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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/

Practical Use of DailyMed and RxNorm Drug Data

Friday, August 15th, 2014

SPL/DailyMed Jamboree 2014 Workshop – Practical use of DailyMed and RxNorm Drug Data

The National Library of Medicine is sponsoring a free public meeting, SPL/DailyMed Jamboree 2014 Workshop – Practical use of DailyMed and RxNorm Drug Data. Speakers from the Federal government (NLM and IHS), industry (Bayer, Wolters-Kluwer), academia, and non-profit sectors will speak on their experience with Structured Product Label (SPL) drug data as well as RxNorm. The emphasis is on practical and novel ways to use this free data, which is produced cooperatively by NLM and FDA. Topics include SPLs and clinical decision support, extracting indication and drug interaction data from SPLs using natural language processing, e-prescribing experience within the Indian Health Service, Linked Data and SPLs, the use of RxNorm by the United States Pharmacopeia (USP), and more. The proceedings will be webcast and archived.

When: September 18, 9:30 AM to 4:15 PM (ET)
Where: Lister Hill Auditorium, National Library of Medicine, 8600 Rockville Pike, NIH Building 38A, 1st Floor, Bethesda, Maryland 20894

Visit the SPL/DailyMed Jamboree 2014 Workshop webpage to register for the in-person meeting and to view the agenda and speakers. The link to the webcast will be added when available.

Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey’s Social Media Accounts

Friday, August 15th, 2014

The Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey’s (HSLANJ) http://www.hslanj.org Communications Committee is proud to announce that HSLANJ is now on social media:

Facebook / https://www.facebook.com/hslanj

LinkedIn / http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Health-Science-Library-Association-New-4057150

Twitter / https://twitter.com/HSLANJ

When appropriate, information posted to HSLANJ’s social media accounts will also be posted to the HSLANJ discussion list http://hslanj.org/resources/discussion-list/

The new HSLANJ Social Media Guidelines can be found under the Resources section on our website http://hslanj.org/resources/social-media-guidelines/

If you have any questions and/or comments, please contact the committee at communications@hslanj.org

New PubMed Tutorial: Searching Drugs or Chemicals in PubMed

Monday, August 11th, 2014

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/ja14/brief/ja14_pm_tutorial_drugs.html

Using the New NCBI Variation Viewer to Explore Human Genetic Variation

Monday, August 11th, 2014

On August 13th, NCBI will host a webinar entitled “Using the New NCBI Variation Viewer to Explore Human Genetic Variation”. This presentation will show you how to find human sequence variants by chromosome position, gene, disease names and database identifiers (RefSNP, Variant region IDs) using NCBI’s new Variation Viewer (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/variation/view).

 

This presentation will show you how to find human sequence variants by chromosome position, gene, disease names, and database identifiers(RefSNP, Variant region ids) using NCBI’s new Variation Viewer (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/variation/view). You will learn how to browse the genome, navigate by gene or exon, filter results by one or more categories including allele frequencies from 1000 Genomes or GO-ESP, and link to related information in NCBI’s molecular databases and medical genetics resources such as ClinVar, MedGen and GTR. You will also be shown how to upload your own data to add to the display, and download results. Anyone who works with clinical or research variation data will find that the Variation Viewer provides a convenient and powerful way to access human variation data in a genomic context that is fully integrated with all other NCBI tools and databases.

 

To register, please go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2762824590748330498.

NIH Public Access Policy Webinars

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Announcing two free webinars about the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Public Access Policy (http://publicaccess.nih.gov) and the role of libraries, graciously hosted by the NIH and by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region.

 

The NIH Public Access Policy – Information for Librarians (August 19)

 

Join us for a discussion about the NIH Public Access Policy and the critical role libraries play. This webinar will:

  • Review basics of the public access policy, and the role of librarians;
  • Present the Public Access Compliance Monitor;
  • Answer questions about the policy sent to us in advance via the online registration form;
  • Address issues and questions raised during the webinar.

 

Please list any questions you would like us to address during the webinar in the “Questions & Comments” section located on the online registration page.

 

Title: The NIH Public Access Policy – Information for Librarians

Date: Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EDT

 

Presented by Dr. Neil Thakur, National Institutes of Health, and by Kathryn Funk, National Library of Medicine.

 

Register at https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/269124766 or by clicking

Space is limited, so reserve your seat now!

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

 

Logistics for this webinar, including additional questions, comments and feedback may be sent to:  OERwebinars@mail.nih.gov.

 

The NIH Public Access Policy – Views from the Library Trenches (August 26)

 

You’ve heard the specifics of the NIH Policy. Now find out how librarians are responding to the need to get researchers up to speed on compliance with the policy. Join us to find out:

  • What strategies librarians are using to support their communities. What’s worked; and what hasn’t;
  • How to get started, and which groups to work with at your institution;
  • What tools librarians can use to help researchers and improve compliance rates;
  • How librarians can work with each other to improve outcomes.

 

This webinar will feature presentations from three libraries with experience on the ground helping researchers with the NIH Public Access Policy, followed by a Q&A with the audience. The following presenters will discuss their unique approaches in the trenches of supporting and providing outreach on the policy:

 

Emily Mazure, Duke University Medical Center Library

Susan Steelman and Jessie Casella, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Library

Scott Lapinski, Harvard University, Countway Library of Medicine

 

Title: The NIH Public Access Policy – Views from the Library Trenches

Date: Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Time: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM EDT

 

Join the webinar on August 26 at https://webmeeting.nih.gov/npap/

For audio, dial 1-800-605-5167, and enter participant code: 816440

Building Health Literate Organizations

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Building Health Literate Organizations: A Guidebook to Achieving Organizational Change describes how organizations can move forward in achieving the attributes described in the Institute of Medicine discussion paper, “Ten Attributes of Health Literate Health Care Organizations”. The guidebook:

  • helps health care organizations of any size engage in organizational change to become health literate
  • complements many excellent health literacy resources, helping organizations use them effectively and reliably

The guidebook contains chapters and a case study on key health literacy development areas that intersect with the attributes of health literate health care organizations:

  • Engaging leadership
  • Preparing the workforce
  • The care environment
  • Involving populations served
  • Verbal communication
  • Reader-friendly materials

Each chapter answers these questions:

  • Why? Why do you need to address health literacy issues in this area? Why is it important?
  • What? What would success in this area look like? What are the target outcomes? Success may include changes to process, behavior, and attitudes, as well as health outcomes.
  • How? What tools, resources, and actions will you use to reach the target outcomes?

The guidebook offers an approach that enables organizations to start where they can begin to build a pattern of success, expanding to more than one area, eventually working in all key areas for results that can be sustained.

Building Health Literate Organizations:  A Guidebook to Achieving Organizational Change, authored by Mary Ann Abrams, Sabrina Kurtz-Rossi, Audrey Riffenburgh, and Barbara Savage, is available at www.healthliterateorganization.org.

The guidebook is available as a free, online resource so it may be downloaded, copied, and reproduced, as long as all the attributions and sources are included.

Re-skilling for Research

Monday, August 11th, 2014

New Report from RLUK “Re-skilling for Research” Looks at Changing Needs of Researchers and Effects on Libraries: http://www.infodocket.com/2012/02/01/new-report-from-rluk-re-skilling-for-research-looks-at-changing-needs-of-researchers/