- Study Space Enhanced and Expanded!
- Celebrating National Medical Librarians Month!
- Faculty Clinic - Scholars@Duke
- Liaison Office Hours Roundup
- JAMA Says Talk to Your Medical Librarian
- New Exhibit Features Hyperbaric Medicine at Duke
- Library Team Achieves High NIH Policy Compliance Rate!
- NIH Public Access Policy: 100% Compliance Needed in the Future
- October is Archives Month!
- Featured New Books
- It Came from the Archives: Spooky Halloween Event!
- Open Access Week: October 20- 26
- Proposed Journal Cancellations for 2015
- Staff News
- Thanksgiving Holiday Hours
- Improve Your Library Research Skills!
- Publication Schedule & Staff
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
Study Space Enhanced and Expanded!
Pat Thibodeau, Associate Dean for Library Services & Archives
August was a very busy month as we cleared out Level 3 to create more study areas. The Library now has a variety of study spaces on that level.
|• 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 Document Delivery/Interlibrary Loan Services.
Changes occurred on Level 2R as well. Tables were moved into spaces near Conference Room 212C, which is available when not in use. Remember that room 212E, located behind the Service Desk, now exists for individual and group study. The schedules for these two rooms are mounted on iPads right outside the doors.
Quiet space is available on Level 1 in the Reading Room (room 102), study rooms (rooms 102A, 102B) and the beautiful old Richmond House Room (102E).
Let us know what you think about our new spaces by sending me an email at email@example.com or giving feedback at the Service Desk. Enjoy!
Celebrating National Medical Librarians Month!
The Duke Medical Center Library & Archives celebrates National Medical Librarians Month (NMLM) in October. NMLM was established by the Medical Library Association in 1997 to raise awareness of the important role of medical librarians. As we focus on this year's theme, “Critical Knowledge for Challenging Times,” we will continue to provide quality resources, services and expertise to impact the quality of medical care, education, and research at Duke Medicine.
The NMLM celebration will include a variety of activities:
- Attend our Scholars@Duke Faculty Clinic on Oct. 28 from 2-6 pm in the Faculty Center.
- Open Access Week will be observed during the week of October 20-26.
- It Came from the Archives Halloween Event featuring eerie, fascinating, and rarely seen materials from the Archives collections.
- October is also Archives Month and the theme for our state is "North Carolina at Play: Health and Leisure in Our State." The Society of North Carolina Archivists will serve as the clearinghouse for events occurring during the month.
For more information about NMLM events, come by the Library or check our Website at http://mclibrary.duke.edu.
Faculty Clinic - Scholars@Duke
To find out how healthy you are in terms of updating your Duke Scholars faculty profile, attend this clinic in the Faculty Center in the Mudd building. No registration needed.
Oct. 28; 2-6 pm – Review your Scholars@Duke profile and learn how to update your publications and other information in the profile.
We will also answer questions you have about the new research/author identifier from ORCID.org, databases, and other resources.
Liaison Office Hours Roundup
Don't Get to the Library As Much As You'd Like?
Librarian Office Hours Are Available Offsite!
Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
Mondays, 11:00a - 1:00p
Erwin Square Lunch Room
School of Nursing
Most Thursdays, 11:30a – 1:00p
1st & 2nd Thursday monthly, 11:30a - 1:00p
DUH Suite 1300 (past Starbucks)
Physician Assistant Program
Oct. 22, Dec. 4: 12:00 - 5:00p
Nov. 19, Jan. 7, Feb. 4, Mar. 4, April 1, May 6, June 3: 9:00a - 1:00p
PA Building Bistro
800 S. Duke St
Megan Van Noord
Doctor of Medicine (MD) Programs
Most Wednesdays, 1:00 - 2:30p
Trent Semans Center, outside of Nosh
Megan von Isenburg
Mondays, 1:30 - 3:30p
JAMA Says Talk to Your Medical Librarian
Megan von Isenburg, Associate Director, Research & Education
Want to get published in JAMA? One way to improve your chances is to talk to your medical librarian.
In a viewpoint piece published on September 10, 2014, potential and future JAMA authors are encouraged to improve their review articles by summarizing the literature in a more systematic way. Written by a medical librarian, a physician, and the Deputy Editor of Clinical Reviews and Education for JAMA, the article lays out the process for doing so and exhorts authors to collaborate with a medical librarian. Extensive literature searches are difficult, and a medical librarian can provide expertise to facilitate the process, save time, and reduce bias in the resulting article.
According to the article, here are ways a medical librarian can help:
- Help refine the question and determine its feasibility by conducting preliminary searches
- Identify relevant sources, including databases and grey literature sources beyond PubMed
- Craft search strategies using platform- and source-specific features, such as controlled vocabulary terms, limits, etc.
- Streamline the organization of results by using bibliographic management tools such as EndNote
- Authoring the methods section describing the search
If you are authoring a review for JAMA or any other publication, please contact one of us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919.660.1100 to get started!
