Archive for the ‘NLM Technical Bulletin’ Category
Friday, August 21st, 2015
Librarians specializing in health and related sciences are invited to participate in the next offering of the bioinformatics training course, “A Librarian’s Guide to NCBI,” sponsored by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, NLM Training Center (NTC). Enrollment is limited to 25 participants.
The course provides knowledge and skills for librarians interested in ‘helping patrons use online molecular databases and tools from the NCBI. Prior knowledge of molecular biology and genetics is not required. Participating in the Librarian’s Guide course will improve your ability to initiate or extend bioinformatics services at your institution.
Online Pre-Course and In-Person Course Components
The two parts to “A Librarian’s Guide to NCBI” are listed below. Applicants must complete both parts. Participants must complete the pre-course with full CE credit (Part 1) in order to advance to attend the 5-day in-person course (Part 2).
Part 1: “Fundamentals in Bioinformatics and Searching,” an online (asynchronous) course, October 26-December 11, 2015.
An additional offering of this class will be in January-February 2016.
Part 2: A 5-day in-person course offered on-site at the National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland, March 7-11, 2016.
Application deadline: September 14, 2015
For more information and a link to the application, visit the NLM Technical Bulletin article: K. Majewski. NLM Tech Bull. 2015 Jul-Aug;(405):e4.
Sunday, April 19th, 2015
Canese K. PubMed Mobile Update. NLM Tech Bull. 2015 Mar-Apr;(403):e5. 2015 April 16 [posted]
PubMed Mobile has been updated with a number of styling modifications and additional enhancements including a “Trending articles” feature on the homepage
Sunday, April 19th, 2015
NLM Announces Pill Image Recognition Request for Information (RFI)
Responses, to Help with Project Planning Purposes, Due May 15, 2015
As part of its ongoing work to develop an infrastructure and tools for identifying prescription pills, the National Library of Medicine announces a new Request for Information (RFI), the details of which appear below. This is NOT a solicitation for proposals, proposal abstracts, or quotations. The purpose of this RFI is to obtain knowledge and information for project planning purposes. The government will not award a contract on the basis of this notice, or otherwise pay for information solicited by it. Proprietary information should be clearly marked. The requested information is for planning and market research purposes only and will not be publicly released.
This Request for Information (RFI) is a pilot for a forthcoming Pill Image Recognition Challenge for visually identifying pills. The Challenge has as its main objective the development and discovery of high-quality software that matches images of unknown prescription pills to images in the RxIMAGE database. The pilot will help ensure that the Challenge is successful.
Tuesday, November 25th, 2014
You can draw a chemical structure and search for similar substances in the National Library of Medicine (NLM) ChemIDplus Advanced search interface http://chem.sis.nlm.nih.gov/chemidplus/
Start with a quick tutorial on how to use the drawing feature of ChemIDplus: http://nnlm.gov/ntc/2014/11/19/drawing-a-chemical-structure/
ChemIDplus is a dictionary of over 400,000 chemicals (names, synonyms, and structures). It includes links to NLM and to other databases and resources, including ones to federal, state and international agencies.
Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
Frustrated by the number of requests your library gets for articles that are embargoed? Now you can enter journal embargo periods in DOCLINE. Here is more information about the DOCLINE 5.0 Release http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/so14/so14_docline_release.html
Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
From the NLM Technical Bulletin:
Health science librarians in the United States are invited to participate in the next offering of the bioinformatics training course, “A Librarian’s Guide to NCBI,” sponsored by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, NLM Training Center (NTC).
The course provides knowledge and skills for librarians interested in helping patrons use online molecular databases and tools from the NCBI. Prior knowledge of molecular biology and genetics is not required. Participating in the Librarian’s Guide course will improve your ability to initiate or extend bioinformatics services at your institution.
Online Pre-Course and In-Person Course Components
There are two parts to “A Librarian’s Guide to NCBI,” listed below. Applicants must complete both parts. Participants must complete the pre-course with full CE credit (Part 1) in order to advance to attend the 5-day in-person course (Part 2).
- “Fundamentals of Bioinformatics and Searching” an online (asynchronous) course, January 12-February 13, 2015
- A five-day in-person course offered onsite at the National Library of Medicine in Bethesda MD, March 9-13, 2015
Who can apply?
- Applications are open to health science librarians in the United States.
- Applicants will be accepted both from libraries currently providing bioinformatics services as well as from those desiring to implement services.
Enrollment is limited 25 participants.
What does it cost?
There is no charge for the classes. Travel and lodging costs for the in-person class are at the expense of the participant.
Important Application Dates
- Application deadline: November 17, 2014
- Acceptance notification: On or about December 15, 2014
More information on the course and the application form are located on the NLM Technical Bulletin.
Friday, August 15th, 2014
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region will host two free Webinars on the NIH Public Access Policy and the role of libraries.
