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Request for Information: Submit Comments on the NIH Draft Strategic Plan for Data Science by April 2!

PSR Newsletter - Wed, 2018-03-07 16:24

In order to capitalize on the opportunities presented by advances in data science, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is developing a Strategic Plan for Data Science. This plan describes NIH’s overarching goals, strategic objectives, and implementation tactics for promoting the modernization of the NIH-funded biomedical data science ecosystem. As part of the planning process, NIH has published a Request for Information (RFI) to seek input from stakeholders, including members of the scientific community, academic institutions, the private sector, health professionals, professional societies, advocacy groups, patient communities, as well as other interested members of the public.

The NIH seeks comments on any of the following topics:

  • The appropriateness of the goals of the plan and of the strategies and implementation tactics proposed to achieve them;
  • Opportunities for NIH to partner in achieving these goals;
  • Additional concepts that should be included in the plan;
  • Performance measures and milestones that could be used to gauge the success of elements of the plan and inform course corrections;
  • Any other topic the respondent feels is relevant for NIH to consider in developing this strategic plan.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically by April 2, 2018.

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NIH-AAMC Webinar on the All of Us Research Program on March 19

PSR News - Mon, 2018-03-05 15:10

Registration is available for the one-hour webinar The All of Us Research Program — Participant Centered Precision Medicine on Monday, March 19, 11:00am-12:00pm PDT. The session will provide an in-depth look at the historic effort to advance precision medicine through the All of Us Research Program, which aims to gather data from one million or more people living in the United States. It will also highlight the critical role of academic medicine in engaging a diverse community of participants in this effort and in driving the research that will lead to individualized prevention, treatment, and care. Speakers include Dara Richardson-Heron, MD, Chief Engagement Officer of the All of Us Research Program and Hoda Anton-Culver, PhD, Co-PI of the California Precision Medicine Consortium.

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March 2018 Issue of NIH News in Health Now Available!

PSR News - Fri, 2018-03-02 13:49
Illustration of parent and child preparing a healthy meal together

Check out the March issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research. In this issue:

NIH News in Health is available online in both HTML and PDF formats. Additionally, you can get trusted, up-to-date health information from NIH News in Health added directly to your site via NIH content syndication. Print copies are available free of charge for offices, clinics, community centers, and libraries within the U.S. Visit the NIH News in Health Facebook page to suggest topics you’d like to see covered, or share what you find helpful about the newsletter!

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NLM Releases 2017-2027 Strategic Plan!

PSR Newsletter - Thu, 2018-03-01 15:02
cover page of the NLM strategic plan 2017-2027

The National Library of Medicine 2017-2027 Strategic Plan, A Platform for Biomedical Discovery and Data-Powered Health is now accessible online. The web site also offers readers the opportunity to submit any thoughts and/or reactions about the plan, if desired. NLM’s future is being built on three pillars:

  • NLM as a platform for data-driven discovery and health
  • Reaching new users in new ways
  • Workforce excellence from citizens to scientists

Highlights of some initial NLM implementation activities include the following:

  1. A strong, robust platform for delivering NLM’s literature and data resources
  2. Energizing the NLM research agenda to meet a data-rich future
  3. Alignment of NLM outreach efforts
  4. Stabilizing NLM audiovisual support services
  5. Improved deposit, curation, and discovery services

Check out the plan and submit your feedback!

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Network Members in the Spotlight

PSR Newsletter - Wed, 2018-02-28 19:32

We would like to recognize the following network members by highlighting their accomplishments, promotions, awards, new positions, and departures. We welcome your submissions for possible future announcements!

Kathleen Carlson, Associate and Education Librarian at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix Campus, is retiring at the end of April 2018.

Amy Nadell is the new Medical Librarian at Banner Health Library Services in Phoenix, AZ. Amy was previously the medical librarian at Fortis College in Phoenix.

Sue Espe was promoted to Clinical Performance Assessment and Improvement Specialist at Banner Corporate in November 2017, after 10 years as a medical librarian at Banner Health Library Services in Phoenix.

