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NCBI Webinar to help you quickly find a particular genome sequence April 29th

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Next Wednesday, April 29th, NCBI staff will show you how to quickly find a particular genome sequence by using FTP to access our Assembly database, which houses 25,000 annotated genomes.

The NCBI Minute is a series of short webinars that give a brief introduction to a specific topic or NCBI tool. To see upcoming webinars, as well as YouTube recordings and materials from past webinars, please see the NCBI Webinars page.

• Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2241676975542351106

• Assembly: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/assembly

• NCBI Webinars: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/home/coursesandwebinars.shtml

• NCBI on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/NCBINLM/

The above annoucement is from the ncbi-announce mailing list

ncbi-announce@ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/mailman/listinfo/ncbi-announce

DOCLINE Users: Tips For Keeping Your Accounts Current

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

All institutions using DOCLINE need to  regularly perform maintenance on their accounts.  Here’s a checklist of things to keep current:

  • Regularly review and update your library’s holdings in SERHOLD to make sure they are accurate.  The goal is to keep the DOCLINE system running efficiently and quickly. Inaccurate holdings can cause problems. Update at least once a year
  • Make sure that you set up holdings so that your library can always meet the minimum fill rate(75%.) The region’s DOCLINE coordinator can help you with questions.
  • Review your routing table.  Remove any LIBIDs that have the designation “Not a DOCLINE Library”  or “Closed.” Follow the recommended guidelines for arranging  library groups and resource libraries.
  • Review and update your institutional record at least once a year.  It’s important update people, contact information, borrowing / lending preferences, etc. as those things change.
  • Smile and have fun with DOCLINE and its capabilities!  For some basics view the FAQs after logging-in.  [jh]

April 15th webinar: “The NCBI Minute: Finding and Getting the Data You Want from NCBI in Less than Three

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Dear Network members

This coming Wednesday, April 15th, NCBI staff will show you how to use the BioProject database to quickly find data. When looking for research data using fairly broad search terms like “tuberculosis” or “mouse”, BioProject is a great place to start. In this brief presentation, you will learn how to search for studies and quickly identify related PubMed-listed publications and experimental data, such as RNA-Seq datasets in the GEO database.

The NCBI Minute is a series of short webinars that give a brief introduction to a specific topic or NCBI tool. To see upcoming webinars, as well as summaries, recordings (via YouTube) and related materials from past webinars, please see the NCBI Webinars page.

·         Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5904867089245135617

·         BioProject: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/bioproject

·         NCBI Webinars: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/home/coursesandwebinars.shtml

·         NCBI on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/NCBINLM/

The above post originated from the ncbi-announce mailing list

ncbi-announce@ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/mailman/listinfo/ncbi-announce

EDUCATION: Two Informative Webinars in April!

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

LinkOut! : Harnessing the Power of LinkOut for Libraries

Tammy Magid will be facilitating a webinar that focuses on “LinkOut for Libraries” services to provide user’s access to online full-text at the point of need – it’ll be a librarian’s primer on “LinkOut for Libraries” services, tools, and customer support services. This presentation will include a brief question and answer session for participants.

Tammy A. Magid, MLIS works as a Technical Information Specialist at the National Library of Medicine where she serves as the NLM LinkOut Coordinator and Team Lead.

When: Wednesday, April 29, 2015,   12 pm Mountain Time, 1 pm Central Time

Who: For those who use LinkOut or anyone else who wants to learn more about the technology.

Where: Please read below.

 

Learn more about the Electronic Funds Transfer System (EFTS)

Jola Sliwinski, EFTS Program Coordinator, will be presenting an informative session on the Electronic Funds Transfer System (EFTS.) Participating DOCLINE libraries primarily use the system. Jola will present an overview and the advantages of using the system.  She will available to answer any questions.

Who: For DOCLINE participants not currently using EFTS and/or for current users. Anyone interested in the program is welcome.

When : Thursday, April 30, 2015, 1 pm Mountain Time / 2 pm Central Time

 

Where:  Both presentations will be in the MCR Network Member Services Room

Log in as a “Guest” and receive prompts for the audio portion after entering the room. Captioning will be provided for both sessions.  [jh]

 

Webinar April 21 2015: NCBI and the NIH Public Access Policy

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

A live re-broadcast of the March webinar will be offered on April 21, 2015 at 11:00 AM MT, 12:00 PM CT. Register to attend at  this link. (https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1865031570666755074)  In order to accomodate all who are interested, please register for the re-broadcast only if you were unable to attend the previous offering on March 5.

