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Inside this issue of SEA Currents

NLM Names Deputy Director

"Go Local" Expands in the Region

Significant Enhancements to PubMed

Join a Wonderful Electronic Document Delivery Group "ESEA"

African American Health Info Resources Online

Kudos to Southeastern Atlantic Region Members' MLA Successes!!

Asthma Awareness and World Asthma Day

Science.gov

Developing Health Education Materials for Populations with Low Literacy Skills:Lessons Learned from Emma's Story

Administratively, Who Can Do What in Loansome Doc

What's New at NLM, NNLM and Their Partners

In every issue:

Table of Contents for the NLM Technical Bulletin

Upcoming Events - May-August 2005

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NLM Names Deputy Director

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/press_releases/humphreys05.html
February 7, 2005

Betsy L. Humphreys has been appointed Deputy Director of the National Library of Medicine® (NLM®). The appointment was announced by Library director Donald A.B. Lindberg, M.D. The NLM, the world's largest library of the health sciences, is a part of the National Institutes of Health.

The Library serves as a national and international biomedical and genomic data resource for scientists, health professionals, academia, and the general public. The Deputy Director shares responsibility with the Director for overall program development, program evaluation, policy formulation, direction and coordination of all Library activities. In addition, the Deputy Director is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Library, and in the absence of the Director, assumes full responsibility for all functions performed by the National Library of Medicine.

Ms. Humphreys has served as NLM Associate Director for Library Operations since 1999. In that role, she provided outstanding leadership and technical direction to the Division of Library Operations, the largest division in NLM. This includes management of a multidisciplinary staff of librarians, technical information specialists, subject experts, health professionals, historians, and technical and administrative support personnel, as well as a large number of contractors. In addition to these responsibilities, Ms. Humphreys also has important responsibilities for medical informatics R&D, health data standards, and NLM's programs in health services research.

"Ms. Humphrey's comprehensive knowledge of NLM's programs, along with her managerial acumen and leadership in some of the most important issues facing biomedicine, makes her exceptionally qualified to oversee the Library's day-to-day operations and successfully lead its diverse activities into the future," said Dr. Lindberg in announcing the appointment. He also noted that she was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.

Ms. Humphreys joined the NLM in 1973 and held various increasingly responsible managerial positions prior to assuming the Associate Director for Library Operations position, including serving as the Deputy Associate Director for Library Operations for 15 years and as Assistant Director for Health Services Research Information since 1986. She holds a Bachelors degree in history from Smith College and a Masters in Library Science from the University of Maryland.

The National Institutes of Health is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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Inside this issue of SEA Currents

NLM Names Deputy Director

"Go Local" Expands in Region

Significant Enhancements to PubMed

Join a Wonderful Electronic Document Delivery Group "ESEA"

African American Health Info Resources Online

Kudos to Southeastern Atlantic Region Members' MLA Successes!!

Asthma Awareness and World Asthma Day

Science.gov

Developing Health Education Materials for Populations with Low Literacy Skills: Lessons Learned from Emma's Story

Administratively, Who Can Do What in Loansome Doc

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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Health InfoNet of Alabama; a Participant in the National Library of Medicine's MedlinePlus "Go Local" Initiative

Alabama Go Local

Originally published in Lister Hill Letter: volume 15, no. 3. Newsletter of the Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, at http://www.uab.edu/lister/letter/lhletter0305.pdf

Since being named the Alabama participant in the Go Local project in April 2004, Health InfoNet has received funding subcontracts from the Alabama Public Library Service (APLS) and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine®, Southeastern Atlantic Region (NN/LM®/SE/A) to support this initiative.

Through this initiative, users of the powerful, award-winning MedlinePlus ® health information site (www.medlineplus.gov) can link from health topics such as "diabetes" to relevant health services and resources in their own area via local consumer health information service sites - such as Health InfoNet! (See www.healthinfonet.org)

The APLS funding will go toward training librarians and staff in the 207 Alabama public libraries in both medical reference for consumer health information, as well as Go Local system training for interested volunteers. The NN/LM funding will be used to support a University of Alabama School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) graduate student assistantship to help with the identification and indexing of local health resources for the Go Local system.

For more information about Health InfoNet or the MedlinePlus Go Local project, contact Kay Hogan Smith 934-2230 or khogan@uab.edu .

