Archive for the ‘Other Libraries’ Category
Wednesday, February 27th, 2013
NLM will be inviting DOCLINE libraries to participate in a survey on interlibrary loan practices and needs of the health science libraries in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) and Canada. This is your opportunity to help shape resource sharing programs of the future. (The survey only applies to Full Network Members.)
NLM initiated this survey to investigate the reasons for the declining use of DOCLINE and current practices of libraries regarding resource sharing. The number of ILL requests entered into DOCLINE has decreased 46% since 2002 while Loansome Doc requests declined 68% in that same period. Your response to this survey is very important and will help us to understand the resource sharing needs of librarians in the NN/LM and Canada, and how NLM can best meet those needs now and in the future. We look forward to your participation.
The survey has 30 questions that we estimate will take about 12 minutes to complete.
NLM will be sending the invitation email via SurveyMonkey, on Monday, March 4, 2013, to the address of each library’s ILL contact reported in their DOCLINE institution record. If the listed ILL contact has previously opted out of receiving emails from SurveyMonkey, please contact DOCLINE at https://docline.gov/docline/help/contact_nlm/ask.cfm to receive a link to the survey. [jh]
Friday, February 22nd, 2013
Are you a K-12 librarian? Or a public librarian working with K-12 staff and students? If yes, then the CDC has a new app for you to explore.
Scientists and gamers alike can now play disease detective, through “Solve the Outbreak,” a new iPad app from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The app lets users assume the role of a disease outbreak investigator in the agency’s Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) by navigating three fictional outbreaks based on real-life events. Users get clues, review data, and make decisions to determine the cause of the outbreak. Visit http://ow.ly/hXV5B for more information. /da
Monday, January 14th, 2013
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released a new tool to track compliance of publications that fall under the NIH Public Access Policy. The Public Access Compliance Monitor (PACM) supports the efforts of grantee organizations to ensure their awards are compliant. This tool provides detailed information about each article and allows institutions to track the status of deposited papers. For information regarding access to the PACM, please visit http://ow.ly/gOgZ9. [da]
Wednesday, November 7th, 2012
Sponsored by the Reference and User Services Association Division of the American Library Association.
During this six week course, we’ll demystify and decode medical terminology then learn the basics of evidence-based biomedical literature searching. We’ll learn how to systematically evaluate a health website then look at some the best of best sites for medical, pharmaceutical and drug information.
We need to be well-versed in the business of healthcare and we’ll learn about PPACA, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, HealthIT and HITECH, Meaningful Use, Physician and Hospital Rankings & Ratings, and the Personal Health Record.
And finally, we’ll discuss health literacy issues and how to create partnerships with hospital and academic medical librarians through the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.
Health Information 101 is asynchronous. This allows participants to work through course material at times convenient to them. Participants may also choose to schedule online chat time with the instructor.
This course was designed with public librarians in mind, however primary, secondary and academic librarians will find this course useful too.
For more information
To register online
Feel free to forward this message on to other interested parties. /ch
Thursday, October 18th, 2012
ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID initiative, has launched its researcher registry and can now be used by researchers to create a profile and ID for themselves. The ORCID project is an attempt to tell one John Smith from another John Smith or one J. Smith from another J. Smith. From the ORCID website: “For scholars, ORCID provides a persistent identifier that unambiguously distinguishes you as the author or creator of your published works in systems that adopt ORCID. Through integration in workflows such as manuscript and grant submission as well as researcher profiles, ORCID promises to help scholars and institutions manage academic information and, ultimately, to provide both with more control over their own record of scholarship.” /ch
Thursday, October 18th, 2012
In February 2012, members congregated online to to discuss the eScience workshop and presentations held as part of the Priscilla M. Mayden Lecture in Salt Lake City. The ideas and conversation flowed and the RML thought it should be preserved and shared, so we wrote an article that was just published in the Journal of eScience Librarianship. Thanks to all of you who contributed to the article by participating in the conversation! You can find the article by clicking on this link: Discussing “eScience and the Evolution of Library Services” /ch
Tuesday, October 9th, 2012
Registration is now open for the second offering of a new asynchronous class, Cool Creative Communications: 3 Part Class (Approved for 15 MLA CE Credits).
Registration ends October 25, 2012 and is limited to 15 students.
The class runs October 29 through November 26, 2012.
Students taking this class will have an increased knowledge of several popular communication tools and some of the strategies it takes to be effective in each of the following class sections:
Part 1: Engaging Users via Social Media (Part 1 of 3): This class covers popular social media tools proven to be effective in engaging customers.
