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New Year Thoughts About the Past Year and 2015
Pat Thibodeau, Associate Dean for Library Services & Archives
2015 and the celebration of New Year’s Day is almost here! As we plan for the coming year, I have also been thinking about the past year and how our world in the Medical Center Library & Archives has continued to dynamically change in just 1 2 months. The implementation of electronic resources and new technologies continues to allow us to alter services and resources to meet emerging and growing needs. We have also taken a fresh look at our goals for the coming year, many of which are outgrowths of the past year’s initiatives and explorations.
Here is some of what has changed in our world:
- Integrated search function for clinical resources into Maestro Care
- Assisted with development of archival software for easier access to collections
- Became members of care redesign teams and the order set review process
- Created liaison librarian for the Pathologists' Assistant Program and expanded the one for hospital nursing
- Established onsite office hours for hospital nursing, global health, and other programs
- Offered suite of services through the new faculty voucher program
- Became active champions and partners with faculty on scholarly communication issues such as predatory open access journals, registering through ORCID to obtain a unique author/researcher ID, and updating Scholars@Duke profiles
- Involved in Duke AHEAD programs, planning and writing boot-camp
- Worked with researchers to increase the NIH Public Access Policy compliance rate to 96%
- Expanded use of faculty publications database to DCRI
- Renovated Level 3 changing it from journal stacks to study spaces
- Stored all bound journals, with scanned articles delivered to your desktop
- Decreased the purchase of print books and grew the e-book collections exponentially
What will 2015 bring?
While we plan on pursuing even more partnerships and collaborative ventures, we will continue to explore what our users need in terms of expertise, services and resources as well as satisfaction with what we offer. The following are a few areas we plan to investigate in more depth.
- Improved Interlibrary Loan services
- Enhanced access and better discovery tools for all electronic resources
- Library’s role in data services
- Better approaches to assisting people at the Service Desk or wherever they are located
- New technologies that can bring information and services to the user
Library Upgrade to CINAHL Complete!
Adrianne Leonardelli, Research & Education
Many library users may be familiar with CINAHL as the core database for searching the Nursing and Allied Health Literature. The Library recently upgraded our subscription from CINAHL Plus with Full Text to CINAHL Complete. While users won't notice any changes in the searching interface, the new database includes some behind-the-scene differences worth mentioning.
CINAHL Complete Versus CINAHL Plus with Full Text
CINAHL Plus with Full Text
# Journals Indexed
# Full Text Journals
# Journals w/ Searchable Cited References
CINAHL Complete also contains:
- 4.3 million records dating back to 1937
- 360 Research Instrument Records
- 169 Quick Lessons
- 134 Evidence-Based Care Sheets
For more information about CINAHL Complete, please visit https://mclibrary.duke.edu/tutorials-tipsheets/cinahl, or contact the Library at 919.660.1100.
New Year’s Resolution: Streamlined Access to PubMed Articles
Please note: This project has been delayed! We apologize for any inconvenience.
As of January 2015, our full-text connections in PubMed will be streamlined! The only link you will see and need in the Duke version of PubMed will be the GetIt@Duke button. No more confusion as to which button to select to go to an article!
has several advantages:
- Takes you directly to articles from our journal subscriptions and those in full-text databases at Duke
- Connects you to the online catalog to find print copies of articles
- Indicates if the full text of an article is NOT available at Duke
- Directs you to the Medical Center Library’s Interlibrary Loan Service (for those not available), filling in the article information for you!
Another major advantage is that you can use GetIt@Duke to access Duke journals from off campus. Clicking on GetIt@Duke will prompt you to sign in with your Duke NetID and password. No VPN account or other sign-in is needed.
To see the GetIt@Duke button, you will need to connect to the Library's customized version of PubMed at https://mclibrary.duke.edu/pubmed. If you have not already bookmarked this site, please visit our main page at https://mclibrary.duke.edu/, click on the PubMed link on the left, and create a bookmark. This will allow you to see and use the GetIt@Duke features.
The GetIt@Duke link can also be found in many other databases such as CINAHL, Embase, Web of Science, Scopus, PsycINFO, and SPORTDiscus.
Not familiar with this feature? View the Research Video: How to use "get it @ duke."
Portraits of History: Key Figures at Duke
Jolie Braun, Assistant Director, Medical Center Archives
The Medical Center Library & Archives has a large collection of portraits of key historical figures from Duke Medical Center. To help introduce patrons to some of the people they depict, we’re launching a new feature to highlight these individuals and their contributions to Duke.
