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Inside this issue of SEA Currents

$ome Grant Deadline$

NLM Site Visit to NN/LM SE/A

Useful Services of the Foundation Center

You Submit ILL Requests via Computer; Why Not Pay for Them That Way?

Hard Works Pays Off: Savitt's Experience with EFTS

Award Winning Library of the James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (FLUVTF) of Tampa, Florida

Public Health Week, April 7-13, 2003

Overview of AMPA/NLM Digital Archiving Forum

MLA Launches First Annual "4-11, Medical Information Day"

CYBERSPACE: Crisis, Disaster, and Risk Management URLs

What's New at NLM, NN/LM and Their Partners

In every issue:

Table of Contents for the NLM Technical Bulletin

Upcoming Events - April 2003 - June 2003

Publication Information

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SEA Currents

SEA Currents Volume 21, Number 2 -- March/April 2003

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

$ome Grant Deadline$

Upcoming Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Deadlines:

Recruitment and Education of Librarians for the 21st Century: April 15, 2003:
http://www.imls.gov/grants/library/lib_bdre.htm

Native American Library Services Enhancement Grants: May 1, 2003
http://www.imls.gov/grants/library/lib_nat.asp

All IMLS grant and award program deadlines can be viewed at:
http://www.imls.gov/grants/dedln/index.htm

IMLS has issued a request for proposals for projects to develop innovative approaches to the use of broadband technologies. The call is issued under the National Library Grants program for library and museum collaborations. Successful proposals will demonstrate the ability to develop innovative educational programming drawing on content from libraries and museums and using high-bandwidth capacity for delivery. A collaboration between at least one eligible library applicant and at least one eligible museum applicant is required. See eligibility criteria and partnership requirements under 2003 National Leadership Grant guidelines, pages 1.3-1.4 at http://www.imls.gov/grants/library/pdf/nlg03app.pdf pdf icon. The postmark deadline for submission of applications is May 15, and the period of performance is a maximum of two years. All other terms and conditions described in the National Leadership Grant guidelines will apply. Applicants should use the application forms provided in the National Leadership Grant guidelines. For further information contact imlsinfo@imls.gov

CDC cooperative agreement funding opportunities
http://www.cdc-cafunding.org/peps/2003peps.htm

Commerce Department TOP Grants
The Commerce Department has announced the application 'window' for it's annual TOP (Technology Opportunities Program) grants competition. These community-oriented grants, which require cost sharing, ask applicants to " demonstrate how information technology can address public concerns over areas such as housing, safety, economic development, and e-government." Thus, while not focused on health applications, health issues can be the theme of an application. The web site provides many useful application aids, including success stories from past awardees. Deadline is April 23rd! http://www.ntia.doc.gov/top/whatsnew/whatsnew.htm#FY2003_Grant_Round

Pathways to Collaboration: A Knowledge-Building Workgroup
Due date for Letters of Intent from community partnerships: May 9, 2003

The Pathways to Collaboration workgroup, funded by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, will give up to 12 community partnerships from across the United States a unique opportunity to explore exactly what makes a collaborative problem-solving process successful. The Foundation is seeking Letters of Intent from partnerships that have a record of success in using collaboration to address problems (in any area) that are important to people in their community, a spirit of curiosity about what made those successes possible, and an interest in participating in a rigorous and provocative learning experience.

Successful applicants will receive $50,000 per year for three years to enable the entire partnership to participate in the workgroup experience. Working with other partnerships and a group of people with valuable technical skills, participating partnerships will: (1) understand and document what they are doing well and learn how to teach those skills to others; (2) go beyond their current achievements by learning from partnerships whose strengths are complementary to their own; and (3) create new knowledge and tools that will help partnerships everywhere become more effective in engaging many different kinds of people and organizations in collaborative problem solving.

The workgroup is being organized by the Center for the Advancement of Collaborative Strategies in Health at The New York Academy of Medicine. For more information, including the Community Partnership Application Guide, visit http://www.pathwaystocollaboration.net/ or contact the Center at cacsh@nyam.org or (212) 822-7250.

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Inside this issue of SEA Currents

$ome Grant Deadline$

NLM Site Visit to NN/LM SE/A

Useful Services of the Foundation Center

You Submit ILL Requests via Computer: Why Not Pay for Them That Way?

Hard Work Pays Off: Savitt's Experience with EFTS

Award Winning Library of the James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (FLUVTF) of Tampa, Florida

Public Health Weeks, April 7-13, 2003

Overview of AMPA/NLM Digital Archiving Forum

MLA Launches First Annual "4-11, Medical Information Day"

CYBERSPACE: Crisis, Disaster, and Risk Management URLs

What's New at NLM, NN/LM and Their Partners

In every issue:

Table of Contents for the NLM Technical Bulletin

Upcoming Events - April 2003 - June 2003

Publication Information

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SEA Currents

SEA Currents Volume 21, Number 2 -- March/April 2003

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

NLM® Site Visit to NN/LM® SE/A

Some NN/LM SE/A Region Accomplishments Highlighted During our February, 2003 National Library of Medicine Site Visit
by Dale Prince, outreach coordinator

In February a team from the National Library of Medicine® (NLM) visited the Southeastern/Atlantic Regional Medical Library (RML) to evaluate the Region's program. The visit was part of a series of visits to RMLs throughout the United States, made in effort to determine the effectiveness of the RML program overall and regionally. The 7-member team consisted of a physician, medical librarians from across the country, and representatives from the NLM.

