Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Health Literacy Month
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 that health information professionals play in healthcare, research, and education.
This year's theme, Yes, we do that! is a reminder that we are available to provide quality, authoritative health information, research, and search instruction.
The NMLM celebration will include the following activities:
- Open Access Week will be observed October 23-29.
- October is also Archives Month and the Society of North Carolina Archivists is highlighting Scandal, Nuisance, Calamity, and Anguish in the Archives!
- It Came From the Archives returns this year on October 31st from 11a-2p. All are invited to drop by the Library for a fun break. learn some history and enjoy free Halloween candy!
We will continue to "Aim for Excellence" by providing quality resources, services and expertise to impact medical care, education, and research at Duke Health.
International Open Access Week: Oct. 23-29
Lesley Skalla, Research & Education
Open Access (OA) Week is a great reason for everyone to learn more about the many benefits of Open Access and discuss all things open access with friends and colleagues. This year’s theme, Community over Commercialization, encourages a “candid conversation about which approaches to open scholarship prioritize the best interests of the public and the academic community, and which do not.”
This idea echoes the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science that calls for the prevention of “inequitable extraction of profit from publicly funded scientific activities” and instead supports “non-commercial publishing models and collaborative publishing models with no article processing charges.”
To celebrate Open Access week at Duke, consider:
- Publishing your next article in a PLOS journal. Duke Libraries have an institutional partnership with PLOS to enable Duke authors to freely publish in PLOS with no article processing fees! For more information on this agreement, see our guide on Open Access Options at Duke.
- Negotiating your author rights when publishing.
- Fully participating in Duke's OA Policy which applies to all Duke faculty members and provides Duke a license to make scholarly articles authored by Duke faculty freely available via DukeSpace, a Duke University Libraries repository.
- Sharing your data, documentation, and software code through the Duke Research Data Repository.
- Depositing your scholarly outputs through Scholars@Duke. This site has a tool to help you determine if the journal has provided you with the rights to do this.
- Ensuring articles funded by NIH grants and contracts are compliant with the NIH Public Access Policy.
- Sharing your pre-published manuscript on a pre-print server. To learn more about pre-prints, visit the ASAPbio Preprint Resource Center.
- Becoming more open-access savvy by visiting our guide on Getting Published: About Open Access.
For more information about International Open Access Week, including the official hashtag #OAweek, please visit openaccessweek.org.
It Came from the Archives: Halloween Highlights
Medical Center Library & Archives
Level 1, Reading Room
Tuesday, October 31st
11am – 2pm
FREE and open to all!
The Duke University Medical Center Archives is hosting its annual Halloween event featuring a selection of odd, intriguing, and rarely seen materials from the Archives collections.
Curious individuals are invited to gaze upon detailed medical illustrations, ponder the uses of old medical instruments, explore forgotten stories from the history of Duke Health, and much more.
Please plan to join us for a fun break to learn some history and enjoy free Halloween candy!
For more information, contact Rebecca Williams, Archives Research, Outreach, and Education Librarian, at 919.383.2653 or email@example.com.
October is Archives Month
Lucy Waldrop, Medical Center Archives Assistant Director and Technical Services Head
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. Archives serve as the memory of our nation, and by celebrating, we recognize and give legitimacy to the enduring value of American records and America’s archives.
We encourage you to check out our Instagram account (use DukeBlue to login) where we'll be highlighting treasures from the Medical Center Archives collection all month long. This month the Society of North Carolina Archivists theme is Scandal, Nuisance, Calamity, and Anguish in the Archives. On October 5, 2023, archivists around the country took to Twitter to respond to questions tweeted with the hashtag #AskAnArchivistDay. Throughout October, we invite you to join us in celebrating the importance of archives as we highlight the history of Duke Health.
Sami Kaplan, Research & Education
EndNote, a popular citation management software, recently released their latest software version called EndNote 21. To obtain the software (or to update any older versions you may have of EndNote), go to the Duke OIT Website and log in with your Duke NetID and password in order to download it.
New features include customizable color-coded tagging, tabs for multi-tasking, a more robust EndNote Web, and an extension to support EndNote's Cite While You Write in Google Docs.
Want to learn more? Sign up for a class, check out our EndNote Guide, or visit the EndNote training site for more videos and help documentation. You can also contact EndNote's Customer Support for any troubleshooting or issues.
