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Inside this issue of SEA Currents

Electronic Document Delivery at UNC Chapel Hill

Annual Florida Health Science Library Association Virtual Meeting

Internet DOCLINE® at 4

Health Literacy Round-Up

Information and Communication Technologies

Looking for Nutrition and Activity Materials for Overweight Young Moms?

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

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Table of Contents for the NLM Technical Bulletin

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SEA Currents Volume 22, Number 4 -- July/August 2004

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The Value of Electronic Document Delivery and the EDD Experience at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

by Adam Vardaman, Interlibrary Loan, Health Sciences Library and Stephanie LaFrance, Interlibrary Borrowing Assistant, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Electronic document delivery has become an indispensable part of interlibrary loan and document delivery services. Patrons and library staff benefit mutually from the technology that is becoming the standard method of document delivery. Patrons use electronic document delivery because it is quick, convenient and of high quality. The library saves money, staff time and wear and tear on the collection. Patrons that choose e-delivery enjoy the fastest turnaround times with the highest quality made available to them without ever leaving their office or home. Libraries benefit from the reduction in material waste, costs and inefficiency associated with the delivery and tracking of physical materials. Electronic document delivery has changed the face of interlibrary services and ushered document delivery into the 21st century.

In January of 2004, the Health Sciences Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill took advantage of an NN/LM award supplying a free scanner to promote electronic document delivery. Since then, the NN/LM scanner has scanned over 1300 articles to be sent electronically to patrons, distance learners, as well as to other library and institutions. E-delivery is the anchor of interlibrary lending at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where approximately 85% of requests are filled electronically. Conversely, nearly 68% of all registered users at UNC-CH Health Sciences Library receive interlibrary articles electronically delivered directly to their desktops.

Electronic delivery is most commonly implemented through email attachments or through programs such as Ariel that transmit directly to an IP address. Library staff use scanners to create electronic images of the material. Over-head scanners are gentler on the physical volumes, creating the image from above while the journal lies open. Flatbed scanners, like the one awarded by NN/LM, create the image by scanning across the page like a photocopier, face down. UNC-CH uses an over-head scanner for bound material, thus minimizing the wear on the bound collection, and uses the flatbed for unbound current journals.

Interlibrary loan standards include provisions for the legibility of materials being delivered. This includes images and any range of text that may be difficult or impossible to reproduce and transmit without loss of details that are essential to understanding the information contained therein. The quality of an electronic image does not diminish as it travels from location to location. First generation photocopies are generally of comparable quality to scans, but as a hardcopy it is difficult to deliver to a patron quickly without losing that quality. The quality of faxed material diminishes as it is transmitted making it increasingly difficult to read. Photos and other images are often entirely illegible after being faxed. Mailing a photocopy is the only way to match the quality of a scanned article, and then is limited by the time it takes to deliver. Scanners make the process virtually paperless, immediate, and provide more options than traditional methods of transmission, like color reproductions and at a lower cost.

The internet has revolutionized information technology, facilitating access to information from home or office computers. Electronic document delivery helps to secure the library's role as information provider by evolving with trends in technology. These trends are increasingly focused on convenience and ease of access to patrons. By taking the information to the patron, electronic delivery eliminates the need to physically come to the library, thus reducing the amount of time patrons spend obtaining information, and extending the amount of time working with it.

Electronic document delivery is fast. Materials are transmitted in the time it takes to send and receive an email, or log on to a website. By eliminating superfluous procedures, electronic delivery reduces processing time, resulting in quicker turnaround. Traditional document delivery methods involve some amount of inefficient use of time or resources, whether they are getting mailed, faxed or filed for patron pick-up. U.S. standard mail has to wait to be picked up and then can take days to be received by the patron. In most cases, e-delivery requires staff members to handle the material once, while scanning the journal onto the software being used, and it's then transmitted immediately. All other forms of delivery require staff to handle the material multiple times before it actually leaves the building. Any problems or mistakes with a document that is electronically delivered can be addressed quickly and efficiently thereby closing out transactions in the most efficient way possible. Patrons and library staff alike, benefit from the efficiency of this method.