Dr. Susan Dees, whose portrait can be found near the entrance of the Richmond House Room, is notable for a couple Duke “firsts.” In 1948, she became the first female division chief in the Medical Center when she founded the Division of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology. In 1958, she became the first female to achieve full rank professor in the Medical Center.
Born in Hancock, Michigan in 1909, Dees received a BA from Goucher College (1930), an MD from Johns Hopkins (1934), and an MS in Immunology, Pediatrics, from the University of Minnesota (1938). When she came to Duke with her husband, urologist Dr. John Dees, in 1939, she was one of the first women faculty physicians at the Medical Center. During her career, she authored over 60 publications, established the school for sick children at Duke Hospital, and was among the first to recognize Wiskott-Adlrich Primary Immunodeficiency Syndrome and gastoresophogeal reflux as a major trigger of asthma attacks. In 1974, she stepped down from her position as division chief, but continued as a faculty member for another decade. She passed away in 2001.
To learn more about Dr. Susan Dees, visit the Women in Duke Medicine digital exhibit, which includes an oral history with Dees’s daughter.
Featured Engel Books
Barbara Dietsch, Acquisitions Manager, Collection Services
These books are part of the Library’s special collection established in memory of Dr. Frank Engel, who always thought students should have other reading sources that took them beyond their medical studies.
Internal Medicine: A Doctor's Stories
Holt’s new collection of stories captures the feelings of a young doctor’s three-year hospital residency - the powerlessness, the exhaustion, the chaotic and seemingly endless shifts, and above all, the intensity of being with people in moments of extremity - better than anything else I have ever read. Anyone who’s considering becoming a doctor, or anyone who wants to know what’s at the core of a doctor’s initiation, should read this book. (Review excerpt: Susan Okie, The Washington Post)
The Doctor Crisis: How Physicians Can, and Must, Lead the Way to Better Health Care
Jack Cochran and Charles C. Kenney
Many doctors are feeling pessimistic about the future of the medical profession. For them, doctoring seems harder and less fulfilling than ever before. Cochran, a physician-executive with the Kaiser Permanente medical organization, and Kenney, a health care writer, consider the causes of physician frustration and futility. (Review excerpt: Tony Miksanek, Booklist)
Gawande, a surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a public-health innovator, and a staff writer for The New Yorker, is as interested in solving problems as in enumerating them. This masterful exploration of aging, death, and the medical profession’s mishandling of both, is his best and most personal book yet - though a little depressing, until you get to the parakeets. (Review excerpt: Suzanne Koven, The Boston Globe)
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.
Come See Our Library Exhibits
Jolie Braun, Assistant Director, Medical Center Archives
Currently on Display!
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).
Head to Toe: Medical Attire Past & Present
On Display February - May 2015
Our upcoming exhibit, “Head to Toe: Medical Attire Past & Present,” will feature the sartorial history of Duke medical professionals. The exhibit will be on display from February through May 2015. (Pictured on left: Directions for folding a Duke nursing cap, undated)
Jolie Braun, Assistant Director, Medical Center Archives, wrote an article, "A Guide to History of Medicine Resources: Image Collections, Podcasts, Videos, and More," published in College & Research Libraries News, 75(10):574-577, November, 2014.
Adrianne Leonardelli and Brandi Tuttle, Research & Education, co-authored the "Team-Based Learning" chapter in the newly published book, Curriculum-Based Library Instruction: From Cultivating Faculty Relationships to Assessment, 2014.
Emily Mazure, Biomedical Research Liaison, has been awarded Senior Membership in the Medical Library Association’s Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP). Membership in the Academy requires at least 5 years experience in the health sciences, with documentation at the higher Senior Level designation for contributions to the profession and professional development.
von Isenburg Selected for Leadership Fellows Program
Pat Thibodeau, Associate Dean for Library Services & Archives
Megan von Isenburg, Associate Director, Research & Education, has been selected to participate in the 2014-2015 National Library of Medicine/Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (NLM/AAHSL) Leadership Fellows Program. Megan has been with the Library since 2004 and serves as Liaison to Graduate Medical Education, Clinical Informatics Program, and the Duke Global Health Institute.
Jointly funded by NLM and AAHSL, the Leadership Fellows Program was created to prepare emerging leaders for director positions in academic health sciences libraries. The candidate pool for fellows and demand for the program remains strong. Selection is competitive and based on recognition of a substantial record of accomplishment and demonstrable potential for a director position. Since the program began in 2002, twenty-six fellows have assumed director positions.
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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