New Exhibit Features Hyperbaric Medicine at Duke
Under Pressure: Hyperbaric Medicine at Duke
Medical Center Library & Archives - Levels 1 and 2R
On Display October 2, 2014 - January 8, 2015
The Medical Center Library & Archives new exhibit, “Under Pressure: Hyperbaric Medicine at Duke” is now on display. Featuring the Duke Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Environmental Physiology, the exhibit charts the Center’s development, activities, and achievements since its beginnings in the early 1960s. Items on display include photographs, publications, press releases, and promotional materials spanning the Center’s history.
The Duke Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Environmental Physiology is the major facility in the Southeast providing patient care treatment for medical conditions – such as carbon monoxide poisoning and decompression sickness – using 100% pure oxygen. The facility has also been a hub for innovative research, such as the record-breaking Atlantis dives during the late 1970s and early 1980s, which sought to learn how well humans could function underwater at great depths.
In addition to the history of the Center, the exhibit also highlights the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, the Divers Alert Network, and Dr. Charles Shilling, a leader in the field of hyperbaric medicine, and his involvement with the rescue of the submarine U.S.S. Squalus.
To learn more about the history of hyperbaric medicine at Duke, see the The Herald-Sun article (published on September 27, 2014).
Library Team Achieves High NIH Policy Compliance Rate!
Pat Thibodeau, Associate Dean for Library Services & Archives
When NIH announced they would hold up funding for non-competing renewals for PIs that were not compliant with the NIH Public Access policy, the Library team of 6 (originally 8) librarians quickly jumped to assist Duke faculty and authors. In January 2013, our compliance rate was low (well under 80%) like many other institutions with hundreds of PIs being reported as non-compliant.
In September 2014, we achieved a compliance rate of 96% - one of the highest compliance rates for large research institutions in the country! Thanks to the responsiveness of researchers, authors and research staff members who worked with us on outstanding issues, Duke has achieved this compliance with the policy.
We got to this high compliance through several on-going strategies
- Leveraging our existing skills and knowledge about the PA Policy, My NCBI, PubMed, and publishing
- Providing training sessions for faculty and staff before funds were withheld in July 2014 for non-compliance
- Developing special guides to help answer questions and learn more about the policy requirements
- Consulting about specific problems
- Sending out countless individualized reports on a regular basis reminding people of out-of-compliance publications
- Contacting NIH and NIHMS when problems were discovered and providing them with feedback on systems and processes
Many thanks to the Librarian team who has worked digilently for 18 months to make Duke researchers and authors were compliant: Team Leaders Emily Mazure and Pat Thibodeau and NIH Team Members Adrianne Leonardelli, Beverly Murphly, Emma Heet, and Virgina Carden. But we still have more to do, see the accompanying article about 100% compliance…
NIH Public Access Policy: 100% Compliance Needed in the Future
Pat Thibodeau, Associate Dean for Library Services & Archives
NIH has been clear that while they are focusing on non-competing renewals right now, they will expect 100% compliance by researchers in the future for new proposals, reports, and biosketches. While we do not expect NIH to implement this right away, Duke needs to start working on older publications since these can be the most difficult to resolve and may take several months to clear up.
What's being done and how can you help with these outstanding issues?
- The Library team is contacting publishers for articles published from 2008 through 2012 and asking them to submit the manuscript for Duke PIs and authors.
- Watch for emails from NIHMS asking for approval of manuscripts!
- PIs and authors may be contacted by the Library if the publisher is not providing assistance or needs your authorization.
- Remind your co-investigators and authors working under your grant to submit and approve manuscripts as soon as possible.
- Duke PIs will be notified by email about more current publications that need to be submitted or approved.
- If you have a progress report due and have non-compliant publications, you will be notified about 6 to 8 weeks before the deadline of any problems.
We have a team of 6 librarians who can help with NIH questions. Call the LIbrary Service Desk at 919.660.1100 or contact us via email or chat about manuscript problems or if you need a refresher training session!
October is Archives Month!
NC Archives Month is an annual, month-long observance of the agencies and people responsible for maintaining and making available the archival and historical records of our nation, state, communities and people.
This year's archival theme is North Carolina at Play: Health and Leisure in Our State.
Featured New Books
Barbara Dietsch, Acquisitions & Cataloging Manager, Collection Services
Here are a few of out newly purchased books that might be helpful in your teaching and researcher. These reviews are excerpted from Amazon.com.
Clinical Analytics and Data Management for the DNP
Martha L. Sylvia
Strong data management knowledge and skills are a requirement for every DNP. This unique text focuses on fostering the rigorous, meticulous data management skills that can improve care experience, health outcomes, and cost savings worldwide. It provides a knowledge base, describes the regulatory and ethical context, outlines a process to guide evaluation, presents a compendium of resources, and includes examples of evaluation of translation.
