The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has posted details about the Administration’s Project Open Data. It is described as “an online, public repository intended to foster collaboration and promote the continual improvement of the Open Data Policy.” The policy was announced on May 9 and focuses on managing government information as an asset to “increase operational efficiencies, reduce costs, improve services, support mission needs, safeguard personal information, and increase public access to valuable government information.”
Archive for the ‘Outreach’ Category
The National Academies Press (NAP) collection of Emergency Preparedness reports provides practical guidelines, targeted resources, actionable recommendations, and user-friendly templates and checklists for all stakeholders in a disaster response, including state and local governments, emergency medical services, and health care centers. NAP offers examination copies of its books to qualified instructors who are considering adopting the requested book as the required text for high-school, undergraduate or graduate level courses with a class size of 10 or more.
Exam copies: https://cart.nap.edu/cart/exam_copy.html
Check out the great variety of ways that libraries in NY, NJ and CT responded to Superstorm/Hurricane Sandy.
Immediately after Sandy, the Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) at NLM started collecting Sandy news stories, yielding an unprecedented number of stories about post-storm services. As we all know, there were also libraries that were badly damaged and thus couldn’t provide services, but certainly would have done so if feasible. The damaged libraries have different stories to tell as they face the challenges of rebuilding.
These items are part of a much longer bibliography of publications about disaster-related activities by libraries and library staff. Please look for your name and your library and let us know what is missing.
- From Librarians and Libraries Respond to Disasters: Bibliography on Library Roles in Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery: http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/bibliographydisaster.html
- Allison M. Superstorm Sandy diary: the mobile library at Peninsula. Queens Library’s Blog [Internet]. 8 Mar 2013. Available from: http://www.queenslibrary.org/blog/superstorm-sandy-diary-the-mobile-library-at-peninsula
- Bayliss S. Libraries respond to Hurricane Sandy, offering refuge, wifi, and services to needy communities. School Library Journal. [Internet]. 2012 Nov 1. Available from: http://www.slj.com/2012/11/featured/libraries-respond-to-hurricane-sandy-offering-refuge-wifi-and-services-to-needy-communities/#_
- Bayliss S. New York City libraries relatively unscathed; New Jersey still taking stock. L ibrary Journal [Internet]. 2012 Nov 1. Available from: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2012/11/industry-news/new-york-city-libraries-relatively-unscathed-new-jersey-still-taking-stock/
- Dar M. In Sandy’s aftermath, school librarians support patrons, communities, and one another. School Library Journal. [Internet]. 2012 Nov 5. Available from: http://www.slj.com/2012/11/librarians/in-sandys-aftermath-school-librarians-support-patrons-communities-and-each-other/
- Drewes J. To Protect and preserve. American Libraries [Internet]. 22 Apr 2013. Available from: http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/features/04222013/protect-and-preserve
- Eberhart G. Libraries weather the superstorm. American Libraries. [Internet]. 2012 Nov 4. Available from: http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/features/11042012/libraries-weather-superstorm
- Eberhart G. Reports still coming in on library flooding from Hurricane Sandy. American Libraries. [Internet]. 2012 Oct 31. Available from: http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/news/10312012/reports-still-coming-library-flooding-hurricane-sandy
- Fanwood Library shines as community hub during Hurricane Sandy. Suburban News. [Internet]. 2012 Nov 8. Available from: http://www.nj.com/suburbannews/index.ssf/2012/11/fanwood_library_shines_as_comm.html
- Holman T. Lodi Library a haven for people after the storm. NorthJersey.com. [Internet]. 2012 Nov 15. Available from: http://www.northjersey.com/news/179423051_Lodi_Library_a_haven_for_people_after_the_storm.html
- Hunterdon libraries take up slack after Hurricane Sandy victims lose home internet and Wi-Fi. Hunterdon County Democrat Hunterdon County Democrat. [Internet]. 2012 Nov 1. Available from: http://www.nj.com/hunterdon-county-democrat/index.ssf/2012/11/hunterdon_libraries_take_up_sl.html
