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Librarian Emily Hurst explains the Facebook® homepage at a recent Emerging Technologies Brown Bag. The popular series has included lunch hour lessons in how to use Facebook®, Twitter™, and social bookmarking. For more information about the Emerging Technologies Brownbag series, go to page 5.
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In the news this month:
Review of the UT Health Science Center Libraries Collection Annual Collection Review for 2010 Tentative list of non-renewals One Community/One Book Calendar of Events for August Emerging Technologies Brown Bag Series Continues Go Beyond the Basics with Advanced PubMed Library classes for August Susan Buentello completes 27 years of service Karen Eads accepts position in the Air Force Research Library Copyright Clearance Center license simplifies copyright permissions The oldest book in the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library Save the date: Dr. Pauline Chen will speak in September
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Review of the UT Health Science Center Libraries Collection
On an annual basis, librarians review the library’s journal and database subscriptions that must be renewed each year. This review seeks to identify resources that are not being used heavily in comparison to their cost or to other similar resources. We also consider databases that might contain information duplicated in other resources. This annual review allows the library to consider resources for non-renewal so that new subscriptions may be added. With research, clinical and educational needs changing over time, libraries must continually review the collection to keep it refreshed. The article that follows on this page and the next details a number of electronic resources and print journals that we have identified for possible non-renewal in 2010. In some cases, the resource was not used as frequently as might be expected, the cost was high, or there was another resource with comparable information. We invite your comments on the annual collection review because the Health Science Center’s faculty, students and staff are the end users of these databases and journals. Your opinions will help to guide our decisions. Please send your comments to Rajia Tobia, Executive Director of Libraries, email@example.com, or to John Weed, Electronic Resources/Serials Librarian, firstname.lastname@example.org. Rajia Tobia Executive Director of Libraries
Annual Collection Review for 2010
The Libraries predict a cost increase of 8-10% for journals and databases and 3-4% for books in the next year. Price increases are a challenge for academic libraries around the country, and librarians are working with publishers and vendors, requesting them to keep their price increases at a minimum or to maintain the same prices next year in light of the current economic conditions. We are also working with other UT System libraries as well as medical libraries across our region to negotiate for lower prices. The annual review of journal subscriptions and electronic resources has resulted in a list of possible titles for non-renewal in 2010. This list can be found on the following page. Cancellations of some resources will help to offset these projected increases as well as make funds available for adding new resources requested by faculty and students. The library’s main sources for funding information resources are the state-legislated Books, Serials, and Binding budget and the student Library Resource Fee, paid by students as they register each semester or academic year. Although these combined resources will provide funding for most of the library’s collection of electronic and print resources, there will still be a projected shortfall of funds for information resources. We are interested in your comments and suggestions. Please send them to John Weed, Electronic Resources/ Serials Librarian, email@example.com.
News from The Libraries…
Annual Collection Review for 2010: Tentative list of non-renewals
Library staff has developed a possible non-renewal list for 2010 and have discussed this with the Library Advisory Committee. This list consists of databases, print and electronic journals or clinical decision support tools with no use, low use in comparison to more heavily used resources, or for which there is a comparable resource, or a combination of factors.
Anatomy TV Cambridge University Press ejournals Cold Spring Harbor Protocols Dxplain DynaMed eMedicine Essential Evidence Plus (formerly InfoPOEMS) Exam Master Faculty of 1000 Biology Images MD Nature Chemistry Nature Materials Protein Lounge SciFinder
$4,717 $12,498 $1,852 $3,025 $16,500 $5,569 $7,173 $4,780 $2,822 $3,243 $750 $3,000 $5,000 $17,563
“We invite your comments on the annual collection review because the Health Science Center’s faculty, students and staff are the end users of these databases and journals. Your opinions will help to guide our decisions.”
Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine American Journal of Health Education Caring Change: the Magazine of Higher Education Cleft Palate– Craniofacial Journal Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology Ethnicity and Health Healthcare Financial Management Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies Journal of Psychoactive Drugs Journal of the History of Dentistry Practitioner
$153.00 $219.30 $122.40 $154.02 $328.44 $260.59 $979.20 $154.02 $389.64 $178.50 $102.00 $275.82
One Community/One Book calendar of events for August
http://www.library.uthscsa.edu/events/onebook2009Events.cfm One Community/ One Book is a community reading project which aims to support vibrant, multidisciplinary and local conversations about issues that are important to health care professionals. If you are interested in learning more about how to host or facilitate a book discussion, please consider attending one of the training events offered on Thursday, August 13 or Saturday, August 15.
One Community/One Book training for discussion group hosts and facilitators: Thursday, August 13, noon to 1 p.m., Howe Conference Room, Briscoe Library Saturday, August 15, noon to 1 p.m., Howe Conference Room, Briscoe Library
Registration for these events is online at: http://www.library.uthscsa.edu/events/onebook2009Events.cfm A box lunch will be provided. It is not necessary to be a UT Health Science Center employee or student to attend, so please share this information with friends who you think might be interested in planning a discussion group. Also please make the following information available to your students:
Student orientation lunch meetings for One Community/ One Book: Thursday, August 20, noon to 1 p.m., School of Nursing Room 2.302 Thursday, August 25, noon to 1 p.m., Greehey Children’s Cancer Institute Room 2.150
For questions or to request more information about One Community/ One Book, contact Susan Hunnicutt, Special Projects Librarian, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at 210-567-2406. This program is made possible in part by a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Other partners include the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics and University Transplant Center.
