Library to Create Digital Images of Historic Instrument Collection

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Dana Medical Library has received a contract to create digitized images of a portion of its historical Medical Instrument Collection. This collection includes 19th and 20th century medical kits and instruments that were used in rural Vermont. The contract will fund the creation of images for 223 individual instruments and 36 kits. The award will provide funding to process the images of the instruments along with information about these unique items. The collection will be available on the UVM Scholar Works website in April 2015, joining the College of Medicine Yearbook and Catalog collections. For further information contact Donna O’Malley, MLS, PI at Donna.OMalley@uvm.edu. and Sarah McGlynn, PC, MLS at Sarah.McGlynn@uvm.edu.

Construction Update for the Dana Medical Library

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The Larner Classroom is moving along and several items will be worked on in the next few weeks. New furniture will arrive and building inspections will begin in the classroom. On October 2nd there will be a fire marshal inspection and final cleaning will commence.  The next step will be to work on the lighting controls which is scheduled for October 6th. The first seminar class will take place on October 17th. These are all great steps that will be taking place to get us to the Grand Opening of the new Larner Classroom and Learning Commons!

 

The Funding Publication Series at the Dana Medical Library

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Gary Atwood, MLS will be presenting the Dana Medical Library’s Funding to Publication series which has been updated with some classic workshops and has added new ones on data management and journal publishing. Everything kicks off on September 9th & 10th with Nancy Bianchi’s “Which MedLine Should I Use? Finding the Best Fit” workshop. The rest of the schedule includes:

Sept.16 & 17 – Finding Grant Opportunities: The Search Process with Hilda Alajajian, MLS
Learn how to use Pivot to identify potential funding opportunities, set up automated funding alerts, and find collaborators. We will also highlight other grantsmanship tools available for UVM faculty and students.

Sept. 23 & 24 – Managing References with EndNote with Gary Atwood, MSLIS
Learn to create an EndNote library, download and organize records from online databases, and insert citations directly into a manuscript. Designed for new EndNote users.

Sept. 30 & Oct. 1 – The Simplified Data Management Plan with Donna O’Malley, MLS
Examine the recommended elements of a data management plan and review resources at UVM that can help with data management planning. Sample data management plans will be provided.

Oct. 7 &8 – Journal Publishing with Donna O’Malley, MLS
Learn how to find and evaluate journals for publishing your research. Attendees should bring a research topic of interest to the workshop.

Registration is required for all workshops. Please fill out the form located at http://go.uvm.edu/ujwxf. If you have more questions about Funding to Publication or library workshops in general, please contact Gary Atwood at gatwood@uvm.edu or (802) 656-4488.

Items You Can Borrow From the Dana Medical Library

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Borrowing items from the Library can help you out when you have forgotten your gear at home.
Our Library staff members can help with assorted items that you might need. We offer the following list :

White Boards and markers
Calculators
Book Stands
Headphones
Ethernet cords
Power Cords for your laptop
A pen for your Notebook
A computer mouse

All of these items are ready, available and easy to sign out. Please ask about any of these items at the Circulation desk.

– For more information contact the Circulation Desk at 802-656-2200.

New VisualDx Mobile Quiz for iOS

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VisualDx has added a quiz to their mobile app for the iPhone and iPad where you can test your knowledge on visual presentations of disease. Play for review or play competitively against peers in your field. To access the quiz, you need to install the latest version of the VisualDx app for iOS. See our mobile apps guide (http://researchguides.uvm.edu/mobile) for instructions on how to download and authenticate the app.

– For more information contact Alice Stokes at alice.stokes@uvm.edu

Dana Medical Library Circulation Desk has moved

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The Circulation Desk has moved to its original location at the front of the Library and the Reference Desk will continue to stay where it is as construction continues. Patrons will be able to ask questions of the circulation desk staff during Library hours. The Reference Desk will be open from 10 am to 4 pm during the week and 9 am to 9 pm on weekends.

Please check back to the website http://library.uvm.edu/dana daily to see knew updates about the construction and the events going on within the Library.

– for more information please call the Circulation desk at 802-656-2200

Dana Medical Library Fall Semester Hours

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The hours for the Fall 2014 semester will be as follows:

Monday – Thursday 7:30 am – 12 midnight
Friday – 7:30 am – 9 pm
Saturday 9 am – 9 pm
Sunday 9 am – 12 midnight

Exceptions:
Labor Day Weekend
Monday, Sept 1(University Holiday) -- 9am-5pm
 
Thanksgiving Holiday
Wednesday, November 26 – 7:30am-5pm
Thursday, November 27 (University Holiday) – closed
Friday, November 28 (University Holiday) – closed
Saturday, November 29 – 9am-5pm
Sunday, November 30 – Resume regular hours
Hours will be reduced between Friday, December 12, 2014 and Thursday, January 1, 2015
Regular hours will resume Friday, January 2, 2015.

See the Hours page for an interactive calendar with complete information on the Library’s hours of operation. Contact us at 656-2200 with any questions.

College of Medicine Yearbooks now digital on Scholarworks

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The collection of College of Medicine yearbooks is now available for viewing and research on the UVM Scholarworks website. The yearbooks that were digitized were from the years 1952 to 1967.  Also, College of Medicine catalogs ranging from 1860 to 1993 were included in the project and can be accessed at the website as well. Funded by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (New England Region), Dana Medical Library staff were able to start the project. Donna O’Malley, the Library Associate Professor and Systems Coordinator for the Dana Medical Library oversaw the process. The collections of yearbooks and catalogs are a great resource for exploring the history and evolution of the UVM College of Medicine.

Learning Classroom Construction Begins In Medical Library

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Construction work has begun in the Dana Medical Library and will continue to the middle of September. We are excited to see the transition to the Larner classroom for Active Learning and a new Learning Commons for the wider health sciences community. Construction workers have been working diligently on renovation while patrons are able use the back of the library for research and study. Here is a photo to see the space that is available to patrons. We would love your comments and feedback and you can leave that information on our website by clicking on the “Your Feedback” button.

Find Full-text Faster in UpToDate

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UpToDate now has icons (pictured above) to get you to UVM’s journals even faster.

Look for the “Find It @ UVM” or PubMed icon. If UVM has access to the article, when you click on the icon, you will see the full text immediately. If UVM does not have access to the journal, you will be given the option to request the article through Interlibrary Loan. And don’t hesitate to use ILL: often a pdf of the article will be emailed directly to you in less than 72 hours.

-For more information contact the circulation desk at 656-2200