August 2010

Rajia Tobia, Executive Director of Libraries
(210) 567-2413 tobia@uthscsa.edu

San Antonio
Administration
(210) 567-2400

Briscoe Library
Circulation Desk
(210) 567-2440

Information Desk
(210) 567-2450 askalibrarian@uthscsa.edu

UT Health Science Center Library Downtown
(210) 358-3939

The librarians and staff of the five UT Health Science Center libraries welcome new and returning students and faculty. For information on how to get the most out of your Jesse H. Jones Comprehensive access to library resources, go to page 2.

Research Library
(210) 562-5098

In the news this month:
Welcome from the UT Health Science Center libraries One Community/One Book 2010: Training for discussion group leaders Annual Collection Review for 2011 Keith Cogdill to attend Harvard Institute for Academic Librarians Libraries add two Springer ebook collections Library classes for August and September NLM launches updated MedlinePlus Web site After Shock: Conference explores humanities resources for professionals caring for patients who have experienced traumatic injuries NEW! OvidSP interface changes: Personal logins OvidSP changes continued: Using My Projects Peg Seger will manage interlibrary loan and outreach services Paula Maez, NLM intern, leaves for Tucson, Arizona Collection Review 2011 continued: List of possible non-renewals Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 10 Page 11

Harlingen
Ramirez Library
(956) 365-8850

Laredo
Laredo Regional Campus Library
(956) 523-7404

FOR LIBRARY CLASSES, go to page 6

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Welcome from the UT Health Science Center libraries
At the UT Health Science Center Libraries we strive to provide our users with seamless access to library services, whether from on campus or from home. If you are new to the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, there are some things that can help you get started using the libraries in San Antonio (Briscoe Library, Texas Research Park and University Health Center-Downtown Library), Harlingen (Ramirez Library) and Laredo (Regional Campus Library): The Web site for The Libraries provides information about hours, policies and contact information for the Briscoe Library and branch libraries (http:// www.library.uthscsa.edu/about/). You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Faculty, staff and students must register to use services and connect to online resources from off campus using the Borrower Registration or Renewal Form (http:// www.library.uthscsa.edu/using/borrower.pdf). Students must renew their library registration annually. The Libraries have extensive print and online collections of books and journals. Library services include circulation and reserves, reference and research assistance, instruction in use of databases and bibliographic management software, expert database searches and consultations, interlibrary loan, community outreach, help with using library printers, copiers and scanners, and support for using resources for mobile devices. The Briscoe Library on the Long Campus, has over 100 computers located on four floors, including 25 in the library computer classroom. UT Health Science Center computer users at the Briscoe Library log on using their UTHSCSA domain account at computers with the neon pink tags; guests log on at computers with green tags and are limited to one hour per day. Please read our Computer Use Policy (http://www.library.uthscsa.edu/about/computeruse.cfm). Procedures for guest access to computers may vary at branch libraries. We strive to make the libraries welcoming places to study. Food and covered drinks are permitted. Wireless laptop use is available throughout all the libraries, and we provide electrical outlets and data lines wherever possible. Study areas include open seating, individual study rooms, (first come first served), and group study rooms, (may be reserved for two or more UTHSC affiliates). At the Briscoe Library, reservations are made at the Circulation or Information Desks, or contact us at AskaLibrarian@uthscsa.edu or 210-567-2440. Study room reservations must include the names of two persons who will use the room. Contact the branch libraries to make reservations at those locations. New classrooms on the 2nd floor of the Briscoe Library building are available for 24/7 study. Major construction has been completed at the Briscoe Library; however, there is always a need for repairs and remodeling in a 27 year-old building. We will do our best to avoid or suspend construction before exam or test periods. We look forward to seeing you at one the UT Health Science Center libraries or in your classroom or office, and we hope you will feel free to ask questions and provide feedback on our services, collections and space. Jonquil Feldman Director of Briscoe Library Services
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One Community/One Book 2010:

