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Archive for August, 2013

EDUCATION: Fundamentals of Bioinformatics and Searching – an online course

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Diane Rein will be teaching a new session of the online asynchronous course for health sciences librarians, “Fundamentals of Bioinformatics and Searching,” from Oct. 21 – Dec. 2.   The course provides basic knowledge and skills for librarians interested in helping patrons use online molecular databases and tools from the NCBI.  Prior knowledge of molecular biology and genetics is not required. The course format includes video lectures, readings, a molecular vocabulary exercise, an NCBI discovery exercise, and other hands-on exercises.  The instructor is Diane Rein, Ph.D., MLS, Bioinformatics and Molecular Biology Liaison from the Health Science Library, University at Buffalo.

“Fundamentals” is now offered separately from the “Librarian’s Guide to NCBI” 5-day face-to-face workshop; but participants who complete the online course requirements will be eligible to apply for the Librarian’s Guide workshop in Bethesda, which will be held in April of 2014, if they so desire.

The course has limited enrollment and requires potential participants to submit an application (https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/fundamentals_fall_2013).  The course is listed on the registration system with a link to the application form.   Questions?  E-mail the course organizers at ncbi_course@lists.utah.edu.  (mm)

EDUCATION: Breezing and Spotlight! on NLM Resources – for August 2013

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013
  • Breezing Along with the RML – Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 10:00 MT/ 11:00 CT   1)  Recap of the NLM- National Network Office virtual  “site visit” of July 17, presented by Claire Hamasu and 2)  Affordable Care Act information, presented by Dana Abbey and Monica Rogers.
  • Spotlight! on NLM Resources - Wednesday, Aug. 28, 1:00 MT/2:00 CT -Last month we discussed various diets including high protein, vegetarian, fasting, and balanced diets.   This month we will look at finding the evidence for the effectiveness of personal training, online groups such as Sparkpeople, behavior modification and incentives that may help people stick to their diets. Join Betsy Kelly, John Bramble and Barb Jones for “Finding the evidence for support resources for dieters” .  One MLA CE credit will be available for this class.  No registration required.

NOTE URL https://utahntc.adobeconnect.com/mcr  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 and the session will be recorded.   Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu. (mm)

 

Request for Input on Development of Analysis Methods and Software for Big Data

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

From NLM:

Feel free to forward to those in your interest who may have an interest.

NIH has issued a request for information (RFI) to solicit comments and ideas for the development of analysis methods and software tools, as part of the overall Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Initiative.  Specifically, this RFI solicits input on needs  related to data compression/reduction, data visualization, data provenance, and data wrangling.

Responses are due September 6, 2013. 

The RFI can be found here (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-HG-13-014.html) /ch

 

Funding Available: RGK Foundation

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

RGK Foundation awards a wide variety of grants that fulfill their mission in the following areas: Education, Community, and Medicine/Health. Grants of up to $25,000 are available to nonprofit organizations. An electronic Letter of Inquiry is accepted throughout the year.  RGK Foundation has funded library programs but not in a health sciences library. Your library could be the first.  Click here for details.   (http://www.rgkfoundation.org/public/guidelines) /ch

DOCLINE Users: Going on Vacation? – How to make Out of Office Request

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Summer vacation season has arrived so we would like to remind users that you can prevent requests from routing to your library during a closure by completing the ‘Out of Office’ request form in DOCLINE (Institutions, Update, Out of Office page).  Detailed instructions for use of this feature can be found at:  http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/doc_deactivate.html.

You can set a future ‘Out of Office’ date range and request RML approval at any time.  However, we do suggest you submit your request for deactivation a few days in advance of your departure to allow your RML time to review.  Please note only one ‘Out of Office’ date range is permitted at a time; you cannot request a second deactivation period until the present period is past.

On the last day your library is active, please process as many requests as possible as ‘Filled’ or ‘Not Filled’.  At the end of the day, please receipt any new requests and process all outstanding requests as ‘Not Filled’ so they will immediately route on to the next potential lender.

If you have questions, you can contact your State Coordinator,  MCR DOCLINE Coordinator jhonour@uwyo.edu, or call the RML at 800-338-7657, opt. 1,2,8 or 307-766-6537.  You can also reach DOCLINE customer support by clicking Contact Us in DOCLINE and filling out the Ask a Question form or at https://docline.gov/docline/help/contact_nlm/help_page.cfm  [jh]

EDUCATION: DOCLINE- Serial Holdings – August 7th

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Dear DOCLINE Users,

Please join us for the third of our four part series-

 DOCLINE: Serial Holdings,   Wednesday,   August 7, 2013

When:  12 p.m.  Central Time, 11 am Mountain Time

Where:  https://webmeeting.nih.gov/memberservices.

It’s recommended that you have access to DOCLINE to take the class (The hands-on component of the class requires you to log-in to your DOCLINE account to complete the interactive exercises.)

The classes are FREE.  To login all you need do is key in your name and Enter as a guest.  You will receive instructions for the audio portion after entering the room.   Captioning will be provided.

You are eligible to receive 1 MLA CE credit for each class you take.

CLASS SCHEDULE 

Wednesday,   August 7, 2013 – DOCLINE: Serial Holdings

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 – DOCLINE: Routing Tables

Classes begin  promptly at the top of the hour.

Questions to Jim Honour jhonour@uwyo.edu [jh]

Making the Most of the Value Study

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Sponsored by the NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region

Presenters:

  • Joanne Gard Marshall, Principal Investigator, Alumni Distinguished Professor, School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Kathel Dunn, Coordinator, Associate Fellows Program, National Library of Medicine

Location:     https://webmeeting.nih.gov/boost2/

Date:            August 13, 2013

Time:           10-11 MT, 11-12 CT

This session will provide an update on new specialized reports that have been created using the “Value of Library and Information Services in Patient Care Study” results, as well as how to access and use the data set from the study.  All the items discussed will be made available on the Value Study website.  Joanne will also share the results of some advanced data analysis that demonstrate the added value of using the services of the librarian and the searching the library-provided resources in patient care.

The second part of the presentation will discuss ways of mining and using the Value Study data.  Kathel Dunn from NLM will share the results of data mining that they have done on users of PubMed/MEDLINE and related resources.  The study gathered extensive data on each of the information resources used to answer the clinical questions.

Participants in this session will be encouraged to share their own stories about how they have used or would like to use the study results./ch

Save the Dates: Breezing and Spotlight! sessions for August 2013

Friday, August 2nd, 2013
  • Breezing Along with the RML – Aug. 21 at 10:00 MT/ 11:00 CT   1)  Recap of the NLM- National Network Office virtual  “site visit” of July 17, presented by Claire Hamasu and 2)  Affordable Care Act information, presented by Dana Abbey and Monica Rogers.
  • Spotlight! on NLM Resources - Aug. 28, 1:00 MT/2:00 CT – Exercise and the Evidence.   Last month it was Diets.   This month it’s Exercise!  Join three RML Coordinators as they explore a the impact of exercise  and evidence-based research.  One MLA CE credit will be available for this class.  No registration required.

NOTE URL https://utahntc.adobeconnect.com/mcr  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 and the session will be recorded.   Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu. (mm)