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National Medical Librarians Month – GMR Projects Highlighted

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Each year the National Library of Medicine highlights projects from across the country on their webpage.  The web pages of featured projects for National Medical Librarians Month 2011 are available at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/lo/profiles11/. This year the GMR included five projects from among recent subcontracts and awards.  Congratulations to these selected programs: Munson Digital Archive Project, Touch Technology Multilingual Health Information, Assessing Mental Health Information Needs of Clergy of Portage, Health-E Public: Improving Access to Health Information Resources for Public Health Professionals in Southeastern Wisconsin County, and Building the Future with Community Health Information.  Read about them at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/lo/profiles11/gmr.html.

For suggestions on Promoting Your Library this month, visit at: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/member/advocacy/.

NLM 175th

National Library of Medicine
Bethesda, MD
The National Library of Medicine is part of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

usa.gov Reform

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

USA.gov is hosting a National Dialogue on Improving Federal Websites from September 19-30. This two-week, online dialogue is your chance to submit, vote, and comment on ideas for improving various aspects of federal websites, such as: content, search, usability, accessibility, social media, multilingual content, and online services. Future changes based on these ideas could directly impact the work government agencies like the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health do every day. You can join the conversation at http://bit.ly/qCJxnQ. To learn more about the overall .gov reform effort, go to http://1.usa.gov/qzfHUd.

What’s New with DOCLINE 4.6 Webinars Announced

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

The DOCLINE Team will be hosting a webinar to highlight the changes to Loansome Doc Transfer and Resubmit introduced in DOCLINE 4.6.  We will present an overview of the features in a live demonstration and conclude with a Q & A session.  Come see What’s New in DOCLINE presented by a member of the DOCLINE Team.

There will be two sessions of the What’s New in DOCLINE 4.6 webinar – each session will present the same information.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm Eastern Time
OR
Monday, August 1, 2011 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm Eastern Time

There is no need to register.   We will start promptly at the top of the hour.  You can login up to 15 minutes prior to the start of the session.  Once connected to the webinar, teleconference instructions will be provided.

To access the webinar, go to the following web address:
https://webmeeting.nih.gov/doctrain/

You are encouraged to test your connection prior to joining the webinar. To test your connection, go to:
https://admin.acrobat.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm
(Note:  If you see a certificate error warning when accessing the page, it is OK to proceed to Adobe website)

If you are unable to attend the sessions, information about DOCLINE 4.6 can be obtained at one of the resources below:
Release Notes:  http://www.nlm.nih.gov/docline/docline_rel_info_v4_6.html
Weekly DOCLINE training classes: http://nnlm.gov/mcr/education/docline.html
Your Regional Medical Library or CISTI is available for training or user assistance:  https://docline.gov/docline/help/contact_nlm/contact_RML.cfm

If you have any questions, please contact NLM via the Contact Us link in DOCLINE.

HHS Announces the Winners of the 2011 Healthy Living Innovation Awards

Monday, July 25th, 2011

HHS has announced winners of an awards program “that highlights innovative health promotion projects that have demostrated a significant impact on the health of the community within the past three years…”

Nominated organizations had to have an innovative project in at least one of three health promotion areas: healthy weight, physical activity, and nutrition. Awards were granted based on the criteria of creativity and innovation, leadership, sustainability, replicability, and results/outcomes. Some of the winners are in our region:

  • Public Sector: Exercise Your Right to Feel Better Minnesota—St. Paul-Ramsey County Public Health (St. Paul, Minn.)
  • Healthy Workplace (Large employer): Shape up and Go!—Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland, Ohio)
  • Faith-Based and/or Community Initiatives: Taking the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program to Scale—YMCA of the USA, (Chicago, Ill.)

The press release can be found here: http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2011pres/07/20110715a.html and more information including a video by Secretary Sebelius, http://healthylivinginnovation.challenge.gov/

Congratulations to the winners!

MedlinePlus Connect Webcast – Linking Patient Portals and EHRs to Consumer Health Information

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

The next UMLS Webcast will be held on July 27, 2011 at 2:00 pm US Eastern Time.  The topic is “MedlinePlus® Connect: Linking Patient Portals and EHRs to Consumer Health Information”. MedlinePlus Connect (http://medlineplus.gov/connect) allows patient portals, electronic health records (EHR), and other health IT systems to link to relevant, authoritative consumer health information from MedlinePlus.gov. MedlinePlus Connect accepts requests based on problem codes, medication codes, and lab test codes. It also supports the HL7 Context-Aware Knowledge Retrieval (Infobutton) standard. Stephanie Dennis, MedlinePlus Connect project manager, will give an overview of MedlinePlus Connect, explain how to implement it, and explain the National Library of Medicine’s behind-the-scenes work to support it.

Webcast Information:
. Date/Time:  July 27, 2011 – 2pm US Eastern Time
. URL:  https://webmeeting.nih.gov/medlineplusconnect_essentials
. Requirements:
Adobe FlashT enabled web browser
Speakers or headphones (audio will be broadcast over the internet)
.  Captioning will be provided for this Webcast

It will also be recorded and included in this link: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/research/umls/user_education/webcasts.html.