The cost of electronic delivery includes an initial investment for the software and hardware necessary to scan and transmit the information. This investment replaces the upkeep of a constant supply of envelopes and paper, postage and staff wages for time spent packaging the materials. The transmission cost of faxes is dependent on the length of connection and distance to its destination, like a phone connection. E-delivery drastically reduces the amount of paper used , thus reducing cost and the negative impact of paper waste on the environment. The cost of E-delivery outperforms the traditional forms of transmission and their costs.

As libraries move toward an increasingly electronic centered model, with online access to journals overtaking the print subscriptions, the value of electronic delivery is growing. More and more patrons are demanding quicker access, better quality and convenience when interacting with the library and information sources. As the tide shifts to what will presumably be all electronic access to new material, the demand for high quality document delivery is only increasing. Electronic document delivery is an efficient method of document delivery with benefits for both patron and library. Patrons receive high quality material, delivered quickly, directly to their computer. Libraries streamline their workflow, reducing the cost of operating and the wear on the collection. E-delivery will continue to increase in value to the institutions that employ it and the clients that patronize them.

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Electronic Document Delivery Experience at UNC Chapel Hill

Annual Florida Health Science Library Association Virtual Meeting

Internet DOCLINE® at 4

Health Literacy Round-Up

Information and Communication Technologies

Looking for Nutrition and Activity Materials for Overweight Young Moms?

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

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SEA Currents Volume 22, Number 4 -- July/August 2004

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Annual Florida Health Science Library Association Virtual Meeting

by Pam Sherwill, Health Sciences Library, University of Florida, pam@library.health.ufl.edu

The Florida Health Science Library Association (FHSLA) held its annual meeting on April 28, 2004. The business meeting and CE were held simultaneously in Tampa, Miami, Jacksonville, Gainesville, Tallahassee, FL and Williamsburg, VA. Following the business meeting Dr. John Morreall, presented a CE course, "Laugh for the Health of it: the Value of Humor in Healthcare".

The meeting was transmitted via the Internet to the multiple locations where over 82 members attended. Attendees were able to hear and view the members at all of the locations. All of the locations involved were IP based. The University of South Florida has a Bridge that was utilized to transmit the program via Pollycom using the H323 protocol. The Bridge makes it possible to connect different networks such as ISDN and IP. In order to make the conference a reality the IT personnel at the 6 institutes ran a test session to see if the transmission would work. Since each of the participating institutions had open networks the connection was easier than if firewalls existed. The entire session was monitored at the University of South Florida. At several times during the meeting, sites dropped off and had to be reconnected.

While this will not replace physical meetings it was an interesting experiment and offers possibilities for the future. Florida is a large state. Interactive technology might be used to present additional CE opportunities. This meeting took over a year in planning to coordinate the IT staff and equipment at multiple institutions. Without the persistence and hard work of FHSLA's education coordinator, Danny O'Neal, this meeting could not have occurred.

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Inside this issue of SEA Currents

Electronic Document Delivery Experience at UNC Chapel Hill

Annual Florida Health Science Library Association Virtual Meeting

Internet DOCLINE® at 4

Health Literacy Round-Up

Information and Communication Technologies

Looking for Nutrition and Activity Materials for Overweight Young Moms?

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

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Table of Contents for the NLM Technical Bulletin

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SEA Currents Volume 22, Number 4 -- July/August 2004

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Internet-based DOCLINE Celebrates It's 4th Birthday!

by the DOCLINE Team

Since its release on July 17, 2000, DOCLINE ® has successfully processed more than 14.5 million requests by LD users and DOCLINE libraries.

Here are some amazing summary statistics for requests entered in
during the last 40 days:

Final Action of DOCLINE Requests:

  1. 91.40% were filled

  2. 3.69% retired as Beyond Routing Map (exhausted library's routing instructions)

  3. 2.23% were Not Filled (Cost, Incomplete citation, Copyright, or Canceled)

  4. 2.42% were Canceled by the borrower

  5. 0.25% Expired

Delivery Methods of Filled DOCLINE Requests:

Delivery Method

by Network

by NLM

Ariel

22.70%

34.94%

Email (PDF)

17.29%

45.60%

Email (TIFF)

0.72%

0.69%

FAX

10.59%

1.94%

Mail

47.94%

8.18%

Web (PDF)

0.75%

8.28%

Web (TIFF)

0.01%

0.38%

Since July 2000, 11,667,978 DOCLINE requests have been completed. The fill rate since web DOCLINE was implemented is 91.45%, with more than 10.6 million requests filled.

