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Inside this issue of SEA Currents

NLM SE/A Funding Enables the Public Health Foundation (PHF) to Restructure, Update and Improve its Website

Meet the New RML Director, M.J. Tooey

Free Resources for Information on Rural Issues

Celebrating Older Americans Month

Electronic Document Delivery (EDD) Among First Adopters of NN/LM Furnished Scanners

Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce

The Case for Proxy Servers

FreeShare - Free Reciprocal Interlibrary Loan Group

What's New at NLM, NNLM and Their Partners

In every issue:

Table of Contents for the NLM Technical Bulletin

Upcoming Events - February 2004 - May 2004

Publication Information

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SEA Currents Volume 22, Number 1 -- January/February 2004

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

NN/LM SE/A Funding Enables the Public Health Foundation (PHF)
to Restructure, Update, and Improve its Website

The Public Health Foundation is a national, non-profit organization, dedicated to improving the public's health by helping strengthen and build capacity and infrastructure of the public health system, including agencies, organizations, workforce and communities. PHF accomplishes this through conducting applied research, sharing knowledge, providing training and technical assistance, anticipating future needs, and leading constructive change. http://www.phf.org/infrastructure

This searchable site is a gateway to information about the infrastructure of public health systems that protect the public's health. The Public Health Infrastructure Resource Center (PHIRC) provides those wanting to strengthen public health systems with information on the three core areas of infrastructure (as defined by the CDC), which are as follows:

  • The public health workforce

  • Information, data, and communication systems

  • Organizational and systems capacity.

Because PHF selected and annotated everything listed in PHIRC, you can save time finding relevant information. Search by infrastructure subject area (workforce capacity, information systems, and systems capacity) or by resource type.

Resource Types include:

Facts and Research: summaries of and links to publications, web sites, organizations, and initiatives related to the three core areas of infrastructure.
Under this heading you will find resources like...
The new National Public Health Performance Standards Program Performance Improvement Resource Guide for State Public Health Systems http://www.phf.org/PerformanceTools/NPHPSP_State_PI.htm, which can be found by clicking on the "Systems Capacity" button, and then the "Facts and Research" button.

Making the Case: presentations, evidence, and tools to help public health leaders, policymakers, and others understand the need for increased funding and attention to public health infrastructure.
Under this heading you will find resources like...
The recent Institute of Medicine's report, Who will Keep the Public Healthy? http://www.nap.edu/books/030908542X/html/, outlining recommendations and a framework for strengthening public health education, research, and practice. Click on the "Making the Case" button and then the "Workforce Capacity" button.

Questions to Ask: information on tools to assess your jurisdiction's infrastructure.

To learn more about the types of questions that will help you improve data, information, and communications in your jurisdiction, click on the "Questions to Ask" button, then "Information Systems" to find assessment tools.

Other sections include Learning Resources, What's New? and a special Bioterrorism Preparedness infrastructure section. PHF plans to enhance the site in the future and welcomes your comments and suggested additions at info@phf.org Public Health Foundation, http://www.phf.org, 202-898-5600

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Inside this issue of SEA Currents

NLM SE/A Funding Enables the Public Health Foundation (PHF) to Reconstruct, Update and Improve its Website

Meet the New RML Director, M.J. Tooey

Free Resources for Information on Rural Issues

Celebrating Older Americans' Month

Electronic Document Delivery (EDD) Among First Adopters of NN/LM Furnished Scanners

Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce

The Case for Proxy Servers

FreeShare - Free Reciprocal Interlibrary Loan Group

What's New at NLM, NNLM and Their Partners

In every issue:

Table of Contents for the NLM Technical Bulletin

Upcoming Events - February - May 2004

Publication Information

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SEA Currents Volume 22, Number 1 -- January/February 2004

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

Meet the New RML Director, M.J. Tooey*

* also new President of the Medical Library Association

M.J. Tooey M.J.Tooey received her MLS from the University of Pittsburgh in 1982. Prior to that she received her Bachelor of Science in Education degree from Clarion State University (formerly Clarion State College) in 1976.

M.J. has worked in both hospital and university medical library settings. She has worked at the University of Maryland Health Sciences Library since 1986 where she has held a number of positions. For the last four years she has been Deputy Director while simultaneously having administrative responsibility for the computing and technology services department. Prior to that she was the Associate Director for External Services and Development while serving for seven years as the Project Manager for the new Health Sciences and Human Services Library that opened in 1998.

