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Inside this issue of SEA Currents

Recent Regional Funding

Tutorial for Writing Leadership Grants

Highlights of NLM®'s Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery in Fiscal Year 2002

Year 3 Exhibits in the Region

CYBERSPACE: Directing Consumers Needing Health Information

DOCLINE® and MedlinePlus® Consumer Health Library Listings

Technology Note: AssistiveMedia

Selected Online Public Health Resources

SERHOLD® to OCLC Batch Updates

Updating User Information in Loansome Doc®

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

Allcock to Liebermann

In every issue:

Table of Contents for the NLM Technical Bulletin

Upcoming Events - June 2003 - October 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 3 -- May/June 2003

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

Recent Regional Funding

by Janice Kelly, executive director

On March 1, 2003 eight new projects were funded from proposals received in response to our RFP for Electronic Access to Health Information for the Public. The projects vary in focus and target audiences and show the different avenues that outreach can take. The projects include:

Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) will collaborate with regional community colleges and university librarians in the 16 county region of rural western North Carolina, to improve access to electronic health information for the region's healthcare students, the future healthcare providers. The MAHEC will train healthcare program college and university students, faculty and librarians in the use of PubMed®, MEDLINEplus.gov, NC Health Info and NC Live, as well as, provide Loansome Doc services for graduate level program participants. [NCUMAA]

The Public Health Foundation, a national organization that connects public health professionals with information, proposes to migrate its current website to a hosting service with better functionality, establishing more detailed utilization tracking and developing a full site search capability. The current website is a valuable resource for the public health community and the general public. This migration would ensure a better interface that would improve access to information for users. [DCUIXG]

Shady Grove Adventist Hospital of Rockville Maryland proposes to provide a customized education Oncology Unit web site and a PC touch screen tablet computer accessible at the patient bedside. They will provide educational opportunities via computer that will enable patients and family members to access health information web sites through a convenient, easy to use format; encourage meaningful discussions between patients and the health care team about their cancer, treatment and more, and enhance a "family friendly" oncology unit culture by utilizing the Patient Advisory Group (PAG) members to assist and instruct patients and their families on how to access online health information. [MDUSGA]

The University of South Florida School of Library and Information Science will research the information seeking skills of seniors. The project will directly teach seniors to gather medical information independently, train public librarians to teach seniors about medical searching and begin to gather information about the medical information needs and medical information seeking behavior of senior citizens. The Polk County Library Cooperative, Lakeland Public Library and Day Treatment Program of Peach River Center in central Florida will partner for the project. [FLUIYC]

The WebHealth for Seniors project will partner the Health Sciences Library of the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, the Medical Library of the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Memphis, and the Medical and Cancer Resource Center of St. Francis Hospital with three senior centers in Memphis. Small group training sessions at the centers, as well as demonstrations at St. Francis Hospital, will introduce seniors to the vast array of health information on the Internet and enable them to identify accurate and credible resources. Equipment will be provided to the Centers for seniors' use.

The University of Virginia Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, through its outreach program at Wise Virginia, proposes to extend access to current electronic cancer information resources from the Mountain Laurel Cancer Center to public libraries in Lee, Scott, Wise and Dickenson counties and the city of Norton in southwestern Virginia. In addition to cancer information, training will be provided to public library staffs and their patrons on more general health information. There will be easy access to health information from quality-filtered resources through a web page developed and linked to the UVA Health Sciences Library Outreach page.

The Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine plans to increase access to health information and improve health literacy for underserved regions in Appalachia. A partnership formed between the College, the Montgomery Floyd Regional Libraries and the Blacksburg Electronic Village (BEV) will facilitate training in the access of health information via computer for consumers and healthcare providers within Montgomery and Floyd counties and southwest Virginia. This project will support improved decision making in the areas of consumer health, public health, health education and professional development by increasing both knowledge and utilization of library resources via the Internet. [VAUIVX]

Western Maryland Area Health Education Center with their partner, the Consortium for Health Information Libraries Outreach (CHIL_Out,) will ensure that health professionals, their patients and the general public of western Maryland are connected to the health information resources they need to make informed health decisions. They will provide training sessions to the targeted groups to increase search and evaluation skills, redevelop the existing WM Infohealth website into an interactive database driven website for ease of use, and increase awareness and knowledge of NLM resources and services. [MDUCAE]

In addition, we also funded a project by Roanoke City Public Libraries to provide training and access to online health information for the citizens of Roanoke. The main branch will add two networked workstations to enhance access for patrons. They will establish partnerships with local community agencies to advertise the availability of resources and the training planned for minority, elderly, and low and moderate-income individuals. [VAUDSI]

The following 2003 exhibit awards were made:
University of South Alabama for the Alabama Library Association Meeting, Mobile Alabama, April 2-3, 2003
University of Virginia - Virginia Academy of Family Physicians Meeting, Williamsburg Virginia, July 17-20, 2003
Medical University of South Carolina for the SC Medical Association meeting and Scientific Assembly, Charleston South Carolina, April 24-16, 2003
University of Mississippi for the Second Annual Minority Health Fair, Jackson Mississippi, April 26, 2003
Mercer University School of Medicine for the Georgia School Nurses Association meeting, Savannah Georgia - July 17-19, 2003
University of South Alabama - Medical Association of the State of Alabama meeting, Destin Florida, June 26-29, 2003
East Tennessee State University - Tennessee Rural Health Association, Gatlinburg Tennessee, November 17-19, 2003

One Technology Awareness Award was made to Flagler Hospital, St. Augustine Florida.

Training awards were made for two classes at the Southern Chapter of MLA meeting in Coral Gables, Florida and one at East Tennessee State University.

The year 03 budget (May 1, 2003- April 30, 2004) will include more funding opportunities for Network member libraries and consortia. We will offer funding opportunities for exhibiting, training, state planning teams, library improvement, health science librarianship promotion, technology improvement projects, and more. Check out the NN/LM-SE/A website and the nnlm-sea electronic discussion list for announcements of these and additional funding opportunities.