The average number of libraries to which a request routes before it is completed is 1.23.

  1. 83% of requests are completed on the first route.

  2. 96% of requests are completed after routing to 2 libraries

  3. 4% of requests routed to more than 2 libraries.

Summary statistics during the past 40 days for Loansome Doc® requests:

  1. 60.99% are filled by the LD library

  2. 16.46% are not filled by the LD library and retire

  3. 21.61% are transferred into DOCLINE and are successfully filled

  4. 0.94 % are transferred into DOCLINE and cannot be filled

The numbers just get larger and larger - serial holdings statistics since June 2000:

  1. 2,873 libraries have updated 636,034 holdings

  2. 2,565 libraries have deleted 183,577 holdings

Currently:

  1. 3,083 libraries report owning 1,404,651 holdings.

  2. There are 53,706 unique serial titles for which holdings are reported.

The numbers illustrate the success of DOCLINE and the reciprocal ILL arrangements among DOCLINE libraries. Thanks for making DOCLINE such a successful partnership!

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Inside this issue of SEA Currents

Electronic Document Delivery Experience at UNC Chapel Hill

Annual Florida Health Science Library Association Virtual Meeting

Internet DOCLINE® at 4

Health Literacy Round-Up

Information and Communication Technologies

Looking for Nutrition and Activity Materials for Overweight Young Moms?

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

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Health Literacy Round-Up

assembled by Beth M Wescott, editor

  1. Booklets, Audio Files, Bulletin Boards and Clip Art to Help Medical Librarians and Health Educators Master Clear Health Communication

    Making the Choice, Deciding What to Do about Early Stage Prostate Cancer audio is available at http://www.prostatecancerdecision.org/audio.htm Use http://www.hsr.msu.edu/CaP.book.final02.pdf pdf icon for the booklet. The booklet, itself is at an overall 7th grade level according to the Fry readability formula. Several pages with necessary medical terms are slightly higher. For the topic, it was not possible to create written information that fully disclosed risks and benefits of treatment choices at a lower reading level. Ideally, the patient's physician will discuss the information, and offer the booklet as a review.

    The May 2004 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine includes an article about why this new booklet was developed. (See: Fagerlin et al. "Patient Education Materials about the Treatment of Early-Stage Prostate Cancer: A Critical Review, pp 721-728)

    CDC also distributes plain language booklets about prostate cancer screening, a decision guide for the general male population and another specifically for African American men. Download or order these from the CDC website: http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/prostate/decisionguide/

    The Georgia Hospital Association, takes a graphic approach to health education. Educators use bulletin boards for all hospital members to then recreate locally, onsite. The bulletin boards use large "draw you in" graphic illustrations with very little text. For an example, see http://www.gha.org/pha/resources/bulletinboards/stroke/index.asp for a bulletin board on stroke. Contact: Jan C Potter at 770-249-4549, or visit at www.gha.org

    The California Health Literacy Initiative Online Resource Center has a full section of links to health clip-art available at: http://cahealthliteracy.org/hlrc_healthliteracyclipart.html

  2. Literacy and Health in America: Policy Information Report Released

    Dr. Rima Rudd at Harvard has recently authored a significant new report Literacy and Health in America on health literacy, published by Educational Testing Service. The report can be accessed on line at http://www.ets.org/research/pic/literacy&health.pdf pdf icon

    The authors focus on issues surrounding literacy and health. They use tasks from these same large-scale literacy assessments that were judged to involve health-related materials about such topics as drugs and alcohol, disease prevention and treatment, safety and accident prevention, first aid, emergencies, and staying healthy. The authors identified 191 tasks and then used them to create a Health Activities Literacy Scale (HALS) that was then linked back to the NALS database.

    This report links the use of literacy skills to the health context in which they are applied; considerably beyond just medical interventions. And it's important in reinforcing and extending the evidence that those with limited literacy skills also have limited health literacy skills.

