Of Interest

Data Jamboree Friday, May 20th, 2016

Attend this Friday’s Data Jamboree for a workshop on exploring RNAseq data through visualization.  Attendees will learn about the RNAseq experimental pipeline at OHSU, including study design considerations and RNAseq technologies.  Bring your laptop and data for a hands-on introduction to an open source tool for visualizing your data.  Please visit the RNAseq visualization website for help on formatting your data for inputting into the data visualization tool or explore the pre-loaded data.  Everyone is … Read More

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 … Read More

OHSU students, staff, faculty and volunteers are invited to submit one to two original, unpublished poems on or before Saturday, Apr. 30, 2016, to be included in the OHSU Library and OHSU WRITEs annual poetry contest.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

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.

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. … Read More

FORCE2016 Research Communication and e-Scholarship Conference call for submissions

Force2016 Conference  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 … Read More

We have a Winner!

Congratulations to Eleni O’Neill, winner of the $50 Powell’s gift card.  Thank you to everyone who has provided us feedback for our Strategic Planning Campaign.  We look forward to sharing our plan soon.  

Stephanie Kerns selected for NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program

The OHSU Library congratulates Stephanie Kerns, MLS, Associate University Librarian, who has been selected for the National Library of Medicine (NLM) / Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) Leadership Fellows Program. The Program prepares emerging leaders for director positions in academic health sciences libraries, and is jointly funded by NLM and AAHSL. Since the program began in 2002, twenty-seven fellow graduates have assumed director positions. Ms. Kerns will be mentored by Julia Sollenberger, MLS, AHIP, FMLA, Associate … Read More

MINES for Libraries results

The “Measuring the Impact of Network Electronic Service” (MINES) survey, created by the Association of Research Libraries, was administered at the OHSU Library over a 12-month period during 2013-2014. This survey collected data about the demographics of users and their reasons for using electronic resources purchased and licensed by the OHSU Library. The survey consisted of four questions that were asked each time a randomly selected Library patron accessed a journal article, book, clinical tool, … Read More

David Forero, MLIS, has joined OHSU as the new Technology Director

David recently graduated with a MLIS from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign with a specialization in Data Curation. He most recently served as a System Administrator for the Computation Institute at the University of Chicago. Previously he was Manager of Server Support for the Social Sciences Division at the University of Chicago. He has also worked at the State University of New York at Geneseo and the University of Rochester. Additionally he has worked … Read More