The following Chronicle of Education article details an interesting development in the world of electronic licensing and journal acquisitions:
Archive for March, 2011
NLM’s WISER (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders) has been updated:
From the announcement:
WISER 4.4 and WISER for iPhone/iPod touch 1.1 are now available!
WISER 4.4 is now available! You can download this update to WISER’s Windows, Pocket PC, and SmartPhone platforms from the WISER Web site (http://wiser.nlm.nih.gov/), or access the updated on-line version, WebWISER (http://webwiser.nlm.nih.gov/getHomeData.do).
In addition, WISER for iPhone/iPod touch 1.1 is now available from Apple’s App Store.
Coming this Spring and Summer for WISER are:
1) Enhancements to WISER for iPhone/iPod touch, including the help identify tool, and iPad-focused support.
2) WISER for the Android platform.
Please join the NN/LM’s Middle Atlantic Region (MAR) and your colleagues to watch the “Shifting Skills to Navigate the Changing Horizon: Finding Our Way in New Biomedical Research and Health Care Environments,” an MLA Webcast, on Wednesday, April 20, from 2pm to 3:30pm. MAR will be hosting a viewing of the webcast at our offices in New York City. To register to attend this webcast, please contact email@example.com Include your name, email address and the institution you represent.
Once you have been registered, you will receive information as to the exact location of the class and travel directions. Space is very limited; please register early to reserve your seat. Participants will earn 1.5 MLA CE Credits
The PubMed Mobile Beta site is now live at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/
From the NLM Technical Bulletin article:
“ PubMed® Mobile Beta provides a simplified mobile friendly Web interface to access PubMed. PubMed Mobile includes the same basic search functionality and content as Standard PubMed; that is, all search terms and fields work similarly… “ Read the full article at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/ma11/ma11_pm_mobile_beta.html
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|NEW: Grey Literature Webinar SeriesGrey literature is a key part of health services research, from reports produced by the Congressional Budget Office, to white papers and issue briefs developed by academic centers and non-governmental organizations. Yet searching these sources in a systematic way can be challenging. To provide more information on grey literature in HSR, the National Library of Medicine and AcademyHealth are hosting a free, three-part webinar series on grey literature in April. The series provides an overview of grey literature and approaches to searching for health services research; a consumer’s guide to conducting advanced searches of grey literature; and a producer’s perspective on the “searchability” of grey literature and how to effectively produce and distribute research.Grey Lit 101: Shining a White Light on Grey Literature
April 5 (12:00 -1:00 p.m. EDT)
Grey Lit 102: Advanced Search Strategies for Grey Literature
Grey Lit 103: Standing Out in a Sea of Grey Literature
Space is limited. Register today!
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FYI, here is a notice about what the NLM is doing for Japan:
The National Library of Medicine announces the activation of the Emergency Access Initiative in support of medical efforts in Japan following the devastating earthquake and tsunami. The Emergency Access Initiative is a collaborative partnership between NLM and participating publishers to provide free access to full-text articles from over 230 biomedical serial titles and over 65 reference books and online databases to healthcare professionals and libraries affected by disasters.
The Emergency Access Initiative serves as a temporary collection replacement and/or supplement for libraries affected by disasters that need to continue to serve medical staff and affiliated users. It is also intended for medical personnel responding to the specified disaster.
EAI is not an open access collection – it is only intended for those affected by the disaster or assisting the affected population. If your library is working with a library or organization involved in relief efforts in Japan, please let them know of this service.
Emergency Access Initiative: http://eai.nlm.nih.gov
NLM thanks the participating publishers for their generous support of this initiative: American Academy of Pediatrics, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Chemical Society, American College of Physicians, American Medical Association, American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists, ASM Press, B.C. Decker, BMJ, EBSCOHost, Elsevier, FA Davis, Mary Ann Liebert, Massachusetts Medical Society, McGraw-Hill, Merck Publishing, Oxford University Press, People’s Medical Publishing House, Springer, University of Chicago Press, Wiley, and Wolters Kluwer.
Other resources available from NLM relevant to the situation in Japan:
Clinicians who need to learn more about assessing and managing radiation emergencies can turn to the Radiation Emergency Medical Management (REMM) web site at http://remm.nlm.gov. Selected, key files from REMM are also available for downloading on mobile devices from http://www.remm.nlm.gov/downloadmremm.htm.