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Inside this issue of SEA Currents

Recent Regional Funding

Tutorial for Writing Leadership Grants

Highlights of NLM®'s Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery in Fiscal Year 2002

Year 3 Exhibits in the Region

CYBERSPACE: Directing Consumers Needing Health Information

DOCLINE® and MedlinePlus® Consumer Health Library Listings

Technology Note: AssistiveMedia

Selected Online Public Health Resources

SERHOLD® to OCLC Batch Updates

Updating User Information in Loansome Doc®

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

Allcock to Leibermann

In every issue:

Table of Contents for the NLM Technical Bulletin

Upcoming Events - June 2003 - October 2003

Publication Information

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SEA Currents

SEA Currents Volume 21, Number 3 -- May/June 2003

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

Tutorial for Writing Leadership Grants; Helping You Define the Project, Plan the Project, Write the Grant Application, and Do the Project

The Institute for Library and Museum Services has developed a new tutorial for their national leadership grants. The tutorial is designed to be user friendly and informative. Users will find real world examples, tools, schedules, exercises, and even reality checks to help assess readiness to move from one section to the next. It begins with a step-by-step process for getting projects underway, including analyzing organizational needs, identifying target audience, and formulating goals. The second phase helps to develop the components of a project plan, including activities, evaluation approach, schedule, and resources. The tutorial also contains tips for writing applications and implementing successful projects. Throughout the tutorial, the need to identify and communicate with stakeholders is underscored.

While this planning tool is designed for developing IMLS grant applications, it can be used by anyone who would like to learn more about project planning and development. Senior program officers at IMLS with years of experience coaching applicants worked together with museum professionals and librarians to develop this powerful learning resource. We hope that it will be useful in many different settings, including professional education and development, staff training, and a wide array of project planning activities.

The Target Audience Needs Analysis Template within the tutorial provides a downloadable form to complete for your own project. Download the template for Target Audience Needs Analysis from Word or from HTML [http:http://e-services.imls.gov/project_ planning/module01/defineproject/targaudience/templates/Template01.asp], print it out, and complete it. Applicants will be able to use the information in this template to help in completing the templates for subsequent units.

Visit the tutorial at http://e-services.imls.gov/project_planning

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Inside this issue of SEA Currents

Recent Regional Funding

Tutorial for Writing Leadership Grants

Highlights of NLM®'s Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery in Fiscal Year 2002

Year 3 Exhibits in the Region

CYBERSPACE: Directing Consumers Needing Health Information

DOCLINE® and MedlinePlus® Consumer Health Library Listings

Technology Note: AssistiveMedia

Selected Online Public Health Resources

SERHOLD® to OCLC Batch Updates

Updating User Information in Loansome Doc®

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

Allcock to Leibermann

In every issue:

Table of Contents for the NLM Technical Bulletin

Upcoming Events - June 2003 - October 2003

Publication Information

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SEA Currents

SEA Currents Volume 21, Number 3 -- May/June 2003

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

Summary Highlights of Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery at the National Library of Medicine® for FY 2002

by Kenneth Niles, Head, Collection Access Section
National Library of Medicine
Ken_Niles@mail.nlm.nih.gov

DOCLINE
Late in 2002, the DOCLINE Interface Review Team awarded a purchase order for web application design and usability support for a redesign of DOCUSER®, the library address and inter-library loan information module of DOCLINE . NLM programming to implement the redesign followed and should be completed in time for a late fall release.

The specific goals of the redesign include:

  • Improved usability overall

  • Requested enhancements received from user feedback

  • Improved HELP system. NLM has selected RoboHelp Office to produce a new Help system.

SERHOLD and LinkOut
For a trial period in early 2002, SERHOLD-dependent LinkOut for libraries was made available to several libraries to test. In October this feature was made available to all DOCLINE libraries. LinkOut is a feature of PubMed that is designed to provide users with links from PubMed and other Entrez databases to a wide variety of relevant web-accessible online resources, including full-text publications, biological databases, consumer health information, research tools, and more. The SERHOLD/ LinkOut program loads SERHOLD journal holdings data into LinkOut enabling users to verify if their library owns the volume cited in a PubMed record.

ISO/Interlibrary Loan Protocol Interoperability Testing
NLM has tested the ISO/ILL Protocol with three vendors:

  • RLG's ILL Manager

  • Fretwell-Downing's VDX system

  • CISTI

  • In April 2002, NLM began testing the protocol with OCLC. NLM's implementation of the ILL protocol with OCLC will allow DOCLINE users who do not have an ISO/ILL compliant system to send unfilled requests to OCLC from DOCLINE. From that point, the user will manage the request from OCLC.

During this year NLM experienced communication problems when testing, which was a major factor in the delay in any planned release for the protocol.

NLM purchased and installed a second server that will be used for production with the ILL ISO Protocol. NLM also completed initial testing of the new server with RLG and will conduct functional testing with RLG during January and February. NLM plans to release the ILL Protocol in production in the spring with a DOCLINE library that uses RLG's ILL Manager.

ILL Web Form
NLM has created a web form for customers to report problems for filled ILLs. It is available at (http://wwwcf.nlm.nih.gov/ill/ill_web_form.cfm) and it is also available through DOCLINE Help. The form is based upon feedback from production use. Submitted forms are transmitted directly into the NLM's Customer Service System and greatly speeds up processing of reported problems.

Electronic Delivery of ILL
The first quarter FY2003 confirms the trend of reduced demand for print document delivery copies at NLM. Electronic delivery comprised 67 percent of the requests filled compared to 33 percent for mail and pick-up delivery. Electronically delivered requests were 39 percent for Ariel, 6 percent for fax, and 22 percent for e-mail.

Network requests show 66% for mail, 19% Ariel, 10% for fax, and 5% for email.

Document Delivery for Electronic Journals
There is little change in the process for interlibrary loan delivery of articles in electronic format. For onsite patrons, NLM provides access to over 1,150 items available electronically with only 135 of these items being used to fill interlibrary loans.

NLM continues to fill requests for items in dual formats, electronic and print, from the print equivalent. Additionally, articles that exist only in electronic format are printed off and processed for mail delivery. However, items available free in PubMedCentral® and other free e-journal sources may be rejected. NLM continues to investigate systems to automate the process of linking citations to the e-journals and delivering these articles electronically.

International Libraries - Mexico to join DOCLINE
With the February DOCLINE 1.5 release, selected libraries in Mexico are able to add holdings to SERHOLD, enabling them to share resources among themselves and border libraries in Texas.

In FY2002 there were 49 libraries using DOCLINE and/or Loansome Doc in (37) countries outside of the U.S. and Canada. International Loansome Doc users accounted for 7% of all Loansome Doc traffic in FY2002, or about 51,000 requests. (The heaviest users are in Germany, and in a variety of Asian counties served by the Chinese University of Hong Kong).

