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Archive for October, 2013

FUNDING: DOCLINE users can apply for EFTS startup funding

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

The MidContinental Region (MCR) is offering $150 in start-up funding for  the Electronic Funds Transfer System (EFTS) to each MCR library using DOCLINE but not currently participating in the EFTS program.  EFTS is used by health sciences libraries for processing payment of inter-library loan transactions.   Benefits include reduced costs,  minimizes human error, reduced paperwork and  increases efficiency.  More information on the program is here.

Any MCR DOCLINE library, but EFTS non-participant is eligible to apply.  Deadline for submitting an application is October 31, 2013. Applications will be accepted and reviewed until funds are no longer available, or until the deadline date.

For more information about the award requirements and how to apply : http://nnlm.gov/mcr/funding/#A3

Questions? Please Contact Jim Honour

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ClinicalTrials.gov Unfrozen During Shutdown

Monday, October 7th, 2013

NIH officials have responded to concerns about the government shutdown’s affect on ClinicalTrials.gov. When the government shutdown occured  the site was on-line, but could not accept new trial registrations. According to a Boston-Globe article on Thursday, NLM employees who support the site were “un-furloughed” and new registrations are now being processed.

The announcement on the site now reads: “ClinicalTrials.gov is open, however it is being maintained with minimal staffing due to the lapse in government funding. Information will be updated to the extent possible, with priority given to processing registrations of new trials and critical updates to existing entries, such as trial status and contact information for enrollment. The agency will attempt to respond to urgent operational inquiries.” /ch

EDUCATION: Spotlight! on NLM Resources – Wednesday, Oct. 23, 1:00 MT/2:00 CT – Resources for Community Colleges

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Spotlight! on NLM Resources - Wednesday, Oct. 23, 1:00 MT/2:00 CT

October’s Spotlight! is a perfect session for Community College Librarians.  You may already know about PubMed and MedlinePlus, but there is this and more.  Additional resources will include those for Genetic Home Reference, Household Products Database,  Understanding Medical Words, Finding and Using Health Statistics, Careers,  as well as resources for Biology and Chemistry.

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)

 

New Portal for Science, Technology and Engineering Research

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Looking for research in science, technology and engineering? Visit the new SciTech Connect portal from the U.S. Department of Energy. Find information in the areas of biology, medicine, chemistry, energy storage, fossil fuels, geosciences, mathematics, computing, national defense, physics, power generation, renewable energy, and more. Contains technical reports, bibliographic citations, journal articles, conference papers, books, multimedia and data information. More information on the launch./da

“Mission I’mPossible” Online Game

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

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“Good morning Mr. Phelps or Ms. Phelps.  The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region, is inviting you to engage in a game where the mission, should you choose to accept it, is to accomplish as many tasks as possible to accumulate points that will, depending on your performance as a librarian, earn you a spot on the leader-board and potentially lead you to winning the game. Many of the tasks you will be completing will challenge and increase your skills and knowledge as a librarian. You will be asked to advocate for yourself and your library program, participate in professional development activities, and increase your skills in the use of technology that can enhance your library’s reach and enrich your library’s program. As challenging as this might be, we are confident that you will be able to take on anything thrown at you.

As always, should you or anyone on your IMF (I’mPossible Missions Force) Team be caught or killed, the secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions. “This description of the game theme will self-destruct in five seconds. “Good Luck!” <> <> <>

You can participate in the game by registering on the MCR website. Further instructions on how to start the game will be sent to you after registration. If you have any questions or comments, please contact John Bramble at john.bramble@utah.edu, 800-338-7657 if in the MCR region, or 801-585-5743 office. /rv

 

Funding: – EFTS Award for DOCLINE Users Not Currently Enrolled in the Program – Apply Online!

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

The MidContinental Region (MCR) is offering $150 in start-up funding for  the Electronic Funds Transfer System (EFTS) to each MCR library using DOCLINE but not currently participating in the EFTS program.  EFTS is used by health sciences libraries for processing payment of inter-library loan transactions.   Benefits include reduced costs,  minimizes human error, reduced paperwork and  increases efficiency.  More information on the program is here.

Any MCR DOCLINE library, but EFTS non-participant is eligible to apply.  Deadline for submitting an application is October 31, 2013. Applications will be accepted and reviewed until funds are no longer available, or until the deadline date.

For more information about the award requirements and how to apply : http://nnlm.gov/mcr/funding/#A3

Questions? Please Contact Jim Honour

[jh]