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“My Preparedness Story: Staying Healthy & Resilient” Video Challenge

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

From the DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB email list:

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response is encouraging anyone between the ages of 14-23 to submit a a short video – up to 60 seconds long and compete for a cash prize- ” telling us how you prepare your family, friends and community for a disaster.”  Entries are due on March 28, 2016 at 11 p.m. EST.  Here’s the link for more details  Challenge Website .  [jh]



Emergency Resources for Libraries

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

If and when your library has an emergency and you need assistance you are encouraged to contact your state coordinator by calling the RML’s toll-free number, 1-800-DevRoks (338-7657) or consulting our  contact  web page or the staff directory

A couple of helpful resources are available online. The first is from the NLM and contains information about responding to water emergencies  and the second is helpful in preparing for any kind of emergency from the NN/LM Disater Ready Initiative .



SAVE the DATE! March 7, 2016: Using Data to Improve Clinical Patient Outcomes

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

On March 7, 2016 the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental (MCR) and Pacific Northwest Regions (PNR) are sponsoring an event that will provide an overview of current and potential uses of patient data to improve patient safety, quality of care and evidence-based practice.

Librarian participants in Salt Lake City and Seattle will have the opportunity to explore how they can contribute to the use of clinical data as evidence and what skills they can develop to support health care organizations in the use of data.

Professional Development Awards have been designated to bring in members from other parts of the region to attend the Using Data to Improve Clinical Patient Outcomes. More information coming soon! /ch

Happy New Year from the NN/LM MCR

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

The NN/LM MCR offices will be closed Thursday December 31st and  Friday January 1st for the New Year’s Holiday.

Happy New Year 2016

Happy Holidays from the NN/LM MCR!

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

If you don’t see the fire flickering, click here for the full effect!

2015 Disaster Health Information Outreach Awards Winners Announced

Friday, December 18th, 2015

Congratulations to Network member St. Louis University School of Medicine Medical Library and the Institute for Biosecurity as one of the recipients of the Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Project Awards for 2015! Their project was “The Value of Improved and Sustained Information access By Library Expertise (VISIBLE) in Missouri.”

The awards are sponsored by the Disaster Information Management Research Center through the U.S. National Library of Medicine.   Read more about all the recipients and their projects here     [jh]

DOCLINE Users : New Password Security Requirements in January

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

From the DOCLINE – L email discussion list:

Beginning January 7, 2016, DOCLINE account passwords will need to meet new complexity requirements. On January 6, we will email all DOCLINE libraries instructions on how to change passwords to meet the new requirements.  Please change your password on January 7 or shortly thereafter. *** If you do not change your password by February 1, 2016, it will be automatically changed for you.

Please note that we have to change the system to accept the new password requirements and we won’t be making the necessary system changes until January 7. Therefore, passwords changed prior to January 7 will not meet the new requirements and you’ll have to change your password again.

As part of this security update, User IDs not used to log in during 2015 will be deleted on February 1, 2016, and Libraries without User IDs active in 2015 will be set to non-participant status.

Please use the DOCLINE Contact forms, here: to reach out to the DOCLINE Coordinator at your Regional Medical Library (RML) or DOCLINE Customer Support if you have questions about your user account, your library’s status or Institution Record.


Questions may also be sent here    [jh]

MedlinePlus Subcategory Update

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

From NLM:

On January 12, 2016, NLM is making the following changes to the subcategories of Health Topic pages:


  • “Diagnosis/Symptoms”
  • “Prevention/Screening”
  • “Finance and Policy”


  • “Symptoms”
  • “Diagnosis and Tests”
  • “Prevention and Risks Factors”


  • Videos and Tutorials into “Videos and Tutorials”


PMC Journal Review Process

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

From NLM:

The PMC Overview and FAQ have been updated to provide more information on the Scientific Quality Review Process for journals that apply to participate in PMC. In 2014, PMC implemented a scientific and editorial quality review procedure whereby expert consultants from outside the National Library of Medicine (NLM) conduct an independent review of journals seeking to participate in PMC. This was in response to a significant increase in new publishers and journals applying to participate in PMC, many of which are unknown to NLM in terms of quality and publishing practices. The independent review, which was approved by the PMC National Advisory Committee (see minutes from June 10, 2014), follows an assessment by NLM that the journal meets NLM’s criteria for its collection, as outlined in the Collection Development Manual.

PMC also recently updated the minimum requirement on the number of substantive, peer-reviewed articles needed before a journal can apply to PMC. The new 25-article minimum ensures that the reviewers have a sufficient amount of content on which to base their recommendation for inclusion in PMC. The new minimum article requirement takes effect on January 1, 2016. Publishers are encouraged to use the 25-article minimum as a guideline in the interim when submitting applications. /ch

DOCLINE Users: Reminder to Update Your ILL Schedules

Monday, December 14th, 2015

Dear DOCLINE Users,

DOCLINE 5.2 was launched in October.   Many libraries still need to set their service and out of office schedules.  You know what days your library is providing services.  If you have not yet done so, please take a couple minutes to update your schedules.

Set Your Service Schedules

  • Please set your library’s standard weekly schedule for lending via your institution record. The default setting is for 7 days per week. You will need to manually override the existing default settings to display an accurate schedule for your library.   The directions may be found HERE

Set Your Dates for the Holidays

  • Plan ahead and set out of office dates for multiple upcoming time spans. You no longer need the RML’s approval for those out-of-office dates .  You can read how to set up the dates HERE

DOCLINE will run much more efficiently if all users are compliant with these practices! For complete release details, please see the Release Notes

Your DOCLINE Coordinator  or your state coordinators are available to assist. [jh]