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Sunday, September 21st, 2014

NISO September Virtual Conference: Library Data in the Cloud

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Virtual conferences are 5-6 hour conferences held online in webinar-like formats, with occasional breaks in the schedule for participants. The longer length allows the depth of coverage of a conference coupled with the convenience of a webinar.

Date: September 24, 2014

Time: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Eastern

Event webpage: http://www.niso.org/news/events/2014/virtual/data_in_the_cloud/

ABOUT THE VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

Cloud computing seems to be a growing trend, no matter the industry or type of information system. Library systems are no stranger to this trend; just about every major systems provider has a cloud-based solution available. While many factors for selecting a cloud system are similar to those for any information system decision, there are some special issues and challenges for storing your data in the cloud, including security, privacy, ownership, interoperability, and transferability.

In NISO’s September 24 virtual conference, Library Data in the Cloud—to be held from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm EDT—libraries that have explored the use of cloud systems will discuss their experiences, their concerns, issues encountered, and lessons learned.

TOPICS AND SPEAKERS

Keynote Speaker – Rick McMullen, PhD, Director of the Arkansas High Performance Computing Center and Research Professor of Computer Science and Computer Engineering, University of Arkansas

Integrated Library Systems Moving to the Cloud – Joseph R. Matthews, author and library consultant

Big Data Processing in the Cloud: a Hydra/Sufia Experience – Zhiwu Xie, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Technology Development Librarian, Center for Digital Research and Scholarship University Libraries, Virginia Tech

Cloud Computing in Library Instruction – Laura Fargo McKinnon, JD, MLIS, Department Head, Research & Instructional Services, University of North Texas Libraries and Kris Helge, Scholarly Communications Librarian, University of North Texas Libraries

Data Publication and Sharing with Globus – Steve Tuecke, Deputy Director, Computation Institute, University of Chicago; Co-Founder of the Globus Project

eResource Management in the Cloud – Jeffrey D. Kuskie, Electronic Resource Manager, Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library, University of Nebraska at Omaha

Security and Data Ownership in the Cloud – Andrew K. Pace, Executive Director, Networked Library Services, OCLC; Councilor-at-large, American Library Association

Privacy in the Cloud – Speaker TBA

Conference Roundtable – Discussion with speakers and Q&A

REGISTRATION

Registration is per site (access for one computer) and closes at 4:00 pm Eastern on September 24, 2014 (the day before the virtual conference). Discounts are available for NISO members and students. All virtual conference registrants receive access to the recorded version for one year.

Can’t make it on the day of the virtual conference? All registrants receive access to the recorded version for one year. Take advantage of the Virtual Conference subscription package (www.niso.org/news/events/2014/virtual/#subscription) for all six of the 2014 Virtual Conferences and save 33%. (Previously held 2014 virtual conferences available in recorded versions.)

For more information and to register, visit the event webpage: http://www.niso.org/news/events/2014/virtual/data_in_the_cloud/

Archive Available for Adding to Your Teaching Toolbox

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Archive now available: http://nnlm.gov/mar/training/boost_recordings.html

Presenters:

  • Sharon Dennis, Assistant Director, NN/LM National Training Center (NTC)
  • Rebecca Brown, Trainer, NN/LM National Training Center (NTC)
  • Jessi Van Der Volgen, Trainer, NN/LM National Training Center (NTC)

Summary:  Three trainers from the National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC) will present a few our favorite teaching tips and techniques for both in-person and online classes.   Sharon Dennis will discuss possibilities for applying “gamification” principles as a tool to motivate class participants.  Jessi Van Der Volgen will share four strategies for adding meaningful interaction to your online or in-person classes, and examples of each.  Rebecca Brown will share free tools you can use to develop a class and a social media alternative to a course discussion board.

Adding to Your Teaching Toolkit (Boost Box session)

Monday, September 8th, 2014

MAR offers 1 MLA Continuing Education (CE) credit per session—details will be provided at the end of the session.

Presenters:

  • Sharon Dennis, Assistant Director, NN/LM National Training Center (NTC)
  • Rebecca Brown, Trainer, NN/LM National Training Center (NTC)
  • Jessi Van Der Volgen, Trainer, NN/LM National Training Center (NTC)

Date / Time:  Tuesday, September 9, 2014 / Noon – 1 pm (ET)

Where:            https://webmeeting.nih.gov/boost2/

Online / No Registration Required

 

Summary:  Three trainers from the National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC) will present a few our favorite teaching tips and techniques for both in-person and online classes.   Sharon Dennis will discuss possibilities for applying “gamification” principles as a tool to motivate class participants.  Jessi Van Der Volgen will share four strategies for adding meaningful interaction to your online or in-person classes, and examples of each.  Rebecca Brown will share free tools you can use to develop a class and a social media alternative to a course discussion board.

