Monthly Archives: March 2010

Problems accessing what you need? Let us know!

Sometimes publishers don’t include all the articles from the print journal in the online version, or a whole issue is missing. Maybe you know we subscribe to an electronic journal but you just can’t get into it. And sometimes whole databases experience technical difficulties.

Problems accessing content online occur much more frequently than we would like. But, fortunately, we’re here to help!

Our first priority is to get you the content you need. If you have any problems, contact the reference desk at 656-2201 or danaref@uvm.edu. If it is after reference desk hours (M-F, 10-4), you can contact the circulation desk at 656-2200, who will also try to assist you. If we can’t access the content either, we will try to get it for you as quickly as possible through our Document Delivery and InterLibrary Loan departments.

The second step is to correct the problem so other people don’t have a similar experience. We always report difficulties to our technical services department who works hard to resolve the problem with the publisher or vendor.

There’s also something YOU can do: if you’re having difficulties accessing articles, electronic journals, databases, or e-books, the Libraries want to hear from you. An online form allows you to report problems directly to the e-resource troubleshooting team, who will work to resolve the problem as quickly as possible.

Help us improve our services by reporting any and all problems you have!

dieselbug2007’s frustration self-portrait used in accordance with the Creative Commons license.

Services for Unaffiliated Users

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Are you a member of the community who is NOT affiliated with UVM or FAHC? This site outlines all of the services Dana offers YOU.

An Unaffiliated User is anyone who is not a UVM student, faculty or staff member, or a Fletcher Allen employee. All other members of the community are entitled to various levels of services and resources. In some cases, fees may apply.

Go to this page for more information about Services for Unaffiliated Users.

Medical Library Association Webcast

Now’s the Time: Understanding the Electronic Health Record Maze and Health Sciences Librarians Roles

Program goals: To clarify the terminology surrounding the emerging electronic health information environment and to illustrate how and why health sciences librarians can and should become engaged with the efforts to achieve the national 2014 goal of instituting an electronic health record for each person in the United States.

Program Objectives:

  • To remove the ambiguity and confusion revolving around the electronic health environment. Technology, management, and the exchange of health information will be discussed.
  • To illustrate the emerging electronic health information environment by profiling working electronic medical records (EMRs), electronic health records (EHRs), and personal health records (PHRs).
  • To highlight the recent involvement health sciences librarians have had with EMRs, EHRs, and PHRs.

Program Agenda

Part I: Introduction to the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Concept
Part II: A Hands-on Look at EHR Systems
Part III: The Role of Health Sciences Librarians
Part IV: Wrap Up

The Dana Medical Library is located in the building between Fletcher Allen Hospital and UVM’s Medical Education Center.

Parking is available at FAHC, 111 Colchester Ave Burlington, VT

The webcast will be from 2-4 on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 in Room 200 of the Health Sciences Research Facility (HSRF)

Plan to arrive a little early and come to Dana; we’ll lead the way to HSRF 200.

Register online: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PQ8W8BQ.

Maple Madness: A Week of Celebration

Maple Madness: A Week of Celebration at the UVM Libraries

The University of Vermont Libraries are celebrating the creation of a new Maple Syrup Research Website with a week of programs, exhibits, and food, beginning March 28th, 2010. The website is a comprehensive subject guide in the field of maple syrup, including historical publications and photographs related to maple syrup research at the University of Vermont.

Cook Maple, Win Prizes

A Maple Cook-Off will be held at UVM’s Davis Center on March 28th, from 4 to 6PM, featuring a buffet of maple delicacies, music by acoustic trio The Growlers, maple displays, children’s activities, and prizes of gift certificates to local eateries (awarded by food critics, activists, and producers). The event is free and open to the public. Register now! Get more information.

A Party in the Woods

John Elder, a Professor at Middlebury College, will present “A Party in the Woods: Sugaring, Community, and Celebration Under a Changing Sky,” on maple sugaring as a traditional rural lifeway that both illuminates contemporary challenges like climate change and exemplifies the need for celebration within environmental thinking today. The talk will take place in Bailey/Howe Library’s Special Collections on March 31st, at 5:30 PM, and is co-sponsored by Special Collections and the UVM Libraries.

Elder’s talk will follow a 4:30 PM reception to celebrate the launch of the Maple Syrup Research Website in the Bailey/Howe Library lobby.

Maple Exhibits

Maple exhibits in the Bailey/Howe Library include images of sugaring-off parties, historic recipes, the story of Helen Nearing, and much, much more. The exhibits are located in the Bailey/Howe Library Lobby and in Special Collections. They will be on display through June 2010.

For more information, please call 802-656-9980 or e-mail selene.colburn@uvm.edu.

Homemade Maple Syrup by Chiot’s Run, used in accordance with Creative Commons.

Maple Madness Cook Off

Do you have a favorite dish featuring maple? Enter your torte, flan, taffy, pork loin, cheesecake, yam, bread pudding, parsnip, or polenta recipe in the UVM Libraries’ first-ever Maple Cook Off.

On Sunday, March 28, from 4-6pm, the University of Vermont Libraries will be hosting a Maple Cook-Off to celebrate the launch of its Maple Syrup Research Website, created by the UVM Libraries in partnership with the National Agricultural Library. The doors will open at 4 PM. The Growlers, an acoustic trio that plays upbeat rock, blues, and country music, will provide musical entertainment from 4-5pm, while the judges are evaluating the entries. Guests can browse maple displays and children’s activities. After the judging is complete, all attendees are invited to sample the buffet of maple delicacies. Winners will be announced at 5:30pm.