New Graphic Medicine Collection
Katherine Smith, Content & Discovery
The Duke Medical Center Library & Archives announces the addition of our new Graphic Medicine Collection. This collection contains a variety of healthcare related topics discussed through the medium of comics, all which are available for check out. Below is a selection of titles from the collection. To browse the collection, please visit the Medical Center Library Reading Room on Level 1, or peruse the collection via our online catalog. Reviews are excerpted from the publishers.
Medicine: A Graphic History
Cardiac surgeon and professor of medical history Jean-Noël Fabiani stitches together the most significant and intriguing episodes from the history of medicine, from chance breakthroughs to hard-fought scientific discoveries. Spanning centuries and crossing continents, this funny, fast-paced yet rigorously detailed graphic novel guides us through one of the most wondrous strands of human history, covering everything from bloodletting to organ donation, X-rays, and prosthetics.
Kimiko Does Cancer: A Graphic Memoir
With tender illustrations by Keet Geniza, this graphic memoir upends the traditional cancer narrative. Presented from a young woman's perspective, it confronts issues such as dating while in menopause, navigating work and treatment, and talking to well-meaning friends, health care professionals, and other cancer survivors with viewpoints different from her own. Not one for pink ribbons or runs for the cure, Kimiko seeks connection within the cancer community while critiquing the mainstream cancer experience.
Camouflage: The Hidden Lives of Autistic Women
Autism in women and girls is still not widely understood, and is often misrepresented or even overlooked. This graphic novel offers an engaging and accessible insight into the lives and minds of autistic women, using real-life case studies. The charming illustrations lead readers on a visual journey of how women on the spectrum experience everyday life, from metaphors and masking in social situations, to friendships and relationships and the role of special interests.
First Year Out: A Transition Story
From laser hair removal and coming out to her parents, to dating, voice training and gender reassignment surgery, this intimate and witty graphic novel follows the character of Lily as she transitions to living as her true, female self. Providing support and guidance on a range of issues such as hormones, medical procedures and relationships, this story traces the everyday thoughts, emotions and struggles many trans and non-binary people face. It seeks to empower those who are starting to question their gender as well as promote wider discussion about the complexities of gender and identity.
Graphic Reproduction: A Comics Anthology
This comics anthology delves deeply into the messy and often taboo subject of human reproduction. Featuring work by luminaries such as Carol Tyler, Alison Bechdel, and Joyce Farmer, Graphic Reproduction is an illustrated challenge to dominant cultural narratives about conception, pregnancy, and childbirth. The comics here expose the contradictions, complexities, and confluences around diverse individual experiences of the entire reproductive process, from trying to conceive to child loss and childbirth.
Medical Center Archives Welcomes New Interns
Lucy Waldrop, Medical Center Archives Assistant Director and Technical Services Head
Emma at work processing the Duke Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Environmental Physiology Records.
Kayla at work processing the North Carolina Licensed Practical Nurses Association Records.
Emma Eubank joined the Archives staff as an Intern in August 2023. During her Internship, she will process archival collections, write archival descriptions, create finding aids, and assist with acquisitions. Her first project is to process the Duke Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Environmental Physiology Records to make the collection available to researchers.
Emma earned a BA in Anthropology and Medieval & Renaissance Studies from William & Mary in 2022. She is now in the dual degree program between North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill working towards a MA in Public History from NCSU and an MSLS with a Concentration in Archives and Records Management from UNC-CH. She expects to graduate in 2025.
She sees her Internship as a way to gain hands-on experience in an archival repository to complement her theoretical coursework. For example, this semester she is taking a Digital Preservation and Access course and is looking forward to learning the Medical Center Archives’ born-digital processing workflow, which will allow her to gain much needed practical experience in this area of archival processing.
When she is not at work or studying, Emma enjoys listening to New York Times podcasts, cross stitching, and perfecting her chocolate chip cookie recipe.
Kayla Cavenaugh joined the Archives staff as an Intern in August 2023. During her Internship, she will process archival collections, write archival description, create finding aids, help with acquisitions, as well as assist with the selection of images and writing metadata for MEDSpace and MediaBeacon. Her first project is to help complete the processing of the North Carolina Licensed Practical Nurses Association Records in order to make this collection available to researchers.
