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News From the Libraries Archive

Additional back issues of News from the Libraries can be found in this collection on the Libraries’ Scribd channel.

News From the Libraries Archive

Additional back issues of News from the Libraries can be found in this collection on the Libraries’ Scribd channel.

Open Access Week, PhD Comics Explains It All

Open Access Week 2013

Open Access Week

Open Access Week, now in its 7th year, is a global event promoting Open Access as a new norm in scholarship and research.  This year Open Access Week is being celebrated October 21-27.

PhD Comics has released a creative explanation of open access and its importance to research and health care. It’s a great 8-minute video explanation of what Open Access Science Communication is all about.  The narrators are Nick Shockey of SPARC and Jonathan Eisen of University of California Davis, and the brilliant animation is by Jorge Cham of PhD Comics.

P. I. Nixon Medical Historical Library Policies

UT Health Science Center Libraries Special Collections

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Procedures for Use of P. I. Nixon Medical Historical Library and the University Archives

The P. I. Nixon Medical Historical Library and the University Archives is open to lay and professional researchers by appointment from Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, except on university holidays. The following procedures help preserve the material in the collections for future generations. Your understanding and cooperation is appreciated.

  1. The P. I. Nixon Library Reading Room is reserved for those using materials from the Special Collections. Rare books and archives may not be checked out or removed from the Reading Room.
  2. All patrons must register with the Special Collections staff and complete and sign a Research Agreement. Picture identification is required.
  3. Special Collections materials may be used only under supervision of Special Collections staff, who will assist patrons in identifying material to be reviewed and who will retrieve requested material for patrons.
  4. Library staff must be present in the Reading Room during the use of archival materials and rare books. Please notify Special Collections staff when you arrive and return materials to staff when you leave.
  5. Appointments are required if specific materials are requested. Staff need to know in advance as some materials are stored in remote locations. For rare books call 210-567-2406 or email finnie@uthscsa.edu; for archival materials call 210-567-2470 or email dethorne@uthscsa.edu
  6. No bags, brief cases, purses, notebooks, folders, binders, coats, or other personal property are allowed in the Reading Room. These should be given to Special Collections staff for safe keeping and will be returned when materials are turned back in. Personal computers are permitted, but computer carrying cases must be placed with staff.
  7. Use only pencil or personal computers for taking notes. No other writing implements or markers are allowed in the Reading Room during materials use. Do not mark materials in any way or fold pages.
  8. Only loose sheets of paper are allowed in the Reading Room for note taking and will be provided by staff.  PostIt NotesTM are not allowed. Patrons must present all material to Special Collections staff for checking prior to departure.
  9. Food and drink are not allowed in the Reading Room except for special functions approved by the Library.
  10. Unless special arrangements are made beforehand, no more than 2 books and/or 2 manuscript boxes will be retrieved at a time. No items will be retrieved after 4:00 pm.
  11. Cameras are welcome, but flash photography is not allowed.  Photography must be supervised by Special Collections staff and permission must be obtained for publication or reproduction of any Special Collections materials.
  1. Archival materials and rare books must be handled with great care. Staff will monitor the use and handling of materials at all times. Proper handling guidelines include, but are not limited to:
    • Handle papers one at a time, using both hands for support, and stack papers carefully. Do not pick up a stack of papers and tap them on the table to straighten them. If a document is in fragile condition, please request assistance from a staff member.
    • Do not make any marks, erasures, or any other changes on a document.
    • Keep all items on the table while being used. Place nothing in the lap or propped against the table. Staff can provide book cradles or supports for better viewing of books.
    • Place nothing on top of archival materials or books. Do not write on top of, fold anew, or trace materials.
    • Turn pages slowly and carefully, touching only the margins if possible.
    • Wear the cotton gloves provided when handling photographs and wash hands prior to handling rare books.
    • Notify staff if you notice any irregularities or incongruities in the description of the material and the actual material, or if you notice damaged materials.
  1. Tours of the Nixon Library can be arranged.  We welcome groups.

Note regarding photocopying and digitization: Staff will digitize or photocopy a portion of text for patrons. Some materials cannot be copied due to their condition or other restrictions. Materials larger than 11” X 17” will not be photocopied. Photocopies or digitization may be ordered at the time of visit and should be ready within 24 hours. There is no charge for Health Science Center personnel. Non-UT Health Science Center users will be charged 25 cents per photocopy or $25.00 per picture digitized, collected in advance. Fees may be charged for digitization of other materials, depending on the purpose and the amount of materials requested.

Please note that access to the collections of the P. I. Nixon Medical Historical Library and the University Archives does not imply permission to copy, quote, publish, or otherwise make public use of any part of the collection. The researcher assumes the responsibility to secure such permissions, including permission from the UT Health Science Center Libraries, prior to use.

 

Planning an Imaging Project

The handouts and webinars on this page were developed by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission to help personnel at state agencies and local governments who are considering digitizing records.  They are free to everyone.  The webinars are archived at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission website and may be viewed as a guest.  You may also create an account to login so you can print out a certificate for the course.  Click View the Archived Webinar on the course webpage to view the webinar.  The download may take a few seconds.

