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Archive for August, 2010

Space Still Available! Quite the Production: Getting Started with Podcasts, Screencasts, and Video

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

[Update 9/3/10:  The class is now full. Please contact Nikki if you would like to be placed on a waiting list for this or future sessions.]

Alison and Nikki are hard at work putting the finishing touches on a new distance education class, Quite the Production: Getting Started with Podcasts, Screencasts, and Video. We first told you about this class on August 9, and guess what? There are still spaces available!

This free class will provide an introduction to using web-based multimedia broadcast channels for outreach and education. Participants will learn about the basic technology involved and how to develop good content along with tips on effective vocal delivery of your message. By the end of the course participants will develop, record, edit and upload a basic podcast, screencast, and/or video.

To register, to go

Still not convinced? Here’s a promotional video we made to entice you:

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Funding Opportunities from NIH

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Funding Opportunities 2011 NIH Director’s Award Programs:
Transformative Research Projects, Pioneer, and New Innovator Awards

NIH Director’s Transformative Research Projects Award Program
Announcing funding for Transformative Research Projects (T-R01) Award Program:

  • Exceptionally innovative, high risk, original and/or unconventional research
  • Clinical, basic, and/or behavioral/social science research projects
  • Up to $25 million total costs per year for a single project
  • One-third of total funding budget geared to projects with more than $1 Million in direct costs.


Rendezvous: All Dressed Up With Places To Go

Friday, August 13th, 2010

Join us for the next RML Rendezvous on August 18, 2010, at 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time. This is a free, web-based interactive session.

Learn about the newly redesigned MedlinePlus from the comfort and convenience of your workspace. Gail Koaume, Consumer Health Coordinator at the NN/LM PNR, will demonstrate new features and capabilities of this health consumer-focused resource. Don’t miss “All Dressed Up With Places To Go! The New Face of MedlinePlus.”

Update [8-19-20]:  The recording of  “All Dressed Up With Places to Go! The New Face of MedlinePlus” is now available.  Also see the MedlinePlus Theater Demo from the Medical Libary Association Conference in May 2010 for more info.

New MedlinePlus FAQ: Where Did My Favorite Link Go?

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Medline Plus

Where can you find your favorite link from the old MedlinePlus homepage on the new homepage?  The National Library of Medicine released a new FAQ page for – Where can I find my favorite link from the old homepage on the new homepage?  From the site, you can click on a link on the old homepage to see where it’s moved to on the new homepage.  If you haven’t visited MedlinePlus yet, check it out.  And send your questions and comments to the MedlinePlus team via the Contact Us link that appears on every page.

Help Develop PubMed Search Strategies for Healthy People 2020

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Librarians/Information Professionals are needed to help develop PubMed search strategies for the Healthy People 2020 Information Access Project. (more…)

New Look for PubMed Abstract Display

Monday, August 9th, 2010

Certain abstracts in PubMed will now be formatted for easier readability. One fourth of the abstracts currently added to MEDLINE follow the Structured Abstract format with headings for BACKGROUND, OBJECTIVE, METHODS, RESULTS, and CONCLUSIONS. These section will appear in the abstracts. (more…)