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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

We have a Winner! Shelley White is our Top Wonderful Librarian.

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Dear Network members,

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine MidContinental Region is very happy to announce that Shelley White has met all the requirements to win this year’s game, making her the Top Wonderful Librarian in Oz. This means that she not only earned the most points but also earned nine MLA CE credits to boot.

Please join us in a virtual Bow, Curtsy, Plea, applause, high-five, fist-bump and congratulate her in this achievement.

We really appreciate her and the rest who participated in the game.

We will be starting a new exciting round this summer or early fall, so keep on the look out for those announcements. We think players will be thrilled when they see the enhancements we have made to the game and the wider selection of topics areas they will get to play in.

If you have any comments or questions about the game, please do not hesitate to contact me.


St. Charles, MO hosting NLM Exhibit, From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Today through June 20th, the Middendorf-Kredell branch of the St. Charles City-County Library District is hosting the National Library of Medicine exhibit: From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry.

During the 6 week exhibit, we will be hosting interactive displays from UC Biotech and several library programs to fit into the theme, including:

Home Brew​ing 101 (May 16th and May 28th)
Combating the Evolution of Antibiotic Resistant Superbugs Across Diverse Habitat (May 27th)
Medication Matters (June 3rd)
Closing Reception, hosted by the Emerging Library Advocates and featuring live music and local home brew sampling! (June 19th)

This exhibition was produced by the National Library of Medicine, and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.
There is a companion digital gallery here:   (bbj)

DOCLINE Users: Remember to Submit Out of Office Requests

Monday, May 11th, 2015

DOCLINE users must submit  Out of Office (OOO)requests any time they will not have staff available to receive and fill incoming requests. Many will be at the Medical Library Association meeting starting this week and will need to submit  requests.

To submit an “OOO”  request, login to your DOCLINE account, click on the “Institutions” tab and then click on “Membership” on the left sidebar – then  “DOCLINE Membership.” Key in  your inactive and active dates and remember to click on”submit.”  This action will route requests around your library until the “active” date. [jh]

Current Issue of NIH News in Health Now Available

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

The May 2015 issue of NIH News in Health is now available online. Learn about ways to stay active throughout the day; understand what diseases a comprehensive dilated eye exam can help identify; and explore the Allergens and Irritants website. /da

Metadata Harvesting for Images from the History of Medicine Database

Monday, May 4th, 2015

NLM announced the availability of Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) service for its Images from the History of Medicine (IHM) database, which provides access to over 70,000 images from the NLM’s world-renowned historical prints and photographs collection. This service provides access to the metadata of all items in IHM, opening this database to new uses and new users, and enhancing interoperability with other institutions. IHM joins two other NLM  Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting services, Profiles in Science®; archival collections of twentieth-century leaders in science, medicine, and public health;  and the life sciences repository PubMed Central (PMC). /ch

Michael E. DeBakey Papers Added to Profiles in Science

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Michael E. DeBakey (1908–2008) was a legendary American surgeon, educator, and medical statesman. During a career spanning 75 years, his work transformed cardiovascular surgery, raised medical education standards, and informed national health care policy. Now available from the National Library of Medicine is an extensive selection from the papers of Dr. DeBakey on Profiles in Science®The Michael E. DeBakey Papers Profiles in Science site features correspondence, published articles, travel diaries, interviews, and photographs from the Michael DeBakey Papers. /ch

Institute of Medicine to Become National Academy of Medicine

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) members voted to change the name of the Institute of Medicine to the National Academy of Medicine, effective July 1, 2015. Reports and studies on health and medicine will continue uninterrupted as activities of the Institute of Medicine, which will become one of the six program units operating under the direction of the integrated academies. Press release./da

MedlinePlus Releases New Responsive Web Design

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

MedlinePlus LogoToday, MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en español released a completely redesigned site with a fresh look and feel.

The new version of MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en español uses responsive design for ease of use on any device, whether that is a desktop monitor or mobile touchscreen. Responsive pages automatically change their layout to fit your screen.

Because this latest release enables all users to access a layout of optimized for their device, there is no longer a need for the separate mobile ( sites. These sites are now retired; visitors to them will be redirected to the new version of /da

NLM Resource Update: NLM Toxicology and Environmental Health Information Update

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Both versions of TOXMAP—classic and beta—now include the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) 2013 National Analysis data, as well as recent cancer and disease mortality data from NCI SEER. This is the first version of the TOXMAP beta with health data, whereas mortality data in TOXMAP classic has been updated. For more information visit the NLM Technical Bulletin. /da