Confirmed judges include: Suzanne Podhaizer, Seven Days Food Editor; Sarah Lyons, maple producer, Square Deal Farm; Sue Bette, owner of Bluebird Tavern; and Kate Turcotte, UVM ecological agriculture major and organizer of the Vermont Food Summit.

Prizes, donated by local eateries, include gift certificates to Magnolia, Penny Cluse, August First, and Hen of the Wood.

Registration to participate is free and open to the public. You do not need to enter a dish in order to attend. Register now! Get more information.

The Maple Cook Off is the first in a week of events that include the Bailey/Howe Library exhibit It’s Always Maple Time in Vermont, and “A Party in the Woods: Sugaring, Community, and Celebration Under a Changing Sky,” a talk by Middlebury College Professor John Elder on March 31st at 5:30 PM.

For more information, please call 802-656-9980 or e-mail selene.colburn@uvm.edu.

Bisquick Pancake Cupcakes with Maple Syrup and Bacon Frosting by cupcakequeen, used in accordance with Creative Commons.

A Party in the Woods: Sugaring, Community, and Celebration Under a Changing Sky

John Elder, a Professor of English and Environmental Studies at Middlebury College, will present “A Party in the Woods: Sugaring, Community, and Celebration Under a Changing Sky,” co-sponsored by the University of Vermont Libraries and Special Collections. The talk will take place in Bailey/Howe Library’s Special Collections on March 31st, at 5:30 PM.

Elder will discuss maple sugaring as a traditional rural lifeway that both illuminates contemporary challenges like climate change and exemplifies the need for celebration within environmental thinking today. It will weave together and reflect upon excerpts from his book-in-progress, In Hardwood Groves, a work he is expected to complete later this year.

John Elder is an accomplished writer and professor whose work marries literature and environmental studies. He has been a member of the faculty at Middlebury College for over 30 years, and has won numerous awards, including, most recently, the Vermont Campus Compact Excellence in Community-Based Teaching Award, the Carnegie Foundation’s Vermont Professor of the Year Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. His published works include numerous articles, in publications ranging from Orion to the New England Review, and books such as The Frog Run: Words and Wildness in the Vermont Woods, an account of building a sugaring house with his sons, and Pilgrimage to Vallombrosa: From Vermont to Italy in the Footsteps of George Perkins Marsh.

The talk will follow a 4:30 PM reception to celebrate the Maple Syrup Research Website, created by the UVM Libraries in partnership with the National Agricultural Library. The reception will be held beside It’s Always Maple Time in Vermont, an accompanying exhibit in the Bailey/Howe Library lobby.

The presentation and reception are free and open to the public.

For more information, please call 802-656-9980 or e-mail selene.colburn@uvm.edu.

Maple Sugaring Time by deCadmus used in accordance with Creative Commons.

Maple Exhibits

The UVM Libraries have been collecting maple resources for many years, creating an outstanding collection for the study of Vermont’s signature maple industry.  This spring, all the display cases in Bailey/Howe Library feature maple exhibits based on materials selected from the Wilbur Collection of Vermontiana, the Maple History Collection, and the collections of UVM’s Proctor Maple Research Center.

“It’s Always Maple Time in Vermont” in the lobby the uses photographs, paintings, prints, business records, advertisements and artifacts to show how the essential process of evaporating and concentrating sap through boiling has been modified as a result of innovation and research.  The display also includes images of sugaring-off parties and examples of maple-themed poetry, prose, and even country music.

“Sweet and Savory: Cooking with Maple,” also located in the lobby, documents the richly varied and creative dishes that home cooks and professional chefs make with maple.  Drawing from over 100 years of cookbooks, the exhibit showcases dishes that are well-loved and familiar, such as Maple Bars, as well as those that are unusual and intriguing, such as Black-Peppered Maple Cream Pie.

The exhibit cases in Special Collections feature women who made outstanding contributions to Vermont maple business and research, including the enterprising ladies of Maple Grove Candies, author and sugarmaker Helen Nearing, and UVM scientist Mariafranca Morselli.

The exhibits are located in the Bailey/Howe Library Lobby and in Special Collections.  They will be on display through June 2010.

Get Help with Bibliographies

editing a paper

Want help creating bibliographies as you work on those final research papers?

The UVM Libraries offer support for a number of tools that will help you organize references and produce bibliographies.

These software products will do a lot of the work for you, outputting your bibliography in the citation format of your choice (e.g. MLA, Chicago, APA).

EndNote

A program UVM affiliates can download.

Introduction to EndNote [Bailey/Howe]

Endnote and EndNoteWeb Resource Guide [Dana Medical Library]

For help, contact angie.chapple-sokol@uvm.edu or laura.haines@uvm.edu.

RefWorks

A web-based program for UVM affiliates.

Introduction to RefWorks

For help, contact elizabeth.berman@uvm.edu.

Zotero

A free plug-in for your Firefox browser, that anyone can use.

Introduction to Zotero

For help, contact daisy.benson@uvm.edu.

Cross-comparison

To learn more about, and compare, the features of all three products, see Introduction to Managing Information.

Editing a paper photograph by Nic’s events used in accordance with the Creative Commons license.

Vermont EPSCoR Annual Meeting

The 2010 Vermont National Science Foundation Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (VT NSF EPSCoR) Annual Conference will be held March 11th at the Hilton Hotel in Burlington, VT.  Held every year to celebrate the state’s accomplishments, this year’s key note speaker is Dr. Stuart Kauffman, one of the world’s most eminent scientists – a founder of the field of complex systems science, pioneer of biocomplexity research, and MacArthur “Genius” Fellow. See Vermont EPSCoR’s website for more information.