Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category
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.
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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
The National Defense University’s Center for Technology and National Security Policy recently launched a Disaster Apps Challenge. The Challenge encourages developers to build upon an open source disaster relief application that is already being used in the field, resulting in disaster apps that are well built and useful to a broad range of users. Submissions are due June 20, 2014.
Quick-Learn Design Toolkit
In February 2014, the CDC Learning Connection announced the release of the Quick-Learn Design Toolkit. This toolkit was created to help instructional designers and web developers create Quick-Learn lessons. These e-learning lessons address one or two learning objectives and take less than 20 minutes to complete. Through responsive web design techniques, learners access the lessons via desktop computers and mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Use the Quick-Learn Design Toolkit and create your own Quick-Learn lesson. Let us know about the Quick-Learns you create and we may share them on the CDC Learning Connection.
Two recent research papers, examining Google Flu Trends, offer a critique of big-data analysis.: http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/03/28/google-flu-trends-the-limits-of-big-data/
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
Free Images for Your Evaluation Reports
The current trend in evaluation reporting is toward fewer words and more images. There are a number of companies that offer high-quality, royalty free photographs at minimal cost. (Stockfresh, for example, charges as little as $1 per image.) However, no-cost is even better than low-cost. Freelancers Union, a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting freelance workers, recently published a list of the best websites for no-cost images. If you are looking for free images for your presentations or reports, check out their article: https://www.freelancersunion.org/blog/2014/02/07/best-free-image-resources-online/
(The article also describes the difference between public domain, royalty-free and Creative Commons-licensed images.)