We’d like to take the opportunity to invite you to an upcoming webinar Altmetrics in Practice, at 9 am ET April 9th. The webinar will include a run through of the basics of altmetrics, and we’ll discuss some of the ways librarians are using the data to support researchers in their funding applications and to help them better manage their digital identities.
Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category
Eight objectives for advanced use of electronic health record systems: http://www.fierceemr.com/story/cms-onc-release-proposed-rules-meaningful-use-stage-3/2015-03-20?utm_campaign=AddThis&utm_medium=AddThis&utm_source=email#.VQyMXG4CJLI.email
PRINCETON, NJ (MARCH 13, 2015)—All medical librarians in the MAR and SE/A Regions are invited to participate in the Group Licensing Initiative (GLI), formed under the umbrella organization Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey (HSLANJ), through their Spring 2015 Offer. Nearly 500 resources from 11 vendors will be available through the Offer, and at a cost savings of 15-70% off regular pricing, through the leveraging of group purchasing power.
The Spring Offer is now available. To receive a copy of the Offer, please contact Robert Mackes at (570) 856-5952 or email@example.com.
Group Licensing is a creative solution to the escalating cost of high-quality electronic resources—medical journals, books and databases. More than 120 hospitals and medical facilities regularly participate in the HSLANJ Group Licensing Initiative, known as the first consortium of its kind in the nation.
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (MAR), and Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SE/A) fully recognize and endorse the HSLANJ Group Licensing Initiative as the lead organization capable of assisting libraries in their efforts to utilize multi-dimensional electronic resources.
Managed by medical librarian and HSLANJ Executive Director Robert Mackes, MLS, AHIP, the GLI is guided by a committee comprised of librarians from different-sized health facilities in the regions served. Feel free to contact Robert about scheduling a meeting or presentation about the GLI, at your next chapter, state organization, or local consortium meeting.
The deadline to participate in the Spring Offer is Friday, April 24. Check the HSLANJ Facebook page for links to blog articles, previewing vendors’ new resources available through the Spring Offer: https://www.facebook.com/hslanj.
The HSLANJ Group Licensing Initiative is funded in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00003-C with the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System. This project is also funded in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00004-C with the University of Maryland Baltimore.
After many years of hosting Quick Heath Data Online, the Office on Women’s Health has decided to close down the website. The website, www.healthstatus2020.com, will no longer be available after March 31, 2015.
In the meantime, we encourage you to save and download the special features including:
If you have questions, please email us.
You can continue to find free and reliable women’s health statistics online.
NISO Webinar: Experimenting with BIBFRAME: Reports from Early Adopters
Date: April 8, 2015
Time: 1 – 2:30 pm (ET)
ABOUT THE WEBINAR
In May 2011, the Library of Congress officially launched a new modeling initiative, Bibliographic Framework Initiative, as a linked data alternative to MARC. The Library then announced in November 2012 the proposed model, called BIBFRAME. Since then, the library world is moving from mainly theorizing about the BIBFRAME model to attempts to implement practical experimentation and testing. This experimentation is iterative, and continues to shape the model so that it’s stable enough and broadly acceptable enough for adoption.
In this webinar, several institutions will share their progress in experimenting with BIBFRAME within their library system. They will discuss the existing, developing, and planned projects happening at their institutions. Challenges and opportunities in exploring and implementing BIBFRAME in their institutions will be discussed as well.
Topics and speakers are:
- Experimental Mode: The National Library of Medicine and experiences with BIBFRAME– Nancy Fallgren, Metadata Specialist Librarian, National Library of Medicine
- Exploring BIBFRAME at a Small Academic Library– Jeremy Nelson, Metadata and Systems Librarian, Colorado College
- Linked Data for Libraries (LD4L)– Nancy Lorimer, Head, Metadata Dept., Stanford University Libraries
Registration is per site (access for one computer) and closes at 12:00 pm Eastern on APRIL 8. Discounts are available for NISO and NASIG members and students.
NISO Library Standards Alliance (LSA) members receive one free connection as part of membership and do not need to register. (The LSA member webinar contact will automatically receive the login information. Members are listed here:www.niso.org/about/roster/#library_standards_alliance. If you would like to become an LSA member and receive the entire year’s webinars as part of membership, information on joining is listed here: www.niso.org/about/join/alliance/.)
