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Did You Know? Blogs to Follow from the National Library of Medicine

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Blogs serve many purposes. They can operate as a social networking service by building relationships with their readers and other bloggers, as well as be used to relay information and news in an attractive content format. You probably have your favorite blogs that you follow, but the National Library of Medicine (NLM) has several offerings that you may want to consider adding to your reading lists.

  • NLM In Focus – an inside look at the NLM. Highlights the people and products making a difference in scientific discovery and public health; the research conducted by NLM scientists and grantees; the library’s fascinating collections; and the unique ways NLM and its partner libraries bring information to the public.
  • Circulating Now – from the Historical Collections of the NLM. This visually striking blog evokes the living quality of the NLM’s historical collections and the stories they offer about the experience of health and disease across ten centuries and around the world.
  • National Training Center’s (NTC) blog – the NTC offers e-learning and in-person classes related to NLM products and services. Their blog, which resides on the NTC’s homepage, is useful for technical news about NLM’s resources as well as content related to instruction and presentation.
  • Outreach Evaluation Resource Center’s (OERC) blog – The OERC builds capacity for health information outreach evaluation in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. Their blog is the link to news and discussion about evaluation and health information outreach.
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DOCLINE System Maintenance: LocatorPlus

Friday, November 20th, 2015

Adapted from NLM:

Due to system maintenance, these LocatorPlus features of DOCLINE will be unavailable on Sunday, November 22, 2015 from 6:00am to 2:00pm Mountain Time, 7:00am to 3:00pm Central Time:

  • Searching LocatorPlus
  • Borrow/UniqueKey requests using LocatorPlus keys (NLM Unique ID, ISSN, ISBN, OCLC, Journal Title Abbreviation)
  • Serial Holdings Update/View

If you have any questions, please contact the NN/LM SCR administrative office or DOCLINE Customer Service at US 1-888-FINDNLM (press 2)/ Intl: 301-594-5983 (press 2).


NCBI Webinar: “PubMed for Scientists”

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

On November 12th, 2015, NCBI will present “PubMed for Scientists”, a webinar that will show you how to search biomedical literature more efficiently with PubMed. NCBI staff will teach you how to search by author, explore a subject, use filters to narrow your search, find full text articles, and set up an e-mail alert for new research on your topic. Also, NCBI staff will answer your questions about searching PubMed.

Date and time: Thursday, November 12, 2015, 11:30-12:30am CST, 12:30-1:30pm EST

Registration URL:

After the live presentation, the webinar will be uploaded to the NCBI YouTube channel:

The webinar and any materials will also be accessible on the Webinars and Courses page by clicking the Archived Webinars & Courses tab. You can also check the Webinars & Courses page to find information about future webinars.

NCBI Webinars and Courses:

NLM Associate Fellowship Program for Librarians

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

The National Library of Medicine is now accepting applications for its Associate Fellowship Program. The program is a one-year postgraduate training fellowship at the NLM in Bethesda, Maryland, with an optional second year program component. The program is designed to provide a broad foundation in health sciences information services, and to prepare librarians for future leadership roles in health sciences libraries and in health services research.

During the program, Associates will:

  • Learn about the collections, databases, terminologies, research and development, training, outreach, and exhibits that comprise the work and achievements of the National Library of Medicine
  • Understand strategic planning and development at a national level
  • Work on real-life projects that affect libraries and users throughout the country
  • Join a dynamic and successful cohort of alumni
  • Attend professional development conferences and seminars

DOCLINE 5.2 Release Action Items

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

DOCLINE 5.2 has been released and is now available.

**5.2 Action Items:

— Set your library’s standard weekly schedule for lending (

— Plan ahead and set out of office dates for multiple upcoming time spans – RML review no longer required (

— Review your Institution record to ensure your lending service offerings are compatible with the library’s schedule.  Update Lend Preferences, and ILL contacts if changed.

We anticipate that the library availability enhancements will improve overall system performance by reducing the number of requests routed to libraries not actively lending, resulting in shorter times to fill and fewer routes to fill.  Improved request receipt rates from lenders and faster individual turnaround time may also result.

For complete release details, see the Release Notes:
If you have any questions or problems, please complete the relevant form linked from Contact Us at the top of the DOCLINE screen.

Radiation Emergency Medical Management (REMM) Major Redesign

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Radiation Emergency Medical Management Logo

The Radiation Emergency Medical Management Team is proud to announce the first major redesign of our site since REMM was launched in 2007.

The redesign includes a more modern banner, a new color palette and font style, and a new navigation system.

There are now 6 content groups on the new home page.

We have added an easy to use navigational menu at the top of the home page with sections for

  • Interactive Clinical Tools
  • Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Reference and Data
  • Overview of REMM and
  • Links to downloading the REMM app for various mobile devices

One of our most popular features, the Multimedia Library in carousel form, remains on the home page, with 7 categories of multimedia assets.