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Inside this issue of SEA Currents

Recent Regional Funding

Tutorial for Writing Leadership Grants

Highlights of NLM®'s Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery in Fiscal Year 2002

Year 3 Exhibits in the Region

CYBERSPACE: Directing Consumers Needing Health Information

DOCLINE® and MedlinePlus® Consumer Health Library Listings

Technology Note: AssistiveMedia

Selected Online Public Health Resources

SERHOLD® to OCLC Batch Updates

Updating User Information in Loansome Doc®

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

Allcock to Leibermann

In every issue:

Table of Contents for the NLM Technical Bulletin

Upcoming Events - June 2003 - October 2003

Publication Information

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SEA Currents

SEA Currents Volume 21, Number 3 -- May/June 2003

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

Year 03 Exhibits in the Region

NN/LM SE/A Staff and Members Are Coming Soon to a Meeting Near You

Meeting Name
Exhibit Staff

Location

Dates

Florida's Senior Expo
Exhibitor: Toni C. Yancey

Jacksonville, Florida

May 15-16, 2003

American College Health Association
Exhibitor: Toni C. Yancey and SIS

Miami, Florida

May 27-31, 2003

33rd Annual Meeting of the Association of Caribbean University, Research, Institutional Libraries (ACURIL)
Exhibitors: Janice Kelly and Dale Prince

San Juan, PR

Jun 1-11, 2003

2003 Annual Meeting of MASA (Medical Association of the State of Alabama)
Exhibitor: Justin Robertson

Destin, Florida

Jun 26-29, 2003

National Association of Hispanic Nurses
Exhibitor: Toni C. Yancey

San Juan, PR

Jul 16-18, 2003

VA Academy of Family Physicians Annual Meeting and Exposition
Exhibitor: Janice Kelly

Near Williamsburg, Virginia

Jul 17-20, 2003

GA School Nurses Association Annual Meeting
Exhibitors: Jane Bridges and Roxanne Nelson

Savannah, Georgia

Jul 17-19, 2003

National Association of Community Health Centers
Exhibitor: Jana Leiberman

Atlanta, Georgia

Aug 22-26, 2003

Medical Association of Georgia
Exhibitor: Jan LaBeause

Hilton Head, South Carolina

Aug 20-24, 2003

66th Annual Educational Conference Mississippi Public Health Association
Exhibitor: Toni C. Yancey

Biloxi, Mississippi

Sep 3-5, 2003

La Fiesta del Pueblo
Exhibitors: Dale Prince and Jana Leiberman

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Sep 6-7, 2003

VA Primary Care Association Annual Meeting
Exhibitor: Jana Leiberman

Virginia Beach, Virginia

Sep 10-12, 2003

TN Primary Care Association Annual Meeting
Exhibitor: Dale Prince

Memphis, Tennessee

Sep 16-17, 2003

NC Library Association
Exhibitor: Dale Prince

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Sep 23-26, 2003

Southern Chapter of MLA

Coral Gables, Florida

Oct 9-13, 2003

TN Hospital Association
Exhibitor: Dale Prince

Nashville, Tennessee

Oct 15-17, 2003

MS Library Association Conference
Exhibitor: Jana Leiberman

Bay St. Louis, Mississippi

Oct 22-24, 2003

Collaborations, Partnerships and Solutions: The Quint- Essential Conference (Mid-Atlantic Chapter of MLA)

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Oct 26-28, 2003

11th Annual WV Rural Health Conference
Exhibitor: Edward Dzierzak

Pipestem, West Virginia

Oct 27-29, 2003

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association
Exhibitor: Dale Prince

Miami, Florida

Oct 30-Nov 1, 2003

Annual Meeting American Association of Clinical Pharmacy

Atlanta, Georgia

Nov 2-5, 2003

VA Library Association and VA Association of Law Libraries Joint Annual Conference
Exhibitors: Beth Wescott and Jana Leiberman

Hot Springs, Virginia

Nov 6-7, 2003

2004 Annual HIMSS Conference

Orlando, Florida

Feb 22-26, 2004

National Convention of the National Student Nurses Association

Nashville, Tennessee

Mar 31-Apr 4, 2004

FL Library Association
Exhibitor: Toni C. Yancey

Lake Buena Vista, Florida

Apr 22-25, 2004

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Inside this issue of SEA Currents

Recent Regional Funding

Tutorial for Writing Leadership Grants

Highlights of NLM®'s Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery in Fiscal Year 2002

Year 3 Exhibits in the Region

CYBERSPACE: Directing Consumers Needing Health Information

DOCLINE® and MedlinePlus® Consumer Health Library Listings

Technology Note: AssistiveMedia

Selected Online Public Health Resources

SERHOLD® to OCLC Batch Updates

Updating User Information in Loansome Doc®

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

Allcock to Leibermann

In every issue:

Table of Contents for the NLM Technical Bulletin

Upcoming Events - June 2003 - October 2003

Publication Information

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SEA Currents

SEA Currents Volume 21, Number 3 -- May/June 2003

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

C Y B E R S P A C E: Directing Consumers Needing Health Information

assembled by Beth M Wescott, editor

Looking for Health Information:

Be Well. Be Informed. (English) (last revised February 2003)
http://nnlm.gov/psr/pdf/bwbi_eng.pdf pdf icon
Be Well. Be Informed. (Spanish) (last revised February 2003)
http://nnlm.gov/psr//pdf/bwbi_esp.pdf pdf icon

Center for Studying Health System Change
http://www.hschange.org/CONTENT/537/
Seeking Health Care Information: Most Consumers Still on the Sidelines
Issue Brief No. 61, March 2003, by Ha T. Tu, J. Lee Hargraves

Consumer Health Information,
Health information for the public, including: multilingual health information and glossaries by language.
http://nnlm.gov/train/chi/multi.html

Consumer Health Information: Sample Searches,
Sample searchers demonstrating the capabilities of the National Library of Medicine's web-based databases.
http://nnlm.gov/train/chi/samsch.html

Free Quality [Consumer]Health resources on the Internet
http://nnlm.gov/mcr/consumer_health/minimed.ppt PowerPoint Icon

Healthfinder links mostly to government resources; includes a Spanish language topic directory; well-suited for new users.
http://www.healthfinder.gov/

Looking for a library to help you with health information, NN/LM member libraries offer help with reference questions, delivering articles, training.
http://nnlm.gov/members/

Looking for Health Information?
http://nnlm.gov/hip/

Medical Library Association , MLA - Top Ten Health Sites
http://www.mlanet.org/resources/medspeak/topten.html