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Inside this issue of SEA Currents

NLM Names Deputy Director

"Go Local" Expands in Region

Significant Enhancements to PubMed

Join a Wonderful Electronic Document Delivery Group "ESEA"

African American Health Info Resources Online

Kudos to Southeastern Atlantic Region Members' MLA Successes!!

Asthma Awareness and World Asthma Day

Science.gov

Developing Health Education Materials for Populations with Low Literacy Skills: Lessons Learned from Emma's Story

Administratively, Who Can Do What in Loansome Doc

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

In every issue:

Table of Contents for the NLM Technical Bulletin

Upcoming Events -May-August 2005

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There Are Numerous Significant Enhancements to PubMed

by Maureen Czujak-Kearns, Associate Director, and Sharon Brown, Online Analyst, National Training Center and Clearinghouse

Originally printed in MIDDLE ATLANTIC PERSPECTIVE, Newsletter of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region,Volume 15 Number 1, January - March 2005

The Cubby has been replaced by My NCBI

  • The Cubby has been replaced by My NCBI. My NCBI works similarly to the Cubby in that it retains user Saved Searches. A user must be signed in, the existing Cubby password and ID will work for My NCBI.
  • Automatic E-mailed updates are available.
  • Many more User Preferences options are available.
  • The front search page of PubMed® has undergone a change with My NCBI having greater prominence.
  • A user is now able to point/register to a Local Document Delivery System and their Open URL-based server with NCBI.
  • Enhancement to the Automatic Term Mapping (ATM).
  • Change in the Check Tag "Human"
  • Mouseovers added, including full name of journal title , and the newly tabbed features of LIMITS, PREVIEW/INDEX, HISTORY, CLIPBOARD, DETAILS.

For full functionality, it is vital for you to read The November - December 2004 and the January - February 2005 issue of the NLM Technical Bulletin (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/tb.html) which contain in-depth articles discussing the enhancements.

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Inside this issue of SEA Currents

NLM Names Deputy Director

"Go Local" Expands in Region

Significant Enhancements to PubMed

Join a Wonderful Electronic Document Delivery Group "ESEA"

African American Health Info Resources Online

Kudos to Southeastern Atlantic Region Members' MLA Successes!!

Asthma Awareness and World Asthma Day

Science.gov

Developing Health Education Materials for Populations with Low Literacy Skills: Lessons Learned from Emma's Story

Administratively, Who Can Do What in Loansome Doc

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

In every issue:

Table of Contents for the NLM Technical Bulletin

Upcoming Events -May-August 2005

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SEA Currents Volume 23, Number 2 -- March/April 2005

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

Join a Wonderful Electronic Document Delivery Group

by Karen L. Roth - manager, Medical Libraries, Morton Plant Mease Health Care, Clearwater, Florida

Do you want to make your customers very happy without breaking your budget? For faster and less expensive interlibrary loans, join ESE/A.

ESE/A is a DOCLINE ® group. Its goal is to provide reciprocal, electronic document delivery to like-minded libraries in Region 2. The rules for this group are very straightforward:

► send and receive electronic documents (in PDF or TIFF, or via the Web);

► no more than 48 hours for turnaround time (usually less than 24 hours in actuality);

► agree to borrow and lend for no cost, reciprocally;

► be an institutional member of NN/LM.

Don't have a scanner or the software to make PDF files? Look on the NN/LM SE/A site for information about how to apply for a technology improvement award. (http://nnlm.gov/sea/outreach/rfqs/2005/elecdocdelpromo.html). It's quite simple and the staff at NN/LM will help if you have any problems.

ESE/A has been in existence for approximately 18 months. In my library (FLUMFP), we have received 99% of our ESE/A requests electronically in 1.2 days. It's been a great help to us.

Questions?? Please feel free to call or email me: karen.roth@baycare.org or 727-462-7889.

Editor's addenda:

Nationwide, EDD Use Is Growing

Recently, NLM shared some summary delivery statistics for copy requests filled during the last 40 days of 2004:

Delivery Method

By Network

By NLM

Ariel

23.06%

30.37%

Email (PDF)

23.13%

52.32.%

Email (TIFF)

0.72%

0.50%

Fax

11.06%

1.32%

Mail

41.15%

4.09%

Web (PDF)

0.87%

11.16%

Web (TIFF)

0.01%

0.24%

Since June 2003, delivery by mail has dropped from 64% to 41%. Currently DOCLINE has more than 1,000 libraries who state they can deliver via email or the web. NLM hopes to see an increase in the number of libraries delivering electronically in the coming year as well as an increase in the number of documents delivered electronically. Please remember to update your "Send by" delivery methods and delivery addresses in your institution record (Institutions / Update / DOCLINE Options / Delivery Methods) so borrowers can find partners and DOCLINE can route requests accurately.

