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News from The Libraries — April 2013

Carlos Machado, M.D.

Artist and physician Carlos Machado, M.D., illustrator for the Netter Collection of Medical Illustrations, will speak to the History of Medicine Society, Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library on Wednesday, April 10.

Library classes for April 2013

Illustrator for the Netter Collection of Medical Illustrations to speak April 10

Public WiFi is coming to the Briscoe Library

The Libraries host workshop for CTSA community engagement in Harlingen

Visitors to the Special Collections Reading Room in March

Read up on open access publishing

New to the shelves of the Briscoe Library in April

See all past issues of News from the Libraries

Library classes for April 2013

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Scan this code with your smartphone camera QR reader app to find library classes online.

The Libraries offer classes, consultations and other training to assist with the effective use of databases and research tools.  All library classes are free and open to all.  Register today to reserve your spot!

Schedule a Special Class
To schedule a special class or orientation for your department or group at other days/times, please contact the library at (210) 567-2450 or email AskaLibrarian@uthscsa.edu.

Integrating Library Research Skills into Blackboard and/or Academic Course Content
Faculty are encouraged to integrate library research skills into course content.  Librarians are available to develop and teach classes that meet specific needs or are about a specific resource.  To learn more or to schedule a class, contact Katie Prentice at prenticek@uthscsa.edu or call 210-567-6606.

To register for a class or to see complete class descriptions, visit the Attend a Library Class page.

Briscoe Library – San Antonio

  • Library Basics: April 3, 9:00 am – 10:00 am, Briscoe Library, Room 2.011
  • Getting Started with Ovid MEDLINE: April 10, 9:00 am – 10:00 am, Briscoe Library, Room 2.011
  • RefWorks Demo in 30: April 18, 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm, Briscoe Library, Room 4.074
  • Introduction to EndNote: April 24, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Briscoe Library, Room 2.011

 

Illustrator for the Netter Collection of Medical Illustrations to speak April 10

Dr.-Carlos-MachadoWednesday, April 10

6:00 pm

Howe Conference Room, Briscoe Library

Dr. Carlos Machado, physician and artist for The Netter Collection of Medical Illustrations, will speak to the History of Medicine Society of the Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library on April 10, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in the evening.  Dr. Machado will speak on the topic: Converging Paths: The Styles of Netter and Machado.

An exhibit, The Artistic Style of Carlos Machado, MD: Selected Illustrations from the Netter Art Collection, is currently on display on the third floor of the Briscoe Library.  The exhibit is on loan from NetterImages.com, ©Elsevier.

Before his artistic talents took his career in a different direction, Dr. Machado practiced medicine as a cardiologist in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His skill in medical illustration came to the attention of Ciba-Geigy, which at that time controlled the illustration work initiated by Dr. Frank H. Netter.  Dr. Machado has contributed to the Netter Collection of Medical Illustrations for nineteen years, working first for Ciba-Geigy/Novartis, then Icon, and finally Elsevier. He has added over 1,000 new illustrations to the collection, and also updated many of the Netter images to reflect current medical practice and knowledge.

As part of his talk on April 10, Dr. Machado will discuss how his technique has evolved over time, and the factors that influenced his development as an artist. He will discuss his experience working in various media, and comment on similarities and differences between his and Dr. Netter’s professional training, styles, and particular techniques.

Dr. Machado received his medical degree at the Faculdade Medicina de Teresopolis, and his postgraduate degree in cardiology from Santa Casa de Misericordia in Rio de Janeiro.  His illustrations can be seen in Clinical Symposia, The Netter Collection of Medical Illustrations, and the highly acclaimed Interactive Atlas of Clinical Anatomy.

The Netter Presenter database, which contains images from Netter: Atlas of Human Anatomy 5th Edition, can be accessed online through the database page on the library’s website.

Other Netter anatomical resources, including print resources, can be found by searching with the keyword “Netter” in the library’s online catalog.

Susan Hunnicutt, Special Projects Librarian

Public WiFi is coming to the Briscoe Library

BriscoeWiFiStarting April 1st the Briscoe Library will  offer public WiFi for campus visitors. The new WiFi connection will give any library visitor with their own device the ability to utilize all of the library’s online resources.

