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Archive for August, 2009

Support for browser IE6 ends Aug 31, 2009

Monday, August 24th, 2009

Why the change?

As the cost for maintaining multiple versions of internet browsers continues to rise, software developers Microsoft and Mozilla have begun to scale back support for older “legacy” versions of their browsers. Narrowing the focus of support to one or two versions of code offers immediate benefits to developers: increased efficiencies in both maintenance and resources at reduced expense.

NLM plans to follow suit by limiting technical support for their DOCLINE and Loansome Doc applications to the following internet browsers:

  1. Internet Explorer 7.x (IE7)
  2. Internet Explorer 8.x (IE8)
  3. Firefox 3.5

Technical support for Internet Explorer 6.x (IE6) will end officially on August 31, 2009.

What if I am unable to upgrade?

If you have used DOCLINE successfully with your current browser, there is no reason why you cannot continue to do so; however, NLM and the NN/LM will no longer provide technical support after the August deadline. NLM does not recommend the use of non-supported browsers with DOCLINE.

How can I tell what version of Internet Explorer I am using?

METHOD A: Check icons

  • If your Internet Explorer icon is a “blue e” encircled by a blue ring, then you’re using IE6 and you will want to upgrade;
  • If your Internet Explorer icon is a “blue e” encircled by a yellow ring, then you’ve already upgraded to IE7 or IE8.

METHOD B1:  Check the version number for Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer; scroll to the very top.
  2. In the menu bar, click “Help”.
  3. Click “About Internet Explorer”; a dialog box appears with the version of IE you are using.

METHOD B2:  Check the version number for Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox; scroll to the very top.
  2. In the menu bar, click “Help”.
  3. Click “About Mozilla Firefox”; a dialog box appears with the version of Firefox you are using.

How do I upgrade the browser on my workstation?

Select one of the following two links to download an upgrade to your browser:

What if I’m a QuickDOC user?

NLM is aware that currently there is no technical support for the QuickDoc user community. If you are concerned about what impact upgrading your browser will have on QuickDoc functionality, please post your concerns to the QuickDOC-L listserv. Most likely, other QuickDoc users have already experienced a certain measure of success updating their own browsers.

Educause’s Top 10 IT Trends

Friday, August 14th, 2009

Check out the Top 10 IT Trends form Educause for 2009!

Harry Potter’s World Exhibit

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

Congratulations to the Central Connecticut State University Burritt Library  in New Britain, CT on being selected to host “Harry Potter’s World” exhibit from the National Library of Medicine from October 4, 2009 – November 14, 2009.    The exhibit, “Harry Potter’s World:  Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine” explores Harry Potter’s world, its roots in Renaissance science and the ethical questions that affected not only the wizards in J.K. Rowling’s books, but also the historical thinkers featured in the series.  The exhibit highlights the work of 15th and 16th century alchemists, naturalists and occultists and explores the intersection between Harry Potter novels and Renaissance thinkers, lore and practices.

PubMed Redesign Presentation August 26th

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region (MAR), New England Region(NER), and Southeast Atlantic Region (SE/A) will present a live webinar on the upcoming National Library of Medicine PubMed page redesign. David Gillikin, Chief of NLM’s Bibliographic Services, will review the draft design for the new search results page and abstract view in PubMed. This webinar is a repeat of the presentation at the NLM Online Users’ Meeting at the Medical Library Association’s annual conference in May.

IMPORTANT: This webinar is free and open to NN/LM members in the MAR, NER, and SE/A regions only. Because participation is limited, we ask that you do not forward this message to individuals outside the MAR, NER, and SE/A areas. This webinar will be offered separately in other regions.

No pre-registration is required. Participation will be open on a first come, first served basis.
***Admission to the session will close 5 minutes after the start time of 2:00pm***

Meeting Name: PubMed Redesign MAR, NER, SEA
When: Wednesday, 08/26/2009, 2:00-3:00 pm

To join the meeting: Log in early(up to 15 minutes before the class start time) by using this link:

Note: This will get you to the visual portion of the presentation.

To get the audio: After joining the meeting, a pop up window will ask for your phone number. This will allow the system to call you.
If you need to manually dial into the meeting: Call 1-877-239-6389, Pass-Code: 265688

TEST YOUR CONNECTION AHEAD OF TIME: If you have never attended an Adobe Connect Pro meeting before, please test your connection prior to the webinar:

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