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Archive for March, 2005

Emergency Responders Get WISER from NLM

Tuesday, March 15th, 2005

The National Library of Medicine has announced the release of a PDA software tool designed to help first responders when they arrive at a hazardous material (Hazmat) incident, such as a chemical spill. WISER (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders) provides the emergency responder with critical information on hazardous substances, including physical characteristics, human health data, and containment and suppression information.

The operational versions of WISER for Palm OS and for Pocket PC are now available without charge for downloading to users’ PDAs at http :// . A desktop version will be available later this spring, and a web-based version is also being developed.

The full press release can be found at:
http ://

Want to Know Which Libraries Own a Book? Use Google or Yahoo!

Friday, March 11th, 2005

by Susan Barnes, Network Resources Coordinator
NN/LN Pacific Northwest Region

When you want to borrow a book, or get a copy of some pages from it, try Google or Yahoo Search . OCLC’s Open WorldCat program makes library holdings information available via these search engines.