Archive for the ‘Other Libraries’ Category
Tuesday, July 16th, 2013
Audience: Librarians, Public Health Professionals, Bioinformaticists
The National Library of Medicine is one of the sponsors for “An Epidemiology of Information: New Methods for Interpreting Disease and Data,” an interdisciplinary symposium exploring new methods for large-scale data analysis of epidemic disease. The event will be a unique public forum through which policy makers, public health experts, and scholars can address pressing questions about how new methods of analyzing large-scale datasets can inform research and policy approaches to epidemic disease. The symposium will be held at the Virginia Tech Research Center in Arlington, VA on October 17, 2013, from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. It is free and open to the public, but registration is required. For more information, please visit the website for the symposium (http://www.flu1918.lib.vt.edu/?page_id=158). /ch
Tuesday, July 16th, 2013
If you have faculty or colleagues working in the area of medical terminology, please consider forwarding this notice on to them.
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is seeking nominations of potential candidates for the four International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO) Standing Committees – Content, Quality Assurance, Implementation & Innovation, and Technical. These Committees have important roles in the ongoing development of the SNOMED clinical terminology and in the IHTSDO. Individuals can nominate themselves. Nomination packets are due to NLM by COB July 29, 2013. Click here for more information on responsibilities, instructions and forms for nominations. (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/IHTSDONominate2013.html) /ch
Friday, July 12th, 2013
Dear DOCLINE Users,
Part 1 in the series of DOCLINE training webinars, for 2013-2014, will begin in July:
Beginning DOCLINE, Wednesday, July 17, 2013
When: 12 p.m. Central Time
Please read this entire message and reply if you have additional questions.
It’s recommended that you have access to DOCLINE to take the class (The hands-on component of the class requires you to log-in to your DOCLINE account to complete the interactive exercises.)
The classes are FREE. To login all you need do is key in your name and Enter as a guest. You will receive instructions for the audio portion after entering the room. Captioning will be provided.
You are eligible to receive 1 MLA CE credit for each class you take.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - Beginning DOCLINE
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - DOCLINE: Routing Tables
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 – DOCLINE: Serial Holdings
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 – DOCLINE: Borrow and Lend
Classes begin at 11 am (Mountain Time) 12 pm (Central Time)
We start promptly at the top of the hour. PLEASE arrive on time!
You can join the class and call-in 15 minutes before the class begins.
You are encouraged to test your connection prior to joining the class. To test your connection, go to this web address
Questions to Jim Honour firstname.lastname@example.org [jh]
Thursday, June 20th, 2013
The DOCLINE Team is wishing you all a wonderful summer and offers this reminder if your library uses DOCLINE:
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 few 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 contact your State Coordinator, MCR DOCLINE Coordinator email@example.com, or call the 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 [jh]
Monday, June 17th, 2013
The NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative is considering the development of a biomedical Data Catalog to make biomedical research data findable and citable, as PubMed does for scientific publications. NIH is seeking input on this idea. Please refer to the link below for an RFI on this topic and share with interested communities: Request for Information (RFI): Input on Development of a NIH Data Catalog (NOT-HG-13-011) National Human Genome Research Institute.
Such a Data Catalog would make it easier for researchers to find, share, and cite data, as well as the publications and grants that they are associated with. A Data Catalog is distinct from a data repository, but would help make data in such repositories more easily findable and citable in a consistent manner. In addition to supplying core, minimal metadata to ensure a valid data reference, it is envisioned that a Data Catalog would include links out to the location of the data, to the NIH Reporter record of the grant that supported the research, to relevant publications within PubMed or journals, and possibly to associated software or algorithms. /ch
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