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Archive for November, 2013

New Task for the Mission I’mPossbile Game – Emergency Prep!

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Hello Agents (and potential Agents),

There is a new mission opportunity to demonstrate your abilities as a sly operative and to potentially earn 110 game points by meeting the challenges.

This mission is to enhance and test your skills plus your cat like reflexes in the area of Emergency Preparedness. Should you accept the mission, you will need to:

1) Read a selected article on emergency preparedness and successfully answer the question about the article. Correctly answer the question you will earn 10 points.

2) Composed a one page service continuity disaster plan for your library using the Pocket Response Plan (PReP) as the model. Successfully submit your plan to Game Master Jim will earn you 30 points (all plan will be for Jim’s eyes only and will be kept secret). This will earn you 30 points.

3) Participate in of the following challenges and earn 70 Points! ONE: Be one of the online panelist at an upcoming MCR session; TWO: Submit a description (500 word or less max) of your experience in creating a continuity of service plan for your institution at your institution to be included in a future Plains to Peaks Post newsletter article OR to your institution’s newsletter.

For more details about this mission, contact Game Master Jim.

Jim Honour
Member Services and Wyoming Outreach Coordinator
Toll Free (800) 338-7657 opts. 1,2, 8 (within the region)
Phone: (307) 766-6537
Email: jhonour@uwyo.edu

PMC Releases New ID Converter

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

PMC has just released an upgrade to the ID converter, now dubbed the PMCID – PMID -Manuscript ID – DOI Converter (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/pmctopmid/). This utility allows you to start with the unique identifier for an article that is in PMC, and find additional unique identifiers that may apply to the article.

Improvements include support for DOIs, auto-detection of the ID type based on its format, and enhanced output. It also provides output in any of several different formats: HTML, XML, JSON, or CSV.

 This tool uses an underlying web service, that is also publicly available for those needing programmatic access to this data. See the ID Converter API documentation (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/tools/id-converter-api/)./da

DOCLINE: Users to update their accounts

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

DOCLINE Users:

This is a reminder that you routinely need to update two areas in your DOCLINE accounts:  1) Review and maintain your institution’s serial holdings  data in SERHOLD and 2) Review and maintain institution record for accuracy and completeness.

The institution record is a list of those people, and their contact information, who have access to your DOCLINE account.  To find your institution record,  you must log in, click on the “Institutions” tab, click on “Update” and on the “People” button on the left side.  Remove names of those who do not now have access or add new names.

To review your institution’s serial holdings, you must log in,  and then click on the “Serial Holdings” tab. It’s very important to make sure your holdings are accurate for efficient and quick lending. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/factsheets/serhold.html

All reviews and updates should be performed at least once a year.  Taking these steps shows your commitment to the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Resource Sharing Plan http://nnlm.gov/rsdd/docline/docdelplan.html

For more information you may contact Jim Honour

[jh]

 

Mission I’mPossible Game Status Update

Monday, November 18th, 2013

We have a new secret agent, Sarah Weitzel, who is already in second place!  Congratulations Sarah!  The Health Information Literacy category has three tasks worth a combined total of 110 points, and if you start playing now and complete all three, you could be in first place next week.  Remember, you can also gain points for attending our Breezing Along with the RML session this week on Nov. 20.  We hope to see you there and on the game board next week.

To start playing the game, all you need to do is register.  Check here for all of the game details. /rv

EDUCATION: Breezing Along with the RML – Wed. Nov. 20, 10:00 MT/11:00 CT -Library Facilities in Transition

Monday, November 18th, 2013
  • Wednesday, November 20 – 10:00 MT/ 11:00 CT – Breezing Along with the RML -  Library Facilities in Transition – a panel discussion of library directors including Jean Shipman, Deb Ward,  Marie Reidelbach,  Michlene Mankin, Kirk Davis, and Margaret Bandy.  Find out what other librarians are doing in the era of the changing library footprint.

