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Archive for March, 2005

Funding Available

Wednesday, March 30th, 2005

The NNLM PNR is currently accepting proposals for Express Outreach Awards. The online Application for 2005-2006 Express Outreach Awards must be submitted by May 6, 2005. These short-term projects will typically run 6-9 months and must be completed by March 2006. Maximum award is $10,000. Priority will be given to projects that involve public health workers, members of the public without adequate access to information resources, and community or faith-based organizations. For additional information about awards and a link to the application template, see the NNLM PNR Funding webpage at http://nnlm.gov/pnr/funding/.

NIH Public Access Policy

Monday, March 28th, 2005

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently announced its policy on enhancing public access to publications resulting from NIH-funded research. Beginning May 2, 2005, NIH-funded investigators are requested to submit to the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed Central an electronic version of the author’s final manuscript upon acceptance for publication. (more…)

Links from Google and Others to PubMed Citations

Friday, March 18th, 2005

Links to PubMed citations may appear in search results from commercial search engines such as Google, Yahoo, and MSN. If you follow one of these links to the PubMed citation, you will now see an added red “Note” on the PubMed screen indicating how many citations a direct PubMed search on the topic would yield. There is also a link to this full retrieval. Read more about this in the NLM Technical Bulletin at
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/ma05/ma05_google.html.

PubMed — More Changes Coming

Friday, March 18th, 2005

The Action Bar on PubMed will be changing soon. You will no longer see (or need) the Display or Send To buttons. Options from the pull-down menus on the Action Bar will take effect as soon as they are selected. An article about this change has just been published in the NLM Technical Bulletin at
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/ma05/ma05_action_bar.html.

Congratulations to Five More EDD Award Winners!

Wednesday, March 16th, 2005

We’re delighted to announce that five additional libraries received Electronic Document Delivery awards from NN/LM PNR in the past month. These libraries will begin or expand EDD service with equipment and software that they will acquire with this funding.
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Changing the Face of Medicine

Tuesday, March 15th, 2005

Three libraries in the NN/LM Pacific Northwest Region have been selected by the American Library Association to host the National Library of Medicine exhibit, “Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America’s Women Physicians” in 2005 and 2006. NLM mounted the initial exhibition honoring the lives and accomplishments of these women in the hope of inspiring a new generation of medical pioneers.
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