Of Interest

Nurses Found in the Archives

For years we’ve lamented the fact that there is a relative lack of nursing materials in the OHSU Historical Collections & Archives (HC&A) collections and have sometimes struggled to answer reference questions regarding the school and nurses. To our benefit, Barbara Gaines, R.N., Ed.D., OHSU School of Nursing emerita and author of the history of the school, has seen to it that a steady stream of School of Nursing records and some personal papers have … Read More

New Associate University Librarian

Stephanie Kerns, MLS, has joined OHSU as the new Associate University Librarian for Information & Research Services. Stephanie was most recently the Head of Information and Access Services at Tufts University’s Hirsh Health Science Library. Previously she served as Head of Education and Outreach and Curriculum Librarian at the Galter Health Sciences Library at Northwestern University, where she was also liaison to several programs, including PA, MD, Public Health, Family Medicine, and Prosthetics and Orthotics. … Read More

OHSU Library has a space for you!

The OHSU Library, located in the BICC Building, has a space for you, whether you are interested in a convenient and accessible space for study, research, or just lounging and surfing the web. After-Hours Study Space The 4th floor of the library is available for use to anyone with an OHSU ID any hour, any day. When the library is closed, simply swipe your OHSU badge at the 4th floor entrance door to enter and … Read More

Making data more accessible

The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) recently announced a directive aimed to increase public access to federally funded research. The policy memorandum requires Federal agencies with greater than $100 million in R&D expenditures to create a plan for making the published results of their research freely available to the public within one year of publication.  The directive also directs the agencies to develop plans for managing and making digital data sets accessible. The … Read More

Help the Library design a new bookmark and win a Powell’s Books gift card!

The library is hosting a contest to choose an image for its new bookmark.  The contestant with the winning image will receive a $25 gift card to Powell’s Books. To enter, just select a picture from our collection of digital and historic images. Have fun exploring medical, OHSU and local history! Contest Guidelines: Choose an image from one of the following collections or exhibits: The OHSU Digital Resources Library Rare Books on Health and Healing, … Read More

VDI Pilot Project Survey

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

Research Impact: Beyond Citation Counts

Citation count is the most common and traditional metric for measuring the impact of a scientific paper.  However, it is an increasingly inadequate measurement.  Citation counts to not capture the diverse and rapid ways in which scientific research is shared, accessed, recommended, and endorsed in the digital age. Altmetrics or alternative metrics are a collection of emerging impact measurements intended to capture how and where research is communicated on the Web.  These metrics include download … Read More

Dolores Judkins honored with an appointment to the Emeritus Faculty of the OHSU Library

Congratulations to Dolores Judkins, MLS, AHIP, Associate University Librarian for Information & Research Services, who is retiring at the end of June. Ms. Judkins has served the OHSU community as a member of the Library Faculty for over 30 years. Her distinguished contributions are numerous and have played a critical role in improving the health of Oregonians and the education of Oregon health professionals. She has held leadership positions as the Director of the Dental … Read More

Samuel L. Diack Science and Engineering Library Closing

The Samuel L. Diack Science and Engineering Library is closing on Friday, June 28. I would very much like to thank all the librarians and staff who have worked in the Diack Library over the years providing high quality service to Oregon Graduate Institute (OGI) and its various successor organizations. Closing a library is always a sad event, but we should also celebrate the people who helped make it a valuable information resource to the … Read More

OHSU Library collaboration with Orbis Cascade Alliance

OHSU Library collaborates with many external organizations to provide materials and services that support OHSU’s missions of education, clinical care and research.  A major partner is the Orbis Cascade Alliance, a consortium of 37 libraries in Oregon, Washington and Idaho.  Among the many benefits is access to almost 29 million books, music CDs, DVDs, videos and other items through Summit, an online library catalog shared by all Alliance member libraries.  As John Helmer, Executive Director … Read More