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Grants Available

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

The Hearst Foundations support well-established nonprofit organizations that address significant issues within their major areas of interests. The Hearst Foundations assist leading regional hospitals, medical centers and specialized medical institutions providing access to high-quality healthcare for low-income populations. The Foundations also fund programs designed to enhance skills and increase the number of practitioners and educators across roles in healthcare.Support for medical research and the development of young investigators is also considered.  Details

RGK Foundation awards a wide variety of grants that fulfill their mission in the following areas: Education, Community, and Medicine/Health. Grants of up to $25,000 are available to nonprofit organizations.  The Foundation’s current interests in the area of Health/Medicine include programs that promote the health and well-being of children, programs that promote access to health services, and Foundation-initiated programs focusing on ALS. RGK Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant proposals. All applicants must complete an electronic Letter of Inquiry from the Web site as the first step. Details /ch

Webcast – NLM 1984-2014: Voyaging to the Future

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

On May 14, 2014, a day long symposium will be held at the National Library of Medicine. The symposium will review the influence of NLM’s long range planning, as it interacted with outside developments, over the past 30 years. It will reflect on key factors that contributed to successes and setbacks; and it will consider opportunities for the future  –  all as background for the next NLM long range planning effort, to commence in 2015. A complete program is available on the Friends of the NLM web site. For those of us unable to attend the symposium will be simulcast.

When: May 14, 2014 6:30 am – 2:00 pm MT, 7:30 am – 3:00 pm CT

Where: http://videocast.nih.gov/. The recording of the symposium will be archived at this same URL.

The symposium is sponsored by the Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the Friends of the NLM, and the Medical Library Association. /ch

Education: Webinar on Emergency Preparedness: Don’t just react to emergencies-prepare for them!

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Health sciences libraries always have potential threats to their operations and services.  We must be proactive and plan for disruptions, so we hope you leave with some resources  to use for emergency planning at your library.   This session has two parts. Part 1: learn about and/or review the elements of the 10 Step Approach to Service Continuity Planning, created by Dan Wilson,  Coordinator for the National Network/Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) National Emergency Preparedness & Response plan. and Part 2 includes opportunities for members to share their emergency plans with other participants.

Please join us for this interactive event.  If you have a plan to share, please bring it!  You can discuss what resources you use or leave with ideas on how to update your existing plan.  We will discuss the 10 step elements and answer questions about resources.

When:  Monday,  April 28, 2014.  1 pm Mountain Time, 2 pm Central Time

Where:  MCR Network Members Services Room

Login: Enter room as a “Guest.” You will see directions for receiving audio.

Questions to Jim Honour      [jh]

 

PIE-J Update and Request for Feedback

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Forwarded from NLM

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has a deep interest in the publishing models used by scientific journals, from the viewpoints of practical and efficient use of titles that are indexed for MEDLINE, and the clear and accurate preservation of the scientific literature for use by future generations. You have the opportunity to participate in the development of a National Information Standards Organization (NISO) Recommended Practice that provides guidance on the presentation and identification of electronic journals!

PIE-J: The Presentation & Identification of E-Journals, a NISO (National Information Standards Organization) Recommended Practice, was published just over a year ago, having been approved on March 25, 2013. In just over 12 months, the full Recommended Practice document has received well over 4500 downloads, while two PIE-J brochures have received a total of more than 2000 downloads. All three documents can be accessed from the PIE-J website .  This level of download activity suggests that PIE-J is meeting a need. For PIE-J to succeed, it is essential that librarians, publishers, and other e-journal providers be aware of its existence.

The PIE-J Standing Committee, co-chaired by Sally Glasser (Hofstra University) and Ed Cilurso (Taylor & Francis), is charged with responding to specific questions about the Recommended Practice, gathering comments for a full review of the Recommended Practice document, and promoting PIE-J. Help us gather feedback and spread the word.

We Want Your FeedbackIf you are a librarian who has written publishers and providers about PIE-J, the Standing Committee would like to hear from you, whether the result was positive or negative.  Please write the Committee at nisohq@niso.org with the subject “PIE-J feedback.”

Learn More at Upcoming Meetings Standing Committee members have been busy making the rounds at various conferences and meetings. Next up are NASIG (May 1-4, Fort Worth, TX), the Society of Scholarly Publishers (SSP) conference (May 28-30, Boston), and ALA Annual (June 28-July 1, Las Vegas). If you plan to attend any of these conferences, please look out for NISO’s PIE-J presentations!  Also, on Monday, May 12, 2014 at 3 pm EST co-chairs Sally Glasser and Ed Cilurso will be speaking about PIE-J at NISO’s monthly Open Teleconference. Dial-in information is here.

Template for Contacting Publishers & Providers The Standing Committee recently posted a template to the PIE-J website for librarians wishing to contact publishers and providers with concerns about the presentation of e-journals on their websites. The template includes suggested wording but is completely customizable. If you (or your users) have experienced an access or display issue that is due to the way in which e-journals are presented online, use the template to let publishers and providers know how PIE-J can help. Get it here:

Want More Information on PIE-JPIE-J: Presentation and Identification of E-Journals: What’s the Point?” in Insights, the UKSG Journal, vol. 26, no. 3 (Nov. 2013). The article provides an excellent overview of PIE-J.  /ch

FUNDING: EFTS Award Offer Ending Soon – Apply Now!

