Duke Medical Center Library & Archives
October 2023 Archive

HVAC System Upgrade
Posted On: Friday, October 27, 2023 - 15:55 by Beverly Murphy

A building wide HVAC upgrade will affect the Medical Center Library & Archives beginning November 8, 2023. Work will continue through the summer and may result in temperature disruptions and construction noise. We appreciate your patience throughout this project!

Categories: Alerts

Tags: building

NIH Data Management/Sharing Policy Update
Posted On: Wednesday, October 25, 2023 - 17:37 by Lesley Skalla, Ph.D.

The new NIH Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Policy went into effect in January 2023. This means that if you are submitting a NIH grant application that will produce scientific data, you need to include a 1-2 page data management plan that describes the type and format of data you plan to collect or produce and how you will share and preserve it. The new NIH DMS policy establishes the expectation that data sharing is a fundamental component of the research process, maximizing the public’s access to NIH-funded research results. 

Here is the latest on the NIH DMS policy: 

NIH Application Budgeting Instructions Update: NIH will no longer require a single Data Management &…


Categories: Alerts

Tags: data management, NIH

Open Access: Breaking Barriers for Quality Research
Posted On: Thursday, October 19, 2023 - 10:50 by Megan Von Isenburg

By Alissa Kocer

In today's digital age, we’re flooded with information, but not all of it is high-quality or free. Open access journals offer a solution, providing top-notch articles on the internet without restrictions.

As the Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives recognizes International Open Access (OA) Week, Oct. 23-29, it celebrates a bold strategic partnership that’s dismantling publishing fees for Duke scholars.

This year’s theme, “Community Over Commercialization,” puts the spotlight on prioritizing the public over profits, and rethinking how we share knowledge.

Building Community Through Access   
Catherine Staton, MD,…


Categories: Alerts

Tags: open access, publishing

New Open Access Publishing Agreement with PLOS
Posted On: Wednesday, October 18, 2023 - 22:37 by Li Ma

Duke University Libraries and the Duke Medical Center Library & Archives are currently engaged in a two-year publishing agreement with PLOS, a non-profit scientific Open Access publisher with global reach. This agreement provides authors affiliated with Duke University, Duke Health, and Duke Kunshan University with unlimited, no-fee publishing in all twelve PLOS journals. Coverage includes articles accepted between January 3, 2023 and December 31, 2024, with all published articles being immediately Open Access and free to read for everyone.

The PLOS agreement will expand publishing opportunities for all Duke authors by eliminating expensive Article-Processing-Charges (APC), which are usually paid by authors and range from $800 to $5,300 per article for PLOS journals. Duke…


Categories: Explore Tools, Resource Updates

Tags: publishing, scholarly communication, open access, PLOS

Systematic Review Screening Tool Available
Posted On: Wednesday, October 18, 2023 - 12:23 by Sarah Cantrell

Duke Medical Center Library & Archives offers an institutional site license for Covidence!

What is Covidence?
Web-based software platform designed to facilitate the systematic review process. It can also be used for other reviews and evidence synthesis projects. 

What does Covidence do?
 Assists with multiple steps in the systematic review process, including:

  • Importing data from citation management tools like EndNote or databases
  • Screening and selecting studies
  • Resolving conflicts
  • Extracting study data
  • Assessing study quality/risk of bias
  • Exporting data to multiple file types
  • Creating PRISMA flow diagrams

How do I access Covidence?…


Categories: Explore Tools

Tags: covidence, systematic reviews