What are your 3 library wishes?

Library Wishes Genie LampIf the Library Genie granted you three library wishes, what would they be?  Now you have the opportunity to let us know!

Submit your three wishes to the library genie today!  Your wishes will be anonymous, but if you’d be willing to talk more with us about your wishes you can include your name and e-mail address.

  • Are there resources or services you’d like to see the library offer?
  • Has the library implemented enhancements that you’d like to see more of?
  • How could the library better assist you with your research, education or clinical needs?

Scheduled Outage: Article Linker and Journals A to Z

Serials Solutions, the vendor which provides our Article Linker and Journals A to Z service, will perform  scheduled maintenance and service improvements on Saturday, October 29.

Access to Article Linker and Journals A to Z may be unavailable or intermittent during the following two time frames:

10:00 am – 11:00 am (mountain time) Sat., 10/29/2016

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (mountain time) Sat., 10/29/2016

For those not familiar, the Article Linker connection service (icon shown below)

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is the familiar button in Pubmed and other resources which allows users to check if  Anschutz Medical Campus has access to full text of journals, connecting them to  full text whenever possible.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience caused by this temporary outage.

 

New printing system arrives at the Health Sciences Library!

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We’re excited to reveal a new self-serve print system in the library. Users will be able to pay for print and copy jobs via credit card right at the printer locations.  Prices will remain the same, at .10/page for black and white and .25/page for color.

Wireless printing will also be available and better than ever. You’ll be able to send jobs to our library printers from anywhere and pick them up when it’s convenient for you!  Print jobs will remain available for up to 24 hours. There are multiple ways to print:

  • from workstations in the library,
  • from your own laptop (via wireless),
  • email files as an attachment, or
  • direct uploads to the PrintMe cloud.

Enjoy fast and easy print job retrieval at any of the print/copy release stations in the library. Simply scan the barcode for the job from your mobile device or key in in the document ID number. You can also print files directly from a USB drive or from cloud storage location. View a print and cost preview prior to printing, with the ability to change print options such as number of copies, pages to print, color printing, and more!

As part of this change, the library will be converting to a new card system for cash customers. The old copy cards issued by the library will be going away. As soon as possible, please use up any credit you have on old cards.  A new card dispensing machine will be located on first floor. This machine will accept cash only (no coins), and will replace all cash services at the library’s Service Desk.

Note: the older black and white student printer system that is used through accounts administered by the campus bookstore is still in place.

Questions? Comments?  Stop in at our Service Desk, or pick up the how-to handout at our printing locations.

New Library Director

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See: De Santis named Director of Health Sciences Library in CU Anschutz Today!

Melissa De Santis has accepted the position of Director of the Health Sciences Library. In the past year, Melissa has served as Interim Director following Jerry Perry’s departure in spring of 2015 while simultaneously fulfilling her previous role as Deputy Director.

Melissa brings a record of eight years of success at the Health Sciences Library, with seven years as Deputy Director and one year as Interim Director. Prior to her arrival at CU Denver, Melissa served as Assistant Director of Public Services at the University of Texas Health Science Center Briscoe Library (at San Antonio). Please join us in welcoming Melissa in her new role at the Health Sciences Library!

Graphpad Prism software now available

The library has installed Graphpad Prism on our four Statistics Workstations, as well as on one of our iMacs – #HSL-P21 in the library’s first floor Information Commons.

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From the Graphpad website:

GraphPad Prism, available for both Windows and Mac computers,  combines scientific graphing, comprehensive curve fitting (nonlinear regression), understandable statistics, and data organization.

GraphPad Prism was originally designed for experimental biologists in medical schools and drug companies, especially those in pharmacology and physiology. Prism is now used much more broadly by all kinds of biologists, as well as social and physical scientists.  More than 200,000 scientists in over 110 countries rely on Prism to analyze, graph and present their scientific data.

A reminder: the library’s four Statistics Workstations (and two iMacs) are located in the library’s North Information Commons, and are limited to affiliated users.

Two new iMacs in the library’s Information Commons

iMac Computer WorkstationsThe library is pleased to announce placement of two new iMacs in the library’s 1st floor Information Commons computing area for use by UC Denver students, faculty and staff. The iMacs feature El Capitan OS X and Microsoft Office 2016.

If using the iMacs, remember to reboot when you are done. Be sure save your work to your own USB drive or email it to yourself as the computers do not retain any user information or data once the machines are rebooted.

Learn more about the library’s iMac and PC Computer Workstations

Off-Campus Access is changing!

On August 26, the Health Sciences Library will be making changes to our off-campus proxy system so that you can now log in with your PassportID (this is the same username and password you use for other University resources – like o365 email and the UCDAccess Portal).

Why are we making this change?
Login via PassportID is more secure for you, the user. It will also be far easier for the library to manage. Just one example: in the past there has been a slight delay of up to a week before new students and employees were able to have access to off campus resources. That delay will now disappear.

Here is a screenshot of the new login page that will be in place starting 8 am, Aug. 26 2015 (click to enlarge):

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There will be some exceptions:

  • University of Colorado Hospital employees will still need to log in the old way, using their username of:  letter H followed by their UCH employee ID number (eg: Hxxxxxx). Password is user’s last name.
  • Volunteer Clinical Faculty (VCF program) will continue to log in with their assigned ID number as user name and last name as password.

Prefer the old way?

  • As this is a “soft launch” , the old way of logging in will still work for a limited time only: user name as employee ID number, and last name as password.
  • However, if you had a web browser automatically enter your login and password, you will need to clear out the saved password.  If you have any trouble with this, please call our library Service Desk for directions on clearing saved password from various browsers.

 

Difficulty logging in?  Please contact the HSL Service Desk at 303-724-2152 or use Ask Us.

Questions?  Concerns?  Please contact Jeff.Kuntzman@ucdenver.edu