A blog from WHSLA (Wisconsin Health Sciences Library Association). What do we blog about? Medicine, medical libraries, health science libraries, NLM, medicine and graphic novels, CE and conference opportunities for medical and health science librarians and library staff.
NNLM Delivery is a free document delivery service for members of the NNLM.
This service enables libraries to send links to ILL articles they lend, rather than emailing large attachments.
NNLM Delivery can also be used to support local electronic document delivery.
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle
Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR) upgraded MARDelivery, their free document delivery,
storage and retrieval service. The new platform, NNLM Delivery, will be
extended to ALL NNLM Members.Not just
for the Middle Atlantic Region anymore!
From what I understand, it’s similar / equivalent to the
OCLC tool used by some larger libraries to send ILL articles with a link and a password rather
than file attachments.After you upload files, NNLM Delivery saves them for only 3 weeks.The file storage is temporary—which is what
you want for ILL.
The session covers the background and purpose of NNLM Delivery and how to use it along,
including a demonstration.They also explain how to sign up to use the
service by connecting your personal NNLM account (used for CE classes) to your
member library account.You may already
be signed up!
The presenters, Michelle Burda and Hannah Sinemus, are
careful to note that NNLM Delivery
does NOT replace Docline, or LinkOut, or Loansome Doc.NNLM Delivery is NOT a method for requesting
Although my normal process of sending ILL articles is to
email attachments, the NNLM Delivery service could be very helpful when sending
large files that might be blocked by the borrowing library’s network, or even
Thanks to WHSLA member Barb Ruggeri for sharing this CBS58 feature about Gert, Carroll University's lovable dining hall cashier. Gert just celebrated 55 years with Carroll University. This Journal Sentinel article about her 50ths calls her "sunshine in a name tag." Sounds like she hasn't lost any of that enthusiasm!
* Are you interested in improving mental health information available on Wikipedia?
Do you want to utilize your librarian research skills towards making Wikipedia
a better, evidence-based resource?
In preparation for the National Network of
Libraries of Medicine Fall Virtual Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on November 20th, join
us for an online edit-a-thon training overview with a live question and answer
session. October 17 at 11:00 a.m. PT.
Attendees will gain an overview of: - The role of Wikipedia and the importance of edit-a-thons - Learn how to join the NNLM Wikipedia Dashboard #citeNLM - Gain tips and resources on how to become a Wikipedia editor - Explore NLM resources and best practices to edit articles - NNLM Guide and tips for hosting your own edit-a-thon
With you newfound knowledge, remember to join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine on November 20th as we add citations to Wikipedia articles using trusted National Library of Medicine resources like Genetics Home Reference, MedlinePlus, and PubMed. #citeNLM
Join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine on November 20th as we add
citations to Wikipedia articles using trusted National Library of Medicine
resources like Genetics Home Reference, MedlinePlus, and PubMed.
Greetings WHSLA! The conference committee hopes to see you this weekend at the Midwest Chapter/MLA, WHSLA, and SWHSL 2019 meeting. If you have time to view the Sunday papers and Monday posters, why not stop by your fellow WHSLA members projects and presentations to say "Hi"? Here's who will be presenting at the conference. Please let me know if I've missed anyone. Papers, Milwaukee Room, Sunday at 1 pm
Elizabeth Suelzer, Jennifer Deal, Karen Hanus, Barbara Ruggeri, Rita Sieracki, Elizabeth Witkowski; Medical College of Wisconsin Libraries, Advocate Aurora, Carroll University Paper #1: Still feeling the effects: a citation analysis of the highly cited, retracted article on MMR vaccines and autism
Posters, Executive A-D, Monday from 11 am to 12 pm
Heather Jett, Diana Almader-Douglas, Tara Brigham, Lisa Marks; Mayo Clinic Libraries Poster #5: Cross-country Collaboration: Connecting Colleagues through Evidence-based Practice Education
Elizabeth Suelzer, Johnathon Neist; Medical College of Wisconsin Poster #7: Librarian Feedback Loops Improve Medical Student Self-Directed Learning Skills
Trisha Adamus, Sarah Stevens, Erin Jonaitis, Tobin Magle, Maria Kamenetsky, Steve Goldstein; University of Wisconsin – Madison Poster #11: Teaching Health Science Professionals Computational and Data Management Skills Using Clinical Data in a Carpentries-style Lesson
Kathy Koch; Advocate Aurora Library Network, Advocate Aurora Health Poster #14: A Library-Bariatric Surgery Collaboration to Provide Reliable Consumer Health Information
Brenda Fay, Jennifer Deal, Annie Lipski; Advocate Aurora Library Network, Advocate Aurora Health Poster #15: Care and feeding of health sciences institutional repositories: funding and administration models
For those of you who were not able to register and view the program live, here's your chance to catch up on what you missed. Link to the recording In this webinar for librarians and other information professionals Marie Collins from the National Library of Medicine demonstrates the new, modern PubMed. This webinar was held on Friday, September 20th, 2019. Key points from the webinar are below. Common questions and answers from all of the five offerings of this webinar are available. See also the transcript.
The new PubMed is currently available for testing at PubMed Labs.
The new PubMed is richly featured, including Advanced Search, Search details, Search history, filters, My NCBI, links from MeSH, and more. Try it out!
NLM will officially announce the new PubMed in October. The new PubMed will be the default system in early 2020.
Once the new PubMed system is the default, all links to PubMed will be redirected and run in the new system. This includes searches from the MeSH Database, the NLM Catalog, Clinical Queries, the Single Citation Matcher, and the Batch Citation Matcher.
Our legacy PubMed system will be available for some months following the launch.
The new PubMed boasts some great new display, navigation and output features in a truly responsive design that facilitates mobile access, including to the full text when available from the publisher, PMC or your library (via Outside Tool).
Best search practices are the same as with the legacy system:
To find articles by topic, enter your words or phrases into the search box without quotation marks or fancy syntax (e.g., treatment incidental adenocarcinoma). Let PubMed’s term mapping and always-improving retrieval algorithms do the work for you. Your best matches will be at the top of your results.
To find articles by citation, enter the citation elements you have (author, title words, journal, volume, year, etc.) and let PubMed’s citation sensor find the article for you (e.g., neale science 2019).
To find articles by author, search the author’s last name and initials (e.g., fagerness j).
To find articles by journal, use the complete journal title, ISSN or title abbreviation (e.g., lancet oncol).
Improvements to retrieval include enhanced synonymy, addition of plural forms, better British/American translations, and unlimited truncation. Try your searches in PubMed Labs now.
PubMed will be continually improved over time, informed by usage and your feedback.