Of Interest

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

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