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Archive for August, 2012

Copyright/Fair Use webinar – now available for viewing.

Friday, August 31st, 2012

The Copyright/Fair Use webinar of Aug. 29 is now available for viewing at:  http://ow.ly/dk1SJ

This special session was jointly sponsored by the MCMLA Education Committee and the NN/LM MidContinental Region, which through the Professional Development Award, provided funding for attendance at a recent conference,  Managing Copyright Use.  Marie Reidelbach presented, and both she and Mary Helms addressed questions afterwards.

 

Labor Day Holiday

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

NLM and the NN/LM MidContinental Region offices will be closed on Monday, September 3 for the Labor Day holiday.

Areas for Improvement in Medical Library Advocacy: In Our Own Words

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Donna Beales, librarian at Lowell General Hospital, Lowell, Mass has published an excellent article on library advocacy and the responsibility of health sciences librarians for advocacy in the current environment.  The citation is:

Beales, Donna L.  Areas for Improvement in Medical Library Advocacy: In Our Own Words. Journal of Hospital Librarianship, 12: 208-217, 2012.  (bbj)

EDUCATION: Special Session – Fair Use Guidelines – Wednesday, August 29, 9:00 MT, 10:00 CT

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Special Session –  Fair Use Guidelines – Wednesday August 29, 9:00 MT, 10:00 CT – This session is jointly sponsored by the MCMLA Education Committee and the NN/LM MidContinental Region, which through the Professional Development Award, provided funding for attendance at a recent conference,  Managing Copyright Use.

Responding to the ever increasing role of technology in education, Marie Reidelbach will present information for educators involving copyright, fair use, and intellectual property.  Issues in the academic environment related to using others’ materials in the classroom as well as the publication of one’s own research will be highlighted.  Mary Helms will also be available to address some of the more commonly asked questions, particularly relating to resource licensing, following the presentation.

This online session is FREE.   NOTE URL: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr2/ Equipment: connection to the Internet and a phone,  Login: as a guest with your first and last name. Instructions to connect to the audio will show up once you’ve logged in. Captioning will be provided.  Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu. (mm)

NLM Women’s Health Projects Funding

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) as part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are partnering to increase the awareness and access to sex and gender differences research resources available from NIH through the Women’s Health Resources Portal (http://whr.nlm.nih.gov) through a funding opportunity. The purpose of the Women’s Health Resources Dissemination Project is to design programs for creating and improving access to and use of sex and gender differences information for university and college students, faculty, librarians and health professionals. Emphasis is on providing information or access to health and medical information that is relevant and usable by the intended audience, and increasing the awareness and utilization of high-quality, professional-level online medical and public health information resource on sex and gender difference basic science, sex-specific studies, disparities, and inclusion research, including the NLM Women’s Health Resources Portal  that serves as an access point to all NIH sex and gender differences resources. The purpose is also to promote new and creative collaborations between university / college and their library, specifically medical and health libraries, to students and faculty to increase the knowledge and awareness of sex and gender differences in research design and reporting. University and colleges libraries may also increase information access to existing partnerships with outside organizations that are primarily focused on health and medical research.

 All proposals must be received by September 10, 2012 at 12:00 P.M. (Eastern Standard Time). To find more information about this funding opportunity, see the links below:

1)       NIHLM2012431A-Partial Small Business Set-Aside

(https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=4847d32387bcf31626b106b23617b6e8&tab=core&_cview=0)

2)       NIHLM2012431B-Full and Open 

(https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=ade51c642d5d33f4ec18202f248a9f23&tab=core&_cview=0) /ch

EDUCATION: Special Session – Fair Use Guidelines – Wednesday, August 29, 9:00 MT, 10:00 CT

Monday, August 20th, 2012

Special Session –  Fair Use Guidelines – Wednesday August 29, 9:00 MT, 10:00 CT – This session is jointly sponsored by the MCMLA Education Committee and the NN/LM MidContinental Region, which through the Professional Development Award, provided funding for attendance at a recent conference,  Managing Copyright Use.

Responding to the ever increasing role of technology in education, Marie Reidelbach will present information for educators involving copyright, fair use, and intellectual property.  Issues in the academic environment related to using others’ materials in the classroom as well as the publication of one’s own research will be highlighted.  Mary Helms will also be available to address some of the more commonly asked questions, particularly relating to resource licensing, following the presentation.

This online session is FREE.   NOTE URL: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr2/ Equipment: connection to the Internet and a phone,  Login: as a guest with your first and last name. Instructions to connect to the audio will show up once you’ve logged in. Captioning will be provided.  Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu. (mm)

EDUCATION: Spotlight! – Health Services Research & Public Health Information Programs -Wed, Aug. 22, 2012, 1:00 MT, 2:00 CT

Monday, August 20th, 2012

What might you need to know about  Health Services Research and  Public Health Information Programs?  Join Marty Magee as she presents information available specifically from the  this division of the National Library of Medicine, which  covers Health Services Research – “studying access, costs and quality”  and Public Health – “promoting health for the population.

Taking the one-hour class and completing the exercises and class evaluation makes you eligible to receive 1 Medical Library Association Continuing Education credit. This online training is FREE.   NOTE URL: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr2/ Equipment: connection to the Internet and a phone,  Login: as a guest with your first and last name. Instructions to connect to the audio will show up once you’ve logged in. Captioning will be provided.  Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu. (mm)

The “gremlins” are still at it….but the recording is available!

Monday, August 20th, 2012

The “gremlins,” as one our members termed it, are still at it.    If you were one of the people trying to attend our ”Breezing with the RML” session on Aug. 15, and you were unable to get in, please accept our apologies.

Our technical people at the NIH are still working on the problem, and we hope to have a solution soon.    In any case,  the session has been archived from our webpage at: http://nnlm.gov/mcr/services/updates/index.html or you can access the recording directly at:  http://ow.ly/cZJM7 .   Please direct any additional questions to :   Marty Magee – mmagee@unmc.edu

 

New Look for ClinicalTrials.gov

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

ClinicalTrials.gov, the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) Web-based registry and results database of clinical research studies, has a new look and new content. Launched in 2000, the site has not had a major redesign since 2007. Visitors to the beta site will find new style and content from the homepage, to conducting a search, to general navigation of the site. For complete coverage of the changes please visit the NLM Technical Bulletin. Stay current with all updates and enhancements to your favorite NLM tools at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/stay_current.html. [da]

Final 2 Cents Worth

Monday, August 13th, 2012

This is the last week to let us know your preferences. We’re planning a series of online workshops with Pat Wagner, instructor and consultant extraordinaire, and want member input on content and format. The classes will be offered this year. Of course, they’ll all have MLA CE credit attached.

Join the conversation on the MCR News Blog and let us know the class(es) you want to attend (ow.ly/ckDVO) .”Improving the Effectiveness of Your Print Media” is in the lead with “Institutional Politics” close behind. What is the presentation format you prefer? (ow.ly/ckE7) Right  now most of you want a program with homework or a stand alone program. Finally what platform do you prefer for discussions? (ow.ly/ckEdJ ).  Moodle is ahead.  Click on the links provided to add your 2 cents .

Pat Wagner and the RML want these classes to meet your needs. Your input is essential for this to happen. /ch