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New Video: NIH Manuscript Submission Process

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

The newest video on the NCBI YouTube channel, “Navigating the NIH Manuscript Submission Process,”  gives you detailed help with submitting, reviewing and approving your manuscript in the NIH Manuscript Submission (NIHMS) system. The NIHMS system supports manuscript depositing into PubMed Central (PMC) as required by the public access policies of NIH and other participating funding agencies. /ch

Directory–Federal Agency Data Sharing Requirements

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University Libraries, has released a new resource for tracking, comparing, and understanding U.S. federal funder research data sharing policies. This free tool, launched at datasharing.sparcopen.org, provides a detailed analysis of 16 federal agency responses to the directive issued by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) on Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Research. Specifically, the new resource focuses on how these agencies intend to make the digital data associated with the projects they fund available for access and reuse. On May 11, 2016 at at 1 pm MT / 2pm CT, SPARC will host a webcast with the authors behind the resource. There is no cost to the webcast, but registration is required.

View SPARC press release /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]

 

PubChem webinar on April 20th: New & Future Features

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

On April 20, 2016 at 1pm ET, NCBI staff will discuss features recently added to PubChem along with soon to come changes.

You can register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2150693495841803266

Look for a confirmation email what will have more detail on attending the webinar.

If you cant attend the live webinar you can view it on the NCBI YouTube channel along with related materials

More about PubChem:

  • Provides information on the biological activities of small molecules.
  • Is organized as three linked databases within the NCBI’s Entrez information retrieval system – PubChem Substance, PubChem Compound, and PubChem BioAssay.
  • Also provides a fast chemical structure similarity search tool.

Useful Links:
* NCBI Webinars and Courses: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/home/coursesandwebinars.shtml
* PubChem: https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/
* NCBI YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/NCBINLM

 

The above annoucement came from the following sources:

ncbi-announce mailing list
ncbi-announce@ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/mailman/listinfo/ncbi-announce

jb

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 https://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/zikavirus.html, 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. https://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/dismeetings.html#previous16 .

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. https://videocast.nih.gov/summary.asp?Live=18666&bhcp=1    [jh]

Announcing 2016-2017 Professional Development Award

Monday, April 4th, 2016

The NN/LM MidContinental Region is offering Professional Development Awards for educational events taking place May 1, 2016 – April 30, 2017. Priority will be given to professional development in the areas of clinical big data, emerging technologies, health information literacy, and effective health science librarianship practices. Learn more about application requirements at: http://nnlm.gov/mcr/funding/profdev.html. Questions? Contact Christian Minter at christian.minter@unmc.edu.

Full Text Resource

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

This year we’re attempting to make member aware of full text resources that are available online at any time.  A possibility is the Free Online Full-text Articles feature available from HighWire Press. According to them  “… largest archive of free full-text science on Earth!” They have more than 2.4 million articles available. When browsing the website one can see that some of the biomedical journal titles are immediately free and others are embargoed for 1 year. One may browse or search by title or topic. It may be worth a look.  [jh]

New Librarians in Oz Game Available

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Attention all Librarians in Oz game players!  Now is your chance to “Deliver the Doughnuts” and work on your library promotion skills.  Come to Quadling Country and learn how to create the “one-pager” – an essential tool for informing your institutional colleagues about your skills and resources.  Will you accept the challenge to get out and introduce others to the skills of the librarian?  Can you “Deliver the Doughnuts”?

To accept this challenge, go to http://nnlm.gov/ntc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=835  (bbj)

PMC: Public Access Expansion

Friday, March 25th, 2016

From NLM:

As of March 2015, the following additional agencies are using the NIH Manuscript Submission (NIHMS) system to facilitate the deposit in PMC of peer-reviewed manuscripts that fall under their public access policies:

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC/HHS),
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA/HHS),
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Additionally, the following additional HHS and other federal agencies have announced public access plans and have committed to using PMC as the repository for agency-funded publications:

  • Administration for Community Living (ACL/HHS)
  • Agency for Healthcare Research Quality (AHRQ/HHS)
  • Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR/HHS)
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Last month marked the third anniversary of the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) memorandum directing Federal agencies with more than $100 million in annual research and development (R&D) expenditures to develop plans for increasing public access to the results of the research they support, including scholarly publications. As a result of this directive, in 2015, PMC started providing support as a public access repository for funding agencies beyond the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)./ch

NLM Accepting Proposals for HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects 2016

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the solicitation of quotations from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects for improving HIV/AIDS information access for patients and the affected community as well as their caregivers and the general public. Patients and the affected community need access to the most up-to-date and accurate health information to effectively manage and make informed decisions about their health.  Health care providers and health educators also need access to the most current information to provide the highest quality of care. NLM is committed to assisting organizations in accessing the spectrum of information resources and services that are currently available.  The NLM is particularly interested in proposals with creative and different approaches to disseminate information to populations that have a disproportionate prevalence of HIV/AIDS infections in the United States. Emphasis is on increasing the awareness and utilization of NLM online health and medical resources in the HIV/AIDS Community through the use of innovative and evidence-based projects.

Projects must involve two or more of the following information access categories:

  • Information retrieval;
  • Skills development;
  • Resource development and dissemination; and/or
  • Equipment Acquisition.

Significance is placed upon the following types of organizations or arrangements for developing these programs:

  • Community-based organizations (CBOs) or patient advocacy groups currently providing HIV/AIDS related serves to the affected community;
  • Public libraries serving communities in the provision of HIV/AIDS-related information and resources;
  • Health departments or other local, municipal, or state agencies working to improve public health;
  • Faith-based organizations currently providing HIV/AIDS-related services; and/or
  • Multi-type consortia of the above-listed organizations that may be in existence or formed specifically for this project.

Awards are offered for up to $50,000.

Quotations are due to NLM on June 13, 2016.

The solicitation for the 2016 HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects is posted on the Federal Business Opportunities Web site:  https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=7bd801a122e7294ac7dca13444056f1b&tab=core&_cview=0

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