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Archive for February, 2013

Workshop on Disaster Preparedness

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

METRO and the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation (MIAP) program at New York University are co-sponsoring a full-day, low-cost workshop on Thursday, March 7: Disaster Preparedness and Response Bootcamp for Mixed Media Collections. Registration for this full-day, hands-on workshop is only $45 thanks to partial funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

The recent experience of Hurricane Sandy emphasized the importance of disaster planning and disaster response for local libraries, archives, and museums. In this full-day workshop, participants will be introduced to critical first response steps as well as logistics considerations and operational requirements of a salvage-and-recovery scenario for cultural heritage collections by way of hands-on exercises covering a variety of media types. Participants will also learn how to improve their disaster preparedness plans so that when the next disaster strikes, caretakers will be ready to respond. While handling and recovery procedures for different media types will be discussed, this workshop will not go into great detail on conservation procedures for specific media types.

Disaster Preparedness and Response Bootcamp for Mixed Media Collections will be led by Kara Van Malssen of Audiovisual Preservation Solutions, whose work with disasters and audiovisual collections began in 2005 when, as a graduate student in NYU’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation program, she received a grant provide assistance to damaged audiovisual collections in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. She has recently used her experience in disaster response to manage the recovery of 1500 media items at Eyebeam Art+Technology Center, which was flooded during Superstorm Sandy, overseeing 40+ volunteers in an intensive three-day effort to salvage and clean damaged videotapes and computer disks.

Registration for this event is now open.

Save the Date: Disaster Recovery Summit

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Disaster Recovery Summit

When:  April 8, 2013

Where:  Eatontown, NJ


Sponsored by the New Jersey State Library, the Middle Atlantic Region of the NN/LM, Library Link NJ, and the New Jersey Library Association.

Announcing Winter Issue of Our Newsletter: The MAReport

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Make a point of checking out the latest issue of our newsletter:

You’ll find articles about:

  • Participating on a MAR Advisory Committee
  • MLA’s Disaster Information Specialization Program
  • Funding Opportunities from MAR
  • NLM Environmental Health Resources
  • Creating an Elevator Message
  • MLA’s Consumer Health Information Specialization Program
  • Our New Technology Webinar Series

Job Ad: Unit Head, Index Section, National Library of Medicine

Friday, February 15th, 2013

The announcement for the position of Unit Head in the Index Section (Supervisory Technical Information Specialist, GS-1412-13) has been posted in USAJOBS.  Applications will be accepted through Tuesday February 19.

For information on duties, qualifications, and the application process, please see:

Supervisory Technical Information Specialist-NLM-MP

Merit Promotion announcement for current federal employees

Supervisory Technical Information Specialist-NLM-DE

Delegated Examining announcement for all U.S. citizens

Job Ad: E-Resources / Systems Librarian, New York Academy of Medicine

Friday, February 15th, 2013

NLM Holiday Closing

Friday, February 15th, 2013

NLM will be closed on Monday, February 18, in observance of Presidents’ Day.

NLM e-Clips

Friday, February 15th, 2013

ICD-9-CM Procedure Codes to SNOMED CT Map Now Available

List of Serials Indexed for Online Users, 2013 Available in XML

MEDLINE, PubMed, and PMC (PubMed Central): How are they different?

MeSH XML Release: Changes in Release File Data for 2014 MeSH

National Library of Medicine Announces Latest Release of Its “History of Medicine Finding Aids Consortium”

NLM to Include AMA Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Codes in the Genetic Testing Registry

Panel Exhibition on View at National Library of Medicine and Alexandria Waterfront Museum Examines George Washington and Medicine

PubMed History and Search Bar Updates


Seasonal Flu Update

Seasonal Flu Update – 2

Weight and Risk of Death


AMA to Add Molecular CPT Codes to NIH’s Genetic Testing Registry

Government data goes public

How to find the best medical information online,0,5353311.story

Melamine from Soup Bowls Found in Urine

NIH National Library of Medicine travelling exhibit [“And there’s the humor of it”]

ONC tackles big challenges with international standards for data sharing

Research Tip—National Library of Medicine American Civil War Finding Aides [sic] Index

Tech Bit: How to Find the Best Medical Information Online

The National Library of Medicine Disaster Information Management Research Center: Disaster Apps and Mobile Web Pages



Helicobacter Pylori Infections


Inhalation Injuries





Infecciones por Helicobacter pylori


SIS announces a new Twitter feed, @NLM_HIVplus50 (, featuring news on HIV/AIDS for persons age 50 and over.

Webinar / The Sunshine Final Rule: What Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals Need to Know

Friday, February 15th, 2013

The final rule for the physician payment (‘Sunshine’) provisions of the Affordable Care Act were published in the Federal Register on Friday.  The regulations mandate the creation of a publicly available database listing certain payments made to physicians or teaching hospitals by manufacturers of drugs, devices, biologicals, and medical supplies reimbursed by federal health care programs.  The AAMC will be hosting a webinar entitled, “The Sunshine Final Rule: What Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals Need to Know,” on Thursday, February 21, 2013 from 1:00-2:00 EST to present the major provisions of the final rule, the changes from CMS’ proposed rule of December 19, 2011, and the impact on clinical faculty and teaching hospitals.

The webinar is free to individuals who work at AAMC member institutions, but registration is required. The registration form provides an opportunity to submit questions in advance for the presenter, Heather Pierce, JD, MPH, AAMC Senior Director for Science Policy and Regulatory Counsel. (Fed. Register notice) (Webinar registration)

NIH Public Access Policy

Friday, February 15th, 2013

NIH’s Office of Extramural Research has a blog posting with an update on the NIH Public Access Policy and compliance efforts.  It announces the final implementation date  of our compliance effort.

This blog may also be helpful:

Announcing New Head of NLM’s Medical Subject Headings Section, Library Operations

Friday, February 15th, 2013

It is with great pleasure that I announce Dr. John Kilbourne as the Head of the Medical Subject Headings Section (MeSH).  Previously, Dr. Kilbourne served in the MeSH Section as the lead on RxNorm where he developed key relationships with industry and improved RxNorm data structures and data content to better serve users’ needs.  Additionally, he worked closely with other Federal agencies such as FDA, VA and CMS to facilitate NLM’s role of providing drug information for use in electronic health records, specifically regarding FDA drug and device labels, VA drug classes, and e-prescribing drug codes for CMS.

In his role as Head of MeSH, he will manage the staff of the MeSH Section, join LO senior staff in leading the Library Operations, and play a key role in NLM vocabulary development and management.   In addition, he will chair the short-term NLM Terminology Services Working Group which will review NLM’s management of terminology products/services and propose changes for more effective coordination and decision-making.  We welcome John Kilbourne to his this key position.

Joyce E. B. Backus

Associate Director for Library Operations

National Library of Medicine