OHSU Library Hosting Research Week 2016

On Monday, May 2, from 5-8pm, the OHSU Library will be hosting the Research Week 2016 opening poster reception. Posters will be displayed on the Library’s 3rd and 4th floors. The Library will be open for service during its normal hours of 8am-6pm, and the 24-Hour Space will remain available for study throughout the poster reception. However, library users should expect some disruptions, with the event set-up beginning at 10am on May 2nd. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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OHSU students, staff, faculty and volunteers are invited to submit one to two original, unpublished poems on or before Saturday, Apr. 30, 2016, to be included in the OHSU Library and OHSU WRITEs annual poetry contest.

Prizes will be awarded for the top-rated poem in each of these three categories:
·         OHSU experience
·         Artistic excellence
·         Health and healing

The winning poems will be framed and showcased in the OHSU Library (BICC 3rd floor), and posted on the OHSU Library’s website. The winning authors in each of the three categories will receive a $50 Powell’s gift card.

Please see the Poetry Contest 2016 page for contest guidelines and other details.

BICC 25th Anniversary Celebration Save the Date

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Save the date for the celebration of the BICC 25th Anniversary in Portland, Oregon, Friday, October 28, 2016.

“The Biomedical Information Communication Center is the resource for health information at Oregon Health Sciences University. The BICC building, which opened in September, 1991, houses library services; microcomputer facilities, training and support; audiovisual and video conferencing services; the Health Informatics Program; and BICC administrative offices. The offices of ORHION, the BICC’s electronic information system, are also housed in the building.”

With these auspicious words, the BICC opened 25 years ago.

On behalf of Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), we would cordially like to extend an invitation to attend a celebration of the past, present, and future of the BICC in beautiful Portland, Oregon, October 28. Tour the building, talk with former and current inhabitants, view exhibits of historic computers and artifacts, enjoy some great food and beverages, and help us celebrate!

Confirmed speakers include:
• Donald Lindberg, MD, Emeritus Director of the National Library of Medicine
• J. Robert (Bob) Beck, MD, former Director of the BICC
• Lesley Hallick, PhD, former OHSU Provost
• Dolores Judkins, MLS, AHIP, OHSU Library Emeritus Associate Professor
• David Witter, MA former Interim University President
• David Hickam, MD, MPH, former OHSU professor / VA physician
• And we hope to have the new Director of the National Library of Medicine as well…

We hope you can join us!

Chris Shaffer and Valerie Fishler, OHSU Library
Bill Hersh, Joan Ash, and Kathryn Pyle, Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology (DMICE)
Jan Pfeifer, EdCOMM
Mike Miller, Information Technology Group (ITG)

Holiday Hours

Monday, February 15, 2016 the OHSU Library at the BICC and the Graduate LRC at the CLSB service desk will be closed in observance of Presidents’ Day

The After Hours Study Space is on the 4th floor of the Library. It may be accessed through the 4th floor entrance when the Library is closed with a valid OHSU badge.  The Graduate LRC is accessible with OHSU badge 24 hours a day for departments and programs located at CLSB.

ICMJE seeks feedback on sharing clinical trial data

The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) has issued a proposal for “Sharing Clinical Trial Data” and is asking for feedback.

The announcement has appeared in the Annals of Internal Medicine, as well as published in JAMA, Lancet, PLoS Med, NEJM and CMAJ. Harlan Krumholz of Yale shared a commentary on NPR that you may find interesting.

The ICMJE website provides a link to the feedback form, which has specific areas that they want comments on.

EndNote

EndNote, a popular citation management program used for organizing references and generating bibliographies, is now available free of charge to all OHSU students, faculty and staff through the OHSU Library. Learn more about EndNote and get download access here.

Holiday Hours

Monday, January 18th, 2016 the OHSU Library at the BICC and the Graduate LRC at the CLSB service desk will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.

The After Hours Study Space is on the 4th floor of the Library. It may be accessed through the 4th floor entrance when the Library is closed with a valid OHSU badge.  The Graduate LRC is accessible with OHSU badge 24 hours a day for departments and programs located at CLSB.

Holiday Hours

OHSU Library at the BICC

Thursday Dec 24 8am-3pm
Friday Dec 25 CLOSED
Monday Dec 28 Resume regular hours
Friday Jan 1 CLOSED
Monday Jan 4 Resume regular hours

The After Hours Study Space is on the 4th floor of the Library. It may be accessed through the 4th floor entrance when the Library is closed with a valid OHSU badge.

Graduate LRC at the CLSB

Dec 21-Jan 3 Service Desk CLOSED

Access with OHSU badge 24 hours a day

Library Space Reconfiguration

The OHSU Library at the BICC is planning to upgrade the computer areas on the 3rd and 4th floors during the 2015 winter break, from December 18th until January 3rd. The current cubicles will be removed and new computer tables with open seating will be installed allowing for greater collaboration and improved electrical and data connections.

OHSU computers on the 3rd and 4th floor will be unavailable during this upgrade –we apologize for the inconvenience. Library users can still connect to the network on their personal devices, and the Library Service Desk will remain open Monday through Friday, from 8 am to 6 pm during this upgrade.

If you have question or concerns, please contact Michael Mackin at mackinm@ohsu.edu or 503-418-4979.

FORCE2016 Research Communication and e-Scholarship Conference call for submissions

Force2016 Conference 

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Dates: Preconference: April 17, 2016; Main conference: April 18-19, 2016

Venue: Portland, Oregon

Hashtag: #Force2016

Site: www.force2016.org

Chair: Melissa Haendel

Program Chairs: Susanna Sansone and Nicole Vasilevsky

The FORCE2016 Research Communication and e-Scholarship Conference brings together a diverse group of people interested in changing the way scholarly and scientific information is communicated and shared. Join us in Portland if you are passionate about transforming research processes and scholarly communication in support of maximizing accessibility and efficiency. Keynote speakers include John Brownstein (Harvard Medical School)Cassidy Sugimoto (Indiana University)Phil Bourne (NIH) and the Alan Alda Institute for Communicating Science.

Who is it for? Scholars, researchers, librarians, data managers, grant administrators, funders, publishers, editors, societies and anyone else interested in scholarly communications

What is Force11? FORCE11 is a grass-roots organization that aims to improve knowledge creation and sharing by encouraging better use of new technologies by working across disciplines, roles and sectors. Everyone is welcome to join Force11 and participate in a variety of working groups, task teams and pilot projects.

SUBMIT ABSTRACTS: Posters, Demos, Sessions at this form here.

Sessions descriptions:

Travel Fellowship Funding – Apply Today Travel Fellowships are available for up to $1,200 for travelers within the US and Canada, and up to $2,000 for international travelers. While applications will be accepted from anyone who wishes to attend the conference and demonstrates a need for support, we especially encourage applications from student/young scholars and those from beyond North America and Europe. 

SUBMIT TO HOST: Pre-conference Workshops and Meetings Sunday, 17 April 2016, is available for groups who want to meet in conjunction with the FORCE2016 conference, whether for workshops, informal or formal collaborations, or business meetings. Meetings should be related to the goals and mission of FORCE11. If you are interested in hosting a meeting at the FORCE2016 venue, please submit this form