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Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs Announced

Friday, November 13th, 2015

As a part of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Administration’s Big Data Research and Development Initiative and to accelerate the emerging field of data science, NSF announced four awards last week, totaling more than $5 million, to establish four Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs (BD Hubs) across the nation.   These new hubs (West, Midwest, South, and Northeast) are expected to accelerate the pace of discovery in science and engineering, strengthen national security, and fuel the growth and development of Smart Cities in the US.   (more…)

iCite Bibliometric Tool Now Available from NIH

Friday, November 13th, 2015

iCitea new tool from National Institutes of Health, helps users access a dashboard of bibliometrics for papers associated with a portfolio or articles from PubMed or Web of Science. Users can upload the PubMed IDs of articles of interest, specify years and article types, and toggle individual articles on and off. Then, iCite displays the number of articles, articles per year, citations per year, and a new metric called the Relative Citation Ratio (RCR). The RCR can help determine the extent to which NIH awardees maintain high or low levels of influence on their respective fields of research. The iCite tool contains data for papers published during 1995-2013, and only for those appearing in a journal indexed in theirs data sources (PubMed Central, European PubMed Central, CrossRef, or Web of Science). (more…)

NLM’s Radiation Emergency Medical Management (REMM) Site Redesigned

Friday, October 9th, 2015

The National Library of Medicine’s Radiation Emergency Medical Management (REMM) site has been redesigned.  REMM now includes a more modern banner, a refreshed color palette and font style, and a new navigation system.


What’s New in the Horizon Report, 2015 Library Edition

Friday, August 21st, 2015

[guest post by Tony Nguyen, Emerging Technologies/Communications Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM), Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SE/A). Contact Tony at]

New Media Consortium recently released the Horizon Report, 2015 Library Edition that identifies trends, challenges, and emerging technologies. The report is designed to examine new technologies and determine their potential impact on academic and research libraries worldwide. In review of the new report and comparing it to the 2014 Report, the following new points were discovered:

Important Developments in Technology for Academic and Research Libraries

The following new tools and technologies were identified that will likely drive planning over the next several years: (more…)

Webinar: Technology Planning Tips for Small Libraries

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

The Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL) announces…
Please join us for this free webinar, geared specifically to the needs of small libraries (and featuring one of our ARSL board members, Julie Elmore!):

Technology Planning Tips for Small Libraries
Wednesday, August 19, 11:00am-12:00pm PDT

Registration Link:
How do you maximize your technology resources? When should you replace computers? How do you manage software updates? Do you have enough bandwidth to support patron Internet use? Technology decisions can be difficult to make, but a technology plan can help you focus your efforts.

Join us for this free webinar to learn from small libraries that have used technology planning to make better decisions, be more prepared, and improve services to their communities. Even with limited time and resources, a technology plan can help your library stay up-to-date. We will share tips and tactics to help you create a plan for your library’s technology. (more…)

Next week’s PNR Rendezvous: Lessons Learned from a 3D Printing Pilot in a Health Sciences Library

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

3D printing has done some pretty amazing things such as create bone replacements and skull implants.  However, most 3D printers in libraries do not make items quite of this caliber but it is still no less amazing.  Just think about what computers and the Internet and cell phones were like a few years ago and where they are now.  3D printing is much the same.  Just a few short years ago most people couldn’t imagine having one at their public or academic library and now many institutions offer this service in some form or other.  It’s not unusual to find a 3D printer and other tools in makerspaces and hackerspaces which offer an opportunity for people to gather and create.  Why have a 3D printer service?  Considering offering a 3D printer service?  Have you already joined the world of 3D printing?  Join us next Wednesday, July 15 at 1:00pm Pacific Time (noon Alaska 2 PM Mountain) to hear about the 3D printing pilot project undertaken by the University of Washington Health Sciences Library.  Terry Ann Jankowski, Assistant Director of User Experience and Paul Ludecke, Computer Commons Manager, describe what they did, what they learned, what they would do differently and what they hope to do in the future. (more…)