Active in the Medical Library Association (MLA), M.J. has served on its Board of Directors and as Chair of Chapter Council. Currently, she is the Chair of the 2004 National Program Committee for the MLA Annual Meeting. She served as the chair of the MLA/PEW Internet & American Life Project Task Force in addition to several other committees. She has served as chair of the Public Services Section and of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the MLA. In 1997 she received the MLA Estelle Brodman Award for Academic Medical Librarian of the Year.

Additionally, M.J. has served as adjunct faculty at the University of Maryland, College Park and was a delegate to the White House Conference on Libraries and Information Services in 1991.

Please join us in welcoming M.J. to the RML.

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Inside this issue of SEA Currents

NLM SE/A Funding Enables the Public Health Foundation (PHF) to Reconstruct, Update and Improve its Website

Meet the New RML Director, M.J. Tooey

Free Resources for Information on Rural Issues

Celebrating Older Americans' Month

Electronic Document Delivery (EDD) Among First Adopters of NN/LM Furnished Scanners

Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce

The Case for Proxy Servers

FreeShare - Free Reciprocal Interlibrary Loan Group

What's New at NLM, NNLM and Their Partners

In every issue:

Table of Contents for the NLM Technical Bulletin

Upcoming Events - February - May 2004

Publication Information

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SEA Currents Volume 22, Number 1 -- January/February 2004

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

Free Resource for Information on Rural Issues

by Maren Niemeier, Lead Information Specialist at the Rural Assistance Center at the University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health

Do you live in a small community? Ever look for research or statistics on a rural topic? Could you use some leads on funding opportunities to support rural health and human services? The Rural Assistance Center (RAC) is a free resource that can help.

The Rural Assistance Center (RAC) is a federally-funded information resource with a range of products and services addressing rural health and human services issues. You can contact RAC for help meeting your customers' information needs, you can refer library users directly to RAC, and you can use RAC yourself to support library projects. Here are a few resources available to you and your customers:

Funding Information
The RAC Web Site (http://www.raconline.org) has a searchable database of funding opportunities. Anyone who has a project in mind to benefit a rural community can request an in-depth search for funding specific to their project and location.

Guides on Rural Topics
The RAC web site has information guides on topics such as dental health, domestic violence, tribal health, and grant-writing. Guides include frequently asked questions on the topic, links to publications and online tools, organizations and contacts for more information.

Research and statistics
Librarians staff the RAC toll-free phone (1-800-270-1898) and email reference service (info@raconline.org) and offer free search services to support rural health and human services. RAC can do literature searches, help find statistics, and connect users to experts within the federal government and research communities.

News and events
The RAC web site includes news on rural issues taken daily from the Federal Register, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services press releases, and other sources. The web site also provides a calendar of events, conferences, and workshops.

How to take advantage of RAC services:

  • Visit the RAC Web Site, http://www.raconline.org

  • Contact RAC at 1-800-270-1898 or email, info@raconline.org

  • Sign up on the RAC web site for twice-monthly email notices of rural news, funding opportunities, events and publications.

Please use the Rural Assistance Center yourself and help spread the word about RAC in your organization and your community.

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Inside this issue of SEA Currents

NLM SE/A Funding Enables the Public Health Foundation (PHF) to Reconstruct, Update and Improve its Website

Meet the New RML Director, M.J. Tooey

Free Resources for Information on Rural Issues

Celebrating Older Americans' Month

Electronic Document Delivery (EDD) Among First Adopters of NN/LM Furnished Scanners

Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce

The Case for Proxy Servers

FreeShare - Free Reciprocal Interlibrary Loan Group

What's New at NLM, NNLM and Their Partners

In every issue:

Table of Contents for the NLM Technical Bulletin

Upcoming Events - February - May 2004

Publication Information

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SEA Currents Volume 22, Number 1 -- January/February 2004

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

Celebrating Older Americans Month, 2004, "Aging Well, Living Well"

assembled by Beth M. Wescott, editor

The Older Americans Month theme for May 2004 is "Aging Well, Living Well." Over the next several months, librarians and others may receive more information about the Administration on Aging's plans in recognition of Older Americans Month 2004. (http://www.aoa.gov/press/oam/oam.asp, and in Spanish http://www.aoa.gov/language/language_espanol.asp) The National Institute on Aging is very proud to continue this tradition of honoring older Americans and their caregivers, and of "celebrating families and communities as the foundation of our society." Your medical library might like to use May as a month to recognize seniors in your community.

This theme was selected to celebrate and recognize older Americans who are living longer, healthier, and more productive lives. Older persons are not only adding years to their lives, they are also improving the quality of their lives.

