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NN/LM PSR Membership Changes

We would like to provide you with a mid-year update of membership changes in the Pacific Southwest Region. Since our last membership update in December 2013, we have welcomed seven new affiliate members to the network. Several membership changes are also noted in this article. (more…)

NLM Seeks Input on the Future of the NN/LM: Responses Due by June 26!

The National Library of Medicine has issued Request for Information (RFI) NIHLM2014157, to seek input from a wide variety of current and potential user communities, including health sciences and public libraries, health professionals, public health workers, community organizations, the general public, and other interested individuals and entities, for recommendations on how the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) can maximize its effectiveness and efficiency in providing all U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and improving the public’s access to health information. (more…)

NN/LM PSR Membership Changes

We would like to provide you with a year-end update of membership changes in the Pacific Southwest Region. Since our last membership update in June, we have welcomed one full and six new affiliate members to the network. Several membership changes are also noted in this article. (more…)

NN/LM PSR Membership Changes

We would like to provide you with a mid-year update of membership changes in the Pacific Southwest Region. Since the beginning of the year, we have welcomed three new affiliate members to the network. Please join us in welcoming Napa County Library, Breast Cancer Connections and Biovision, Inc.! Several membership changes are also noted in this article. (more…)

PSR Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) Meeting Held at UCLA!

On Wednesday, March 27, 2013, a meeting of the NN/LM PSR Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) was convened at the UCLA Faculty Center. The committee had not met as a large group for several years, so the membership was completely reconstituted and revitalized! Fifteen committee members, representing the constituencies served by the RML, attended the meeting, along with RML staff. Composition of the committee includes health professionals, hospital librarians, academic librarians, school and public librarians, community college librarians, community health librarians, and community-based organization representatives. A complete list of RAC members, along with minutes and presentation slides of the 3/27/13 meeting, are available on the NN/LM PSR web site. (more…)

DOCLINE & Other Document Delivery Questions from Network Members

As the RML for the Pacific Southwest Region, we receive a variety of interesting document delivery questions on a daily basis from our network members. We thought we’d share some of the questions we have received for the past few months and the answers we provided, in case others have been impacted. (more…)

Membership Changes

As we close out 2012, we are pleased to announce the seven new members who have joined the NN/LM Pacific Southwest Region since March 2012. Please join us in welcoming our new affiliate members! Other membership changes are also noted. (more…)

DOCLINE Version 4.9 Released!

NLM released DOCLINE 4.9 today, September 25, 2012. Although this new version is largely a maintenance release, there are several new borrowing features. The Release Notes are available and the key points are summarized below. (more…)

Julie Kwan Receives the 2012 MLGSCA Louise Darling Achievement Award!

On April 18, 2012, Julie Kwan was named the 2012 MLGSCA Louise Darling Achievement Award recipient at the MLGSCA Business Meeting. (more…)

Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Introduces Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries

by Stephen Kiyoi, Second Year NLM Associate Fellow
NN/LM Pacific Southwest Region
UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library

On February 3, 2012, the UCLA Library proudly hosted the inaugural event introducing the much anticipated ARL Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries. This code, created by the academic library community and reviewed by an outside panel of distinguished copyright experts, provides a guide to academic librarians as they manage risks and make important decisions for their institutions. The UCLA event featured Peter Jaszi, Professor of Law, at American University’s Center for Social Media, and Brandon Butler, Director of Public Policy Initiatives, at the Association of Research Libraries. Following is a summary of the main points of copyright, fair use, and the code. The complete code document is availalbe on the ARL web site. (more…)