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Archive for September, 2005

RX for Survival: PBS Series on Public Health

Thursday, September 29th, 2005

“Rx for Survival”, a six-part PBS television series on public health concerns will air November 1-3, 2005. The series is the cornerstone of a pioneering multimedia project designed to create an understanding of the importance of global health issues in our lives and inspire Americans to get involved in addressing serious health issues. (more…)

Electronic Document Delivery: Funding Available!

Tuesday, September 27th, 2005

Over the past two years, email delivery of documents has increased from 4.5% to 27%, and document delivery by mail has dropped from 64% to 36%.

Are you looking for financial assistance in implementing or improving EDD at your library? Five awards of up to $2,000 each are now available from the NN/LM PNR for DOCLINE libraries in AK, ID, MT, OR, and WA. This funding is to support implementation of Internet and/or Web EDD service or improvement of existing EDD services. Purchase of computers or printers is outside the scope of this award. This funding can be used for:

* scanning or document imaging equipment and/or
* software for Internet or Web-based transmission of documents

Need some ideas or inspiration? Since 2003, 12 libraries in the Pacific Northwest Region have been successful in securing funding in order to improve their EDD. Read about some of them here.

Submissions are due on October 31, 2005. For a link to the online submission form and more information, please visit the full announcement at our website. Note: links to outdated information have been removed.

Questions? Please email Andrea Ryce (

PNR EFTS Update: 2 new members

Tuesday, September 13th, 2005


EFTS (Electronic Fund Transfer System) welcomes two new members in the Pacific Northwest Region:

Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center
Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center
Kissler Family Health Sciences Library
Boise, ID
Joined 05/19/2006

Oregon Health & Science University
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, OR
Joined 06/23/06

Interested in joining? Please contact EFTS or Patricia Devine for more information.

LinkOut: Localize PubMed Results for your Library Users

Tuesday, September 13th, 2005

Overheard at the reference desk: “I only want to see results in PubMed that the library has full-text access to – either online or in the library.” Now you can astound and impress your library users with a filter tab personalized to your library. All it takes is a shared My NCBI account and a few minutes of your time. (more…)