEA Currents, January/February, volume 21, issue 1

Please send items and contributed articles for SEA Currents to Beth M. Wescott, Editor, at: bwesc001@umnet.umaryland.edu

NN/LM SE/A Region
University of Maryland, Baltimore
Health Sciences and Human Services Library
601 W. Lombard Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-1512

Phone: 410-706-2855 or 1-800-338-7657 Choose 1 for Regional Network Office
Fax: 410-706-0099
URI: http://nnlm.gov/sea/

NN/LM SE/A Staff:

Frieda Weise, Director, fweise@umnet.umaryland.edu, 410-706-7545

Janice Kelly, Executive Director, jkelly@umnet.umaryland.edu, 410-706-2855

Jana Allcock, Consumer Health Coordinator, jallc001@umnet.umaryland.edu, 410-706-2855

J. Dale Prince, Outreach Coordinator, jprin001@umnet.umaryland.edu, 410-706-2855

Bryan Vogh, Technology Coordinator, bvogh@umnet.umaryland.edu, 410-706-2855

Beth Wescott, Network Access Coordinator, bwesc001@umnet.umaryland.edu, 410-706-2855

Toni Yancey, Outreach Coordinator, tyanc001@umnet.umaryland.edu, 410-706-2855

Colette Becker, Assistant to the Executive Director/Information Technology Assistant, cbeck001@umnet.umaryland.edu, 410-706-2855

Ruth Collins, Secretary, mcoll001@umnet.umaryland.edu, 410-706-2855

Evelyn Peyton, Secretary, epeyt001@umnet.umaryland.edu, 410-706-2855

Network members may subscribe to the SE/A electronic mailing list by following the instructions found at: http://nnlm.gov/sea/aboutus/nnlm-sea.html

SEA Currents: Newsletter of the Southeastern Atlantic Region, National Network of Libraries of Medicine® (NN/LM) is published bi-monthly by NN/LM SE/A.

This issue as one page

This issue as one page SEA Currents Archives (Previous Issues)

NOTE: This is a newsletter. The links and information are up to date when published and are NOT updated after the published date.


This issue as one page SEA Currents Archives (Previous Issues)

NOTE: This is a newsletter. The links and information are up to date when published and are NOT updated after the published date.