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Mobile Access for UpToDate!

The UpToDate mobile app is now available at no cost to all of OHSU. Use the steps below to add UpToDate to your mobile device: You must first set up a personal username and login with UpToDate:  http://www-uptodate-com.liboff.ohsu.edu/login-register.  This is the same username and account used to track CME. iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch Search the App Store for “UpToDate” and install.  When installation is complete launch the App. At the prompt enter your UpToDate … Read More

TEDMED 2013 – Coming to the OHSU Library April 16-19

Watch all sessions live April 16-19 and on demand April 16-21 at tedmedlive.org Organization: Oregon Health & Science University | Get the Affiliate ID You can also watch selected sessions live at the OHSU Library in BICC 441. Tuesday, April 16 - 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm SESSION 1: Seeing with a Broader Lens Speakers: Kishi Bashi, John Maeda, Danny Hillis, America Bracho, Harvey Fineberg,Rafael Yuste, Afro Blue Wednesday, April 17 –  8:30 am – 10:00 am SESSION 3: Translating the Untranslatable … Read More

2013 Symposium for Portland Area Research on Complementary and Alternative Medicine (SPARC)

The seventh annual Symposium for Portland Area Research on Complementary and Alternative Medicine (SPARC) will be held on Saturday, May 4th in the OHSU auditorium. SPARC is a research symposium that highlights current research in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and promotes scientific collaboration. SPARC 2013 focuses on the evolution of CAM research. Researchers from Portland and beyond will discuss current CAM research and the future of the field. Keynote speaker Rick Hecht, MD, Research … Read More

Ontologist Melissa Haendel edits volume on bioinformatics of behavior

Melissa Haendel, co-head of the OHSU Library’s Ontology Development Group, has collaborated with Elissa J. Chesler from The Jackson Laboratory to edit two volumes of the International Review of Neurobiology. Volume 103, Bioinformatics of Behavior: Part 1 | read on ScienceDirect | purchase Volume 104, Bioinformatics of Behavior: Part 2 | read on ScienceDirect | purchase Drs. Chesler and Haendel describe their work in the preface: The field of bioinformatics has rapidly evolved and has changed … Read More

Food for Fines!

New Free Conference: The Research Lifecycle – Partnering for Success

What do researchers, information, and data specialists need to know about data-intensive research and tools for data management? What can researchers gain from working with librarians? What can we all gain from a better understanding of the research data lifecycle, from either a researcher or library perspective? This spring, the Research Lifecycle: Partnering for Success conference will explore these questions and provide opportunities to network and interact with other information and data specialists in the … Read More

Next Generation Library Management and Discovery Solutions

Library consortia have a long history of collective purchasing and resource sharing among members. The Orbis Cascade Alliance, a consortium of 37 colleges, universities and community colleges, has set out to extend this vision and achieve a deeper level of collaboration that includes treating the combined collections of member institutions as one collection and exploring collaboration in technical services. The Alliance’s efforts to achieve these goals lead this diverse group of libraries to investigate new … Read More

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