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Archive for July, 2011

DOCLINE 4.6 webinars

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

The DOCLINE Team will be hosting a webinar to highlight the changes to Loansome Doc Transfer and Resubmit introduced in DOCLINE 4.6. We will present an overview of the features in a live demonstration and conclude with a Q & A session. Come see What’s New in DOCLINE presented by a member of the DOCLINE Team.

There will be two sessions of the What’s New in DOCLINE 4.6 webinar – each session will present the same information.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm Eastern Time


Monday, August 1, 2011 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm Eastern Time

There is no need to register. We will start promptly at the top of the hour. You can login up to 15 minutes prior to the start of the session.

Once connected to the webinar, teleconference instructions will be provided.

To access the webinar, go to the following web address:

You are encouraged to test your connection prior to joining the webinar. To test your connection, go to: (Note: If you see a certificate error warning when accessing the page, it is OK to proceed to Adobe website)

If you are unable to attend the sessions, information about DOCLINE 4.6 can be obtained at one of the resources below:

Release Notes:

Weekly DOCLINE training classes:

Your Regional Medical Library or CISTI is available for training or user assistance:

If you have any questions, please contact NLM via the Contact Us link in DOCLINE.


– Maria

DOCLINE Customer Service

National Library of Medicine

US: 1-888-FINDNLM (press 3, then press 1)

Intl: 301-594-5983 (press 3, then press 1)

PubMed has been updated

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

PubMed has implemented the new search box design, which was announced in the NLM Technical Bulletin on July 22.

Our Program

Monday, July 11th, 2011

To accomplish NN/LM’s mission, the MAR office will build a program centered on 4 core values:  Involvement, Communication, Sharing and Transparency:

  • We plan a structure that will actively involve Network member libraries.  Our advisory structure will bring health professionals and public health workers, together with academic librarians, hospital librarians, public librarians, and librarians from other types of environments to offer diverse ideas and points of view.
  • Through a variety of new and existing communication channels, we will focus on informing Network members about MAR and NLM activities.
  • We will promote sharing of ideas and expertise among Network members.
  • Information on funding opportunities and upcoming events will be widely disseminated, in advance, to encourage involvement of both new and continuing participants.

MAR staff will develop and offer a variety of free classes on NLM resources, and other topics of interest to Network members, such as Public Health Information, Grants and Proposal Writing, Electronic Health Records and Electronic Licensing.  In the fall, requests for proposals will be invited for outreach awards for Network members to educate, train and partner with health professionals and consumers in their areas.  Special awards will be offered to develop programs related to emergency preparedness, e-science, electronic health records and translational science.  Additional funding will be provided for Network members to enhance technology, attend and offer training and participate at exhibits.  We look forward to your creative efforts to make our programs a success.

Update from MAR

Monday, July 11th, 2011

We have been busy with the tasks of setting up our program, including transitioning DOCLINE and member services, along with the MAR Website and communication mechanisms to Pittsburgh.  We are grateful to the many Network members who have reached out to invite us to upcoming meetings and we have started responding to requests for training.  We began application review for 4 librarian coordinators on July 1.  Many qualified candidates have applied and we will spend the month of August interviewing and recruiting those best suited to serve our Region.

Award Report: Evaluating the Costs of Electronic Textbooks and Readers–Eastern University

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Under the auspices of an NN/LM MAR  Small Projects Award, the staff of Warner Memorial Library at Eastern University (St. David’s, PA), Eastern University nursing students, and professional nurses were able to work firsthand with a variety of e-reader technologies.  Students from a nursing informatics class sampled the e-readers. The project was designed to evaluate the e-readers as tools to be used to reduce the cost of nursing textbooks and to demonstrate how faculty and students in the classroom setting could utilize the e-readers. The evaluation of the readers was based on the following criteria: 1) cost; 2) durability; 3) ease of use; and 4) sustainability.   The devices evaluated included the Kindle, Nook, Sony Digital Reader, and Velocity Cruz Readers.  Generally, for both student and professional nurses, the Kindle offered the best tool for reading e-books.

The evaluation of textbook cost benefits of e-readers continues. However, the e-readers provided a surprising unanticipated benefit, the sharing of notes and highlights via Twitter and Facebook. This made for a highly interactive sharing of readings. The social networking tools provided an added value above text cost saving for those considering using e-readers to deliver textbooks and journal articles to nursing students.

Mark Puterbaugh
Information Systems Librarian
Eastern University