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St. Charles, MO hosting NLM Exhibit, From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry

Today through June 20th, the Middendorf-Kredell branch of the St. Charles City-County Library District is hosting the National Library of Medicine exhibit: From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry.

During the 6 week exhibit, we will be hosting interactive displays from UC Biotech and several library programs to fit into the theme, including:

Home Brew​ing 101 (May 16th and May 28th)
Combating the Evolution of Antibiotic Resistant Superbugs Across Diverse Habitat (May 27th)
Medication Matters (June 3rd)
Closing Reception, hosted by the Emerging Library Advocates and featuring live music and local home brew sampling! (June 19th)

This exhibition was produced by the National Library of Medicine, and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.
There is a companion digital gallery here:   (bbj)

DOCLINE Users: Remember to Submit Out of Office Requests

DOCLINE users must submit  Out of Office (OOO)requests any time they will not have staff available to receive and fill incoming requests. Many will be at the Medical Library Association meeting starting this week and will need to submit  requests.

To submit an “OOO”  request, login to your DOCLINE account, click on the “Institutions” tab and then click on “Membership” on the left sidebar – then  “DOCLINE Membership.” Key in  your inactive and active dates and remember to click on”submit.”  This action will route requests around your library until the “active” date. [jh]

Funding: Administrative Supplements for Informationist Services

Librarians well known for their expertise in supporting researchers have gotten their start through this administrative supplement. If you’d like to be an informationist on a research team, find an appropriate and currently funded NIH project at your institution that is willing to apply for supplemental funding to add a librarian to their research team. Deadline for applications is July 17, 2015.

The announcement, NLM Administrative Supplements for Informationist Services in NIH-funded Research Projects (Admin Supp) (PA-15-249), provides complete information.

NLM contact for additional information: Dr. Alan VanBiervliet,


Current Issue of NIH News in Health Now Available

The May 2015 issue of NIH News in Health is now available online. Learn about ways to stay active throughout the day; understand what diseases a comprehensive dilated eye exam can help identify; and explore the Allergens and Irritants website. /da

Metadata Harvesting for Images from the History of Medicine Database

NLM announced the availability of Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) service for its Images from the History of Medicine (IHM) database, which provides access to over 70,000 images from the NLM’s world-renowned historical prints and photographs collection. This service provides access to the metadata of all items in IHM, opening this database to new uses and new users, and enhancing interoperability with other institutions. IHM joins two other NLM  Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting services, Profiles in Science®; archival collections of twentieth-century leaders in science, medicine, and public health;  and the life sciences repository PubMed Central (PMC). /ch

Michael E. DeBakey Papers Added to Profiles in Science

Michael E. DeBakey (1908–2008) was a legendary American surgeon, educator, and medical statesman. During a career spanning 75 years, his work transformed cardiovascular surgery, raised medical education standards, and informed national health care policy. Now available from the National Library of Medicine is an extensive selection from the papers of Dr. DeBakey on Profiles in Science®The Michael E. DeBakey Papers Profiles in Science site features correspondence, published articles, travel diaries, interviews, and photographs from the Michael DeBakey Papers. /ch

NCBI staff will introduce PubMed Commons, a forum for sharing information and …

Hello Network members!

The following is a register’able event…

This coming Wednesday, May 6th, NCBI staff will introduce PubMed Commons, a forum for sharing information and perspectives about biomedical publications in PubMed.

Staff will also provide a brief overview of how to participate and highlight the ways users are contributing to scientific discourse.

The session will be archived on their YouTube Chanel.

Register here

More about PubMed Commons:

More about NCBI Webinars:

Link to the NCBI YouTube Chanel:

The above is from the ncbi-announce mailing list


NLM Administrative Supplements for Informationist Services in NIH Research Projects

Hello Network members –

If you are going to the 2015 Medical Library Association Annual Meeting in Austin, you may want to attend a discussion by Alan VanBiervliet with NLM Extramural Programs. Alan will provide a “Descriptions, Discussion, Q & A  for the NLM Administrative Supplements for Informationist Services in NIH Research Projects” on May 19, 2015, 4:30-5:55pm (CT), in Room 17A of the Austin Convention Center. jb

Institute of Medicine to Become National Academy of Medicine

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) members voted to change the name of the Institute of Medicine to the National Academy of Medicine, effective July 1, 2015. Reports and studies on health and medicine will continue uninterrupted as activities of the Institute of Medicine, which will become one of the six program units operating under the direction of the integrated academies. Press release./da

MedlinePlus Releases New Responsive Web Design

MedlinePlus LogoToday, MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en español released a completely redesigned site with a fresh look and feel.

The new version of MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en español uses responsive design for ease of use on any device, whether that is a desktop monitor or mobile touchscreen. Responsive pages automatically change their layout to fit your screen.

Because this latest release enables all users to access a layout of optimized for their device, there is no longer a need for the separate mobile ( sites. These sites are now retired; visitors to them will be redirected to the new version of /da