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Archive for 2007

MLGSCA & NCNMLG Coupons – Going, Going, Gone

DOCLINE libraries in the Pacific Southwest Region are overwhelmingly moving to the Electronic Funds Transfer System (EFTS) and to reciprocal groups for resource sharing, such as FreeShare. As a result, both the Medical Library Group of Southern California and Arizona (MLGSCA) and the Northern California and Nevada Medical Library Group (NCNMLG) are planning to end their coupon sales and redemption programs. Although coupons played a very useful role for libraries to share among themselves in the days of paper-based interlibrary loan, they do not work well in today’s electronic based system. (more…)

Banner Good Samaritan Wins First EFTS Reward for Recruiting a New EFTS Participant

Congratulations to Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Health Sciences Library as the “first” recipient of the new EFTS ‘reward’ for successfully recruiting a new EFTS participant! EFTS has instituted this program to encourage participation in EFTS. Here’s how Jola Slowinski, EFTS Program Coordinator, describes the new reward… (more…)

Scholarly Publishing and Open Access Webcast – A Success!

The Medical Library Association’s educational webcast, “Scholarly Publishing & Open Access: Straight Talk,” was a success! (more…) Gets a New Look!

In September 2007, NLM’s launched a new user interface, the first significant change introduced since February 2000. New features include the ability to highlight search terms, more display options, and additional capabilities for viewing studies and search results by topic. Improvements were also made to “Advanced Search” mode and the display by location on the world map. (more…)

Limiting Related Articles to English Language and Humans in PubMed

A network member writes:

“Here’s something that’s stumping me in PubMed. Say I find an article that’s in a foreign language. I want to find Related Articles that are only in English and Human. How do I do that? (more…)

Getting Started with Wikis

Perhaps you have used the public wiki encyclopedia site WikiPedia, and wondered how to get started with a wiki application in your library. This article will look at projects that are most useful for a wiki format and review options for choosing and implementing wiki software. (more…)

Consumer Health Corner: State Library Association Conferences

This fall is a busy time for consumer health activities, especially state library association conferences! (more…)

Announcing "Health e-Shows" – a Series of Webcasts by Kelli Ham in Collaboration with

We are pleased to announce “Health e-Shows”, a new webcast series developed by Kelli Ham, NN/LM PSR Consumer Health Coordinator, in collaboration with Infopeople. Kelli will be presenting consumer health topics every other month that will be timely and relevant for anyone who provides health information to patients or the public. October 22nd marks the launch of the series with the webcast “A Younger Generation of Older Adults: Health Information for Boomers”. Please join us if you can! (more…)

Fall 2007 Health Literacy Round-Up (October is Health Literacy Month!)

Editor’s Note: We have extracted and reprinted the following article about health literacy from SEA Currents, the newsletter of the NN/LM Southeastern/Atlantic Region. We acknowledge the author of this article, Beth Wescott, and recognize her for receiving the MLA President’s Award at the 2007 MLA meeting for her exceptional work in health information literacy. (more…)

DOCLINE has a new URL!

DOCLINE now utilizes SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) for communication between NLM and users’ browsers. SSL helps prevent eavesdropping over the network, tampering, and message forgery. This change took place with DOCLINE version 3.2.5 which was released on October 3, 2007. (more…)