Monday, December 28, 2020
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
- Virtual 2021 conference
- Free to WHSLA members in good standing
- Keynote, CE, and networking/sharing sessions
Friday, December 18, 2020
This toolkit provides information and resources about the NIH Preprint Pilot, NLM’s latest project to increase the early discoverability of NIH-supported research results.
What’s a preprint?
A preprint is a complete and public draft of a scientific document that has not yet gone through peer review. During this pilot, NLM is making preprints that result from research funded by NIH available via PubMed Central (PMC) and PubMed. The first phase of the pilot focuses on preprints about COVID-19.
The NIH Preprint Pilot Librarian Toolkit has a variety of resources for librarians and other health professionals to learn about the role, access, and use of preprints. The toolkit includes an overview of the preprint pilot project, information for NIH investigators, preprint educational materials, journal preprint policies, and preprint peer review tools.
Thursday, December 17, 2020
Ever since I started working in health science libraries back in the early 1990s, I have been grateful for the National Library of Medicine's gift of Docline, which has made inter library loan so much easier and practical the last 35 years. It really has helped health science libraries impact quality patient care, quickly and efficiently, oftentimes for no extra cost.
Thanks you NLM for providing Docline and the networks of health science libraries that make it work so well. We are all better together!
From the NLM's Musings from the Mezzanine Blog:
Guest post by Lisa Theisen, Head of NLM’s Collection Access Section and Elisabeth (Lis) Unger, NLM DOCLINE Team Lead
It’s been 35 years since NLM’s interlibrary loan (ILL) request routing system, DOCLINE®, was launched with a goal of enabling medical libraries to get biomedical literature into the hands of people who need it as efficiently and quickly as possible. Today, DOCLINE continues to be used daily by nearly 2,000 hospital, academic, military, public, and other libraries that place approximately one million requests a year, including requests for newly published research not freely available online. Read more ...
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
I know some of you will enjoy this article from the JMLA about our favorite time-travelling healer.
Thanks to Elissa Kinzelman-Vessely for spotting this little gem!
PMID: 32256243 Free PMC article.
Monday, December 14, 2020
Do you ever feel like your days are packed with video calls? We get it!
Check out NLM Director Patti Brennan's tips for leading and participating in video calls!
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation.
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) have compiled a list of free printable posters and resources for social media related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Monday, December 7, 2020
But those changes are not enough for Michael Eisen, a biologist at the University of California, Berkeley, and the journal’s editor-in-chief since 2019. This week, eLife announced it will only review manuscripts that have been posted as preprints. And all peer reviews will be made public, including those for manuscripts the journal rejects. Eisen sees the changes as the next logical step in the evolution of the preprint, he told ScienceInsider."
Recommended reading by Barbara Ruggeri who felt this was a significant development for peer review and academic publishing.
This is an excellent discussion about the Covid-19 vaccines from The Wisconsin Alumni Association with an excellent mix of speakers covering the research, bioethics, and public health aspects.
- development of vaccines
- and how the vaccine will be rolled out.
- Health care workers and residents of long term health facilities will be first in line, and hopefully soon.
Sunday, December 6, 2020
From Ebling's History of Medicine Librarian, Micaela Sullivan-Fowler at UW-Madison, presented for Waunakee Public Library on October 21, 2020.
In 2018 Micaela Sullivan-Fowler installed an exhibition called "Staggering Losses: WW1 and the Influenza Pandemic of 1918." Little did she know that the exhibition would be shuttered by another Pandemic, the one we are experiencing in 2020.
- She will give a short background on the exhibition itself, how the "Spanish Flu" affected our local populations
- and how the exhibition resonated for those who visited.
- Micaela will also touch on the similarities and differences between the two Pandemics.
Saturday, December 5, 2020
"If we don't get this right, people will die."
Compelling article about using the right words to get people to do what's needed to overcome this pandemic. Things policymakers and communications people should all be aware of.
We all know that early messaging about the pandemic was flawed. Now there are studies showing what is more likely to work with various groups of people.