  3. Gearing Up for Health Literacy Month, October 2004 from Health Literacy Month - www.healthliteracymonth.org

    October 2004 will be the 5th annual Health Literacy Month! It's not too early, nor too late to begin planning how you will get involved this year. Health Literacy Month is a grassroots event, so you can participate in whatever ways make sense to you, your organization, and your community. Feel free to be creative, just make sure that your Health Literacy Month event highlights the importance of clear, understandable health information.

    To learn more, visit the Health Literacy Month website at www.healthliteracymonth.org It hosts many valuable resources, including Health Literacy Month FAQ's, health literacy facts, sample materials from other events, and a downloadable Health Literacy Month logo.

    While you're at the website, be sure to also visit the Health Literacy Month map where you can see what others have done or are planning to do this year. Please add your planned event to the map. Bring attention to the 5th anniversary!

  4. Health & Literacy Weblog

    On the Health & Literacy weblog, Sabrina Kurtz-Rossi of World Education announced a new feature being piloted for the Health & Literacy Special Collection Website at http://www.worlded.org/us/health/lincs

    The idea is to create an active space where teachers and health educators can share their health and literacy ideas and experiences. Unlike a listserv or bulletin board, Weblogs usually take the form of a running journal. Over time World Education hopes to invite many different teachers (and provide them with stipends) to reflect via the "blog."

    Steve Quann, webmaster for the New England Literacy Resource Center, has volunteered to lead the pilot. He will go through the process of developing a health lesson, implementing it in his ESL classroom, and with the input of others (and this is were you come in), reflecting on the experience. To help us with the pilot, the founders are looking for folks interested in health and literacy, and the Internet to log on and comment! The more people, and the more comments, the better!

    If you're interested in seeing a Health & Literacy Weblog in action, and in offering your comments and suggestions, go to the http://www.worlded.org/us/health/lincs and click on Health & Literacy Weblog.

  5. Healthy Roads Resources that Deal with Emergency Health Services

    Through an award from the Greater Midwest Region, National Network of Libraries of Medicine®, Healthy Roads is developing and evaluating a set of free web-based information resources that deal with emergency health services. The overall goal of the Healthy Roads Media project (www.healthyroadsmedia.org) is to understand how information technology can be used to improve access to health information for low-literacy and non-English speaking populations. The English version of these new materials is available and within the next couple of months they will be available in Spanish, Somali and Bosnian.

    Each topic is available as a written handout (PDF), a narrated audio file (MP3) and a compressed "movie-like" multimedia file.

    There are three topics-

    1. How to Use the 911 emergency telephone system.

    2. When to go to the emergency room

    3. What to expect in the emergency room

    Do download and use the materials, then consider providing some feedback so Healthy Roads can learn from the experience of others. click on "English," then scrolling down to "Health Services." click on Index, then scroll down to Health Services

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Electronic Document Delivery Experience at UNC Chapel Hill

Annual Florida Health Science Library Association Virtual Meeting

Internet DOCLINE® at 4

Health Literacy Round-Up

Information and Communication Technologies

Looking for Nutrition and Activity Materials for Overweight Young Moms?

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

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Information and Communication Technologies Offer Next Wave of Innovation for Health Communication Programs

www.hcpartnership.org/Press/press2004-07-01.php

The Health Communication Partnership is introducing Health Communication Insights, a new series exploring issues related to advances in strategic health communication. The premier issue focuses on the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the developing world.

ICTs offer the next wave of innovation for those implementing programs in the field, according to the report. ICTs include the Internet, the mobile Web, personal digital assistants like Palm Pilots, and short message services or "text messaging."

"Growing evidence demonstrates that ICTs can make a significant contribution to public health under the right conditions," said Andrew Maxfield, the author of Health Communication Insights: Information and Communication Technologies for the Developing World.

Maxfield notes the "digital divide" between technologies available in the West and those available in developing countries, but says despite the divide, ICTs can help health communication programs achieve their objectives "because the divide is not as simple as it may appear."

For example, Internet access in the developing world is growing not as a result of individuals buying computers and accessing the Internet via a fixed phone line. In the developing world, community access points - such as telecenters, cybercafes, and community kiosks - provide the link to the Internet for most people.

In addition to Health Communication Insights, HCP's website will also launch a discussion forum for health communication professionals to share their experiences in using ICTs in the field. They are also invited to submit their own case studies or success stories to enrich HCP's collection of ICT examples.