Epidemiology: Study Design and Data Analysis
Highly praised for its broad, practical coverage, the second edition of this popular text incorporates major statistical models and issues relevant to epidemiological studies. Quantitative aspects of epidemiological research continues to be the focus of this updated and expanded edition, which shows students how statistical principles and techniques can help solve epidemiological problems.
Qualitative Methods for Health Research
Judith Green and Nicki Thorogood
The third edition of this bestselling title is packed full of real-world advice for researchers and students. It is an invaluable introduction to the theoretical and practical essentials needed to design, conduct and appraise qualitative research in health.
Competition for research funds in epidemiology, preventative medicine, and biostatistics has never been more intense. At the same time, the grant application and review process at agencies such as the National Institutes of Health is undergoing significant transformation. This resource targets effective grant proposal writing for this highly competitive and evolving environment.
Information Systems for Healthcare Management
Gerald L. Glandon
This bestseller provides readers with comprehensive knowledge necessary to understand healthcare information technology (HIT) and to hone their skills in HIT management. The book explores areas where leaders must exhibit basic awareness or competency, including hardware, software, and communication systems; operational, management, and clinical applications; and selection, implementation, and valuation.
Suggestions for purchases? Complete our online Recommend a Purchase form or contact Emma Cryer Heet. For a complete list of titles added to our book and ebook collections within the last 3 months, check out the Library's newest book additions or subscribe to our "New Books" feed.
It Came from the Archives: Spooky Halloween Event!
Medical Center Library & Archives
Level 2R, Room 212E
Friday, October 31st
11am – 1pm
FREE and open to all!
We are hosting a Halloween event featuring a selection of eerie, fascinating, and rarely seen materials from the Medical Center Archives collections. Brave souls are invited to gaze upon spine-chilling artwork, stare into the faces of frightening death masks, behold macabre medical artifacts and instruments, and much more!
Halloween candy will be available…for those who don't lose their appetite!
For more information, contact Jolie Braun at 919.383.2653 or email@example.com.
Open Access Week: October 20- 26
International Open Access Week will be celebrated Oct. 20 – 26, 2014!
More and more articles are becoming available through Open Access (OA) journals, books and other materials. Celebrate International OA Week by finding ways to make content more open to Duke, your colleagues, and the world.
- Duke’s COPE fund helps support authors who want to publish in an OA journal but don't have a budget to support it. Duke’s School of Medicine and School of Nursing support this initiative.
- Comply with Duke’s Open Access requirement for faculty publications! Retain your rights to place a copy in the Duke Scholars repository.
- Upload a copy of your manuscript through Scholars@Duke. This site also has a tool to help you determine if the journal has provided you with the rights to do this.
- NIH funded? Make sure articles funded by NIH grants and contracts are compliant with the NIH Public Access Policy and that journals will help you submit your manuscript.
- Find an OA journal in your field through the Directory of Open Access Journals!
- Beware of predatory OA journals that say they are open access, but do not have good publishing records and are not peer reviewed. Check Beall’s List for possible problem journals, but also take a close look at the journal to see how many articles are published, what the review process is, and who is on the editorial board. Even if they have lower fees than others, they may not provide the impact and prestige that you want for your work.
For more information on how Duke authors can be part of the OA movement, connect to our guide on Open Access and Scholarly Communications @ Duke.
Proposed Journal Cancellations for 2015
Emma Cryer Heet, Associate Director, Collection Services
Since the costs of journal subscriptions rise by 6% to 10% every year, we have to make difficult decisions about what to keep and what to cancel. We look at usage, cost, and other factors. We also compare titles based on cost per use of all downloaded journal articles.
The following titles are proposed cancellations for 2015 based on high cost and low use, thereby having high cost per use as compared to hundreds of other titles. Please send any concerns about these cancellations to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
$1,222; 120 uses
|Lasers in Surgery and Medicine|
$2,266; 149 uses
$1,584; 54 uses
|Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases|
$1,067; 226 uses
|International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine|
$605; 82 uses
|Seminars in Ophthalmology|
$1,034; 142 uses
|Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine|
$1,290; 162 uses
|Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene|
$835; 96 uses
Beverly Murphy, Assistant Director, Communications and Web Content Management, has been appointed Chair of the Communications Committee for the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association for 2014-2015.
Medical Center Library & Archives staff will present the following initiatives during the Annual Meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association in Alexandria, VA, October 18-21, 2014.
Beverly Murphy and Adrianne Leonardelli - Reaching Beyond the School of Nursing to Hospital Nurses: Strengthening Foundations & Exploring New Frontiers (poster)
Beverly Murphy and Leila Ledbetter - Developing a Poster Class: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (poster)
Publication Schedule & Staff
Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives News is published bimonthly.
|Pat Thibodeau, Associate Dean||Beverly Murphy, Editor|
|Jolie Braun||Barbara Dietsch|
|Adrianne Leonardelli||Megan von Isenburg|
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