The site visit team began the day by discussing with RML administrators and staff the goals of the NN/LM and the RML's efforts to accomplish those goals. A number of points were made the may be of interest to our readers.

The NN/LM SE/A:

  • Serves a population of nearly 70 million people

  • Sponsored more than 1300 classes attended by nearly 10,000 in the last contract period (1996 - 2001)

  • Sponsored nearly 500 classes attended by more than 4000 people between May 2001 and October 2002

  • Exhibited or subcontracted for exhibits at 91 state and national health professionals trade shows and conventions under the last contract

  • Exhibited or subcontracted for exhibits at 36 state and national health professional trade shows and conventions May 2001 - October 2002

  • Issued 64 outreach subcontracts under the last contract

  • Issued 25 outreach subcontracts under the current contract

The day ended with a question and answer period with network members from throughout the region who came to attend the meeting. We would like to thank the network members who were able to take time from busy schedules to come speak to the site visit team and, also, to thank those who were unable to attend but who made the effort to send feedback for the team to view and consider.

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Inside this issue of SEA Currents

$ome Grant Deadline$

NLM Site Visit to NN/LM SE/A

Useful Services of the Foundation Center

You Submit ILL Requests via Computer: Why Not Pay for Them That Way?

Hard Work Pays Off: Savitt's Experience with EFTS

Award Winning Library of the James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (FLUVTF) of Tampa, Florida

Public Health Weeks, April 7-13, 2003

Overview of AMPA/NLM Digital Archiving Forum

MLA Launches First Annual "4-11, Medical Information Day"

CYBERSPACE: Crisis, Disaster, and Risk Management URLs

What's New at NLM, NN/LM and Their Partners

In every issue:

Table of Contents for the NLM Technical Bulletin

Upcoming Events - April 2003 - June 2003

Publication Information

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SEA Currents

SEA Currents Volume 21, Number 2 -- March/April 2003

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

Useful Services of the Foundation Center

assembled by Beth M Wescott, editor, from multiple Foundation Center sites

Foundation Finder
http://lnp.fdncenter.org/finder.html - Now Updated Monthly!

LNPS Online is a searchable database of the literature of philanthropy. It incorporates the unique contents of the Foundation Center's five libraries and contains more than 21,300 full bibliographic citations, of which more than 14,000 have descriptive abstracts. It is updated daily.

Use the Foundation Finder to search by name for basic information about foundations within the universe of more than 70,000 private and community foundations in the U.S.

Grantmakers, help keep your foundation's entry up to date! If you discover old or incorrect information, please complete the convenient Foundation Finder Update Form.

What's in a Foundation Finder record?
Gathered from a variety of sources, including IRS tax returns, annual reports, and survey questionnaires, the data in a Foundation Finder record include:

  1. Foundation name: Full legal name of the foundation. If the foundation has changed its name or is commonly known by another name, Foundation Finder will include this information.

  2. Address: Street, city, state, and zip code.

  3. Telephone number: Area code and main number.

  4. Contact person: Name and title of the first person or people you should contact at the foundation.

Additional information: The record may also include:

  1. Supplemental address information, such as separate application address

  2. Additional telephone numbers

  3. Fax numbers

  4. E-mail addresses

  5. Internet URL addresses. If a URL is included, it will be a live link.

  1. Type of foundation: Foundation Finder will indicate whether a foundation is a community foundation, a company-sponsored foundation, an independent foundation, or an operating foundation. Direct corporate giving programs and public charities are not included in the Foundation Finder database.

  2. Fiscal date: The year-end date of the foundation's accounting period.

  3. Assets: Total value of the foundation's investments at the end of the stated fiscal year.

  4. Total giving: Total amount of all the grants and contributions paid by a foundation during the stated fiscal year.

  5. EIN: Employer Identification Numbers assigned to the foundation by the Internal Revenue Service.

Most Recent IRS Filing: Form 990-PF filed annually with the Internal Revenue Service. Tax returns are the most recent available. Tax returns are not available for community foundations, which are not required to file 990-PFs.

Query: There are many ways to query foundation finder. For the purposes of this article I chose "health" to be in the name field and the state to be Virginia. Four records were retrieved. ( Foundation Name: health, State: va , City: None Chosen)
4 documents matched. 4 documents retrieved.

Foundation Name with link to Foundation Record State
American Foundation for Maternal and Child Care Health, Inc. VA
Hampton Roads Health Coalition VA
International Health Foundation VA
Metropolitan Health Foundation VA

Metropolitan Health Foundation Inc. Foundation Record
700 W. Grace St.
Richmond, VA 23220
Telephone: (804) 775-4100
Contact: Charles P. Winkler, M.D. - Pres.
Type of foundation: Independent
Fiscal Date: 12/31/01
Assets: $2,906,891
Total Giving: $165,040
EIN:510186144

SE/A Currents serves the NN/LM Southeastern/Atlantic region so I've highlighted the Atlanta Field Office of the Foundation Center.

Atlanta Field Office
50 Hurt Plaza, Suite 150
Atlanta, GA 30303-2914
404-880-0094
Atlanta Library home page: http://www.fdncenter.org/atlanta

View the print-version of Atlanta's monthly newsletter http://fdncenter.org/atlanta/at.pdf pdf icon

View past issues on other interesting topics http://fdncenter.org/atlanta/at_news_archive.html

Technical Assistance Providers
http://fdncenter.org/atlanta/at_commres.html
The resource list includes associations, service organizations, and technical assistance providers in the Atlanta area. The list is not comprehensive, but rather is intended to serve as a starting point for those in need of assistance. When available, direct links to an organization's Web site are provided.