HCP is a global communication initiative led by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Communication Programs in partnership with the Academy for Educational Development, Save the Children, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, and Tulane University's School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. In addition to the five core partners, HCP works with leading Southern- based health communication organizations as well as global programming partners from the corporate sector, international media, academic institutions, and faith-based organizations.

For more information, please visit www.hcpartnership.org The new issue of Health Communication Insights is available online only at http://www.hcpartnership.org/Publications/Insights/ICT/ICT.pdf pdf icon

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Inside this issue of SEA Currents

Electronic Document Delivery Experience at UNC Chapel Hill

Annual Florida Health Science Library Association Virtual Meeting

Internet DOCLINE® at 4

Health Literacy Round-Up

Information and Communication Technologies

Looking for Nutrition and Activity Materials for Overweight Young Moms?

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

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Looking for Nutrition and Activity Materials for Overweight Young Moms?

assembled by Beth M. Wescott, editor

Try the Knox County Extension Service (865-215-2340) for curriculum. The Extension educator, Clint Cummings, works with this audience through the Tennessee Nutrition and Consumer Education Program. See, also, the Tennessee Shapes Up Program that focuses on weight management and physical activity. The state leader for the Tennessee Shapes Up program is Dr. Betty Greer (974-8747). Bobbi Clarke, Ph.D., R.D.[ bclarke@utk.edu] is responsible for the Move More Program component.

Relevant resources can also be found on the LINCS Health & Literacy Special Collection website: http://www.worlded.org/us/health/lincs

  1. The El Paso Collaborative Health Literacy Curriculum
    This curriculum contains lessons on diabetes, nutrition, breast health, menopause, lead poisoning, and household hazards. Included is information on creating community collaborations to support health education in literacy settings.
    http://www.worlded.org/us/health/docs/elpaso/index.htm

  2. U.S. FDA Easy-to-Read Publications
    This site has a collection of easy-to-read brochures in English and Spanish on a variety of health topics, including nutrition and physical activity. You can print them or order free copies.
    http://www.fda.gov/opacom/lowlit/englow.html

  3. Developed by the Food and Nutrition Information Center of the National Agricultural Library, Consumer Corner is for members of the public and professionals who work with them. It contains information about the food and nutrition topics the public most frequently asks about. Much of the information is presented in full-text documents.
    http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/consumersite/

  4. Planning a Healthy Menu Using the Food Pyramid
    A detailed lesson plan for planning a complete and healthy meal. Look for more goodies in this ERIC treasury.
    http://www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/print.cgi/Resources/Subjects/Health/Nutrition.html

Sisters Together has some interesting materials and ideas. Sisters Together is now a national program of the NIDDK -- the institute at the National Institutes of Health that focuses on obesity [and its relation to diabetes and other disorders]. A small group in New England developed and tested the model program called Sisters Together Move More Eat Better and have kept the materials developed on line so that others can use them: www.hsph.harvard.edu/sisterstogether

Particularly popular was a booklet on hair and physical activity that you can see on line under the "move more" section. (http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/sisterstogether/move.html#hair) This model program and the materials developed for it focused on African American women and raises issues that are of concern to all.

In June, 2003 the North Carolina Child Care Health and Safety Resource Center devoted the entire issue of NC Child Care Health and Safety Bulletin (http://www.healthychildcarenc.org/ PDFs/ccnews_2003-06.pdf pdf icon) to the precursors of early adult obesity.

Fit WIC Virginia
http://www.nal.usda.gov/wicworks/Sharing_Center/FITimplementation/chapter8.pdf pdf icon for the program http://www.nal.usda.gov/wicworks/Sharing_Center/statedev_FIT-VA.html for materials. The overall goal of Fit WIC Virginia is to improve health related behaviors of WIC families by focusing on the parent-child feeding relationship and other parenting skills, which influence the development of a family's health behaviors The program is comprised of goals and activities for three target groups:

  1. WIC participants

  2. WIC staff members and

  3. Community organizations serving WIC participants

Collaboration among the three groups has proven important to build the most effective program.