National Health Information Center (NHIC), 800 336-4797. Health information referral service puts health professionals and consumers who have health questions in touch with those organizations that are best able to provide answers.
http://www.health.gov/nhic/

Patient's Bill of Rights
http://www.hospitalconnect.com/aha/resource_center/resource/resource_pbill_of_rights.html

Help Using MedlinePlus :

MedlinePlus - Fact Sheets, Guides and Tip Sheets
http://nnlm.gov/nnlm/online/mplus/

MedlinePlus Health News
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/newsbydate.html

MedlinePlus Basics
Brochure explains the basic elements of MedlinePlus , including its 2003 facelift
http://nnlm.gov/nnlm/online/mplus/mptri.pdf pdf icon

MedlinePlus Interactive Health Tutorials
Tutorials are interactive health education resources from the Patient Education Institute. Using animated graphics each tutorial explains a procedure or condition in easy-to-read language. Consumers can also listen to the tutorial.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/tutorials.html

MedlinePlus for Migrant Farm Workers: Implications for Health Care
Poster Presentation by K Deeney and H Sandstrom at the Western Migrant Stream Forum in Mesa, Arizona on January 31, 2003
http://nnlm.gov/psr/pdf/migrant_poster.pdf pdf icon

Lo esencial de MedlinePlus (MEDLINEplus Basics)
Brochure explains the basic elements of MedlinePlus en espanol. It conforms as much as possible to the English version. The Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to print and download this item.
http://nnlm.gov/train/resource.html?ResourceID=125

Finding Consumer Health Information, frequently asked questions, linked from http://nnlm.gov/nnlm/online/mplus/ to http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/faqpc.html

NLM Consumer Health Resources in Addition to MedlinePlus :

ClinicalTrials.gov , provides current information about clinical research studies and how to enroll.

Consumer Health Journals in PubMed
http://nnlm.gov/hip/contitl.html

Genetics Home Reference. NLM's web site for consumer information about genetic conditions and the genes responsible for those conditions.
http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/

PubMedCentral
Digital archive of life sciences journal literature managed by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the U.S. National Library of Medicine. This is not a journal publisher. The selected journals in PMC are available full text free of charge.
http://pubmedcentral.gov/

Tox Town
This is an interactive web page guiding one to commonly encountered toxic substances, and interactions with your health and the environment. To experience the "interactivity," you need Macromedia Flash Player, a plug-in for web browsers
http://toxtown.nlm.nih.gov/

For Librarians Teaching Consumer Health Resources:

Consumer Health Information, a two-hour hands-on class taught to public librarians and health educators.
http://nnlm.gov/pnr/train/chioverhead.html

Consumer Health Information: A Workshop for Librarians Providing Health Information to the Public
Hands-on course for librarians covers the definition, trends, issues, sources and providers of consumer health information.
http://nnlm.gov/train/chi/

Nine Ways You Can Really Help Consumers Needing Health Information
http://nnlm.gov/pnr/hip/waystohelp.html

Too Many Medical Questions Got You Down? Here's Some Relief
Overheads from a 90-minute class for public librarians and health professionals on helping consumers find good health information.
http://nnlm.gov/pnr/hip/chiclass.html

Organizing a Consumer Health Collection:

Consumer Health: An Online Manual
A web-based manual for librarians and others who are organizing consumer health collections. A broad range of topics by multiple authors are included.
http://nnlm.gov/scr/conhlth/manualidx.htm

Subject and Population Specific Consumer Health Resources:

Medical Information for Americans Abroad
CDC maintains the international travelers hotline at 877-FYI-TRIP (877-394-8747), an automated faxback service at 888-CDC-FAXX (1-888-232-3299).
See also: State Department - http://travel.state.gov/medical.html

MedWatch: the FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program: 800-FDA-1088 (800-332-1088)
http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/

Online Resources for Healthcare Interpreters
Presentation by H Sandstrom at the Los Angeles Chapter meeting of the California Healthcare Interpreters Association on January 18, 2003
http://nnlm.gov/psr/pdf/orhi.ppt PowerPoint Icon

Online Resources for Healthcare Interpreters
Handout for the Los Angeles Chapter meeting of the California Healthcare Interpreters Association held January 18, 2003
http://nnlm.gov/psr/pdf/orhi.pdf pdf icon

HIV/AIDS Information Resources: Handout from HIV/AIDS Information Summit March 19, 2003
http://nnlm.gov/psr/pres/index.html#tri

The new Clinical Guide on Supportive and Palliative Care for People with HIV/AIDS leads health care providers through the basics. It can be viewed and downloaded at http://hab.hrsa.gov. Order multiple copies from the HRSA Information Center 1-888-ASK-HRSA (1-888-275-4772).
http://hab.hrsa.gov/

LUNG LINE, 800-222-LUNG (5864)
Email: lungline@njc.org URL- http://www.nationaljewish.org/ll1.html

Online Resources for Public Health Nurses, a workshop presented by Kay Deeney and Heidi Sandstrom at the HCA Nursing Education Advisory Council Meeting in Orange, CA March 4, 2003
http://www.nnlm.gov/psr/pres/phn_resources.html

Websites Highlighting Health Information for Seniors
http://nnlm.gov/mcr/consumer_health/senior.ppt PowerPoint Icon

Consumer Health Materials in Spanish
There are many agencies, organizations, associations, book and video distributors that are now providing bilingual information. This list is a sampling of resources to utilize when looking for Spanish language consumer health information. This list contains resources originating in the United States.
http://nnlm.gov/train/chi/spres.html

Recursos de salud en espa�ol en el Internet
Una lista compilada por especialistas en informaci�n de la biblioteca. Esperamos que usted lea la lista y las anotaciones, y despu�s utilice los enlaces para conectarse a los sitios. No obstante, siempre debe consultar con su m�dico sobre cualquier informaci�n obtenida en el Internet.
http://www.hshsl.umaryland.edu/consumer/sites/espanol.html

Women's Health Resources on the WWW: Instructor's Guide
Internet-based course provides a discussion forum and hands-on practice for public and health sciences librarians to explore key concepts in locating and evaluating the quality of women's health resources available on the World Wide Web
http://gmr.lib.uic.edu/wh/

National Women's Health Information Center - 800-994-WOMAN(9662)
http://www.4woman.gov/

Disclaimer: Information on these sites is for educational purposes only. Consult your personal physician or other healthcare provider for specific advice on your health and on how Internet health information may apply to you.

