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Archive for July, 2007

Reminder: Express Outreach Award applications due August 15

Monday, July 30th, 2007

The NN/LM Pacific Northwest Region is currently accepting proposals for 2007-2008 Express Outreach Awards. For the full announcement and a link to the online application form see http://nnlm.gov/pnr/funding/Express_Outreach_2007.html. Summaries of previously funded projects are also online.

Proposals for 9-12 month projects, with a maximum cost of $12,000 are due no later than August 15, 2007. The applicant agency must be a member of NN/LM PNR, though collaboration with a variety of groups is encouraged. For additional information contact Linda Milgrom (lmilgrom at u.washington.edu) or Cathy Burroughs (nnlm at u.washington.edu).

NLM Joins the Digital Library Federation

Monday, July 23rd, 2007

NLM has joined the Digital Library Federation http://diglib.org (DLF), as its thirty-sixth Strategic Member. DLF members include the Library of Congress, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the British Library, Oxford University, and major U. S. research libraries.

The membership is engaged in collaborative initiatives to identify strategies for building sustainable digital collections and services for cultural, scholarly and educational resources through work on policies, standards, best practices, prototypes and technology. NLM’s membership in the DLF complements and supports the Library’s digital collection and preservation efforts in its ongoing mission to collect, preserve and make accessible the biomedical information.

PNR Go Local Award – Fall 2007

Wednesday, July 11th, 2007

NN/LM PNR is pleased to announce funding to support implementation of Go Local in the Pacific Northwest. The MedlinePlus Go Local project links MedlinePlus users to health services in their local community related to the health topic they are researching. Conversely, the project also directs users of the Go Local site to MedlinePlus health topics. For example, users get medical information on diabetes from MedlinePlus and then visit a Go Local site for nearby health programs, services, and providers.

The end user experience for Go Local is that each MedlinePlus health topic links to relevant local services on the Go Local site. Go Local sites receive this user traffic from each MedlinePlus health topic and route it to a page listing matching Go Local records or to a page explaining that the site contains no matching local services. To see how these links work, choose a Go Local area from the pull-down list or map link on any MedlinePlus health topic page.

To see the full funding announcement and call for submissions, please visit - http://nnlm.gov/pnr/funding/golocal-2007.html (more…)