Linda Rubin, Medical Librarian at Bellis Medical Library, St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach, CA, retired at the end of December 2017, after 18 years of service.

Anita Klecker, Health Sciences Librarian/CME Coordinator at Torrance Medical Center Medical Library in Torrance, CA, retired on December 31, after 38 years of service.

Keir Reavie is the new Director of Library Services at the City of Hope Lee Graff Medical & Scientific Library in Duarte, CA.

Tiffany Moxham is the new Assistant University Librarian for Collections at the University of California, Riverside, effective January 1. She was previously the Coordinator of Medical Library Programs.

Joanne Muellenbach left her position as Founding Director of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Health Sciences Library on March 2. She will assume the position of Director of the Jay Sexter Library at Touro University Nevada in Henderson, previously held by June Simms.

Sian Aynsley is the new Medical Librarian / CME Coordinator at O’Connor Hospital in San Jose, CA. She previously had 14 years of medical library experience in the UK.

Evelyn Kobayashi, Health Sciences Library Manager, and MaryJoy Rojo, Health Education Department, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in San Leandro, CA, are co-authors of the article “A Small Library’s Playbook for Hosting NLM Traveling Exhibits,” published in the Journal of Hospital Librarianship.

Christine Sato, Medical Librarian at the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific Medical Library retired in 2017.

Angela Lee, Medical Education & Clinical Outreach Librarian at the University of California, Riverside, has left the position to relocate to Portland, OR.

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NLM Mourns the Loss of H. Kenneth Walker, MD, MACP, FAAN, Former Chair of the NLM Board of Regents

PSR Newsletter - Wed, 2018-02-28 19:07
Ken WalkerKen Walker

H. Kenneth Walker, MD, MACP, FAAN, died on February 23, 2018, at the age of 81. He was a member of the NLM Board of Regents from 1991–1994 and served as chair from 1994–1995. He then served as a consultant to the Board throughout succeeding decades, last attending a Board meeting in September, 2017. A champion for medical libraries and public access to medical information, Dr. Walker brought an expert clinician’s perspective to assessing the utility of NLM products and services and a deep understanding of their current and potential impact for the underserved in the U.S. and in the developing world.

As a Board member and consultant, he led influential assessments of the Library’s toxicology information services, contributed substantially to strategic planning efforts, and demonstrated his legendary acumen and diplomacy as chair of site visit teams during re-competitions of the Regional Medical Libraries in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. Dr. Walker was also a member of the Executive Committee of the Friends of the National Library of Medicine. He was a professor of medicine and neurology at Emory University School of Medicine, a professor of global health in Rollins School of Public Health, and an assistant chief of medicine at Grady Health System, where he pioneered the electronic medical system. In honor of his more than 40 years of leadership and service to the internal medicine residency program, a Walker Resident Education Fund was established at Emory.

Dr. Walker also led the Atlanta-Tbilisi Partnership, a collaboration between educational and health care institutions in the Republic of Georgia and Atlanta, which helped improve the quality of health care, the education of health care professionals, and access to medical information in the Republic of Georgia. In 2005, he was named an honorary citizen of Georgia and in 2006 received a rare Outstanding Citizen Achievement Citation from the U.S. Agency for International Development, jointly with Dr. Irakli Sasania of the M. Iashvili Central Children’s Hospital in Tbilisi, Georgia. Among many other awards, in 2016 Dr. Walker was honored with the Georgia Hospital Heroes Lifetime Achievement Award. At a ceremony on March 1, he will be honored posthumously with Emory University’s highest honor, the Emory Medal.

“Dr. Walker’s early interest in the best application of computers to medicine and organizing medical data and his abiding focus on what is best for patients were invaluable for us at the National Library of Medicine,” said Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD, director of NLM. “NLM and the world has lost a good friend. His combination of great insight and grace will be missed by all of us.” An obituary for Dr. Walker is available. In addition, a video has been created outlining his accomplishments as a professor of medicine and neurology at the Emory University School of Medicine.

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NLM to Host “A Conversation About Graphic Medicine” on March 1!

