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Archive for June, 2006

DOCLINE 2.8: Changes to Loansome Doc

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

The NN/LM Pacific Southwest Region has made a great overview of recent DOCLINE changes available on their blog, Latitudes. This article covers changes and updates made available with the recent upgrade to DOCLINE v.2.8.

IMLS Awards $1,337,000 for Tribal Library Services

Tuesday, June 27th, 2006

The IMLS has awarded $1,337,000 to Native American tribal communities in 27 states to strengthen library services.

For a complete list of winners, go to

Press release:

Google introduces U.S. Government Search

Thursday, June 15th, 2006

Google has introduced a search interface for searching for government information and keeping up with government news. This site replaces the old Google Uncle Sam service:

Sites included in this search are federal, state and local sites with domains such as .gov, .mil as well as government sites with .com, .us, and .edu domains (for example, the U.S. Postal Service:

NLM Technical Bulletin: NCBI Toolbar

Thursday, June 15th, 2006

NCBI Toolbar No Longer Supported

From the NLM Technical Bulletin:

The link for the NCBI Toolbar, as announced in the Nov-Dec 2005 issue of the Technical Bulletin, has been removed from PubMed’s blue sidebar. We regret that we will no longer be able to provide technical support for the NCBI Toolbar. It has been increasingly difficult to maintain this product in the face of more pressing demands for NCBI databases and services. You may continue to use your current version of the NCBI Toolbar, but we will not be able to provide technical assistance or updates.

NLM Technical Bulletin: Skillkit

Wednesday, June 14th, 2006

The latest addition in the NLM Technical Bulletin‘s Skillkit:

Skill Kit: Overview of Resources from the Toxicology and Environmental Health Information Program (TEHIP)

From the Technical Bulletin:

eople have always been connected to their environment. Human health depends on the quality of our air, our water, and our earth. Today people are especially aware of ways in which the environment can affect human health and development. Recognizing this important connection between our health and our surroundings, as well as the goal to facilitate and encourage access to and use of high-quality information, the NLM® Toxicology and Environmental Health Information Program (TEHIP) from the Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS) includes a variety of resources, for a wide range of users, available through the Environmental Health and Toxicology Web portal.

PLoS Clinical Trials Debuts

Tuesday, June 13th, 2006

From our colleagues down the road in Galveston: the UTMB Library Blog, Library Link, reports on the debut of Public Library of Science (PLoS) Clinical Trials.

PLoS Clinical Trials Debuts

Librarians and Podcasting

Tuesday, June 13th, 2006

The Krafty Librarian has posted an interesting article on podcasts and the role of librarians. She talks about the current move to offer podcasts before determining if there is even a need and proposes that the librarian’s role may be to organize this burgeoning information medium.

Podcasting: Are We Focused in the Right Direction?

Facelift for NN/LM SCR website and blog

Sunday, June 11th, 2006

The website and blog for NN/LM SCR have been updated with a new look.

Why the changes? Recently, a national usability and evaluation review
was conducted on the NN/LM and NN/LM SCR websites. Results supported
the need for a more uniform navigation scheme in the family of NN/LM
webpages and more focus on the needs of our Network Members.

How will this impact you? As of Saturday, 10 June, if you are a
long-time user of the NN/LM or NN/LM SCR websites, some of the services
you rely on may have moved to new addresses. Also, we will continue to
polish and tweak the new look in the weeks ahead.

If you run into any problems, please send an email to Greg Bodin
( or Karla Bourque
( and let us know what you are
trying to find. Or, call the NN/LM SCR office (800-338-7657) and we
will help you find what you are looking for.

Also, Network News, our NN/LM SCR newsletter has been merged with the NN/LM SCR blog. More details to follow.

Any feedback, comments, etc. about the new site are welcomed.