Appendix articles Jul - Aug 2012

  1. FYI: Reading Less: A 5 x 5 Video on how to Put Yourself on an Information Diet

    Reading Less: A 5 x 5 Video on how to Put Yourself on an Information Diet

    This and more informatics (and bioinformatics) learning tools (including longer videos and podcasts) located here: http://cctsi.ucdenver.edu/RIIC/

    [Addie Fletcher, Online Educational Services Librarian]

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  2. Library Budget Challenges

    Many people are cancelling cable or satellite service these days because they either don’t watch much TV or have discovered they can view their favorite shows online for free or less cost.  When you no longer are getting good value for your money it just makes good financial sense to re-evaluate and stop paying for resources you don’t need or use.

    The Health Sciences Library also re-evaluates our resources periodically and adjusts when we find low use.  Even if we had limitless funding, libraries would still want to make sure our collections were relevant. Recently we discontinued three resources:  ACP PIER, Clinical Evidence, and Essential Evidence Plus.  We found that use was low for these resources and other Clinical Tools were more popular.

    We took this step because, like many households with stagnant or shrinking budgets, we have received the same or less for our resource budget over the last few years.  Costs for resources increase 5-10% each year, so each year we have to decide which resources can continue to be licensed.

    All research universities, from Harvard to the University of California system face the same budget challenges.  American Public Media’s Marketplace business report discussed these challenges in a recent piece.

    If you have questions or comments about Library resources, feel free to use the News blog comment feature, leave us a post on our Facebook page, or Tell Us via email.

     

    [Lynne M. Fox, Education Librarian]

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  3. Call for Submissions - Art from the University of Colorado Denver Community

    The Exhibits Committee of the Health Sciences Library will be curating an exhibit of artwork created by faculty, staff and students of the University of Colorado Denver.  There are many talented artists on our campuses!  This juried exhibition is an opportunity for us to learn about our talented co-workers, teachers, and students.

    This exhibit will be on display November 6, 2012 – January 29, 2013 in the Gallery of the Health Sciences Library.  An Opening Reception will be held on November 15, 2012 from 3:00-5:00 pm.

    The Exhibits Committee is looking for submissions of all types of art created by members of either the Anschutz Medical Campus or the Denver Campus.  To submit artwork to be considered for inclusion in the show please visit the library’s homepage to download a submission form.  The submission deadline is September 21, 2011.

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  4. New CCTSI TIES Podcast Available

    Episode #13 includes:

    • Come learn something - Datapalooza 2012
    • Do you want to help? - Colorado Translational Informatics Community
    • A resource you can use - SeDLAC
    • What's new in informatics - Hospitals go Wireless
    • About us - Robert Dellavalle

    The Transcript includes links to more info on topics

    CCTSI Logo

    [Addie Fletcher, CCTSI Librarian]

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  5. Open House for Faculty & Staff - Sept 13

    Join us for an Open House on Thursday, September 13, 2012 from 8:30 – 10:30 am in Teaching Lab 3 of the Health Sciences Library.  Learn about a variety of departments on campus that can make your life easier!  All Faculty and Staff are invited to attend this event, but most especially those that are relatively new to the Anschutz Medical Campus.

    Presentations will be provided by:

    • Health Sciences Library
    • Educational Support Services (ESS)
    • Academic Technology & Extended Learning (Blackboard)
    • Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness (OIRE)
    • IT Services (ITS)
    • Office of Research Development & Education (ORDE)

    A light breakfast will be provided!  Registration is not required, but will help with catering planning.  You can register at:  http://hslstream.ucdenver.edu/classes/#29

    Hope you can join us!

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  6. Health Sciences Library Launches Digital Collections of Colorado

    The Health Sciences Library is pleased to announce the launch of Digital Collections of Colorado, an open access digital repository. Digital Collections of Colorado is a shared service initiative between the University of Colorado and Colorado State University. The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Digital Collections, managed by the Health Sciences Library, is the Anschutz Medical Campus’s part of Digital Collections of Colorado. Digital repositories are an archive and dissemination tool for delivering scholarly materials to members of the campus and community. The Digital Collections at the Anschutz Medical Campus feature scholarly and creative works with a focus on health sciences and related disciplines.  Currently, items in the Collections include historic photographs, images of medical artifacts, campus publications and will soon include all of the campus’s electronic theses and dissertations. All items in the repository are accessible to the public.  The library is actively seeking submissions to the repository.

    Interface for Digital Collections of Colorado: http://digitool.library.colostate.edu or see the library’s home page.

