PMC Manuscript Collection Available for Text Mining

As reported by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (see original post):

NIH-supported scientists have made over 300,000 author manuscripts available in PMC. Now NIH is making these papers accessible to the public in a format that will allow robust text analyses.

You can download the PMC collection of NIH-supported author manuscripts as a package in either XML or plain-text format at ftp://ftp.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pub/pmc/manuscript/. The collection encompasses all NIH manuscripts posted to PMC that were published in July 2008 or later. While the public can access the manuscripts’ full text and accompanying figures, tables, and multimedia via the PMC website, the newly available XML and plain-text files include full text only. In addition to text mining, the files may be used consistent with the principles of fair use under copyright law.

Please note that these author manuscript files are not part of the PMC Open Access Subset.

The NIH Office of Extramural Research developed this resource to increase the impact of NIH funding. Through this collection, scientists will be able to analyze these manuscripts, further apply NIH research findings, and generate new discoveries.

For more information and instructions, please visit the PMC author manuscript collection webpage.

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Apps for Disaster Information Management

DIMRCThe Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) is an online resource developed by the National Library of Medicine to provide access to health information resources and technology for disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. The site aims to “connect people to quality disaster health information and foster a culture of community resiliency.”

The site offers access to databases, literature, and training that is useful for healthcare providers who might be involved in the first response after a disaster. They provide a list of emergency response tools and apps designed to keep mobile users connected to important information and resources in the event of a disaster.

Of particular interest is Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders (WISER), a system designed to assist emergency responders in hazardous material incidents. WISER can access information on over 400 chemicals and radiologic agents to  help responders identify hazardous materials and respond to chemical emergencies. Notably, it is available as a standalone download so an internet connection is not needed to access information.

National Jewish Archival Videos Now Available to View

Two promotional videos from the National Jewish archives have been digitized and are available for viewing. These videos are also available for viewing on the library’s patient and visitor resource guide, under the History tab.

 “Forty Years of Human Service: The Work of the National Jewish Hospital” (1939)

This promotional video from the archives, narrated by Paul Felix Warburg, National Jewish’s Vice President at the time, showcases National Jewish’s campus, facilities, physicians, researchers, and patients. The hospital’s “thoroughly modern equipment” is highlighted, including an X-ray and fluoroscope for diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis.

Viewers can see snippets of research conducted under Dr. Harry J. Corper, including the culture of tubercle bacilli on potatoes. The enduring importance of individualized treatment is stressed as the video shows patients receiving special medical treatments, vocational therapy, and tailored care.

Children were admitted from all over the country for treatment and rehabilitation in the Colorado air. Often, parents were unable to fully care for their children’s illness and sent them to National Jewish for residential treatment. This video was part of a campaign for donations so that National Jewish could continue offering care free of charge to all patients.

“The Fight for Health” (c. 1946)

This 1945 promotional video highlights the work of National Jewish to raise $3.5 million for construction of three new buildings on campus. The video shows clinical work, such as the use of an X-ray, fluoroscope, and echocardiograph, as well as surgical procedures.

Research done at this time included sputum testing. This video shows the preparation of samples using a centrifuge, slide stains, and microscopes.

The video emphasizes patient recovery, and rehabilitating long-term patients with vocational skills was a major part of National Jewish’s program. Did you know patients created leather wallets, learned woodworking, and even performed radio shows out of the hospital?

New 2015 Pharmacology Books Now Available

New Handbooks 2015 longThese just in! The library has the newest editions of the following handbooks:

  • Geriatric Dosage Handbook, 21st Edition
  • Drug Information Handbook, 24th Edition
  • Drug Information Handbook for Oncology, 13th Edition
  • Drug Information Handbook for Nursing, 17th Edition
  • Drug Information Handbook for Advanced Practice Nursing, 16th Edition
  • Pediatric & Neonatal Dosage Handbook, 22nd Edition

All of these can all be found in our library’s reference section. Visit us in Goodman K104 to see these and more print references in our collection.