RDA Implementation Announcment

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

On June 14, 2011, the Library of Congress, the National Agricultural Library, and the National Library of Medicine announced an agreement regarding the implementation of RDA (Resource Description and Access), new cataloging rules published in June 2010 to replace AACR2. Executives of the three national libraries, Dr. Simon Liu (NAL), Sheldon Kotzin (NLM) and Dr. Deanna Marcum (LC), endorsed the recommendations made by the US RDA Test Coordinating Committee regarding the implementation of RDA — namely that RDA should be implemented no earlier than January 2013 and is contingent upon the satisfactory progress/completion of nine specified tasks and action items outlined in the report. The statement is available at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/tsd/cataloging/RDA_Executives_statement.pdf. The executive summary of the report is at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/tsd/cataloging/RDA_report_executive_summary.pdf.

The full report will be made available prior to the upcoming American Library Association (ALA) Annual Meeting, which begins June 23, 2011. The tasks that must be completed or underway before implementation are: (more…)

National Library of Medicine Video Contest: “NLM & You: The Video”

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

The U.S. National Library of Medicine® (NLM®), the world’s largest library of the health sciences and a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services, is conducting a video contest.

The contest supports the NLM mission of publicizing the availability of its information products and services, including but not limited to MEDLINE®/PubMed®, MedlinePlus®, GenBank®, PubMed Central®, ClinicalTrials.gov, Bookshelf, AIDSinfo®, and Profiles in Science®. NLM invites the public to create original short videos which promote awareness of these products and services.

What to enter

Video entries should promote an NLM information product or service, such as one of the examples listed above, by telling a story of how the product or service has made a difference. For example, how has an NLM product or service helped you:

* Solve a health problem or enabled you to help a loved one?
* Carry out research or make a new discovery?
* Make a difference in clinical treatment or help a client or patient?
* Write a report?

Videos must:

* Be 30-60 seconds in length.
* Not contain violence, profanity, sex, attacks on individuals or organizations, or other inappropriate messages.
* Comply with all laws where the video was filmed.
* Not infringe on any third party rights.
* Be your original creation. Copyrighted music, video, or images may be used in your video if the owner of the copyright has granted permission for this use.
* Not have been previously produced for compensation. Videos already posted on the NLM Web pages are not eligible.
* End with this text: “Visit www.nlm.nih.gov”
* Be posted to YouTube (www.youtube.com). If you don’t have a YouTube account, it’s easy and only takes a few minutes to set one up. The use of YouTube.com to accept contest entries does not imply an endorsement of the site or its parent company by the US Government. For further assistance, see uploading instructions at: http://www.google.com/support/youtube/bin/topic.py?topic=16547

For more information, see the Technical Bulletin: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/ma11/ma11_nlm_video_contest.html – and GOOD LUCK!!

AIDSinfo Launches Mobile Site

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

AIDSinfo Launches Mobile Site!

AIDSinfo is a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services project, managed by the National Library of Medicine, that offers the latest federally approved HIV/AIDS medical practice guidelines, HIV treatment and prevention clinical trials, and other research information for health care providers, researchers, people affected by HIV/AIDS, and the general public. Along with housing the latest HIV medical practice guidelines, the Web site provides access to many other resources related to HIV treatment and research. Health information specialists are also available by phone, e-mail, and an online chat to assist the public with accessing this information.

AIDSinfo now offers a mobile site that allows users to access its resources and information on-the-go. The new site optimizes many of the main site’s features for phones and other mobile devices. When viewing AIDSinfo on your mobile device, you will be automatically redirected to the mobile site. JavaScript must be enabled on your device for the mobile site to function properly.  The AIDSinfo mobile site is available at http://m.aidsinfo.nih.gov. (more…)

NIMH Seeks Proposals for its Outreach Partnership Program

Friday, August 27th, 2010

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) invites applicants to submit proposals to become an NIMH Outreach Partner from the District of Columbia and the following Greater Midwestern Region states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan and South Dakota. Organizations selected as an NIMH Outreach Partner will receive an annual award of $7,500 for a total of three (3) years to conduct statewide, science-based mental health outreach and education, and promote NIH/NIMH clinical research.

The NIMH Outreach Partnership Program enlists organizations in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico to facilitate and increase the use of science-based information on mental disorders in their respective states. Non-profit organizations that conduct outreach focused on mental health are invited to submit proposals. Organizations with experience in child and adolescent mental health and/or mental health disparities are encouraged to apply.

For more information, see: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/outreach/partnership-program/solicitation-process/outreach-partners-solicitation-process.shtml

MedlinePlus Redesign Preview: Comments Welcome!

Monday, May 24th, 2010

MedlinePlus

MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en español will debut a new design in summer 2010.  Many of the changes are based on feedback NLM received from users.

Redesign features:

  • Emphasizes search and makes navigation more intuitive
  • Frequently used content is easier to find
  • New MedlinePlus logo for strong product branding
  • Web 2.0 technologies that help users share content
  • Distinctive color schemes for English and Spanish pages

To get a sneak peek at what’s coming, please go to http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/preview/overview.html to start your tour.

There is a feedback form on the bottom of every page. Your comments are welcome!