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National Library of Medicine (NLM) Working Group Report

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

From NLM:

On Thursday, June 22, 2015  the NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins accepted a report from his Advisory Committee to the Director (ACD) that sets forth a strategic vision to position the NIH NLM as a unifying force in biomedicine and the epicenter for biomedical data science.  This move will ensure that NLM, the world’s largest biomedical library, will continue to be a valuable resource to medical and scientific communities and to the public.  The report was presented at the 110th meeting of the ACD.  You can learn more from the NIH press release,  the report from the ACD NLM Working Group. and a news article in Science.  /ch

NIH News in Health – June 2015

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Check out the June issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research.

This month:
HIV and AIDS: Know the Facts
Treatments Work, but Prevention Is Key
Today, people infected with HIV—the virus that causes AIDS—can live full, healthy lives, in large part because of medicines and other discoveries made with NIH support.

Talking With Your Doctor
Make the Most of Your Appointment
Clear and honest communication between you and your physician can help you both make smart choices about your health

Health Capsules:

Mapping Language Problems in the Brain

Healthy and Fun Family Recipes

Featured Website: NIH’s National Cancer Institute

New Name for PubMed Related Citations Discovery Tool

Saturday, June 6th, 2015

From NLM Technical Bulletin:

To be clearer, the PubMed “Related citations” feature was renamed to “Similar articles.” User interviews revealed confusion about the definition of the “Related citations” listed in the results set. “Similar articles” was chosen because “Related citations” is ambiguous. There are several types of relationships that articles may have. The algorithm to generate the results has not been modified./ch

Funding for 2015 HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects

Friday, June 5th, 2015

The National Library of Medicine is seeking proposals for the HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Project. NLM is looking for libraries and other organizations to work together to improve awareness of, access to, and use of HIV/AIDS medicine and public health information. Organizations, institutions, and agencies working in any phase of HIV/AIDS management are eligible. NLM will fund the design and implementation of outreach projects that will improve access to HIV/AIDS related health information by patients, the affected community, their caregivers and the general public.

Awards are offered for up to $50,000. Quotations are due to NLM on July 20, 2015.

The solicitation for the 2015 HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects is posted on the Federal Business Opportunities Web site : <>

MCR staff are available to discuss your project ideas and review your proposal before submission.  /ch

Broadcast: Report of the NLM Working Group of the Advisory Committee to the NIH Director,

Monday, June 1st, 2015

The NLM Working Group of the Advisory Committee to the Director of NIH (ACD) will present its vision and recommendations for an expansive and exciting future for NLM to the full Advisory Committee to the Director (ACD) on June 11, 2015. The presentation is scheduled to begin at 9:15 MT, 10:15 CT.  Click here for the full agenda for the ACD meeting  or go to <>.

The vision and recommendations are based on the responses to the Request for Information (RFI) gathered in March 2015. You may have contributed to the RFI. The meeting will be broadcast live and also archived so you will be able to watch it as an NIH videocast <>. /ch

Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders (WISER): Updates

Friday, May 29th, 2015

New releases of WISER are available for every current platform.  See the details HERE to investigate what’s new for the WISER platform of your choice. [jh]

Complementary and Integrative Approaches for Cancer Symptoms and Treatment Side Effects

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

The current issue of NCCIH Clinical Digest  examines the evidence in the use of acupuncture, massage, mindfulness-based stress reduction, yoga, and ginger in the management of cancer symptoms and treatment side effects. /da

MLA 2015: NLM Theater Presentations

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

They’re already up! The presentations that NLM hosted at its booth in the MLA exhibit hall are linked  from the NLM Technical Bulletin. You can get an update or learn about NLM resources such as  PubMed, PubMed Health., LinkOut and others. Especially check out Julie Zimmerman from Dykes Library in Kansas, who talked about her experience with  the PubMed Commons Journal Club. /ch

PubMed Save Search will become Create Alert Link

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Posted to the NLM Technical Bulletin:

To assist users to more easily find the link to create My NCBI email alerts the “Save Search”  link will be renamed “Create Alert” in the near future. To see what this will look like on the results page click here.  /ch

Emergency Access Initiative Extended for Nepal

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

NLM and participating publishers have extended the Emergency  Access Initiative through June 13, 2015. This initiative grants free access to health related books and journals for health professionals responding to the earthquake in Nepal. Please forward this information on to health professionals you know are working with the communities affected by the earthquake.  Click here for directions on gaining access. /ch