PSR News - Tue, 2018-02-27 18:53

On Thursday, March 1, at 11:00 AM PST, NLM Director Patricia Brennan, RN, PhD will host A Conversation About Graphic Medicine, part of the NLM History of Medicine Lecture Series, with pioneers from this emerging genre of literature that combines the art of comics and the personal illness narrative. In addition to graphic medicine authors Ellen Forney and Michael Green, MS, MD, Dr. Brennan will be joined by MK Czerwiec, RN, MA, Artist-in-Residence at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, author of the graphic memoir Taking Turns: Stories from HIV/AIDS Care Unit 371, co-author of The Graphic Medicine Manifesto, and co-manager of Currently, she is helping organize Comics and Medicine: The Way We Work, an annual conference to be held in Vermont in August. The presentation will be live-streamed globally, and subsequently archived by NIH VideoCasting. Further details about Ms. Czerwiec are included in a Circulating Now post.

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PubMed Subject Filter Strategies Updated for 2018

PSR News - Tue, 2018-02-27 15:33

PubMed subject filter strategies are reviewed each year to determine if modifications are necessary. Modifications may include revisions due to changes in Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) vocabulary or MEDLINE journals, adding or deleting terms, and changing parts of a strategy to optimize retrieval. The following subset strategies were recently revised:

  • Bioethics
  • Cancer
  • Complementary Medicine
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Toxicology
  • Veterinary Science

A new subject filter was added this year for Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology (DART). This filter was created to facilitate searching for subjects in the area of teratology and other aspects of developmental and reproductive toxicology.

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PubMed for Librarians: Six Free 90-Minute Continuing Education Webinars in March & April!

PSR News - Wed, 2018-02-21 15:20

Registration links are available for the next PubMed for Librarians webinar series, offered by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Training Office (NTO). Further details are available in the NLM Technical Bulletin.

PubMed for Librarians: Introduction
Date and time: Thursday, March 8, 10:00—11:30 AM PST

PubMed for Librarians: MeSH
Date and time: Thursday, March 15, 10:00—11:30 AM PDT

PubMed for Librarians: Automatic Term Mapping
Date and time: Thursday, March 22, 10:00—11:30 AM PDT

PubMed for Librarians: Building and Refining a Search
Date and time: Thursday, March 29, 10:00—11:30 AM PDT

PubMed for Librarians: Using PubMed’s Evidence-Based Search Features
Date and time: Thursday, April 5, 10:00—11:30 AM PDT

PubMed for Librarians: Customization with My NCBI
Date and time: Thursday, April 12, 10:00—11:30 AM PDT

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New Course for Disaster Information Specialists: Social Media Analysis During Disasters!

PSR News - Tue, 2018-02-20 15:59

For emergency managers, information specialists, and others responding to large-scale disasters, it is challenging to filter through the volume of noise on social media to identify valid, actionable information. This new course, Social Media Analysis During Disasters, will help participants develop and implement a plan to effectively monitor and analyze disaster information on social media. This self-paced course fulfills one of the requirements of the Medical Library Association (MLA) Disaster Information Specialization, and provides three MLA continuing education (CE) credits. To review a list of additional free online courses to earn the MLA Disaster Information Specialist certificate, visit the NLM DIMRC Training Courses webpage.

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New MedlinePlus Feature: Healthy Recipe of the Week!

PSR News - Fri, 2018-02-16 15:28

On February 9, MedlinePlus released the new feature, Healthy Recipe of the Week, intended to spotlight recipes provided by NIH institutes. Recipes use fat-free milk, small amounts of vegetable oil, lean cuts of meat, poultry without the skin, fish, beans, fruits, vegetables, and lots of fresh herbs and spices for flavor. Try the first recipe for healthy beef casserole today. Bon appetit!

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New Maximum Length for PubMed Custom Filters Coming in April

PSR News - Mon, 2018-02-12 19:30

In April 2018, NLM will start limiting the length of PubMed custom filters to 4,000 characters, and asterisks (*) for truncation will no longer be allowed in these filters. The limitation of this My NCBI feature is being introduced to address resource-intensive demands on the system and to continue providing a rapid response time for all PubMed users. Custom filters appear on the right sidebar menu in PubMed and are configured in My NCBI.