May-June 2003 - Full-day Foundation Center Training Programs in the SE/A Region:

Foundation Fundraising
http://fdncenter.org/marketplace/catalog/subcategory_training.jhtml?id=cat130001
May 9, 2003 - Atlanta
Washington, DC May 15, 2003

FC Search Training
http://fdncenter.org/marketplace/catalog/subcategory_training.jhtml?id=cat50002
May 21 & May 22, 2003 - Atlanta
Washington, DC Basic Training - May 29, 2003
Washington, DC Advanced Training - May 30, 2003
Washington, DC Basic and Advanced Combo - May 29 & May 30, 2003

Foundation Directory Online Training
http://fdncenter.org/marketplace/catalog/subcategory_training.jhtml?id=cat50003
June 6, 2003 - Atlanta
Washington, DC May 19, 2003

Grantseeking on the Web
http://fdncenter.org/marketplace/catalog/subcategory_training.jhtml?id=cat30005
June 13, 2003 - Atlanta
Washington, DC April 2, 2003
Washington, DC May 8, 2003
Washington, DC June 11, 2003

Top Foundations by Giving to State can be found at:
http://fdncenter.org/fc_stats/listing02.html

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Inside this issue of SEA Currents

$ome Grant Deadline$

NLM Site Visit to NN/LM SE/A

Useful Services of the Foundation Center

You Submit ILL Requests via Computer: Why Not Pay for Them That Way?

Hard Work Pays Off: Savitt's Experience with EFTS

Award Winning Library of the James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (FLUVTF) of Tampa, Florida

Public Health Weeks, April 7-13, 2003

Overview of AMPA/NLM Digital Archiving Forum

MLA Launches First Annual "4-11, Medical Information Day"

CYBERSPACE: Crisis, Disaster, and Risk Management URLs

What's New at NLM, NN/LM and Their Partners

In every issue:

Table of Contents for the NLM Technical Bulletin

Upcoming Events - April 2003 - June 2003

Publication Information

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SEA Currents

SEA Currents Volume 21, Number 2 -- March/April 2003

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

You Submit ILL Requests via Computer; Why Not Pay for Them That Way?

by Ralph D. Arcari, Ph.D., Edward Donnald, M.L.S., and Colleen Giblin

Welcome to the Electronic Fund Transfer System or more commonly referred to as Electronic Fund Transfer System . If you're not a member, then we invite you to take a closer look and see how Electronic Fund Transfer System can benefit your library. If you are a member, there are some exciting new changes to be looking for this year.

Electronic Fund Transfer System , its popularity and its use, is expanding across the country. The University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington, CT, is home to one of the largest electronic billing systems used by members of the NN/LM. Established in 1996 by the New England Regional Medical Library. The system now has over 700 participants from 39 states and the District of Columbia. Within the last 6 months, there has been a 14% increase in growth as more libraries are choosing to participate.

The concept is simple; the lending library submits a file to the system administrator detailing which loans it wishes to bill for. The file contains the basic information outlined in a DOCLINE ® request, in addition to the amount it is billing for that loan. The files are processed--the system credits the lending library account, less a 3% surcharge and debits the borrowing library account. A detailed monthly statement shows each library exactly what it collected, what it paid for and which was the other library in each transaction, in addition to request number and citation data. While third party front-end software, such as QuickDOC, Clio and ILLiad, make quick work of creating a data file, they are not needed in order to participate in Electronic Fund Transfer System .

2002 saw a number of highlights in MedlinePlus :

  1. In May of 2002, the National Library of Medicine announced its support of Electronic Fund Transfer System as a national initiative, as well as its own anticipated participation in 2003.

  2. A 3-year contract was signed between Electronic Fund Transfer System and NLM in the fall of 2002.

  3. The NN/LM DOCLINE Coordinators were involved in a review of the new Electronic Fund Transfer System website and NLM assisted in implementing many of the suggestions. (Take a moment to glance over the website at http://efts.uchc.edu. The revised pages should debut by March of 2003.)

  4. The Electronic Fund Transfer System -L listserv was created. (Both current and interested parties should subscribe. Announcements of new members are routinely posted, as well as developments in the Electronic Fund Transfer System office.) The listserv is open to comment by those who are using Electronic Fund Transfer System and inquires by those who are thinking of using Electronic Fund Transfer System . Please feel free to make comments/inquiries as needed to assist in your decision-making process. As always, your general comments are also welcome. To sign on, go to http://library.uchc.edu/efts/listserv.html

  5. Electronic Fund Transfer System was given the ability to make note in the DOCUSER® record, as well as the library group EFTS, as new libraries establish participation. Libraries can now use this information to assist with routing table decisions

2003 is also beginning with a bang!!

  1. The RFP to have Electronic Fund Transfer System upgraded to a web-based product was approved by NLM in January and sent out in early February. We are very excited about the potential for our participants. With this upgrade you will see many improvements:

  1. Secure online accounts

  2. The ability to view account information in real time

  3. Access statements from your PC whenever you choose

  4. Improved decision-making tools are also anticipated among the changes. A vendor should be selected by the spring with development to commence shortly thereafter.

  1. The Electronic Fund Transfer System office has been running test files submitted by the NLM. Look for announcements from NLM, as they move forward with preparation for migration to Electronic Fund Transfer System for their DOCLINE billing.

  2. Invitations to nominate members for the Electronic Fund Transfer System Advisory Committee were sent out in February 2003. This group will assist with insuring that regional perspectives will be represented.

