Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Upcoming Seminar - Keeping Up with NLM’s PubMed

Keeping Up with NLM’s PubMed
Friday, May 29, 2009
8:30 am to 12:30 pm
Tidewater Bldg., Rm. 1218

To register for the classes, go to: http://nnlm.gov/scr/training/register.html

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region (NN/LM SCR) will be offering Keeping Up with NLM’s PubMed in the Tidewater Bldg., Rm. 1218 on Friday, May 29, 2009. The session is hosted in New Orleans by Tulane University at the Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Science.

With a hands-on approach, this class will show attendees how to use the features of PubMed effectively. Attendees will be able to describe the contents of PubMed; formulate basic search strategies; display, print, and save results in various formats; revise and refine searches; and use special features such as Related Articles, Clinical Queries and the Advanced Search. The instructor will demonstrate online searches and students, at computers connected to the Internet, will be invited to follow along. Time for individual practice will be provided.

If you have any questions, please contact Karen J. Vargas, MLS , Consumer Health Outreach Coordinator National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Courier Service

The Matas Library is pleased to announce that courier service between the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, The Offsite Depository and the Matas Library has begun!

Please contact the ILL office via your ILLiad account (from the Library homepage, medlib.tulane.edu). First time users of the ILLiad system will need to register.

Matas users requesting an item from Howard-Tilton or the Offsite depository click here.

Howard-Tilton users requesting an item from Matas click here or enter your request via the Howard-Tilton homepage, library.tulane.edu.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

NIH Public Access Policy - One Year After. Update from Nature

Open-access policy flourishes at NIH, by Meredith Wadman,

Excerpt: One year on, advocates of free public access to scientific literature are calling a law that requires researchers at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) to make their manuscripts publicly available at the PubMed Central repository a success. At the same time, the measure continues to be challenged by a senior congressman and some publishers.Since the legal requirement that NIH-funded researchers make their manuscripts publicly available after acceptance for journal publication came into effect last April, the number of articles being approved by their authors for processing by the repository has more than tripled. In March 2009, 6,425 such original articles were approved by their authors for processing; a year earlier, the number was 1,852 (see graph)....Author compliance "has been dramatically altered" by converting an "anaemic" voluntary policy into law, says former NIH director Harold Varmus, now president of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York and a keen supporter of open-access initiatives.

If you have questions regarding NIH compliance issues related to submissions of manuscripts, such as finding and determining PMID/PMCID numbers contact the Matas Library Reference Department, medref@tulane.edu.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

National Library Week - April 12-18, 2009

National Library Week is an annual celebration of the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians. All types of libraries - school, public, academic and special - participate.
  • Monday, April 13 - "The State of America's Libraries" report will be released. Visit the Public Information Office Web site for more information.
  • Tuesday, April 14 - Celebrate ALA-APA's National Library Workers Day
  • Wednesday, April 15- ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom will release the “Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2008” list. Visit the Banned Books Week Web site.
For More information about National Library Week and our nation's libraries visit the American Library Association website.

World Day for Safety and Health at Work: April 28, 2009: Health and life at work: A basic human right

Health and life at work: A basic human right

World Day for Safety and Health at Work, April 28, 2009, is an international campaign to promote safe, healthy, and decent work.

In 2003, the International Labour Organization (ILO) began to observe World Day stressing the prevention of accidents and illnesses at work, capitalizing on its traditional strengths of tripartism and social dialogue. 28 April is also a day the world's trade union movement has long associated with commemorating victims of occupational accidents and disease.