Older Americans Month Graphic

Last year's theme "What We Do Makes a Difference" included logos, fact sheets, Public Service Announcements (PSAs) and spawned many Internet sites, private and public, populated by programs, people, projects and the faces of America's diverse older population. (http://www.aoa.gov/press/oam/May_2003/Materials_Downloads.asp) 2004 will be similar, and though not all the collateral materials are available this early, there are links.

Assembled below are sites of interest:

  1. Caregiver Resources Menu (for consumers)
    http://www.aoa.gov/eldfam/For_Caregivers/For_Caregivers.asp

  2. NIHSeniorHealth: http://nihseniorhealth.gov/

  3. Profile of Older Americans: 2003, the latest statistics on older Americans in 13 key subject areas. It includes both narrative and statistical charts http://www.aoa.gov/prof/Statistics/statistics.asp

Resource Links:

  1. AOA Nutrition Program Fact Sheet (http://www.aoa.gov/eldfam/Nutrition/Nutrition.asp)

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

  3. Eldercare Locator: http://www.eldercare.gov

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

  5. The Forgetting: A Portrait of Alzheimer's showed on Wednesday, January 21, 2004, on PBS. This documentary is based on David Shenk's best-selling book, The Forgetting Alzheimer's: Portrait of an Epidemic. With the broadcast of this documentary, Alzheimer's disease will be in the national spotlight. This would be a fine opportunity to take advantage of the attention being focused on this issue. http://www.pbs.org/stationfinder/index.html

  6. Information for People Over 65 Years Old (http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/wh-65.html)

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Inside this issue of SEA Currents

NLM SE/A Funding Enables the Public Health Foundation (PHF) to Reconstruct, Update and Improve its Website

Meet the New RML Director, M.J. Tooey

Free Resources for Information on Rural Issues

Celebrating Older Americans' Month

Electronic Document Delivery (EDD) Among First Adopters of NN/LM Furnished Scanners

Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce

The Case for Proxy Servers

FreeShare - Free Reciprocal Interlibrary Loan Group

What's New at NLM, NNLM and Their Partners

In every issue:

Table of Contents for the NLM Technical Bulletin

Upcoming Events - February - May 2004

Publication Information

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SEA Currents Volume 22, Number 1 -- January/February 2004

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

Electronic Document Delivery (EDD) Among First Adopters of NN/LM® Furnished Scanners

by Beth M Wescott, network access coordinator

In early summer, 2003 the SE/A RML offered select member libraries the opportunity to participate in a pilot Electronic Document Delivery Project. Awards of up to $2,000 each were available from the NN/LM SE/A for DOCLINE ® libraries. The funding supported software and scanner imaging equipment. Each month, the participants reported their statistics, what promotional activities they undertook and what response they had from borrowers. Also, all awardees joined the E-SEA library group. Applications were from hospital libraries.

Libraries agreed to:

  1. Provide a library PC and printer for interlibrary lending and borrowing use.

  2. Work with the institution's Information Systems Department to make the software and hardware functional for interlibrary lending and borrowing.

  3. Consider getting an email account to use solely for interlibrary loans purposes if using an email based system. This account should be large enough to handle the volume of requests expected and be cleaned out frequently.

  4. Revise the institution's DOCUSER® record to take advantage of and advertise use of electronic document delivery in the Region.

  5. Submit six monthly reports listing monthly statistics on electronic document delivery use and an evaluation on library user satisfaction with electronic document delivery and any problems encountered during the six-month period.

From all reports, the pilot project was successful! Libraries moved toward EDD and found that doing so pleased their patrons, cut down on staff time per transaction, speeded up delivery and delighted marketing - which now had another service to trumpet.

Phase 2 was advertised in November, 2003 and applications have closed. Another opportunity will open in May of 2004. Please consider going electronic in document receipt and delivery. Also, monies may be used for the implementation of Internet and/or Web EDD service or improvement of existing EDD services.

Aggregated and monthly statistics follow. Please email bwescott@hshsl.umaryland.edu for assistance in deciding that EDD is for you.

