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WISER for Android 3.1 now available

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Here’s a look at what’s new in this release:

 

WISER’s Help Identify Chemical capability is now available on the Android platform. Identify and validate an unknown chemical based on the following criteria:

o    physical properties of the substance gathered by observation or sensors

o    signs and symptoms of victims of exposure

o    the ability to categorize a substance, such as a substance used in a meth lab or a flammable substance

o    hazard values from NFPA 704 placards

o    transportation identification, including DOT placards, type of road trailer, and type of rail car

  • Use WISER’s protective distance mapping feature on your Android device. Visualize the areas likely to be affected during the first 30 minutes after a substance is spilled or released on a live map. The Department of Transportation’s Emergency Response Guidebook serves as the source of WISER’s protective distance data.

 

WISER for Android can be downloaded and installed directly from the Google Play Store:

https://market.android.com/details?id=gov.nih.nlm.wiser

 

Coming Soon

Look for these exciting additions in the coming months:

  • WISER for iOS and WISER for Android 4.5, which adds chemical reactivity, triage procedures, and WISER’s full set of radiological tools to these mobile platforms

WISER 4.6, which will add many new substances to WISER and update much of WISER’s backend data, including its HSDB (Hazardous Substances Data Bank) substance data

New and Improved TOXMAP

Monday, May 19th, 2014

The NLM Specialized Information Services recently released a new TOXMAP website.  The new TOXMAP links to the beta version of the new Flash-based TOXMAP, and to the previous version of TOXMAP, renamed TOXMAP classic.  It also has a refreshed FAQ, News, Glossary, and video tutorials.

TOXMAP is a National Library of Medicine website that uses maps of the United States to show locations and information of toxic chemicals released by industrial facilities and declared hazardous waste sites.  The data is from the EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) and Superfund Program.  The maps can display demographic overlays such as population density, racial/ethnic groups, age groups, income data, and health data (cancer and disease mortality).

New interface available from the TOXNET home page beginning on May 16th

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

NLM is introducing a new NLM TOXNET interface this Spring. We’ve improved the appearance and interactive capabilities and given it a facelift for a more current look and feel.

You can preview the new interface from the TOXNET home page beginning on May 16th at  http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/newtoxnet/ .  The old TOXNET will continue to be available for some weeks.

We value your feedback and hope you will take the time to explore the new TOXNET.

 

Colette Hochstein, D.M.D., MLS

National Library of Medicine

Division of Specialized Information Services

6707 Democracy Boulevard, Room 515

Bethesda, MD  20892

301-496-6590

*LinkOut for Libraries April 30, 2014, 2 PM EST*

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

New to *LinkOu*t or have questions about this service?Veronica Robinson Garrett will be our guest speaker for this session. Veronica is a Technical Information Specialist at the National Library of Medicine (NLM).She will define *LinkOut* and discuss its services, the Library Submission Utility and localizing PubMed. She will also share the training and educational resources they have available for libraries.

To learn more about *LinkOut* before this session go to:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK3808/#lib.How_LinkOut_Works_for_Libraries

<http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK3808/%23lib.How_LinkOut_Works_for_Libraries>

or visit their webpage:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/projects/linkout/doc/liblinkout.html.

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