Duke Medical Center Library & Archives
Category: Alerts

Finding Print Books Is Now Easier!
Posted On: Friday, June 5, 2015 - 10:39 by Beverly Murphy

All of our health and medical books are now integrated into one large collection, regardless of publication date! The merged collection starts in Room 102F (old open book stacks) with call numbers A-WF and flows into Room 102C with call numbers WG-Z. Oversize books are at the end of the collection, along with our recreational reading materials in the Engel Collection.

We will now refer to these collection areas as the STACKS and have signs guiding you between the areas. Our older materials (pre-1995) will remain in off-site stacks in the Library Service Center and can be easily recalled through the online catalog and delivered to our Library.

We hope this new “integrated” collection will make it easier to find both old and new materials...


Categories: Alerts, Resource Updates

Construction Alert: Scaffolding - Seeley G. Mudd Building
Posted On: Friday, May 29, 2015 - 13:31 by Beverly Murphy

Contractors will begin installing extensive scaffolding around the Seeley G. Mudd Building on May 29th in preparation for a roofing replacement project. The project is anticipated to be completed by the first week in August. During this period, building ingress and egress will not be restricted. However, there will be temporary safety barriers in place to provide overhead protection and to limit access to construction areas. Questions regarding this project can be directed to Engineering & Operations at 919.684-4004.


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New NIH Biosketches: Use SciENcv!
Posted On: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 11:32 by Beverly Murphy

Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae (SciENcv) is a new system for creating and updating your NIH biosketch with the new format or NSF biosketch (required as of May 25, 2015).

Duke is strongly encouraging the use of this system since it will save you time now and in the future due to its automated features.

•    Pulls in profile information if you already have a profile in eRA Commons
•    Uploads your publications from My NCBI’s My Bibliography or through an ORCID account
•    Allows you to create several different versions of your profile by reusing information...


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Tags: NIH, My NCBI, SciENcv

House Staff Trainees: Pilot Program Offers Articles
Posted On: Monday, March 30, 2015 - 09:35 by Megan von Isenburg

Pilot Program ended on July 1, 2015.

Starting April 1, the Medical Center Library & Archives will launch a pilot program to collect data about the article needs of House staff. In this program, articles from other libraries (often referred to as interlibrary loans) will be available at no-cost to House staff trainees.

House staff trainees can request articles directly through Document Delivery/Interlibrary Loan or by following the Get it at Duke link in PubMed or other databases, then clicking on “...


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NIH Researchers - New Look for NIHMS!
Posted On: Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 14:38 by Patricia Thibodeau

The old NIH Manuscript Submission (NIHMS) System got a facelift in January 2015. NIHMS is used to deposit and approve research manuscripts  funded by NIH and accepted for publication on or after April 7, 2008.

In addition to a new, fresh Web page design, NIH is streamlining the manuscript submission process, as well as the login procedures. The homepage now has a graphic overview of the process. Just hover over the steps for more information or links to more details.

When you enter the system, you will find a list of your manuscripts with the status for each. A PI or author must still provide the initial and final approvals steps, but there are updated...


Categories: Alerts, Resource Updates

Tags: NIH

Biosketch Format Impacts Public Access Policy
Posted On: Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 10:01 by Patricia Thibodeau

NIH has rolled out a new format for its biographical sketches, also known as “Biosketches.” While this new format is required for due dates for NIH and AHRQ grants on or after May 15, 2015 (Notice NOT-OD-15-032), it's a good idea to start using it now to familiarize yourself with the new requirement. Forms and instructions have been posted on the NIH Website.

The Library also strongly recommends considering the use of the new Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae (SciENcv) that lets you easily build and change your biosketch as well...


Categories: Alerts

Tags: NIH, NIH Public Access Policy

Will Duke represent in the 3rd Annual Memmys?
Posted On: Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 17:03 by Brandi Tuttle

The University of South Carolina School of Medicine has announced THE 3rd ANNUAL MEMMYS!  

This national music video contest seeks student-produced videos from health professional students with the top entries receiving a monetary award for their school’s health sciences library.   The contest is open to any student enrolled in a health professions school such as dental, pharmacy, allopathic, osteopathic, public health, nursing, medical or allied health. 

Last year’s winners were: 

  • 1st place:  Harvard Medical School
  • 2nd place:  Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • 3rd place:  University of Maryland School of Medicine

Please go to their website http...