Six month overview of EPP Project, Aggregated Results pdf icon

Six month overview of EDD Project by month pdf icon

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Inside this issue of SEA Currents

NLM SE/A Funding Enables the Public Health Foundation (PHF) to Reconstruct, Update and Improve its Website

Meet the New RML Director, M.J. Tooey

Free Resources for Information on Rural Issues

Celebrating Older Americans' Month

Electronic Document Delivery (EDD) Among First Adopters of NN/LM Furnished Scanners

Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce

The Case for Proxy Servers

FreeShare - Free Reciprocal Interlibrary Loan Group

What's New at NLM, NNLM and Their Partners

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Table of Contents for the NLM Technical Bulletin

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Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce , is a collaboration of agencies and organizations with a common goal of helping the public health workforce find and use information effectively to improve and protect the public's health.

Agencies and organizations participating in Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce include: the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); the American Public Health Association (APHA); the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH); the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO); the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA); the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO); the National Library of Medicine® (NLM®); the National Network of Libraries of Medicine® (NN/LM); the Public Health Foundation (PHF); and the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE).

A fact sheet that describes the Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce collaboration is available at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/nno/partners.html A brochure with information about the National Library of Medicine's resources that are particularly relevant to public health practice is also available at http://phpartners.org/pdf/information_card.pdf pdf icon

Strengthening and promoting this collaboration is a major goal of the NLM and NN/LM, and we need your assistance. Please help us share information about the Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce collaboration and PHpartners.org by considering the addition of a link from your library's site to PHpartners.org at http://phpartners.org

PHpartners.org provides news of interest to public health workers and links to public health Internet resources. In addition, your suggestions for additional content and site improvement are most welcome. Suggestions can be provided via the online suggestion box at http://phppartners.org/suggest.html

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Inside this issue of SEA Currents

NLM SE/A Funding Enables the Public Health Foundation (PHF) to Reconstruct, Update and Improve its Website

Meet the New RML Director, M.J. Tooey

Free Resources for Information on Rural Issues

Celebrating Older Americans' Month

Electronic Document Delivery (EDD) Among First Adopters of NN/LM Furnished Scanners

Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce

The Case for Proxy Servers

FreeShare - Free Reciprocal Interlibrary Loan Group

What's New at NLM, NNLM and Their Partners

In every issue:

Table of Contents for the NLM Technical Bulletin

Upcoming Events - February - May 2004

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SEA Currents Volume 22, Number 1 -- January/February 2004

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The Case for Proxy Servers

by Lee McCarley, MLIS, AHIP, systems librarian, Medical Library & Peyton Anderson Learning Resources Center, Mercer University School of Medicine

Getting the most for each dollar spent on electronic resources-we all want to maximize our ROI, and proxy servers can help do just that. A proxy server stands between a client application, such as a Web browser, and a server available on the Internet. Proxy servers can fulfill several functions:

  1. they can filter requests, allowing access only to approved resources, which can help ensure available network resources are used only for organization-related purposes;

  2. they can be used to conserve bandwidth--which improves network performance- by filling a request directly rather than forwarding the request to the Internet ("caching"), so that the same data does not have to be downloaded again and again. Many ISPs use this type of proxy;

  3. they can be used to increase security, by handling all requests to the Internet through a firewall rather than allowing a direct connection to the Internet; and;

  4. they can facilitate access to restricted resources. The function of this type of proxy server is to allow remote web access to databases restricted by license to specific sets of users. The proxy server validates the user by requiring some kind of authentication (usually a user ID and password), before permitting access to the restricted resource, such as a database or electronic journal.

The latter type of proxy works because the ways in which commercial electronic resources are protected is fairly standard. Electronic resources, such as databases and electronic journals, are often limited by location (e.g.- access is permitted on campus only) using IP addresses. IP addresses are a standard method of locating all computers and networks on the public Internet. Proxy servers that are used to permit access to users when they are off-site (aka "remote access") do so by making the request "for" the remote user. Because the proxy server is on-site, and thus is within the permitted location (or IP address range), they can access an electronic resource and pass that resource on to the user wherever she may be.

An early version of this type of proxy was implemented by having the user configure her browser to use the organization's proxy server--not always easy for users with less technical skill. This implementation could also be non-secure--if the administrator did not require a password (or if the proxy software did not have logon capability,) anyone with the instructions for configuring their browser could gain access to all the resources available via the proxy. In December 2002 JSTOR, an organization which archives electronic journals, pointed out that improperly-configured proxy servers could--and in some cases had--permitted unauthorized access to licensed resources (see http://www.jstor.org/news/2002.12/open-proxy.html).

A more recent implementation of the proxy server for remote access is the URL-rewriting proxy server. The URL-rewriting proxy "re-writes" all proxied Web addresses so that each request is redirected back through the proxy server. For example, "jama.ama-assn.org" might be re-written as "80-jama.ama-assn.org.butler.university.edu" where "butler.university.edu" is the name of the proxy server. This implementation works well, requires no configuration by the end user, and is secure because logon can be required to use licensed resources.

