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New Full Text Access Feature in PubMed

With LinkOut you can now add an icon for full-text articles deposited at your institutional repository (IR).  Libraries can promote their IR content and the research publications of their institutions by participating. An icon will appear for publications that are not available free from the journal or Pubmed Central (PMC). This should increase the number of citations with links to free full-text.  For details on how the IR LinkOut works and how to add your IR content see the NLM Technical Bulletin Mar-April 2017 issue.

Current participants include: Cornell University – Hathi Trust, University of California, Universitat Gottingen, and University of Michigan Library. /ch

 

 

Needed: C-suite leaders needed to advance cost impact of the librarian study

Please recruit your C-Suite (CFO/CEO/CMO/CIO/COO) hospital leaders for a 30 minute (max) interview with our health economist, Kari Jones PhD. The conversations with these leaders are crucial in carrying out this cost impact study.

Dr. Jones wants to talk to a chief … about the feasibility of the methodology she has developed and how it may be implemented in the hospital environment from the hospital leadership perspective. She respects the challenging schedules of these individuals and will be very efficient in carrying out the interview. In the phone conversation she will:

  • describe the study
  • solicit level of interest in the study results
  • elicit caveats or limitations on the proposed methodology
  • assess preparedness to participate in the study (availability of cost data)

Do you have someone(s) at your hospital or medical center who would be willing to talk to Dr. Jones? We need your help in setting up a phone conversation. Feel free to talk to your chief… about the study, being interviewed, and pass on Kari’s name before you send us the contact information. A description of the study is downloadable from our web site.

What we need from you is:

  • The individual to be interviewed: name, title, email address, phone number.
  • Administrative person who schedules appointments for the executive: name, title, email address, phone number.

Please forward the information to Claire Hamasu, chamasu@rml4.utah.edu Interviews will be scheduled for April.

Your assistance is enormously appreciated! /ch

NNLM Membership Renewal Drive Extended

The deadline for NNLM members, in the MidContinental Region,  to renew their memberships has been extended to March 24, 2017.  Please submit the online form emailed to your institution as soon as possible.   If you are in a NNLM member institution and  are the director or designated NNLM contact person, you should have received an email invitation to complete a brief online form.  The current membership period is from May 1, 2016 to April 30, 2021.

Renewing member institutions will receive a printed NNLM member certificate in the mail and instructions for accessing their member profile in the NNLM Members Directory.  Inquiries may directed to Jim Honour, Member Services Coordinator, or to your state coordinator.     [jh]

4 PubMed Enhancements

NLM announced four new enhancements for Pubmed:

  1. Conflict of Interest statements, when supplied by the publisher, are available below the abstract.
  2. Editorial Expression of Concern, formerly in comments, will be explicitly labeled in the abstract display. Expressions of concern are used to raise awareness that the article may be unreliable due to a possible problem. The Council of Science Editors has a more complete definition of the phrase.
  3. The Per Page menu  (number of citations per page) now  appears at the top of the results list.
  4. Wording for the status tag “PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE” will now read “Indexed for MEDLINE.” The Abstract display in PubMed will include a status tag only if the citation is indexed for MEDLINE. To see additional status tags view the MEDLINE and XML displays.

For more information and to see examples of these changes see the NLM Technical Bulletin Mar-Apr 2017 issue.  /ch

MCR Voices Podcast: Interview of Deb Ward

The MCR Voices interview of Deb Ward, Director of the J Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library at the University of Missouri is now available!  Listen to see what Deb has to say that can apply to your library practice.  The podcast is available at https://youtu.be/suEa1lEdo3g  Be sure to vote and gives us a “thumbs up” if this podcast presents something new or useful to you.  (bbj)

 

 

NNLM MCR Membership Renewal Drive Launched

The NNLM MidContinental Region  kicked-off its online membership renewal drive on Friday, March 3, 2017.  If you are in a NNLM member institution and  are the director or designated NNLM contact person, you should have received an email invitation to complete a brief online form.  The current membership period is from May 1, 2016 to April 30, 2021.

Renewing member institutions will receive a printed NNLM member certificate in the mail and instructions for accessing their member profile in the NNLM Members Directory.  Inquiries may directed to Jim Honour, Member Services Coordinator, or to your state coordinator.     [jh]

DOCLINE Users: Services That May Be of Interest

MedPrint – Medical Serials Print Preservation Program is a initiative of the NNLM and NLM  to preserve print journal titles. Health sciences library across the country are encouraged to commit to holding selected titles in print format.

The Electronic Funds Transer System (EFTS) is used by more than 1,300 institutions across the country. A couple of advantages are that it can streamline interlibrary loan billing/payment processes  and reduce human error. Users can generate monthly reports. Click on the link above to learn more.

Loansome Doc connects libraries to unaffiliated health professionals and the public.  Patrons can order articles from DOCLINE libraries via the Loansome Doc portal and from those libraries agreeing to be Loansome Doc providers.  Any DOCLINE participating library is encourage to be a provider. Discover how to become a provider by contacting the National DOCLINE Coordination Office (NDCO)

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Reminder: What’s New on REMM

From the REMM Listserv:

Since the last REMM (Radiation Emergency Medical Management) update in August, 2016,  the US government has released several very important documents. We have incorporated them into REMM and wanted to let you know. To find them easily, visit the “What’s New on REMM?

They are also listed here:

The REMM Team has made other key updates to REMM, and we will continue to do so.

An update to Mobile REMM is also coming soon.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

The REMM Team

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Share Feedback on Movement-Based Programs in Your Public Library

The “Let’s Move! Libraries” project is studying movement-based programs in public libraries (i.e. yoga, tai chi, Zumba, StoryWalks, music & movement, walking groups, etc.). If you work in a public library, please consider taking a few minutes to provide feedback on programs and services offered at your library. The goal of this project is to strengthen work already underway in public libraries to get communities up and moving. Results from the study will be shared on the project website in Fall 2017.

To participate in the study, visit: https://uncg.qualtrics.com/jfe3/form/SV_eJ3QZdjTvMLVM1v

To learn more about “Let’s Move! Libraries,” visit: http://www.letsmovelibraries.org/

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MedlinePlus Reaches 1,000th Health Topic

A major milestone was recently reached as MedlinePlus.gov launched its 1,000th health topic page. The topic that lifted the site to that number was “Eye Care.”

Since its launch in 1998, MedlinePlus has steadily added new topics to respond to the growing needs of the public for reliable, up-to-date health information. The demand for additional health topics grew with the 2010 launch of MedlinePlus Connect, a service that links Electronic Health Records and other Health IT systems to targeted information from MedlinePlus. Today, over a million people visit MedlinePlus daily and benefit from the health topic pages, a medical encyclopedia, health news, surgery videos, a medical dictionary and much more. A Spanish language version of the site, MedlinePlus en español, premiered in 2002.

[From NLM News]

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