Topics presented will include: NIH Public Access Policy, NIHMS and PubMed Central (PMC) submissions, creating My NCBI accounts, use of My Bibliography to report compliance to eRA Commons, and using SciENcv to create BioSketches./ch

Disaster Information Specialist Monthly Webinar : Digital Humanitarians

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

The Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) is hosting their monthly disaster information specialist  webinar on Thursday, April 9 @ 1:30 Eastern Time.  It is free and anyone may attend.

Patrick Meier, PHD, will talk about being a digital humanitarian which is the subject of his book”Digital Humanitarians: How Big Data is Changing Humanitarian Response.” For more information on the webinar and past presentations click here .  [jh]

 

Funding to attend MLA Webcast on Diversity Data Management: Practical Approaches Health Sciences Librarianship – April 22nd

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

Dear Network members

(This is a time sensitive announcement)

We have funding to pay for single site or group site registration to attend the Wednesday, April 22, 2015 MLA Webcast of Diversity Data Management: Practical Approaches Health Sciences Librarianship.

This webcast is designed to provide health sciences librarians with an introduction to data management, including how data are used within the research landscape, and the current climate around data management in biomedical research. The 1.5 hour live event is 1:00pm–2:30pm, central time. Registration also allows access to session recording.

To qualify to apply, you must:

  • Be an individual from full member NN/LM MCR institution
  • Be a full-time health science librarian
  • Fully complete the application (READ what we need from you CAREFULLY before submitting) (WARNING – some of the requested information requires you to get support from your higher level administration)

If you have another professional development event related to escience or data management you’d rather attend and will be completed by the end of April 2015, please submit an application for that event.

Questions and/or comments to john.bramble@utah.edu or 800 338 7657

 

The R34: An Opportunity for Critical Groundwork in Clinical Trials Research

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

What funding mechanism should be used for early stages of clinical research? Learn more about the R34 in the context of mind and body interventions. /da

MCR Member Advocates for Libraries with New Book

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Liz Burns, librarian at the VA Medical Center in Kansas City is the author of Being A Solo Librarian in Healthcare: Pivoting for 21st Century Healthcare Delivery.

“This book brings to light the current job responsibilities of the healthcare librarian, but at the same time reveals a dichotomy. In theory, advances in healthcare research promise better care and improved safety for patients. In practice, there are barriers that undermine change. The author calls attention to the underutilized healthcare librarian at a time when clinical information delivery to the doctor or nurse is equal to or more important than how wired the hospital is. This is a book for healthcare stakeholders who support evidence-based practice and for those considering entering medical librarianship. The profession is in flux as hospitals must decide whether they can afford a library and librarian or whether they can afford not to have one.

Discusses current trends in healthcare librarianship
Describes the daily job duties of a hospital librarian
Looks at barriers to hospitals practicing evidence-based medicine
Connects improved patient care to healthcare librarian services”

The book will be released in June, 2015; you can order a copy on Amazon.

Congratulations to Liz on the completion of this text, and many thanks to her for stating the value and function of hospital librarians! (bbj)

 

We will fund you to go to the Research Data Access and Preservation Summit on April 22- 23rd, 2015 in Minneapolis, MN. If you…

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Apply for the NN/LM MCR to fund your travel, hotel, and attendance to this really interesting event!

Time is running out!

The Research Data Access and Preservation Summit on April 22- 23rd, 2015 in Minneapolis, MN is sponsored by the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T). http://www.asis.org/rdap/

This funding is part of the NN/LM MCR Professional Development Award.

To qualify to apply, you must:

  • Be an individual from full member NN/LM MCR institution
  • Be a full-time health science librarian
  • Fully complete the application (read what we need from you carefully before submitting) (WARNING – some of the requested information requires you to get support from your higher level administration)

If you have another professional development event related to escience or data management you’d rather attend and will be completed by the end of April 2015, please submit an application for that event.

Questions to john.bramble@utah.edu or 800 338 7657