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  1. NLM and NN/LM Update Spring 2009

  2. PubMed News • Tutorial redesigned and updated with changes through 10/2008 • PubMed summary display format includes information about the availability of free articles from publishers

  3. MedlinePlus.gov • Spanish-English bilingual companion to NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine • Available for download

  4. MedlinePlus.gov • New health topics: • Kawasaki Disease • Postpartum Care • Diets • Colonoscopy • Impaired Driving • Statens • Coming health topics: • Aortic aneurysm • Brain aneurysm • Diabetes medicines • High blood pressure medicines

  5. MedlinePlus.gov • Other things working on:  • Search engine optimization • to ensure MedlinePlus shows up relatively highly on Google and Yahoo • Researching Web 2.0 applications and how to implement them on MedlinePlus • Redesign in progress, but months away

  6. MedlinePlus - Go Local

  7. MeSH • Over 25,000 main headings • Over 160,000 chemicals • With the Office of Rare Diseases of NIH • Adding the terms naming some 7,000 rare diseases, not all will be main headings • Some are already in MeSH • Expected to take over a year to accomplish • Requests for changes or additions are welcomed

  8. RxNormhttp://www.nlm.nih.gov/research/umls/rxnorm/ • Vocabulary of standardized names for clinical drugs • Increasingly being used as a national standard for communicating about drugs • Starting in October: • Weekly update file of RxNorm issued every Wednesday • Full monthly releases of RxNorm issued the first Monday or the first following workday of each month

  9. MyMedicationListhttp://mml.nlm.nih.gov • An application for patients and families to use to develop and maintain their personal medication list on their own computers or memory sticks • Testing with individuals recruited in Queens, NY to learn what is effective and what requires more development • Application is downloaded from the library when making or updating a list so latest list is used • Uses RxNorm, and stores the information in a standard format developed by HL7, an international standards development organization in medical informatics

  10. DailyMedhttp://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/ • Links information provided by the FDA (product labels) with PubMed, Clinical Trials, MedlinePlus, and other sources of information • Over 4,300 labels available

  11. Dietary Supplementshttp://dietarysupplements.nlm.nih.gov Recent additions/changes include: • Search box on every page • Age/gender categories under "Products" • Glossary page with A-Z anchor links • Updated FDA Recalls, FDA MedWatch and FTC Actions • More products (3000) • New "Help" page

  12. Radiation Event Medical Managementhttp://remm.nlm.gov • Download to mobile devices (Blackberry, Windows Mobile, Palm) with selected key files from the full online version

  13. Drug Information Portalhttp://druginfo.nlm.nih.gov • New version released in October • Covers over 16,000 drugs • Update includes: • Direct searching of drug categories, derived from the MeSH Pharmacological Action field • Name and category suggestions, to eliminate common spelling errors • Phrase parser to assist users in finding drug names within phrases • Addition of the MeSH notes, when available, to spell checker results to make selection of a possible answer easier • Searches retrieving multiple results now sorted by frequency of citation in PubMed, from highest to lowest; shows the most commonly used drugs first

  14. Household Productshttp://householdproducts.nlm.nih.gov • Information on the potential health effects of chemicals used inside and around the home • Covers more than 8,000 common household products • 8,152 brand name products • 2,876 ingredients • 375 manufacturers •  1,634 products now linked to the complete Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

  15. ToxMysteryhttp://toxmystery.nlm.nih.gov/espanol.html • New home page in Spanish: • Toxie the Cat helps to explore the "house of hazards.“ • Move between Spanish and English by selecting the language tab in the upper right of the page. • An illustrated glossary of the words used has also been added to the Teacher's Resource page. • available in Spanish from the "Para maestros" section.

  16. ToxTown http://toxtown.nlm.nih.gov/index.php • New topics • Cadmium • Houseplants and Gardens • Climate change

  17. Environmental Pageshttp://sis.nlm.nih.gov/enviro.html • New envirohealth topics • Mass gatherings • Flying ash • Under development • Kids portal for use by K-12 students, teachers, educators

  18. Women’s Healthhttp://sis.nlm.nih.gov/outreach/womenshealthoverview.html • Partnership between the NLM Office of Outreach and Special Populations and the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health. • Presents topics pertaining to women’s health collected by NLM information products to promote research in the field. • Uses the 2008 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Priorities for Women’s Health as the organizational scheme

  19. American Indian Healthhttp://americanindianhealth.nlm.nih.gov

  20. Extramural Programs • Reissued the NLM Grants for Scholarly Works in Biomedicine and Health announcement • See new announcement is PAR-09-03 from http://www.nlm.nih.gov/ep/GrantPubs.html • NLM Knowledge Management & Applied Informatics grant program • new request for applications (RFA) to be issued in early May, 2009 • application receipt date in early July, 2009 • See www.nlm.nih.gov/ep for the RFA • EP will be receiving grant funds from American Recovery and Reinvestment Act • funds will support research through an expeditious, merit-based process, for maximum economic, health, and science benefit • working with NIH on efforts to translate these funds into subsequent grants, jobs, and opportunities to stimulate the U.S. economy and generate new knowledge to improve health. • stay current on recovery opportunities: • NIH weekly updates at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guides/listserv.htm • NLM updates at http://nlm.nih.gov/ep or http://nlm.nih.gov/recovery