Go ahead, you've learned the technology, have it in place and are using it, so just remember to change the check-box in your institution record in DOCLINE.

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Inside this issue of SEA Currents

NLM Names Deputy Director

"Go Local" Expands in Region

Significant Enhancements to PubMed

Join a Wonderful Electronic Document Delivery Group "ESEA"

African American Health Info Resources Online

Kudos to Southeastern Atlantic Region Members' MLA Successes!!

Asthma Awareness and World Asthma Day

Science.gov

Developing Health Education Materials for Populations with Low Literacy Skills: Lessons Learned from Emma's Story

Administratively, Who Can Do What in Loansome Doc

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

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Table of Contents for the NLM Technical Bulletin

Upcoming Events -May-August 2005

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African American Health Info Resources Online

by Becky Hebert, specific populations outreach coordinator

Last fall I developed the class "African American Community Health" and taught the class at two churches in rural Georgia in December. In addition to telling SEA Currents readers about the new class, I thought I would share some of the resources covered.

If you did not know, MedlinePlus has pages covering health information for specific populations such as African Americans. You can get to this page by going into the Health Topics section of MedlinePlus.gov, click on "A," then scroll down to click on African-American Health (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/africanamericanhealth.html). Here you will find the latest news, related issues, organizations, statistics and more relating to health concerns of African Americans. Over on the left side of the page in the peach box, you can click on the link to go directly to PubMed to view articles on African-American Health. If you would like to see the other populations MedlinePlus.gov features such as other ethnic groups, teens, gay and lesbian health, and more, in the lavender box in the left column, click on Populations Groups.

From the last edition of SEA Currents you may have seen that the NLM Exhibit "Changing the Face of Medicine" will be traveling to sites around our region. But did you know that 60 African American women are featured? Read the stories that shaped the lives of the women chosen for this historical exhibit. You can even see additional photographs, video, and audio of some of the doctors. To read about the African American doctors, go to the homepage at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/changingthefaceofmedicine/. Then click on Search under Physicians, scroll down to ethnicity, click on Black, not of Hispanic Origin, click the blue Search button to the right. You can then click on individual doctors to see the impact that each has made on her field of medicine and in her community.

Siobhan Champ-Blackwell in the MidContinental Region of NN/LM has created a website with links to African American Health resources online (http://nnlm.gov/mcr/resources/community/aahealth.html). Covering government information as well as non-profit organizations, the African American Health page gives you links to sites such as Healthfinder Just for You and the National Medical Association.

Finding ways to eat healthier has been a commonly requested topic in my African American Community Health class. The National Cancer Institute's website Eat 5 to 9 a Day has a special section on Improving African American Health with Fruits and Vegetables (http://app1-ws1b-2.nci.nih.gov/aahealth/index.html). Colorful graphics lead you to sections for black men and black women, free downloadable brochures, and a special wellness program for African American churches. There is even a state section to see summaries on black men's health by state. The Eat 5 to 9 a Day site touts the importance of eating a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables to help lower risk for diseases affecting African Americans.

If you liked these sites and want to learn more on African American Community Health, check out the website for the class at http://nnlm.gov/train/aframhealth/ which includes the full handout in .pdf format and a links page of all the resources featured. If you would like to schedule the class in your area, please contact me (bhebert@hshsl.umaryland.edu) at least a few months in advance to ensure a date for your group.

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Inside this issue of SEA Currents

NLM Names Deputy Director

"Go Local" Expands in Region

Significant Enhancements to PubMed

Join a Wonderful Electronic Document Delivery Group "ESEA"

African American Health Info Resources Online

Kudos to Southeastern Atlantic Region Members' MLA Successes!!

