National Library of Medicine Websites Redesigned
The Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) Web pages have a new look: http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov. The pages have been redesigned to enhance access to NLM’s many and diverse resources useful for disaster and emergency readiness, response, and recovery. Emergency responders will find links to the WISER resource for hazardous materials incidents and the Radiation Emergency Medical Management site. A growing list of guides to online disaster information includes titles such as “Crude Oil Spills and Health,” “Special Populations: Emergency and Disaster Preparedness,” and “Floods.” New features include an A to Z Index, links to the latest articles and reports from PubMed and the Resource Guide for Public Health Preparedness, and news about disaster events, publications, and online resources from both US and international sources. DIMRC is a part of the Specialized Information Services Division at the National Library of Medicine (NLM).
The NN/LM Emergency Preparedness & Response Toolkit also has a redesigned web site at http://nnlm.gov/ep. The site now features a cleaner presentation of information and resources plus Twitter feeds and easier access to weather-related alerts and warnings. A new video tutorial (http://nnlm.gov/ep/toolkit-navigation-video) assists users in navigating the toolkit.
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) provides the Toolkit for librarians to use in developing emergency preparedness and response plans for their libraries and finding help with handling floods, fires, and other incidents that affect a library’s buildings, collections and services. The National Network, a service of the National Library of Medicine, coordinates eight regional offices and a network of nearly 6,000 member libraries in the United States. : [DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB listserv] scb