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Spring 2007 NLM and NN/LM Update. MedlinePlus.gov Target date for new MedlinePlus release is now March 28. All health topics in English and Spanish will.

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1 Spring 2007 NLM and NN/LM Update

2 MedlinePlus.gov Target date for new MedlinePlus release is now March 28. All health topics in English and Spanish will have images. About half the English ones will have summaries, the rest in English will follow in the next couple of months. The page designs work with or without the summary and image components. NLM expects to start work to translate the Spanish summaries this summer.

3 Toxtown – Port

4 Toxnet’s Results New Look

5 NIH SeniorHealth.gov New Topic Depression New Videos Dry Mouth Heart Attack Low Vision Osteoporosis

6 NIH SeniorHealth.gov New Topic Depression New Videos Dry Mouth Heart Attack Low Vision Osteoporosis

7 Genetics Home Reference InformationRx Genetics Home Reference includes over 500 topics on genetic conditions and related genes. The site also features an illustrated tutorial that explains the basics of genetics and a glossary of genetics terms. The site is regularly updated by scientific staff and reviewed by external experts. American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the American College of Medical Genetics have teamed with NLM and National Institute of Child Health and Human Development on this initiative. The Information Rx pads can be ordered from the following Web site:

8 PubMed The Limits page menu for "Type of Article“ includes nine new Publication Types, including Comparative Study. The option for OLDMEDLINE was removed from the Limits "Subsets" menu. To limit to older citations, use the Dates section in Limits. New type of Comment/Correction notation has been added to PubMed citations to indicate when an article has been partially retracted. Citations for the partial retraction will display the note, Partial retraction of, followed by citation information for the article being partially retracted. The citation for the article being partially retracted will have the notation, Partial retraction in, followed by citation information

9 PubMed MUID (MEDLINE Unique Identifier) data has been removed from records. The PMID remains as the unique identifier for PubMed records. New Web page that lists the journals accepted for MEDLINE indexing after the Literature Selection Technical Review Committee meetings in February, June, and October.journals accepted An updated version of the Web-based browser RxNav is now available to search RxNorm, the NLM database of standard names for clinical drugs that references the names of approximately 17,000 clinical drugs from several sources.RxNorm

10 BabelMesh BabelMesh, a cross-language tool for searching MEDLINE/PubMed. Queries can be submitted as single terms or complex phrases in French, Spanish, and Portuguese. Citations will be sent to the user in English. See: Liu, F, Fontelo P, Ackerman MJ. BabelMeSH: Development of a Cross- Language Tool for MEDLINE/PubMed. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2006;:1012.

11 Txt2MEDLINE Txt2MEDLINE, a text messaging system for processing incoming Short Message Service (SMS) queries, retrieving medical journal citations from MEDLINE/PubMed and sending them back to the user in the text message format. See Fontelo P, Liu, F, et al. Txt2MEDLINE: Text-Messaging Access to MEDLINE/PubMed. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2006;:

12 MESH NLM proposed to consolidate its 83 subject headings Library community and NLM have lively discussion to save subject headings NLM decides to retain subject headings in their present form

13 NCBI Course Offered Advanced training course designed specifically for information specialists who provide support to users of NCBI's molecular biology services Five-day course is scheduled for August 6- 10, 2007, at the National Library of Medicine, and is approved for 40 MLA C.E. contact Applications are due by June 1, 2007 at

14 NLM’s Long Range Plan The final version of the Long Range Plan has been posted to the NLM web site:

15 Traveling Exhibit Mini-exhibition "Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons“ available Visit the exhibition web site at: For more information, Contact Jill L. Newmark at or at

16 DeBakey Outreach Award The Michael E. DeBakey Library Services Outreach Award for Outstanding Service to Rural or Underserved Communities to recognize an outstanding librarian in the area of outreach to rural, unaffiliated, or underserved medical populations. The winner will receive a $500 cash prize and travel expenses for two to Washington, DC for the awards ceremony which will be held May 8, Nominations are due at the Friends of the National Library of Medicine by April 1, 2007.

17 NN/LM News Certificates were sent in January Outreach Challenge issued to ALL Network members Still time to submit outreach project ideas – see Web site for application form Year 02 budget was cut by 10% Disaster planning underway

18 SE/A Outreach Challenge Activities held with community or faith organizations, public libraries, health consumer groups or health professionals not affiliated with your institution qualify as outreach. Activities include: training sessions, presentations or demonstrations of PubMed, MedlinePlus or other NLM databases; classes or presentations on finding or evaluating health information on the web; sessions on technology innovation such as RSS feeds or using a PDA; or consultations/site visits on building consumer or hospital health libraries, implementing technology or planning outreach. Send in activity form

19 Disaster Planning National collaborative project Implement back up plan for NLM and RMLs Regional task force met in Ocean Springs, MS Assessment found few libraries have plans Working on a procedure for notifying RML when disaster strikes Web page under development

20 Disaster Planning Express Planning Award Can be used by state associations to develop state plans or buddy systems Training Award For classes on developing plans

21 NN/LM News New classes ABCs of DNA (consumer genetics class) Grants Evaluation No Comprende online - Veterans health (under development) Web conferences for hospital librarians Magnet programs - March 14 Disaster planning - TBA in June Web conferences for everyone DOCLINE - April 10

22 Personnel Community Outreach Coordinator Mandy Bayer Begins July 9, 2007


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