Kayla earned dual bachelor’s degrees in Art History and German with a minor in English, from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. After graduating, she served as a Fulbright English-Language Teaching Assistant in the rural community of Murau, Austria. In 2017, she learned to read Old German Script through a course with the Geist Institute for Women’s Words, taught by Dr. Julie Tomberlin. She is currently working towards an MSLS with a Concentration in Archives and Records Management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with an expected graduation date of May 2025.
She sees her Internship as a way to gain hands on experience with processing and housing archival materials across a wide variety of formats.
When she is not at work or studying, Kayla loves going to the movies (popcorn is a must), collecting field guides about the natural world, and visiting arboretums. Her pockets inevitably wind up filled with tree matter every time she goes outside, and she always keep a buckeye with her for good luck.
Staff News & Publications
Sarah Cantrell, Associate Director for Research & Education Samantha Kaplan, Liaison to Doctor of Medicine Program, served as Faculty for the multi-day Evidence-Based Practice for Health Sciences Librarians Workshop, which took place in late July in Charleston, SC.
The following publications have been authored/co-authored by Medical Center Library & Archives Staff (highlighted in bold).
Amrhein TJ, Williams JW Jr, Gray L, Malinzak MD, Cantrell S, Deline CR, Carr CM, Kim DK, Goldstein KM, Kranz PG. (2023). Efficacy of Epidural Blood Patching or Surgery in Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension: A Systematic Review and Evidence Map. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 44(6):730-739.
Burke C, Rossitch SS, Bejarano G, Knisely M, Ford CG, Allen KD, Ma J, Blalock DV, Ear B, Cantrell S, Gordon AM, Van Voorhees E, Goldstein KM, Williams JW, Gierisch JM. (2023). Videoconferencing of Movement-Based and Psychologically Informed Interventions for Chronic Pain: A Systematic Review and Horizon Scan. Telemed J E Health. Sep29(9):1275-1288.
Dominguez JE, Cantrell S, Habib AS, Izci-Balserak B, Lockhart E, Louis JM, Miskovic A, Nadler JW, Nagappa M, O'Brien LM, Won C, Bourjeily G. (2023). Society of Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine and the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology Consensus Guideline on the Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Pregnancy, Obstet Gynecol. Aug 1;142(2):403-423.
Rose D, Cavalier A, Kam W, Cantrell S, Lusk J, Schrag M, Yaghi S, Stretz C, de Havenon A, Saldanha IJ, Wu TY, Ranta A, Barber PA, Marriott E, Feng W, Kosinski AS, Laskowitz D, Poli S, Mac Grory B. (2023). Complications of Intravenous Tenecteplase Versus Alteplase for the Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Stroke. May;54(5):1192-12 04.
DeLaura I, Anwar IJ, Ladowski J, Patino A, Cantrell S, Sanoff S. (2023). Attitudes of Patients with Renal Disease on Xenotransplantation: A Systematic Review. Xenotransplantation. Mar;30(2):e12794.
Kramer RJ, Fatahian AN, Chan A, Mortenson J, Osher J, Sun B, Parker LE, Rosamilia MB, Potter KB, Moore K, Atkins SL, Rosenfeld JA, Birjiniuk A, Jones E, Howard TS, Kim JJ, Scott DA, Lalani S, Rouzbehani OMT, Kaplan S, Hathaway MA, Cohen JL, Asaki SY, Martinez HR, Boudina S, Landstrom AP. (2023). PRDM16 Deletion Is Associated With Sex-dependent Cardiomyopathy and Cardiac Mortality: A Translational, Multi-Institutional Cohort Study. Circ Genom Precis Med. Aug;16(4):390-400.
Soares Ferreira Junior A, Pinheiro Maux Lessa M, Kaplan S, Coles TM, Terrell DR, Onwuemene OA. (2023). Patient-Reported Outcome Measures in Patients with Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura: A Systematic Review of the Literature. J Clin Med. Aug 7;12(15):5155.
Mourad A, Hillenbrand M, Skalla LA, Holland TL, Zwischenberger BA, Williams AR, Turner NA. (2023) Scoping review of Percutaneous Mechanical Aspiration for Valvular and Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Infective Endocarditis. Clinical Microbiology and Infection. Aug 25; S1198-743X(23)00401-9.