Since REMM’s last major content update in November 2014, significant content updates have been added including

  1. New references and on most of the Emergencies Incidents pages
  2. New references in the Key Guidance Documents section
  3. Information about the March 2015 FDA-approval of filgrastim for the indication of radiation-induced myelosuppression
  4. New section describing Selection of Radiation Detection Systems
  5. New listings in the Training and Education page
  6. New references on the Recovery and Resilience page
  7. New information on the Other Audiences pages for Legal Advisors, Senior Leaders, First Responders, Veterinarians, Public Information Officers and Others
  8. New references in the very large Biodosimetry Library
  9. Major revisions to the Dose Reconstruction page
  10. Major revisions to the Data Collection page
  11. Update to the Monitoring Drinking Water and Milk page
  12. Updates to the Use of Blood Products page
  13. Update to the Stem Cell Transplant page
  14. Additions to the page of REMM consultants
  15. REMM has a new email update notification system by GovDelivery. If you are a REMM Listserv subscriber, you don’t need to do anything. You were automatically moved to the new system.

Users who have previously bookmarked REMM pages of interest should know that all the prior URLs have been retained, so the bookmarks will still work just like before.

Users who have visited REMM pages before may need to refresh (reload) the web page to see the new design. Otherwise, only the old pages cached in your browser will display.

DOCLINE Customer Service Monday, October 12

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

The National Library of Medicine will be closed on Monday, October 12, 2015, for the Columbus Day holiday. The NN/LM SCR administrative office will be open.

DOCLINE will be available on Monday, but DOCLINE Customer Service will not be staffed.  DOCLINE libraries may send a message to NLM via the Contact Us link within DOCLINE or  NLM staff will be available on the next business day.

DOCLINE’s Time-Triggered Actions will run on Monday.  For more information on Time-Triggered Actions, see the FAQ at:

DOCLINE 5.2 to be Released Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

DOCLINE 5.2 includes several new features. One allows lenders to set a “standard weekly schedule when library provides ILL service”. 5.2 also adds the ability for libraries to schedule multiple upcoming “out of office” dates along with a calendar date-choice widget. Lastly, temporary deactivation, i.e., “out of office”, no longer requires RML review.

To learn more about the upcoming changes, see the Release Notes, which have helpful screenshots.

The Regional Medical Libraries and CISTI have had the opportunity to test the new version. They can answer any DOCLINE questions and provide assistance to libraries in their regions. ILL software vendors Clio, ILLiad, QuickDoc, and Relais were given the opportunity to validate their software against DOCLINE 5.2.

DOCLINE and Loansome Doc will be unavailable for approximately two hours, October 14, from 6:00 am to 8:00 am Eastern Time while NLM makes the changes.

Disaster Information Specialist Webinar on Disaster Related Stress October 8, 2015

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

The next Disaster Information Specialist monthly webinar will be Thursday, October 8, at 10:30 AM PDT. The meeting is open to anyone wishing to attend.

TOPIC:  “Stress and the Relaxation Response”

Stress is a very common reaction to disasters and humanitarian crises. Disaster-related stress affects the local population as well as the professionals and volunteers responding to a disaster. Even in the absence of a disaster, over 60% of visits (for any reason) to health care professionals are caused or exacerbated by stress for which there is no effective pharmacologic or procedural therapy. This presentation will focus on a counter-stress capacity –  the relaxation response. Its elicitation effectively counteracts stress and is therapeutic for a multitude of stress-related disorders. The relaxation response will be defined historically and physiologically. Its genomic underpinnings as well as its dramatic impact on health care resource utilization will be described.


Herbert Benson, MD, Director Emeritus Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine,, at Massachusetts General Hospital, Mind Body Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School; Manoj Bhasin, PhD, Director of Bioinformatics, Co-Director of Genomics, Proteomics, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Center,, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Assistant Professor of Medicine Harvard Medical School; James E. Stahl, MD, CM, MPH, Section Chief, General Internal Medicine Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Associate Professor of Medicine Geisel School of Medicine.


To join the meeting at 10:30 am PT, Thursday, October 8, visit

Event number: 624 935 657
Event password: 1234

MORE INFORMATION:  For more information on this and past meetings, see

The John E. Fogarty Papers at NLM

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

From NLM:

John Edward Fogarty (1913-1967) was an American legislator who became known as “Mr. Public Health” for his outstanding advocacy of federal funding for medical research, health education, and health care services. As Democratic representative for Rhode Island, he served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1941 to 1967, and chaired the House Appropriations Subcommittee for the Departments of Labor and Health, Education, and Welfare from 1949. During his congressional tenure Fogarty championed a vast expansion of the National Institutes of Health, as well as aid to medical schools, libraries, and programs for blind, deaf, and mentally retarded children. He sponsored or contributed to virtually every piece of health-related legislation introduced during these years.

To learn more, visit