For a general audience, see the MedlinePlus pages on:
For earthquake information for responders and health professionals, see the “Earthquakes-Resources for Response and Recovery” page at http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/earthquakes.html.
MedlinePlus has topic pages on earthquakes and tsunamis in English and Spanish. Although not intended to be specific to the current events in Japan, these pages give background information for a general audience:
Maria Elizabeth Collins
National Library of Medicine
The National Library of Medicine is part of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
IHA Annual Health Literacy Conference Offers 17.75 MLA CE credits
You can now earn 17.75 MLA CE credits at the Institute for Healthcare Advancement 10th Annual Health Literacy Conference: “Health Literacy = Effective Communication: Translating Ideas Into Practice” May 4-6, 2011 in Irvine, California. Registration is open now. Use the code “NNLM11″ when you register, and you will receive a $50.00 discount on your registration! For more information on the conference, go online to http://www.iha4health.org/default.aspx/MenuItemID/226.htm
Every year, MLA gives a variety of awards, grants, and scholarships to individuals to recognize and support the valuable contributions they have made to the health sciences librarianship profession. Several of this year’s winners are from the Middle Atlantic Region. Please join MAR in congratulating our 2011 winners!
Estelle Brodman Award for the Academic Medical Librarian of the Year
Nancy Tannery, Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Lois Ann Colaianni Award for Excellence and Achievement in Hospital Librarianship
Barbara J. Henry, AHIP, Junior Board Cancer Resource Library, Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE
Janet Doe Lectureship for 2012
Mark E. Funk, AHIP, FMLA, Samuel J. Wood Library, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY
MLA is pleased to announce the winners of its 2011 grants and scholarships. The association will recognize these achievements during MLA ’11 in Minneapolis, MN, at the Awards Ceremony and Luncheon.
Grants and Scholarships
Continuing Education Award
- Beth A. Lewis, Talbot Research Library, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA
NLM IS SEEKING QUALIFIED APPLICANTS FOR POSITION AS DEPUTY ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR FOR LIBRARY OPERATIONS
The National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world’s largest library of the health sciences, is recruiting for the Deputy Associate Director for Library Operations. The successful candidate will participate fully in directing and managing all activities of the Division of Library Operations. This includes formulating, establishing, and interpreting policies; developing, analyzing, and evaluating programs; implementing operating plans; assessing resource requirements; and formulating budget requests. The staff of nearly 300 federal and more than 300 contract employees is organized into exemplary public services, technical services, and bibliographic services staffs; a world-renown history of medicine division; and three offices consisting of vocabulary-related activities, health services research, and management of the more than 4000 member National Network of Libraries of Medicine. The Deputy Associate Director for Library Operations also oversees the NLM Library Associate Program and a small staff that perform a wide-variety of administrative functions. Among the many exciting NLM programs for which Library Operations takes the lead are the scanning and preservation of historical items, the creation of a digital repository for monographs and other non-journal formats, the utilization of a AI system for MEDLINE indexing, and the development of products for patients and their families such as mobile MedlinePlus.
Vacancy announcement information can be viewed on the NLM website at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/about/jobs/jobs.html
If you have an interest in this position, please follow the application instructions that are provided in the announcement. Your application must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date of the announcement, Thursday, March 31, 2011.
IHA Annual Health Literacy Conference Offers Discount to Medical Librarians!
The Institute for Healthcare Advancement is hosting its 10th Annual Health Literacy Conference: “Health Literacy = Effective Communication: Translating Ideas Into Practice” May 4-6, 2011 in Irvine, California. Registration is open now. Use the code “NNLM11″ when you register, and you will receive a $50.00 discount on your registration! For more information on the conference, go online to http://www.iha4health.org/default.aspx/MenuItemID/226.htm
Save the Date for Virtual Participation!
IHA will be holding an interactive virtual preconference session on May 4th to discuss the National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy. The first part of this session will be available to anyone in the country. Join in the social media discussion and hear how other organizations around the country are using the National Action Plan, and join the discussion with information about what you’re doing or suggestions for others. Then, conference attendees can stay for an instructional session to help you draft an Action Plan for your organization. The virtual portion of the conference takes place from 12noon – 1:30pm PT. More details on how to participate virtually will be posted online in the next month.