    Guide to the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Digital Collections

    Submission details

    Information about the Digital Collections of Colorado collaboration

    Items anticipated for the repository include (but are not limited to):

    Journal articles (including published material, depending on copyright restrictions)

    • Book Chapters
    • Monographs
    • Data Sets
    • Grey Literature
    • Multimedia
    • Images
    • Teaching Material, such as PowerPoint presentations
    • Technical Reports
    • Web-based Presentations
    • Professional Activity Material
    • Performances
    • Projects and portfolios
    • Special events material
    • Conference material
    • Departmental publications

    For more information, please contact:

    Heidi Zuniga

    Electronic Resources Librarian

    Health Sciences Library

    University of Colorado

    Anschutz Medical Campus

    Aurora, CO 80045

    Heidi.zuniga@ucdenver.edu

    (303) 724-2134

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  7. Databib: Registry for Research Data

    Databib, http://databib.org, is a registry that identifies and locates online repositories of research data. Over 200 data repositories have been cataloged in Databib, with more being added every week. Users and bibliographers create and curate records that describe data repositories that can be browsed and searched.

    * What repositories are appropriate for a researcher to submit his or her data to?

    * How do users find appropriate data repositories and discover datasets to meet their needs?

    * How can librarians help patrons locate and integrate data into their research or learning?

    Databib begins to address these needs for data users, data producers, publishers, librarians, funding agencies, and others engaged in data-driven research.

    In addition to the website, Databib is made available using a variety of machine interfaces (RSS, RDF/XML, OpenSearch, RDFa/Linked Data) for easy integration with other tools and environments without restriction (CC0). Databib's international advisory board represents global support for collaborating to develop such a global registry of research data repositories.

    The development of Databib was initially supported by a Sparks! Innovation National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Purdue University Libraries, and Penn State University Libraries.

     CALL FOR EDITORS

    Nominations for an Editorial Board are being solicited to ensure the coverage and accuracy of Databib. Editors ideally will have expertise in a specific research domain or knowledge of research data repositories in a particular geographic region as well as experience with descriptive metadata. The primary role of an Editor is to review, edit, and approve submissions to Databib and contribute to the enhancement of the metadata and functionality of Databib for a voluntary, three-year term. The Editorial Board will meet (virtually) a minimum of twice a year and will correspond as needed by email.

     Please send nominations or questions to Michael Witt, Databib editor, Purdue University at  databib@gmail.com, or visit http://databib.org/about.php for more information. 

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  8. Calling All Citizen Scientists!

    Have you always wanted to contribute to the science world outside of healthcare and bioscience?  Below are some “Citizen Science” tools and resources, shared by our colleagues in the public library world, that encourage the public to participate in science projects.  As a librarian from the Westminster Public library wrote, “The Citizen Science opportunities look like a great way for us non-scientists to contribute.”  Feel free to explore from the convenience of your computer. 

    [shared by Lisa Traditi from the Colorado Association of Libraries discussion list]

    - Help a team of astronomers by classifying galaxies from Hubble images.  All the training you need is provided and you are doing work best done by human eyes - computers just aren't good at this.  (from K. Bary of Westminster Public Library)

    - The USGS LandsatLook Viewer allows searching and downloading of full-resolution land satellite images. (from E. Wild of the  USGS Library)

    • Zoom in to area of interest
    • Select “Current & Older”
    • Select “Select Scenes”
    • move back through time from Oct 2011 to Jan 1999
    • select "Labels" to view town, street, etc names...
    • click Metadata to view the image's info
    • the table feature allows for easy exports and organization of the data imagery

    Help page available at: http://landsat.usgs.gov/LandsatLook_Viewer.php    Other information: http://landsat.usgs.gov/tools_featured.php

    Here are more Citizen Science projects, listed by our friends at the U.S. Geological Survey Denver Library (USGS Libraries: http://library.usgs.gov)

    Hazards

    1. Did You Feel It?
      People who experience an earthquake are encouraged to go online and share information about its effects to help create a map of shaking intensities and damage. These “Community Internet Intensity Maps” contribute greatly toward the quick assessment of the scope of an earthquake emergency and provide valuable data for earthquake research.
      NetQuakes
    2. Contribute to earthquake research and have a seismograph installed in your home or office. By installing these instruments in select urban areas USGS scientists are able to obtain better measurements of ground motion during earthquakes. These measurements improve our ability to make rapid post-earthquake assessments of expected damage and contribute to the continuing development of engineering standards for construction.
    3. Did You See It?
      This website, developed by the USGS Landslide Hazards Program, asks anyone who saw a landslide anywhere in the country to report their observations. These observations will be used to build a more complete landslide database that will help scientists gain a clearer picture of how landslides affect the entire U.S.

