Of Interest

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

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

New study shows scientific reproducibility is hampered by lack of specificity of material resources

Written By Nicole Vasilevsky and Melissa Haendel A key requirement when performing scientific experiments is the accessibility of material resources, including the reagents or model organisms, needed to address a specific hypothesis. The published scientific literature is a source of this valuable information – namely, the name and vendor of an antibody that will pick up a signal on a Western blot, or the description of a mutant zebrafish strain that shows altered development in … Read More

Save Yourself Some Time and Stress! Get to Know a Citation Manager

How many hours of your life have you spent trying to format references at the end of papers or citations within those papers? If you would like to spend less of your life figuring out if APA style requires a parenthesis here or AMA style requires a comma there, consider taking the time to learn one of the many citation manager tools available. Citation managers help researchers gather, organize and share references and PDF files … Read More

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