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[NN/LM SEA Logo]

Inside this issue of SEA Currents

Recent Regional Funding

Tutorial for Writing Leadership Grants

Highlights of NLM®'s Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery in Fiscal Year 2002

Year 3 Exhibits in the Region

CYBERSPACE: Directing Consumers Needing Health Information

DOCLINE® and MedlinePlus® Consumer Health Library Listings

Technology Note: AssistiveMedia

Selected Online Public Health Resources

SERHOLD® to OCLC Batch Updates

Updating User Information in Loansome Doc®

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

Allcock to Leibermann

In every issue:

Table of Contents for the NLM Technical Bulletin

Upcoming Events - June 2003 - October 2003

Publication Information

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SEA Currents

SEA Currents Volume 21, Number 3 -- May/June 2003

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

DOCLINE and MEDLINEplus Consumer Health Libraries

NLM is pleased to announce that the automatic listing of consumer health libraries in MedlinePlus based upon DOCLINE data. This change occurred with the April 22nd updates of DOCLINE and MedlinePlus . See library listings in MedlinePlus at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/libraries.html.

Interested libraries must update their DOCUSER records. The MedlinePlus Consumer Health Libraries page will be updated from DOCUSER data weekly, Monday nights at midnight.

To list your library on the MedlinePlus Consumer Health Libraries Page:

  • From the DOCLINE main menu, select DOCUSER, then Update.

  • Check the box for "Authorizes listing in MedlinePlus " (Services tab/Consumer Health)

The information displayed in MedlinePlus comes from the Institution address and URLs in DOCLINE . To ensure that your library's information is complete and accurate, please follow these steps:

  1. Verify the URL address that will display in MedlinePlus . A complete URL (including "http://") should be entered. MedlinePlus will display a single URL based upon the order shown below.

  • Consumer Health Home Page (Services tab/Consumer Health)

  • Library Home Page (Address tab/Institution page)

  • Institution Home Page (Address tab/Institution page)

  • OPAC Home Page (Address tab/Institution page)

  • If none of the above is entered, then no URL is displayed

  1. Verify your institution name and address (Address tab/Institution page). The Institution address should appear as you would like it to be displayed in an online directory listing.

  • Do not use all UPPERCASE

  • The Institution address should not contain department level information (e.g. ILL Department)

  • US libraries should verify that their zip codes displays full ZIP+4 number. To find your ZIP+4 address, go to http://www.usps.com/zip4/.

  1. Verify your library's main phone number in the Library Phone field (Address tab/Institution page). NOTE: An example of a Local Number is area code plus 555-1212. The "Ext." field should include only numbers, not "X" or "ext."

  2. Verify your consumer health contact information (Contact tab/Consumer Health). This information is not displayed in MedlinePlus , but will be helpful to other libraries with questions or referrals.

NLM encourages libraries to take this opportunity to review their entire DOCLINE record to ensure its accuracy and completeness. DOCUSER information is used by DOCLINE for routing (see Delivery Methods, Document Delivery Address, and Routing Profile pages) and display, and is a critical information resource for partner and Network libraries.

Questions can be sent to your regional DOCLINE coordinator via the Contact Your RML link in DOCLINE. DOCLINE coordinators can also be reached by calling 1-800-338-7657 in the United States. NLM can be reached via the Contact DOCLINE link or by calling 1-888-FINDNLM in the US or 301-594-5983 internationally.

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Technology Note: AssistiveMedia, Expanding the World of Reading through Internet Accessible Spoken-word Recordings

selected from http://www.assistivemedia.org/about-us.html

AssistiveMedia produces spoken-word recordings of short-subject literary works that are made easily accessible through the World-Wide Web. Currently, AM focuses on reproducing copyright-approved material from reputable mainstream periodicals (The New Yorker, Harper's, Wired, Scientific American, Atlantic Monthly, Civilization, Smithsonian, Granta and more) and independent writers; providing an eclectic mixture of interesting and educational material.

AM recognizes that more than 95% of published works, a major source of information, culture, and education are originally published inaccessible to those with visual and text reading barriers. Fifty-four million Americans have a disability of some kind so AM has designed its service to deliver its content to the rapidly growing number of computer users with disabilities. Due to the reach of the World-Wide-Web, AM efficiently and effectively serves an enormous geographical area. The following is only a brief list including conditions of persons who can and do benefit from AM. So think AM when consumers, caregivers, therapists and others bemoan the lack of resources for the disabled.

Acquired Conditions
Closed head injury
Cerebral vascular accident
Spinal cord injury
Traumatic brain injury (TBI)

Degenerative Conditions
Diabetes
Heart, kidney, liver, lung disease
Macular degeneration
Multiple sclerosis (MS)
Muscular dystrophy (MD)
Parkinson's disease
Rheumatoid arthritis

Congenital Conditions
Autism
Blindness (acquired or congenital
Cerebral palsy
Developmental dyslexia

Assistive Media
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Selected Online Public Health Resources

by Marcia Zorn, zornm@mail.nlm.nih.gov

BIOTERRORISM/TERRORISM

Brookings Institute's Role of the Press in the Antiterrorism Campaign
http://www.brook.edu/dybdocroot/GS/Projects/Press/Press.htm

Crisis, disaster, emergency management Web sites for researchers
http://www.ala.org/acrl/resnov02.html

A Journalists' Guide to Covering Bioterrorism from the Radio and Television New Directors Foundation (on an Air Force Base Web site)
http://www.usafa.af.mil/dfsel/wBioterror.html

Making Sense of Government information restrictions (Issues in Science and Technology, Summer 2002)
http://www.nap.edu/issues/18.4/stalk.htm

MIT's Videos related to 9/11
http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/nr/2001/video911.html

MMWR's Terrorism preparedness Compendium
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr//indexbt.html

Silent Vector, a simulation exercise in which participants got increasingly credible and specific intelligence of a large-scale attack on the nation's critical energy infrastructure. Results of the exercise are outlined. Key lesson #1 relates to communication http://www.csis.org/isp/sv/SVwebfindings.pdf pdf icon

WebMD links to Biological and Chemical Weapons
http://my.webmd.com/content/article/61/67288.htm?lastselectedguid=%7B5FE84E90-BC77-4056-A91C-9531713CA348

Audio of "When Terrorism Strikes: Reporting the Story-A session to help journalists avoid pitfalls when covering medical disasters", Am Assn of Health Care Journalists http://www.ahcj.umn.edu/2003conf.htm#terrorism

COMMUNITY HEALTH PROGRAMS/ORGANIZATIONS

Addressing Nonprofit Technology Needs and Resources: A Community Toolkit Introduction
http://www.benton.org/Practice/TA/communitytoolkit.html#introduction