The 5 W’s of Planning an Imaging Project: Part 1 – What, When, and Why  (run time 53 minutes)Part1TitleSlide

What does digital imaging involve?  When (and why) is digital imaging beneficial, and when is it a waste of money and time? This webinar discusses the benefits of imaging and cost considerations.  It also discusses the issue of source document destruction – should you destroy the original document after scanning and how do you ensure requirements for authenticity?

Handout       (You may need to click Login as a guest to view the handout.)

View Part 1   (You may need to click Login as a guest to view the webinar then click on View the Archived Webinar )

 

The 5 W’s of Planning an Imaging Project: Part 2 – Who and How (run time 45 minutDigitalImagingPart2es)

This is the second part of the planning an imaging project webinar series. It explores who should do the imaging – you or a vendor – and the components of an in-house project (how to do it) – selecting software and equipment, handling fragile or oversized material, staffing and training, metadata, file formats, and quality control.

Handout for Part 2  (You may need to click Login as a guest to view the handout.)

View Part 2   (You may need to click Login as a guest to view the webinar then click on View the Archived Webinar )

Print from a Windows laptop

Please note: When installing this software in the Library please use a wired network connection. Do not use a wireless connection.

Pharos Popups does not currently support 64-bit Windows Vista.

 

  1. Download the Pharos Popups installation file for the location that you wish to be able print to:
    1. Briscoe Library
    2. Nursing School
    3. Research Administration Building
    4. Laredo Library
  2. If you get the “Do you want to run or save this file?” box, click Run.
  3. If you get the “The publisher could not be verified” warning, click Run.
  4. The installation window will open. Click Start. It will take several minutes for the installation to finish.
  5. When the installation finishes, click Finish.

Note: If you wish to install more than once location, simply install each location individually.

ProQuest Maintenance on Saturday, Mar. 12

ProQuest will be performing firmware updates on March 12-13th. The service will begin at 9:00 PM and will last for eight hours. During this time, the following products will be unavailable:

    • ProQuest platform databases (search.proquest.com)
    • ProQuest Congressional
    • ProQuest Dialog
    • ProQuest Archiver
    • Dissertations Express
    • PQDT Open
    • ProQuest ETD Administrator
    • Digital Sanborn Maps
    • RefWorks
    • Pivot
    • Books in Print
    • ProQuest Syndetic Solutions

Read the December issue of News from the Libraries

 

Tina Rosenberg

Tina Rosenberg is the author of Join the Club: How Peer Pressure Can Transform the World, the One Community/One Book selection for 2013. Photo by Noah Greenberg.

Join the Club by Tina Rosenberg is the next common reading selection

History of Medicine Society will meet on December 3: Phil Valente, MD to speak

December 2012 library classes

New in December: Lunch & Learn Mini-Webinars

Library-hosted workshops will explore Community Asset Mapping for CTSA Community Engagement

NIH strengthens requirement for public access compliance

HSCLink: The best way to access PubMed article links

Library Holiday Hours, December 15, 2012 to January 1, 2013

Briscoe 5th floor public areas will be closed in late December

New to the shelves of the Briscoe Library in December

See all past issues of News from the Libraries

 

RefWorks from the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio Libraries

RefWorks from the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio Libraries
RefWorks is web-based software that allows you to import references from online databases, organize your references, insert citations into the body of your paper and create a bibliography.

RefWorks is free to UT Health Science Center San Antonio affiliates with current Library registration. You can access your RefWorks account from any computer with access to the internet

Links to help you get started with RefWorks:

Need Help? Visit The Libraries Get Help page.

Register for One Community/One Book Discussion Group Leader Training

The Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics, STRONG STAR, and the Libraries have chosen Redeployment by Phil Klay as the 2014 One Community/One Book selection. The Briscoe Library will offer workshops in October to support book discussion group leaders and to encourage dialogue about the book. These events are open to faculty, staff, and students of the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, as well as members of the broader community, who are interested in planning a book discussion opportunity. Book discussions will be held throughout October, leading up to Phil Klay’s visit to campus on October 30, 2014 at 12 Noon. A limited number of free copies of the book will be available to those attending Discussion Group Leader Training.

Book cover of Redeployment

Book Discussion Group Leader Workshops

Thursday, October 9, 2014
12:00 Noon – 12:30 pm
Howe Room (5th floor, Briscoe Library)
Register Online

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Howe Room (5th floor, Briscoe Library)
Register Online

For details on Discussion Group Leader Training and Book Discussion Groups, please visit the One Community/One Book 2014: Join the Conversation webpage or contact Lisa Finnie, Assistant Records and Archives Librarian 210-567-2406.

One Community/One Book is a project of The Libraries and the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics. This program was made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

 

Registration & Renewal for Library Borrowing

For information about borrower categories and services, visit Library Policies.

The above borrower categories are able to register online for borrowing privileges.

TexShare cardholders and Courtesy Borrowers should visit the Libraries in person to register for borrowing.

  • Registration expires on August 31 of each year and must be renewed annually. Please check with the Circulation Desk (210-567-2440) for your status.
  • Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery services are available only for individuals requesting information for personal or academic research and may not be used by health professionals on behalf of law firms, corporations, or other organizations.

For assistance or further information about registration, contact us:

Circulation Desk
Voice: 210-567-2440
Fax: 210-567-1044
email: AskaLibrarian@uthscsa.edu