On a final note, if you are planning on attending MLA in San Diego this year, take an opportunity to look us up. We will be holding an informal meeting, available at the NLM exhibit booth and will have a Chapter Sharing Roundtable. We look forward to seeing you in San Diego!

If you are a current participant, please review the Electronic Fund Transfer System Policies and Procedures available on the website, if you haven't done so recently. Also, make it a point to join Electronic Fund Transfer System -L, in order to stay current with ongoing developments. If your library is considering, or is planning to join Electronic Fund Transfer System , take a look at the FAQ's on the website. Our office is fully staffed and we look forward working with you and answering your questions. As always, you can give us a call toll free at 1-866-561-5045, drop us an e-mail at efts@uchc.edu or visit the website at http://efts.uchc.edu. We look forward to hearing from you!

The Electronic Fund Transfer System Staff,
Ralph, Colleen and Ed

Note: In honor of their work on Electronic Fund Transfer System , Ralph and Ed are the recipients of the 2003 ISI/Frank Bradway Rogers Information Advancement Award, which will be presented to them at the MLA Annual Meeting in San Diego, this coming May.

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[NN/LM SEA Logo]

Inside this issue of SEA Currents

$ome Grant Deadline$

NLM Site Visit to NN/LM SE/A

Useful Services of the Foundation Center

You Submit ILL Requests via Computer: Why Not Pay for Them That Way?

Hard Work Pays Off: Savitt's Experience with EFTS

Award Winning Library of the James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (FLUVTF) of Tampa, Florida

Public Health Weeks, April 7-13, 2003

Overview of AMPA/NLM Digital Archiving Forum

MLA Launches First Annual "4-11, Medical Information Day"

CYBERSPACE: Crisis, Disaster, and Risk Management URLs

What's New at NLM, NN/LM and Their Partners

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Table of Contents for the NLM Technical Bulletin

Upcoming Events - April 2003 - June 2003

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SEA Currents Volume 21, Number 2 -- March/April 2003

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

Hard Work Pays Off: Savitt's Experience with EFTS

by Norman Huckle, Document Delivery Supervisor
Savitt Medical Library, University of Nevada, Reno
775-784-4625, norman@unr.edu
Reprinted with permission from http://nnlm.gov/psr/lat/v12n1/savitt.html
NN/LM Pacific Southwest Regions' Latitudes Newsletter, January/February, 2003, vol. 12, Issue 1 and from the author

At the Savitt Medical Library, we decided to participate in the Electronic Fund Transfer System (EFTS) when we found that a third of our requests where coming from EFTS libraries. We have been using QuickDoc software (QD) for many years, and it is designed to automatically track EFTS requests when they are downloaded from DOCLINE. When QD detects EFTS information in a DOCLINE request, it changes the library record to EFTS payment. When an EFTS request arrives we look for two things in the DOCLINE request - "Epayment" at the top of the request and "EFTS" in the library group field because both are needed in order to process an EFTS request at the University of Connecticut. However, if the EFTS library is one of our reciprocal partners, we need to edit the charge to zero or free so we don't accidentally charge our reciprocal partner library.

At the end of every month we use the QD feature "Make an EFTS file" for that month. Once we have compiled the file, we then send it as an e-mail attachment to the University of Connecticut. Then, the University of Connecticut sends a return message confirming that they have received the file. EFTS uses this information to create the monthly statements that are sent to both requesting and supplying libraries.

My first monthly bill run after starting EFTS was the easiest I have ever done. A total of sixty-six requests were from EFTS libraries. All of these requests were from libraries outside of our region, and most would have been individual invoices if I had to do them in the traditional way - so this was a significant saving of staff time. EFTS takes the time and trouble out of printing, mailing, invoicing, waiting for payment, and processing the check for deposit. Instead, EFTS files are processed on the 10th of each month, and we receive credits and pay debits all at the same time. We maintain a file of requests filled by EFTS libraries so I can reconcile the debits when I receive our EFTS report by mail.

The main problem I have had with EFTS has involved a few discrepancies about EFTS participants in other regions. DOCLINE version 1.4 involved a change in the "Participates in EFTS" field in DOCUSER. In version 1.3 and earlier, each library could update this field directly. Using the old version, a library would sometimes mark this box because they participated in some other electronic payment system. In DOCLINE 1.4, RML staff must make this change. I had found some residual errors in records from other regions where the information in DOCUSER wasn't up-to-date so that QD "thought" the library was an EFTS participant even if it wasn't. Fortunately, whenever this has happened, I've contacted Andrea Lynch at PSRML, and she always finds the correct information and gets the record updated by the RML staff in the other region. [Editor's Note: Just before we went to press with this issue, EFTS personnel announced that they had resolved all previous discrepancies in DOCUSER records. This problem should not happen again in the future.]

This is definitely a learn-as-you go experience, and there are always questions to be answered. For example, I've wondered how credits are handled. For example, what would I do if a library overcharged me, or if I had overcharged them? I first call PSRML for those questions, but I've also learned that it is a good idea to call EFTS at their toll-free number (866-561-5045). Colleen Giblin, EFTS Program Coordinator, was a great help and very responsive when I set up our EFTS account. She helped me with questions about the forms on the EFTS web site and told me that we could set up our deposit account using our credit card. This made everything so much easier! I know that I can rely on her help in the future. In the meantime, I am enjoying being part of a new program in our region - one that will make our document delivery programs run more smoothly.

