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ToxTown City Photorealistic Look

Friday, July 31st, 2015

The National Library of Medicine is excited to reveal that we’ve updated the Tox Town City neighborhood with a new photorealistic look.

Location and chemical information remains the same, but the new graphics allow users to better identify with real-life city locations.

Check it out the new look here: http://toxtown.nlm.nih.gov/flash/city/flash.php

Introducing PubMed Labs

Friday, July 31st, 2015

[Shared from NCBI Insights]

Welcome to PubMed Labs!

PubMed Labs is all about you. It’s a new NCBI initiative for creating innovative and relevant products by involving you, our user community, from the beginning.

PubMed Labs is about experimentation. It’s a place where you’ll find early versions of new tools, experimental content, and proposed features, as well as an opportunity to suggest ideas to us.

PubMed Labs is about learning. It’s a place where the focus is on figuring out what works, where failure is OK because it’s a learning experience, and where any idea is welcome that can improve our services for our users.

PubMed Labs is about conversation. It’s a place where we can share future plans with you, and you can tell us how we’re doing. It’s a place where we all can come together to create resources that will benefit the broader scientific community.

Join the conversation!

We’re introducing a new category on this blog called “PubMed Labs” that will facilitate this conversation. You can follow these posts by RSS. When we have a new feature for you to try out, we’ll post here with a description of it that will contain the following:

  • The user need the feature is intended to serve
  • How you can activate it
  • What you can expect from it
  • Our plans for it

Then you can try it out and let us know how it went by commenting on the posts. Like it, hate it, we want to know! Or you can propose some additional functions or ideas.

Our first new features are SmartBLAST, an enhancement to protein BLAST, and an “also-viewed” link in PubMed. Each of these is described in accompanying blog posts:

Let us know what you think!

Consumers and Evidence-Based Practice

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

You are invited to join us at UMassMed School for the Medical Library Association webinar, Consumers and Evidence-Based Practice: Understanding the Evidence Behind the Headlines, presented by Connie Schardt.  The NN/LM NER purchased the rights for our members to view it together onsite at UMassMed School’s Lamar Soutter Library in Worcester, MA.  If you cannot attend the webinar at UMassMed School, your consortia may view the webinar recording.  Please contact Meredith Solomon to request access to the recording and participant manual.

To attend the webinar at UMassMed on Wednesday, August 12th at 2 PM, please register in our regional training calendar.  You can apply CE units from this webinar towards the Medical Library Association Consumer Health Information Specialization.

 

NLM Library Technician Position

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

An announcement for a Library Technician, GS-1411-07/08 will be posted this week on USAJobs, Thursday, July 23, 2015 and will close on Monday, July 27, 2015.  The position is in the Collection Management Unit (CMU), Preservation and Collection Management Section (PCM) of Library Operation’s Public Services Division (PSD). The incumbent will work closely with the CMU Head and will perform a variety of library collection maintenance activities as well as assist with Library Operation’s digitization projects.

The announcement will be posted for five days and is open to all US citizens as well as Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligible Candidates). 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 has someone already been selected.

Please send this announcement to anyone who might be interested and is eligible to apply.  Please contact Mary Kate Dugan, Head, Collection Management Unit at 301-435-7113 or duganm@mail.nlm.nih.gov, or NIH Human Resources specialist Douglas Bruno at 240-406-8230 for further information.

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