Asthma Awareness and World Asthma Day

Science.gov

Developing Health Education Materials for Populations with Low Literacy Skills: Lessons Learned from Emma's Story

Administratively, Who Can Do What in Loansome Doc

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

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Table of Contents for the NLM Technical Bulletin

Upcoming Events -May-August 2005

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Kudos to Southeastern Atlantic Region Members' MLA Successes!!

selected from press releases of the Medical Library Association

Jean P. Shipman, AHIP, director, Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences, and associate university librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries, Virginia Commonwealth University-Richmond, was elected to serve as MLA 2005/06 president-elect. A Distinguished Member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP), Shipman has long served the association as one of its most esteemed and valued leaders. Previously elected to the 1999-2002 Board of Directors, Shipman served as secretary while on the Board. She has also served on numerous committees and task forces, including chair of MLA's Informationist Conference Task Force, associate chair of MLA's 2001 National Program Committee, and, from 1992 to 1993, as chair of MLA's Ida and George Eliot Prize Jury. She has also been an active member of MLA's Mid-Atlantic Chapter having served as 1993 chair-elect and 1991/92 as secretary. In 1992/93, she served as both chapter program chair and board liaison to several committees.On becoming the next MLA president-elect, Shipman stated, "It is quite an honor to be elected MLA president for 2006/07, and I am deeply appreciative of MLA members' support. Our profession has so much to offer and be proud of! Our unique skills, talents, and values are needed more than ever by health sciences practitioners. I look forward to leading us through new challenges, opportunities, and adventures as we reclaim our foundations and forge new frontiers."

The MLA Board of Directors welcomes Connie Schardt, AHIP, education coordinator, Medical Center Library, Duke University, Durham, as one of three new members.

And then there's Duke, aka NCUDUK: After winning recognition for Medical Librarians' Month accomplishments in 2003, the Staff at Medical Center Library, Duke University, Durham, NC did it again by delivering 2004's second-place entry, making this the third time the library staff has submitted a winning entry for the contest. To kick off the month-long celebration, the library staff invited patrons to a "Power Break" in the library's Cyber Café, during which staff held a drawing for a portable flash storage drive. Staff also sponsored a weekly "It's Hammertime" Web-based scavenger hunt, and winners were able to choose from a variety of prizes. To find out which library resources their patrons preferred, library staff distributed a "What's in Your Toolbox?" survey. The patrons who participated in the weekly scavenger hunts and the toolbox survey were automatically entered to win the NMLM (National Medical Librarians' Month) grand prize, an Apple iPod. Also, to generate awareness, each student officially enrolled in a Medical Center program

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Inside this issue of SEA Currents

NLM Names Deputy Director

"Go Local" Expands in Region

Significant Enhancements to PubMed

Join a Wonderful Electronic Document Delivery Group "ESEA"

African American Health Info Resources Online

Kudos to Southeastern Atlantic Region Members' MLA Successes!!

Asthma Awareness and World Asthma Day

Science.gov

Developing Health Education Materials for Populations with Low Literacy Skills: Lessons Learned from Emma's Story

Administratively, Who Can Do What in Loansome Doc

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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Asthma Awareness and World Asthma Day - May 3, 2005

assembled by Beth M Wescott, editor

Each year, in the month of May, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) joins international, national and local Asthma Awareness Month activities to increase public understanding of asthma and environmental asthma triggers. Throughout the month, EPA organizes events, conducts media outreach, releases new materials and supports local Asthma Awareness Month efforts to increase public understanding of ways to manage the environment to control asthma. EPA has updated its Asthma Awareness Month Event Planning Kit which assists local organizers coordinate their Asthma Awareness Month events. Download an Event Planning Kit (aam_event_planning_kit.pdf)

For more information, go to: http://www.epa.gov/asthma/awm.html

For children, also see: http://www.nickjr.com/parenting/health_fitness/asthma/asthma_advice_2.jhtml, home to Nick JR. Parenting Advice 'Talking with Kids about Asthma: Explaining Asthma.' There are even tips about using visuals when explaining asthma to children.

Also consider "What's Asthma All About?" created by Neomedicus, and funded through an unrestricted educational grant from Merck. Available in spanish or english, this educational film (Flash 4 plug in required) provides accurate and easy to understand information about asthma, asthma medications, and asthma episodes. The film is appropriate for elementary school children and beyond. Go to www.whatsasthma.org

At http://www.nsc.org/ehc/asthma.htm you'll see the National Safety Council's Environmental Health Center's asthma links, diagrams and even illustrations of how children use an inhaler.

NHLB Logo The primary NIH organization for research on Asthma is the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. See http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/about/naepp/ for the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program.

