Skip all navigation and go to page content
NN/LM Home About MCR | Contact MCR | Feedback |Site Map | Help | Bookmark and Share

Archive for the ‘Other Libraries’ Category

Health Literacy

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Do you know the definition of health literacy?  According to the Affordable Care Act and Healthy People 2020 it is “the degree to which an individual has the capacity to obtain, communicate, process and understand health information and services in order to make appropriate health decisions.”

What does that mean to your practice of librarianship?  How do you use this concept in order to serve your users?  (bbj)

DOCLINE: Offer Loansome Doc Services!

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

DOCLINE users have an avenue to provide support to health professionals by extending Loansome Doc (LD) services.  http://nnlm.gov/rsdd/loansome  .  Some of the advantages  are that  1) affiliated health professionals can order and check on status of articles themselves  2) unaffiliated health professionals can have better access to biomedical literature  and 3) extra user services can enhance the status of the library within your institution.

Currently, twenty-five DOCLINE libraries, in the MidContinental Region, offer Loansome Doc services to unaffiliated  health professionals. We need more providers and  it’s easy to start.  Login to your DOCLINE account, click on the tab to update your institutional record and then click on the “Loansome Doc” tab on the left.  You have the ability to set preferences  for the service according to what makes sense for your library.  Questions about the service?   Please send an email to: jhonour@uwyo.edu.  [jh]

DOCLINE: Reminder to Submit Out of Office Requests

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Libraries using DOCLINE must submit an Out of Office request when shutdown for staff vacations/holidays, or for an emergency.  The action makes your library  temporarily inactive while you are away.   With a busy holiday season coming soon, you would be advised to check your calendars and the make the request.  It’s fast and easy to submit your request.

To submit an Out of Office request, log in to your DOCLINE account, click on the “Institutions” tab at the top, then click on “Update (LIBID)” button and then find the “Out of Office” tab on the left side of the screen.  Remember, once you have entered the dates, you must click on the colored “Request Approval” tab at either the bottom or top of the page.  The request will be submitted to the MCR Member Services Coordinator.  You will also see a message that your request is approved after the coordinator has reviewed it.  More informaiton: http://nnlm.gov/rsdd/docline/dochold.html

Any questions may be directed to Jim Honour

[jh]

Draft Declaration of Data Citation Principles

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

If you’re working with data or know someone who is, this will be of interest.

The Data Citation Synthesis Group has released a draft Declaration of Data Citation Principles and invites comment.

The preamble states: Sound, reproducible scholarship rests upon a foundation of robust, accessible data. For this to be so in practice as well as theory, data must be accorded due importance in the practice of scholarship and in the enduring scholarly record. In other words, data should be considered legitimate, citable products of research. Data citation, like the citation of other evidence and sources, is good research practice.

In support of this assertion, and to encourage good practice,  guiding principles for data citation have been drafted.

For the Synthesis Group to take full account of your views, please be sure to post comments on the discussion forum. Comments are open until Dec 31, 2013. /ch

 

 

FUNDING: EFTS Award Application Deadline Extended!

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

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 extend to December 31, 2013. 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]

DOCLINE: Update Routing Tables

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Dear DOCLINE Users,

Routing tables are an essential ingredient for assuring efficient borrowing and support for the resource sharing plan .  The DOCLINE team strongly urges users to routinely review their routing tables and update. Why may a routing table need an update?  Here are some reasons: 1) Closed libraries need to be deleted  2) Libraries may change their membership status and no longer use DOCLINE  3) A library will want to determine which lending libraries provide the best service.  Those that don’t reliably fill requests may need to be deleted from or moved in the routing table.  There are more reasons.

Remember to click on “SAVE” every time an update is completed.  The updated table is then submitted to the MCR DOCLINE coordinator who will approve the request.

Learn more about updating routing tables: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/doc_review_routing_table.html [jh]

DOCLINE: Reminder to Users – Submit Out of Office Requests

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Libraries using DOCLINE must submit an Out of Office request when shutdown for staff vacations/holidays, or for an emergency.  The action makes your library  temporarily inactive while you are away.   With a busy holiday season coming soon, you would be advised to check your calendars and the make the request.  It’s fast and easy to submit your request.

To submit an Out of Office request, log in to your DOCLINE account, click on the “Institutions” tab at the top, then click on “Update (LIBID)” button and then find the “Out of Office” tab on the left side of the screen.  Remember, once you have entered the dates, you must click on the colored “Request Approval” tab at either the bottom or top of the page.  The request will be submitted to the MCR Member Services Coordinator.  You will also see a message that your request is approved after the coordinator has reviewed it.  More informaiton: http://nnlm.gov/rsdd/docline/dochold.html

Any questions may be directed to Jim Honour

[jh]

DOCLINE: Users to update their accounts

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

DOCLINE Users:

This is a reminder that you routinely need to update two areas in your DOCLINE accounts:  1) Review and maintain your institution’s serial holdings  data in SERHOLD and 2) Review and maintain institution record for accuracy and completeness.

The institution record is 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.

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

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]

 

DOCLINE: Users to Submit Out of Office Requests for the Holidays and Vacations

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Libraries using DOCLINE must submit an Out of Office request when shutdown for staff vacations/holidays.  The action makes your library  temporarily inactive while you are away.   With a busy holiday season coming soon, you would be advised to check your calendars and the make the request.  It’s fast and easy to submit your request.

To submit an Out of Office request, log in to your DOCLINE account, click on the “Institutions” tab at the top, then click on “Update (LIBID)” button and then find the “Out of Office” tab on the left side of the screen.  Remember, once you have entered the dates, you must click on the colored “Request Approval” tab at either the bottom or top of the page.  The request will be submitted to the MCR Member Services Coordinator.  You will also see a message that your request is approved after the coordinator has reviewed it.

Any questions may be directed to Jim Honour

[jh]

NLM Job Posting: Head, Collection Access Section

Monday, November 4th, 2013

Forwarded from NLM:

Sometime in the next week, there will be an announcement on USAJOBS.gov for the Head of the Collection Access Section in the Public Services Division at the National Library of Medicine. The  position will be listed as Supervisory Librarian GS-1410-14, with a salary range from $105,211 to $136,771 including locality pay per annum. The announcement will be posted for five days. This brief posting period is because of the federal government’s interest in accelerating the hiring process and should not be interpreted as an indication that someone has already been selected.

The Head of the Collection Access Section is responsible for:

  • Managing NLM’s offsite document delivery operations including all associated contract activity;
  • Managing NLM Onsite document delivery services to patrons in the main Reading Room, including oversight of contract activity to support patron copying and printing;
  • Overseeing the development of DOCLINE, NLM’s automated request routing and order referral system for medical libraries;
  • Managing an automated document request monitoring and delivery system for NLM’s interlibrary loan activity (Relais);
  • Managing customer services operations for referred inquiries regarding DOCLINE, interlibrary loan and onsite collection access services; and
  • Assisting in testing new NLM products and services that affect circulation, bibliographic searching, interlibrary loan and document delivery.

Please contact Martha Fishel, Chief, Public Services Division at 301.496.5501 or fishelm@mail.nlm.nih.gov with questions regarding this position. /ch