Sarah McQueeny Kartsonis received a Professional Development Award to attend “Teaching and Learning in New Library Spaces: The Changing Landscape of Health Sciences Libraries” on April 18, 2016. Sarah is the manager of User Services at A.R. Dykes Library of the Health Sciences, University of Kansas Medical Center. The library is looking to optimize new space that has recently become available. The university’s administration is especially interested in learning in new library spaces — how students will learn in new library environments and how to best support them. Sarah shared her experience through Instagram posts. Check out her photos and notes from the symposium at https://www.instagram.com/newlibraryspacessymposium/. (You do not need an Instagram account to view the posts).
Thanks for sharing Sarah!
Looking for medical images? Images from the History of Medicine (IHM), launched in Open-iSM, the National Library of Medicine’s open access biomedical image search engine from the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications (LHNCBC). Open-iSM enables search and retrieval of abstracts and images from open source literature and biomedical image collections. Read the full article in Circulating Now. /ch
If you’re attending MLA, be sure to visit the NLM exhibit booth 427 (May 14-17) to meet NLM staff and see NLM Web products and services. A listing of presentations is available in the NLM Technical Bulletin. Also, don’t miss the NLM Update on Tuesday, May 17 (11:00 am – 11:55 am) in Room 105/106/107 at the Convention Center. /ch
The Annual NLM/MLA Joseph Leiter Memorial Lecture will be held this year on Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 11 am MT, 12 pm CT. In line with the traditional Leiter Lecture theme of fostering biomedical communication, this year’s lecturer is Jonna Mazet, DVM, MPVM, PhD, who will speak on: “Emerging Infectious Diseases in the 21st Century: A Prevention paradigm for surveillance, information sharing, & health diplomacy.” The lecture will be videocast and archived by NIH.
Dr. Mazet is Principal Investigator for “PREDICT – Wildlife SMART Surveillance for Zoonotic Diseases of Pandemic Potential,” a part of US Agency for International Development. Her specialty is studying diseases that could jump from an animal host population to a human population, such as SARS and Ebola. She will talk about the project and how to disseminate information to relevant agencies and groups to help prevent or minimize pandemic disease from such sources. /ch
The newest video on the NCBI YouTube channel, “Navigating the NIH Manuscript Submission Process,” gives you detailed help with submitting, reviewing and approving your manuscript in the NIH Manuscript Submission (NIHMS) system. The NIHMS system supports manuscript depositing into PubMed Central (PMC) as required by the public access policies of NIH and other participating funding agencies. /ch
The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University Libraries, has released a new resource for tracking, comparing, and understanding U.S. federal funder research data sharing policies. This free tool, launched at datasharing.sparcopen.org, provides a detailed analysis of 16 federal agency responses to the directive issued by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) on Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Research. Specifically, the new resource focuses on how these agencies intend to make the digital data associated with the projects they fund available for access and reuse. On May 11, 2016 at at 1 pm MT / 2pm CT, SPARC will host a webcast with the authors behind the resource. There is no cost to the webcast, but registration is required.
View SPARC press release /ch
Recently the Disaster LitSM database added its 10,000th record on the clinical and public health aspects of natural disasters, human-caused disasters, terrorism, disease outbreaks, and other public health emergencies.
Disaster Lit describes and links to reports, webinars, training, conferences, factsheets and other documents that are not commercially published. Disaster Lit complements the journal literature in PubMed and the resources for the public in MedlinePlus. Materials are carefully selected by National Library of Medicine (NLM) medical librarians and subject experts from nearly 1,000 approved sources and provide current awareness for health professionals, first responders, and emergency planners who have disaster health responsibilities.
Newest content is sent daily to nearly 14,000 subscribers to RSS, Twitter, email subscriptions, and the DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB listserv. Disaster Lit plays a key role in collecting the earliest available trusted medical guidance soon after a disaster event or disease outbreak, often long before the same guidance can be published in peer-reviewed medical journals. [jh]
IsisCB Explore is a research tool for the history of science, technology, and medicine. It is designed for students, scholars, librarians, and the general public. It is a completely open access service made possible by the History of Science Society with support from the University of Oklahoma. The site is still in beta form and development is ongoing.
Key features include:
- Nearly 200,000 interlinked bibliographic citations to books, chapters, articles, dissertations, and reviews from the Isis Bibliography of the History of Science 1974 to present. Annually updated.
- An authority index of over 150,000 curated entries. Includes historical concepts, persons, and institutions. Also indexes scholars, publishers, journals, and degree granting institutions.
- A navigation interface built specifically for history of science research. Enables focused searches on ancient, medieval, modern and non-Western topics.
- A state-of-the-art network architecture with complex interlinking of citation and authority records.
- Integrated social media tools, including public user comments as well as Twitter and Facebook sharing.
- User accounts with the ability to save searches.
- Zotero integration. Allows users to save individual citations as well as collected results.
- Automated access, with a REST API.
- A search widget for your website.
- Coming soon: A link resolver, giving library patrons immediate access to your library’s holdings.
There are some instructional videos on the IsisCB Explore YouTube Channel. The introductory video gives you a quick overview. You can find more information about the history of the Isis Bibliography on the main site: isiscb.org.
From the H-Sci-Med-Tech listserv.
On April 20, 2016 at 1pm ET, NCBI staff will discuss features recently added to PubChem along with soon to come changes.
You can register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2150693495841803266
Look for a confirmation email what will have more detail on attending the webinar.
If you cant attend the live webinar you can view it on the NCBI YouTube channel along with related materials
More about PubChem:
- Provides information on the biological activities of small molecules.
- Is organized as three linked databases within the NCBI’s Entrez information retrieval system – PubChem Substance, PubChem Compound, and PubChem BioAssay.
- Also provides a fast chemical structure similarity search tool.
* NCBI Webinars and Courses: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/home/coursesandwebinars.shtml
* PubChem: https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/
* NCBI YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/NCBINLM
The above annoucement came from the following sources:
ncbi-announce mailing list
As of May 1, 2016, the MCR 800 number will no longer be used. The MCR offices may be reached by calling 801-587-3412. Coordinators can also be reached at their direct phone numbers or by email.