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Archive for March, 2013

NLM Preservation Week Webinar

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

Digital Memories: Preserving Personal Digital Photos, Documents, and Videos

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Sponsored by
National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM)
National Network Office
National Library of Medicine
April 23, 2013 from 3-4 PM ET (2-3 CT, 1-3 MT, 12-1 PT)

As part of National Preservation Week (April 21 – 27), the National Library of Medicine (NLM) will sponsor a one hour webinar for NN/LM members on preserving personal digital photos, documents and videos.  A panel of NLM staff including Walter Cybulski from the Preservation and Collection Management Section and Stephen Greenberg, Christie Moffatt, and Ginny Roth from the History of Medicine Division will discuss how to preserve personal digital information.

https://webmeeting.nih.gov/preservationweek2013/
Calling Number: 1-888-850-4523
Participant Code: 825882

March is National Nutrition Month

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

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National Nutrition Month is a nutrition information and education campaign sponsored annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign is designed to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. This year’s theme, “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day,” encourages personalized healthy eating styles and recognizes that food preferences, lifestyle, cultural and ethnic traditions and health concerns all impact individual food choices. This year is the 40th Anniversary of National Nutrition Month.

The National Nutrition Month 2013 website (http://www.eatright.org/nnm) has a variety of materials for education and promotion, including a reading list, health tips, games and quizzes, and links to additional resources.

Other authoritative and up-to-date sources for nutrition information include:

MedlinePlus “Food and Nutrition” Health Topics page: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/foodandnutrition.html.

USA.gov page on Food, Nutrition, and Fitness: http://www.usa.gov/Citizen/Topics/Health/Food.shtml. This resource features information about good nutrition, food safety, healthy meals on a budget, and more.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Nutrition page: http://www.cdc.gov/nutrition/ which covers a wide range of topics related to nutrition.

Hands-on instruction on this topic is also available from the NN/LM SCR office via the newly released hands-on, in-person class: Food for Thought: Exploring Nutrition Information Resources. Check the NN/LM SCR Training Page for classes in your area or request to have it taught at your location (http://nnlm.gov/scr/training/).

There are still many days left in March, and it’s never too late to improve food choices and healthy eating habits! “Food for Thought!”

Now It’s Even Easier to Donate Journals to NLM

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Picture of bookshelfSince April, 2009, the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) Journal Donation System has made it possible for libraries to determine whether NLM needs any volumes of the print journals they plan to discard. The system was designed for DOCLINE libraries and was restricted to titles listed in their DOCLINE holdings. On January 4th, 2013, NLM launched Version 2 of the system. Enhancements make it possible for non-DOCLINE libraries to use the system. In addition, all libraries now can offer titles not owned by NLM. The system can be accessed at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/journaldonation/ or by searching “Journal Donation System” on NLM’s home page. In the system, click on “Help” for detailed instructions. For additional assistance, contact NLM at (301)496-0081 or NLMJournalDonation@mail.nlm.nih.gov. NLM will pay shipping for volumes needed. To donate pre-1871 journal volumes to the History of Medicine Division, see http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/about/donate.html.

Since the beginning of the online donation system in April 2009, a total of 8,230 gifts have been added to the collection.