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Health Literacy Round-Up

Information and Communication Technologies

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

  1. There are new FAQs concerning the copyrights of MedlinePlus ® material. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/faq/copyrightfaq.html
    There is a new MedlinePlus page for librarians and trainers at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/training/trainers.html
    The page includes links to training materials from NLM®, NN/LM®, and a zipped sample Interactive Health Tutorial for use in demos when there is no Internet connection available. A downloadable version of the MedlinePlus tour will be coming soon.

    Currently the page is available only in English; watch for the Spanish version of the page in the coming weeks.

  2. New NLM information resource on American Indian Health
    http://americanindianhealth.nlm.nih.gov/

    The site is designed to bring together health and medical resources pertinent to the American Indian population including policies, consumer health information, and research. Links are provided to an assortment of documents, Web sites, databases, and other resources.

  3. NLM's Databases for Specific Populations
    http://www.nlm.nih.gov/databases
    Because special populations have different health needs, the Library has created several specialized sites, for example, for Asian Americans, those living in the Arctic and far north, senior citizens, and Spanish-speaking Americans.

  4. Genetics Home Reference added to the NLM Gateway
    http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/factsheets/ghr.html for the fact sheet
    A new Consumer Health collection, Genetics Home Reference (GHR), has been added to the NLM Gateway. A search of Genetics Home Reference through the NLM Gateway retrieves consumer information about genetic conditions and the genes responsible for those conditions. This information includes descriptions of the symptoms, diagnostic process, and treatment options.

  5. Communications Engineering Branch PubMed ® on Tap http://archive.nlm.nih.gov/proj/pmot/pmot.php
    An application for PDAs that retrieves MEDLINE® citations directly from the PDA through a wireless connection to the Internet. Pubmed on Tap is being developed for mobile health care professionals.

  6. Ejournals and Open Access
    http://nnlm.gov/libinfo/ejournals/

    Includes Resources:

    Collection Development and Licensing of Ejournals - Policies to keep you up to date. http://nnlm.gov/libinfo/ejournals/collectdev.html

    Ejournal Discussion Lists - Discussion lists are a wonderful way to stay informed and remain pro-active. http://nnlm.gov/libinfo/ejournals/listservs.html

    General Ejournal Information - Listing of ejournals, resource directories and publisher and vendor information. http://nnlm.gov/libinfo/ejournals/general.html

    Get Involved - Take advantage of opportunities to participate in the ejournal revolution. http://nnlm.gov/libinfo/ejournals/involve.html

    Open Access and Ejournal Projects - Capitalize on innovations taking place in electronic publishing. http://nnlm.gov/libinfo/ejournals/projects.html

    Poster Sessions - Fellow librarians share their experiences with ejournals. http://nnlm.gov/libinfo/ejournals/poster.html

    Additional Reading - Learn more about what is happening in the field of ejournals. http://nnlm.gov/libinfo/ejournals/addreading.html

  7. ITER Search http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen?iter
    International Toxicity Estimates for Risk are accessible, here, free of charge. Also included in chemical risk information from authoritative groups nationally and internationally, including peer-reviewed independent parties. SIS also recently added cancer classifications from IARC for Aldrin, Benzene, Bromodichloromethane, Dichloromethane (Methylene Chloride), and Mustard Gas (Sulfur Mustard). The ITER entries for these chemicals are based on the IARC Monographs, and include a link to the Monographs.

  1. ATSDR published an updated Toxicological Profile for Sulfur Mustard (formerly called Mustard Gas) in September 2003. The ITER entry for Mustard Gas (Sulfur Mustard) has been updated based on the Toxicological Profile.

    The ITER entries for Atrazine, Malathion, and Selenium and Compounds have been updated based on the Toxicological Profiles.

  1. New journals in PubMedCentral
    http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/mj04/mj04_pmc.html
    New Journals Participating:

    The Canadian Veterinary Journal (Revue canadienne de recherche vétérinaire) is participating in PubMed Central beginning with volumes 2002 Jan;43(1) to 2003 Dec;44(12). pISSN: 0830-9000, PMC URL:
    http://pubmedcentral.gov/tocrender.fcgi?action=archive&journal=202

    Harm Reduction Journal is participating in PubMed Central (PMC) beginning with volume 2004 Mar;1(1). pISSN: 1477-7517, PMC URL:
    http://pubmedcentral.gov/tocrender.fcgi?action=archive&journal=242

