December 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
Medicine for the Soul is one of twenty photographs currently on display in the Briscoe Library Information Commons and in the exhibit case in the Lecture Hall ComJesse H. Jones Comprehensive mons of the School of Medicine. The photographs are part of the Project Haiti and Research Library Ethiopia Outreach Silent Auction, which takes place Thursday, December 2 in the Parman Auditorium. For more information about the silent auction go to page 7. (210) 567-2450
(210) 358-3939

In the news this month:
Harlingen
Ramirez Library
(956) 365-8850

Laredo
Laredo Regional Campus Library
(956) 523-7404

Biomedical Publishing 101: Webinar in the Briscoe Library December 7 Tech the Halls: Technology Brownbag Coming soon: PubMed Author ID Faculty of 1000 and The Scientist: subscription changes Reminder: ERes course reserves system retires this month Library holiday hours Gifts for children: donate in the Briscoe Library Library classes for December and January Are you thinking of purchasing an eBook reader? Silent auction for Project Haiti and Ethiopia Outreach: Photographs on display in the Briscoe Library

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December 2010

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Biomedical Publishing 101: Briscoe Library will host webinar on developments in academic publishing
If you are involved in any part of the academic publishing cycle, please consider joining us for this event: December 7, 2010 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Briscoe Library Collaboratory (4.074) This 90-minute webinar will provide an opportunity to learn about the publishing cycle of biomedical journals, both in print and online. The complexities of publishing in a world of rapidly changing delivery formats and devices will be explored, including the publishing challenges and opportunities posed by each. Presenters include John Tagler of Association of American Publishers, Inc. The session will be moderated by Jean Shipman, director of both the University of Utah’s Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine MidContinental Region. Key topics to be covered include: The Current Biomedical Publishing Landscape The Publishing Process Publication Ethics Production & Delivery Practical Considerations The Road Ahead Participants will gain knowledge of the various roles and responsibilities of different players in the scientific publishing chain and of the international aspects of bioscience communication. All participants will have a chance to engage in discussions with the presenters. The Biomedical Publishing 101 is a project of the Chicago Collaborative, a joint partnership of librarians, publishers and editors, and is sponsored and hosted by NN/ LM MCR, NN/LM SCR, NN/LM PSR and library directors in the Four Corners region of the U.S.

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Tech the Halls: 30 Holiday Tips and Tools
Technology Brownbag Wednesday, December 8, 2010, 12 noon - 1:00 p.m. Howe Conference Room Bring your lunch and learn about 30 tools and tips to make your holidays merrier.

Coming Soon: PubMed Author ID
If you’ve ever tried to execute a search in PubMed (or many other databases) for works by a given author, you have probably realized it can be a pretty messy proposition. A searcher currently has no alternative but to try combinations of the author’s surname and usually first and middle initials. If an author has a common surname, or if different articles have appeared with different combinations of first and/or middle name and initials, or if the author’s name has actually changed in the course of his or her career, searching for that researcher’s work can be a very hit-or-miss proposition indeed. The National Library of Medicine (NLM) National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) hopes to improve this situation significantly with their PubMed Author ID project, announced in early November. Although the ―specifics of PubMed Author ID are still evolving,‖ according to the NLM Technical Bulletin, the project’s goal is to ―address the problem of ambiguous author names within PubMed and facilitate accurate search and retrieval of a participating author's works.‖ NLM anticipates launching PubMed Author ID in mid-2011. Beyond just the scope of PubMed, however, the problem of standardizing author and researcher identification is being tackled by a number of large-scale projects, such as the Open Researcher & Contributor ID (ORCID). NLM has expressed its intent to make the PubMed Author ID system interoperable with such externally-developed systems, so hopefully the PubMed Author ID can become a gateway to more effective searching across many databases around the world. Luke Rosenberger Director for Library Technology and Historical Collections
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Faculty of 1000 and The Scientist: subscription changes
The UT Health Science Center Libraries currently has an electronic subscription to The Scientist. The publisher, F1000, will combine its three products — Faculty of 1000 Medicine, Faculty of 1000 Biology, and The Scientist — into one product, effective January 2011. Because of the cost increase for the bundled collection, the library is not able to continue the electronic version of The Scientist in 2011 as we have for the last two years. In order to continue an electronic subscription to The Scientist, the library would be required to subscribe to all three products resulting in more than a 400% increase in subscription cost in 2011 compared to the cost in 2010. We realize that The Scientist is a popular publication for keeping up with the latest news and views in science; however, as with all departments on campus, the library is looking at a reduced budget in the next biennium and we must be fiscally responsible. The library will continue our print subscription to The Scientist but discontinue electronic access starting in 2011. Contact John Weed, Head of Collection Resources, with any questions or comments at weedj@uthscsa.edu.