- Hurricane Sandy: Somerset County libraries open as warming, recharging and information spots. The Messenger Gazette. [Internet]. 2012 Nov 5. Available from: http://www.nj.com/messenger-gazette/index.ssf/2012/11/hurricane_sandy_somerset_county_libraries_open_as_warming_recharging_and_information_spots.html
- Klapperstuck K, Quinn S, Burnash E, Quinn T. State librarian podcast, November 13, 2012 – Hurricane Sandy. New Jersey State Library. [Internet]. 2012 Nov 15. Available from: http://www.njstatelib.org/news/2012/nov/15/state_librarian_podcast_november_13_2012_hurricane_sandy
- Kramer S. Greenburgh Residents seek refuge from Sandy at library. The Daily Voice [Internet]. 2012 Oct 30. Available from: http://greenburgh.dailyvoice.com/news/greenburgh-residents-seek-refuge-sandy-library&lang=en
- Leue R. Libraries are quick & creative in their community outreach post-Hurricane Sandy. Insight&Outlook [Internet]. 8 Nov 2012. Available from: http://www.wolper.com/2012/11/libraries-and-community-outreach-post-hurricane-sandy/
- Maynard-Parisi C. Since Sandy, Maplewood library is booming. Maplewood Patch. [Internet]. 2012 Oct 31. Available from: http://maplewood.patch.com/articles/since-sandy-maplewood-library-is-booming
- Orel G. The Montclair Public Library was a ‘clean, well-lighted place’ during the storm. The Montclair Times. [Internet]. 2012 Nov 20. Available from: http://www.northjersey.com/news/180238311_The_Montclair_Public_Library_was_a__clean__well-lighted_place__during_the_storm.html?c=y&page=1
- Piccoli K. West Islip Public Library open, offering charging stations and wifi. West lslip Patch [Internet]. 2012 Oct 31. Available from: http://westislip.patch.com/groups/around-town/p/west-islip-public-library-open-offering-charging-stat38f80c3a84
- Porter D. Hurricane Sandy revealed some huge problems tech founders need to start solving. Business Insider. [Internet]. 2012 Nov 5. Available from: http://www.businessinsider.com/hurricane-sandy-reveals-new-startup-opportunities-2012-11
- Queens Library staff members. The library as lifeline: getting past Superstorm Sandy. American Libraries [Internet]. 2012 Dec 28. Available from: http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/features/12282012/library-lifeline-getting-past-superstorm-sandy
- Red Hook library reopens after Superstorm Sandy. Brooklyn Daily Eagle [Internet]. 4 April 2013. Available from: http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/red-hook-library-reopens-after-superstorm-sandy-2013-04-04-212100
- Register Staff. Greater New Haven libraries completely booked with residents looking for internet, electricity. New Haven Register [Internet]. 2012 Oct 31. Available from: http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2012/10/31/news/doc5091cd2e8282d049348096.txt?viewmode=fullstory
- Samtani H. In Sandy’s wake, library systems help city keep students connected. School Library Journal: Extra Helping. [Internet]. 2012 Dec 1. Available from: http://www.slj.com/2012/12/public-libraries/in-sandys-wake-library-systems-help-city-keep-students-connected/
- Schwartz M. Urban Librarians Unite plants mini libraries, plans conference. [Internet]. Library Journal. 13 Feb 2013. Available: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2013/02/advocacy/urban-librarians-unite-plants-mini-libraries-plans-conference/
- Spear L. Kids book it to the Westwood library after Hurricane Sandy. NorthJersey.com. [Internet]. 2012 Nov 2. Available from: http://www.northjersey.com/news/176999661_Kids_book_it_to_the_Westwood_Library_after_Hurricane_Sandy.html?page=all
- State library partners with publisher to help Hurricane Sandy victims tackle ‘do-it-yourself ‘ repairs safely. Lawrenceville Patch [Internet]. 29 Nov 2012. Available from: http://lawrenceville.patch.com/articles/state-library-partners-with-online-publisher-to-help-hurricane-victims-tackle-do-it-yourself-repairs-easily-and-safely
- Yee V. Despite ruin, library offers books and community. New York Times [Internet]. 2012 Nov 26. Available from: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/26/nyregion/after-storm-destruction-rockaway-libraries-help-keep-community-afloat.html?hpw&_r=2&
- Zavalick C. Bernardsville Library serves as multi-purpose center. The Bernardsville News [Internet]. 2012 Nov 9. Available from: http://newjerseyhills.com/bernardsville_news/news/bernardsville-library-serves-as-multi-purpose-center/article_a8faeaf8-29b6-11e2-bc59-001a4bcf887a.html
Submitted by Cindy Love
Disaster Information Management Research Center
Specialized Information Services Division
National Library of Medicine
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD 20892-5467
The May Grey Literature Report has been published.