Connection is as simple as opening a laptop or other mobile device to look for the network named BriscoeWiFi. Visitors will be prompted to accept the terms of service, and will then have the ability to search all of the library’s materials from their device. Library staff have been trained on how to connect to the new WiFi, and can provide help to anyone who has problems connecting.

The new WiFi will be limited to the Briscoe Library, so faculty, staff, and students should continue to use HSCWave.

If you have any questions please contact Eric Willman, Systems Librarian, at 210-567-2433 or willman@uthscsa.edu.

Visitors to the Special Collections Reading Room in March

Visitors to the Nixon LibraryJacqueline Rosenkranz and her mother Laura Rosenkranz, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, visited the Special Collections Reading Room of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library two times in early March.

On their first visit, Dr. Rosenkranz and Jacqueline looked through the library’s Catalog of Rare Book Treasures to learn about the collection, and to prepare a list of books they wanted to view.  Their list of nine books included Leonardo da Vinci on Movement of the Heart and Blood by Kenneth D. Keele (1952); Illustrations of the Great Operations of Surgery by Sir Charles Bell (1821); and a 1582 Latin edition of Avicenna’s Canon of Medicine.

Visitors to the Nixon LIbrary

Laura Rosenkranz, M.D. and her daughter Jacqueline visited the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library in early March.

When Jacqueline and Dr. Rosenkranz returned to the library a few days later Mellisa De Thorne, Special Collections Library Assistant, had organized the books so that they could spend the morning examining them.

One of the main differences between the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library and the Briscoe Library general collection is that visitors to the Nixon library need to request that specific books be arranged for viewing by the library staff.  The books must be used in the Special Collections Reading Room, and returned at the end of the visit.

Other visitors to the Nixon library in March included:

  • Big Brothers and Big Sisters– Kipp Academy:  Three mentors and their charges visited on March 5, asking to see “the oldest book in the collection”.
  • Dr. Dan Peavy, D.D.S., M.S.D., from the Department of Developmental Dentistry:  While waiting for a meeting in the Howe Conference Room, he inquired about the library’s orthodontics collection.

The P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library contains more than 5000 rare and historical medical texts dating from the 15th to the early 20th century.  Among its treasures are important works by Vesalius (De Humani Corporis Fabrica– 1543), Albinus (Tables of the Skeleton and Muscles of the Human Body — 1749), Burton (The Anatomy of Melancholy — 1632), and Hooke (Micrographia — 1667).  The oldest book in the collection– the one requested by the visitors from Kipp Academy– is the 1481 edition of De Medicina, written in 30 A.D. by Aulus Cornelius Celsus.  The De Medicina (1481) that is owned by the library was one of the first books to be produced after the invention of the printing press.

The core of the collection of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library was donated to the Health Science Center in the early 1970s by the Bexar County Medical Society.

The library is open to the public, and the staff of the library welcomes visitors.   To schedule an appointment, email SpecialCollections@uthscsa.edu.

Susan Hunnicutt, Special Projects Librarian

Read up on open access publishing

open_access-logoRecently, a few interesting articles have appeared debating the future of scientific publishing and the impact of open access publishing.  Both Nature and New England Journal of Medicine have devoted issues to open access and the future of scholarly publishing, airing viewpoints on both sides of the debate regarding how open scientific publishing should be.  A selection of those articles are noted here.

In Nature, March 28, 2013:

Disciplinary action:  How scientists share and reuse information is driven by technology but shaped by discipline, Nature, DOI:10.1038/495409b

Open access: The true cost of science publishing, Richard Van Noorden, Nature, 426–429; DOI:10.1038/495426a

Licence restrictions: A fool’s errand, John Wilbanks, Nature, 28 March 2013; 495: 440-441; DOI:10.1038/495440a

In New England Journal of Medicine, February 28, 2013

For the Sake of Inquiry and Knowledge — The Inevitability of Open Access, Ann J. Wolpert, M.L.S., N Engl J Med 2013; 368:785-787; DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1211410

Open but Not Free — Publishing in the 21st Century, Martin Frank, Ph.D., N Engl J Med 2013; 368:787-789; DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1211259

