News Items from NLM
NLM American Civil War traveling banner show: The Exhibition Program has a new traveling banner exhibition—Life and Limb: The Toll of the Civil War—available for institutions to borrow. Information on the exhibition can be found at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/LifeandLimb/ and the traveling show: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/LifeandLimb/travelinginformation.html. People may contact Erika Mills (email@example.com) or Jill Newmark (firstname.lastname@example.org) to make plans to borrow the show—just follow the link on the traveling show web page.
NLM Adds Rare Persian Manuscript, al-Qazwini’s “The Wonders of Creation,” to Turning the Pages Interactive Interface: The National Library of Medicine announces the release of a new Turning the Pages virtual book on its Web site (http://archive.nlm.nih.gov/proj/ttp/books.htm
The new book is the Kitab Aja’ib al-makhluqat wa Gharaib al-Mawjudat, literally “The Wonders of Creation,” compiled in the middle 1200s in what is now Iran or Iraq. The vibrantly illustrated work is considered one of the most important natural history texts of the medieval Islamic world.
NLM Technical Bulletin, Mar-Apr 2011, National Library of Medicine Resources for Japan Disaster
Three exceptional resources at the National Library of Medicine (NLM) are available to those who need urgent access to health information related to tsunamis, earthquakes, and radiation events affecting Japan. The NLM is part of the National Institutes of Health and is the world’s largest medical library. These resources are also available to the general public interested in learning more about disaster response information.
NLM Technical Bulletin, Mar-Apr 2011, Invitation to Join the Interest Group for the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) Presentation and Identification of E-Journals (PIE-J) Working Group
The National Library of Medicine(NLM) has a deep interest in the publishing models used by scientific journals from the viewpoints of practical and efficient use of titles that are indexed for MEDLINE and the clear and accurate preservation of the scientific literature for use by future generations. Please see further information on an opportunity for others with a similar interest to participate in the development of a Recommended Practice that will provide guidance on the presentation and identification of electronic journals.
NLM Technical Bulletin, Mar-Apr 2011, NLM Resource: WISER 4.4 Now Available
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders (WISER) 4.4 is now available. It can be downloaded to the WISER Windows, Pocket PC, and SmartPhone platforms from the WISER Web site.