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The National Library of Medicine (NLM), Launches Health Literacy Tool Shed Website

Friday, December 18th, 2015
 Adapted from NLM:
The National Library of Medicine, in partnership with Boston University School of Medicine has announced the creation of the Health Literacy Tool Shed. The online database allows users to obtain information of more than 100 health literacy research instruments and compare them to others.
 
Robert A. Logan Ph.D., senior staff, National Library of Medicine explains, “The new Health Literacy Tool Shed helps users choose the right instrument for their research or practice. It also helps researchers assess core issues, such as the impact of health literacy on health outcomes and health care utilization.”
For more information, please visit the Health Literacy Tool Shed webpage.

Introducing iOS Educational Apps for Students from the National Library of Medicine

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

The National Library of Medicine‘s (NLM) Division of Specialized Information Services is pleased to announce the launch of three interactive, educational iOS (iPhone, iPad) apps for middle/high school students studying biology, chemistry and environmental health.

  • Bohr Thru: This Candy Crush style game requires users to collect and organize protons, neutrons and electrons in order to form the Bohr Model first 18 elements on the periodic table, such as Carbon, Nitrogen and Lithium. With the help of the main character, Atom, players become familiar with a variety of chemical elements and their structures. Teachers can easily implement short, in-class game sessions to enhance their students’ understanding of the periodic table as well. Visit the NLM’s ChemIDplus for more information on over 400,000 chemicals. (Install Bohr Thru)

  • Base Chase: Learning the bases of DNA has never been as easy with this fast paced, educational app. Players grab bases of DNA in order to complete unique DNA strands for a variety of animals. DeeNA, the game’s cartoon mascot, assists players in completing each of the required tasks. A helpful video tutorial is accessible once the game is successfully downloaded. This resource goes hand-in-hand with the NLM’s GeneEd website. (Install Base Chase)

  • Run4Green: The importance of environmental conservation is reinforced through this interactive, Mario-style game. Topics, such as greenhouse gas reduction, renewable energies and green product purchases are emphasized throughout game play. Playing as a jolly, green and earth-shaped character, users collect coins and perform environmentally friendly tasks. The game is appropriate for students in grades 5-8. More information linking middle school classroom science to environmental health can be found on the NLM Environmental Health Student Portal. (Install Run4Green)

Visit the NLM K-12 homepage for additional resources and view the NLM’s iTunes page for other great NLM apps!

Run4green app

Run4Green app

Special NHGRI Seminar Series: “A Quarter Century after the Human Genome Project’s Launch: Lessons beyond the Base Pairs”

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) was established originally as the National Center for Human Genome Research in 1989 to lead the International Human Genome Project. NHGRI is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the nation’s medical research agency (http://www.nih.gov/about/). The Human Genome Project, which had as its primary goal the sequencing of the 3 billion DNA letters that make up the human genetic instruction book, was successfully completed in April 2003. Launched in 2012, the NHGRI History of Genomics Program aims to collect and organize historic materials related to the field of genomics and NHGRI as an organization. Efforts include digitization of relevant assets and database development, generation of oral histories chronicling the experiences of genomics leaders and NHGRI staff, production of scholarly work related to major genomics accomplishments, and expansion of the general knowledge about the history of genomics among the scholarly community and the general public. Efforts include digitization of relevant assets and database development, generation of oral histories chronicling the experiences of genomics leaders and NHGRI staff, production of scholarly work related to major genomics accomplishments, and expansion of the general knowledge about the history of genomics among the scholarly community and the general public.

SPEAKERS:

Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., Director, National Institutes of Health. Elke Jordan, Ph.D., Former Deputy Director, National Human Genome Research Institute. Mark Guyer, Ph.D., Former Deputy Director, National Human Genome Research Institute. Eric Green, M.D., Ph.D., Director, National Human Genome Research Institute. TITLE:  “A Quarter Century after the Human Genome Project’s Launch:  Lessons Beyond the Base Pairs” DATE:  Thursday, December 3, 2015 TIME:  2:00-3:00 p.m. EST LOCATION:  National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, Building 10, Lipsett Amphitheater SPONSOR:  NHGRI History of Genomics Program 

The NHGRI History of Genomics Program: An Archival and Scholarly Initiative

nih genome project

 “Courtesy: National Human Genome Research Institute”

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.
Exterior of National Library of Medicine

National Library of Medicine

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