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Recordings Available: NIH Public Access Policy

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Two  recordings for librarians on the NIH Public Access Policy are available.

“The NIH Public Access Policy – Information for Librarians” www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKTv1Wczv3o&feature=youtu.be. The transcript and slides are available at publicaccess.nih.gov/communications.htm. Scroll down to the Articles and Other Communications section.

“The NIH Public Access Policy – Views from the Library Trenches” nnlm.gov/sea/services/webconf/otherwebinar/08262014.html  MLA CE credit is available for this session only.

The sessions were sponsored by NIH and the NN/LM Southeastern Atlantic Region./ch

DOCLINE Users: Loansome Doc Maintenance on Wednesday, Sept. 10th

Monday, September 8th, 2014

DOCLINE and Loansome Doc will be unavailable on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 from 7:00 am to approximately 7:30 am Eastern Time, due to system maintenance.  [jh]

 

 

Resource Sharing: DOCLINE Member Responsibilities

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

DOCLINE Users have several responsibilities during the year .  Some important ones are 1) Check your DOCLINE account’s institutional record to ensure that contacts, addresses and borrowing/lending preferences are up to date.  2) Review and update your library’s serial holdings at least once a year.  Regular maintenance of your holdings will promote a more efficient DOCLINE system.  3) Regularly update you library’s Routing and M/A/N tables.  Remove any closed libraries,  and libraries  that have  “Not a DOCLINE library” designation.  Make sure to place library groups in cells by themselves.  4) Make sure that you know the system requirements for using DOCLINE and that you use a  newer browser version with the correct settings.  Following these suggestions will also ensure seamless navigation when using DOCLINE.  For additional information on resource sharing and DOCLINE usage:  http://nnlm.gov/rsdd  and the  NN/LM Resoure Sharing Plan    [jh]

There is a new MCR game blowing in from the far north…

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Hello Network members!

Do you recall last year’s awesome game hosted by the RML? Mission I’mPossible? where Agent Kitty Serling was our winner? Were you one of the agents playing the game or maybe you wished you were?

Well, have we some great news for you folks who like playing games while at the same time competing with your colleagues, learning new things, and doing good stuff at your library or institution.

We don’t want to give the theme away…yet! But I will give you a tiny hint. It involves cyclones, witches, munchkins, and cities made of emeralds plus part of the storyline is located in one of the states in our region and starts with the letter “K”. If you are lucky (or super smart) and can name the theme, please contact John Bramble with your answer to see if you’re correct.

Please stay tuned to future RML news announcements for details and launch date!

jb

 

NLM announces release of DOCLINE 5.0

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Maria Collins  announced today the upcoming release of DOCLINE 5.0 on August 27, 2014.  The new release will have several changes, including an embargo field to serial holdings that will be used by the routing algorithm,  and monthly summary of ILL borrowing and lending for libraries.  Any and all libraries using the DOCLINE interlibrary loan system will be affected.

To learn more about the upcoming changes including screenshots, see the Release Notes: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/docline/docline_rel_info_v5_0.htmlJim Honour   is happy to help you with any questions.  [jh]

 

The NIH Public Access Policy – Views from the Library Trenches (August 26, 2014)

Monday, August 18th, 2014

When: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 1pm-2:30pm MT, 2pm-3:30pm CT

Where: webmeeting.nih.gov/npap/  For audio, dial 1-800-605-5167, and enter participant code: 816440

Find out how librarians are responding to the need to get researchers up to speed on compliance with the policy.

  • What strategies librarians are using to support their communities. What’s worked; and what hasn’t;
  • How to get started, and which groups to work with at your institution;
  • What tools librarians can use to help researchers and improve compliance rates;
  •  How librarians can work with each other to improve outcomes.

This webinar will feature presentations about the experiences from  three libraries followed by a Q&A with the audience. The following presenters will discuss their unique approaches in the trenches of supporting and providing outreach on the policy:

  •  Emily Mazure, Duke University Medical Center Library
  • Susan Steelman and Jessie Casella, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Library
  • Scott Lapinski, Harvard University, Countway Library of Medicine /ch

 

The NIH Public Access Policy – Information for Librarians (August 19, 2014)

Friday, August 8th, 2014

When: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 11am- 12:30pm MT, 12pm – 1:30pm CT

Register at: www3.gotomeeting.com/register/269124766  Space is limited.

Join  a discussion about the NIH Public Access Policy and the critical role libraries play. Presented by Dr. Neil Thakur, National Institutes of Health, and by Kathryn Funk, National Library of Medicine.

This webinar will:

  • Review basics of the public access policy, and the role of librarians;
  • Present the Public Access Compliance Monitor;
  • Answer questions about the policy sent to us in advance via the online registration form;
  • Address issues and questions raised during the webinar.

Please list any questions you would like addressed during the webinar in the “Questions & Comments” section located on the online registration page.

Sponsored by the NIH and by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region. /ch

Jobs at NLM

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

NLM has 6 vacancies in Library Operations and the National Center for Biotechnology Information.The short posting time reflects the government’s effort to hire talented people quickly. See the Technical Specialist postings for job descriptions on the NLM Job Openings page or on USAJobs.gov and follow the instructions to apply. One posting is for “Status Candidates” (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles) and the other is for for “All US Citizens.”

Please contact NIH Human Resources Specialist Zenaida Olivero Zenaida.Olivero@nih.gov for further information.

Technical Specialist positions are open in the following areas:

  • The National Network Office administers the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM).
  • The MEDLARS Management Section of the Bibliographic Services Division (BSD)
  • Indexing Unit A
  • Indexing Unit B
  • The Medical Subjects Headings (MeSH) Section
  • The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)  /ch

Education: Cool Web Resource- Instructional Materials (for Trainers)

Monday, July 7th, 2014

If you are involved with training people on PubMed resources, the NLM has a  web page rich with links to instructional materials.  Check it out here  [jh]

DOCLINE Users: Summer Vacation? How to prevent requests from routing to your library

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Dear MCR DOCLINE Users,

Here’s some useful information, from the DOCLINE Team, about what to with your  DOCLINE account while away:

Summer vacation season has arrived so we would like to remind users that you can prevent requests from routing to your library during a closure by completing the ‘Out of Office’ request form in DOCLINE (Institutions, Update, Out of Office page). Detailed instructions for use of this feature can be found at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/doc_deactivate.html.

You can set a future ‘Out of Office’ date range and request RML approval at any time. However, we do suggest you submit your request for deactivation a couple of days in advance of your departure to allow your RML time to review. Please note only one ‘Out of Office’ date range is permitted at a time; you cannot request a second deactivation period until the present period is past.

On the last day your library is active, please process as many requests as possible as ‘Filled’ or ‘Not Filled’. At the end of the day, please receipt any new requests and process all outstanding requests as ‘Not Filled’ so they will immediately route on to the next potential lender.

If you have questions, you can call your RML at 800-338-7657.You can also reach DOCLINE customer support by clicking Contact Us in DOCLINE and filling out the Ask a Question form or at https://docline.gov/docline/help/contact_nlm/help_page.cfm . Questions? Please contact Jim Honour  .   [jh]