Examples of current proxy servers that use this method are the Butler Box (see http://thebutlerbox.com) and EZProxy (see http://www.usefulutilities.com). Though similar in function, these two products are somewhat different in deployment and administration.

EZProxy is proxy software which can be installed on a variety of server operating systems, is easy to install, and works well. Administration is handled through configuration files, text files that handle how resources are proxied by the EZProxy server. Users can authenticate against existing systems, such as email systems, ILS (Integrated Library Systems), network logon, and several other methods. EZProxy requires a server supplied by the purchasing institution.

Butler Box is a turnkey proxy system, built upon Richard Goerwitz' Libproxy (see http://www.goerwitz.com/software/libproxy/). Butler Box includes both server and software, and is administered through a Web page interface. Butler Box includes a graphical statistics package that allows user to view resource usage, and simple backup solution that allows the administrator to create a backup of all data on demand. Users can be authenticated by a local database within Butler Box, or against existing methods, including ILS, email systems, network accounts, LDAP, and more.

Because Butler Box is a turnkey system, no system administrator is required; the only administration performed is entry of resources to be proxied. Hardware (a server) is supplied, and new hardware is shipped via overnight delivery in the event of hardware failure. For those institutions seeking a simple solution that does not require support from the IT Department, the Butler Box can be an ideal solution.

As prices spiral upward for electronic resources, it becomes increasingly important to get the most out of the your institution's dollar spent for these resources. Making these resources available for users when they are off-site--whether at home or traveling--is one way of stretching your electronic budget dollar. A proxy server as a remote access solution is an excellent way to achieve that goal.

For more information:

  1. Peter Murray's "Proxy Web Servers in Libraries" http://www.pandc.org/proxy/ (updated regularly)

  2. The Butler Box http://thebutlerbox.com

  3. EZProxy http://www.usefulutilities.com

  4. "Remote User Authentication in Libraries" http://library.smc.edu/rpa.htm from Santa Monica College Library (last updated 2001)

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Inside this issue of SEA Currents

NLM SE/A Funding Enables the Public Health Foundation (PHF) to Reconstruct, Update and Improve its Website

Meet the New RML Director, M.J. Tooey

Free Resources for Information on Rural Issues

Celebrating Older Americans' Month

Electronic Document Delivery (EDD) Among First Adopters of NN/LM Furnished Scanners

Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce

The Case for Proxy Servers

FreeShare - Free Reciprocal Interlibrary Loan Group

What's New at NLM, NNLM and Their Partners

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Table of Contents for the NLM Technical Bulletin

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FreeShare - Free Reciprocal Interlibrary Loan Group

FreeShare is a cross-regional DOCLINE Library Group whose members agree to fill document delivery requests free of charge on a reciprocal basis. That is, FreeShare participants provide free ILLs to any other group member; there are no charges for the material or the delivery method.

Any DOCLINE library--except Borrow-Only DOCLINE libraries--can request to be added to this group by contacting the network access coordinator, Beth Wescott at bwescott@hshsl.umaryland.edu . Participation in this group and/or withdrawal from the group is by self selection; there is no agreement form, regional affiliation, or institutional affiliation required. Libraries participating in FreeShare can list each other in their routing tables. If the request is not filled by a library in your routing table, you may resubmit the request by sending it to a specific FreeShare library. Each FreeShare library is responsible for reviewing requests received to determine whether it is from a FreeShare partner and should not be charged, despite the maximum cost on the request.

There are two ways to view a listing of FreeShare members. Use these lists to identify libraries for your routing table.

  1. First, the FreeShare Libraries Directory lists members according to region and number of serial holdings, respectively.

  2. Second, you can search Institutions (formerly DOCUSER) in DOCLINE: Select Institutions and then click on "More Search Options." In the drop down box, "Select Search Field" select "Library Group" from the menu, and then select FreeShare in the drop down box labeled "Select Library Group." Then click "Add to Search."

You can further narrow your search by using the filters such as Delivery Options. Since the number of FreeShare libraries exceeds the number of slots available on your routing table, using the filters to limit to "My Region" or "My State" can help adjust the number to fit the routing table capacity of 180.

The "View Options" default at the bottom of the search results screen is "Institution List," which you can change to view as Interlibrary Loan, Services, etc. (remember to click on "REFRESH" if you do). If you wish, you can then select particular libraries and either print or download their records, or add them to your routing table and/or M/A/N map.

