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Spotlight! is now DISCOVER…..AND our next session – June 25, 2014

We’ve renamed our” Spotlight! on National Library of Medicine Resources” to…. “Discover NLM and More.”   The change is being made to help us re-gear, rethink, and restructure our webinars, not just to include more and different resources, but to include you, to interact with you in these training sessions, and discover right along with you, all the wonderful resources we have at our fingertips, from the National Library of Medicine, and other resources, that may be relevant to you.

Our “first” new session will be on Wednesday,  June 25 at 1:00 MT/2:00 CT -Clinical Trials

  •  “However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the result.” Wise words from Winston Churchill, and they could not be more appropriate for this one-hour session on the ClinicalTrials.gov results database. This free public registry of clinical trials launched in 2000 with a mere 4,000 studies, and today boasts nearly 168,000. Join Dana Abbey to explore the basics of clinical trials, the purpose of registering and submitting results, and searching and interpreting results.  One MLA CE credit will be available for this class.

JOIN US AT:   https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr2   Equipment: connection to the Internet and a phone,  Login: as a guest with your first and last name. Instructions to connect to the audio will show up once you’ve logged in.  No registration required. Captioning will be provided and the session will be recorded.   Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu (mm).

 

Copyright MOOC for librarians and k-12 educators

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

 

EDUCATION: Breezing Along with the RML – June 18, 2014 10:00 MT/11:00 CT

Wednesday, June 18 – 10:00 MT/11:00 CT – Breezing Along with the RML  

  1. Highlights of MLA annual conference from RML Staff – You couldn’t attend the Medical Library Association annual conference?  You want to hear about the  highlights ?  Hears about caricatures , great speakers and more.  Join us and share your thoughts as well!
  2. Request for Information – Let’s put our heads together and provide ideas to the National Library of Medicine on the NN/LM program. NLM has published a Request for Information. At this month’s Breezing Along with the RML you’ll  have the opportunity to network with colleagues to generate ideas on the future priorities of the NN/LM. These ideas  will be forwarded to NLM.

JOIN US AT:   https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr2   Equipment: connection to the Internet and a phone,  Login: as a guest with your first and last name. Instructions to connect to the audio will show up once you’ve logged in.  No registration required. Captioning will be provided and the session will be recorded.   Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu (mm)

 

Scotland releases new health literacy policy

Scotland has released a new health literacy policy and toolkit titled “Making it Easy: a Health Literacy Action Plan for Scotland.”  You can review the policy, action plan and toolkit at http://www.knowledge.scot.nhs.uk/healthliteracy.aspx  (bbj)

A Call To Action for a Nationwide Interoperable Health IT Infrastructure

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has announced the release of Connecting Health and Care for the Nation: A 10-Year Vision to Achieve an Interoperable Health IT Infrastructure.

“This paper describes ONC’s broad vision and framework for interoperability and is an invitation to health IT stakeholders – clinicians, consumers, hospitals, public health, technology developers, payers, researchers, policymakers and many others – to join ONC in developing a defined, shared roadmap that will allow us to collectively achieve health IT interoperability as a core foundational element of better care, at a lower cost and better health for all.” The ONC welcomes your feedback on this paper and will offer several opportunities over the coming months to provide your feedback. Stay tuned for future details. /rv

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

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

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Spotlight! is now DISCOVER…..AND our next session!

We’ve renamed our” Spotlight! on National Library of Medicine Resources” to…..(can you hear the drum roll?)  “Discover NLM and More.”   The change is being made to help us re-gear, rethink, and restructure our webinars, not just to include more and different resources, but to include you, to interact with you in these training sessions, and discover right along with you, all the wonderful resources we have at our fingertips, from the National Library of Medicine, and other webpages, that may be relevant to you.

Our “first” new session will be on Wednesday,  June 25 at 1:00 MT/2:00 CT – “However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the result.”

  •  Wise words fromWinston Churchill, and they could not be more appropriate for this one-hour session on the ClinicalTrials.gov results database. This free public registry of clinical trials launched in 2000 with a mere 4,000 studies, and today boasts nearly 168,000. Join Dana Abbey to explore the basics of clinical trials, the purpose of registering and submitting results, and searching and interpreting results.

One MLA CE credit will be available for this class.  JOIN US AT:   https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr2   Equipment: connection to the Internet and a phone,  Login: as a guest with your first and last name. Instructions to connect to the audio will show up once you’ve logged in.  No registration required. Captioning will be provided and the session will be recorded.   Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu (mm).

 

EDUCATION: Breezing Along with the RML – Highlights of MLA annual conference from RML Staff

  • Wednesday, June 18 – 10:00 MT/11:00 CT – Breezing Along with the RML -    You couldn’t attend the conference?   You want to hear about the  highlights of the annual conference of the Medical Library Association?    Join the RML team. and share!  Did you have your caricature done?   Hear a great speaker?  Were inspired to start something new at your library? Join us and share your thoughts as well!

JOIN US AT:   https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr2   Equipment: connection to the Internet and a phone,  Login: as a guest with your first and last name. Instructions to connect to the audio will show up once you’ve logged in.  No registration required. Captioning will be provided and the session will be recorded.   Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu (mm)

 

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Wondering about Knowledge Management?

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)

Hot Off the Press!

Interested in patient safety?  Check out the new “Patient Safety: Perspectives on Evidence, Information and Knowledge Transfer” volume by Lorri Zipperer.  You can read a chapter for free at http://tinyurl.com/ld24t58  This book is a great way to examine the role for librarians in patient safety!  (bbj)