Assessing Nonprofit Technology Humanware Needs
http://www.benton.org/Practice/TA/commkitpage4.html

Bringing Services to Hard-to-Reach Populations
http://erc.msh.org/mainpage.cfm?file=2.2.3.htm&module=chs&language=English

Defining the Target Assessment Community
http://www.benton.org/Practice/TA/commkitpage3.html

Increasing Community Participation
http://erc.msh.org/mainpage.cfm?file=2.2.1.htm&module=chs&language=English

Managing Community Health Services
http://erc.msh.org/mainpage.cfm?file=1.0.htm&module=chs&language=English

Mapping the Existing Technology Resources
http://www.benton.org/Practice/TA/commkitpage5.html

MentorGirls.org is a grass roots, community outreach program connecting women in industry with girls in communities and schools
http://www.mentorgirls.org/

More links to community articles
http://erc.msh.org/mainpage.cfm?file=2.0.htm&module=chs&language=English

EVALUATION

GAO Report: Program evaluation: Strategies for assessing how information dissemination contributes to agency goals. 2002, (GAO-02-923) analyzes 5 federal agencies' strategies for assessing the effectiveness of media campaigns and other information dissemination programs designed to persuade others to behave in ways that produce desired social or environmental benefits.
http://www.gao.gov

How can evaluations of public communication campaigns be of more use to social change efforts?
http://www.gse.harvard.edu/hfrp/eval/issue20/expert2.html

Measuring the Difference: Guide to Planning and Evaluating Health Information Outreach
http://www.nnlm.gov/evaluation/guide/

What do evaluators of public communication campaigns need to do to advance their work and this field?
http://www.gse.harvard.edu/hfrp/eval/issue20/expert1.html

MASS COMMUNICATION / MASS MEDIA

Advocates in Action: Making a difference for young children. (2002) Wash, DC: Nat'l Assn for the Educ of Young Children, a guide for advocates working to influence policy and practice includes chapters on non-legislative policy opportunities and using the media effectively.
http://www.naeyc.org/resources/catalog/new-books.asp

Association of Health Care Journalists 4th National Conference Mar 15 -18, 2003 in San Francisco.
http://www.ahcj.umn.edu/2003conf.htm

The Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth at Georgetown Univ monitors marketing practices of the alcohol industry to focus attention and action on industry practices that jeopardize health and safety of America's youth.
http://camy.org/

The CAMY Marketing Gallery has exhibition of magazine alcohol ads (70+ samples) as a supplement to the recently released "Overexposed" report. http://camy.org/gallery/ CAMY has released a report and tools such as searchable alcohol advertising data on over 6,000 programs that aired in 92 television markets nationwide in 2001. You can select a media market, then the system prepared a list of programs that aired in that market. http://camy.org/tvtool/
CAMY Research Repts: Television: Alcohol's Vast Adland De 2002 http://camy.org/research/tv1202/

Coverage in context: How thoroughly the news media report five key children's issues (2002) examines the depth of media coverage on child abuse and neglect, child care, child health insurance, teen childbearing, and youth crime and violence in 12 daily newspapers and 4 national television networks over a 3-mo period in 2001
http://casey.umd.edu/home.nsf

Overexposed: Youth a Target of Alcohol Advertising in Magazines (Se 2002)
http://camy.org/research/mag0902/

"When Bad Ads Happen to Good Causes: A guide for creating more effective public interest print advertising featuring new data from an unprecedented 10-yr study by Roper AWS" c2002 70p pdf
http://www.rwjf.org/publications/publicationsPdfs/badadslo.pdf pdf icon

PUBLIC HEALTH

ACP-ASIM Observer, Jan 2003 "As the country gears up for smallpox vaccinations, physicians find themselves on the front lines" (more links)
http://www.acponline.org/journals/news/jan03/smallpox.htm#resources

"Prophylactic immunizations may protect you, but are they necessary-or safe?"
Includes links to http://www.acponline.org/journals/news/jan03/smallpox.htm
Smallpox vaccine contraindications ; Online resources
The lost art of using bifurcated needles and other challenges of smallpox vaccine
The search for a safer vaccine From the Jan ACP-ASIM Observer, (c) 2003 by the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine

CDC GIS and Public Health
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/gis.htm

Drum Beat, January 20 2003 #180, from the Communication initiative [done in partnership with the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations (GAVI) Advocacy and Communication Task Force (ACTF)] focuses on issues and resources for addressing public trust in immunisation.
http://www.comminit.com/drum_beat.html

Helping Parents Prevent Lead Poisoning (also available in Spanish)
http://ericeece.org/pubs/digests/2002/binns02.html

Improving Public Health Through Geographical Information Systems: An Instructional Guide to Major Concepts and Their Implementation Web version Dec 1997
http://www.uiowa.edu/~geog/health/

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs (CCP) http://www.jhuccp.org includes :

  1. world map to access CCP field program info

  2. new CCP publications database 120+ pubs http://www.jhuccp.org/pubs/

  3. topic pages re: Center activities http://www.jhuccp.org/topics/

  4. new site: http://www.jhuccp.org/temp/index.shtml

Nursing Center for Tobacco Intervention to provide smoking cessation information, smoking research, international links, and information about trying to quit.
http://www.con.ohio-state.edu/tobacco/

PAHO/WHO GIS Geographic Information Systems in Health (SIG-EPI)
Objectives; functions ; Why SIG-Epi?; What is SIG-Epi?; SIG-Epi identifies needs and applications
http://www.paho.org/English/SHA/shasig.htm

Public Health Grand Rounds available for viewing: http://publichealthgrandrounds.unc.edu/pastprograms.htm

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SERHOLD to OCLC Batch Update Pilot Project Completed - YOU Are Next!!

by Deena Acton, DOCLINE Team

NLM has successfully completed the SERHOLD to OCLC Batch Update pilot project which tested the exporting of serial holdings data from DOCLINE and importing it into OCLC. The pilot project was conducted from November 2001 to April 2003 with 8 libraries who participate in both DOCLINE and OCLC. NLM plans to perform the first production data export over the July 4th weekend. Special thanks go to the pilot libraries and the two regional DOCLINE Coordinators who were involved with this project!

NLM hopes the following information will answer any questions you have about the SERHOLD to OCLC Batch Update program.