If you regularly receive too many DOCLINE requests in a day from a specific FreeShare borrower, review your library's position in the borrower's routing table via Report 1-7: Routing Table Statistics (REQUESTS / Reports). Contact the library or consult the SE/A DOCLINE Coordinator about asking the borrower to move your institution to a higher cell. Please feel free to contact other libraries directly regarding any problems with FreeShare.

FreeShare was set up in July 2000 due to a request from Arlene Cohen at the University of Guam, Mangilao, and Tonia Harris at Premier, Inc., Charlotte, North Carolina. The FreeShare Library Group was a result of DOCLINE-L communications regarding the need for a mechanism to facilitate "back-to-basics" resource sharing.

For members wishing to find FreeShare libraries in the SE/A Region who have electronic delivery address in their records, use this search in DOCLINE:

Search Criteria: Region equal to 02
-AND-
Library Group equal to Free Reciprocal Interlibrary Loan Group
-AND-
Filters: Delivers via Ariel, Delivers via Email PDF, Delivers via Email TIFF, Delivers via Web PDF, Delivers via Web TIFF

If you would like to be added to the FreeShare group, contact Beth Wescott at bwescott@hshsl.umaryland.edu or Evelyn Peyton (epeyt001@umaryland.edu) in your regional office at the toll-free NN/LM number, 1-800-338-7657 and Choose 1 for Regional Network Office .

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Inside this issue of SEA Currents

NLM SE/A Funding Enables the Public Health Foundation (PHF) to Reconstruct, Update and Improve its Website

Meet the New RML Director, M.J. Tooey

Free Resources for Information on Rural Issues

Celebrating Older Americans' Month

Electronic Document Delivery (EDD) Among First Adopters of NN/LM Furnished Scanners

Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce

The Case for Proxy Servers

FreeShare - Free Reciprocal Interlibrary Loan Group

What's New at NLM, NNLM and Their Partners

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Table of Contents for the NLM Technical Bulletin

Upcoming Events - February - May 2004

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SEA Currents Volume 22, Number 1 -- January/February 2004

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

  1. DOCLINE 2.0 up and running!
    Numbers after 1st week of DOCLINE 2.0:
    Users who have logged in: 2,821
    Total Number of Updates: 1,095, breakdown by type of update:
    Address: 584
    People: 370
    Membership: 280
    Services &Fees: 489
    DOCLINE Options: 530
    Routing Table: 215
    M/A/N Map: 121 ILL Transactions: 49,705
    LD Transactions: 15,669

    At the requests of DOCLINE participants the DOCLINE footer was removed from the Borrower copy of Receipts and on the Receipt viewed in Status/Cancel. This resolves the general issue of these receipts sometimes printing on more than one page. However, some requests with very long citation information may still print to two pages due the amount of data displayed.

    To maximize the printing area for receipts, see the FAQ: How do I prevent receipts from printing on two pages? http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/doc_print_receipt_page.html

    In DOCLINE 2.0 routing of requests to NLM is controlled by a new, separate setting in your institution record. "Route to NLM" is in Borrowing Preferences, on the DOCLINE Options page. Click on Institutions, Update your libid, then click on DOCLINE Options in the sidebar navigation.

    Borrowing preferences are the default values that display on the Routing Instructions page while placing a request. DOCLINE members can change default values during Borrow by modifying the value on the Routing Instructions page.

    Members can view screen shots of this and other new features linked from the DOCLINE 2.0 Release Notes, or view the Route to NLM settings directly at:

    Borrowing Preferences: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/docline/routetonlm_update.jpg
    Borrow: ttp://www.nlm.nih.gov/docline/routetonlm_routing.jpg

    Some DOCLINE 2.0 users report getting the Loansome Doc® login page during the Borrow / PubMed ® ordering process. Additionally, users are reporting that they cannot add items to the PubMed clipboard from within DOCLINE.

    The issue is related to Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) browser settings. Specifically, the "Check for newer versions of stored pages" value and the Privacy tab settings. IE6 users should review their browser settings - see link below. Once your settings are correct, you will need to clear your browser cache. This should resolve the problem.

    IE 6 browser settings: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/docline/ie6_settings.html
    Clear cache instructions: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/doc_clearcache.html

    Any users who have recently upgraded their browsers or have a new PC may want to ensure that their browser settings are correct. See http://www.nlm.nih.gov/docline/system_requirements.html#browser for links to all supported browsers.

