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Help Test and Improve the OHSU Library Web Site! Spring 2017 OHSU Library Web Site Usability Testing

The OHSU Library conducts periodic usability testing of its web site and currently is recruiting people to participate in this season’s usability testing. What is usability testing? If you choose to participate we will set up a time to meet with you to go through a set of questions or tasks on the web site. There are *no* “right” or “wrong” answers. We are just interested in learning more about how people expect to find information on … Read More

OHSU’s Annual Poetry Contest

Research Project Workshops

Vote for OpenTrialsFDA

          Public voting for the Open Science Prize closes this Friday, January 6, and OpenTrialsFDA, led by OHSU Associate Professor, Dr. Erick Turner, is one of the finalists.  This week the OHSU community is rallying to get OpenTrialsFDA shortlisted to receive the $230,000 prize.  The Open Science Prize is a partnership between the NIH, the Wellcome Trust, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to “unleash the power of open content and … Read More

Join us for a special OHSU Open Science Data Jamboree & Hackathon

The December Data Jamboree will focus on the power of open content and data to advance biomedical research and human health.  Dr. Erick Turner, Associate Professor at OHSU and Staff Psychiatrist at the Portland VA Medical Center, will introduce OpenTrialsFDA, which is a finalist for the highly competitive Open Science Prize. OpenTrialsFDA aims to increase access to and the utility of FDA drug approval packages. These review packages often contain information on clinical trials that … Read More

Celebrating 25 years of fueling medical advancement with information

OHSU celebrated 25 years of the Biomedical Information Communication Center on Oct. 28, telling a story about progress by tracing the evolution of programs and resources that the BICC, as it’s now called, has housed since it was built in 1991. “It’s important to take these moments to understand and celebrate how we became what we are and to consider how that history should inform our future,” said William Hersh, M.D., professor and chair of medical informatics and … Read More

Do you have questions about data or software sharing?

  On Friday, November 4, Technology Transfer & Business Development and the Data Jamboree are co-hosting a panel presentation and round-table discussion on sharing and securing data and software through open source and creative commons licensing.  OHSU community members will learn about the importance of securing rights, as well the ways in which data and software can be licensed to meet researcher and community goals. Panelists include: Tammy Buist, VP and Chief Business Development Officer, … Read More

OHSU Library Collaborates with DMICE to Make Biomedical Big Data Science Open Educational Resources Available

For the last couple years, faculty from the OHSU Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology (DMICE) and Library have been developing open educational resources (OERs) in the area of Biomedical Big Data Science. Funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Program, OERs have been produced that can be downloaded, used, and repurposed for a variety of educational audiences by both learners and educators. Development of … Read More

Maija Anderson appointed to Associate Professor in the OHSU Library

We are pleased to announce that Maija Anderson, MA, MLIS was appointed as Associate Professor at OHSU Library. As Director of Curatorial Services, Maija oversees the library’s special collections, university archives, and digital assets management program. Since November 2010, Maija has developed projects and partnerships that bring OHSU history to new audiences, while expanding and improving core services to the university community. Maija has presented and published scholarship on archives management, digitization, and Pacific Northwest … Read More

Steve Duckworth, University Archivist

Steve Duckworth recently joined OHSU Library’s Historical Collections & Archives as the University Archivist. Steve comes most recently from working as the Processing Archivist for the University of Florida. Previously, he served as a Project Archivist for the National Park Service in Anchorage, AK and as an Archives Processor with the “Hidden Collections” project of the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries (PACSCL). He has also conducted archival processing in Philadelphia’s John J. Wilcox, … Read More