In MedlinePlus , there is an interactive asthma tutorial at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/tutorials/asthma/htm/index.htm

Readers may also be interested in these MedlinePlus related pages:

Allergy
Asthma in Children
Breathing Problems
Indoor Air Pollution
Immune System/AIDS
Lungs and Breathing

Also, one may wish to search MEDLINE®/PubMed for recent research articles on Asthma:

General
Diagnosis
Exercise-induced
Therapy

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Inside this issue of SEA Currents

NLM Names Deputy Director

"Go Local" Expands in Region

Significant Enhancements to PubMed

Join a Wonderful Electronic Document Delivery Group "ESEA"

African American Health Info Resources Online

Kudos to Southeastern Atlantic Region Members' MLA Successes!!

Asthma Awareness and World Asthma Day

Science.gov

Developing Health Education Materials for Populations with Low Literacy Skills: Lessons Learned from Emma's Story

Administratively, Who Can Do What in Loansome Doc

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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Science.gov, The "Go To" Web Portal for Federal Science Information

Science.gov now provides a free and convenient "Alert" service that delivers information about the most current science developments right to desktops each Monday.

Launched at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (Feb. 17-21, 2005) in Washington, D.C., the Science.gov Alert Service provides weekly emails to those interested in science.

From the Science.gov homepage (www.science.gov), individuals can set up an account and let Science.gov do the searching for them. Each week, up to 25 relevant results from selected information sources will be sent to the subscriber's email account. Results are displayed in the Alert email and in a personalized Alert Archive, which stores six weeks of alerts results. In the Archive, past activity can be reviewed and Alert profiles edited.

Individuals can choose specific sources to monitor, or select the "All Sources" option. Science.gov drills down into hard-to-find research information collections, spanning more than 47 million pages of government R&D results. More than 1,700 government information resources and 30 databases on a wide variety of scientific topics are available - all in one place and searchable with just one search tool.

Since its launch in 2002, Science.gov, the science companion to FirstGov, has been the one-stop gateway to reliable federal science and technology information. Science.gov allows individuals to search for information based on subject, rather than by government agency.

Science.gov is made possible by the Science.gov Alliance, a collaboration of 12 federal agencies, including the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services and the Interior, as well as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Government Printing Office, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the National Science Foundation, with support from the National Archives and Records Administration.

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Inside this issue of SEA Currents

NLM Names Deputy Director

"Go Local" Expands in Region

Significant Enhancements to PubMed

Join a Wonderful Electronic Document Delivery Group "ESEA"

African American Health Info Resources Online

Kudos to Southeastern Atlantic Region Members' MLA Successes!!

Asthma Awareness and World Asthma Day

Science.gov

Developing Health Education Materials for Populations with Low Literacy Skills: Lessons Learned from Emma's Story

Administratively, Who Can Do What in Loansome Doc

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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Developing Health Education Materials for Populations with Low Literacy Skills: Lessons Learned from Emma's Story

http://www.nbdpn.org/archives/2004/ 2004annualmeeting/Posterabstracts.pdf

Emma's Story is an easy to read story about folic acid and preventing birth defects. Written by K. Kilker, P. Mersereau, A. Flores, C. Prue, E. Fassett, and H. Carter, Battelle, Contractors for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This booklet was developed for pregnancy contemplators with low to average literacy skills. It tells the story of a woman and her husband who are preparing for pregnancy and learn the importance of taking folic acid every day. Reading level: 6th grade http://www2.cdc.gov/ncbddd/faorder

Background:
According to the 1992 National Adult Literacy Study, the average American adult reads at a 7th grade reading level. A quick review of birth defect prevention education materials currently offered by CDC and other organizations provides a spread of materials written at grade level 12 and up. These factors, in addition to awareness rendered by the health literacy objective of Healthy People 2010, brought to light a gap in birth defect prevention efforts by way of written materials. To remedy this, the writing team set a goal of developing a birth defects prevention educational material designed specifically for adult new readers and others with limited literacy skills.

Method:
To achieve this goal, the team used knowledge gained from communications research, professional experience with the general public, and training opportunities to lay a "low-literacy" framework for the folic acid message. The approach aimed to encourage women with low literacy skills who are contemplating pregnancy to take folic acid daily to prevent neural tube defects. Staff tested this health message in booklet format with the target audience at a variety of locations in the Atlanta area. Feedback was incorporated as the material was revised.

Result:
The constant reshaping of the folic acid booklet resulted in a colorful, photo-filled, easy to read, and captivating educational material evaluated at a 6th grade reading level. Both the English and Spanish versions of our final booklet tested quite well with the target audience in terms of interest, comprehension, and message resonance. After 13 months in development, the booklet was released for distribution to the public in November, 2003. There have been requests for almost 300,000 copies of the English and Spanish versions of this material from across the country. Evaluation is ongoing, but preliminary feedback suggests that this booklet is an effective folic acid education tool for reaching a segment of the population that might otherwise "fall through the cracks."