[Want to know how to reverse a charge on EFTS or issue a credit for a charge issued by mistake? EFTS personnel suggest that the supplying library include the following in their next monthly run: create a charge in which the DOCLINE request number is followed by 'CR' and then put a minus sign before the amount to be credited. For example, if Library A overcharged Library B by $5 for request number 123456, Library A would submit a charge for request number 123456CR in the amount of -$5.00. When EFTS processes this, it gives the money back. More information about EFTS is available on the EFTS web site at http://efts.uchc.edu

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$ome Grant Deadline$

NLM Site Visit to NN/LM SE/A

Useful Services of the Foundation Center

You Submit ILL Requests via Computer: Why Not Pay for Them That Way?

Hard Work Pays Off: Savitt's Experience with EFTS

Award Winning Library of the James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (FLUVTF) of Tampa, Florida

Public Health Weeks, April 7-13, 2003

Overview of AMPA/NLM Digital Archiving Forum

MLA Launches First Annual "4-11, Medical Information Day"

CYBERSPACE: Crisis, Disaster, and Risk Management URLs

What's New at NLM, NN/LM and Their Partners

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Table of Contents for the NLM Technical Bulletin

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SEA Currents Volume 21, Number 2 -- March/April 2003

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

Award Winning Library of the James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (FLUVTF) of Tampa, Florida

The Federal Library and Information Center Committee (FLICC) has announced the winners of its national awards for federal librarianship to recognize the many innovative ways that federal libraries, librarians and library technicians fulfill the information demands of government, business, scholarly communities and the American public.

The Library of the James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (FLUVTF) of Tampa, Florida, has been selected by the Federal Library and Information Center Committee (FLICC) http://www.loc.gov/flicc/ as the small, federal library/information center of the year. The competition for this award is open to all federal libraries and information centers, one of the past winners was the NIH Library. The strength of the JAHVH Library Service is the variety and high level of outreach activities conducted by the library staff. The Tampa library has been a nationally recognized leader in the field of patient health education for many years. Additionally one of the librarians attends medical service morning report each morning and then prepares quality filtered information for the physicians. This outstanding service and national recognition would not be possible without the skilled leadership of Nancy Bernal, Chief, Library Service.

Congratulations to Nancy Bernal and her staff -
Clinical Medical Librarian: Charlotte Truitt
Medical Librarian: Laurie Barnett
Patient Education Librarian: Janet Schneider

The award winners were honored March 19, 2003, at the 20th Annual FLICC Forum on Federal Information Policies at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., where they received their a ward from Dr. Billington, the Librarian of Congress and were guests of the forum. Their names will remain on permanent display in the FLICC offices at the Library of Congress.

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[NN/LM SEA Logo]

Inside this issue of SEA Currents

$ome Grant Deadline$

NLM Site Visit to NN/LM SE/A

Useful Services of the Foundation Center

You Submit ILL Requests via Computer: Why Not Pay for Them That Way?

Hard Work Pays Off: Savitt's Experience with EFTS

Award Winning Library of the James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (FLUVTF) of Tampa, Florida

Public Health Weeks, April 7-13, 2003

Overview of AMPA/NLM Digital Archiving Forum

MLA Launches First Annual "4-11, Medical Information Day"

CYBERSPACE: Crisis, Disaster, and Risk Management URLs

What's New at NLM, NN/LM and Their Partners

In every issue:

Table of Contents for the NLM Technical Bulletin

Upcoming Events - April 2003 - June 2003

Publication Information

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SEA Currents

SEA Currents Volume 21, Number 2 -- March/April 2003

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

Public Health Week, April 7-13, 2003

assembled by Beth M. Wescott, editor

Toolkit: http://www.apha.org/NPHW/toolkit/

Poster: http://www.apha.org/NPHW/toolkit/PHW03-poster_rev.pdf pdf icon

Selections from the American Public Health Association Bookstore
http://www.apha.org/media/abc1.htm

Bioterrorism: Guidelines for Medical and Public Health Management
Donald A.Henderson, MD, MPH; Thomas V. Inglesby, MD; and Tara O'Toole, MD, MPH, eds. AMA Press, 2002, ISBN: 0-683-40206-4

This up-to-date new book deals with the recognition, diagnosis, and management of infections caused by agents used in bioterror weapons. It also provides guidelines and recommendations for the medical and public health community following a bioterrorist attack, written by the Working Group on Civilian Biodefense. The text addresses specific diseases and syndromes associated with a bioterrorist attack that were identified as of greatest potential threat to the civilian population, including anthrax, smallpox, plague, botulinum toxin, and tularemia.

Communicating Public Health Information Effectively: A Guide for Practitioners
David E. Nelson, MD, MPH; Ross C. Brownson, PhD; Patrick L. Remington, MD, MPH; and Claudia Parvanta, PhD, eds., APHA 2002, ISBN 0-87553-027-3

This book provides a comprehensive approach to help public health practitioners in both the public and private sector to improve their ability to communicate with different audiences. From the news media to legislators, and from visual communication to electronic communication, every chapter provides practical, real-world recommendations and examples on how to communicate public health information to nonscientific audiences more effectively. The knowledge and skills gleaned from this book will assist with planning and executing simple and complex communication activities.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Challenge and Change
Merrijoy Kelner and Beverly Wellman, eds., Harwood Academic Pubs, 2002, ISBN 90-5823-099-6

The rapid growth of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) demands that the public, the medical world, social scientists, the media and governments pay attention. Physicians' attitudes are in transition, and governments are pondering where this increasingly important phenomenon fits into the health care system. Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Challenge and Change brings together a wide range of leading North American and European social scientists to identify who uses CAM, why they use it, and how they find out about it. Presenting research from psychology, sociology, anthropology and public health, they alert us to the current context of CAM use and provide new models and techniques for understanding its future place in health care.

