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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]

 

 

 

Copyright MOOC for librarians and k-12 educators

Friday, June 13th, 2014

For those of you interested in brushing up your knowledge about copyright:

Kevin Smith, the scholarly communication officer and copyright expert at Duke University, and two colleagues are organizing a four-week MOOC (Massive Open Online Class) on the basics of copyright.  The course is aimed at librarians and K-12 educators and offered on the Coursera platform.  A great, free opportunity to learn from one of the best.  For more information and to register click here. /ch

 

Resource Sharing: DOCLINE Users – Things You Need to Know!

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Dear DOCLINE Users:

Here are 5 DOCLINE best practice tips:

1) Review and maintain your institution’s serial holdings  data .  To review your institution’s serial holdings, you must log in,  and then click on the “Serial Holdings” tab. It’s very important to make sure your holdings are accurate for efficient and quick lending. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/factsheets/serhold.html

2) Make sure that your routing tables are current  Remove any libraries, on your routing table,  with the designation “Not a DOCLINE Library”  or “Library Closed.”

3) The fill rate target for all MidContinental Region libraries is at 75% or higher.  If you are having trouble meeting that goal, your state coordinators or the MCR’s Member Services coordinator will  be able to provide some suggestions.  You can find your fill rate by clicking on “Requests” and then “Reports.”

4) Review and maintain your institutional  record for accuracy and completeness.  The institutional record contains a list of those people, and their contact information, who have access to your DOCLINE account.  To find your institution record,  you must log in, click on the “Institutions” tab, click on “Update” and on the “People” button on the left side.  Remove names of those who do not now have access or add new names.  Update any changes of address.   You’ll also want to be sure all of your borrow and lend preferences are current too.

5)  Always submit an “Out of Office” request if your library will not be filling requests while staff are away from the office.  In DOCLINE, click on your “Institutions” tab,  “Update (LIBID)”  and then on the “Out of Office” tab on the left sidebar.

All reviews and updates should be performed at least once a year.  Taking these steps shows your commitment to the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Resource Sharing Plan http://nnlm.gov/rsdd/docline/docdelplan.html

For more information you may contact Jim Honour

[jh]

 

Wondering about Knowledge Management?

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Check out the new book “Knowledge Management in Healthcare” edited by Lorri Zipperer to get a better idea of how knowledge management practices can increase your skills and change your role in your institution.  Get book details at http://tinyurl.com/m6qmbfc  The book includes a chapter by our own Margaret Bandy!  (bbj)

Webinar: Use of Social Media and mHealth Tools in Local Health Departments

Friday, May 30th, 2014

The next Disaster Information Specialists Program monthly conference call/webinar will be held Thursday, June 12, 2014, at 11:30 am MT, 12:30 pm CT. The meeting is open to anyone wishing to attend.

TOPIC:    Riding the Mobile Wave: Use of Social Media and mHealth Tools in Local Health Departments

Many local health departments are not fully using social media and mobile health (mHealth) tools due to lack of resources and support. Sara Rubin, senior program analyst at the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), will talk about a study conducted by NACCHO and the UPMC Center for Health Security that identified the organizational factors local health departments need to support their use of these tools in preparedness and response activities. Andrew Roszak, Senior Director for Environmental Health, Pandemic Preparedness and Catastrophic Response at NACCHO, will then share some other recent NACCHO initiatives, including the radiation emergency projects in several jurisdictions. This session will be of great interest to librarians who work with their local health departments or who are looking for ways to become more involved!

LOGIN:  Click on this link or go to: webmeeting.nih.gov/disinfo. Enter your name in the guest box and click “Enter Room.” A pop-up box should appear asking for your phone number. Enter your phone number and the system will call you.

For those who cannot use this call-back feature, the dial-in information is: Dial-In:  1-888-757-2790, Pass-Code: 745907

MORE INFORMATION:  For more information on this and past meetings, go to the Disaster Information  Management Research Center web site./ch

EDUCATION: “LinkOut for Libraries” Webinar Recording Available

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

The recording  for the  LinkOut for Libraries webinar presented on April 30, 2014,  by Veronica Robinson Garrett of the National Library of Medicine LinkOut team,  is now available http://nnlm.gov/mar/training/presentations/index.html .   Links to her presentation are also included along with the recording .  Michelle Burda, Network and Advocacy Coordinator,  NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region, hosted the session.   [jh]

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]