Effective January 1, 2012, libraries in the South Central Academic Medical Libraries (SCAMeL) group will be increasing the base rate they charge other libraries in the region to borrow journal articles, books, and other materials. The charge will increase from $9.00 per loan to $10.00. The SCAMeL region includes the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. The UT Health Science Center Libraries will increase their interlibrary loan lending rate to libraries in region to $10.00, while out of region lending will remain at $11.00 for each loan.
News from the Libraries
SCAMeL Libraries Increase Their Interlibrary Lending Rate
NLM honors winners of software development challenge
Five innovative software applications that help researchers, health professionals, and the general public in their quest for medical and scientific information are the winners of the National Library of Medicine’s first software development challenge.
The winning applications can help people learn about anatomy, help researchers find gene information in research literature, and help people sift through large amounts of scientific and medical information.
The library’s software development challenge, Show off Your Apps: Innovative Uses of NLM Information, solicited applications that used the library’s data to develop innovative ways for people to obtain and share scientific and medical information. Entrants could create a new app, or submit an existing one. An independent panel of judges chose five winners and five honorable mentions.
The National Library of Medicine (NLM), part of the National Institutes of Health, is the world’s largest medical library and itself a pioneer and innovator in the use of technology to improve access to biomedical and health information. NLM provides a wide variety of information online by developing groundbreaking databases and software tools that enable people to explore medical literature, clinical trials, historical images, DNA sequences and much more.
Millions of people worldwide use the library’s free online resources every day. Additionally, for more than 40 years, the library has been making the data it compiles for its electronic resources available for use in systems produced by others. Academic institutions, government organizations, businesses, non-profits and individuals can use NLM data to develop their own products, tools and services.
Find the complete story about the contest, including descriptions of the winning entries, at http://www.nih.gov/news/health/oct2011/nlm-27.htm.
Patrick Lemelle joins the staff of the Briscoe Library
Patrick Lemelle is the new coordinator and contact person for Circuit Librarian Health Information Network (CLHIN), outreach services at the Briscoe Library.
Before coming to the Briscoe Library, Patrick was employed in the library at the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures. He assisted in organization and sales for the photo archives and coordinated the ordering, scheduling and delivery of a variety of library services. Patrick has more than 20 years of experience at the UTSA library, as well as at other private library facilities.
A San Antonio native, Patrick earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Holy Redeemer College, in Waterford Wisconsin and pursued an elementary teaching certification from The University of Texas at San Antonio.
The Libraries welcome Patrick to the CLHIN team!
New to the shelves in the Briscoe Library
Best practices in medical teaching / Stephen M. Stahl and Richard L. Davis.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2011.
W 18 S781b 2011.
Translation of evidence into nursing and health care practice / [edited by] Kathleen M. White, Sharon Dudley-Brown.
New York : Springer Publishing Co., c2012.
WY 100.7 T772 2012.
Getting published in the life sciences / Richard J. Gladon, William R. Graves and J. Michael Kelly.
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley-Blackwell/John Wiley & Sons, c2011.
WZ 345 G542g 2011.
Development of vaccines : from discovery to clinical testing / edited by Manmohan Singh, Indresh K. Srivastava.�
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2011.
QW 805 D489 2011.
Andrea N. Schorr
Cataloging and Acquisitions Librarian
News from The Libraries – November 2011
Image from: Two Cups of Coffee, a series of documentary photos by UT Health Science Center photographer Lester Rosebrock, will be on display in the Briscoe Library Information Commons beginning in November. Copyright Lester Rosebrock; used with permission.
Library classes for November and December
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 HSC campus, please contact the library at (210) 567-2450 or email AskaLibrarian@uthscsa.edu.
If you would like to schedule 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 the online class schedule.