Confronting Violence, 2 ed
George A. Gellert, MD, foreword by Frank Keating, Governor of Oklahoma, Westview Press, 2002, ISBN 0-87553-001-X

This timely book discusses interpersonal violence, including child and elder abuse, sexual assault, murder, suicide, stranger violence, and youth violence. It is written in a series of easy-to-reference questions and answers, and provides tips for identifying and avoiding high-risk situations. Confronting Violence offers information for physicians, librarians, social service workers, and anyone confronting and coping with the epidemic of violence in America.

Health Issues in the Latino Community
Marilyn Aguirre-Molina, Carlos Molina and Ruth Enid Zambrana, Jossey-Bass,2001, ISBN 0-787-95315-6

Health Issues in the Latino Community is a comprehensive resource that examines the issues that affect the health and health care of Latinos in the United States. Latinos are the fastest growing group in America. Though they share many health issues with all Americans, they also possess distinct cultural characteristics, expectations and illness profiles.

The Latino Patient: A Cultural Guide for Health Care Providers
Nilda Chong, Intercultural Press, 2002, ISBN: 1-877864-95-1

Latinos are dramatically changing the demographic profile of the United States. By 2030 Latinos will comprise roughly 20 percent of the population. Developing a strong command of the Spanish language is not a realistic goal for most health care providers wishing to establish rapport with their Latino patients. Such knowledge can enhance their ability to communicate with and treat Latino patients effectively and respectfully.

It provides an in-depth exploration of Latino diversity; relevant cultural values; health status, beliefs and practices; and effective communication strategies. The author has developed an original, practice-oriented model that leads the health practitioner from greeting the patient to ultimately negotiating treatment.

Health Law: Power, Duty, Restraint
Lawrence O. Gostin, University of California Press, 2002, ISBN 0-520-22648-8

This book offers the first systematic definition and theory of public health law. By analyzing constitutional powers and limits, as well as statutory, administrative and tort law, Public Health Law vividly shows how law can become a potent tool for the realization of a healthier and safer population. Gostin demonstrates that while regulation achieves powerful public goods, it often does so at the expense of private rights. He takes a hard look at the tradeoffs-between the common welfare on the one hand and the personal burdens and economic interests of individuals and businesses on the other.

Terrorism and Public Health
Barry S. Levy and Victor W. Sidel eds., APHA and Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN: 0-19-515834-2

Public Health is a critical element in responding to terrorist incidents and in reducing or preventing threats of future terrorism. Terrorism and Public Health addresses terrorism and public health and presents a balanced approach to strengthening systems and protecting people. It is designed to assist public health professionals and their organizations by providing up-to-date, science-based expert information on, and a systematic practical approach to, a wide range of relevant public health issues as they relate to terrorism.

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by Toni Yancey, outreach coordinator

When I was in library school at the University of Pittsburgh, I worked in the Nesbitt Room, a collection of historical and archival children's literature materials. I worked on several archives, including organizing the Fred Rogers news clippings. Way in the back of the room was a group of tapes. They were audiotapes of early children's shows that ran on the local public radio station, the one on which Fred Rogers got his start. They were back there because we didn't have the equipment to play them on. No one did. These wonderful tapes were completely inaccessible. Thus was born my interest in the archiving of non-print materials.

In March, I attended the AMPA/NLM Digital Archiving Forum. Several individuals representing publishers, libraries, and authors spoke on what is going on to preserve digital content and what needs to be done. I will not try to summarize the entire discussion, but just give you my impressions of the event.

The forum started off with an incredible keynote speaker, Clifford Lynch. Mr. Lynch is the Executive Director of the Coalition for Networked Information. He spoke about several important issues. According to him, the digital record of a journal is the official record of choice for publishers of scientific/medical/technical journals. Access needs to be distributed, diverse, and autonomous.

The next speaker was Karen Hunter, Senior Vice President of Elsevier Science. She spoke about their efforts to preserve their materials. Elsevier has twelve sites worldwide that get electronic copies of everything they produce. They are working with the Royal Library of the Netherlands and Yale University on archiving projects. The next couple of speakers discussed archiving efforts at their various institutions. Each person had real-life examples of the issues that Mr. Lynch discussed.

The speaker that fascinated me the most was John H. Ewing, from the American Mathematical Society. He talked about having the materials in a usable format, not just uncorrupted data. There has been a mathematical computer program language for over 30 years now. Some of the mathematical formulas written years ago are now unreadable because they weren't re-written with every new version of the computer language. He talked about the importance of multiplicity - multiple copies in multiple places in multiple environments to ensure that a copy will survive.

The forum was a wonderful experience for me. It was the second forum I have attended about electronic journals. If you are interested in watching the forum, it is available online at http://videocast.nih.gov/PastEvents.asp?c=998. If you are interested in electronic journals, checkout our website, http://nnlm.gov/libinfo/ejournals/.

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MLA Launches First Annual "4-11, Medical Information Day"

The Medical Library Association (MLA) has established April 11 as "4-11, Medical Information Day," in recognition of the invaluable and vast range of information services medical librarians provide to their institutions and local communities.

MLA hopes "4-11, Medical Information Day" will encourage everyone to get to know their local medical librarian because the quality information that librarians provide is essential for good health," said MLA President, Linda A. Watson, AHIP. "Many, even within the health care community, don't take advantage of medical librarians' extensive medical knowledgebase and training in finding and quickly disseminating information. Best of all, these expert services are usually free."

