October 24, 2014

Full Text Book Available Online (Free): “Hidden Treasure: The National Library of Medicine”

Hidden Treasure: The National Library of Medicine is available FREE (122 pages; PDF) and/or for $31.24 from Amazon. It was published in April. A new article in NLM In Focus provides some highlights along with comments from the editor. “If I have a gift for anything, it’s that I love to find obscure and wonderful […]

National Library of Medicine and National Endownment for Humanities Announce New Partnership

From NLM: The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) are forming a new partnership. They will collaborate to develop initiatives that bring together scholars, scientists, librarians, doctors and cultural heritage professionals from the humanities and biomedical communities in order to share expertise and develop new research agendas. Representatives […]

Reference: World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Launches New Digital Library

From the WADA Web Site: WADA has launched a new Digital Library designed to make WADA’s education and information tools more accessible to its stakeholders. The Library will assist stakeholders in developing their education programs by pin-pointing tools available for the target groups they wish to reach. Results of a survey of 597 WADA stakeholders […]

Substance Abuse Librarians Raise the Alarm as Libraries Continue to Close

From a News Release: Members of the Substance Abuse Librarians and Information Specialists (SALIS) are calling for urgent action to halt the closure of specialist libraries and databases, before valuable resources and expertise are lost forever. Since SALIS started actively campaigning against the closure of alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) libraries and databases eight […]

Medical Heritage Library Awarded NEH Grant for Digitization of Historical Medical Journals

From NLM: The National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world’s largest medical library and a component of the National Institutes of Health, is among the Medical Heritage Library (MHL) member libraries participating in a project to digitize an estimated 6,000 volumes from 200 historical American medical journal titles published between 1797 and 1923. Funding for […]

ProQuest and Elsevier Expand Agreement for Medical Publications

From ProQuest: ProQuest and Elsevier Health are expanding their relationship for licensing of the Lancet family of medical journals to include 36 additional acclaimed health science titles from Elsevier in ProQuest’s information products. The new three-year agreement enables the full text of these journals to be discovered within the context of libraries’ entire ProQuest collections. [Clip] […]

Medical Journals: JAMA Unveils Network Linking 10 AMA Journals

From American Medical News: The Journal of the American Medical Association and its specialty Archives journals are launching a new Web platform that makes it easier and faster for readers to navigate content from all 10 publications at once. Instead of each existing within its own virtual silo, The JAMA Network integrates the journals online. […]

A New Collection of Digitized Historical Films from the National Library of Medicine

From the NLM News Release: The National Library of Medicine has produced a new digital collection, Tropical Disease Motion Pictures. The collection comprises 46 titles from the Library’s collections that illustrate the battle against tropical disease. The materials range from research documentaries, interviews with noted scientists, and public health education campaigns, to films shot on […]

New Science Reference Guide from LC: “Bioterrorism & Bio-Weapons: Curator’s Choice”

This recently published Science Reference Guide from the Science Reference Section at the Library of Congress. It was compiled by Tomoko Y. Steen, Ph.D The guide provides citations and links to resources in three categories: Books Technical Reports Internet Resources See Also: Links to All Science Reference Guides

PLoS Currents Has a New Publishing Platform

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From a PLOS Blog Post: We are pleased to announce that PLoS Currents has moved to a new publishing platform, offering easier interaction to all users. This innovative, online publication channel for the rapid communication of new scientific research and ideas aims to minimize delays between the generation and publication of new research [Clip] For […]