The Academic Center for Excellence in Teaching and The Libraries offer training for discussion group leaders On October 15, 2010 at 12:30 p.m. Rebecca Skloot, the author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, will be the speaker at the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics’ Frank Bryant, Jr. M.D. Memorial Lecture. In the weeks leading up to the Bryant lecture, The Libraries and the Academic Center for Excellence in Teaching are co-sponsoring the third annual community read on the UT Health Science Center campus. One goal of One Community/One Book: to encourage as many students, faculty and staff as we can to read the same book. Another goal: To encourage gatherings of colleagues and friends, perhaps good food (that’s up to you), and definitely good conversation. We think we’ve found in The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks material for some excellent conversations about a fascinating true story in the history of science. Dr. John Littlefield, Director of the Academic Center for Excellence in Teaching, and Susan Hunnicutt, Special Projects Librarian, will offer three workshops for individuals who are interested in leading or hosting a book discussion: Thursday, August 19 , 12:00 noon Saturday, August 21, 12:00 noon Friday, August 27, 12:00 noon Through a grant from Humanities Texas, we will be able to provide copies of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks for individuals who volunteer to host or lead a book discussion. Books will be available on a first come/first served basis for individuals who register for the workshops. Workshops will also include lunch, and will take place at noon in the Collaboratory on the 4th floor of the Briscoe Library. Registration for each of the three workshops can be found on the library’s Web site: http:// www.library.uthscsa.edu/events/onebook2010events.cfm. This is the third One Community/One Book project at the UT Health Science Center campuses. Previous book selections included Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World, by Tracy Kidder (2008) and Final Exam: A Surgeon’s Reflections on Mortality (2009), by Pauline W. Chen, M.D. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is available at the Briscoe, Downtown, Ramirez and Laredo libraries, and at the Jesse H. Jones Comprehensive Research Library at Texas Research Park. Call number: QU 300 S628i 2010. Copies are also available in the UT Health Science Center Bookstore at a 25% discount. For more information about One Community/One Book contact Susan Hunnicutt, Special Projects Librarian, Hunnicutt@uthscsa.edu.
This program was made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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Annual collection review for 2011
Many libraries around the country expect budget shortfalls in 2011 due to the current economic times and increases in the cost of journals, databases and books. Some publishers and vendors understand that libraries are facing budget shortfalls and are keeping their price increases at a minimum or are maintaining the same price for the next subscription year. Overall, the UT Health Science Center libraries predict an annual cost increase of approximately 5% for electronic journals and databases (in prior years an 8-10% increase was typical) and 3-4% for books in the next year. Although these cost predictions represent averages, some publication costs will increase well beyond the average. Each year, librarians review the library’s subscriptions to electronic journals and databases to determine if there are titles that can be canceled. This annual review allows the library to free some funds for new subscriptions and to manage its materials budget within the annual inflation rate for subscriptions. A list of possible titles for non-renewal in 2011 resulted from this annual review of journal subscriptions and other electronic resources. This list can be found on page 11 or at this url: http://www.library.uthscsa.edu/using/
nonrenewals.cfm

Multiple criteria were used to generate this list: lower use than expected, high cost, duplicate content with another resource, or some combination of these. Cancellation of some of the library’s resources will be essential to ensure that our subscription costs remain within our budget. The library’s main sources for funding information resources are the state-legislated Books, Serials, and Binding budget and the Student Resource Fee, paid by students as they register each semester or academic year. Although these combined sources will provide funding for most of the library’s collection of electronic and print resources, it will not be possible to continue all resources within the amount of funding available for fiscal year 2011. In addition, the non-renewal list may need to be expanded depending on whether the library will receive LERR funding for fiscal year 2011. We invite your comments and suggestions about this review process. Please send them to John Weed, Head of Collection Resources, weedj@uthscsa.edu. Rajia Tobia Executive Director of Libraries

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Keith Cogdill to attend Harvard Institute for Academic Librarians
Keith Cogdill, Director of South Texas Regional Information Services, will attend the Harvard University Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians, August 1 through August 6, 2010. Expenses for Keith’s trip are being covered by two awards: a tuition scholarship from the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries and a professional development award from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine— South Central Region that will cover travel expenses. The curriculum of the Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians addresses three areas: planning, organizational strategy and change, and transformational learning.

