Poetry Contest

New Library Books with OHSU Authors, November 2013

Netter’s surgical anatomy and approaches / Conor P. Delaney   illustrations by Frank H. Netter.

Contributor Lee Swanstrom affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

Pediatric retina / [edited by] Mary Elizabeth Hartnett.

Contributor J. Timothy Stout affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

Disorders of the shoulder: diagnosis & management / editors, Joseph P. Iannotti, Anthony Miniaci, Gerald R. Williams, Jr., Joseph D. Zuckerman.

Contributor Jesse A. McCarron affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

Electronic Resources Survey

The OHSU Library is conducting a survey to evaluate the usage of our electronic resources.  Over the next year we will be asking students, faculty, and staff to complete a brief questionnaire when accessing the Library’s online journals, books, and databases.  You will not encounter the survey every time you access the Library online, but may be asked to respond more than once over the next year.  The survey data is very important to us and will inform future decisions and services.  Thank you in advance for your participation.  For questions and comments, please contact refer@ohsu.edu.

Emily McElroy appointed Director at UNMC

Photo of Emily McElroy

Emily McElroy, Associate University Librarian for Content Management & Systems, has been appointed as the next Library Director of the McGoogan Library of Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Over the past seven years, Ms. McElroy has served the OHSU Library in positions of increasing responsibility. As a member of the Library’s management team, she helped guide strategic initiatives, developed new programs, and mentored junior faculty. A nationally known leader in collection development, Ms. McElroy led the Orbis Cascade Alliance Demand Driven Acquisitions Pilot project, which resulted in a successful program to provide access to thousands of electronic books to faculty, staff, and students at 37 academic institutions in the Pacific Northwest. She currently serves as President of the OHSU Faculty Senate and was a finalist for the 2013 Faculty Senate Leadership Award.

Please join us in wishing Emily McElroy the greatest success in her new endeavors in Nebraska!

Library Closed, November 28, 2013

The OHSU Library will be closed on Thursday, November 28, 2013, in observance of Thanksgiving.

The library will resume regular hours on Friday, November 29, 2013.   For additional information on library hours, please see http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/education/library/about/hours.cfm.

SciFinder Demonstration

Come join us on November 21st, at 2 PM in BRB 381 for a seminar and hands on demonstration of SciFinder.  SciFinder provides researchers with unlimited access to the world’s largest and most reliable collection of chemistry and related science information.

This seminar will focus on demonstrating new features and content that has been added to SciFinder in the last year:

  • experimental procedures from select journals and patents
  • grouping/analysis options for reaction answer sets
  • pricing & availability information for chemical vendors
  • bioactivity & target indicators for substances

We will also review the following topics:

  • query building and analyze/refine tools for structure/reaction searching
  • Markush substance searching
  • SciPlanner for synthetic route planning

Time will be left at the end for a Q&A session.

The seminar is being conducted by Kaushik Patel.  Dr. Patel holds a Ph.D. from Northwestern University and a M.Sc. from UCLA. His graduate work was in the field of supramolecular chemistry as it pertains to materials and drug delivery. Before starting at CAS, he worked at Sigma Aldrich Materials Science as a Global Product Manager covering Organic and Printed Electronic Materials, Nanomaterials and Polymer Science.

New Library Books with OHSU Authors, October 2013

Acing the IBD questions on the GI board exam : the ultimate crunch-time resource / Brennan Spiegel, Hetal A. Karsan ; contributing editors, Gil Y. Melmed, Nir Modiano.

Contributing editor Nir Modiano affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

Fetal and neonatal secrets / [edited by] Richard A. Polin, Alan R. Spitzer.

Contributors Michael F. Chiang and Daniel A. Greninger affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

Infections of the gastrointestinal system / editor, Chetana Vaishnavi.

Contributor Ajay Wanchu affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

Oesophagogastric surgery / edited by S. Michael Griffin; assistant editors, Simon A. Raimes, Jon Shenfine.

Contributors Nathan W. Bronson and John G. Hunter affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

Primer on the metabolic bone diseases and disorders of mineral metabolism.

Contributors Eric S. Orwoll, Lynn Y. Sakai and Gerhard Sengle affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

Vascular and interventional radiology : the requisites / John A. Kaufman, Michael J. Lee.

Author John A. Kaufman and contributor Gary M. Nesbit affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

WHO classification of tumours of soft tissue and bone / edited by Christopher D.M. Fletcher … [et al.].

Contributor Christopher L. Corless affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

VDI Pilot Project Survey-Your Feedback is Needed!

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 terminals are located at stations 328-331.

We need your help. Please log in to one of these 4 terminals whenever you have few minutes to see how it works. Then please take a moment to tell us about your experience by filling out this survey any time between now and 5pm on Wednesday, November 20th, 2013.

The survey is online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/75PMDGK

We appreciate your help in reviewing this new product.


OHSU Library Collections on the Move

The Science & Engineering and Storage collections, currently housed at West Campus, are being moved to the Old Library on the Main campus. Moving our collections to the Main campus will result in faster delivery for requested items. The move will begin in stages on October 18th and is expected to be completed in early December.

During this period, items from these collections may be temporarily unavailable for requesting and the catalog will display the item’s status as “Being Moved.” Please contact OHSU Library staff for assistance in obtaining any material you need that is being moved and we will be glad to help you.

Ontology Development Group Awarded Funding from Undiagnosed Disease Program

Melissa Haendel, in the Ontology Development Group in the OHSU Library was awarded a one year contract in the amount of $200,000 from the NIH Undiagnosed Disease Program (UDP) to support collaboration between the UDP and the Monarch Initiative.

The goal of this effort is to leverage phenotype information obtained from model organisms such as mice, zebrafish, fruit flies, and worms, to help identify potential genes that are implicated in human undiagnosed diseases. The project will make available the most phenotypically similar models and their related genes directly to the clinical application used by the UDP, Phenotips.

Enhancement of this clinical application with basic science knowledge will help prioritize candidate gene variants of the patients participating in the UDP identified from genome and whole exome sequencing.

The Monarch Initiative is a collaboration with researchers at OHSU, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the University of California San Diego, and the University of Pittsburgh.

For more information, contact Melissa Haendel: haendel@ohsu.edu.