News from The Libraries…
Emerging Technologies Brown Bag Series Continues
This month the Emerging Technologies Brown Bag Luncheon Series continues with an August 12 noon hour feature on collaborative tools available from Google. Google Documents, Spreadsheets, Presentations and Forms will be discussed. Librarians will provide a demonstration of Google applications and engage with participants in discussion about how these applications can be used in an academic and professional environment. In future offerings, the Emerging Technologies series will continue with topics including Windows Live, Wikis, and an exploration of collaborative online meeting software. It will conclude with Flickr/Picasa. Emerging Technology Brown Bag luncheons are designed to provide information and instruction about topics on emerging technology as they relate to the UT Health Science Center. Participants are invited to ask questions and engage in discussion. Participants may also bring their lunch to the session, which will be held in the Howe Conference Room, Briscoe Library 5th floor.
Go Beyond the Basics with Advanced PubMed
Advanced PubMed is designed to provide PubMed users with detailed information about advanced search options available through the PubMed interface, including the PubMed Advanced Search option, Clinical Queries and Special Queries. The second half of the class is devoted to providing participants with an overview of MyNCBI. Recently updated, MyNCBI provides PubMed users with features including saved search and citation options. MyNCBI also allows users to customize limits and display options. MyNCBI is a free option available from PubMed and other NCBI databases. With access to a personalized MyNCBI account, users can refine searches at any time, receive email alerts about their search and save a list of citations to explore or share with a colleague. Learn more about utilizing MyNCBI options through this hands-on class. The next Advanced PubMed class will be Thursday, August 27 from 12 noon – 1:00 p.m.
Library classes for August
All classes are free and open to all. Advance registration is appreciated but not required. If you would like to request a class or schedule a consult at any HSC campus, please contact the library at (210) 567-2450 or email AskaLibrarian@uthscsa.edu. If you would like to request a special class for your department or group at other days/times, please contact us! To register for a class or to read class descriptions, visit http://www.library.uthscsa.edu/gethelp/ classSchedule.cfm. New! When you register for a library class, your registration confirmation now includes a file that you can save as an appointment into your electronic calendar. Briscoe Library, Long Campus - San Antonio Ovid Tips & Tricks: Getting Started with MEDLINE: Tuesday, August 11, 1:30 p.m.—3:30 p.m., Collaboratory • Technology Brownbag: Google Collaboration Tools: Wednesday, August 12, 12:00 noon - 1:oo p.m., Howe Conference Room • Introduction to RefWorks: Wednesday, August 19, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Collaboratory • PubMed Advanced: Thursday, August 27, 12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m., Collaboratory • Introduction to EndNote: Tuesday, August 25, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Collaboratory • Library Basics: Friday, August 28, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, Collaboratory • PubMed: Getting the Most Out of PubMed: Monday, August 31, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., Collaboratory Katie Prentice, Education and Information Services Coordinator
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News from The Libraries…
Susan Buentello completes 27 years of service to the UT System
At the end of August Susan Buentello will retire after 27 years of service as a librarian in the UT System. Susan’s service includes several years at the Humanities Resource Center in Austin, and at the Briscoe Library since 1984. Susan’s many contributions at the Health Science Center include serving as archivist and information sciences librarian, head of cataloging, head of technical services, and in her present position as Associate Library Director for Collection Resources. Susan’s work as a cataloger has been essential to the mission of the UT Health Science Center for most of her career here. More recently she has selected and purchased books, supervised selection of serials and electronic resources, and supervised the technical services staff of the Collection Resources division. She has also worked with the Director for Library Technology and Historical Collections to identify collections of print materials to be scanned and uploaded into the UT Health Science Center’s digital repository. During Susan’s 27 years as librarian, she has moved effortlessly from a world of print books, journals, and catalog cards to the current environment of electronic books, journals and sophisticated online catalogs and Web linking tools. Susan’s organizational, technological and supervisory abilities have seen the library through a rapidly evolving technology landscape. Members of the library staff know Susan to be a kind and generous colleague and friend. Susan’s sense of humor has lightened many a meeting and her talents as a gifted chef are legendary among the academic health sciences library community. In her retirement she will undoubtedly continue to enjoy her hobbies of dog training, exercise (training for the half-marathon), cooking, and reading. We know she will enjoy having more time to spend with her family, especially her two grandchildren. Here in the library, she will be deeply missed.