All webinar registrants and LSA webinar contacts receive access to the recorded version for one year. Visit the event webpage to register and for more information: http://www.niso.org/news/events/2015/webinars/bibframe_adopters/
Juliana Wood, Educational Programs Manager
National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
3600 Clipper Mill Road, Suite 302
Baltimore, Maryland 21211
Project: Body Apps: iPads for Undergrad Anatomy & Physiology Students
Awardee: Valerie Lynn / Penn State Hazleton, Hazleton, PA
Project: Healthy Libraries, Health Communities
Awardees: Nora Hardy / South Central Regional Library Council, Ithaca, NY
Project: Medical Library Technology Upgrade and Expansion
Awardee: Claire Joseph / Jules Redish Memorial Library, South Nassau Communities Hospital, Oceanside, NY
Details on each project available at: http://nnlm.gov/mar/training/lunch_schedule.html
Date / Time: March 26th / Noon – 1 pm (ET)
Online / No Registration Required
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) ToxLearn, Module II: Cells and Tissues: Injury and Repair is now available. It offers an introduction to biological molecules, cells, tissues, and organs, and to how they might be affected by toxicants. It also explains principles of cell damage and tissue repair and reviews physiological and morphological changes.
Created in partnership with the Society of Toxicology, ToxLearn is a multi-module online learning tool that provides an introduction to basic principles of toxicology. It can be used as a supplementary curriculum to a first-level undergraduate toxicology course and can assist users in interpreting search retrieval from NLM’s TOXNET databases.
ToxLearn Module I: Introduction to Toxicology and Dose-Response is also available. ToxLearn Modules 1 and 2 update some of the information in the earlier Tox Tutor.
The NCBI homepage has six new buttons on it: Submit, Download, Learn, Develop, Analyze, and Research. Each of these leads to an action page devoted to a particular set of services. These action pages allow easy access to the pages and resources you need to complete tasks. For instance, you can: Find information about the Entrez API; Find an upcoming NCBI webinar, Find an NCBI tool that designs PCR primers, and much more! On the new action pages, you’ll also see six categories in the header: Literature, Health, Genomes, Genes, Proteins, and Chemicals. These category pages highlight useful databases, tools and resources for each of the topics all in one place.
Also included is a blue Feedback button on the left side of the Download, Learn, Develop, and Analyze pages so that you can send comments to NCBI. More information about the new homepage will be released on NCBI News and to the blog, NCBI Insights.
This week on National Public Radio’s (NPR) All Things Considered was a story of what happened when Dr. Nancy Hardt, an OB-GYN, used data from Medicaid birth records to see where children were born into poverty in Gainesville, FL to try and identify ways to intervene and prevent poor childhood health outcomes. She was surprised to see a 1 square mile high-density ‘hot spot’ of births in dark blue appear in her map above. Dr. Hardt was encouraged to share her map with Sheriff Sadie Darnell, who pulled out a map of her own of Gainesville.
Sheriff Darnell’s map showed an exact overlay with the ‘hot spot’ on Dr. Hardt’s map of the highest crime rates in the city. By visiting the area they identified many things in the community that were barriers to good health including hunger, substandard housing, and a lack of medical care facilities – the closest location for uninsured patients was a 2 hour bus ride each way to the county health department. You’ll want to check out the rest of A Sheriff and A Doctor Team Up to Map Childhood Trauma to learn more about a mobile health clinic, what data from additional maps showed, and other steps they have taken since to help improve health outcomes for the community.
This story is the latest from the NPR series What Shapes Health, which was inspired in response to a recent Robert Wood Johnson Foundation poll about what beliefs and concerns Americans have regarding health. You can read an overview and download the full report of their results at http://www.rwjf.org/en/library/research/2015/01/what-shapes-health.html.
Presenter: Missy Harvey, Technology & Communication Coordinator, NN/LM MAR
Date / Time: March 23rd and 30th / 2 – 3:30 pm (ET)
Summary: Audience: Health Professionals, Information Professionals. This class is a fun, fast-paced, and informative update on today’s hottest technology trends. Content will be presented with a “can-do” focus intended to encourage participants to investigate at least one technology for implementation in their institution. 4 MLA CEs.