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Archive for May, 2013

Free Emergency Preparedness articles until May 31

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Dear Colleagues:

Just a reminder.

Free access to a dozen current clinical articles on emergency preparedness ends May 31.

I hope you find this information useful.

The original announcement, in case you missed it is as follows: These resources will be useful for clinicians for emergency preparedness from 2013 publications, several articles from an special issue of Southern Medical Journal, as well as articles from Journal of Burn Care & Research, and Journal of Trauma Nursing. Free access to this content will be made available until May 31st, 2013. You are welcome to inform clinicians in your institutions of this availability. Use this link to access the content: We will update this new “Disaster Planning and Emergency Preparedness Center” as appropriate. You are encouraged to link to it.

Southern Medical Journal Free access to nine articles in SMJ’s January 2013 special issue on Disaster Preparedness. The articles include real-life experiences with patient care in disaster situations to support physician and health care system preparedness, such as: physician’s ethical and legal responsibilities and challenges, engaging healthcare providers for disaster response planning, a new method for vertical hospital evacuations, simulation case scenarios to teach bioterrorism using Anthrax and Sarin, and caring for elderly adults for improved health outcomes during disaster recovery.

Journal of Burn Care & Research The March/April 2013 issue includes an expert panel white paper authored by experienced, active-practice burn surgeons and experts in surgical coding and is the first and only definitive and authoritative resource of burn-specific information developed for Medical Directors in government and third-party payer health care programs.

Journal of Trauma Nursing Free access to two articles with the latest peer-reviewed content for nursing professionals and all healthcare providers involved in trauma care, from first responder through rehabilitation. I hope this assists. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Michelle M. Volesko Brewer

michelle.brewer @

Librarian/Manager Market Intelligence

Wolters Kluwer Health Medical Research Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Ovid Technologies

333 Seventh Avenue, 20th FL

New York, NY 10001

646-674-6471 tel

646-660-5817 mobile


HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects 2013

Friday, May 24th, 2013

HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects 2013

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the solicitation of quotations from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects that will improve access to HIV/AIDS related health information for patients, the affected community, and their caregivers.

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

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

Emphasis 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 $40,000.

Quotations are due to NLM on Thursday, July 18, 2013.

The solicitation for the 2013 HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects is posted on the Federal Business Opportunities Web site

Full and Open:

Solicitation #: NIHLM2013704(B)


Small Businesses Set-Aside:

Solicitation #: NIHLM2013704(A)


Primary Point of Contact:
Keturah D. Busey, Business Opportunity Specialist
Phone: 301-496-6546
Fax: 301-402-8169

Secondary Point of Contact:
Robin D. Hope, Contracting Officer
Phone: 301-435-4379
Fax: 301-402-8169

Please Note: Refer to the Federal Business Opportunities ( Web site for notices, updates, and modifications to the HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Project 2013 RFQ.

Authors Needed-Special JMLA issue on Ethics

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013


I have been asked by Dixie Jones, current MLA President, to be the guest editor for a special issue of JMLA on ethics. The articles in this issue will consist of full length papers, systematic reviews, case studies or research reports and/or brief communications. You can find the Information for Authors here <>  for guidelines and descriptions of the types of  articles including full-length papers, brief communications and case studies. Be advised, that these will be research papers, not opinion pieces.

I am asking in this email if you might be interested in writing an article or know someone who might be interested. Some suggested topics include (but this is not an exhaustive list)

*        Research

*        Personnel (HR)

*        Collection Development

*        Scholarly Communication

*        Publishing

*        Licensing

*        Copyright

*        Retractions

*        Consumer Health

*        Other Suggestions

If you are interested, please contact me by June 30 with your proposed topic. If selected for consideration, authors will be required to submit a 200 word abstract to  me by August 30, 2013. Completed manuscripts should be submitted by February 1, 2014 and will go through the regular peer review process. Since Dixie and I will have already reviewed each manuscript, the peer review process should be expedited. The publication date for this issue is October 2014.

Please contact me if you have any questions or are interested in submitting an abstract. Please forward to anyone who you think might be interested in submitting an article.

Many thanks in advance.


Deborah Halsted, MLS, MA

Senior Associate Director, Operations

The Texas Medical Center Library

1133 John Freeman Blvd.

Houston, TX 77030


User survey – Images from the History of Medicine

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

The History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine
( is planning an upgrade to improve access to
and usage of its Images from the History of Medicine (IHM) database, the
main online access point to over 70,000 digital images from our historical

We invite you to take part in a brief survey at so we may better understand your
current use of IHM and what new features you would wish this resource to
offer in the future.

This survey has been approved by the National Library of Medicine’s Survey
Review process and responses will be anonymous.

For direct access to IHM, please visit

For more information about IHM, including its contents and development,
please visit:

Thank you for your participation.

Kenneth M. Koyle
Deputy Chief
History of Medicine Division
National Library of Medicine
National Institutes of Health
Department of Health and Human Services
Bethesda, MD


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