Part 2: Dazzling Data Visualization (Part 2 of 3): This class covers concepts of visually representing data and proven tools that are effective in making data understood at just a glance.
Part 3: The WOW Factor – Clear Concise Presentations (Part 3 of 3): This class covers popular presentation applications and approaches to effective presentations
A more detailed class description can be found here: ow.ly/dsmoj
Before you register, please read this next part to make sure this class is for you…
- This class is an intermediate level class.
- Priority goes to Network members located in the MidContinental Region.
- This is a 4 week, online, asynchronous, semi-at-your-pace class.
- Students have 7 days to complete their assignment and 5 days to complete their peer critique for each of the 3 class sections.
- Students are expected to spend:- 1.5 hours on content learning
- 3 hours of in-depth learning on student selected tool/application and preparing their class assignment
- 0.5 hours on peer critique
- Many of the class resources discussed might not be accessible at your work place. If this is you, please consider taking the class and plan on working from home, a public library, or another location where you are not blocked.
This is the registration link: ow.ly/dsmcO
For questions or comments, please contact the class instructors
John Bramble firstname.lastname@example.org
Rachel Vukas email@example.com
Tuesday, September 4th, 2012
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the release of a new educational resource, GeneEd. Developed in collaboration with the National Human Genome Institute (NHGRI), teachers and experts in genetics and genetic counseling, GeneEd is a safe and useful resource for students and teachers in grades 9 – 12 to learn genetics. GeneEd allows students and teachers to explore topics such as Cell Biology, DNA, Genes, Chromosomes, Heredity/Inheritance Patterns, Epigenetics/Inheritance and the Environment, Genetic Conditions, Evolution, Biostatistics, Biotechnology, DNA Forensics, and Top Issues in Genetics.
Teachers can use the site to introduce topics, supplement existing materials, and provide as a reliable source to students conducting research. The site links to categories such as research articles, animation, games, videos, interactive tutorials, and labs and experiments. 3D images, illustrations and text from NHRGI help to enrich the user experience by providing vivid imagery to reinforce genetic concepts. Text varies from easy-to-read to advanced reading levels, which makes this a versatile tool both in and out of the classroom. Specialty pages including Teacher Resources and Labs and Experiments highlight those tools that teachers may find particularly helpful. Other specialty pages such as Careers in Genetics and Highlights allow students to see what is new and noteworthy in the field of Genetics along with links to different careers related to the science of Genetics. [da]
Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) as part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are partnering to increase the awareness and access to sex and gender differences research resources available from NIH through the Women’s Health Resources Portal (http://whr.nlm.nih.gov) through a funding opportunity. The purpose of the Women’s Health Resources Dissemination Project is to design programs for creating and improving access to and use of sex and gender differences information for university and college students, faculty, librarians and health professionals. Emphasis is on providing information or access to health and medical information that is relevant and usable by the intended audience, and increasing the awareness and utilization of high-quality, professional-level online medical and public health information resource on sex and gender difference basic science, sex-specific studies, disparities, and inclusion research, including the NLM Women’s Health Resources Portal that serves as an access point to all NIH sex and gender differences resources. The purpose is also to promote new and creative collaborations between university / college and their library, specifically medical and health libraries, to students and faculty to increase the knowledge and awareness of sex and gender differences in research design and reporting. University and colleges libraries may also increase information access to existing partnerships with outside organizations that are primarily focused on health and medical research.
All proposals must be received by September 10, 2012 at 12:00 P.M. (Eastern Standard Time). To find more information about this funding opportunity, see the links below:
1) NIHLM2012431A-Partial Small Business Set-Aside
2) NIHLM2012431B-Full and Open
Monday, August 13th, 2012
This is the last week to let us know your preferences. We’re planning a series of online workshops with Pat Wagner, instructor and consultant extraordinaire, and want member input on content and format. The classes will be offered this year. Of course, they’ll all have MLA CE credit attached.
Join the conversation on the MCR News Blog and let us know the class(es) you want to attend (ow.ly/ckDVO) .”Improving the Effectiveness of Your Print Media” is in the lead with “Institutional Politics” close behind. What is the presentation format you prefer? (ow.ly/ckE7) Right now most of you want a program with homework or a stand alone program. Finally what platform do you prefer for discussions? (ow.ly/ckEdJ ). Moodle is ahead. Click on the links provided to add your 2 cents .
Pat Wagner and the RML want these classes to meet your needs. Your input is essential for this to happen. /ch