Archive for July, 2012|Monthly archive page
As mentioned in an April post, the Health Sciences Library requested user feedback on a variety of Point of Care Tools. It is no longer economically feasible for the library to continue subscribing to all of these resources but we wanted to get feedback from our users before making cancellation decisions.
The feedback the library received about the Point of Care Tools was outstanding and extremely helpful!
Based on the review of feedback received and the usage statistics for these products, the library has decided to cancel its subscription to ACP Pier. Our current subscription ends on July 31, 2012.
If you need assistance or recommendations on tools to use in place of ACP Pier, please use the Ask A Librarian to contact a librarian via chat, e-mail or on the phone.
HSL’s study room reservation pilot has been expanded for the fall semester, with the addition of Study Booth D (Room 1208), ideal for individual study, and located in the south commons public computing area on the library’s 1st floor. Group Study Room 1305, which holds up to 12 people and contains an LCD screen, will again be available. Both rooms may be reserved for regular library hours only.
This 2nd pilot will run from August-December 2012; for more information or to make a reservation, go to: http://hslibrary.ucdenver.libcal.com/booking/groupstudy.
A distinctive collection of dental books and journals featuring the scholarly contributions of former Dean of the CU School of Dentistry Dr. Lawrence H. Meskin has been donated to the Health Sciences Library by Estelle Meskin. Dr. Meskin, who died unexpectedly in 2007, served as Dean of the School from 1981 to 1987, after which he served as CU’s Vice President for Academic Affairs and Research, and led the Dental School’s continuing education program.
Dr. Meskin was a founding member of the Santa Fe Group, an organization of internationally recognized scholars and leaders with a common interest in improving oral health and which works to advocate for innovative solutions to problems in health care services and delivery.
Dr. Meskin earned his dental degree from the University of Detroit in 1961, and prior to coming to CU taught at the University of Minnesota for 20 years. He served as Editor of the Journal of the American Dental Association from 1990 through 2001, was Chair of the Editorial Board of Dental Abstracts, and across a highly distinguished career published over 200 scholarly articles. Among the items in the collection are editorials, articles and monographs that Dr. Meskin authored. Key interests during his academic career were public policy and dentistry, and dental education financing.
About the donation, Estelle Meskin has said, “Larry was one of the outstanding leaders and mentors within the dental profession, and he was a real visionary in dental education. I’m thrilled the Library will provide a permanent place for and access to Larry’s scholarship.”
According to Library Director Jerry Perry, “On behalf of the Library’s community of users, we thank Estelle and the entire Meskin family, and are pleased and honored to accept Dr. Meskin’s collection. He was a key figure in the University’s history, and was deeply loved and respected. We are happy to provide a focal point on campus for our users to consult his work.” The collection is located in the Library’s Special Collections Room, on the 3rd floor.
For additional information about the Dr. Lawrence H. Meskin Collection, please contact Jerry Perry, Director, at 303-724-2133 or email@example.com.
[Jerry Perry, Health Sciences Library Director]
On June 22, the Health Sciences Library named an area of the Special Collections room to honor the contributions that Dr. Carl E. Bartecchi and his wife Kay have made to the Library. One of these contributions consisted of several hundred books published between the sixteenth and the twenty-first centuries from Dr. Bartecchi’s personal collection. Dr. Bartecchi donated these items to the library in 1998 and 1999. A selection of these books are on display in the exhibit case on the 3rd floor of the Health Sciences Library, just outside the room in which the Carl and Kay Bartecchi Special Collections Reading Area is located.
[Emily Epstein, Cataloging Librarian]
HSL’s rotating fiction collection, located within the Amesse Memorial Collection in the library’s 1st floor leisure hub, contains an ever-changing selection of new novels for checkout. Look for the blue library/ reader symbol on the spine of these books!
New leisure hub fiction:
The Accident/ Linwood Barclay
The Bone House/ Brian Freeman
The Nightmare Thief/ Meg Gardiner
Bonnie/ Iris Johansen
Silver Sparrow/ Tayari Jones
Lone Wolf/ Jodi Picoult
Gideon’s Corpse/ Preston & Childs
Before I Go to Sleep/ S. J. Watson
Waking Hours/ Lisa Wiehl
Have you received an email similar to the following? (Names have been removed to protect the not-so-innocent.)
???Pub.org Call for Editor-in-Chief, January 2012. www.???pub.org
??? Publisher Inc. is a publisher of peer-reviewed and open access journals covering a wide range of academic disciplines. ???Pub aims to develop highest quality knowledge-based products and service for the academic, professional, research and scientific communities worldwide. We welcome new journal proposals throughout the year in any fields of science or social science subjects. Moreover, you are welcome to apply for Editor-in-Chief position for our current journals or for the new journals you propose.