To observe "4-11, Medical Information Day," health sciences library and information professionals across the country will be involved in various activities to raise public awareness of the skills and expertise of medical librarians. MLA has developed a special "4-11, Medical Information Day" logo and other tools to promote medical librarians and libraries on April 11.

4-11 Resources Samples and Resources from MLA :

Sample press release for local media
4-11 promotional ideas
Communications Tool Kit
DocKit #12: Marketing the Consumer Health Information Service
Medspeak Brochure (now available in Spanish!)

For more information about MLA's "4-11, Medical Information Day" observance and to see the logo, visit MLANET at http://www.mlanet.org/press/411/ or please contact Tomi Gunn, mlams@mlahq.org, 312.419.9094 x11.

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Crisis, Disaster, and Risk Management URLs

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
http://atsdr1.atsdr.cdc.gov/cx.html

"Science Page" features include:
Case Studies in Environmental Medicine
Hair Analysis Report -- HTML or PDF
HazDat Database
Interactive Map Server
Minimal Risk Levels (MRLs)
National Exposure Registry
Public Health Assessments
Thermal Treatment Technologies
20 Hazardous Substances
ToxFAQsTM
Toxicological Profiles

CBS News Disaster Links
http://www.cbsnews.com/digitaldan/disaster/disasters.shtml

Department of Labor: Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Safety and Health Topics: Bloodborne Pathogens
http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/bloodbornepathogens/index.html
Includes recognition, control, compliance and training information and links

Flood Insurance Library
http://www.fema.gov/nfip/library.htm
Provides Definitions , FEMA Library, Preparation and Prevention, Forms and Links to Related Sites

Homeland Security Information Center created by NTIS
http://www.ntis.gov/hs
The site is divided into five topic areas: health and medicine, emergency preparedness and response, biological and chemical warfare, food and agriculture safety, and safety training packages.

National Library of Medicine, Specialized Information Services
TOXNET ®, is an SIS cluster of databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, and related areas. IRIS is a database of human health effects that may result from exposure to various substances found in the environment http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/

National Safety Council's Emergency Planning Resources
http://www.nsc.org/issues/prepare.htm
The On-Site Emergency Response Planning Guide (product #12212-0000) can be ordered online (http://secure.nsc.org/onlinecart/product.cfm?id=266 )or by calling the National Safety Council at (800) 621-7619.

OSHA details Anthrax Alert
http://www.osha.gov./html/jshq-index.html
OSHA's Job Safety and Health Quarterly Magazine, vol 13, #2, 12-13.

Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)
http://www.sra.org
Interests include risks to human health and the environment, both built and natural.

Understanding your risks: identifying hazards and estimating losses
http://www.fema.gov/fima/planning_toc3.shtm
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  1. Two recent Technical Bulletin articles describe changes to the way PubMed ® will map terms from the query box: changes to publication type mapping have already been implemented and are described in the article at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/ma03/ma03_pt.html. Also, in the near future phrases will be removed from the automatic term mapping process.

    To search for phrases, you will need to use quotation marks or qualify with [tw] to instruct PubMed to bypass the automatic mapping. This change is expected in early April and is discussed in detail in the article at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/ma03/ma03_phrase.html.

  2. The DOCLINE Team acknowledged a web DOCLINE milestone. The 10 millionth request was entered into DOCLINE , Wednesday March 19, 2003 at 11:09am ET. The 10 million requests include both Loansome Doc® and DOCLINE transactions. The transaction was a Loansome Doc request that routed to the Sharp Memorial Hospital (CAUSHX) in San Diego, CA and was filled.

Summary statistics for requests entered in DOCLINE during a 40-day period:

  1. 91.24% were filled

  2. 3.12% retired as Beyond Routing Map

  3. 2.91% were Not Filled (Cost, Incomplete citation, Copyright, or Canceled)

  4. 2.46% were Canceled by the borrower

  5. 0.28% Expired

  1. Good news: the updated PubMed Basics trifold is now available at http://nnlm.gov/nnlm/online/pubmed/pmtri.pdf pdf icon

  2. More public health-related vocabulary has been added to NLM's Medical Subject Headings! For more information on MeSH®, see http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/meshhome.html

  3. The MeSH Translation Table in PubMed 's Automatic Term Mapping now includes Publication Types [PT] and their entry terms, for example, a query on "Neoplasms[mh] AND commentary" will search (("Neoplasms"[MeSH Terms]) AND ("comment"[Publication Type] OR "commentary"[Text Word])). For more information on this see the article in the NLM Technical Bulletin at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/ma03/ma03_pt.html

  4. MedlinePlus ®: Evaluating Health Information

  1. 10 Things to Know about Evaluating Medical Resources on the Web (National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine)

  2. How To Find Medical Information (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases)

  3. MedlinePlus Guide to Healthy Web Surfing (National Library of Medicine) Also available in: Spanish http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/evaluatinghealthinformation.html

  1. Updating the SERHOLD® to OCLC Pilot Project.
    NLM had approximately 68,000 records to update and was able to load 42,000 of those records on the weekend of February 28-March 2, 2003; the remaining 26,000 were updated on March 15 - 16, 2003. After the records are loaded, NLM pulled the second round of pilot participant data and provided that data to OCLC. This project has been a long time in coming; however, it looks like NLM is very close to making it happen!

