The National Library of Medcine’s WISER for Android 2.0 is now available and can be installed directly from the Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gov.nih.nlm.wiser. What’s new in this release:
WISER now fully integrates content from the Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Managment (CHEMM) website – http://chemm.nlm.nih.gov/
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From Tania Bardyn, Director University of Washington Health Sciences Library and NN/LM PNR:
Congratulations to Vicki Croft on receiving the International Conference of Animal Health Information Specialists Award at the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting in Boston, MA. We could not be more proud that someone from the Pacific Northwest Region was so key to creating the organization and being a strong voice for medical librarians in the State of Washington and on the West Coast!
If you missed the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting this year, you can still catch all the updates that were presented at the NLM booth in the exhibit hall! The presentation recordings are listed below and are accessible from the NLM Distance Education Program Resources page: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/dist_edu.html#mla. To listen to the recordings and view the captions you may need the latest version of Flash® Player which you can download for free from the Adobe web site.
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When: Thursday, April 25, 2013
Time: 1:30 – 2:30pm (Eastern)
Who: Disaster Information Management Research Center, National Library of Medicine
There are many mobile resources and apps available to assist responders, public health professionals and others in the disaster and preparedness workforce with information needs before and during emergencies and disasters. However, loading these resources on a mobile device just prior to or during a disaster may be too late. Finding and evaluating the best tools and resources takes time, as does learning how to use the effectively and quickly. The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has developed a suite of widely-used resources for mobile devices such as WISER (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders) and has evaluated and made accessible on their web site many other mobile apps and information resources that are useful in emergency and disaster situations. Read more »
The National Library of Medicine’s TOXNET TRI and TOXMAP now include the 2011 Toxics Release Inventory data, the most current US Environmental Protection Agency data available.
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Edit: A recording is now available at https://webmeeting.nih.gov/p41966141/
This month’s RML Rendezvous will provide an introduction to all things data. There are a lot of jargon and buzzwords around data, data management, data curation and e-science. We’ll discuss what all of these terms mean to librarians and health sciences researchers. We’ll also take a look at a few example data sets to see how data sets can be combined, why researchers might need a librarian’s help with their data and why this is important for forwarding scientific discovery.
Come join us on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 1pm Pacific time (Noon Alaska, 2pm Mountain) during our free monthly webcast at http://webmeeting.nih.gov/rendezvous to learn more about the terms used when discussing data and a look at some open health data sets, presented by Mahria Lebow, Technology Outreach Coordinator here at the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region (NN/LM PNR).
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