    Plants

    1. USA National Phenology Network -
      The USA-NPN brings together citizen scientists, government agencies, non-profit groups, educators and students of all ages to monitor the impacts of climate change on plants and animals in the U.S. Join and share your observations on phenological events like leaf out, flowering, and migration patterns with others across the county.
    2. Invasive Plant Atlas of the MidSouth -
      This program trains volunteers to identify important invasive plant species, teaches how to use the on-line database to enter plant locations, and provides information on the management of these species. Data derived from volunteers will be combined with previous research and will aid in the production of distribution maps for species of interest.
    3. Invasive Plant Atlas of New England -
      Assist a network of professionals and trained volunteers on creating a comprehensive database of invasive and potentially invasive plants in New England. The database will facilitate education and research that will lead to a greater understanding of invasive plant ecology and support informed conservation management.
    4. Project BudBurst -
      Be part of this national field campaign that engages the public in the collection of important ecological data based on the timing of leafing, flowering, and fruiting of plants. The collected data is freely available to anyone who wants to use it.
    5. Purple Loosestrife Volunteers -
      People living at many latitudes in North America, Eurasia, and Australia are volunteering to help assess purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) in their regions. Purple loosestrife is native to Eurasia but invaded northern North America after accidental introduction in the 1800s. Study results will help in efforts to control and predict the future spread of this species.

    Birds, Amphibians and More!

    1. North American Bird Phenology Program -  Be part of a worldwide coordinated effort to scan and transcribe a historic collection of six million bird migration observations collected by Federally-coordinated volunteers between 1880 and 1970. With the help of citizen volunteers, these records are being scanned and made accessible for analysis.
    2. The North American Breeding Bird Survey -
      Join thousands of volunteers in the collection of data for this long-term, large scale, international avian monitoring program initiated in 1966 to track the status and trends of North American bird populations. BBS data are collected by volunteers along randomly established roadside routes throughout the continent.
    3. National Midwinter Bald Eagle Survey -
      Take part in this program which monitors the status of Bald Eagle wintering populations in the contiguous U.S. by estimating national and regional count trends. Volunteers count eagles along standard, non-overlapping survey routes, which provides information on eagle trends, distribution, and habitat.
    4.  North American Amphibian Monitoring Program - Volunteers with this program help monitor the distributions and abundance of frogs and toads. Data collected by citizen scientists contributes to the monitoring of amphibian populations helps to update distribution maps, and increases our understanding of breeding phenology (when frogs call).
    5. The Cactus Moth Detection and Monitoring Network -
      Volunteers are needed to assist state and federal agencies in monitoring the distribution of the cactus moth. Cactus moths quickly destroy strands of pricklypear cactus, and is a threat to natural biodiversity, horticulture, and forage in the southwestern U.S. and Mexico. The data collected is used to support modeling efforts to better predict likely locations for new pricklypear cactus and cactus moth.
    6. Wildlife Health Event Reporter -
      This web-based application is a place concerned citizens can go to report sightings of sick or dead wildlife. This information is used by natural resource managers, researchers, and public health officials to protect the well-being of all living things and to promote a healthy ecosystem.
    7. World Water Monitoring Challenge -
      This international education and outreach program builds public awareness and involvement in protecting water resources around the world by engaging citizens to conduct basic monitoring of their local waterbodies.

     

    Didn’t see a Citizen Science project to your liking? Visit America’s natural and cultural resources volunteer portal and search for volunteer opportunities that suit your interests and needs.

    If you have any questions about USGS science contact USGS Science Information Services at:
    Phone: 1-888-ASK-USGS (1-888-275-8747)  -  E-mail form: http://www.usgs.gov/ask

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  9. FYI: More on Predatory Publishers

    The Scientist published a piece today on Predatory Publishing, warning that the business practices of some publishers are making it more difficult to find and filter research of value. Jeffrey Beall, meta-data librarian at the Auraria Library cautions against exploitive journals that are publishing "pseudoscientific articles that outwardly appear legitimate but whose methodologies are unsound" and without benefit of the peer review process.

