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NLM, through its GenBank® sequence database, is providing the biomedical community free and easy access to genome sequences from the novel coronavirus associated with the recent outbreak of pneumonia in Wuhan, China. The outbreak was declared a global health emergency on January 30, and GenBank® continues to rapidly release data associated with this outbreak as it… Read More »
The World Health Organization International Health Regulations (IHR) Emergency Committee met last week and determined that the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak did not constitute a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) at that time. They continue to closely monitor the situation and may meet again soon. In recognition of the public’s great interest in… Read More »
The new course In Case of Emergencies: Continuity of Operations (COOP) Planning defines and describes continuity of operations planning and why it is important for libraries to have a continuity plan in case of emergencies. This course also provides a one-page COOP plan template with instructions that librarians or information specialists can use to develop… Read More »
The recording of the NNLM Resource Picks webinar, Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC): Disaster Health Literature, is now available. Recorded on July 31, 2019, the session provides an overview of the essential resources needed to provide health-related information services for supporting disaster preparedness, response, and recovery workforce. The webinar is presented by Siobhan Champ-Blackwell,… Read More »
Registration is available for the free webinar Are You Ready? Essential Disaster Health Information Resources for Keeping Your Loved Ones Safe, hosted by the NNLM New England Region on August 28, 11:00am-12:00pm PDT. Get ready for September and National Preparedness Month with NLM disaster health information and other emergency preparedness resources for community educators, families,… Read More »