Conclusion:
This folic acid educational material is unique, targeted to reach an at-risk population, who may not have been touched by the current array of educational materials, with an important birth defects prevention message. The testing and development of this material is one step toward establishing sensitivity to literacy in health communication endeavors as outlined by the health literacy objective of Healthy People 2010.

Public Health Implication:
Hopefully our colleagues are becoming educated about the importance of being sensitive to literacy limitations and to share the valuable lessons learned from the experiences developing and testing this new material.

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Inside this issue of SEA Currents

NLM Names Deputy Director

"Go Local" Expands in Region

Significant Enhancements to PubMed

Join a Wonderful Electronic Document Delivery Group "ESEA"

African American Health Info Resources Online

Kudos to Southeastern Atlantic Region Members' MLA Successes!!

Asthma Awareness and World Asthma Day

Science.gov

Developing Health Education Materials for Populations with Low Literacy Skills: Lessons Learned from Emma's Story

Administratively, Who Can Do What in Loansome Doc

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

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Administratively, Who Can Do What in Loansome Doc?

Currently, neither institutions nor patrons can delete duplicate or inactive Loansome Doc® records. Loansome Doc providers may designate a patron's account as 'not authorized'. To designate a patron account as 'not authorized', click on the hyperlink for the Loansome Doc (LD) patron; remove the checkmark from 'Authorized Patron'; and, select 'Update'.

The National Library of Medicine is planning some modifications to the LD system sometime in late spring or early summer. Among the planned modifications is the purging of inactive LD patron records after one year of inactivity.

For more individual assistance with general questions about DOCLINE , your Regional DOCLINE Coordinator is a valuable resource providing user assistance and training for DOCLINE. (Beth Wescott, bwesc001@umaryland.edu) Beth can be reached directly by calling the toll-free number for all Regional Medical Libraries: 1-800-338-7657. On the web, use the 'Contact Your RML' form located within DOCLINE by selecting 'Contact Us' from the top menu and clicking the hyperlink 'Contact Your RML' from the Contact DOCLINE page. You can also select 'Contact Your RML' from the DOCLINE system page at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/docline/

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Inside this issue of SEA Currents

NLM Names Deputy Director

"Go Local" Expands in Region

Significant Enhancements to PubMed

Join a Wonderful Electronic Document Delivery Group "ESEA"

African American Health Info Resources Online

Kudos to Southeastern Atlantic Region Members' MLA Successes!!

Asthma Awareness and World Asthma Day

Science.gov

Developing Health Education Materials for Populations with Low Literacy Skills: Lessons Learned from Emma's Story

Administratively, Who Can Do What in Loansome Doc

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

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Table of Contents for the NLM Technical Bulletin

Upcoming Events -May-August 2005

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

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

  1. There have been numerous changes to PubMed and other NLM resources lately. If you are teaching others how to use them you will be interested in the recently updated editions of the PubMed, NLM Gateway , and ClinicalTrials.gov training workbooks. These are now available for downloading from the NLM Web site. The workbooks were updated to reflect changes since January 2004. Please note that the PubMed workbook includes the most recent significant changes to PubMed including My NCBI.

    For the all the information and links, go to the Technical Bulletin at:
    http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/jf05/jf05_technote.html#training_manuals

    A revised version of the PubMed trifold brochure. It is available for your viewing and printing pleasure at: http://nnlm.gov/nnlm/online/pubmed/pmtri.pdf.

  2. NLM has created two web pages as resources on finding free articles and resources for internationals which link from multiple pages on the NLM web site.

    Free Biomedical Literature Resources
    http://www.nlm.nih.gov/docline/freehealthlit.html

    Biomedical Literature Resources for Libraries Outside the U.S.
    http://www.nlm.nih.gov/docline/intlresources.html

  3. NLM's Division of Specialized Information Services now offers a set of "Frequently Asked Questions" and answers (FAQ) for its TOXNET databases.