    [Lynne Fox, Education Librarian]

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  10. Cancellation of ACP Pier

    As mentioned in an April post, the Health Sciences Library requested user feedback on a variety of Point of Care Tools.  It is no longer economically feasible for the library to continue subscribing to all of these resources but we wanted to get feedback from our users before making cancellation decisions.

    The feedback the library received about the Point of Care Tools was outstanding and extremely helpful!

    Based on the review of feedback received and the usage statistics for these products, the library has decided to cancel its subscription to ACP Pier.  Our current subscription ends on July 31, 2012.

    If you need assistance or recommendations on tools to use in place of ACP Pier, please use the Ask A Librarian to contact a librarian via chat, e-mail or on the phone.

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  11. Have a group? Reserve a study room!

    HSL’s study room reservation pilot has been expanded for the fall semester, with the addition of Study Booth D (Room 1208), ideal for individual study, and located in the south commons public computing area on the library’s 1st floor. Group Study Room 1305, which holds up to 12 people and contains an LCD screen, will again be available. Both rooms may be reserved for regular library hours only.

    This 2nd pilot will run from August-December 2012; for more information or to make a reservation, go to: http://hslibrary.ucdenver.libcal.com/booking/groupstudy.

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  12. Health Sciences Library Celebrates Donation of the Dr. Lawrence H. Meskin Collection

    A distinctive collection of dental books and journals featuring the scholarly contributions of former Dean of the CU School of Dentistry Dr. Lawrence H. Meskin has been donated to the Health Sciences Library by Estelle Meskin.  Dr. Meskin, who died unexpectedly in 2007, served as Dean of the School from 1981 to 1987, after which he served as CU’s Vice President for Academic Affairs and Research, and led the Dental School’s continuing education program.

    Dr. Meskin was a founding member of the Santa Fe Group, an organization of internationally recognized scholars and leaders with a common interest in improving oral health and which works to advocate for innovative solutions to problems in health care services and delivery.

    Dr. Meskin earned his dental degree from the University of Detroit in 1961, and prior to coming to CU taught at the University of Minnesota for 20 years.  He served as Editor of the Journal of the American Dental Association from 1990 through 2001, was Chair of the Editorial Board of Dental Abstracts, and across a highly distinguished career published over 200 scholarly articles.  Among the items in the collection are editorials, articles and monographs that Dr. Meskin authored.  Key interests during his academic career were public policy and dentistry, and dental education financing.

    About the donation, Estelle Meskin has said, "Larry was one of the outstanding leaders and mentors within the dental profession, and he was a real visionary in dental education.  I’m thrilled the Library will provide a permanent place for and access to Larry’s scholarship.”

    According to Library Director Jerry Perry, “On behalf of the Library’s community of users, we thank Estelle and the entire Meskin family, and are pleased and honored to accept Dr. Meskin’s collection.  He was a key figure in the University’s history, and was deeply loved and respected.  We are happy to provide a focal point on campus for our users to consult his work.”  The collection is located in the Library’s Special Collections Room, on the 3rd floor.

    For additional information about the Dr. Lawrence H. Meskin Collection, please contact Jerry Perry, Director, at 303-724-2133 or jerry.perry@ucdenver.edu.

    [Jerry Perry,  Health Sciences Library Director]

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  13. New Exhibit – The Carl E. Bartecchi Gift

    On June 22, the Health Sciences Library named an area of the Special Collections room to honor the contributions that Dr. Carl E. Bartecchi and his wife Kay have made to the Library. One of these contributions consisted of several hundred books  published between the sixteenth and the twenty-first centuries from Dr. Bartecchi’s personal collection. Dr. Bartecchi donated these items to the library in 1998 and 1999. A selection of these books are on display in the exhibit case on the 3rd floor of the Health Sciences Library, just outside the room in which the Carl and Kay Bartecchi Special Collections Reading Area  is located.

    [Emily Epstein, Cataloging Librarian]

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  14. FYI: 6 Things Your Dissertation Director Wishes You Knew

    Gina Barreca of The Chronicle of Higher Education's Brainstorm blog shares some advice.

    (Don't forget, the Health Sciences Library now subscribes to The Chronicle for the entire campus.)

    [Lynne Fox, Education Librarian]

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  15. Predatory Publishers Want You - Don't Fall For This Scam!

    Have you received an email similar to the following?  (Names have been removed to protect the not-so-innocent.)

