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Disaster Information Specialist Monthly Webinar

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

From the DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB email list:

TOPIC:  “CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives) Response Efforts and Information Training”

John Koerner, MPH, CIH, Chief of the CBRNE Branch at the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will discuss how ASPR and other HHS agencies prepare for and respond to CBRNE incidents. The webinar will also include an introduction and demonstration of the new online CBRNE information training class developed by NLM Disaster Health.

Free and open to everyone

Thursday May 12, 2016 at 1:30 pm ET

Log-in instructions:
To join the meeting, click on
Event password: 1234

Audio conference information:
To receive a call back, provide your phone number when you join the event, or call the number below and enter the access code.
Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada): 1-877-668-4493
Call-in toll number (US/Canada): 1-650-479-3208
Access code: 621 951 676

If asked for your Attendee ID Number and you do not see one appear on the screen, just hit # on your phone and you will be connected.


DOCLINE Users: New Support Procedures

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Starting  May 1, 2016,   user support for DOCLINE changed to  NN/LM DOCLINE Coordination Office (NDCO) with Ashley Cuffia as the lead.

The office is hosted by the Southeastern/Atlantic Region at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library of the University of Maryland Baltimore Campus.  All DOCLINE  and related customer service (including training and LinkOut assistance) will be combined.; the NN/LM regions will no longer be the contacts for questions/problems/ concerns.

For customer service you may contact the NDCO at (410)706-4173  or via email .  [jh]

Images from the NLM History of Medicine

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Looking for medical images? Images from the History of Medicine (IHM), launched in Open-iSM, the National Library of Medicine’s open access biomedical image search engine from the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications (LHNCBC).  Open-iSM enables search and retrieval of abstracts and images from open source literature and biomedical image collections. Read the full article in Circulating Now. /ch

Disaster Literature Database Reaches Milestone

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Recently the Disaster LitSM database added its 10,000th record on the clinical and public health aspects of natural disasters, human-caused disasters, terrorism, disease outbreaks, and other public health emergencies.

Disaster Lit describes and links to reports, webinars, training, conferences, factsheets and other documents that are not commercially published. Disaster Lit complements the journal literature in PubMed and the resources for the public in MedlinePlus. Materials are carefully selected by National Library of Medicine (NLM) medical librarians and subject experts from nearly 1,000 approved sources and provide current awareness for health professionals, first responders, and emergency planners who have disaster health responsibilities.

Newest content is sent daily to nearly 14,000 subscribers to RSS, Twitter, email subscriptions, and the DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB listserv. Disaster Lit plays a key role in collecting the earliest available trusted medical guidance soon after a disaster event or disease outbreak, often long before the same guidance can be published in peer-reviewed medical journals.   [jh]


IsisCB Explore: Open Access History of Science Resource

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

IsisCB Explore is a research tool for the history of science, technology, and medicine. It is designed for students, scholars, librarians, and the general public. It is a completely open access service made possible by the History of Science Society with support from the University of Oklahoma. The site is still in beta form and development is ongoing.

Key features include:

  • Nearly 200,000 interlinked bibliographic citations to books, chapters, articles, dissertations, and reviews from the Isis Bibliography of the History of Science 1974 to present. Annually updated.
  • An authority index of over 150,000 curated entries. Includes historical concepts, persons, and institutions. Also indexes scholars, publishers, journals, and degree granting institutions.
  • A navigation interface built specifically for history of science research. Enables focused searches on ancient, medieval, modern and non-Western topics.
  • A state-of-the-art network architecture with complex interlinking of citation and authority records.
  • Integrated social media tools, including public user comments as well as Twitter and Facebook sharing.
  • User accounts with the ability to save searches.
  • Zotero integration. Allows users to save individual citations as well as collected results.
  • Automated access, with a REST API.
  • A search widget for your website.
  • Coming soon: A link resolver, giving library patrons immediate access to your library’s holdings.

There are some instructional videos on the IsisCB Explore YouTube Channel. The introductory video gives you a quick overview. You can find more information about the history of the Isis Bibliography on the main site:

From the H-Sci-Med-Tech listserv.


MCR Phone Changes

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

As of May 1, 2016, the MCR 800 number will no longer be used. The MCR offices may be reached by calling 801-587-3412.  Coordinators can also be reached at their direct phone numbers or by email.

Social Media Audit – Final Day

Monday, April 11th, 2016

Tuesday, April 12, 2016. This is the last day. Have you completed the questionnaire on how you use social media and how you would like the NN/LM MCR to use social media? Tuesday is the last day to send us your information. Thanks to the many members who have already given us their feedback.

Click on the online questionnaire link to get to the questionnaire. It only takes 5 minutes to complete. We’d like to hear from you! /ch

Information Resources: Zika Virus and Ebola

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

From the DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB email list:

Zika Virus Web Page Updates

The Zika Virus Health Information Resource Guide, available at, is kept up to date as new information sources are identified.

Zika Virus Response and Information Resources Webinar

On March 10, 2016, we hosted the Director of CDC’s Division of Public Health Information Dissemination and Senior Consultant to CDC’s Zika Response, Dr. Sonja Rasmussen, who provided a Zika response update. .

Future Historical Collections: Archiving the 2014 Ebola Outbreak

Christie Moffatt, archivist at the NLM History of Medicine Division, recently spoke about NLMs efforts on gathering and preserving the news and information generated on the Web during the 2014-15 Ebola outbreak.    [jh]

Free Workshop on NLM Disaster Information Resources

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

A free workshop on National Library of Medicine (NLM) Disaster Information Resources (WISER, REMM, CHEMM, & TOXNET) will be provided in Kansas City from 1-5pm on Apirl 22, 2016Lunch is provided.

To register, please go to

This is one of a series of workshops on the same topic sponsored by a NLM information dissemination grant. The other three workshops will be held in St. Louis, Columbia, and Springfield, MO. The announcement email will be sent out once the dates are finalized.  (bbj)

Social Media Audit Step 2 – Now

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Last week, each of the key contacts at our Network member institutions was sent an email with a link to our social media questionnaire. Thanks to all of you who  submitted your response back to us! For those of you who haven’t, this is a reminder that we want to hear back from you–it only takes 5 minutes.

Each of the questionnaire recipients was asked to forward the email to other professionals in their organizations. If you haven’t been forwarded a copy of the email but would like to contribute to our social media audit click, on our online questionnaire link to get to the questionnaire.  Our new deadline for responses is Tuesday, April 12, 2016./ch