Susan’s Calabacita con Puerco (by request)
I started developing this recipe years ago, and it's probably the most-requested recipe at birthday time. I think I could make it in my sleep by now. 2 tablespoons shortening 3 lb pork sirloin, cubed 3-4 serrano chilies, or more or less to taste, minced 1 large onion, chopped 2 teaspoons whole comino 4 cloves garlic 1/3 cup flour 3 lb summer squash (yellow or zucchini or Mexican squash), sliced, large slices quartered 1 can whole kernel corn, including liquid 2 cans Rotel chopped tomatoes 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon black pepper
Heat shortening in Dutch oven; fry pork cubes in batches until browned. Return all pork to pan. Slice garlic and place with cominos and salt in a mortar and pestle and grind together. (You can do this with the back of a fork in a bowl if you have no mortar and pestle). Add onion, garlic and serranos to pan with pork and cook over high heat until onion is transparent. Sprinkle flour over contents of skillet and stir to combine. Cook a few minutes to remove the raw taste of the flour. Add all remaining ingredients plus about 1 tomato can of water--enough so that pork and vegetables are not quite covered with liquid. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cover with a lid. Cook at a simmer for about 2 hours, stirring occasionally, checking periodically and adding more water if necessary.
Karen Eads accepts position in the Air Force Research Library at Brooks City Base
The staff of The Libraries congratulate Karen Eads on her new position as a civil service librarian at the Air Force Research Laboratory Library at Brooks City Base. Karen completed her Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of North Texas in May 2008. She has been employed as a Library Assistant in the Public Services Division of the Briscoe Library since 2000 and is known on the Long campus as the person who manages print and electronic course reserves (ERes), as well as for her services at the Briscoe Library Information Desk. In addition to her work in the Division of Public Services, Karen has been a key member of the Briscoe Library’s Special Collections exhibits team. She has been involved in research, selection and mounting of materials for Changing the Face of Medicine: South Texas Stories (2008), The Zombie Curse— Health Care Crisis in Haiti (2007), The Plague: Pandemics Past and Present (2007), Breast Cancer (2006), The Artificial Heart (2005) and Tools of the Trade (2005). Another exhibit, Hospice and Palliative Care, will be mounted in August. We wish her well!
UT System Copyright Clearance Center license simplifies copyright permissions
Each campus of the University of Texas System is now subscribed to the Copyright Clearance Center’s Annual Academic License (CCC Annual) for the academic year 2009-2010. The CCC Annual License enhances each campus’ existing rights to make and distribute copies of copyrighted materials to students, faculty and staff. Each campus currently relies on a combination of library licensed materials, materials whose owners make them available freely over the Internet, and fair use. The CCC Annual License adds to that body of materials and rights to use them the ability to copy and distribute materials owned by the CCC Annual’s publisher participants. Examples of copying and distribution covered by the license include online course management systems such as Blackboard, electronic reserve systems in campus libraries, and through electronic and paper coursepacks, created both on and off campus. The following is an example of use covered by the CCC Annual: a faculty member wishes to make a digital copy of an article to post within a Blackboard site for several semesters. In the past, this continuous use would have required permission from the copyright holder, in most instances a publisher. The CCC Annual acts as blanket permission to use the copyrighted material in this manner as long as the publisher participates in the license. For questions about the CCC Annual License, please contact Information Services staff at 5672450 or by email to AskALibrarian@uthscsa.edu or Academic Technology Services at 567-2280.
The oldest book in the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library
De Medicina – Celsus
2nd edition – 1481
Aulus Cornelius Celsus, considered the greatest Latin medical writer who ever lived and first important medical historian, has left us a fascinating account of medicine in the ancient world, De Medicina. In the time of Augustus Caesar (1st century A.D.) the practice of medicine was thought of as manual labor and unworthy of the upper classes. As a learned Roman nobleman fascinated by medicine, Celsus utilized his great knowledge to compile a systematic survey of the healing arts up to that time. He also defined the principles of good surgery, discussed diet and herbal remedies, described contemporary dental practices - such as bursting a hollow, rotten tooth by pushing peppercorns into the decayed cavity - and discoursed on various methods by which the medical man dealt with disease. Prior to Celsus, doctors were unaccustomed to offering the afflicted any theoretical basis for diagnosis. Celsus, however, created a bridge between physician and patient. As a textbook, De Medicina became required reading among medical students in Europe. In James Greive’s English translation of 1837, De Medicina delights with its choice terminology and quaint account of classical medicine, in which digestion is referred to as “concoction” and constipation, as a state in which “the belly is costive.”
Ill: The Farnese Hercules - Bernardino Genga’s Anatomy, Table XXVI, 1723
This is the first in a series of articles highlighting the resources of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library. The medical historical collection is located on the 5th floor of the Briscoe Library. For information about visiting the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library, contact Pennie Borchers at Borchers@uthscsa.edu.
Save the date: Dr. Pauline Chen will speak in September
Our Best Selves: One Surgeon’s Reflections on Compassionate Care
Friday, September 25, 12 noon—1:00 p.m. Parman Auditorium with videoconferencing to remote locations
Copies of Dr. Chen’s book, Final Exam, are available in the UT Health Science Center Libraries and at the UT Health Science Center bookstore for a 25% discount.
Photo © Joanne Chan
This program is made possible in part by a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The University Transplant Center, the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics and the UT Health Science Center Libraries are also partners in this event.
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