    For those new to TOXNET ( http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/), the FAQ (http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/toxnet_faq.html) provides a good source of answers to questions that have already been asked. It can also be a resource for experienced TOXNET users. It addresses the following areas:

    About the Databases
    Searching/Linking/Printing
    Finding and Managing Bibliographic References
    Obtaining TOXNET Data
    ChemIDplus
    Household Products Database

  4. LinkOut libraries, you can now use one special PubMed url to:
    --activate your library's icon for PubMed cites from journals to which you subscribe,
    --activate your icons for all free full text, and
    --SUPPRESS publishers' icons!
    This means that your library's users will see your library's icon for the print or online journals to which you subscribe (and have entered in LinkOut's Holdings Submission Utility and LinkOut-to-SERHOLD), *and* for all free full-text. And they'll see no publishers' icons. Here's the URL for full directions:
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?holding=medlib_fft_ndi

  5. On February 3, 2005, NIH announced a new policy designed to accelerate the public's access to published articles resulting from NIH-funded research. The policy calls on scientists to release to the public manuscripts from research supported by NIH as soon as possible, and within 12 months of final publication. These peer-reviewed, NIH-funded research publications will be available on NLM's PubMedCentral ® (PMC) (http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov).

    Beginning May 2, 2005, the policy requests that NIH-funded scientists submit an electronic version of the author's final manuscript, upon acceptance for publication, resulting from research supported in whole or in part by NIH. The author's final manuscript is defined as the final version accepted for journal publication and includes all modifications from the publishing peer review process. Additional information on the new policy and related documents can be found at: http://www.nih.gov/about/publicaccess/index.htm.

  6. Clinical Queries page has been redesigned and now has three search options:

    • Search by Clinical Study Category (old name: Clinical Queries using Research Methodology Filters)
    • Find Systematic Reviews
    • Medical Genetics Searches

    new Clinical Queries page

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  7. New Links on Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce

    Public Health Week, April 4-10, 2005
    http://www.apha.org/nphw/05-letter.htm

    National Public Health Week, April 4-10, 2005 will raise awareness and stimulate action to improve access to quality health care for all seniors and expand opportunities for Americans to live stronger, longer.

    MEDWATCH: The FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program, http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/

    MedWatch provides timely safety information on medical products and drugs regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). MedWatch also allows healthcare professionals and consumers to report serious problems with any FDA regulated product and any serious adverse event.

    Unite for Sight, http://www.uniteforsight.org/

    Unite for Sight works to build healthier communities through disease prevention, eye health promotion and health education. This organization works nationally and internationally to develop sustainable solutions to reduce health disparities.

    Public Health Weblog, http://depts.washington.edu/hswork/phblog/phblog.html

    A collection of public health resources. Weblog is maintained by Laura Larsson at the University of Washington.

    New Hand-held Information System for Emergency Responders
    http://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/press_releases/wiserPR05.html

    The National Library of Medicine (NLM), a component of the National Institutes of Health, has announced the release of a PDA software tool designed to help first responders when they arrive at a hazardous material (Hazmat) incident, such as a chemical spill.

    New Emergency Information Center Model Helps Public Health Agencies Meet Demand for Health Information, http://www.ahrq.gov/news/press/pr2005/healthpr.htm

    HHS' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has released a new operations model for emergency call centers designed to help public health agencies and other first responders prepare to provide accurate, timely information during a health emergency. Originally developed to assist medical call centers, the model is designed to help public health departments, state and local officials and others gear up quickly to answer calls from the public and health care providers if an emergency arises.

  8. Adding contacts to your Electronic Fund Transfer System member profile

    You can add as many names as space will allow in the "Responsible Person/Title" field, and multiple e-mail addresses may be added to the "E-mail" field - just separate them with a semicolon and a space. All of the e-mail addresses in the member profile will receive the monthly account alerts. For further questions, contact Cristina Alegria at EFTS by calling toll-free 866-561-5045 between 8am and 4:30pm Eastern, Monday through Friday.

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Inside this issue of SEA Currents

NLM Names Deputy Director

"Go Local" Expands in Region

Significant Enhancements to PubMed

Join a Wonderful Electronic Document Delivery Group "ESEA"

African American Health Info Resources Online

Kudos to Southeastern Atlantic Region Members' MLA Successes!!