Creative Commons and the Openness of Open Access, Michael W. Carroll, J.D., N Engl J Med 2013; 368:789-791; DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1300040

The Downside of Open-Access Publishing, Charlotte Haug, M.D., Ph.D., N Engl J Med 2013; 368:791-793; DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1214750

 

New to the shelves of the Briscoe Library in April

Risk assessment and oral diagnosticsRisk assessment and oral diagnostics in clinical dentistry / Dena J. Fischer, Nathaniel S. Treister, Andres Pinto.
Ames, Iowa : Wiley-Blackwell, c2013.
WU 141 F529r 2013.  Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

 

Physician alignment: constructig viable roadmaps for the futurePhysician alignment : constructing viable roadmaps for the future / George Mayzell, William R. Breen Jr. ; foreword by David Stern.  Boca Raton, Fla. : CRC Press, c2013.
WA 540.AA1 M474p 2013.  Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

 

Physics and radiobiology of nuclear medicinePhysics and radiobiology of nuclear medicine / Gopal B. Saha.
New York : Springer, c2013.
WN 440 S131p 2013.  Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

 

Remote access technologies for library collectionsRemote access technologies for library collections : tools for library users and managers / Diane M. Fulkerson.
Hershey, Pa. : Information Science Reference, c2012.
Z 675.U5 F964r 2012.  Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

 

The biology of multiple sclerosisThe biology of multiple sclerosis / Gregory J. Atkins … [et al.].
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2012.
WL 360 B615 2012.  Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

 

evidence-into-practiceEvidence into practice : integrating judgment, values, and research / Laurita M. Hack, Jan Gwyer.
Philadelphia : F.A. Davis Co., c2013.
WB 460 H118e 2013.  Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

 

social-media-for-nursesSocial media for nurses : educating practitioners and patients in a networked world / Ramona Nelson, Irene Joos, Debra M. Wolf.  New York : Springer Pub. Co., c2013.
WY 26.5 N429s 2013.  Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Angela N. Schorr, Collection Resources Librarian

News from the Libraries — March 2013

OCOB Read

Join the Club: How Peer Pressure Can Transform the World, is the One Community/One Book selection for 2013. Tina Rosenberg, the author, will be the speaker at the 6th Annual Community Service Learning Conference, April 4, 2013. The Conference is a program of  the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics.

Library classes for March 2013

Briscoe Library 5th floor reopens with enhanced spaces for individual and group study

Faculty and students: Take the library survey

One Community/One Book- Find a book discussion

History of Medicine presentation for March- Malaria in Central America

P. I. Nixon Medical Historical Library and University Archives closed for appraisal

Briscoe Library hosts workshop on Asset Mapping for Community Engagement

Librarians in the news

White House announces policy of open access to results of federally-funded research

MEDLINE, PubMed, and PMC: How are they different?

New to the shelves of the Briscoe Library

See all past issues of News from the Libraries

 

 

Library classes for March 2013

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REGISTER TODAY! Scan this code with your smartphone camera QR reader app to find library classes online.

The Libraries offer classes, consultations and other training to assist with the effective use of databases and research tools.  All library classes are free and open to all.  Register today to reserve your spot!

Schedule a Special Class
To schedule a special class or orientation for your department or group at other days/times, please contact the library at (210) 567-2450 or email AskaLibrarian@uthscsa.edu.

Integrating Library Research Skills into Blackboard and/or Academic Course Content
Faculty are encouraged to integrate library research skills into course content.  Librarians are available to develop and teach classes that meet specific needs or are about a specific resource.  To learn more or to schedule a class, contact Katie Prentice at prenticek@uthscsa.edu or call 210-567-6606.

To register for a class or to see complete class descriptions, visit the Attend a Library Class page.

Briscoe Library – San Antonio

  • Creating and Presenting a Professional Poster Session: March 6, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, LIB 4.074
  • Using EBSCO CINAHL to Locate Nursing & Allied Health Information: March 8, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, LIB 2.011
  • Introduction to PubMed:  March 11, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, LIB 2.011
  • Creating and Presenting a Professional Poster Session: March 14, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, LIB 4.074
  • CSL Conference Poster Drop-In Help Session: March 18, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, LIB 2.011
  • Introduction to EndNote: March 27, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, LIB 2.011