If you missed the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting this year, you can still catch all the updates that were presented at the NLM booth in the exhibit hall! The presentation recordings are listed below and are accessible from the NLM Distance Education Program Resources page: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/dist_edu.html#mla. To listen to the recordings and view the captions you may need the latest version of Flash® Player which you can download for free from the Adobe web site.
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When: Thursday, April 25, 2013
Time: 1:30 – 2:30pm (Eastern)
Who: Disaster Information Management Research Center, National Library of Medicine
There are many mobile resources and apps available to assist responders, public health professionals and others in the disaster and preparedness workforce with information needs before and during emergencies and disasters. However, loading these resources on a mobile device just prior to or during a disaster may be too late. Finding and evaluating the best tools and resources takes time, as does learning how to use the effectively and quickly. The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has developed a suite of widely-used resources for mobile devices such as WISER (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders) and has evaluated and made accessible on their web site many other mobile apps and information resources that are useful in emergency and disaster situations. (more…)
We at NN/LM PNR are saddened by the news of the explosions in Boston at the Marathon Finish Line.
The National Library of Medicine has released a People Locator where you can track the status of people in Boston. The database is not exhaustive, and names continue to be added. There is also the capacity for members of the public to update the database:
If you want to know of someone’s status, or learn of someone’s status, please come back to the People Locator regularly.
Preservation Week Webinar: Digital Memories – Preserving Personal Digital Photos, Documents, and VideoFriday, April 5th, 2013
April 23, 2013, 3pm – 4pm Eastern time
As part of National Preservation Week, the National Library of Medicine will sponsor a one-hour webinar for NN/LM Members on preserving personal digital photos, documents, and videos. A panel of NLM staff including Walter Cybulski from the Preservation and Collection Management Section and Stephen Greenberg, Christie Moffat, and Ginny Roth from the History of Medicine Division will discuss h0ow to preserve personal digital information.
To access the webinar on the day of the event, visit: http://webmeeting.nih.gov/preservationweek2013/
The system is set up so that you can enter your phone number and have it call you. However, you can also dial in at:
Sponsored by: National Network of Libraries of Medicine, National Network Office
The National Library of Medicine’s Disaster Information Management Research Center, has a new resource guide for Information Sources on Ethics in Disaster Medicine and Public Health.
- Codes of Professional Conduct and Ethical Standards
- Ethical Considerations for Pandemic Influenza and Other Infectious Diseases
- Crisis (or Altered) Standards of Care
- Ethics, Disasters and Disabled and Vulnerable Populations
- Allocation of Scarce Resources and Triage
- Duty to Care, Willingness to Respond, Role Conflict and Role Abandonment
Access the guide: http://1.usa.gov/11c8Rhq