Farewell to Nathan Dunn
Lesley Skalla, Research & Education
Nathan Dunn, Digital Projects Analyst, left the Medical Center Library & Archives in August for a new position as Data Manager for North Carolina State’s Center for Human Health and the Environment (CHHE). During his time at the Library, Nathan was instrumental in building our new automated NIH Public Access Policy compliance email notification system that debuted in January 2023. He also worked on creating effective data dashboards to help track publications and collections data for the Library.
Nathan came to Duke in May 2022 from the United States Environmental Protection Agency in Research Triangle Park. He worked there as an Information Management Contractor and then as an Intern in their library, while working on his Master’s in Library Science degree which he received from North Carolina Central University.
In his new position, Nathan will be supporting CHHE researchers with data management activities so they are compliant with the new NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy.
We Offer a Variety of Free Online Classes
We offer a variety of online classes on research and searching topics every month. All classes are free and offered virtually, though registration through our Website is required. In addition to these classes, you can also request an online session for yourself or a group or schedule an appointment for a research consultation.
|October -December Classes Register for one today!|
|October 16||9 - 10a||How to Write an Abstract|
|October 18||12 - 1p||Advanced PubMed|
|October 18||4 - 5p||Embase|
|October 19||9 - 10a||NIH Data Management & Sharing Plan Office Hours|
|October 19||4 - 5p||Measuring and Maximizing Research Impact|
|October 20||12 - 1p||SciENcv Office Hours|
|October 23||4 - 5p||Understanding NIH Data Management & Sharing Requirements|
|October 24||9 - 10a||Searching CINAHL Effectively|
|October 24||4 - 5p||Zotero|
|October 26||9 - 10a||NIH Data Management & Sharing Plan Office Hours|
|October 27||12 - 1p||SciENcv Office Hours|
|November 1||2 - 3p||Advanced PubMed|
|November 2||9 - 10a||NIH Data Management & Sharing Plan Office Hours|
|November 2||12 - 1p||Building Your Researcher Profile|
|November 3||12 - 1p||SciENcv Office Hours|
|November 6||4 - 5p||Searching Scopus|
|November 7||11a - 12p||EndNote|
|November 9||9 - 10a||EndNote|
|November 9||9 - 10a||NIH Data Management & Sharing Plan Office Hours|
|November 10||10 - 11a||Searching Scopus|
|November 10||12 - 1p||SciENcv Office Hours|
|November 13||9 - 10a||How to Write an Abstract|
|November 14||5 - 6p||Journal Selection for Authors|
|November 15||4 - 5p||Zotero|
|November 16||9 - 10a||NIH Data Management & Sharing Plan Office Hours|
|November 16||1 - 2p||Advanced PubMed|
|November 17||12 - 1p||SciENcv Office Hours|
|November 21||9 - 10a||Searching CINAHL Effectively|
|November 27||10 - 11a||EndNote|
|November 30||9 - 10a||NIH Data Management & Sharing Plan Office Hours|
|November 30||12 - 1p||Understanding NIH Data Management & Sharing Requirements|
|December 1||12 - 1p||SciENcv Office Hours|
|December 4||1 - 2p||Advanced PubMed|
|December 5||4 - 5p||Embase|
|December 7||9 - 10a||NIH Data Management & Sharing Plan Office Hours|
|December 7||11a - 12p||Widen Your Search with Web of Science|
|December 7||12 - 1p||Understanding Creative Commons Copyright Licenses|
|December 8||12 - 1p||SciENcv Office Hours|
|December 11||9 - 10a||How to Write an Abstract|
|December 12||4 - 5p||Zotero|
|December 12||5 - 6p||Measuring and Maximizing Research Impact|
|December 14||9 - 10a||EndNote|
|December 14||9 - 10a||NIH Data Management & Sharing Plan Office Hours|
|December 15||12 - 1p||SciENcv Office Hours|
|December 18||10 - 11a||EndNote|
|December 18||4 - 5p||Understanding Creative Commons Copyright Licenses|
|December 19||1 - 2p||Advanced PubMed|
|December 21||9 - 10a||Searching CINAHL Effectively|
The Medical Center Library & Archives will close at 5:00p on Wednesday, November 22nd.
Library staff will be unavailable and the Library will be closed for seating and room reservations on Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th.
Normal hours will resume on Saturday, November 25th.
Publication Schedule & Staff
Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives News is published bimonthly.
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