Q: What is SERHOLD to OCLC Batch Update?
A: It is several programs that were written by both NLM and OCLC to take holdings from SERHOLD and load them into OCLC. It enables libraries to enter holdings into SERHOLD and not have to rekey the same information into OCLC. The holdings of all libraries that indicate via the DOCUSER Codes screen, Batch Update Authorization field that "NLM is authorized to send a copy of my library's holdings to OCLC", will be batched in a file and sent to OCLC once per quarter at the same time that the Library Group Union List products are generated, generally the first weekend of the month in January, April, July, and October. All holdings are extracted for the first update. If a library does not change their authorization, only changed holdings and deleted holdings are extracted the second time; holdings that have not been changed or deleted will not be provided to OCLC a second time.

Q: If my library participates in both OCLC and SERHOLD, how can I ensure that my holdings will be extracted and given to OCLC?
A: Within DOCUSER, click on the Codes Tab. If there is no value in the OCLC Symbol 1 field, input your OCLC Symbol. If you have values in OCLC Symbol 2 and/or OCLC Symbol 3, remove them. Holdings will only map to one OCLC Symbol. The Batch Update Authorization field has a drop down list of 4 values. The default is "No Authorization Given". Change field to equal "NLM is authorized to send a copy of my library's holdings to OCLC".

Q: When will this function be released to the network?
A: NLM plans to extract the first holdings data for network libraries (who authorize us to do so) on the July 4 weekend. OCLC plans to load the holdings into their system within one month of receipt. NLM will continue to extract holdings data at the beginning of each quarter when we normally produce the Library Group Union List products.

Q: I participate in both DOCLINE and OCLC, but I don't want my holdings to go from SERHOLD to OCLC. What do I have to do to prevent this?
A: Nothing. The default value for Batch Update Authorization is "No authorization given." You only have to make a change if you want us to send your library's holdings to OCLC.

Q: My library is part of a larger institution that use one OCLC code (ex. MWF) with multiple holding library codes for each "branch" (ex. MWFA and MWFB). Can I still participate in SERHOLD to OCLC Batch Update? A: Unfortunately, no. OCLC replaces the pre-existing set of local data records (LDRs) attached to a specific bibliographic record with the holdings records sent for batch updating. If your medical library, the science library, and the main library all had holdings on the same title, the holdings for your library would be updated and the holdings for the other two libraries would be removed. In your library's case, it would be better to update in both systems or to wait for the OCLC to SERHOLD batch update program which is being tested with pilot libraries and will be available in a future DOCLINE release. In this way, all holdings for your library (MWFA) will be sent from OCLC to SERHOLD and we will update SERHOLD with this information. Any titles that are not in LOCATORplus will be rejected.

Q: How can I report that my holdings were attached to the wrong record in OCLC?
A: NLM and OCLC have worked for many months in order to get the correct OCLC number in NLM's catalog, LOCATORplus , and also the NLM Unique ID into the corresponding OCLC record. Despite all of our work, there are bound to be a few mismatches or discrepancies where OCLC and NLM's cataloging practices disagree. NLM is working on procedures for identifying records where cataloging practices disagree and reporting incorrect matches. Further instructions concerning will be sent within the next couple of months.

Q: When will OCLC to SERHOLD Batch Update be available?
A: NLM has worked with 3 pilot libraries. OCLC has provided NLM with data for these pilot libraries that are being reviewed in a test environment. For 2 of the pilot libraries, NLM will load data into production later this year. After a successful pilot library load, this program will be released to the network. NLM will notify users via DOCLINE-L prior to the release.

Q: What does the SERHOLD to OCLC batch update cost?
A: If your library is an OCLC participant, there is no charge. If your library does not yet have an OCLC symbol, your library will have to be "profiled" by your OCLC regional service provider (RSP). OCLC does not charge profiling fees; however, the RSP can charge a profiling fee and may also charge a membership fee. Please see http://www.oclc.org/contacts/regional/ for more information about RSPs.

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Updating User Information in Loansome Doc

Currently, in DOCLINE 1.5.1, it is not possible for libraries to delete Loansome Doc patrons. However, libraries can "unauthorize" patron records which are duplicates, outdated, or if the user does not qualify for service from your institution. Unauthorizing a patron prevents the user from being able to send LD orders to your library. For users with duplicate accounts, NLM suggests talking to the user before 'unauthorizing' the inactive accounts. In the future, NLM plans to regularly delete inactive Loansome Doc patron records after a defined period.

LD patron records cannot be edited by the library - only the patron themselves. The original idea was that the record belonged to the patron, not the library. NLM has received several requests to allow libraries to edit their LD patron's records. NLM plans to do this in a future release.

Please feel free to contact your patron(s) and remind them to update their LD account information. Instructions for patrons to change or update their user Information in Loansome Doc can be found at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/ldchange.html

Please note that both deletion of LD patrons and libraries editing patron records is complicated by the fact that a patron can register with more than one library. The DOCLINE team understands the desire for these changes and will be investigating solutions.

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

  1. NLM introduces a new Asian American Health site; an information portal to issues affecting the health and well-being of Asian Americans in the United States. See http://asianamericanhealth.nlm.nih.gov/

  2. A new version of the NLM Gateway was released on April 22, 2003. Changes include the following:

  • Phrase detection was added so users are no longer required to put search phrases in double quotes. Read about Phrase detection in the NLM Gateway (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/ma03/ma03_gateway.html) in the NLM Technical Bulletin. See the Help for more information.

  • ISSN searching was added for the OLDMEDLINE collection.

  • 429813 new records were added to the OLDMEDLINE collection for the years 1953-1956.

Please feel free to contact Sonya Shooshan via phone or email (301-435-3189 or sonya@nlm.nih.gov) with any questions or comments.

  1. DOCLINE Quarterly Statistical Reports
    NLM has released the following DOCLINE quarterly statistical reports for January-March 2003:

1-1A, 1-11A, 1-1AT - Summary DOCLINE Borrower Statistics
1-1B - Summary DOCLINE Lender Statistics
1-2A, 1-22A - Detailed DOCLINE Borrower Statistics
1-2B - Detailed DOCLINE Lender Statistics
2-14 - Resource Library Quarterly Report - Fill Rate
5-1A - Loansome Doc Detailed Lender Statistics
5-1B - Loansome Doc Throughput Report

Please note that reports 1-11A, 1-1AT and 1-22A are only distributed to libraries that have entered requests in DOCLINE for other libraries. Report 2-14 is only distributed to resource libraries.