Duties of Editor-in-Chief (EiC)
- Be able to publish at least 4 issues in a year (Bi-monthly or Quarterly publication)
- First issue is expected to be published within 4 months after becoming EiC
- Each issue should include 4 or more research papers
- Determine and refine scopes and topics for the journal
- Collect and attract high quality papers to maintain quality standard
- Call for papers from colleagues, academic and professional connections to secure timely publication of journal issues
- Recruit editors to ensure timely review of submited research papers
- Actively promote the journal to colleagues and associates
Proposals for New (Existing) Journals
Proposals for new (existing) journals should include the following items:
(options marked with * are essential, others can be proposed later on)
- Journal title*
- Specific aim & scopes*
- Proposed editorial board
- Journal audience
- Expected date for the first issue*
- Promotion and managing plan as an Editor-in-Chief*
Please send your CV along with your proposal to editor@???pub.org
Please kindly forward this message to fellow colleagues and researchers.
??? Publisher Inc.
If you answered yes, then you may have been targeted by a predatory publisher. BEWARE! Jeffrey Beall, Auraria Library’s Metadata Librarian, defines predatory publishers as “those that unprofessionally exploit the author-pays model of open-access publishing (Gold OA) for their own profit.”
How can you recognize a predatory publisher from an introductory email like the one above? Beall recommends that you watch for the following signs:
1. Typographical and grammatical errors in the email
2. Unwarranted boasting, such as describing a journal as a leading journal in the field even though no one in the field has ever heard of it
3. Unsigned emails, or emails signed by a secretary or by some unknown person or a made up name, or by a person who only uses her or his first name
4. Emails that solicit articles that are not even close to the recipient’s field of study
5. Emails that boast of a quick turnaround time for peer review
6. Emails that don’t mention the author fee that the publisher charges.
7. Emails that ask you to submit an article similar to one you already have published.
8. Emails that have a “chain letter” feel or are dated some weeks or months in the past.
How should you react to these unsolicited requests? IGNORE THEM! Clicking the unsubscribe button may result in further unwanted contact. Delete them manually or set up a rule in your email to delete them without ever seeing them in your inbox.
[Jeffrey Beall, Metadata Librarian, Auraria Library and Lynne Fox, Education Librarian, Health Sciences Library, University of Colorado Denver]
Have you ever wondered what ILLiad statuses actually mean as your request is being processed? Here is a short list of the most common statuses that you may encounter:
- Awaiting Copyright Clearance: This is the first queue that your request moves to after you’ve placed it; the Interlibrary Loan staff must approve it according to copyright guidelines.
- Awaiting Request Processing: This is the most likely queue that your request will move to after being approved for copyright purposes; the ILL staff will review your request as soon as possible.
- In DD Stacks Searching: If the library has access to an electronic copy of the request, or it is available in print in the stacks, this queue is where your request will move to after being reviewed; the ILL staff will be pulling, copying, and delivering your request shortly.
- Request Sent: If the library does not have access to the material that you’ve requested, the ILL staff must request it from another institution; your request has been sent to be filled by a potential lender.
There are many other queues in which your request may find itself, but the four statuses above are the most common. If you ever have any questions concerning ILLiad statuses and where your request may be, please contact the Interlibrary Loan office at 303-724-2111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
[Brittany Heer, Library Technician II]
UK PubMed Central (UKPMC) is the online information service which provides biomedical and health researchers free access to millions of resources at the touch of a button.
“The European Research Council (ERC) announced today that it will participate in the UK PubMed Central (UKPMC) open access repository service, joining 18 existing UK and European funders. The ERC becomes the third European funder to join UKPMC, following Telethon Italy and the Austrian Research Fund.
As a result of this participation, the existing funders have agreed that the service will be rebranded as ‘Europe PubMed Central’ (Europe PMC) by 1 November 2012. A key aim of this initiative is to extend the repository further and encourage other European funders of life sciences research to make the outputs of the research they fund freely available through Europe PMC.”
- Register at: http://hslstream.ucdenver.edu/classes/
- All classes are hands-on, active learning and held in the Teaching Labs at the Health Sciences Library.
- Class handouts are available online at http://hslibrary.ucdenver.edu/handouts#20
Introduction to Endnote
13 Jul 2012 (Fri)
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Teaching Lab 1
Getting Started at the Library and Finding Full Text Online
19 Jul 2012 (Thu)
9:00am – 10:00am
Location: Teaching Lab 1
Searching for the Evidence
24 Jul 2012 (Tue)
3:00pm – 4:30pm
Location: Teaching Lab 1
Have questions about free classes? Contact Ruby Nugent, Email: email@example.com, Phone: 303-724-2170