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The American Library Association is hosting an invitational Summit, Libraries From Now On: Imagining the Future, May 2 and 3 at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.
The Summit will bring together thought leaders from the library community, from a broad spectrum of educational organizations, federal agencies and foundations that work with libraries to begin a national conversation about the future and libraries
Summit info: http://connect.ala.org/node/219621
MAR now offers 1 MLA Continuing Education (CE) credit per Boost Box session—details will be provided at the end of the session.
Presenter: Daina R. Bouquin, Data & Metadata Services Librarian / Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY
Date / Time: Tuesday, April 8, 2014 / Noon – 1 pm (ET)
Where: Online / No Registration Required
MLA CEs: 1 MLA CE awarded for attendance
Summary: Infographics aren’t new, but using them to market your library’s services and value may be new to you. Learn the basics of choosing a tool and constructing infographics to display aggregated statistics and communicate your message. These concepts can help you better understand more advanced topics like data visualization and working with data to assess your library and communicate with your stakeholders.
- Beforehand, test your connection to ensure you have the latest version of Flash: http://na1cps.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm
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We are pleased to announce that MedlinePlus Connect now supports queries using ICD-10-CM codes. Upon receiving a problem code request with an ICD-10-CM code, MedlinePlus Connect returns relevant, patient-friendly health information from MedlinePlus http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/, Genetics Home Reference http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/, and other reliable health resources. We will continue to support ICD-9-CM and SNOMED CT codes for problem code requests.
As you may have read in the news, the use of ICD-10 as a required standard might be delayed. Even so, many users have asked for MedlinePlus Connect to support ICD-10 so they can start testing it with their systems, so we are excited to release this enhancement.
Web application documentation: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/connect/application.html
Web service documentation: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/connect/service.html
Try it out:
Web application demonstration page: http://apps.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/services/demo.html<http://apps2.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/services/demo.html
Web service demonstration page: http://apps.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/services/servicedemo.cfm
Rex Robison, PhD, MLS, AHIP
National Library of Medicine
On April 8, 2014, the inaugural cohort of National Digital Stewardship Residents will present a symposium entitled “Emerging Trends in Digital Stewardship” at the National Library of Medicine (NLM). The symposium will consist of panel presentations on topics including preserving social media and collaborative workspaces, open government and open data, and digital strategies for public and non-profit institutions. It will also feature a demonstration of BitCurator, an environment of digital forensics tools designed to help collecting institutions manage born-digital materials, developed by the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (SILS) and the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH).
All sessions will be held in the National Library of Medicine’s Lister Hill Auditorium, on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. The symposium is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is encouraged.
For more information, including how to register, see: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/digital_stewardship_symposium.html
How is research impact measured? How does an institution demonstrate the value of research? And what is the role of universities in facilitating research and economic development?
To address these questions, the Health Science and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) and Elsevier Publishing are hosting a half-day symposium, Research Impact: A Discussion from Institutional, Economic, and Researcher Perspectives. The event will bring together stakeholders for a rich discussion about the impact of research. Representatives from UMB, other research institutions, funding agencies, economic development organizations, and Elsevier will examine the evolving expectations, solutions, and best practices in evaluating research impact.
The symposium will be held at the SMC Campus Center, Elm Ballroom, on Monday, March 31st, 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided. To register and to see a complete list of speakers, view the program online.
Recording of this webinar at http://nnlm.gov/ner/training/distancelearning.html
May 11-16, 2014 & January 5-6, 2015 (One price for two sessions) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Visit http://ils.unc.edu/digccurr/institute2014.html for more information.
REGISTRATION LINK: http://tinyurl.com/ncgy367.
The Institute consists of one five-day session in May 2014 and a two-day follow-up session in January 2015. Each day of the summer session will include lectures, discussion and hands-on “lab” components. A course pack and a private, online discussion space will be provided to supplement learning and application of the material. An opening reception dinner on Sunday, Continental breakfast, break time snacks and coffee, and a dinner on Tuesday will also be included.
This institute is designed to foster skills, knowledge and community-building among professionals responsible for the curation of digital materials.
* Regular registration : $1,150
* Late registration (after April 1, 2014): $1,300
If you are a grant recipient working on a digital project, we recommend that you check with your program officer to request approval to use available grant funds to attend the institute.
Institute Instructors Include:
* From the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Dr. Cal Lee, Dr. Helen Tibbo, and Dr. Kam Woods.
* Dr. Nancy McGovern, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
* Dr. Carolyn Hank, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
* Dr. Lorraine Richards, Drexel University.
May 2014 Institute Components include (order and session titles may vary somewhat from those listed):
*Overview of digital curation definition, scope and main functions
*Where you see yourself in the digital curation landscape
*Digital curation program development
*Digital curation stakeholders and digital curation landscape
*Case Study on developing a digital repository
*Procedural accountability – policies, submission agreements, rules
*LAB -Transforming policy statements into rules
*Overview of digital preservation challenges and opportunities
*Roles and responsibilities for curation
*LAB – Matching skills and roles
*Characterization of digital objects
*Overview and Characterization of Existing Tools: Placing the Tools in a Larger Industry Context
*LAB – File format robustness
*Managing in response to technological change
*LAB – Media and content
*Workflows, humans, and tools
*Lab – Workflows
*Evaluating curation programs requirements and assessment
*LAB – Evaluating curation programs: TRAC/ISO 16363 Review
* Characterizing, analyzing and evaluating the producer information environment
*Economics of digital curation – costs and resource commitments
*LAB – Economics of digital curation
* Formulating your six-month action plan – task for each individual, with instructors available to provide guidance
* Summary of action plans
* Clarifying roles and expectations for the next six months
January 5-6, 2015
Participants in the May event will return to Chapel Hill in Jan. 2015 to discuss their experiences in implementing what they have learned in their own work environments. Participants will compare experiences, lessons learned and strategies for continuing progress. Accommodations for January will be the responsibility of the attendee.
The Digital Professional Institute was initiated as part of the DigCCurr II project, supported by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (Grant Award #RE-05-08-0060-08) and is partially supported by the School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
LODGING: Participants are responsible for their own lodging. A DigCCurr 2014-15 room block has been reserved at the Hampton Inn and Suites for $129/night. Please indicate “DigCCurr” and group code “CUR” when making reservations. Reservations must be received by 04/01/2014. After this date reservations will be accepted on a space a rate available basis only. You may reserve your hotel room by calling the hotel at 919-969-6989 or by clicking on this link: http://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/groups/personalized/R/RDUCOHX-DGG-20140511/index.jhtml