The July-September 2002 DOCLINE quarterly statistical reports are no longer available. Further schedule information may be found in the DOCLINE - Quarterly Reports (Statistics) FAQ, http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/doc_quarterly_reports.html

Instructions for downloading and printing reports may be found at HELP/Online Manual/Requests - Reports or at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/faqdocline.html#reports

If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to custserv@nlm.nih.gov

  1. The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) is pleased to invite participation in an advanced training course designed specifically for information specialists who provide support to users of NCBI's molecular biology services. This announcement is being sent to library directors so that you can identify appropriate candidates.

This five-day course is scheduled for August 4-8, 2003, at the National Library of Medicine, and is approved for 40 MLA C.E. contact hours.

The course is restricted to those who have knowledge of molecular biology or genetics and basic experience with NCBI resources such as Entrez, LocusLink, BLAST,Cn3D, and Map Viewer.

General information and a course application form are available at:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Class/NAWBIS/

Applications are due by May 31, 2003. Space is limited to 9 people, and we will inform you about acceptance into the course by June 6, 2003.

  1. Cancer Subset Added to PubMed
    A new subject subset, "Cancer," is available on the Subset pull-down menu on the PubMed Limits screen.

Another way to use this subset is directly in a search as cancer [sb].
Example: life expectancy AND cancer [sb]

The Cancer subset is a joint project between the National Cancer Institute and NLM (National Center for Biotechnology Information and Library Operations). Please see the article, CANCERLIT Retired, NCI and NLM Collaborate to Improve Access to Cancer-Related PubMed Citations. NLM Tech Bull. 2003 Mar-Apr;(331):e9 for more information about this collaboration.

The Cancer subject subset strategy is available from the NLM Web site at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/pubmed_subsets.html
Please watch PubMed 's Home page for an announcement of this new feature.

  1. The National Library of Medicine introduced a new Web site, the Genetics Home Reference. It is NLM's web site for consumer information about genetic conditions and the genes responsible for those conditions.

Each condition and gene summary provides a basic discussion of that particular topic and links to outside resources for more information. Additionally, each genetic condition page links to summaries for genes that are related to that condition; each gene also links back to the associated conditions. At the bottom of each summary page, a list of glossary terms links to definitions of technical terms found in the summary.

For users who would like more general information about genetics, "Help Me Understand Genetics" provides a basic explanation of how genes work and how mutations cause genetic disorders. It also includes current information about genetic counseling, genetic testing, gene therapy, and the Human Genome Project.

The Genetics Home Reference can be accessed directly at http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/ It may also be accessed from MedlinePlus health topic pages.

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Allcock to Liebermann

Due to her recent marriage, Jana Allcock's name has changed to Jana Liebermann. She had beautiful weather, and a lovely ceremony on March 22, 2003. Congratulations, Jana!

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CYBERSPACE: Directing Consumers Needing Health Information

DOCLINE® and MedlinePlus® Consumer Health Library Listings

Technology Note: AssistiveMedia

Selected Online Public Health Resources

SERHOLD® to OCLC Batch Updates

Updating User Information in Loansome Doc®

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March-April 2003
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/ma03/ma03_issue_cover.html

Technical Notes: - e2

New Version of Released - March 5, 2003
Merriam-Webster Medical Dictionary on MedlinePlus
New Clinical Advisory Issued
2003 MLA Meeting Reminder and NLM Invitation
[Note Updated 4/17/2003]
MEDLINE® Milestone - 12 Millionth Journal Citation
More Organisms Added to LocusLink Organisms
PubMed to Complete Transition to E-Utilities and Manually Constructed URLs
Partners in Information Access Web Site Redesign
New Books Added to NCBI's Bookshelf
DOCLINE 1.5 Released
DOCLINE : 10 Million Transactions and Counting
New Version of NLM Gateway Released - April 22, 2003

PubMed : Publication Type Mapping - e1
Enhancements made to include Publication Types (PT) and their Entry Terms.

Change to PubMed 's: Automatic Term Mapping Affects Phrase Searching - e3
Improving PubMed searches.

The XIV International AIDS Conference Meeting Abstracts Available in the NLM Gateway - e4
Search hints for finding the meeting abstracts in the NLM Gateway .

New MeSH® Descriptor: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) - e5
MeSH descriptor added for this new disease.

E-mail Feature Planned for PubMed Soon - e6
Valuable new feature.

PubMed 's MeSH Mapping Feature to Include More British Spellings - e7
MeSH Translation Table improved with additional British spellings of words.

NLM Gateway Implements Phrase Detection - e8
Improved phrase searching.

CANCERLIT Retired, NCI and NLM Collaborate to Improve Access to Cancer-Related PubMed Citations - e9
NCI has retired its CANCERLIT databse and is linking users directly to PubMed for journal citation.

Implementation of New Guidelines for the Structure and Nomenclature of Protein Concepts in MeSH - e10
Due to the recent increase in published sequence data and the concurrent use of short acronym names for proteins NLM has revised the MeSH protein thesaurus and developed a new system to accurately index and retrieve protein-related information.

Cancer Subset Added to PubMed - e11
New subject subset will soon be available in PubMed .

New MeSH Descriptor: SARS Virus - e12
Another new descriptor added for this new disease.

New Entrez Database: MeSH - e13
PubMed MeSH Browser replaced by new Entrez database, MeSH, enhancing search and display features.

Changes to PubMed for 2003 - e14
PubMed revised to reflect NLM's changes to MEDLINE.

MedlinePlus Adds New Features for 2003 - e15
Many new enhancements.

Issue Completed April 28, 2003
Go to the Technical Bulletin Web Page

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DOCLINE® and MedlinePlus® Consumer Health Library Listings

Technology Note: AssistiveMedia

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SERHOLD® to OCLC Batch Updates

Updating User Information in Loansome Doc®

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June 2003 - October 2003

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 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).

June 30 -
July 2

NHII '03: Developing an Agenda for the National Health Information Infrastructure. Sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services. Renaissance Washington DC Hotel, telephone: 202-898-9000, fax: 202-289-0947, http://www.nhii-03.s-3.net for information, http://www.nhii-03.s-3.net/registration.htm for registration

September 15-18

Cancer Conference "Comprehensive Approaches to Cancer Control: The Public Health Role "
Provides participants from a wide constituency of local, state, territorial, tribal, federal, national, and community-based with information and skills building. Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel, Atlanta, GA, 877-426-2746, http://www.cancerconference.net, E-mail: info@cancerconference.net

September 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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DOCLINE® and MedlinePlus® Consumer Health Library Listings

Technology Note: AssistiveMedia

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