Libraries add Springer ebook collections in biomedical and life sciences, mathematics and statistics
The UT Health Science Center Libraries now have access to two new Springer e-book collections as part of a purchase by the University of Texas System Academic Library Collection Enhancement Program (ALCEP) funds, which are allocated by the Board of Regents for one-time collection purchases. The first is a biomedical and life sciences collection that includes e-books published between 2005 and 2010. The second is a mathematics and statistics collection that includes e-books published between 2005 and 2009. There are more than 3,500 titles between the two collections, with content that includes major reference works, textbooks, monographs and book series. Access to these collections will be available through the library’s new ebook page, which is set to launch in early August. Library staff will also be actively working to add these titles to the library catalog.
Andrea N. Schorr Cataloging & Acquisitions Librarian “Immediate... access to up-to-date content represented the most important user benefit offered by eBooks… Another benefit important to users was the increased functionality of eBooks, such as multimedia additions, hyperlinking, and searching within or among documents.”
eBooks– Costs and Benefits to Academic Libraries, Springer White Paper, 2007

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Library classes for August and September
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 or orientation 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. When you register for a library class, your registration confirmation email 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: Monday, August 9, 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., LIB 2.011 Introduction to EndNote: Thursday, August 12, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., LIB 2.011 Introduction to RefWorks: Thursday, August 26, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., LIB 2.011 Library Basics: Thursday, August 26, 12 noon - 1:00 p.m., LIB 2.011 Using EBSCO CINAHL to Locate Nursing & Allied Health Information: Thursday, September 16, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., LIB 2.011 Getting the Most out of PubMed: Tuesday, September 21, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., LIB 2.011 Katie Prentice, Head of Education and Information Services

News from the UT Health Science Center Susan Hunnicutt, Editor: hunnicutt@uthscsa.edu Libraries is published at the beginning of each Kelley Minars, Web Editor: minars@uthscsa.edu month to highlight the programs, services and Pennie Borchers and Katie Prentice, Copy Editors resources offered by The Libraries. Rajia Tobia, Executive Director of Libraries: tobia@uthscsa.edu Walter Creech, Katie Prentice and Robert Zuniga, Photographers
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NLM launches updated MedlinePlus Web site
On July 14, the National Library of Medicine unveiled the newly redesigned version of MedlinePlus (http://medlineplus.gov), the NLM's one-stop comprehensive Web site for trusted health information. Among the site’s new features: The medical dictionary search box is now located on home page for easy access. Top searches of the day and most-used health topic pages for the day now appear on the site’s home page. The Health Topics pages offer visitors the ability to sign up to receive email updates on specific topics Health Topics pages also offer sharing options to allow visitors to post them easily to bookmarking & sharing services like Facebook, Twitter, Delicious and Digg. The video and interactive content section has been expanded and is more accessible and searchable. MedlinePlus also offers a variety of additional useful tools, including patient tutorials, calculators, selfassessment quizzes, and even games to build health knowledge and healthy lifestyles. Two other views of MedlinePlus continue to be useful: MedlinePlus en Español, which provides a Spanishlanguage interface to MedlinePlus, and MedlinePlus Mobile, an interface designed specifically for phones and other mobile devices. Luke Rosenberger Director of Library Technology and Historical Collections

The Maine Humanities Council is planning a conference for health care professionals who work with veterans and others who have experienced trauma. The conference will take place November 12 and 13 at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C. Speakers include Tim O’Brien, Viet Nam veteran, National Book Award winner and author of The Things They Carried; and Jonathan Shay, MD, PhD, former Veterans Health Administration psychiatrist and author of Achilles in Vietnam. Shay is the winner of a MacArthur Genius Grant for his work with veterans. The conference is organized as part of Literature & Medicine: Humanities at the Heart of Health Care, a literature and discussion program for health care professionals that has been held in 25 states and at 14 Veterans Administration Medical Centers. More information can be found at http://mainehumanities.org/programs/litandmed/aftershock-2010.html. Susan Hunnicutt Special Projects Librarian
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NEW! OvidSP interface changes: Personal logins add flexibility and increase workflow options
On or around August 1, 2010, the OvidSP interface that has been available for several months in “Try It Now” mode will become the default interface for Ovid’s suite of databases. Familiar search features like mapping to MeSH headings and using limits are basically unchanged, but the new interface greatly enhances workflow options. On this page and the next, we highlight some features of the new OvidSP interface. My Account: customizable personal space within Ovid One important addition to OvidSP is the ability to create personal logins through “My Account.” Setting a personal login allows you to take advantage of new “My Workspace” features, including My Projects, My Searches and Alerts, and my eTOCS. Once a search is completed, you can still select the items to be printed, downloaded, emailed. In addition, these items can now be added to My Projects, a structured storage area that can contain projects and folders to store full text, citations or graphics.

Setting a personal login allows you to take advantage of new “My Workspace” features including My Projects, My Searches and Alerts, and my eTOCS.