Users of custom filters in PubMed that contain more than 4,000 characters and/or an asterisk (*) for truncation can prepare for this change now by updating the custom filters. For any search(es) affected by this change, click on the gear icon and edit the search so that it contains fewer than 4,000 characters and no asterisks. After the new rules are implemented, custom filters that exceed 4,000 characters and/or include an asterisk (*) will be disabled. Custom filters that do not exceed 4,000 characters or include any asterisks (*) will not be affected. An alternative is to create a My NCBI saved search to use in place of a filter. For further details and graphic illustrations, visit the NLM Technical Bulletin.

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New Wellness Toolkits from NIH!

PSR News - Fri, 2018-02-09 18:34

The National Institutes of Health has released Your Healthiest Self: Wellness Toolkits, featuring science-based health tips in five different areas: Your Surroundings; Your Feelings; Your Body; Your Relationships; and Your Disease Defense. Each area has checklists of tips to print for yourself or share with others. The wellness toolkits link to dozens of NIH resources, fact sheets, and articles for more information.

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MetaMap – A Tool For Recognizing UMLS Concepts in Text

PSR News - Fri, 2018-02-09 13:44

MetaMap is a highly configurable program developed by Dr. Alan (Lan) Aronson at the National Library of Medicine to map biomedical text to the UMLS Metathesaurus or, equivalently, to discover Metathesaurus concepts referred to in text. MetaMap uses a knowledge-intensive approach based on symbolic, natural-language processing (NLP) and computational-linguistic techniques. Besides being applied for both IR and data-mining applications, MetaMap is one of the foundations of NLM’s Medical Text Indexer (MTI), which is being used for both semiautomatic and fully automatic indexing of biomedical literature at NLM.

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DOCLINE Libraries: Update Your Maximum Cost to Match NLM’s Changed Interlibrary Loan Fee

PSR News - Thu, 2018-02-08 14:39

On January 1, 2018, NLM’s fee for filling an interlibrary loan request changed from $9.00 to $12.00. This long overdue price increase will help keep NLM’s ILL service a national leader and ensure that NLM can continue to deliver efficient service and maintain a fast turnaround time to complete incoming requests. In light of this change, NLM asks libraries to increase their Maximum Cost to at least $12 before routing requests to NLM.

DOCLINE libraries can update their default Maximum Cost, or change it on a request-by-request basis. For questions, please review the Interlibrary Loan FAQs or contact NLM Customer Service.

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Recording for the NNLM Resource Picks Webinar on Genetics Home Reference Now Available!

PSR News - Wed, 2018-02-07 18:55

The archived recording of the January 31 session for the NNLM collaborative webinar series, NNLM Resource Picks, is available. The topic was Genetics Home Reference, presented by Stephanie Morrison, MPH, Team Coordinator for Genetic Home Reference at the National Library of Medicine. View the webinar by clicking on the YouTube video player below.

Note: To switch to full screen, click on the full screen icon in the bottom corner of the video player. To exit the full screen, press Esc on your keyboard or click on the Full screen icon again. If you have problems viewing full screen videos, make sure you have the most up-to-date version of Adobe Flash Player.

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NNLM PSR Mini-Award Highlights for “Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic & Medicine” Traveling Exhibition

PSR Newsletter - Wed, 2018-02-07 16:26

by Alison Clement, MLIS, AHIP
Community Health Librarian
Marshall Community Health Library
Cameron Park, CA

herbal and book displaysHerbal and book displays

I never thought I would see the day when my library staff and I would be greeting patrons wearing witch’s hats, but this year it actually happened! The Marshall Community Health Library in Cameron Park, CA, was magically transformed during the month of July when we hosted the NLM traveling exhibition, Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic & Medicine. Our library was an appreciative recipient of a NNLM PSR 2017 Mini-Award to fund activities related to and supporting the NLM History of Medicine exhibition.