  2. Users of the cancer.gov Web site will soon link directly to PubMed . As a result, NCI's CANCERLIT database will no longer be available. Updates about the transition may be found at: http://cancer.gov/cancer_information/doc.aspx?viewid=180fddf1-e22d-4dee-b695-b40fe2a13482. More detailed information will be given in an article NCI staff are writing for the March-April 2003 NLM Technical Bulletin.

Partners:

  1. Outreach and Training Activities in NICHSR
    NICHSR collaborates with other NLM components and with members of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine® (NN/LM) to exhibit NLM products and services and to present specially focused training classes at national meetings of HSR-related organizations. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/nichsr/outreach.html

  2. AHRQ WebM&M Online Patient Safety Journal Launched
    AHRQ's newest Web site, AHRQ WebM&M, previewed in recent issues of the AHRQ Electronic Newsletter, was officially launched in late February, 2003. This peer-reviewed, Web-based medical journal showcases patient safety lessons drawn from actual cases of medical errors. Every month, five cases of medical errors and patient safety problems across a broad array of medical specialties are posted, along with commentaries from distinguished experts and a forum for readers' comments. In its inaugural issue, the Web-based journal features cases on a mix-up involving two patients with the same last name in the same hospital room; a mistaken drug administration causing a patient to stop breathing unexpectedly; a procedural mishap requiring emergency vascular surgery; an infusion pump flying into an MRI, narrowly missing a child; and a misdiagnosis of delusions in a man later found to have metastatic brain and spine cancer. Visit http://www.ahrq.gov/news/press/pr2003/webmmpr.htm to read the press release and http://www.webmm.ahrq.gov to view the site.

  3. New AHRQ Information in Spanish Available
    AHRQ has new information and publications available in Spanish. Print copies are available by sending an e-mail to ahrqpubs@ahrq.gov. Visit http://www.ahrq.gov/consumer/espanoix.htm to see other information available in Spanish.

  1. Consejos para cuando necesite operarse (Quick Tips-When Planning for Surgery) http://www.ahrq.gov/consumer/quicktips/tipsurgerysp.htm

  2. Consejos para cuando necesite pruebas m�dicas (Quick Tips-When Getting Medical Tests) http://www.ahrq.gov/consumer/quicktips/tiptestssp.htm

  3. Consejos para cuando necesite una receta m�dica (Quick Tips-When Getting a Prescription) http://www.ahrq.gov/consumer/quicktips/tipprescrsp.htm

  4. Consejos-para cuando visite a su m�dico (Quick Tips-When Talking with Your Doctor) http://www.ahrq.gov/consumer/quicktips/doctalksp.htm

  5. Grupo especial recomienda asesor�a diet�tica para adultos con colesterol alto y otros factores de riesgo de enfermedades cr�nicas (Task Force Recommends Dietary Counseling for Adults with High Cholesterol and Other Risk Factors for Chronic Disease) http://www.ahrq.gov/news/press/pr2003/spdietpr.htm

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January-February 2003
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/jf03/jf03_issue_cover.html

Technical Notes: - e2

NCBI Offers Molecular Biology Information Resources Training
January 2003 DOCLINE , NLM Gateway , and ClinicalTrials.gov Training Manuals Now Available
New Look for the PubMed Links Menu
MedlinePlus "Go Local"
List of Journals Indexed in Index Medicus® 2003 Additions and Revisions
NLM Classification Updated
More Unified Medical Language System® (UMLS®) Basics Classes
New Clinical Alert Issued; Alerts featured in Additional ways

Articles:
Cataloging News - 2003 - e1
2003 MeSH vocabulary adopted for cataloging.

Journals Database to Offer Suggestions - e3
New feature makes it easier to find journal records.

NLM Authority Records Accessible in LOCATORplus - e4
NLM's authority records now accessible to library users worldwide.

NLM Implementation of Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, 2nd ed., 2003 Revision - e5
Implementation announced.

Access to ClinicalTrials.gov in the NLM Gateway - e6
New feature announced.

Chemicals, Jobs and Diseases (Haz-Map®) - e7
Specialized Information Services (SIS) group introduces Haz-Map database.

New Features in PubMed LinkOut for Libraries - e8
New features as well as new documentation added.

PubMed 's Summary Display to Include Icons - e9
Availability of free full text in PubMedCentral hightlighted.

Search Subsets Available in the NLM Gateway Limits Feature - e10
New feature enables users to limit searches using Subsets.

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April 2003 - October 2003

April 10-13

Learning to Make a Difference, 11th National Conference
Association of College & Research Libraries, Charlotte, N.C.
http://acrl.telusys.net/acrl/charlotte/

May 2-7

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

June 4-6

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

June 5 - 7

Advancing our Vision: National Voice, State Focus, Local Impact
National Council of Nonprofit Associations, Washington, DC
Jessica Manvell, e-mail: jmanvell@ncna.org, phone: (202) 962-0322, fax: (202) 962-0321, website: http://www.ncna.org

June 7

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

June 12 - 14

Black Philanthropy: From Words to Action
National Conference on Black Philanthropy
Atlanta, Georgia Hyatt Regency Atlanta
http://www.ncfbp.net/confer.html.

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).

Sept. 23-26

Libraries - a North Carolina Value: Enriching, Inclusive, Essential
North Carolina Library Association 55th Biennial Conference
M.C. Benton Convention & Civic Center, Adam's Mark Hotel, Winston-Salem, NC
http://www.nclaonline.org/conference/, pbracy@wpo.nccu.edu

October 20-23

Humanizing Information Technology: From Ideas to Bits and Back American Society for Information and Technology (ASIST),Long Beach, CA http://www.asis.org/Conferences/AM03/am03cfp.html

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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

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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.

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