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Archive for July, 2010

Rendezvous: Experimenting Outside the Information Center

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Edit: A recording of the Rendezvous is now available at

Curious about the work of biotechnology librarians and learning more about the e-science field?

Don’t miss our free RML Rendezvous webcast on Wednesday, July 14th at 1pm Pacific time (2pm Mountain, noon Alaska) at or view a closed-captioned recording that will be posted afterward at the Rendezvous page.

Betsy Rolland, Project Manager at the Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center, and Emily Glenn, Librarian & Information Specialist at Seattle BioMedical Research Institute, will reprise their Special Libraries Association annual meeting presentation “Experimenting Outside the Information Center: Non-Traditional Roles for Information Professionals in Biomedical Research” They will discuss what is meant by embedded biotechnology librarians, present an overview of their research, discuss their results, and welcome your questions during the webcast.

We look forward to seeing you at the Rendezvous!

New EFTS Funding Opportunity

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

The NN/LM PNR announces a new award (up to $200) to promote participation in the  Electronic Fund Transfer System (EFTS).

EFTS, a joint effort between the National Library of Medicine and the University of Connecticut, is a system used by health sciences libraries to process payment of document delivery transactions. From a tab within DOCLINE, EFTS members easily build a transaction file and submit it for payment. EFTS eliminates the need to produce invoices or write checks. Benefits of EFTS participation include reduced costs, improved cash flow, reduction of human error, increased efficiency, and reports of transactions.

Not yet convinced? Read comments from satisfied users.

EFTS membership is free, and regular deposits are made to maintain a balance in members’ accounts to pay for transactions. If you are not yet a member of EFTS, apply for these funds to get started. If you already are a member and would like to expand your document delivery services to a new group, consider applying as well. See the full funding announcement for more information.