    ???Pub.org Call for Editor-in-Chief, January 2012.  www.???pub.org

    Dear Researcher/Professor,

    ??? Publisher Inc. is a publisher of peer-reviewed and open access journals covering a wide range of academic disciplines. ???Pub aims to develop highest quality knowledge-based products and service for the academic, professional, research and scientific communities worldwide. We welcome new journal proposals throughout the year in any fields of science or social science subjects. Moreover, you are welcome to apply for Editor-in-Chief position for our current journals or for the new journals you propose.

    Duties of Editor-in-Chief (EiC)

    1. Be able to publish at least 4 issues in a year (Bi-monthly or Quarterly publication)
    2. First issue is expected to be published within 4 months after becoming EiC
    3. Each issue should include 4 or more research papers
    4. Determine and refine scopes and topics for the journal
    5. Collect and attract high quality papers to maintain quality standard
    6. Call for papers from colleagues, academic and professional connections to secure timely publication of journal issues
    7. Recruit editors to ensure timely review of submited research papers
    8. Actively promote the journal to colleagues and associates

    Proposals for New (Existing) Journals

    Proposals for new (existing) journals should include the following items:
    (options marked with * are essential, others can be proposed later on)

    1. Journal title*
    2. Specific aim & scopes*
    3. Proposed editorial board
    4. Journal audience
    5. Expected date for the first issue*
    6. Promotion and managing plan as an Editor-in-Chief*

    Please send your CV along with your proposal to editor@???pub.org
    Please kindly forward this message to fellow colleagues and researchers.

    Best Regards,
    ??? Publisher Inc.

    If you answered yes, then you may have been targeted by a predatory publisher.  BEWARE! Jeffrey Beall, Auraria Library’s Metadata Librarian, defines predatory publishers as “those that unprofessionally exploit the author-pays model of open-access publishing (Gold OA) for their own profit.”

    How can you recognize a predatory publisher from an introductory email like the one above?  Beall recommends that you watch for the following signs:

    1. Typographical and grammatical errors in the email

    2. Unwarranted boasting, such as describing a journal as a leading journal in the field even though no one in the field has ever heard of it

    3. Unsigned emails, or emails signed by a secretary or by some unknown person or a made up name, or by a person who only uses her or his first name

    4. Emails that solicit articles that are not even close to the recipient's field of study

    5. Emails that boast of a quick turnaround time for peer review

    6. Emails that don't mention the author fee that the publisher charges.

    7. Emails that ask you to submit an article similar to one you already have published.

    8. Emails that have a “chain letter” feel or are dated some weeks or months in the past.

    How should you react to these unsolicited requests?  IGNORE THEM!  Clicking the unsubscribe button may result in further unwanted contact.  Delete them manually or set up a rule in your email to delete them without ever seeing them in your inbox. 

     

    [Jeffrey Beall, Metadata Librarian, Auraria Library and Lynne Fox, Education Librarian, Health Sciences Library, University of Colorado Denver]

     

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  16. FYI: ILLiad Statuses

    Have you ever wondered what ILLiad statuses actually mean as your request is being processed?  Here is a short list of the most common statuses that you may encounter:

    • Awaiting Copyright Clearance:  This is the first queue that your request moves to after you’ve placed it; the Interlibrary Loan staff must approve it according to copyright guidelines.
    • Awaiting Request Processing:  This is the most likely queue that your request will move to after being approved for copyright purposes; the ILL staff will review your request as soon as possible.
    • In DD Stacks Searching:  If the library has access to an electronic copy of the request, or it is available in print in the stacks, this queue is where your request will move to after being reviewed; the ILL staff will be pulling, copying, and delivering your request shortly.
    • Request Sent:  If the library does not have access to the material that you’ve requested, the ILL staff must request it from another institution; your request has been sent to be filled by a potential lender.

    There are many other queues in which your request may find itself, but the four statuses above are the most common.  If you ever have any questions concerning ILLiad statuses and where your request may be, please contact the Interlibrary Loan office at 303-724-2111 or copydocs@ucdenver.edu.

    [Brittany Heer, Library Technician II]

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  17. UKPMC to rebrand as Europe PMC

    UK PubMed Central (UKPMC) is the online information service which provides biomedical and health researchers free access to millions of resources at the touch of a button.

    "The European Research Council (ERC) announced today that it will participate in the UK PubMed Central (UKPMC) open access repository service, joining 18 existing UK and European funders. The ERC becomes the third European funder to join UKPMC, following Telethon Italy and the Austrian Research Fund.

    As a result of this participation, the existing funders have agreed that the service will be rebranded as 'Europe PubMed Central' (Europe PMC) by 1 November 2012. A key aim of this initiative is to extend the repository further and encourage other European funders of life sciences research to make the outputs of the research they fund freely available through Europe PMC."