    The International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity is participating in PubMed Central (PMC) beginning with volume 2004 Feb;1(1).eISSN: 1479-5868, PMC URL:
    http://pubmedcentral.gov/tocrender.fcgi?action=archive&journal=243

    Retrovirology is participating in PubMed Central (PMC) beginning with volume 2004 Feb;1(1). eISSN: 1742-4690, PMC URL:
    http://pubmedcentral.gov/tocrender.fcgi?action=archive&journal=244

  2. New NIH site explores 100 health/medical science careers
    A new Web site from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Office of Science Education explores more than 100 careers in the health and medical sciences.
    The site, "LifeWorks," http://science.education.nih.gov/LifeWorks.nsf/feature/index.htm is intended for middle school and high school students, parents, educators, and school guidance/career counselors to explore the diversity of careers available.

  3. Preference for DVD Versus VHS Fformat: Survey of Members by NN/LM Regional Medical Libraries
    Karen Sinkule, Preservation and Collection Management Section, National Library of Medicine®

    In February 2004 the eight NN/LM Regional Medical Libraries were asked to poll their members to find out if they prefer the DVD or VHS format. Seven responses were received.

  1. Would libraries that borrow AVs from NLM prefer DVD or VHS?

  2. 89 Prefer VHS
    36 Prefer DVD
    42 Either format is OK

  1. When there is a choice, do libraries purchase DVD or VHS copies?

    84 Purchase VHS
    47 Purchase DVD
    30 Purchase both formats

  2. Have libraries that purchase DVDs had any problems with certain ones not playing in their equipment? Please provide additional information if possible

    30 Have not had problems
    22 Have had problems

  1. The National Institutes of Health has revamped its public health portal to include more interactive features and new sections on healthy lifestyles and cutting-edge research. Check out the new look at http://health.nih.gov/

  2. NIH launches expanded consumer health information site http://health.nih.gov/
    It has quick links to

    Child & Teen Health
    Men's Health
    Minority Health
    Seniors' Health
    Women's Health
    Wellness & Lifestyle

  3. AHRQ and NIH Issue Program Announcements on Health Literacy
    AHRQ, in partnership with the National Institutes of Health, is inviting investigators to submit R01 research grant applications under a program announcement entitled "Understanding and Promoting Health Literacy." The goal is to increase scientific understanding of the nature of health literacy and its relationship to healthy behaviors, illness prevention and treatment, chronic disease management, health disparities, risk assessment of environmental factors, and health outcomes, including mental and oral health. Applicants may request up to $500,000. A separate R03 program announcement, "Understanding and Promoting Health Literacy," invites applications for pilot or feasibility studies and small projects up to $50,000. Letters of intent are due September 13; applications are due October 13. Select to access R01 applications and R03 applications for details.

  4. HHS conference, "Obesity and the Built Environment," go to http://www.niehs.nih.gov/drcpt/beoconf/

  5. AHRQ Makes Access to Hospital Data Easier
    AHRQ has redesigned its interactive HCUPnet software tool to make it easier to obtain hospital care trend data for the Nation and for individual states. The data represent 90 percent of all hospital stays in the Nation and are drawn from 36 states. HCUPnet's databases include statistics on the conditions for which patients were hospitalized, the diagnostic and surgical procedures they underwent, patient death rates, hospital charges, hospital costs, length of stay, and other aspects of inpatient care. The data are for all patients, regardless of type of insurance or whether they were insured. View HCUPnet at http://hcup.ahrq.gov/HCUPnet.asp

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HSTAT Now Available on NCBI Bookshelf

Toxics Release Inventory Expands Reporting Years

NLM & Customer Services Satisfaction Survey

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HSTAT Moves to the Bookshelf - e3
The NCBI Bookshelf will be the new home of the Health Services Technology Assessment Texts (HSTAT).

PubMedCentral New Journals Participating and New Content Added - e4
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NLM Technical Bulletin Index Redesigned - e5
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DOCLINE Version 2.1 Adds Visual Cues for Free Full Text Articles - e6
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NLM Adopts 2003 Amendments to Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules - e7
Implemented in February 2004.

IndexCat: Index-Catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon-General's Office, 1880-1961 - e8
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PubMed for Handhelds Offers Searching via PICO - e9
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