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Monday, September 8th, 2014

National Medical Librarians Month: MAR Wants to Make You a Star – Win a Trip to MLA 2015!

Monday, September 8th, 2014

October is National Medical Librarians Month.  MAR would like to acknowledge the valuable work our medical librarians do by sharing your accomplishments, programs or value-added services with others.

We are asking you to send us your stories about any unique programs you developed, any outreach to the community you participated in, or any other value added services you offer to your organization or institution.

With your permission, we will share your stories on the MAR website throughout the month of October. Anyone who has made a submission by Oct. 4 will be entered into a random drawing to receive an award to cover registration and airfare to MLA 2015 in Austin, Texas.

We can’t wait to make you a “Star” – submit your story to nnlmmar@pitt.edu today!  (Multiple entries may be received from the same library, but please only one entry per person.)

MeSH on Demand Update: How to Find Citations Related to Your Text

Monday, September 8th, 2014

In May 2014, NLM introduced MeSH on Demand, a Web-based tool that suggests MeSH terms from your text such as an abstract or grant summary up to 10,000 characters using the MTI (Medical Text Indexer) software. For more background information, see the NLM Technical Bulletin, MeSH on Demand Tool: An Easy Way to Identify Relevant MeSH Terms.

The MeSH on Demand results page is now organized into three sections:

Section 1: Original input text (with the length of the input text)

Section 2: MeSH terms with links to the MeSH Browser

Section 3: Top ten PubMed/MEDLINE citations related to your text

The new MeSH on Demand feature displays the PubMed ID (PMID) for the top ten related citations in PubMed that were also used in computing the MeSH term recommendations. To access this new feature, start from the MeSH on Demand homepage, add your text, such as a project summary, into the box labeled “Text to be Processed.” Then, click the “Find MeSH Terms” button. MeSH on Demand lists the top ten related citation PMIDs from PubMed/MEDLINE. Each PMID is hyperlinked to that citation in PubMed. This new feature in MeSH on Demand is a result of user feedback received from our initial MeSH on Demand release. Users are encouraged to continue to send questions, suggestions, and comments to: NLMMESH-MOD@mail.nih.gov.

Designing Library Data Dashboards with Tableau Software

Monday, September 8th, 2014

At last month’s Library Assessment Conference held in Seattle, one panel featured assessment librarians presenting data dashboards they created using Tableau software, Tableau Unleashed: Visualizing Library Data. This presentation includes views of dashboards from University of British Columbia Library (by presenter Jeremy Buhler), UMass Amherst Libraries (by Rachel Lewellen), and Ohio State Libraries (by Sarah Murphy). All of the presenters used Tableau software to produce their dashboards.

Tableau may be the most popular software for creating dashboards right now and the company offers a free version that has a great deal of functionality. In fact, at least one presenter (Sarah Murphy) included dashboards she created using Tableau Public. However, users must be cautioned that any data entered into Tableau Public become public information. That means anyone can see and download your raw data. So, if you use it, be sure all identifying information about individuals is stripped from your files and that you are comfortable with other people downloading your raw data. The presenters also mentioned tips for dashboard design. For additional design guidance, check out the freely downloadable resource A Guide to Creating Dashboards People Love to Use by Juice Analytics.

The Digital Shift: Libraries @ the Center

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Library Journal and School Library Journal invite you to participate in our 5th annual, online conference:

The Digital Shift: Libraries @ the Center

<http://www.thedigitalshift.com/tds/libraries-at-the-center/>.

 

This free event provide answers to some of the biggest challenges libraries face in the transformation of our culture from analog experiences to digital experiences. This daylong professional development conference can be viewed in groups or privately. There are no travel or registration fees, and attendees will connect with each other as well as hear exciting keynotes from award-winning scientist and NY Times Best Selling author author Daniel J. Levitin, PhD (Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in an Age of Information Overload) , and Anil Dash, cofounder and CEO of ThinkUp <https://www.thinkup.com/>, that will examine our shared digital future.

 

Our lineup of expert speakers and panelists will present innovative tools and ideas for and from libraries of all types. The day features different tracks dedicated to K-12, Academic, and Public, allowing for the day to be completely customizable. The day will focus on three key areas:

 

  • Content, Containers and Beyond
  • How libraries are creating, curating, and licensing, digitizing, archiving, and delivering content in today’s fast-changing digital world.
  • Collaboration and Innovation
  • How libraries are repositioning themselves as the digital nexus for theircommunities.
  • Leading the Learning Revolution
  • How libraries serve as essential links in a learning continuum.

