Archive for 2013

VDI Pilot Project Survey-Your Feedback is Needed!

The OHSU Library is piloting a thin client solution from ITG which we hope may someday replace our floor computers available for use by OHSU staff/students and faculty. These terminals all run a modified version of the OHSU Windows 7 build. After 15 minutes of inactivity the terminals reboot into a fresh state so it is important for patrons to remember to save their work before the terminal recycles to avoid losing anything important. The … Read More

OHSU Library Collections on the Move

The Science & Engineering and Storage collections, currently housed at West Campus, are being moved to the Old Library on the Main campus. Moving our collections to the Main campus will result in faster delivery for requested items. The move will begin in stages on October 18th and is expected to be completed in early December. During this period, items from these collections may be temporarily unavailable for requesting and the catalog will display the … Read More

Ontology Development Group Awarded Funding from Undiagnosed Disease Program

Melissa Haendel, in the Ontology Development Group in the OHSU Library was awarded a one year contract in the amount of $200,000 from the NIH Undiagnosed Disease Program (UDP) to support collaboration between the UDP and the Monarch Initiative. The goal of this effort is to leverage phenotype information obtained from model organisms such as mice, zebrafish, fruit flies, and worms, to help identify potential genes that are implicated in human undiagnosed diseases. The project … Read More

Orbis Cascade Alliance Celebrates 20th Anniversary

EUGENE, Oregon, October 10, 2013 — The Orbis Cascade Alliance is celebrating its 20th anniversary as a consortium serving colleges and universities in the Northwest U.S.  Twenty years ago, academic libraries in Oregon and Washington independently created two state-based consortia named Orbis and Cascade.  Over the course of the last twenty years, these two consortia merged and the resulting Alliance launched new programs and grew from 11 to 37 member colleges and universities across a … Read More

OHSU History of Medicine Society Lecture, October 18th: “Venereal Girls”, The Cedars Detention Home, and the Portland Free Dispensary

Kimberly Jensen, Ph.D. Friday, October 18, 2013 Public lecture: 12:15pm Refreshments served at noon Location: OHSU Old Library Auditorium Kimberly Jensen received her Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in women’s and U.S. history and is professor of history and gender studies at Western Oregon University. She is the author of Mobilizing Minerva: American Women in the First World War (University of Illinois Press, 2008) and Oregon’s Doctor to the World: Esther Pohl Lovejoy and … Read More

New Library Books with OHSU Authors, September 2013

Animal models for the study of human disease [electronic resource] / edited by P. Michael Conn. Editor P. Michael Conn and contributors Kristine Coleman and Doris Kretzschmar affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. A clinical guide to nutrition care in kidney disease / edited by Laura Byham-Gray, Jean Stover, Karen Wiesen. Contibutors Maureen McCarthy and Jessie Pavlinac affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery : clinical practice and … Read More

Get help managing your data

With support from a grant from Force11, the OHSU Library is hosting working sessions to address data management, reproducibility and scientific communication. The sessions are designed to help OHSU students, faculty, and staff understand best practices for managing, publishing, and archiving data. Session 1: Data Management Open House OHSU students, faculty, and staff are welcome. Wednesday, October 9 4-6PM MRB 310 Happy hour refreshments will be served. This session will highlight aspects of the data … Read More

Your help needed with library journal cancellation decisions

Your help is urgently needed to assist the OHSU Library in deciding which journals OHSU should keep and which ones we should not renew. Every year the OHSU Library evaluates its journal and database subscriptions to ensure the good stewardship of our budget.  We analyze a variety of data, including publication and citation counts, usage, cost, and community feedback.  The Library adds and cancels journal, database, and book purchases based on this information, with the … Read More

Jackie Wirz, Ph.D., joins Research Roadmap efforts

The OHSU Library is pleased to announce that Jackie Wirz, Ph.D, assistant professor in the OHSU Library, has joined the School of Medicine as a part-time research associate supporting the development of team science, planning and execution of School of Medicine Research Roadmap initiatives, and identification and support of new research endeavors at the school.  The library is excited to extend their partnership with the School of Medicine through Jackie’s appointment.  Chris Shaffer, University Librarian, … Read More

OHSU Library Awarded Funding for Campus and Community Projects

Several OHSU librarians were recently awarded funding from the Pacific Northwest Regional Medical Library for research and projects aimed at understanding and meeting the information needs of our campus and local communities.  The Regional Medical Library (RML) is part of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine program coordinated by the National Library of Medicine.  The program’s mission is to improve the progress of medicine and public health by providing equal access to biomedical information to … Read More