PubMed was first released two decades ago in January 1996 as an experimental database under the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) retrieval system. The word “experimental” was dropped from the Web site in April 1997, and on June 26, 1997, a Capitol Hill Press conference officially announced free MEDLINE access via PubMed. PubMed continued to evolve and improve over the years and in the future has plans that include a new PubMed data management system that will streamline data submission for publishers and provide an interface for immediate correction of citation errors. Read more about PubMed’s timeline and milestones in the May-June, 2016 issues of the NLM Technical Bulletin
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National Institutes of Health Director Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD, announced today that Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD will be the next director of the National Library of Medicine (NLM).
Per the NIH News release, Dr. Brennan comes to NLM from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she is the Lillian L. Moehlman Bascom Professor at the School of Nursing and College of Engineering. She also leads the Living Environments Laboratory at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery that develops new ways for effective visualization of high dimensional data.
On behalf of the Pacific Northwest Region of the NN/LM, we welcome this exciting announcement and look forward to working with Dr. Brennan in her new role. As noted by NLM Acting Director, Betsy Humphreys, Dr. Brennan’s expertise and experience—and her focus on developing health information systems that support patients, caregivers, and the general public—are a great fit for NLM at this point in the Library’s history.
NLM History of Medicine Lecture on April 12: The Analog Patient: Imagining Medicine at a Distance in the Television EraTuesday, April 5th, 2016
You are invited to join the next National Library of Medicine History of Medicine lecture, which will be live-streamed on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 from 8:00am to from 9:00am PT.
Jeremy Greene, MD, PhD, will speak on “The Analog Patient: Imagining Medicine at a Distance in the Television Era.” Dr. Greene is Associate Professor of Medicine and the History of Medicine, Elizabeth Treide and A. McGehee Harvey Chair in the History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Greene’s presentation is part of Images & Texts in Medical History: A Workshop in Methods, Tools, & Data from the Digital Humanities, a program hosted by the NLM, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and made possible through a multi-institutional collaboration involving the NLM, NEH, Virginia Tech, the Wellcome Library, and the Wellcome Trust. Learn more about the workshop through its web site http://medicalhistworkshop.org/.
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the solicitation of quotations from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects for improving HIV/AIDS information access for patients and the affected community as well as their caregivers and the general public. Patients and the affected community need access to the most up-to-date and accurate health information to effectively manage and make informed decisions about their health. Health care providers and health educators also need access to the most current information to provide the highest quality of care. NLM is committed to assisting organizations in accessing the spectrum of information resources and services that are currently available. The NLM is particularly interested in proposals with creative and different approaches to disseminate information to populations that have a disproportionate prevalence of HIV/AIDS infections in the United States. Emphasis is on increasing the awareness and utilization of NLM online health and medical resources in the HIV/AIDS Community through the use of innovative and evidence-based projects.
Projects must involve two or more of the following information access categories:
- Information retrieval
- Skills development
- Resource development and dissemination; and/or
- Equipment Acquisition
Significance 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 $50,000.
Quotations are due to NLM on June 13, 2016. (more…)
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) recently developed resource lists for three public health emergencies affecting both local and global communities. An incident Web page was created to gather resources on the emerging health issues arising from the Zika Virus. Two PDF documents on recent chemical incidents have been updated. Links to these lists are included below and also can be found on our NLM Disaster Health home page. https://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov (more…)
From the Friends of the National Library of Medicine:
The Friends of the National Library of Medicine (http://fnlm.org/) seek your nominations for this year’s Michael E. DeBakey Library Services Outreach Award.
- Nominees must be currently employed as a health sciences librarian and have worked in such a position for at least five years immediately preceding the award.
- The nomination may be made for contributions by the librarian as demonstrated by excellence and achievement in leadership, publications, teaching, research, special projects or any combination of these.
- Nominations must be in writing and contain at least the following elements:
- The official nomination form
- A precise description of the nominee’s achievements, no more than 5 pages please
- A current resume or curriculum vitae
- Any additional information that would assist the jury in the evaluation of the nomination and selection of the recipient. Please include no more than ten extra pages.
- Self-nominations are accepted and encouraged.
- All nominations must be received by May 1, 2016 via mail, fax, or email (details below):
Mail: Friends of the National Library of Medicine
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 500
Bethesda, MD 20814
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Fax: 301-657-1296