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NER Update October 17th, 2018
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About

The NER Update is a publication and discussion forum for topics of interest to libraries and community-based organizations in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region (NNLM NER). Managed by the NNLM NER, NER Update offers a communication venue for topical or in-depth content. Shorter news stories and announcements are posted on the NER Weekly Update or the NER social media accounts.

Policies and Procedures

1. Blog Managers

The NER Update blog is managed by Martha Meacham, in the NNLM NER office. The NNLM Web Services Office provides additional technical assistance as needed.

2. Bloggers

Bloggers must be NNLM NER staff members, NNLM NER Network Members, or invited guests. NNLM NER network members may post to the blog with NER Update blog editor approval.

Award and subcontract recipients are encouraged to share their reports via the NER Update. Submissions will be edited and approved as necessary for publication.

3. Acceptable Use

The NER Update blog is an NNLM NER-sponsored tool for use within the New England Region and for outreach beyond the NER. Bloggers are strongly encouraged to check facts, cite sources, present balanced views, acknowledge and correct errors, and check spelling and grammar before submitting a post.

The NNLM NER reserves the right not to publish any blog post and/or to remove it at a future time.

Blogging of original material is encouraged although the reuse of relevant material with proper citation is acceptable.

4. Feedback and Comments

The NER Update feedback comment system will be open when deemed appropriate by the blog managers. Comments should be relevant to the specific post to which they are attached. Spam, flaming, personal attacks, and off-topic comments are not permitted. The NNLM NER reserves the right to edit and/or delete comments not in keeping with these guidelines.

Blog managers will establish procedures for managing and moderating comments.

5. Additional Information

Please contact Martha Meacham for additional information about blog policies and procedures, or to submit a blog post for the NER Update.

6. Republishing

Information posted on the blog is in the public domain; however, when republishing NNLM NER blog material, proper citation is expected.

8. Blog Categories

The NER Update blog managers will create and manage blog categories in keeping with the blog’s goals and mission.

9. Branding and Marketing

The NER Update blog will be identified as a publication of the NNLM NER. The name chosen for the blog for 2017 is NER Update. The blog managers select the name of the blog with feedback from the New England Region.

Links to the NNLM NER web site and contact information will be clearly identified on the blog. A link to the NER Update blog will be prominently placed on the NNLM NER web site and relevant pages for access and marketing purposes.

NNLM NER coordinators will market the blog and provide members with training in its use as needed.

Note: These blog policies and procedures were adapted from those of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region.

NNLM New England Region
University of Massachusetts Medical School
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Worcester, MA 01655
(508) 856-5985

This has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012347 with the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

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