The Marshall Community Health Library, part of Marshall Medical Center, is a consumer health library that has been serving the public and the healthcare community since 1997. Hosting the exhibition was the perfect way to celebrate the 20th anniversary of our library’s opening, as well as 20 years of Harry Potter. The exhibition was simple and quick to put together with the aid of the instructions, both printed with illustrations, and online, including video.

We wanted to use the exhibition and celebration as an opportunity to reach out to those in our community who were not yet aware of our health information resources. We made use of the NLM exhibition’s templates for flyers and trading cards. The medical center’s Marketing Department assisted with publicity, including local papers and social media. The hospital’s catering section crafted a Harry Potter-decorated 20th anniversary cake for our celebration’s visitors on the opening day of the exhibition. We had 20th anniversary bookmarks available with our library’s contact information for visitors to take for future reference. Throughout the library, book and DVD resources were on display on tables to add an interactive element to the exhibition–for example, reproductions of old herbal manuscripts, and books on the history of medicine.

attendees at the nlm traveling exhibit display of harry potter's worldAttendees at the Harry Potter’s World NLM Traveling Exhibit

Our library shares a catalog with the El Dorado County public libraries, and we fully utilized this partnership to publicize and decorate the event. One of the local public libraries lent us some wonderful costumes and décor to liven up our special activity days. Thanks to this great loan, we had Hogwarts banners suspended from the ceiling, owls (fake ones!) perched on the bookshelves, a life-size figure of Professor Snape, an Azkaban “Wanted” photo booth, Gryffindor capes for our speakers to wear, and an assortment of witch hats for our library staff. Our hearts go out to El Dorado Hills Library for the use of these decorations!

The first two days of the exhibition were very exciting, with demonstrations and speakers. We hosted the local wildlife rescue organization, which brought three of their live owl “ambassadors” and gave a talk about owls. An emeritus professor of philosophy presented a talk on sacred geometry and alchemical wisdom. Outside our library’s front door, we had a “Potions Class” taught by an expert in the history of pharmacy, who demonstrated some “olde” remedies, including small explosions and dry ice effects that the children loved. A naturopathic practitioner/herbalist spoke to the visitors about herbology and medieval herbal medicine, and a display of 30 medicinal herbs–all labeled–fresh from the librarian’s herb garden helped to illustrate and educate.

Library volunteers were on hand to help visitors with some interactive activities. Children could have a Hogwarts acceptance letter made with their name on it. Young and old alike enjoyed reaching into a real Hogwarts Sorting Hat to see “Which House Chooses You!” with a few giveaways for the lucky few who pulled out a special magical ticket. In addition to the exhibition-related activities, we featured a special MedlinePlus & PubMed display, with brochures and staff on hand to demonstrate the use of these databases. 75% of the visitors to the exhibition and events were first-time library visitors, so our goal of reaching newcomers was satisfyingly met, with both young and older visitors, and some medical center staff. We hope that the exhibition and 20th anniversary celebration opened the door for many to a magical world of information!

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February 2018 Issue of NIH News in Health Now Available!

PSR News - Fri, 2018-02-02 16:06
Illustration of woman looking at goldfish

Check out the February issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research. In this issue:

  • Health Capsule: How to Find a Cancer Doctor
    Cancer changes your life and the lives of those around you. Finding the right cancer doctor (called an oncologist) and treatment facility is an important step to getting the treatment and support you need.
  • Featured Website: Bullying Prevention
    Bullying is any unwanted aggressive behavior among peers where there is power imbalance. Find out how to spot the signs and respond to bullying and cyberbullying.

NIH News in Health is available online in both HTML and PDF formats. Additionally, you can get trusted, up-to-date health information from NIH News in Health added directly to your site via NIH content syndication. Print copies are available free of charge for offices, clinics, community centers, and libraries within the U.S. Visit the NIH News in Health Facebook page to suggest topics you’d like to see covered, or share what you find helpful about the newsletter!