 

Libraries @ the Center (#TDS14) <http://www.thedigitalshift.com/tds/libraries-at-the-center/> includes sessions on:

 

  • StatBase: Open source data management for libraries

 

  • Partnering with Small Organizations to Digitize Local Content

 

  • Bridging the K12-College Information Literacy Gap

 

  • Digital Strategies for Job Search Training

 

  • Hack Your Notebook: Leveraging Libraries for STEM-Literacy
  • Connections

 

  • Identifying and Delivering Meta-Literacy Skill Sets to Adult
  • Learners

 

  • Making Space for Play

 

More information is available online at http://www.thedigitalshift.com/tds/libraries-at-the-center/.

NLM e-Clips

Friday, August 15th, 2014

ANNOUNCEMENTS

General Research Use collection streamlines access to patient-level data in dbGaP

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/news/07-29-2014-dbgap-general-research-use-collection/

 

Good Morning America’s Amy Robach Headlines NIH MedlinePlus Magazine

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/medlineplus_mag_robach.html

 

National Library of Medicine Announces Community Health Maps Blog

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/community_health_maps_blog.html

 

NLM’s National Center for Biotechnology Information Receives HHSinnovates Award

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/hhsinnovates_award_ncbi.html

 

Save the Dates: 2015 “A Librarian’s Guide to NCBI” Course

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/ja14/ja14_libguide_ncbi.html

 

Updated Policy for MEDLINE Indexing Requirements for Electronic Journals (2014)

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/ja14/ja14_ejournals.html

 

NLM DIRECTOR’S PODCASTS

 

Improving Care for Alcohol Abuse

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/podcast/transcript070714.html

 

IPF Treatment Progress

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/podcast/transcript063014.html

 

Native American Health Education: Dr. Lindberg Recognized

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/podcast/transcript071414.html

 

Rethinking Industrialized Marijuana

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/podcast/transcript072814.html

 

Seniors’ Hip Fracture Risks

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/podcast/transcript080414.html

 

Transforming Teen Sex Education

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/podcast/transcript072114.html

 

NLM IN THE NEWS

 

Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries

http://www.umassmed.edu/news/news-archives/2014/07/Binding-Wounds-Pushing-Boundaries/

 

Exhibit, lecture exploring lives of 19th century physicians coming to TROY’s Dothan [Alabama] Campus

http://www.dothanfirst.com/story/d/story/exhibit-lecture-exploring-lives-of-19th-century-ph/34607/N2CPrMke60WqR3zTbNMl1A

 

Exhibit on Native health comes to Honolulu

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/26033909/exhibit-on-native-health-comes-to-honolulu

 

Expert offers tips to protect kids from the heat

http://www.jconline.com/story/life/wellness/2014/07/01/protect-kids-hot-weather/11789687/

 

Markham’s Masterpiece

http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/markhams-masterpiece/

National Library of Medicine exhibition on display at USD [Vermillion, South Dakota] explores several Shakespeare plays

http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/0860baa483c24792aab2766edd04d9e1/SD–USD-Shakespeare-Exhibition/

 

NLM History of Medicine Blog Celebrates First Anniversary

http://www.arl.org/news/community-updates/3317-nlm-history-of-medicine-blog-celebrates-first-anniversary#.U8A6SaiH9Aw

 

Radio PSAs to promote health website [The University of New Mexico]

http://hscnews.unm.edu/news/radio-psas-to-promote-health-website070214

 

Test Might Help Predict Survival With Lou Gehrig’s

http://www.webmd.com/news/20140722/blood-test-might-help-predict-survival-with-lou-gehrigs-disease

 

The Battle to End Antibiotic Use in Farm Agriculture

http://nihrecord.nih.gov/newsletters/2014/08_01_2014/story1.htm

 

Traveling exhibition opens in Hawaii

http://www.eturbonews.com/47967/traveling-exhibition-opens-hawaii

 

NEW IN NLM IN FOCUS

 

“Golden Age” of Neurobiology on the Horizon, Says Leiter Lecturer

http://infocus.nlm.nih.gov/2014/07/golden-age-of-neurobiology-on.html

 

Native Voices Exhibition Now Showing in Alaska

http://infocus.nlm.nih.gov/2014/07/native-voices-exhibition-leave.html

 

NEW OR UPDATED MEDLINEPLUS FEATURES

 

NIH MedlinePlus Magazine, Summer 2014

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/magazine/