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Archive for March, 2013

DOCLINE Tip of the Month: E-mail Notification of Lend Requests

Question: How do I get an email notification when Lend requests route to my library?
Answer: Libraries can be alerted by email when new DOCLINE or Loansome Doc requests route to them. Users choose to be alerted for all DOCLINE requests, or only certain service levels (Normal, Rush, or Urgent Patient Care) and Loansome Doc requests.

Tugger the DOCLINE Mascot

To set up your alerts, do the following:

1. From the DOCLINE main menu, select Institutions.
2. Select Update [LIBID].
3. Click DOCLINE Options.
4. Choose “Lending Preferences.”
5. Select the type(s) of incoming requests to receive alerts.
6. Input recipient email address (use shared library account, if available).
7. Click SAVE.

Note: Some organizations’ email system security rejects incoming emails which are generated by an automated system such as DOCLINE. If your library does not receive the email alerts after turning then on, please work with your institution’s email administrators to ‘white list’ the address “” or otherwise accommodate DOCLINE-generated emails.

For more information, go to the DOCLINE FAQ page. If you have any questions or need assistance, please don’t hesitate to call us at 1-800-338-7657 or e-mail us at!

National Library of Medicine Releases WISER for iOS 3.1!

The National Library of Medicine’s WISER for iOS 3.1, a universal app for Apple iOS devices, is now available. It can be downloaded and installed directly from the Apple App Store. Here’s a look at what’s new in this release:

  • WISER now fully integrates content from the Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management (CHEMM) website. This integration includes:
    • New hospital provider and preparedness planner profiles
    • Acute care guidelines for 6 known mass casualty agents/agent classes
    • The addition of a wealth of CHEMM reference material
    • The new CHEMM Intelligent Syndrome Tool (CHEMM-IST), a help identify tool designed to diagnose the type of chemical exposure after a mass casualty incident
  • Emergency Response Guidebook data is now updated to the ERG 2012; WISER for the iPhone includes a custom ERG 2012 tool

In addition, look for these exciting developments in the coming months:

  • WISER for Android 1.1, which includes the same CHEMM integration and ERG 2012 updates detailed above
  • Updates to the Windows and WebWISER platforms to include CHEMM integration, ERG 2012 data, and more
  • WISER for Android 3.1, which adds Help Identify Chemical and protective distance mapping to this popular platform

WISER is a system designed to assist first responders in hazardous material incidents. It provides a wide range of information on hazardous substances; including substance identification support, physical characteristics, human health information, and containment and suppression advice.

Sheldon Kotzin, Former NLM Associate Director for Library Operations, Honored by NFAIS

On February 23, 2013, the Board of Directors of the National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS) awarded the title of Honorary Fellow of the Federation to Sheldon Kotzin, the former Associate Director for Library Operations at the National Library of Medicine (NLM), who retired in June, 2012. This honor was conferred upon him at the recent 55th NFAIS Annual Conference in Philadelphia. NFAIS Honorary Fellows are individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the Federation, and who are currently not on the staff of a member organization. Honorary Fellows are given lifetime membership in NFAIS, and are entitled to the privileges accorded staff of member organizations.

Mr. Kotzin was very active in NFAIS on behalf of NLM. He served as the NLM Assembly representative (1989-2005), served on the NFAIS Board (1994-2002), and served as NFAIS treasurer (1996) and secretary (1998). He also participated in NFAIS committees and task forces, was a regular attendee of the NFAIS annual conference, and a strong supporter of the Federation. His contributions and activities benefited both NLM and NFAIS enormously!

Science Boot Camp for Librarians is coming to Boulder, CO, June 19-21, 2013!

The inaugural Science Boot Camp for Librarians (West) will be held at the University of Colorado in Boulder June 19-21, 2013. Science Boot Camps for Librarians are immersive, 2 1/2 day events featuring educational presentations delivered by scientists. Based on the successful annual New England Science Boot Camp in Massachusetts, the Western version follows a similar format and will cover three science topics; Bioinformatics, Environmental Science & GIS, and Physics. In addition, three librarians will teach a Data Management Workshop. There will be interesting keynote speakers, a panel on women in science, and plenty of time to network with fellow “campers!”

The cost for (dorm) lodging, meals, and instructional content is $250.00. Registration opens April 15, 2013. Target audiences include science librarians, medical librarians, data management specialists, and LIS students. For further information on the program, travel to Boulder, and upcoming registration, visit the Science Boot Camp West 2013 web site. You can also follow Twitter feed #BootCampWest13! Primary sponsors of the event are the Greater Western Library Alliance and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region. Additional sponsors are listed on the web site.

March 2013 Issue of NIH News in Health

Illustration of a doctor examining the back of a patient’s throat.NIH News in Health is a monthly newsletter from the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) plays a major role in finding better ways to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent diseases. The practical health information in NIH News in Health is reviewed by NIH’s medical experts and based on research conducted either by NIH’s own scientists or by grantees at universities and medical schools around the country. This issue features:

NIH News in Health is available online in both HTML and PDF formats. Print copies are available free of charge for offices, clinics, community centers and libraries within the U.S.