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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).

Thanks.

NCBI Webinar: “PubMed for Scientists”

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

On November 12th, 2015, NCBI will present “PubMed http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/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:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5594790520765285889

After the live presentation, the webinar will be uploaded to the NCBI YouTube channel:  https://www.youtube.com/user/NCBINLM

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:  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/home/coursesandwebinars.shtml

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 (https://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/doc_schedule.html)

— Plan ahead and set out of office dates for multiple upcoming time spans – RML review no longer required (https://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/doc_deactivate.html)

— 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.
(https://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/doc_review_inst_record.html)

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:  https://www.nlm.nih.gov/docline/docline_rel_info_v5_2.html.
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.

http://www.remm.nlm.gov

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 https://docline.gov/docline/help/contact_nlm/help_page.cfm.  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:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/doc_time_triggered_actions.html

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.

SPEAKERS:

Herbert Benson, MD, Director Emeritus Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine, http://bensonhenryinstitute.org, 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, http://bhasinlab.org/wp, 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.

LOGIN: 

To join the meeting at 10:30 am PT, Thursday, October 8, visit https://nih.webex.com/nih/onstage/g.php?d=624935657&t=a.

Event number: 624 935 657
Event password: 1234

MORE INFORMATION:  For more information on this and past meetings, see http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/dismeetings.html.

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 http://profiles.nlm.nih.gov/ps/retrieve/Collection/CID/HR

NLM: 2015 Disaster Health Information Outreach Awards

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

The National Library of Medicine has announced the funding of partnerships between libraries and organizations with disaster-related responsibilities. The purpose of these projects is to improve the use of disaster medicine and public health information by librarians, health professionals, first responders, emergency planners, etc. These projects will use online resources on disaster topics including those from NLM.

The 2015-2016 projects are:

City of Portland, Public Health District
“Public Health Emergency Coordination with Libraries”
Portland, ME
In partnership with:
Portland Public Library
The City of Portland, Public Health Division and the Portland Public Library will develop the role of libraries in disaster health emergency response in Cumberland County, Maine through training library staff on preparedness and disaster health information and creating a role for library staff to assist during a public health emergency.

Saint Louis University Institute for Biosecurity and the School of Medicine Medical Library
“The Value of Improved and Sustained Information access By Library Expertise (VISIBLE) in Missouri”
St. Louis, MO
In partnership with:

St. Louis Area Regional Response System (STARRS)
Mid-Atlantic Regional Council for Emergency Response (MARCER)
Boone County Department of Emergency Management
Missouri State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA)

The Saint Louis University Institute for Biosecurity and the School of Medicine Medical Library are collaborating with four emergency management agencies across Missouri to increase awareness and knowledge of National Library of Medicine information resources among emergency responders and reference librarians through a train-the-trainer format. This project will expand the role of Missouri reference librarians by partnering with local emergency responders and will increase the capacity of Missouri emergency managers, disaster planners, public health professionals, and reference libraries to access accurate and evidence-based information on disaster topics.

University of Washington Health Sciences Library
“RRAIN Washington – Response and Recovery App in Washington Phase II”
Seattle, WA
In partnership with:
Washington State Department of Health, Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response
Washington State Emergency Management Division

The University of Washington Health Sciences Library, in partnership with the Washington State Department of Health, Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response and the Washington State Emergency Management Division aims to improve access to National Library of Medicine (NLM) disaster information resources in Washington by developing a project website and mobile application (app) for Android devices called Response & Recovery App in Washington (RRAIN Washington). This is a follow-on project to the RRAIN app created in 2014 for iPhone and iPad devices. The app is intended to enhance first responder decision making by providing easy access to reliable health information for statewide disaster response and recovery.

For more information concerning these projects and others, please visit Disaster Health Information Outreach Awards