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Study Space Enhanced and Expanded!
Posted On: Monday, October 27, 2014 - 12:02 by Patricia Thibodeau

The Library now has a variety of study spaces on Level 3!

• 11 individual carrels that can seat up to 2 people, with doors for privacy
• 2 open carrels
• 3 existing group study rooms (rooms 315, 316, 319)
• Existing room with Maestro Care terminals (room 320)
• 10 “Resolve Units” with 3 individual work surfaces
• More casual seating

To make way for this new area, we moved over 3,000 linear feet of bound journals and steel shelving.   Journals are available at the Duke Library Service Center and free copies of articles may be requested through our ...


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Library Participates in SOM Faculty Flex Voucher Program
Posted On: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 11:00 by Beverly Murphy

The School of Medicine is rolling out a new Faculty Flex Voucher Pilot Program to support junior faculty members.  The Medical Center Library & Archives is participating as part of the program, which allows faculty to tap into services to support their work at a point in their career where family/childcare obligations are not as flexible.

Vouchers will be awarded for services up to $2,500 from the Library, Duke Office of Clinical Research (DOCR), and the Communications Publications Services group at the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI), over a 6-month period starting January 1, 2015.



Categories: Alerts, Resource Updates

Bound Journals Moved to New Home!
Posted On: Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 11:21 by Beverly Murphy

To make way for the new study spaces we are creating on Level 3, the bound (print) journals in the Medical Center Library & Archives have moved to their new home - Duke's Library Service Center on Briggs Avenue.  

This move primarily effects journals published between 1985 and 2009/10. While many of our journals are available electronically, some of the older years may not be.

Access to all our stored journals is freely available by requesting scanned copies of articles through our Document Delivery/Interlibrary Loan Services. If you need assistance finding a journal...


Categories: Alerts, Resource Updates

Tags: journals

Change in Hours!
Posted On: Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 01:34 by Beverly Murphy

Effective August 4, 2014, the Medical Center Library & Archives will close to the public at 6p instead of 7p. All Duke Medicine Badge Holders will continue to have 24-hour card access.

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"School Library Resources" Used in Phishing Attack
Posted On: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 16:40 by Beverly Murphy

Another phishing attack is making the rounds, purportedly from "Library Resources."

These messages are NOT from the Medical Center Library & Archives, so please disregard them!

For more information see Phishing Attack - "Upgrade Notification" (July 22, 2014)

Categories: Alerts

Library Access After Graduation
Posted On: Friday, May 23, 2014 - 08:50 by Megan von Isenburg

Congratulations to all the graduating students at Duke Medicine!

You may be wondering what graduating means for your access to the Duke Medical Center Library. If you are leaving Duke, your NetID will continue to work for a short period of time - generally a couple of months. After this point, you will no longer be able to access the electronic journals, databases, and other online resources that Duke subscribes to.

You may still come into the Library and use the resources while on campus. If you are working locally in Durham County but not at Duke, you may apply for a print borrowers card so that you can continue to borrow print materials.

You can also continue to use the Library's Web pages - on the...


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Tags: students

Is your journal asking for a waiver of the Duke Open Access Policy?
Posted On: Monday, March 31, 2014 - 13:43 by Patricia Thibodeau

Some Duke authors are being asked by journal publishers to obtain a waiver from Duke’s Open Access Policy.  Duke’s Open Access policy does require that authors retain the rights to the article, including depositing the “final author’s version of the article” in the university repository.  Some journals object to having a copy deposited in the Duke repository, while others just want an assurance that the copy at Duke will not become public for a number of months after it is officially published. 

The Provost’s designee Kevin Smith (kevin.l.smith@duke.edu, 919.668.4451) can work with you on obtaining a waiver to the policy or ensuring that access to the copy you submit to Duke is delayed...


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Tags: open access

Update your iPhone/iPad/Mac Operating Software!
Posted On: Monday, March 10, 2014 - 17:25 by Brandi Tuttle

In case you missed the tech hubbub recently regarding a security vulnerability, here's your friendly reminder to update the software on your Apple products. 

"The flaw is extremely serious, and any Mavericks users who haven’t yet updated their OS should do so immediately. In a nutshell, the bug prevents the validation of encryption certificates from supposedly secure servers. So, your Mac or iOS device could think it has received a signed encryption certificate from your bank’s website, but there’s no way to validate that the certificate came from the bank — it could be from a fraudulent website pretending to be the bank and gathering personal data as you type." (from the New...


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