Learn more about the new OvidSP on page 10: Save searches and create auto-alerts Page 8

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OvidSP changes continued: Using My Projects
When first attempting to access My Projects, an Ovid user who has never created a personal account will be prompted to create an account, while users with accounts will simply log in. (Ovid users who already have a personal account will continue to use that account.) Citations selected from the search retrieval can be added to an existing project, or a new project can be created. In the My Workspace area, up to 50MB of storage can hold additional project-related items imported from other resources. Save searches and create auto-alerts Being able to set up timely personal accounts also means that you can take advantage of the “My Searches and Alerts” feature. With a personal account, you can save search strategies permanently, or you can create AutoAlerts so that you are notified by email when new citations based on your search strategy are added to Medline. And taking advantage of the My eTOCS feature means that you will be notified whenever a new table of contents is available for your selected journals. Watch for additional information when the new interface goes live. Questions about OvidSP and other library resources can be answered by phone, email, instant message, or in person at the library’s Information Desk. Linda Levy Assistant Library Director for Database and Branch Services

With a personal account, you can save search strategies permanently, or you can create AutoAlerts so that you are notified by email when new citations based on your search strategy are added to Medline.

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Peg Seger will manage interlibrary loan and outreach services
The Libraries are pleased to welcome Peg Seger as Interlibrary Loan/Outreach Services Librarian in the division of South Texas Regional Information Services. In her new position, Peg will manage interlibrary loan and document delivery services, coordinate the library’s resource library outreach subcontract, and plan library outreach services for San Antonio and the South Texas region. Immediately prior to joining the staff of the Briscoe Library, Peg was employed as Reader’s Advisory Librarian for the Tulsa City-County Library in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She worked as a library technician at the OU-Tulsa Schusterman Library from 2006 to 2009. In that position she was responsible for processing all Docline and other medical document requests. Peg received an MLIS from the University of Oklahoma at Norman in 2008. She also has degrees in journalism and mass communication, fine arts and education. We welcome Peg to the staff of the Briscoe Library!

Paula Maez accepts a public library position in Tucson, Arizona
Paula Maez, who will complete the second year of a National Library of Medicine Fellowship at the Briscoe Library in August, has accepted a position as Adult Services Librarian at the Pima County Public Library in Tucson, Arizona. As one of four fellows in the 2008-2009 NLM Fellowship program Paula focused on developing her outreach skills. She worked with the Southeastern/Atlantic Region of the NLM’s National Network and also with the Specialized Information Services of NLM on exhibiting, as well as teaching NLM resources to local high school students and students from the NIH Youth Initiative. She also worked with the Bibliographic Services Division developing a suite of ClinicalTrials.gov Quick Tour learning packages, and with Specialized Information Services, enhancing the circumpolar health topics section for the Arctic Health Web site. At the UT Health Science Center Libraries Paula has focused on the library’s outreach program to South Texas students, faculty, staff, and the community. She has gained experience with multiple areas of library operations including administration, information and access services, interlibrary loan, collection development, cataloging, and electronic resource management. Although we will miss Paula, we know she is very happy to be returning to her home town of Tucson. Paula has been a valuable member of our staff during her fellowship, and we wish her all the best as she moves westward.
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UT Health Science Center Libraries List of possible non-renewals for FY 2011 Journals
American Journal of Health Education Audio-Digest Family Practice Children’s Health Care Cytogenetic and Genome Research Educational Gerontology Journal of Health Communication Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law Journal of the Acoustical Society of America Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law Journal Watch Medical Teacher Perceptual and Motor Skills Psychological Reports Teaching Professor

Journal Packages continued
Mary Ann Liebert Alternative and Complementary Therapies DNA and Cell Biology Human Gene Therapy Journal of Endourology and Part B, Videourology Journal of Interferon & Cytokine Research Thyroid Viral Immunology View full list Nature Materials Nature Chemical Biology Nature Materials Nature Physics Nature Review Journals

Journal Packages
BioMed Central Critical Care Breast Cancer Research Genome Biology Cambridge University Press Behavioral and Brain Sciences British Journal of Nutrition Epidemiology and Infection International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology Parasitology Proceedings of the Nutrition Society Psychological Medicine Public Health Nutrition View full list

Nature Reviews Cardiology Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology Nature Reviews Urology Nature Reviews Endocrinology Nature Reviews Nephrology Nature Reviews Neurology Nature Reviews Rheumatology

Databases
Cold Spring Harbor Protocols Current Protocols ebrary eMedicine NetAnatomy SciFinder Scopus

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