Archive for the ‘NLM Technical Bulletin’ Category
Tuesday, March 27th, 2012
The National Library of Medicine and National Institute on Aging have released their redesigned version of NIHSeniorHealth, the National Institutes of Health website for older adults http://nihseniorhealth.gov. The redesign improves usability and modernizes the appearance throughout the site. Changes incorporate user feedback about the site as well as results from usability testing of proposed designs with seniors.
Buttons in the new banner allow you to link directly to over 50 health topics and 150 videos. Once you click on a health topic, the bar along the left side allows you to to go straight to a particular section of the health topic page (“In this topic”); find quizes and videos (“Learn More”), and go to related topics in NIHSeniorHealth (“Related Topics”) and in the National Institute on Aging’s website.
For more information, go to the NLM Technical Bulletin article about the redesign http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/ma12/ma12_seniorhealth.html.
Monday, March 26th, 2012
Software developers are invited to join National Library of Medicine (NLM) data experts as they showcase NLM APIs and provide valuable information on how to find, use, and incorporate medical literature, drug, clinical trial, consumer health information, molecular biology, and other data into novel products.
The free webinar, NLM API Showcase: Using NLM APIs for Product Development, will be held April 10, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (ET). To attend join via Adobe Connect. The webinar will be available to the first 500 people. There will be opportunity to submit questions. If you are unable to attend, the webinar will be recorded and archived at Adobe URL: http://webmeeting.nih.gov/nlmapis.
For more details, see Potash S. Showcase of NLM APIs – Free Webinar. NLM Tech Bull. 2012 Mar-Apr;(385):e1.
Monday, September 19th, 2011
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) issued a new Clinical Advisory on September 19, 2011:
Secondary Prevention of Small Subcortical Strokes Trial: NINDS Stops Treatment with Combination Antiplatelet Therapy (Clopidogrel plus Aspirin) Due to Higher Risk of Major Hemorrhage and Death
NINDS has stopped the combination antiplatelet intervention in the Secondary Prevention of Small Subcortical Strokes (SPS3) trial. This was a randomized, multicenter clinical trial conducted throughout North America, Latin America and Spain, to learn about preventing a second stroke in patients who had a subcortical stroke and to learn how to prevent cognitive problems after a stroke.
New Clinical Advisory Issued by National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). NLM Tech Bull. 2011 Sep-Oct;(382):e6.
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.