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ALA Online Workshop – Getting Started With Open Access

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific NW Region, will be hosting a 90 minute webcast on Wednesday, January 15, 11:30 AM at Health Sciences Library, Classroom C. Presented by the American Library Association,  Getting Started with Open Access is designed to teach participants to recognize foundational aspects of new publishing models, learn techniques to teach other what you know, and engage in emerging open publishing practices in your own library. Join is!

Copyright for Educators

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

k12copylaw_tweetchat_FINALThe American Library Association (ALA) is hosting a free Twitter chat on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, 3:00 to 4:00 PM Pacific Time. Participants will have the opportunity to have their questions about the use of copyrighted materials in schools answered by copyright expert and author Carrie Russel, by signing into Twitter and using the hashtag #k12copylaw. Learn more about Twitter chats and hastags here. You may use Twitter as usual for the chat, but a tool like http://tweetchat.com/ is helpful. The interactive social media event will be co-hosted by AASA: The School Superintendents Association, the National Association of Elementary School Principals and the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

Russell, who is also the director of the American Library Association’s Program on Public Access to Information, will offer guidance on legal ways for principals, superintendents, teachers and librarians to provide materials to students. She will discuss common scenarios encountered in schools, including using digital works, music, and students’ use of material from the Internet. Participants will learn about Fair Use, Copyright Law in the Digital Age, and more.  For more information, see the ALA Washington Office blog, “District Dispatch.”

PubMed Commons Project

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

PubMed Commons, a new feature of PubMed which allows commenting on articles, is now live. All authors of publications cited in PubMed are eligible to participate. They can comment on any article in PubMed, rate the helpfulness of comments, and invite other authors cited in PubMed to join. Links to other articles can be embedded in the comments, using a PubMed ID number. You can also set up alerts for articles with comments using your MyNCBI account. Those who are not authors can still view the comments on articles, and there is a new filter available called Reader Comments, which can be applied to search results. It’s also possible to view all the comments in PubMed (433 at this writing): Find all PubMed Citations with comments. We hope that PubMed Commons will lead to open communication and enhance the scholarly record. To participate, see How to Join PubMed Commons. Follow PubMed Commons on Twitter here, and read the PubMed Commons blog for additional information.

 

Funding Opportunity: ALA Online Workshop – Getting Started with Open Access

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

The American Library Association presents a 90-minute online workshop,Getting Started with Open Access: http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=10848. Workshop instructors will provide you with tools, techniques, and advice on how to successfully engage with emerging open publishing practices in your own library.

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region (NN/LM PNR) will offer funding for group or individual viewings for PNR Network members. This event will be hosted through Webex. Further technical information is available at the ALA TechSource FAQ page.

Please contact  Patricia Devine at devine@uw.edu by Thursday, December 30 if you are an NN/LM Pacific Northwest Region Network Member (or would like to become a member) interested in hosting the webcast for your institution and your local colleagues (or yourself). Please include:

  1. A brief description of how you will promote the event in your area.
  2. Estimated attendance.
  3. A room to host the webcast.

Site participants will be selected based on geographic location, accessibility, and the potential number of attendees.

PNR will also be hosting the webcast at the University of Washington Health Sciences Library. Free registration details will be announced in an upcoming Dragonfly article in addition to the other funded webcast locations.

RML Rendezvous webcast: Public Health Information Access Project

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Public Health Information Access Project - December 18, 2013 at 1 PM Pacific (noon Alaska 2 PM Mountain)

On-site libraries rarely exist in state Public Health Departments (PHDs) or Local PHD units hindering work performance and evidence-based practice.  An innovative business model supports public health initiatives, improved competencies, sustainable partnerships, and optimizes access to the scientific literature in 15 PHDs.  The PHIA (Digital Library) model represents a fundamental change in the way library resources are licensed, distributed and utilized.  Please join us next Wednesday for Karen Dahlen’s presentation on the Public Health Information Access Project.  If you are unable to tune in live, we invite you to view a recording of the webcast, posted to the Rendezvous website later. 

Due to a recent Adobe Connect system update, please test your computer ahead of time to help avoid technical difficulties as a plugin may be needed.

New for 2013: This webcast is eligible for 1 hour of Medical Library Association continuing education (MLA CE) for attending the webcast and completing a brief evaluation form (provided during the webcast). If you are unable to join us then, we invite you to view a recording of the webcast at the Rendezvous website later – the evaluation form will still be accessible and you can obtain the CE for watching the recording.

As part of our Federal agency services regarding electronic and information technology resources being accessible to people with disabilities, closed captioning is available on this and future RML Rendezvous webcasts.

Funding Opportunity: Research 101: Formulating a Research Plan Through Collaboration

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region (NN/LM PNR) is pleased to announce a funding opportunity for sites around the region to host the upcoming Medical Library Association (MLA) continuing education webcast on Wednesday, December 11, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Pacific Time: Research versus research: Sometimes the Little r Is All You Need, presented by Heather Holmes, AHIP, Information Services Librarian, Medical Library, Summa Health System, Akron, Ohio.

We have a short turnaround this time, so please let me know if you are interested in hosting a site by Thursday, December 5. Some funding is also available for individual viewing. 

NN/LM PNR will pay MLA webcast registration fees for selected sites that agree to promote and host the webcast for colleagues in their area. Please contact Patricia Devine at devine@uw.edu by Thursday, December 5 if you are an NN/LM Pacific Northwest Region Network Member (or would like to become a member) interested in hosting the webcast for your institution and your local colleagues (or yourself). Please include:

  1. A brief description of how you will promote the event in your area.
  2. Estimated attendance.
  3. A room to host the webcast.
  4. Confirmation that your location can meet the technical requirements of Internet access for an Adobe Connect webcast.

Site participants will be selected based on geographic location, accessibility, and the potential number of attendees.

PNR will also be hosting the webcast at the University of Washington Health Sciences Library. Free registration details will be announced in an upcoming Dragonfly article in addition to the other funded webcast locations.