Archive for the ‘News from NIH/NLM’ Category
Monday, August 20th, 2012
The National Library of Medicine recently released a mobile app that is intended to serve as the authoritative guide to NLM mobile resources. The app was created as an HTML 5 mobile Web site in support of the Library’s ongoing efforts to make our information broadly available. Learn more about this new resource via the NLM Technical Bulletin article or explore the app on your mobile device at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mobile-app/.
The Library welcomes your feedback about this new app via its Contact Us link.
Monday, March 19th, 2012
Did you know that the PubMed Basics trifold brochures are now available in FIVE languages?
- PubMed Basics (English)
- PubMed (French)
- PubMed Basico (Portuguese)
- PubMed Basico (Spanish)
- PubMed 简介 (Simplified Mandarin Chinese)
All but the French version are translations of the English PubMed Basics. The PubMed My NCBI brochure is available in English and Spanish translations. If you know of other versions, please let me know.
Visit http://nnlm.gov/training/resources/intlpubmedlinks.html for these and other Non-English Guides to PubMed.
These brochures have also been added to the MLA Clearhinghouse at http://cech.mlanet.org/.
Friday, November 4th, 2011
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Pacific Northwest Region (PNR) and Greater Midwest Region (GMR) invite you to join a free 90 minute webcast, Biomedical Publishing 101, to be held on Thursday, December 8, 2011 beginning at 9:30 am Pacific/11:30 am Central/12:30 pm Eastern time. It was created by the Chicago Collaborative, a joint partnership of librarians, publishers and editors. (more…)
Sunday, October 23rd, 2011
This year, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) had a contest that challenged people to create apps that could use NLM’s vast collection of biomedical data. The winners have been announced! Thank you to all of the Entrants that participated in NLM’s first software challengeHere are the winners and honorable mentions.
5 Winners Selected:
5 Honorable Mentions:
Congratulations to the winners and the honorable mentions!
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/.
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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.
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
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:
You are encouraged to test your connection prior to joining the webinar. To test your connection, go to:
(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.
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!
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.
. Date/Time: July 27, 2011 – 2pm US Eastern Time
. URL: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/medlineplusconnect_essentials
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It will also be recorded and included in this link: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/research/umls/user_education/webcasts.html.
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…)