  2. With the release of DOCLINE 2.0, NLM provided users with a new search interface to locate Loansome Doc providers in the US, Canada, and other countries. The search page is linked from the LD registration page and is located at: http://docline.gov/loansome/countries_served/search_template.cfm

  3. The National Library of Medicine's Extramural Programs' website: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/ep/ has been streamlined and reorganized. The improvements include a 'deadlines' box at the top of the home page; helper links on the individual grants pages; grant descriptions that have been streamlined to make them more printable; award lists by type of grant; and links to CRISP for abstracts of awarded grants. In addition, there are now pointers to good NIH grant tutorials; 'custom' link sets for first time applicants and grants administrators and reviewers; as well as other NLM funding opportunities.

  4. Now, there are two ways to access Easy-to-Read information in MedlinePlus ®!

  1. Easy-to-Read documents are labeled on the health topics page of a specific disease or condition with a tag: easy to read logo

  2. From the Health Topics Menu in MedlinePlus , choose the segment easy-to-read from the button on the right, taking you to http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/easytoread/easytoread_a.html, to see all of the easy-to-read documents in an alphabetic list by condition.

    health topics graphic

    Easy-to-read documents are those documents, as designated by the agency or association providing the information, that are written at a low literacy level.

  1. MedlinePlus en español now has drug information
    Need a good place to find reliable, non-biased drug information for your Spanish-speaking patrons? MedlinePlus now has drug information in Spanish under its en español page. Patrons can find information on their medications from A to Zed provided by MedMaster™, a product of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). Patron questions such as why is this medication prescribed, what foods should I eat or not eat with this medication, what are the side effects, and more can be answered now with ease.

    You can get to the site in the way that is most convenient for you:

  1. Go to http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/druginformation.html

  2. OR go to Medlineplus , click on the espanol at the top right of the page, then click on medicinas graphics OR you can also go straight to the drug in English and toggle between the languages by clicking that espanol or ingles graphics box.

  1. Links from authors of PubMed citations - To connect authors and readers of their articles and improve scientific communication and collaboration, NCBI invites authors of articles listed in PubMed to submit links to their web site where they host the full-text of their articles, supplemental materials for their articles, and/or their research and personal profiles.

    For more information, see:
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/linkout/doc/ausub-i.html
    This page can also be accessed via "Author Submission" from the sidebar of the LinkOut home page.

    Also, attention EndNote users:
    As of 12/12/03 there's a new filter for importing citations into PubMed . Go to http://www.endnote.com/support/enfilters.asp at EndNote's website to download the filter.

  1. Electronic Fund Transfer System software transition- EFTS has transitioned to a new software system during January, 2004. Libraries who are signed up for Electronic Fund Transfer System received instructions about access, or FEIN numbers. Members no longer need to send charge data to Electronic Fund Transfer System by mail and may view their EFTS statements online.

    If your library has signed up for Electronic Fund Transfer System , please make sure you have also signed up for the EFTS listserv, so that you receive messages like this one! If you are not signed up, go to: http://efts.uchc.edu/listserv.html

  1. Grants resource - Information: Go to http://www.grants.gov
    The U.S. government has established a Web site for information and applications for all federal grant programs. Grants.gov will be the single, government-wide source for information about more than 800 grant programs across all 26 federal grant-making agencies, totaling more than $360 billion in funding. More than half of all competitive federal grants are awarded by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

    Grants.gov is a collaborative effort involving HHS and the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, Justice, Labor and Transportation, as well as the National Science Foundation.

    The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality announced three new Requests for Applications (RFAs) for approximately 100 grants to plan, implement, and demonstrate the value of health information technology to improve patient safety and quality of care. The $41 million grant program, "Transforming Healthcare Through Information Technology," will be part of a $50 million portfolio of grants, contracts, and other activities to demonstrate the role of health information technology to improve patient safety and the quality of care. The RFAs emphasize the importance of partnerhips with rural communities and with small and rural hospitals.