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 – San Antonio
- Exploring E-Books – Technology Brownbag: November 9, 2011, 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm, Howe Conference Room
- Introduction to EndNote: November 15, 2011, 11:00 am – 12 noon, LIB 2.011
- Using EBSCO CINAHL to Locate Nursing & Allied Health Information: November 17, 2011, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm, LIB 2.011
- Introduction to PubMed: November 17, 2011, 9:00 am – 10:00 am, LIB 2.011
- Introduction to RefWorks: November 18, 2011, 9:00 am – 10:30 am, LIB 2.011
- Tech the Halls: Holiday Tips and Tools – Technology Brownbag: December 14, 2011, 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm, Howe Conference Room
- Ovid Tips & Tricks: Getting Started with MEDLINE: December 6, 2011, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm, LIB 2.011
- Library Basics: December 8, 2011, 9:00 am – 10:00 am, LIB 2.011
Ramirez Library – Harlingen
- Introduction to PubMed: November 1, 2011, 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm, Room 1.132
- Customizing PubMed with MyNCBI: November 17, 2011, 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm, Room 1.132
- Life Made Mobile: Medical Apps for Smartphones – Technology Brownbag: December 7, 2011, 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm, Room 1.132
Katie Prentice, Head of Education and Information Services
Two Cups of Coffee- photos document a medical service experience in Ethiopia
In June of this year Dr. Richard Usatine and eight students from the School of Medicine departed for a four-week medical service experience in Ethiopia. Lester Rosebrock, a photographer and videographer who works with IMS- Academic Technology Services, accompanied the group on a trip that took them through Washington D.C. on the way to Addis Ababa, and then on to the village of Aleta Wondo, Ethiopia. Two Cups of Coffee, a series of fifteen photos currently on display in the Briscoe Library Information Commons, documents their time in Africa. The exhibit has been planned to coincide with the UT Health Science Center’s International Education Week activities.
In recent years, the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics has provided 204 students with opportunities to experience medical service abroad. In addition to Ethiopia, students and faculty have traveled to Guatemala, Haiti, the Dominican Republic and India. Students engaged in global health work participate in medical rotations and help communities do planning to address common and preventable conditions. They bring back information that can be incorporated into research projects, gain leadership experience, and provide compassionate care.
“My approach to photography is photojournalistic,” Rosebrock says of his exhibit. “It’s exciting to visit a country for the first time and explore it with a camera. When we drove from the airport to the hotel, I was amazed to see so many people just standing around, and shocked to see people sleeping on the ground wherever they could find a little shade. People in the city, seeing that I was white and probably having money, tried to sell me anything and everything. They were so persistent that I wound up staying in my hotel room. But once we traveled to Aleta Wondo, people became very friendly. Everybody loved to have their photo taken and laughed when they saw their image on the back of the camera.”
In addition to Dr. Usatine and Lester Rosebrock, the team that traveled to Ethiopia included Elena Bery, Julia Boster, Eric Brown, Adam Dunstone, Nicholas Harrell, Amanda Lipsitt, David Meyer, and Lauren Scalercio.
Lester hopes his photos will inspire others to learn about global health opportunities, and possibly to undertake a global health journey of their own. The exhibit will be on display in the Briscoe Library Information Commons through the end of the year.
Special Projects Librarian
Most frequently used electronic journals
The UT Health Science Center Libraries’ current journal subscriptions are now almost entirely available in electronic format, following a continual conversion from print to electronic journals that began in the late 1990’s. At last count, the library has 89 journals that are received in print-only format. Librarians monitor the use of electronic journals through data provided by publishers.
During the 2011 academic year, more than 1 million electronic journal articles were viewed by UT Health Science Center faculty, students, staff, and visitors to the Briscoe Library and its branch locations. The ten most frequently used electronic journals were Journal of Biological Chemistry, Nature, Science, Cancer Research, Journal of Neuroscience, Cell, Blood, Journal of Immunology, Lancet, and PLoS One. For the first time, PLoS One, a rapid publication open access journal, is among the top ten most frequently viewed electronic journals in the library’s collection.
Questions or comments about the library’s journal collection? Contact John Weed, Head of Collection Resources, email@example.com.
Thanksgiving holiday hours
Wednesday, November 23 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday, November 24 Thanksgiving Day Closed
Friday, November 25 Thanksgiving Holiday Closed
Saturday, November 26 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sunday, November 27 10:00 am – midnight
Wednesday, November 23 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 24 Thanksgiving Day Closed
Friday, November 25 Thanksgiving Holiday Closed
Saturday, November 26 Closed
Sunday, November 27 1:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Wednesday, November 23 8:00 am – 12, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Thursday, November 24 Closed
Through Sunday, November 27
Briscoe Library book giveaways in November
The Briscoe Library will have a series of book giveaways throughout the month of November at the main entrance of the library. Books to be included in the giveaway are old editions withdrawn from the library’s collection or donations given to the library but not needed for the collection.
All books are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information contact Andrea N. Schorr, Cataloging & Acquisitions Librarian, at 567-2400 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.