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NNLM Training Class: Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials for Librarians: Databases, Tools, and Clinical Applications, January 14 – May 3

Posted by on December 21st, 2018

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine has announced open registration for the third cohort of Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials for Librarians: Databases, Tools, and Clinical Applications, running from January 14 — May 3, 2019. This course is designed both for librarians who offer, or intend to offer, bioinformatics services; and also for librarians who… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Education & Training, Informatics, Search Tools

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NLM VSAC Launches Intensional Definition Functionality

Posted by on December 21st, 2018

The National Library of Medicine Value Set Authority Center (VSAC), with support from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), has announced the launch of the Intensional value set definition functionality in the VSAC Authoring Tool. Through the VSAC Authoring user interface, value set authors can algorithmically define value sets with logical rule-based Boolean… Read More »

Posted in: Communications Tools, Data, Electronic Health Records, NLM Resources

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New HHS Checklist Helps First Responders Ensure Language Access and Effective Communication During Emergencies

Posted by on December 21st, 2018

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has issued a plain language checklist (PDF) to help first responders provide services to individuals with limited English proficiency and individuals with disabilities during emergency response and recovery efforts. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, at least 350 languages are spoken… Read More »

Posted in: Communications Tools, Consumer Health, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Non-NLM Resources, Public Health

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What’s New for 2019 MeSH!

Posted by on December 13th, 2018

MeSH is the NLM controlled vocabulary thesaurus that is updated annually. It is used to index articles from thousands of biomedical journals for the MEDLINE/PubMed database and for the cataloging of books, documents, and audiovisuals acquired by the library. Overview of changes in the 2019 release of MeSH 421 New Descriptors 9 Deleted Descriptors 3… Read More »

Posted in: Communications Tools, NLM Resources, PubMed, Search Tools

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Migration to DOCLINE 6.0 Expected in Early 2019!

Posted by on December 12th, 2018

In November 2018, DOCLINE libraries were sent email invitations to preview DOCLINE 6.0. The email provided users instructions to test their new Google login accounts and to review and update their library and holdings information. If you have not accessed DOCLINE 6.0, here are some helpful resources and video tutorials: Setting up Google login for DOCLINE Logging… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, DOCLINE, NLM Resources

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