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)

 

Join our Moodle class and discussion on “The Research Lifecycle: Data Management, Institutional Research Profiles, Networking, Collaborations, Oh My!”

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

We’re recruiting more participants for our asynchronous class and discussion on the research lifecycle and data management. Completing the class earns you 5 MLA CE credits!

Topics for this class include open data and methods to improve reproducibility and reliability of research findings. We will also explore some tools and technologies used for data management and collaboration, focusing on eagle-I, VIVO, DMPTool, and REDCap.

The class is available beginning now and will remain open for CE credit through…whenever you can get it done (this simple means the class has a floating deadline with no real end), with the option to remain in the class to either complete the course work or to be a part of discussions relating to supporting researchers at your institution.

You may register at http://ow.ly/nMPSO and complete the class at your convenience.  We want this to be a discussion group on all aspects of e-science and data management.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Rachel Vukas – rvukas@kumc.edu, 913-588-7307 or

John Bramble – john.bramble@utah.edu, 801 585 5743

(jb)

NLM Activates Emergency Access Resources

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Forwarded from NLM:

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has activated the Emergency Access Initiative (EAI) in support of medical efforts in the Philippines and surrounding areas following the devastating typhoon.  The Emergency Access Initiative  provides  free access to full-text articles from over 650 biomedical serial titles and over 4,000 reference books and online databases to healthcare professionals and libraries affected by disasters.

The Emergency Access Initiative serves as a temporary collection replacement and/or supplement for libraries affected by disasters that need to continue to serve medical staff and affiliated users.  It is also intended for medical personnel responding to the specified disaster.  EAI is not an open access collection – it is only intended for those affected by the disaster or assisting the affected population.  If your library is working with a library or organization involved in relief efforts in the Philippines or other affected areas, please let them know of this service.

Click on the  Emergency Access Initiative  link to access the collection.

For questions regarding the Emergency Access Initiative, please email custserv@nlm.nih.gov or call 1-888-346-3656 in the United States, or 301-594-5983 internationally.

Click on this link for more information on the Emergency Access Initiative Information and other resources  on disaster recovery. /ch

 

 

DOCLINE: Users to Submit Out of Office Requests for the Holidays and Vacations

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Libraries using DOCLINE must submit an Out of Office request when shutdown for staff vacations/holidays.  The action makes your library  temporarily inactive while you are away.   With a busy holiday season coming soon, you would be advised to check your calendars and the make the request.  It’s fast and easy to submit your request.

To submit an Out of Office request, log in to your DOCLINE account, click on the “Institutions” tab at the top, then click on “Update (LIBID)” button and then find the “Out of Office” tab on the left side of the screen.  Remember, once you have entered the dates, you must click on the colored “Request Approval” tab at either the bottom or top of the page.  The request will be submitted to the MCR Member Services Coordinator.  You will also see a message that your request is approved after the coordinator has reviewed it.

Any questions may be directed to Jim Honour

[jh]

Upcoming dates for Breezing Along with the RML sessions….

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
  • November 20 – 10:00 MT/ 11:00 CT – Breezing Along with the RML -  Library Facilities in Transition – a panel discussion of library directors including Jean Shipman, Deb Ward,  Marie Reidelbach,  Michlene Mankin, Kirk Davis, and Margaret Bandy.  Find out what other libraries are doing in the era of the shrinking library footprint.
  • December 18  - 10:00 MT/ 11:00 CT – Breezing Along with the RML – Data Accuracy in Journal Abstracts: Implications for Informing Clinical Decisions

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)

 

Mission I’mPossible

Monday, November 11th, 2013

¿Hablas español?  Вы говорите по-русски?

A good secret agent must be able to operate in multiple languages.  Do you have this skill?  How mange languages are spoken in your territory?  Are you aware of the multiple language health resources available to you?  To enhance your knowledge in this area, complete the Health Information Literacy missions and win up to 110 points!

If you haven’t started playing yet, you can still get in on the fun.  All you need to do is register for the game.  Check here for all of the game details. /rv