Asthma Awareness and World Asthma Day

Science.gov

Developing Health Education Materials for Populations with Low Literacy Skills: Lessons Learned from Emma's Story

Administratively, Who Can Do What in Loansome Doc

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

In every issue:

Table of Contents for the NLM Technical Bulletin

Upcoming Events -May-August 2005

Publication Information

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NLM Technical Bulletin Table of Contents

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/jf05/jf05_issue_cover.html

Technical Notes: e1

New Clinical Alert Issued

MedlinePlus Adds New Features

Cubby to be Deactivated

Displaying LinkOut and Outside Tool Icons When Using Single Citation Matcher and Clinical Queries

New Default Name for PubMed 's Send to File
[Editor's Note added 3/11/2005]

AHRQ Evidence Reports and Summaries Added to NCBI Bookshelf

Updated NLM Fact Sheet: Errata, Retraction, Duplicate Publication, Comment, Update and Patient Summary Policy for MEDLINE

AHRQ Technical Reviews and Summaries Added to NCBI Bookshelf

PubMed Subject Subset Strategies Updated

SAMHSA/CSAT Treatment Improvement Protocol Added to NCBI Bookshelf

Saving Searches with History Search Numbers in My NCBI: Problem Resolved

Journals Database Links Menu Enhanced

NLM Training: Getting Started with LinkOut March 15, 2005, Bethesda, MD

NCBI Bookshelf AHRQ Evidence Report Summaries Available for Handheld Computers

New Shorter URL for the NLM Catalog

Addition of My NCBI to the NLM Catalog

Updated Training Manuals Available

Meeting Abstracts Added to the NLM Gateway

Default filter, Review, Added for All PubMed® Users

Articles:

PubChem: An Entrez Database of Small Molecules - e2
Entrez databases link small organic molecules to bioactivity assays, PubMed abstracts, and protein sequences and structures.

My NCBI Replaces the Cubby: Includes Automatic E-mailing of Search Updates and Filters - e3
New features in PubMed.

New Look for PubMed Screen - e4
New file tab format in PubMed.

PubMedCentral: New Journals Participating and New Content Added - e5
New journals participating and content from already-participating journals has been added.

Full Journal Name Option for PubMed Retrieval - e6
Identify journals in PubMed results.

TOXMAP: A Geographic Information System (GIS) Tool for Exploring Environmental Health Data - e7
Map-based portal to NLM environmental health resources.

New LinkOut Library Icons Option: Display on Free Full Text Citations - e8
Automatically assign your library icon to all PubMed citations with free full text links.

Issue Completed February 25, 2005
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Inside this issue of SEA Currents

NLM Names Deputy Director

"Go Local" Expands in Region

Significant Enhancements to PubMed

Join a Wonderful Electronic Document Delivery Group "ESEA"

African American Health Info Resources Online

Kudos to Southeastern Atlantic Region Members' MLA Successes!!

Asthma Awareness and World Asthma Day

Science.gov

Developing Health Education Materials for Populations with Low Literacy Skills: Lessons Learned from Emma's Story

Administratively, Who Can Do What in Loansome Doc

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

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Table of Contents for the NLM Technical Bulletin

Upcoming Events -May-August 2005

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SEA Currents Volume 23, Number 2 -- March/April 2005

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Upcoming Events
May-August 2005

May 23-27

South Carolina Public Health Association Conference
"Public Health Across the South: Meeting Challenges, Sharing Solutions", Myrtle Beach , South Carolina
http://www.scpha.com/annual.htm

May 28 - June 2

American Academy of Physician Assistants"33rd Annual Physician Assistant Conference", Orlando , Florida
http://www.aapa.org/annual-conf/index.html

June 16 - 17

5th Annual Symposium on Intellectual Property
"Pirates, Thieves and Innocents: Perceptions of Copyright Infringement in the Digital Age", Adelphi, Maryland
http://www.umuc.edu/cip/symposium

June 17 - 21

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, "20th Annual National Conference", Fort Lauderdale , Florida http://www.aanp.org/Conferences/2005+Conference/2005+Conference.asp

August 10 - 13

American Association of Diabetes Educators, " 32nd Annual Meeting & Exhibition", Washington , DC
http://www.aadenet.org/AnnualMeetings/index.html

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Inside this issue of SEA Currents

NLM Names Deputy Director

"Go Local" Expands in Region

Significant Enhancements to PubMed

Join a Wonderful Electronic Document Delivery Group "ESEA"

African American Health Info Resources Online

Kudos to Southeastern Atlantic Region Members' MLA Successes!!

Asthma Awareness and World Asthma Day

Science.gov

Developing Health Education Materials for Populations with Low Literacy Skills: Lessons Learned from Emma's Story

Administratively, Who Can Do What in Loansome Doc

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

In every issue:

Table of Contents for the NLM Technical Bulletin

Upcoming Events -May-August 2005

Publication Information

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SEA Currents Volume 23, Number 2 -- March/April 2005

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

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