This report’s main focus is on the Affordable Care Act, with a secondary focus on Gun Violence and Child Nutrition.
We hope you will find the report and database useful!
The MAC Contributed Papers and Posters committees invite you to submit your proposals for the 2013 MAC MLA Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from October 13 through 15, 2013 at the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel. Papers and posters may range from innovative program descriptions to reports on collaborative outreach activities to behind the scenes technical innovation. This is your chance to share with your colleagues the results of interesting work or research you are doing.
For both paper and poster abstracts, please submit a blinded abstract (one that does not contain any identifying information) as well as your regular abstract.
For contributed paper proposals, submit a 300 word structured* abstract to describe your paper. Include your name, position title, address, phone number, and email address. Both the regular and blinded abstract should be sent to Ellen Detlefsen, Chair of the Contributed Papers committee, at email@example.com
For poster proposals, submit a 300 word structured* abstract to describe your poster. Include your name, position title, address, phone number, and email address. Both the regular and the blinded abstracts should be sent to Melissa Ratajeski, Chair of the Posters committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org
The submission deadline is May 31, 2013
The primary author of each paper or poster will be notified of the committee’s decision in early July. Additional information (i.e. time, location, set-up instructions, etc.) will be sent with the acceptance notification. Those presenting papers or posters must register for the meeting.
The MAC Research and Assessment Committee will recognize 3 papers and 3 posters at the Annual Meeting as work that demonstrates high-quality research. All submitters are required to either select a type of research or to designate that their presentation is not to be considered as research. Only those who select a type of research will be considered for the Research Awards judging process. For help in selecting the type of research, please see the “Inventory of Research Methods for Librarianship and Informatics,” published in the January 2004 issue of the Journal of the Medical Library Association. Research papers and posters are scored using similar criteria to those used by the MLA Research Committee at MLA Annual Meetings. Points are awarded for study design, validity, reliability, presentation, and implications of the research.
New this year! The 2013 MAC annual meeting will also feature a People’s Choice award for the poster session. After viewing the posters, attendees will be able to vote for their favorite. The author(s) of the poster garnering the greatest number of attendee votes will be honored with a certificate and a bookstore gift card.
*Use of a structured abstract is encouraged. For more information on writing a structured abstract, please see MLA’s Research Section’s “The Structured Abstract: An Essential Tool for Researchers
New article from JMLA: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3634377/
Presenter: Andrea Ketchum, Reference Librarian, Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh
Location: Free, Online
Date: May 30, 2013
Description: A major change for NIH-funded researchers in July 2013 is enforcement of mandatory compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy: funding will be withheld if publications arising from that award are not in compliance. Become familiar with the NIH Public Access Policy and learn about tips and tools from the National Library of Medicine for helping NIH investigators manage compliance. Objectives include learning what manuscripts are covered by the Policy, the criteria for compliance, and the key NIH/NLM tools used by investigators to link research publications to grants.
The web adaptation of the traveling exhibition, “A Voyage to Health,” is now online! “A Voyage to Health” explores how the revival of Native Hawaiian sea voyaging traditions spurred on a cultural renaissance and helped heal the soul of the community. The website is augmented by education resources, including K-12 lesson plans, higher education modules, online activities, and more. To visit “A Voyage to Health” online, follow the link: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/avoyagetohealth/
Check out the May issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research. In this edition:
A Bang to the Brain
What We Know About Concussions
Concussions are a type of mild brain injury, but they need to be taken seriously. Learn to recognize the causes and symptoms of concussion, and take steps to prevent head injuries.
On Sound Footing
The Health of Your Feet
Your feet are pretty small, considering they have to support the entire height and weight of your body. But they can cause big problems. So take steps to keep your feet healthy!
- Ex-Smokers Gain Health Benefits Despite Added Pounds
- Allergies and Complementary Medicine
- Featured Website: NIH BRAIN Initiative
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All MAR staff are attending MLA in Boston as we speak. So we ask your patience while we’re out of the office. We hope that if you’re attending MLA, we encourage you to drop by to visit us at one of our presentations or posters. We’d love to see you!