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Archive for May, 2013

NLM and NN/LM SE/A Region Offices Closed for Memorial Day

Friday, May 24th, 2013

The National Library of Medicine and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region will be closed on May 27, 2013 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.   The NN/LM SE/A offices will reopen on May 28th at 8:30 am.

NLM History of Medicine Division Planning Upgrade to Improve Access

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

The History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/) is planning an upgrade to improve access to and usage of its Images from the History of Medicine (IHM) database, the main online access point to over 70,000 digital images from our historical collections.

We invite you to take part in a brief survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3TV5QD2 so we may better understand your current use of IHM and what new features you would wish this resource to offer in the future.

This survey has been approved by the National Library of Medicine’s Survey Review process and responses will be anonymous.

For direct access to IHM, please visit http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/ihm/.

For more information about IHM, including its contents and development, please visit: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/factsheets/ihmfact.html.

Thank you for your participation.

Kenneth M. Koyle, Deputy Chief
History of Medicine Division
National Library of Medicine
National Institutes of Health
Department of Health and Human Services
Bethesda, MD
301-496-5407
ken.koyle@nih.gov

WHAT WE LEARNED – DOCLINE: MLA 2013, Boston

Friday, May 17th, 2013

By: PJ Grier, Outreach/Access Coordinator

The DOCLINE presentation given at MLA 2013, by Maria Collins – NLM, is now available to view from the DOCLINE presentations page at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/docline/doclinepresentations.html.  The presentation includes speaker notes. There were about 35 attendees at the DOCLINE User Group Meeting held on Sunday, May 5th.

The “MLA 2013 DOCLINE Update” presents data highlights and preliminary analysis from the recent national survey of DOCLINE libraries as part of the NLM strategic planning initiative exploring the future of resource sharing. The goal of the initiative was to better understand the resource sharing needs of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine given the declining use of DOCLINE for ILL and Loansome Doc for document delivery. During the User’s Group Meeting, NLM clearly heard that DOCLINE is still vital to many of you. The presentation also provided a brief overview of recent and upcoming releases. Other interests are the continued support of browsers, the national MedPrint Program, DOCLINE V4.8/V4.9 releases later this year, future enhancement work, and ILL metrics.

NLM invites libraries to share their thoughts on the results presented, and any further insights into their future needs regarding obtaining biomedical literature for health professionals. You can send comments to NLM by clicking Contact Us in DOCLINE or at https://docline.gov/docline/help/contact_nlm/help_page.cfm or discuss with your Regional Medical Library’s DOCLINE Coordinator, PJ Grier PJ Grier.

Also available are all the NLM Theater presentation recordings posted at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/mj13/mj13_mla_theater_ppt.html.