The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is announcing the release of its revised “License Agreement for NLM Data.” This revised license, dated September 1, 2014, will supersede the license last revised on October 24, 2008. Existing licensees wishing to continue access to 2015 data will be asked to accept the new license when they renew their license in November 2014. (The 2015 renewal system will be available for existing licensees from approximately November 5 through December 10, 2014.) Beginning September 1, 2014 prospective licensees will accept the new license.
The revised license is available at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/databases/license/license.pdf. The following summarizes the changes:
- For many years, NLM offered a subset of the archival International Pharmaceutical Abstracts (IPA) data via the TOXLINE Subset. However, no one is leasing the IPA subset data from us and therefore we will no longer offer it as part of our data distribution program. Parties interested in the archival IPA subset data should contact Thomson Reuters™.
- Section 8. PREREQUISITE ARRANGEMENT and Appendix B (Prerequisite Arrangement with Producer of Data) have been deleted from the license
- Sections 9 through 16 have been re-numbered accordingly (i.e., Sections 8 through 15, respectively)
- Appendices C and D have been re-lettered accordingly (i.e., Appendix B and Appendix C, respectively)
- The list of appendices in the license (Section 15. APPENDICES) has been updated
- References to Appendices B and C have been updated
- The license and appendices page numbering have been updated
- Since October 2013, NLM no longer adds, updates or maintains records in DIRLINE (DIRLINE Ends Its 30 Year Run). Therefore, NLM will no longer lease DIRLINE data.
- References to DIRLINE have been deleted from Appendices A and the (re-lettered) B.
General information about leasing databases from the National Library of Medicine may be found at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/databases/leased.html and you may contact us at email@example.com if you have questions or need additional information.
By Margaret A. McGhee
MEDLARS Management Section
The American Evaluation Association (eval.org) sponsors a Potent Presentations Initiative (p2i) that has a stated purpose of helping evaluators improve their presentation skills, both within a conference setting and as part of individual practice. P2i challenges evaluators to hone in on three concepts: Their message, their design, and their delivery.
There are a wealth of handouts available as PDF files,Word documents and Powerpoint presentations available from the p2i tools website (http://p2i.eval.org/index.php/p2i-tools/) that sometimes include AEA conference specifications in addition to many great messaging, designing and delivery principles. For an example of each principle be sure to check out the Presentation Preparation Checklist (from 3 months ahead of time to afterwards to include modifications while the information is freshly in mind), How to Design a Research Poster (great infographic visualization and instructions on how to make your data ‘pop’), and the Delivery Glue Handout (did you know as a general rule it takes 16 times the length of your talk to make presentation slides and a script?).
The OERC debuted a brand new webinar for the NN/LM Greater Midwest Region’s monthly Lake Effects webinar series on August 21. The new webinar, Evaluation 2.0: Trends, New Ideas, Cool Tools, presents emerging trends in evaluation practice that emphasize stakeholder interaction and social engagement. It also covers popular tools and methods that allow you to draw others into the evaluation process and raise the visibility of your program or services. The NN/LM GMR makes recordings of Lake Effects presentations publicly available, so click here to listened to the Eval 2.0 webinar.
If you are interested in attending a live presentation of this webinar, please contact the OERC or your National Network of Libraries of Medicine regional office. Descriptions of other OERC webinars that can be offered upon request are listed here.
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Health Happens in Libraries: Looking Ahead to 2015 Open Enrollment
Public libraries played an active role in the initial enrollment in the federal health insurance marketplace that led to over eight million people receiving health care coverage. With the next open enrollment period coming up (November 15, 2014 – February 15, 2015), there are more opportunities for libraries to collaborate with local partners to provide health information outreach and education in their communities.
In this webinar, you’ll get an overview of objectives and resources for the 2015 open enrollment period from representatives from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). You’ll learn about the Coverage to Care initiative, which supports individuals in learning how to utilize health coverage, and review opportunities to connect community members to marketplace information through library service priorities and partnerships.
Moderated by: WebJunction
•Lynne G. Johnson, Deputy Group Director, Partner Relations Group, Office of Communications, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
•Cara V. James, PhD, Director, Office of Minority Health, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
•Julie Kuchta, Consumer Health Coordinator, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Date: September 24, 2014
Start time: 2:00 Eastern / 11:00 Pacific
Tweet: #wjwebinar and #libs4health
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