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New NNLM PSR Library Director Profile: Keir Reavie, City of Hope, Lee Graff Medical & Scientific Library

PSR Newsletter - Thu, 2018-02-01 18:23

by Keir Reavie, MLIS, Director, Library Services
Lee Graff Medical and Scientific Library
City of Hope
Duarte, CA

I’m happy to be back in California, in the Pacific Southwest Region (PSR), and working in a health sciences environment as Director, Library Services, Lee Graff Medical and Scientific Library, City of Hope. I’ve been in Southern California for four months and it was great seeing colleagues at the first Joint Meeting I’ve attended since 2011, when I was living in Northern California and a member of the Northern California and Nevada Medical Library Group (NCNMLG). I had been living in New York City since early 2011, where I worked as the Associate Director of the Dana Library, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ, and on the John Torrey Papers digitization project at the Mertz Library of the New York Botanical Garden. Those of you interested in the history of science or botany in America, or the history of nineteenth-century America, should check out the John Torrey Papers. To get more intimate with Torrey’s correspondence, you can also help transcribe the papers, so historians and other researchers can more easily search and retrieve information from the documents.

I received my MLIS from the University of Western Ontario and took my first position as a health sciences librarian in the Medical Library at the University of Manitoba. I then worked at the Shiffman Medical Library, Wayne State University, Detroit. While at Wayne State I was active in the Greater Midwest Region of the NNLM, as a member of the Advisory Board and chair of the Education Committee. I moved to California in 2000, to take a position in the Library and Center for Knowledge Management, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). At UCSF I worked closely with the School of Medicine to integrate information literacy into the evidence-based medicine curriculum, and later managed the library’s education and information services. In 2006 I went on to work at the University of California, Davis (UCD), where I managed the health sciences libraries and the biological, agricultural, and environmental sciences departments of the UCD Libraries. As a member of NCNMLG, I served as president in 2007/2008, and member of the planning committees for Joint Meetings in 2008 and 2011. I worked closely with the NNLM PSR, and was always happy to assist at NLM exhibits at health sciences conferences in the San Francisco Bay Area, to help promote NLM resources.

It’s an exciting time to be working at the City of Hope. It is a non-profit organization that is growing rapidly, and was recently re-accredited as one of 49 NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation. It will be a challenge to develop and maintain the library’s central role as a place of learning for faculty, students, physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals as the organization grows. The Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope is a leader in research to understand how biology affects diseases like cancer, HIV/AIDS, and diabetes. City of Hope has recently acquired a precision medicine research group, the Translation Genomics Research Institute, located in Phoenix, AZ. Translational science is a high priority for the organization. The Graduate School is applying to start a new Master’s program in translational science. In addition, City of Hope has extensive education programs, including the renowned nursing research and clinical investigation training programs. City of Hope has also developed a comprehensive strategy to cure type I diabetes.

To support the growing enterprise, the Library plans to add additional staff and rethink the use of library space, to create collaborative environments for researchers, pharmacists, nurses, and clinicians; support translational science; and help expand educational programs in the City of Hope. The Library recently started reporting to the Chief Informatics Officer, so we will also be closely linked to City of Hope’s informatics strategy, particularly the centralization of informatics and bioinformatics educational programs. Again, I’m glad to rejoin the NNLM PSR and look forward to working closely with professional librarians throughout the region, and hopefully take some time to explore Los Angeles and Southern California!

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PubMed Commons to Be Discontinued

PSR News - Thu, 2018-02-01 18:19

PubMed Commons has been a valuable experiment in supporting discussion of published scientific literature. The service was first introduced as a pilot project in the fall of 2013 and was reviewed in 2015. Despite low levels of use at that time, NIH decided to extend the effort for another year or two in hopes that participation would increase. Unfortunately, usage has remained minimal, with comments submitted on only 6,000 of the 28 million articles indexed in PubMed.

While many worthwhile comments were made through the service during its 4 years of operation, NIH has decided that the low level of participation does not warrant continued investment in the project, particularly given the availability of other commenting venues. The discontinuation plan is as follows:

  • New comments will be accepted through February 15, 2018.
  • Comments will continue to be visible on the PubMed and PubMed Commons websites through March 2, 2018.
  • Users wishing to access the comments after March 2, 2018, will be able to download them from NCBI’s website.
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