The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) are pleased to announce the launch of MedPrint, a national cooperative medical serials print retention program, which will ensure the preservation of and continued access to selected biomedical journals in print. The MedPrint program is open to all U.S. libraries in DOCLINE. (more…)
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photo by K. Constant
We received the following report from Kathryn Constant, Librarian at Birthingway College of Midwifery, who received a Technology Improvement Award from NN/LM PNR in the spring of 2010. You can be like Kathryn! Proposals for the next round of Technology Improvement Award funding are due on August 12. (more…)
Hello to all DOCLINE users. For a good summary of the DOCLINE Update given by NLM’s Maria Collins at the recent Medical Library Association annual meeting in Minneapolis, see the MLA blog posting by Katie Zybeck.
Please note that as of May 1, 2011, the national maximum charge of $11.00 per article has been lifted. If resource libraries need to raise fees to recover costs that is now possible. DOCLINE is still a reciprocal system emphazing low cost resource sharing whenever possible. If you have any questions about your routing tables or anything else regarding DOCLINE, please contact Patricia Devine at email@example.com, or 206-543-8275.
Happy resource sharing!
In support of medical efforts in Japan following the devastating earthquake and tsunami, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) announces the activation of the Emergency Access Initiative. The Emergency Access Initiative is a collaborative partnership between NLM and participating publishers to provide free access to full-text articles from over 230 biomedical serial titles and over 65 reference books and online databases to healthcare professionals and libraries affected by disasters.
The National Library of Medicine’s History of Medicine Division recently announced the following new projects:
- Completion of a project to catalog Imperial Russian Era Holdings. Pre-1917 collection includes pamphlets and dissertations on a spectrum of medical topics, including some by future Nobel Laureates – http://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/russian_holdings_cataloged.html
- Medical history comes to life through first person accounts in the National Library of Medicine’s Oral History Collections. The new web interface allows easier searching of text and audio content – http://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/oralhistory.html
- New education resources added to Online Exhibition, “Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature” – http://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/frankenstein_enriched.html
And, don’t forget: If you have a collection of unique historical health sciences materials, we would appreciate your filling out our survey – http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/N3QKT67. To learn more about the background of the survey, read the previous Dragonfly post.
Aristotle. Master With Two Students [Cologne: Heinrich Quentell, ca. 1493] Images From the History of Medicine, National Library of Medicine Public Domain
Preserving health sciences materials is an important part of the National Library of Medicine‘s (NLM) mission. In addition to its own large collections, the NLM has created a directory of historical materials to highlight unique collections at other institutions and to provide contact information to researchers wishing to access them. The NLM has asked its Regional Medical Libraries to identify collections in each region that should be included in the Directory of History of Medicine Collections. The collections described in this Directory database provide research and reference services to scholars interested in the history of the health sciences. Some of the subjects include: dentistry, veterinary medicine, nursing, military medicine, and pharmacy.
Here’s where you come in! We are asking organizations throughout our Network to participate in this effort by filling out a questionnaire, telling us whether they have relevant collections, or know of relevant collections in the Pacific Northwest. Please go to this link to answer the brief (4 question) online questionnaire – http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/N3QKT67. Thank you for your participation!
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