The Three RFAs are:

  1. Transforming Healthcare Quality Through Information Technology Planning Grants
    http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HS-04-010.html

  2. Transforming Healthcare Quality Through Information Technology
    Implementation Grants
    http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HS-04-011.html

  3. Demonstrating the Value of Health Information Technology
    http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HS-04-012.html

Letters of Intent Deadline: March 22, 2004
Application Deadline: April 22, 2004

  1. Changes to Library LinkOut Survival Guide-
    NN/LM DOCLINE coordinators added the EBSCO links and text to the Library LinkOut Survival Guide at http://nnlm.gov/libinfo/ejournals/linkout/

  2. Enhanced functionality for NLM Gateway -
    A new version of NLM Gateway has been released. Several new features are being introduced:

  1. LinkOut for Journal Citations

  2. Direct links to full text in PubMedCentral on Brief and Expanded displays of Journal Citations

  3. American and English Spellings

  4. Access to two new collections, "HSDB: Hazardous Substances Data Bank," and "OMIM: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man," added to the NLM Gateway in the "Other Collections" category.

    For more information, see the complete article in the NLM Technical Bulletin at:
    http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/current_issue.html

  1. MedlinePlus has added several new features -
    The Organizations page (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/organizations/organizations_a.html), available from the "Other Resources" tab, now includes all organizations with pages linked in MedlinePlus.

    Sign up for weekly lists of news and links on selected topics including Women's Health, Children's Health, Seniors' Health, Mental Health, and Diabetes. View the new offerings and sign up at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/cgi/medlineplus/listserv.pl?lang=EN

  2. MeSH® Marches on
    Hot Springs, Rivers, and Soy Milk are all liquids, and they are all new 2004 MeSH headings! Remember, as in 2002 and 2003, 2004 brings changes to NLM systems and MeSH vocabulary.

  3. For those interested in a recent ILL cost study-
    ARL has not published the final report for their "Assessing ILL/DD Services Study". There is a powerpoint that Mary Jackson presented on October 15, 2003 that lists the unit costs components. http://www.arl.org/arl/proceedings/143/jackson_files/jackson.html.ppt ppt icon and a summary in the ARL Bimonthly Report http://www.arl.org/newsltr/230/illdd.html

  4. NIH keeps in touch -
    The NIH Word on Health hosts consumer health information based on research from the National Institutes of Health, available in HTML and .pdf at http://www.nih.gov/news/WordonHealth NIH Research Advances, a sampling of the scientific advances supported by NIH in the past year is located on the Internet at http://www.nih.gov/about/researchadvances.htm NIH Backgrounders, a sub-section of the "News and Events" portion of the NIH website, giving further information and serving as a primer on new current research are found at http://www.nih.gov/news/backgrounders

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November - December 2003
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Technical Notes: - e1

HIV and Infection Meeting Abstracts Added to NLM Gateway

New features added to MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en español

Linking up with the Bookshelf

2004 Index Medicus® Prices Announced

More Organisms Added to LocusLink

"Upload Holdings" Feature Added to LinkOut

Case Report[mh] Replaced by Case Reports[pt]

Status Tags on PubMed Citations

Truncation in PubMed Increases to 600 Variations

Hazardous Substances Databank Chemicals Available via LinkOut

UMLS® 2003AC Quarterly Update

UMLS Basics Classes

Full Archives of BMLA/JMLA Available via PubMedCentral

Two New Books Added to NCBI Bookshelf

American Customer Satisfaction Index Evaluation of NLM Web Sites

Newly maintained MEDLINE® now available in PubMed

System Availability - Sunday, December 14

DOCLINE 2.0 Released

About Open Access Publishing in PubMedCentral

2004 MeSH Information Added to MeSH Home Page

New Version of NLM Gateway Released - December 22, 2003

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Four New Features and Two New Collections in Latest NLM Gateway Release - e2
Gateway now offers author name truncation, spell checking, and other features, as well as two additional collections in the Consumer Health category.

What's New for 2004 MeSH - e3
Additions and changes to NLM's MeSH for 2004.

Heading Mapped-to Maintenance: for Supplementary Concept Records' Names of Substance - e4
Heading mapped-to maintenance now part of daily updating routine.

Take a Coffee Break - e5
NCBI's Coffee Break is now indexed and searchable, as well as including new interactive tutorials.

MEDLINE Data Changes - 2004 - e6
Changes made to MEDLINE during annual maintenance.

Pharmacological Action Terms Identified in MeSH Database - e7
The Entrez MeSH database now indicates those terms that are identified as Pharmacological Action headings.

Enhanced Functionality Plus Access to More Data in the NLM Gateway 's Latest Release - e8
New features in the NLM Gateway

Cataloging News--2004 - e9
LOCATORplus Now Using 2004 MeSH

DOCLINE Version 2.0 Directs Users to Full Text Articles Available at Producer Sites - e10
DOCLINE and Loansome Doc link, via PubMed , to free full text articles.

Issue Completed, December 29, 2003
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