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

The MidContinental Region (MCR) is offering $150 in start-up funding for  the Electronic Funds Transfer System (EFTS) to each MCR library using DOCLINE but not currently participating in the EFTS program.  EFTS is used by health sciences libraries, and other DOCLINE users,  for processing payment of inter-library loan transactions.   Benefits include reduced costs,  minimizes human error, reduced paperwork and  increases efficiency.  More information on the program is here.

Any MCR DOCLINE library, but EFTS non-participant is eligible to apply.  Deadline for submitting an application has been extended to April 30, 2014 ! Applications will be accepted and reviewed until funds are no longer available, or until the deadline date.

For more information about the award requirements and how to apply : http://nnlm.gov/mcr/funding/#A3

Questions to Jim Honour

[jh]

EDUCATION: Licensing E-Resources – Hospital vs. Academic Health Sciences Libraries – Do they have different needs?

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

This  FREE webinar is for all MCR members, and others, who want to learn the inside story on licensing e-resources.  Perspectives will be provided by librarians at two member institutions who have experience in this area and will focus on negotiation, technical and administrative issues related to licensing.

The view from an academic health sciences librarian side will be presented by Ann Kaste who is the digital resources librarian at the McGoogan Library of Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center.  Kristen DeSanto, manager of library services at Children’s Hospital Colorado, Clinical and Research Library, will present the hospital librarian’s viewpoint.

Join us as they compare and contrast their opinions on the important points in licensing e-resources!

You do not need to register.

When: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 , 11 am Mountain Time/ Noon, Central Time.

Where: The MCR Network Member Services Room

Login : Key in your name and Enter as a guest.  You will receive instructions for the audio portion after entering the room.

Questions? Please contact Jim Honour

MedlinePlus Connect Supports ICD-10-CM Requests

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Upon receiving a problem code request with an ICD-10-CM code, MedlinePlus Connect returns relevant health information from MedlinePlus, Genetics Home Reference, and other reliable health resources. MedlinePlus Connect will continue to deliver targeted responses to ICD-9-CM and SNOMED CT requests as well. For more information visit the NLM Technical Bulletin. /da

EDUCATION: Webinar – What’s Your Emergency Plan ? Resources to help you to provide services despite disruptions.

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Health sciences libraries always have potential threats to their operations and services.  We must be proactive and plan for disruptions, so we hope you leave with some resources  to use for emergency planning at your library.   This session has two parts. Part 1: learn about and/or review the elements of the 10 Step Approach to Service Continuity Planning, created by Dan Wilson,  Coordinator for the National Network/Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) National Emergency Preparedness & Response plan. and Part 2 includes opportunities for members to share their emergency plans with other participants.

Please join us for this interactive event.  If you have a plan to share, please bring it!  You can discuss what resources you use or leave with ideas on how to update your existing plan.  We will discuss the 10 step elements and answer questions about resources.

When:  Monday,  April 28, 2014.  1 pm Mountain Time, 2 pm Central Time

Where:  MCR Network Members Services Room

Login: Enter room as a “Guest.” You will receive directions for receiving audio. [jh]

 

EDUCATION: LinkOut for Libraries Webinar – April 30th

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Is your library is using LinkOut and/or  do you have questions about this service?

Veronica Robinson Garrett will be the speaker for this session on LinkOut for Libraries. Veronica is a Technical Information Specialist at the National Library of Medicine (NLM).She will define *LinkOut* and discuss its services, the Library Submission Utility and localizing PubMed. She will also share the training and educational resources they have available for libraries.

When: April 30, 2014 at 12 pm Mountain Time, 1 pm Central Time

Where : https://webmeeting.nih.gov/linkoutmar   Follow the prompts to “Dial-Out.”  Call in directly if you don’t see the prompts: 1-888-757-2790 ,  participant code:  886691

To learn more about LinkOut before this session go to:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK3808/#lib.How_LinkOut_Works_for_Libraries

or visit the webpage: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/projects/linkout/doc/liblinkout.html

Questions?   Michelle Burda, Network and Advocacy Coordinator National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic RegionPhone: 412-624-1589    Email:  mburda@pitt.edu  [jh]

EDUCATION: Webinar on licensing electronic resources: Hospital vs. Academic Health Sciences Libraries

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

This  FREE webinar is for all MCR members, and others, who want to learn the inside story on licensing e-resources.  Perspectives will be provided by librarians at two member institutions who have experience in this area and will focus on negotiation, technical and administrative issues related to licensing.

The view from an academic health sciences librarian side will be presented by Ann Kaste who is the digital resources librarian at the McGoogan Library of Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center. Manager of Library Services, Kristen DeSanto, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Clinical and Research Library, present the hospital librarian’s viewpoint.

Join us as they compare and contrast their opinions on the important points in licensing e-resources!

You do not need to register.

When: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 , 11 am Mountain Time/ Noon, Central Time.

Where: The MCR Network Member Services Room webmeeting.nih.gov/memberservices

Login : Key in your name and Enter as a guest.  You will receive instructions for the audio portion after entering the room.

Questions? Please contact Jim Honour