Archive for 2012

The heart of the university

Written by Jackie Wirz, Ph.D. “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library” – Jorge Luis Borges Jorge Luis Borges was an influential Spanish American novelist, perhaps best known for his inventive short stories.  His quotes have sparked literally thousands of essays by hopeful library students, much like the “two paths diverged in the woods” cliché for personal statement essays (see previous blog post here). Although I admire this quote and … Read More

Interdisciplinary Information

Information can be complicated. In the schematic to the left, created by illustrator Jessica Hagy, connecting any two points together creates interesting and amusing combinations. But this illustration is as informative as it is humorous: it underscores the complexity of interdisciplinary work. The above cartoon creates a network of 15 different pair wise interactions. What happens when we connect more than two disciplines? When there are more than six disciplines? When there are different ways … Read More

Free ILL Pilot for OHSU Faculty/Staff in 2013

On January 2, 2013, the OHSU Library will launch a pilot project to provide free interlibrary loan (ILL) requests to OHSU faculty and staff.  This change is in response to user feedback, indicating that paying for ILL is often a barrier to obtaining needed materials.  The pilot project will enable the library to assess the financial impact and sustainability of subsidizing requests. To request items, faculty or staff need to set up an ILL Express account. … Read More

New Library Books with OHSU Authors, November 2012

The anesthesia technician & technologist’s manual : all you need to know for study and reference Editors Glenn Woodworth, Shannon Sayers-Rana, Jeffrey R. Kirsch and contributors Kenneth Abbey, Matthew Abrahams, Ahmed Alshaarawi, Ryan B. Anderson, Michael S. Axley, Michael F. Aziz, Mark J. Baskerville, Curtis Bergquist, Mary A. Blanchette, Richard Botney, Valdez G. Bravo, Guy Buckman, Michelle Cameron, Deborah Carter, Lisa Chan, Shohreh Sadlou Daraee, Asish Dash, Dawn Dillman, Brian N. Egan, Judith A. Freeman, … Read More

Winter Holiday Hours

The OHSU Library will be open the following hours during the winter holidays.  Saturday, December 22 – CLOSED Sunday, December 23 – CLOSED Monday, December 24 – 7:30-3:00 Tuesday, December 25 – CLOSED Wednesday, December 26 – Friday, December 28 – 7:30-5:00 Saturday, December 29 – CLOSED Sunday, December 30 – CLOSED Monday, December 31 – 7:30-5:00 Tuesday, January 1 – CLOSED Wednesday, January 2 – return to normal hours The SEL hours are: Wednesday, … Read More

New Journal Subscriptions

***Starting in January 2013*** Despite a more challenging budget year for library collections, the OHSU Library is able to add 28 new journal subscriptions for 2013. After successful negotiations resulted in price savings from several other products, the library was able to restore some funds to the journal budget. We evaluated 63 journal requests from OHSU faculty, staff, and students and were able to fulfill 77% of the requests. For a full listing of new … Read More

New Library Books with OHSU Authors, October 2012

Acute care surgery Contributor Donald D. Trunkey affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Building and managing e-book collections : a how-to-do-it manual for librarians Contributor Kristina DeShazo affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. The cervical spine Contributors Alexander C. Ching, Robert A. Hart, Jayme R. Hiratzka, Andrew N. Nemecek and Jung U. Yoo affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Complications in facial plastic surgery Contributor Tom D. Wang affiliated with Oregon Health … Read More

Library Closure-Thursday, November 22, 2012

The OHSU Library will be closed Thursday, November 22, 2012 in observance of Thanksgiving. The After Hours Study Space will be available for OHSU students, faculty and staff. Remember your ID! The library will resume regular hours on Friday, November 23. For additional information on library hours see

OHSU Articles for October

There were a record 286 articles by OHSU authors indexed in October. See them here. You can see all 2,165 OHSU 2012 articles at

Happy Halloween from the OHSU Library!