The NIH Public Access Policy – Information for Librarians
Date: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EDT
Dr. Neil Thakur, National Institutes of Health
Kathryn Funk, National Library of Medicine
We will discuss the following topics:
- Review basics of the public access policy, and the role of librarians;
- Present the Public Access Compliance Monitor;
- Answer questions about the policy sent to us in advance via the online registration form;
- Address issues and questions raised during the Webinar.
Register at https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/269124766. Space is limited, so reserve your seat now!
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.
The NIH Public Access Policy – Views from the Library Trenches
Date: Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM EDT
Emily Mazure, Duke University Medical Center Library
Susan Steelman and Jessie Casella, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Library
Scott Lapinski, Harvard University, Countway Library of Medicine
You have heard the specifics of the NIH Policy. Now find out how librarians are responding to the need to get researchers up to speed on compliance with the policy. Join us to find out the following:
- What strategies librarians are using to support their communities. What’s worked; and what hasn’t;
- How to get started, and which groups to work with at your institution;
- What tools librarians can use to help researchers and improve compliance rates;
- How librarians can work with each other to improve outcomes.
This Webinar will feature presentations from three libraries with experience on the ground helping researchers with the NIH Public Access Policy, followed by a Q&A with the audience. The presenters will discuss their unique approaches in the trenches of supporting and providing outreach on the policy.
Join this Webinar at https://webmeeting.nih.gov/npap
Participation limited to 125 connections, so please consider group viewing.
For telephone audio, dial 1-800-605-5167, and enter participant code: 816440
Friday, June 6th, 2014
Every year at the MLA Annual Meeting, the National Library of Medicine holds a variety of presentations in their exhibit booth to bring users up-to-date on NLM databases and services. The recordings of the 13 presentations are now available from the NLM Technical Bulletin. Learn about:
- The ACA, Hospital Community Benefit and Needs Assessment: NLM Resources
- Beau-TOX: TOXNET Gets a Facelift
- MedlinePlus: Usability, Mobile & Responsive Design
- Modernizing History: The New (and much improved) IndexCat Interface
- My NCBI Update: SciENcv & NIH Public Access
- NLM Resources & Electronic Health Records: MedlinePlusConnect, RxNorm & UMLS
- NLM Resources Used in Disasters
- PubMed Commons
- PubMed Health
- PubMed Update
- RDA One Year Later
- Still Scanning After All These Years: New Digital Projects from HMD
- Using the ClinicalTrials.gov Results Database
Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
The Medical Library Association (MLA) Annual Meeting will be held May 16-21, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago in Chicago, IL. Mark your calendars for these National Library of Medicine (NLM) Conference Sessions:
Sunday, May 18 (3:30 pm – 4:25 pm)
DOCLINE Users Group Meeting
Location: Columbus AB
Tuesday, May 20 (10:30 am – 11:25 am)
Location: Grand Ballroom
Dr. Donald A. B. Lindberg, Director
Betsy Humphreys, Deputy Director
Joyce Backus, Associate Director for Library Operations
The NLM Theater in Booth 326 will feature demonstrations and tutorials on a variety of topics including: PubMed, TOXNET, MedlinePlus, My NCBI and PubMed Health.
Monday, October 22nd, 2012
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) funded 13 HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects in September 2012 in the 19th round of the program. NLM has continued its HIV/AIDS-related outreach efforts to community-based organizations, patient advocacy groups, faith-based organizations, departments of health, and libraries. This program provides support to design local programs for improving information access for HIV/AIDS patients and the affected community as well as their caregivers. Emphasis is on providing information or access in a way meaningful to the target community. Projects must involve one or more of the following information access categories: information retrieval, skills development, Internet access, resource development, and document access.
Congratulations to the two recipients located in the South Central Region:
The Alliance of Border Collaboratives (ABC), El Paso TX
“Promovision – Capacity Building Assistance Project”
ABC seeks to expand its Promovision outreach project that improves access to HIV/AIDS related health information by patients and affected community, caregivers and the general public. Increased utilization of NLMs HIV/AIDS resources in El Paso, Texas will be achieved through skill development via training and tutorials as well as development of resources that provide meaningful information about HIV/AIDS, prevention, services and NLM HIV/AIDS resources.
University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
The AIDS InfoNet is an internationally recognized online HIV/AIDS information resource to facilitate access to factsheets on the treatment of HIV/AIDS and related information written in nontechnical language and translated into several languages. The Web site enables users to easily download and print regularly updated factsheets at no cost. In addition, the Web site contains hyperlinks to authoritative HIV/AIDS resources to facilitate individual research. Based on the continued high utilization of the factsheets, AIDS InfoNet will provide ongoing maintenance of existing factsheets and develop new factsheets based on user suggestions.