Accessing Free Biomedical Literature in Disasters
WHAT: Disaster Information Specialists Meeting
WHEN: Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 1:30 PM ET **Please note this meeting is a change from June 13th**
SPEAKERS: Claire Allen, Knowledge Manager for Evidence Aid and Maria Collins, Public Services Division, National Library of Medicine
Evidence Aid, established following the tsunami in the Indian Ocean in December 2004, uses knowledge from Cochrane Reviews and other systematic reviews to provide reliable, up-to-date evidence on interventions that might be considered in the context of natural disasters and other major healthcare emergencies. There are currently four freely available ‘special collections’ which have, to date, used Cochrane Reviews to inform resources for earthquakes, resources for flooding and poor water sanitation, resources for PTSD and resources for burns.
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) works in partnership with major publishers to provide free temporary access for healthcare professionals to full text articles from major biomedical title during/after disasters. This Emergency Access Initiative is activated for a specified time when agreed upon by NLM and the publishers.
Join us to learn more about these resources and how they can be accessed!
LOGIN: To join the meeting at 1:30 pm ET, Thursday, June 20th, click on https://webmeeting.nih.gov/disinfo
- Enter your name in the guest box and click “Enter Room”.
- A box should pop up asking for your phone number.
- Enter your phone number and the system will call you.
- For those who cannot use this call-back feature, the dial-in information is:
- Dial-In: 1-888-757-2790
- Pass-Code: 745907
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- Test your connection: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm
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MORE INFORMATION: For more information on this and past meetings, see http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/dismeetings.html
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: The Disaster Information Specialist monthly meeting is open to everyone – please spread the word and invite others in your organizations, send to your email lists, and post to your social media accounts.
Elizabeth Norton, MLS, MPH, MBA
Disaster Information Management Research Center
Specialized Information Services Division
National Library of Medicine
6707 Democracy Blvd., Suite 510
Bethesda, MD 20892-5467