  21. Other NLM news • NIH Public Access • It’s permanent • FAQ (http://publicaccess.nih.gov/FAQ.htm) has been updated • Training slides updated see http://publicaccess.nih.gov/communications.htm • Journal donation system available • http://www.nlm.nih.gov/journaldonation • AIDS Community Outreach funding • Spring

  22. NN/LM SE/A

  23. Site visit: What you said • Most important to you • Professional development opportunities • Advocacy for librarians and libraries • Funding • Unmet needs • More support for basic library services • Assistance with consortial buying • More marketing/promotion of librarians

  24. Site visit: What you said • Advocacy strategies • Create promotional materials/campaigns/letter writing • More site visits • Partnerships/exhibits/meetings with influential's • Suggestions for NLM • More, varied, multilingual and low literacy resources • More dialogue with /advocacy for librarians • More/improved products (LinkOut, handhelds) • More funding for awards, NN/LM programs and staffing

  25. Site visit: What they said • Strong institutional commitment & support • Creative and committed staff • Spirit of cooperation and partnership in the SE/A region and National Network • Leadership in outreach, emergency preparedness, community

  26. Site visit: What they said • Recommended/challenges for SE/A: • Large, diverse region • Identify and assist unaffiliated HPs • Continue to expand hospital library advocacy • Engage local libraries (more personal contact) • Ongoing assessment of goals and objectives, administrative structure (RACs) • Recommended for NLM: • New funding directions (CTSA) • Advocate for librarians • Improve reporting

  27. As a result…. • From site visit and member meeting: • Hospital library promotion award • Digitization award for historical or unique materials • Task force on resource management/retention • RACs evaluation

  28. What’s happening in the SE/A?

  29. Upcoming BeyondtheSEA sessions • March 18, 2009 – Dr. Stephen Greenberg • Overview of NLM’s History of Medicine Department • May 6, 2009 – Janice Kelly • SE/A funding • July 21, 2009 – Stacey Arnesen • Disaster Information Management Resource Center • September 16, 2009 – TBA • EFTS • November 18, 2009 – Jean Shipman • NLM/MLA Joint Task Force on Health Literacy (tentatively  scheduled)

  30. Upcoming hospital librarian webconferences • Better than the Beach • Vendor showcases for Elsevier, CINAHL, Ovid • April 27-29, 2009 • Retirement planning • Karen Roth • July 1, 2009

  31. New offerings • Who you gonna call? – emergency preparedness and recovery tools • The Ropes - trainers course • The Canny Consumer: Resources for Consumer Health Decision-Making • Personal information management • "Let's Talk about Sex": Sexual Health Resources • Informaciónconfiable de salud: recursos de Internet queustedpuedeutilizar/ Trustworthy Health Information: Internet resources you can use

  32. New offerings • Online tutorials • Wishing Well series – parts 2, 3, and 4 • Online – summer 2009 • Distance offerings • The Canny Consumer– spring • Combatting Information Fatigue: Health Information Resources for Veterans – summer • Prescription for Success - now • "Let's Talk about Sex": Sexual Health Resources - fall

  33. Communications • SEA Currents blog • nnlm-sea listserv gone • moved all subscribers to email notification for posts • Available also by RSS feed, iPhone format • 508 compliance for Adobe and Word documents on website

  34. Funding • Now accepting • Outreach project applications until April 17 • Exhibit, training, Go Local • Year 04 funding – after May 1 • Outreach project • Express awards – will include the new promotion and digitization awards • State/regional exhibits • Training • Disaster recovery

  35. Emergency Preparedness • Regional continuity of service training coming • NLM’s Emergency Access Initiative website (access to full text journals during an emergency) is being tested • April summit for hospital librarians to determine support needed, roles in an emergency, more • Two reps from the region will attend • Join NLM Disaster-Outreach listserv • https://list.nih.gov/archives/disastr-outreach-lib.html

  36. Outreach Challenge

  37. FCHIN Activities • Classes for cooperatives • Southeast Florida Library Information Network (SEFLIN): • ABCs of DNA – in-person, March 12 • Snake Oil online - July • Beyond an Apple online - August • Tampa Bay Library Consortium (TBLC): • Beyond an Apple a Day online - June • Prescription for Success online - June • Southwest Florida Library Network (SWFLN): • Beyond an Apple online - April • Prescription for Success online - June • Panhandle Library Access Network (PLAN) • Prescription for Success online - August • Exhibit at Florida Library Association