Archive for the ‘NLM Technical Bulletin’ Category
Monday, August 29th, 2011
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has a new blog, ReferencePoint, targeting health sciences library staff in the U.S. and abroad. The blog will be used to increase the awareness of NLM products and services, inform about health sciences resources outside of NLM, and promote dialogue and learning exchanges between NLM staff and staff at other libraries.
Burke C. NLM Launches ReferencePoint Blog. NLM Tech Bull. 2011 Jul-Aug;(381):e14.
Monday, July 18th, 2011
PubMed Central (PMC) is the latest database from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) to receive a facelift. The PMC interface update is similar to recent updates done to PubMed and Bookshelf and provides for a more consistent design of the resource and navigation features.
Specific improvements include:
- A revamped homepage, which offers better navigation through the site as well as direct access to resources such as the Users’ Guide and NIH Public Access information
- Redesigned Advanced Search and Limits pages
- An updated search results format
- Direct access to images in PMC articles
- A new organization and updated appearance for PMC’s informational pages, including drop-down menus for navigation links
For more information about the redesign, including screenshots of the various improvements please refer to the NLM Technical Bulletin article.
Thursday, June 2nd, 2011
On December 1, 2011 the NLM Gateway will be gone as we know it. All but one database, Meeting Abstracts, can be searched through their own interfaces. NLM has found that users prefer using the database interfaces to the Gateway. As a result, NLM Gateway will be discontinued and a pilot project site from the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications (LHNCBC) will be created. The new site will focus on Meeting Abstracts and Health Services Research Projects in Progress (HSRProj).
For more information, see Gillikin D. NLM Gateway Transitioning to New Pilot Project Site. NLM Tech Bull. 2011 May-Jun;(380):e9.
Friday, May 6th, 2011
The National Training Center‘s (NTC) Educational Clearinghouse has merged with the Medical Library Association’s (MLA) Educational Clearinghouse. NLM, MLA and the NTC realized the two clearinghouses were duplicating information and decided to merge. The MLA Educational Clearinghouse now includes more than just continuing education classes, such as brochures and handouts. The clearinghouse can be searched by anyone, members and non-members.
For more information, read Zipser J, Cavanaugh D. NTCC Educational Clearinghouse Merges with the MLA Educational Clearinghouse. NLM Tech Bull. 2011 May-Jun;(380):e1.
Thursday, April 28th, 2011
The NLM Technical Bulletin announced that the NLM Classification 2011 edition is now available. This marks the 60th anniversary of the NLM Classification. This edition incorporated all of the changes to the schedules and index from April 2010 to March 2011. The major areas of focus are WL (Nervous System) and WM (Psychiatry).
For more details, see: Willis, S. NLM Classification 2011 Edition Now Available. NLM Tech Bull. 2011 Jan-Feb;(378):e26.
Tuesday, April 12th, 2011
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Issues New Clinical Alert on Angioplasty Combined with Stenting Plus Aggressive Medical Therapy vs. Aggressive Medical Therapy Alone for Intracranial Arterial Stenosis: NINDS Stops Trial Enrollment Due to a Higher Risk of Stroke and Death in the Stented Group
Monday, March 28th, 2011
The Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association (MLA) will be held May 13-18, 2011 in Minneapolis, MN. Attendees are invited to visit the NLM exhibit booth #510 (May 14-17) to meet NLM staff and see NLM Web products and services. The NLM Theater at the booth will feature demonstrations and tutorials on a wide variety of topics.
For more details, see Zipser J. 2011 MLA Meeting Reminder and NLM Invitation. NLM Tech Bull. 2011 Mar-Apr;(379):e10.
Thursday, March 17th, 2011
PubMed Mobile Beta provides a simplified mobile friendly Web interface to access PubMed. PubMed Mobile includes the same basic search functionality and content as Standard PubMed.
PubMed Mobile does not include specialized search pages, such as Limits and Advanced search, or added features, such as My NCBI, Clipboard, or LinkOut/Outside Tool. To use these and other PubMed features, display your retrieval in Standard PubMed via the link at the bottom of the screen.
Canese K, Welker E. PubMed Mobile Beta. NLM Tech Bull. 2011 Mar-Apr;(379):e7.
Monday, March 7th, 2011
NLM has launched a mobile version of DailyMed. It is accessible from any web-enabled mobile device. The interface allows for easy searching or browsing of the 20,000 labels from the Food and Drug Administration.
For more details, see: Kiyoi S. DailyMed Mobile Version Launched. NLM Tech Bull. 2011 Mar-Apr;(379):e1.
Monday, January 10th, 2011
The January issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research, is now available! In this edition:
Your Aging Eyes: How You See as Time Goes By
You can’t prevent all age-related changes to your eyes. But you can take steps to protect your vision and reduce your risk for serious eye disease in the future. Effective treatments are now available for many eye disorders. You can also learn how to make the most of the vision you have.
Biological Blueprints: Protein Shapes Help Treat Disease
Proteins deliver oxygen to your tissues, defend against infection, digest food and even make new proteins. These molecules are uniquely designed to carry out their tasks. If we can understand how protein shapes affect what they do, we might be able to understand what goes wrong in some diseases and develop better treatments.
Read more about proteins and disease.
• More Frequent Dialysis Helps Kidney Patients
• Reducing College Drinking
• Featured Web Site: NIH Office of Dietary Supplements