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  18. Rare Book Profile: A Number of German Drugs, Their American Equivalents, and Chemical Synonyms

    Sometimes odd and interesting things can be found in old books.  A Number of German Drugs, Their American Equivalents, and Chemical Synonyms, published by the American League for Defense of Jewish Rights in 1933, came to the Health Sciences Library in an anatomy textbook.

    The American League for Defense of Jewish Rights was founded in early 1933 by lawyer Samuel Untermeyer to support a boycott of German goods protesting anti-Jewish policies and violence in Nazi Germany.  At the time, pharmaceuticals were one of Germany‘s major exports. While the league ultimately failed in its efforts to stop Nazi anti-Jewish activities, it substantially reduced German imports to the United States.

    The cheaply printed 16 page pamphlet lays out the reason for the boycott and lists German-made products to be avoided.  Products made in America by German-owned companies were also to be boycotted.  Beside each item listed is the brand name or chemical name of an equivalent American-made product. This is followed by a list of German-made chemicals sometimes used by American pharmaceutical companies, and readers are advised to request that their pharmacy sell them only products made from non-German ingredients.  The pamphlet also contains a list of health resorts in throughout Europe and the United States as alternatives to famous and fashionable German spas.

    A Number of German Drugs came to the library in another book, Applied Anatomy by Gwilym G. Davis (Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1924), as a gift from Michael J. Reiter.

    Rare materials are available to individuals or groups by appointment on Wednesday mornings and Thursday afternoons, or at other times by arrangement. To schedule an appointment, contact Emily Epstein, emily.epstein@ucdenver.edu or 303-724-2119.

    [Emily Epstein, Librarian]

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  19. Book Review: Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain

    Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain

    By Oliver Sacks

    HSL Medical Humanities/3rd Floor, ML 3830 S122 2007

    Enjoying music is often a daily activity for the vast majority of the world’s population.  Many of us are just one click away from our favorite pop song or classical piano concerto, whether it’s on the car radio, mp3 player, or computer.  Music constantly surrounds us and can express the entire range of human emotions.  In his book Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brian, Oliver Sacks examines the fascinating positive and negative effects of music on the brain.

    Sacks, a professor of neurology and psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center, describes many different cases throughout the book.  The reader will meet people who, after suffering from severe concussions or other brain injuries, become consumed by music and can now compose symphonies, without any previous musical training.  Others who wake up one morning and cannot turn off the music that is continuously playing in their mind.  Many of us have experienced brainworms, but for some, the songs never stop, day or night.

    From synesthesia, the mixing of senses, to the profound effect music therapy can have on patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Tourette’s syndrome, and Parkinson’s, Sacks explores such a range of remarkable cases of music and the brain that one cannot help but appreciate the amazing role music plays in our lives.  The reader will never listen to music the same way again.

    [Brittany Heer, Library Technician II]

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  20. The Health Sciences Library Welcomes Mike Campbell!

    Mike Campbell is the new Assistant Systems Administrator in the IT department at the Health Sciences Library. Mike comes to us by way of several years’ experience of IT in libraries via the Douglas County Library system. As well as many years of IT experience as an IT consultant specializing in the Health Care business segment.

    Mike, his family, and their two dogs live in Centennial, where Mike spends some of his spare time on carpentry and home improvement projects. Mike has experience in carpentry as well as in small business ownership.

    Mike’s major area of focus will be desktop support for the HSL staff, as well as support of the over 100 laptops, PCs, and thin clients in the library’s Teaching Labs and Information Commons open computing area. Mike will also be involved in HSL server support, and in coordinating and conducting AV and IT support for events in the library. Mike brings an enthusiasm for customer service and for empowerment of both library customers and staff.

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  21. Resource Spotlight: Nursing Reference Center

    Nursing Reference Center: A point of care clinical reference tool

    Features:

    • Clinically organized quick lessons
    • Evidence-based care sheets
    • Nursing skills and skill competency checklists
    • Continuing education modules
    • Point-of-care drug information
    • Patient education
    • Best practice guidelines
    • Medical illustrations
    • Current medical news
    • Legal cases
    • Research instruments
    • Point-of-care reference books

    Mobile Version:

    The Nursing Reference Center iPhone/iPod touch app is available as a free download from the iTunes App store.
    To use the NRC app, you must obtain an access key. Access NRC online through the library's web page typically would and click the link (see image below)  at the bottom of the page to email yourself the key.

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