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Disaster Information Specialist Monthly Webinar

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

From the DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB email list:

TOPIC:  “CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives) Response Efforts and Information Training”

John Koerner, MPH, CIH, Chief of the CBRNE Branch at the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will discuss how ASPR and other HHS agencies prepare for and respond to CBRNE incidents. The webinar will also include an introduction and demonstration of the new online CBRNE information training class developed by NLM Disaster Health.

Free and open to everyone


Meeting URL: [jh]

Meeting password: 1234



DOCLINE Users: New Support Procedures

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Starting  May 1, 2016,   user support for DOCLINE changed to  NN/LM DOCLINE Coordination Office (NDCO) with Ashley Cuffia as the lead.

The office is hosted by the Southeastern/Atlantic Region at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library of the University of Maryland Baltimore Campus.  All DOCLINE  and related customer service (including training and LinkOut assistance) will be combined.; the NN/LM regions will no longer be the contacts for questions/problems/ concerns.

For customer service you may contact the NDCO at (410)706-4173  or via email .  [jh]

Highlights from Teaching and Learning in New Library Spaces Symposium

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Sarah McQueeny Kartsonis received a Professional Development Award to attend “Teaching and Learning in New Library Spaces: The Changing Landscape of Health Sciences Libraries” on April 18, 2016. Sarah is the manager of User Services at A.R. Dykes Library of the Health Sciences, University of Kansas Medical Center. The library is looking to optimize new space that has recently become available. The university’s administration is especially interested in learning in new library spaces — how students will learn in new library environments and how to best support them. Sarah shared her experience through Instagram posts. Check out her photos and notes from the symposium at  (You do not need an Instagram account to view the posts).

Thanks for sharing Sarah!


NLM at MLA 2016

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

If you’re attending MLA, be sure to visit the NLM exhibit booth 427 (May 14-17) to meet NLM staff and see NLM Web products and services. A listing of presentations is available in the NLM Technical Bulletin. Also, don’t miss the NLM Update on Tuesday, May 17 (11:00 am – 11:55 am) in Room 105/106/107 at the Convention Center. /ch

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

The Annual NLM/MLA Joseph Leiter Memorial Lecture will be held this year on Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 11 am MT, 12 pm CT.  In line with the traditional Leiter Lecture theme of fostering biomedical communication, this year’s lecturer is Jonna Mazet, DVM, MPVM, PhD, who will speak on: “Emerging Infectious Diseases in the 21st Century: A Prevention paradigm for surveillance, information sharing, & health diplomacy.” The lecture will be videocast and archived by NIH.

Dr. Mazet is Principal Investigator for “PREDICT – Wildlife SMART Surveillance for Zoonotic Diseases of Pandemic Potential,” a part of US Agency for International Development. Her specialty is studying diseases that could jump from an animal host population to a human population, such as SARS and Ebola.  She will talk about the project and how to disseminate information to relevant agencies and groups to help prevent or minimize pandemic disease from such sources. /ch


New Video: NIH Manuscript Submission Process

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

The newest video on the NCBI YouTube channel, “Navigating the NIH Manuscript Submission Process,”  gives you detailed help with submitting, reviewing and approving your manuscript in the NIH Manuscript Submission (NIHMS) system. The NIHMS system supports manuscript depositing into PubMed Central (PMC) as required by the public access policies of NIH and other participating funding agencies. /ch

Directory–Federal Agency Data Sharing Requirements

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University Libraries, has released a new resource for tracking, comparing, and understanding U.S. federal funder research data sharing policies. This free tool, launched at, provides a detailed analysis of 16 federal agency responses to the directive issued by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) on Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Research. Specifically, the new resource focuses on how these agencies intend to make the digital data associated with the projects they fund available for access and reuse. On May 11, 2016 at at 1 pm MT / 2pm CT, SPARC will host a webcast with the authors behind the resource. There is no cost to the webcast, but registration is required.

View SPARC press release /ch


Disaster Literature Database Reaches Milestone

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Recently the Disaster LitSM database added its 10,000th record on the clinical and public health aspects of natural disasters, human-caused disasters, terrorism, disease outbreaks, and other public health emergencies.

Disaster Lit describes and links to reports, webinars, training, conferences, factsheets and other documents that are not commercially published. Disaster Lit complements the journal literature in PubMed and the resources for the public in MedlinePlus. Materials are carefully selected by National Library of Medicine (NLM) medical librarians and subject experts from nearly 1,000 approved sources and provide current awareness for health professionals, first responders, and emergency planners who have disaster health responsibilities.

Newest content is sent daily to nearly 14,000 subscribers to RSS, Twitter, email subscriptions, and the DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB listserv. Disaster Lit plays a key role in collecting the earliest available trusted medical guidance soon after a disaster event or disease outbreak, often long before the same guidance can be published in peer-reviewed medical journals.   [jh]


PubChem webinar on April 20th: New & Future Features

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

On April 20, 2016 at 1pm ET, NCBI staff will discuss features recently added to PubChem along with soon to come changes.

You can register here:

Look for a confirmation email what will have more detail on attending the webinar.

If you cant attend the live webinar you can view it on the NCBI YouTube channel along with related materials

More about PubChem:

  • Provides information on the biological activities of small molecules.
  • Is organized as three linked databases within the NCBI’s Entrez information retrieval system – PubChem Substance, PubChem Compound, and PubChem BioAssay.
  • Also provides a fast chemical structure similarity search tool.

Useful Links:
* NCBI Webinars and Courses:
* PubChem:
* NCBI YouTube Channel:


The above annoucement came from the following sources:

ncbi-announce mailing list


Information Resources: Zika Virus and Ebola

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

From the DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB email list:

Zika Virus Web Page Updates

The Zika Virus Health Information Resource Guide, available at, is kept up to date as new information sources are identified.

Zika Virus Response and Information Resources Webinar

On March 10, 2016, we hosted the Director of CDC’s Division of Public Health Information Dissemination and Senior Consultant to CDC’s Zika Response, Dr. Sonja Rasmussen, who provided a Zika response update. .

Future Historical Collections: Archiving the 2014 Ebola Outbreak

Christie Moffatt, archivist at the NLM History of Medicine Division, recently spoke about NLMs efforts on gathering and preserving the news and information generated on the Web during the 2014-15 Ebola outbreak.    [jh]