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Archive for May, 2009

NLM Theater Presentations

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

The following Medical Library Association 2009 Annual Meeting Theater Presentations are now available at the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) Distance Education web page (Adobe Flash™ required): http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/dist_edu.html#m.

  • ClinicalTrials.gov Update  (16 min.)
  • Journals Database: Did You Know?  (14 min.)
  • LinkOut for Libraries Tips and Tricks  (7 min.)
  • Medicare & Medicaid Resources for the Consumer Health Librarian  (20 min.)
  • MedlinePlus and Go Local Update (coming soon)
  • MyMedicationList (coming soon)
  • Public Health and Health Services Research: What’s Happening at NLM?  (19 min.)
  • PubMed Update (17 min.)
  • PubMed Central and NIH Public Access Update (23 min.)

Single Citation Matcher Stays in PubMed Redesign

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

This week it was announced at the 2009 annual meeting of the Medical Library Association in Honolulu, Hawaii that PubMed will undergo a redesign of the interface.  The Single Citation Matcher, one of the most popular features used by librarians, will remain on the PubMed homepage when the redesigned site debuts in late summer 2009.

The goals of PubMed Redesign 2009 are to make PubMed easier to use, simplify the interface, refresh the look, better organize the text on the screen, and promote scientific discovery. More specifics about the release date and tips for transitioning will be published on Blogadillo and the NLM Technical Bulletin.

Adapted from the NLM Technical Bulletin.

Spring Issue of NIH MedlinePlus Available

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

The Spring issue of the NIH MedlinePlus Magazine is now online:  http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/magazine/issues/spring09/toc.html

For print subscriptions or to get email alerts when the new issues are posted online, see: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/magazine/subscribe.html.

DailyMed’s Product Identification System

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

DailyMed, the database of FDA approved labels, now includes an image search interface.   Find the medication images by color, shape, size, imprints, and scoring by using the Product Identification System on the left menu bar.

For more information, see Nelson S. DailyMed® Product Identification System. NLM Tech Bull. 2009 May-Jun;(368):e4.

DOCLINE Class at UNT HSC Library

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

The NN/LM SCR will be offering the class Getting the Best out of DOCLINE at the University of North Texas Health Sciences Center, Gibson D. Lewis Library, Fort Worth, TX on Monday, July 6, 2009 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Attendees will learn how to use the features of DOCLINE effectively. Additional topics include DOCLINE updates, reports, Loansome Doc and EFTS.

To register for the classes, go to: http://nnlm.gov/scr/training/register.html.

If you have any questions, please contact Re Mishra at ruicha.mishra@exch.library.tmc.edu or 713-799-7880.

Smartphone Use Among U.S. Physicians Up 30%

Monday, May 11th, 2009

A recent Manhattan Research report, Taking the Pulse v 9.0,  found that for the past 8 years, the number of U.S. physicians who use smartphones has doubled from 30% in 2001 to a recent 64%.

A total of 1,900 practicing physicians participated in the survey. According to the result,  89% of them acknowledged that the Internet has become an essential part of their practice and about 75% use the Internet daily for professional purposes. iPhone ownership doubled in the past year and mobile medical applications has become popular. More than 45% have used Wikipedia when researching online clinical content. Participation in online professional communities also doubled last year, and 25% of the physicians reported contributing to a medical blog or other online medical content.

You can revisit our February SCR CONNECTions webinar on Medical Applications on Mobile Devices for more information.

Regional Symposium Award Opportunity from the NN/LM SCR

Friday, May 8th, 2009

The NN/LM SCR is now accepting applications for the regional symposium award.  For more information on this award, see: http://nnlm.gov/scr/funding/.

Regional Symposium Award:
Amount of funding:  Up to $8,600
The purpose of this award is to allow Network members to work with the NN/LM SCR office to coordinate and implement a symposium.
Deadline: July 1, 2009

Document Delivery Funding Opportunities from the NN/LM SCR

Friday, May 8th, 2009

The NN/LM SCR is now accepting applications for two document delivery funding opportunities.  The deadline to apply for the awards is February 1, 2010. For more information on these awards, see: http://nnlm.gov/scr/funding/.

DOCLINE Library Improvement Project (DLIP):

Amount of funding:  Up to $5,000 each

The purpose of the DLIP Award is to provide an opportunity to DOCLINE libraries, or libraries that are interested in becoming full DOCLINE users, to expand and improve existing library services.

EFTS Assistance Award

Amount of funding: Up to $200 each

The purpose of this award is to promote participation in the Electronic Funds Transfer (EFTS) System (https://efts.uchc.edu/efts/Common/index.aspx) among libraries that are not currently EFTS members due to institutional barriers.

Outreach Funding Opportunities from the NN/LM SCR

Friday, May 8th, 2009

The NN/LM SCR is now accepting applications for three outreach funding opportunities.  For more information on these awards, see: http://nnlm.gov/scr/funding/.

Express Outreach Award:
Amount of funding:  Up to $5,000 each
The purpose of the Express Outreach Award is to support a wide range of outreach projects aimed at improving access to and use of the National Library of Medicine’s databases to improve access to health and biomedical information.
August 3, 2009 and Feb. 1, 2010 deadlines.

Access to Electronic Consumer Health Information:
Amount of funding: Up to $25,000 each

The purpose of the Access to Electronic Consumer Health Information is to ensure that health professionals, their patients and the general public are connected to the health information resources they need to make informed health care decisions. This solicitation will focus on projects designed to improve access to electronic consumer health information for such groups and organizations as: consumers, the underserved and minority health care professionals, public health workers, public libraries, and community-based and faith-based organizations. The proposed projects may target individuals and organizations providing health information to the public, as well as targeting the public directly.
August 3, 2009 deadline

Partners in Public Health Information Outreach:
Amount of funding: Up to $25,000 each
Digital literacy and the effective utilization of online information are among the core public health informatics competencies for the 21st century. The goal of the Partners in Public Health Information Outreach award is to provide the public health workforce with timely, convenient access to information resources that can help them perform their jobs more effectively. Proposed projects should target public health department employees serving state and local communities.
August 3, 2009 deadline.

Professional Development Funding Opportunity from the NN/LM SCR

Friday, May 8th, 2009

The NN/LM SCR is now accepting applications for the Professional Development Award.

The deadline to apply for the award is August 3, 2009.

Amount of funding:  Up to $1000 each

The purpose of this award is to enable individuals at NN/LM SCR Network member institutions to expand professional knowledge and experience to provide improved health information access to health care professionals and consumers.

For more information on the awards, see: http://nnlm.gov/scr/funding/.