Reminder: ERes course reserves system retires this month
As reported since May, The Libraries will retire the ERes system (http://eres.library.uthscsa.edu/) used for electronic course reserves on December 22, 2010. After December 22, ERes will no longer be available. Electronic materials uploaded for previous courses must be downloaded before that date. Starting in 2011, only print materials and books will be accepted for course reserves. All electronic reserves will be handled through Blackboard. Books and materials on reserve at the libraries will be found through the Library Catalog. If you need assistance with your ERes account, please contact the Briscoe Library Information Desk at (210) 567-2450 or email askalibrarian@uthscsa.edu. To get started using Blackboard for your courses, call Blackboard Support at (210) 567-7777 option #4. Katie Prentice Head of Education and Information Services

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Library holiday hours
The Libraries of the University of Texas Health Science Center (Briscoe, Ramirez, Laredo and Downtown) will be following the University Holiday schedule (http://www.uthscsa.edu/hr/inside/holiday.asp) in December. Briscoe Library Hours are as follows: December 17 December 18-19 December 20-23 December 24-27 December 28-30 December 31 January 1-2 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Closed 7 :00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Closed 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Closed Closed

Services will be limited on these days. The Ramirez Library will keep the same closing schedule as Briscoe Library, but hours of operation will be 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Additional information about holiday hours at all the libraries can be found on the library web site at http://www.library.uthscsa.edu/gethelp/help.cfm?Category=Hours .

Gifts for Children: The Briscoe Library will receive toy donations through December 7
For more than 25 years, Gifts for Children has been helping to brighten the holidays for children in hospitals and clinics across San Antonio. Last year, more than 4200 items were collected. This year, the Briscoe Library is once again be a collection point for toy donations. Look for our decked-out holiday book cart donation station, located on the main floor of the Briscoe Library near the Information Desk. Donations will be received through December 7. Gift donations are also being accepted at the Ramirez Library in Harlingen. A list of recommended toys can be found at http://library.uthscsa.edu/events/gfclist.pdf.
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Library classes for December and January
All library 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 consultation at any health science center campus, please contact the library at (210) 567-2450 or email AskaLibrarian@uthscsa.edu. 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 includes a file that you can save as an appointment into your electronic calendar. Briscoe Library – Long Campus, San Antonio Using EBSCO CINAHL to Locate Nursing & Allied Health Information: December 2, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., LIB 2.011 Ovid Tips & Tricks: Getting Started with MEDLINE: December 6, 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., LIB 2.011 Tech the Halls: 30 Holiday Tips and Tools - Technology Brownbag: December 8, 12 noon 1:00 p.m., Library Howe Conference Room Introduction to EndNote: December 9, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., LIB 2.011 Library Basics: December 9, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., LIB 2.011 Introduction to RefWorks: December 13, 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., LIB 2.011 Getting the Most out of PubMed: January 11, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., LIB 2.011 Why Twitter? – Technology Brownbag: January 12, 12 noon - 1:00 p.m., Library Howe Conference Room Using EBSCO CINAHL to Locate Nursing & Allied Health Information: January 20, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., LIB 2.011 Texas Research Park, San Antonio Creating and Presenting a Professional Poster Session: January 10, 12 noon - 1:00 p.m., IBT Building 3.002 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:
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Are you thinking about purchasing an e-book reader?
The December 2010 issue of Consumer Reports includes reviews of the latest e-book readers as well as the iPad and other tablet computers. E-book readers considered include the Amazon Kindle 3G + Wi-Fi, Amazon Kindle Wi-Fi, Barnes & Noble Nook 3G + Wi-Fi, two versions of the Pandigital Novel, BeBook, Spring Design, ViewSonic, Kobo, and Augen. It is possible to read e-books on many different kinds of devices, including laptop and desk top computers. The article on e-books notes that ―the greater versatility of some other devices, notably the iPad, makes them worthy of consideration if you want a multipurpose, portable device that’s also a decent e-book reader with the added benefit of a color screen.‖ Consumer Reports reviews of tablets and e-book readers can be accessed through the library catalog or at the following links: http://bit.ly/about-ebooks http://bit.ly/about_tablets Based on information provided by Andrea Schorr, Cataloging and Acquisitions Librarian

Promotional image provided by Project Haiti and Ethiopia Outreach

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