MedPrint is a joint initiative of the NN/LM and the National Library of Medicine to retain and preserve biomedical literature in print format. DOCLINE users indicate their commitment to hold a title they have in print by choosing the radio button in a journal title’s record in their serial holdings – “Will hold title for national commitment“. The NLM runs reports and if it’s a title that they still need, and if most of the issues in your title are complete, they will ask you to sign an agreement. Every MedPrint participant agrees to hold the title(s) for 25 years. It’s a long time, but it will help ensure that journal articles are accessible since access to copies in the electronic environment cannot not always be guaranteed. If you are concerned about accessibility and want to participate you can read more about the program here
Retro gaming is returning. You’ll find Pokeman Go in Des Moines, but even more important you’ll find Pac-man at the Joint Meeting! Yes, Ghost Barriers will be converging on the conference on Monday October 24, 2016 for NN/LM Pac-Man vs Ghosts: Librarians Overcome Barriers. You’ll be introduced to the RML staff of the MidContinental and Greater Midwest Regions. You’ll merge with them to battle the Ghost Barriers in the Des Moines Exhibit Hall from noon to 1:30pm. Victory will be won with strategies that overcome the challenges we face in being effective professionals. Don’t miss out on the action! /ch
The final rules (link is external) for ClinicalTrials.gov were recently released. Do you help colleagues who submit information to ClinicalTrials.gov or do you want to have a better understanding about what these rules require? The National Library of Medicine invites you to three live webinars on the final rule for Clinical Trials Registration and Results Information Submission (42 CFR part 11). The sessions will be recorded.
Link to Webinar Registration
- September 27, 2016, 11-12:30MT, 12 – 1:30pmCT – a broad overview of the final rule, including the compliance and effective dates.
- October 5, 2016, 11-12MT, 12 – 1pmCT – requirement for registering clinical trials
- October 11, 2016, 11-12MT, 12 – 1pmCT – requirements for submitting results /ch
A beta version of the Medical Subjects Heading (MeSH) Browser is ready for testing. The beta version will be available for approximately two months, until mid-November.
Both the current browser and the beta version will access the same data so that users can compare the search and retrieval functionality between the two systems. The new version is being developed to take advantage of new technology and improve functionality.
NLM would like your feedback on the beta version of the MeSH Browser during the test period. Please send comments and questions to NLM Customer Service with “MeSH Browser beta version” in the Subject field. /ch
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today issued a final rule (link is external) that specifies requirements for registering certain clinical trials and submitting summary results information to ClinicalTrials.gov. The new rule expands the legal requirements for submitting registration and results information. At the same time, the National Institutes of Health has issued a complementary policy (link is external) for registering and submitting summary results information to ClinicalTrials.gov for all NIH-funded trials, including those not subject to the final rule. A news release includes links that provides summaries and a table to better understand the changes.
Important elements of the final rule include:
- Providing a checklist for evaluating which clinical trials are subject to the regulations and who is responsible for submitting required information;
- Expanding the scope of trials for which summary results information must be submitted to include trials involving FDA-regulated products that have not yet been approved, licensed, or cleared by the FDA;
- Requiring additional registration and summary results information data elements to be submitted to ClinicalTrials.gov, including the race and ethnicity of trial participants, if collected, and the full protocol;
- Requiring additional types of adverse event information; and
- Providing a list of potential legal consequences for non-compliance. /ch
NLM has published an FAQ about the MEDLINE and non-MEDLINE content of the Hospital Literature Index, the Hospital and Health Administration Index, the Index to Dental Literature, and the International Nursing Index. These abstracting and indexing publications are no longer published and you may be debating whether to keep them or not. The FAQ offers some things to consider. /ch
Health Promotion through Health Observances in Your Community / Friday, September 16, 10-11AM MT, 12-1PM ET. Presenter: Lydia N Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator, NN/LM MAR
Description: Health Promotion focuses on enabling communities to have the tools to improve their health. In this session learn about a variety of health and wellness tools that can be used to provide members of your community with strategies of how to maintain healthy lifestyles using health observances to create a culture of health awareness. Through the use of National Health Observances, community and faith-based agencies, health departments, libraries, schools and health care providers can help raise awareness about important health topics. Get ready for the 2017 calendar year now by learning about ready-to-use resources such as toolkits, slideshows, social media materials and more. /da
Participants will receive 1 MLA CE.
Details and Registration: https://nnlm.gov/mar/training/register.html%20?schedule_id=4059
NLM is looking for candidates to apply for two vacancies, Head of the National Network Coordinating Office of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine and Chief of the Public Services Division. Both are important leadership positions for candidates looking to contribute to NLM’s programs and mission as it moves into the strategic planning process with their new Director, Dr. Patti Brennan.
For more information, refer to the NLM web site or watch these videos which briefly describe each of the programs and how to apply for a federal job.
Both jobs are posted on USAJobs.gov and linked on the NLM Job Openings page until September 19, 2016. Job openings at NLM are typically only open for five days. Both are GS15 level positions, with a salary range of $128,082-$160,300. If you have questions about applying for these positions, please contact Sheri Liggett, PHR, 301-402-7521, or email@example.com /ch
The Radiation Emergency Medical Manage (REMM) Website Team announced a major content update effective August 2016. Here is what’s new on REMM. Visit the website and learn more about this valuable tool for healthcare providers! [jh]