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Mobile Standing Desks Come to the Library

Beginning with standing height tables, study pods, and exercise desks that have been added to library study options over the past few years, there are now 10 new mobile standing desks available on floors 3, 4, and 5.

Students studying in the library can move the desks to take advantage of  window light and power outlets. Some students just prefer to stand while studying. For health benefits, the desks adjust from 29 to 45 inches allowing users to sit or stand.

Standing desks have often been requested by students and have been made possible thanks to an award from the Student Fee Fund. Thanks also to the quick work by library staff, desks were assembled and ready for use within days of delivery.

 

Louie Barcenes – Supervisor, Library Information Resources

More Than 50 Names Submitted for the New Library Lounge

Shortly after the first of the year, a white board was rolled out into the entry area of Briscoe Library. It was placed not far away from a new student “lounge” area adjacent to the library entry. Students (and anyone else who wanted to offer an opinion) were asked to suggest names for the new area. After all, how do you tell someone where to meet you (for studying or a lunch break) without knowing the name of the exact spot where you would like to meet?

As a sign of the growing popularity of the space, over 50 names were suggested. Tentative plans are for library staff to narrow down the suggestions to a more manageable number and then put it back to students for a vote.

Stay tuned for the next update and your chance to vote!

New Changes Coming to PubMed in 2020

NCBI has been experimenting over the past few years for ways to improve the overall search quality and user experience for PubMed users. The new PubMed will be incorporating a new, modern interface, updated features including advanced search, clipboard, options for sharing results, and a new “cite” button that provides easy access to citation information in AMA, MLA and APA formats. Take a look at a complete list of new features.

An experimental platform, PubMed Labs, is now open allowing users to test new features and provide input.

Stay tuned for more details to come. In the mean time, check out some recent NLM Bulletins:

NLM Technical Bulletin – March/April 2019

 NLM Technical Bulletin – July August 2019

 

New Library Reflection Room Dedicated During Fiesta Celebration

 

Omar Akram

Helen Fleck

It’s been a little over a year since a student group led by Omar Akram came to Briscoe Library with a proposal to set aside a room for a meditation space where students would be able to pray or meditate in privacy and comfort. Thanks to many campus collaborators on the project, a room was identified and eventually transformed into a new space that was dedicated at a ribbon-cutting and reception during Briscoe Library’s Fiesta Celebration on April 11th.

Doing the honors for the ribbon-cutting were Omar Akram and Helen Fleck, SGA Secretary. Pictured below are John Kaulfus, (Chief Student Affairs Officer, Title IX Director) representing the Office of Academic, Faculty and Student Affairs, Paulina Mazurek (Director of Wellness & Professional Formation) representing the Office for Undergraduate Medical Education, and Owen Ellard Senior Director of Libraries. Attending along with many other students, faculty and staff was Arthur Campos (Architect) representing the Office of Facilities Management and many of his team who worked on the creation of the room.

The room, decorated to inspire a reflective atmosphere, also features 6 black and white photos from a collection taken by campus photographer (Creative Media Services), Brandi Jenkins.

For more information about the room, please contact Peg Seger, segerp@uthscsa.edu.

New Study Rooms Open for Reservations

Looking for more places to study? We have an answer for you.

An additional 22 classrooms on the Library Building 2nd floor are now open and available for after-hours and weekend reservations in the library reservation system. This includes the library computer lab, 2.011.

All of the classrooms will remain open 24/7/365 and reservations are available Mon-Fri between the hours of 6 pm to 7 am and on weekends from 6 pm Friday night to 7 am Monday morning.

Lounge areas and microwaves are also available on the 2nd floor. Direct access to the rooms on the 2nd floor is available through the library 24/7/365.

Please keep in mind that all student study space reservations on the 2nd floor are subject to availability with preference given to academic and non-academic events.

NIH Public Access Policy

Introduction

The NIH Public Access Policy is a statutory requirement term and a condition of all grant awards and cooperative agreements. The policy ensures that published results of NIH-funded research are made available to the public.

Scientists are required to submit a copy of their manuscript upon acceptance to the NIH Manuscript Submission system. They must upload the final peer-reviewed manuscript  to PMC  (PubMed Central) within three months of publication. The full text of the article may be held up (embargoed) in PMC for up to twelve months after publication before it is made available to the public.

Consequences of Non-Compliance

The NIH will delay funding or renewal of non-competing continuation awards with a start date of July 1, 2013, if the applicants’ publications arising from grant awards are not in compliance with the Public Access Policy. Read about the upcoming policy changes or view the archived webinar, “Changes to the NIH Public Access Policy and the Implications.”

Steps to Compliance

  1. Applicability: Has the manuscript has been accepted in a peer-reviewed journal? Does the manuscript arise from research funded directly by a grant, contract or program of the NIH? Articles are exempt if they were accepted for publication before April 7, 2008, research is not funded by a government agency, or the work is not a peer-reviewed research article (for example, a literature review, letter, editorial, book chapter or conference proceedings).
  2. Copyright Considerations: Before signing a publication agreement or copyright transfer agreement from the publisher, authors should make sure the agreement allows the paper to be posted to PMC in accordance with the NIH Public Access Policy. If the publisher’s policies on NIH submission are unclear, unknown or non-compliant, consider including a comment, in the publication agreement, that the manuscript “is subject to the NIH PMC submittal requirements.”
  3. Manuscript submission to PMC: Who will submit the publication, author or publisher? Check the author agreement or the journal’s website. Some journals automatically submit the manuscript; some may charge a fee for submission. The ultimate responsibility for ensuring submission lies with the Principle Investigator.
  4. Inclusion of PMCIDs in NIH proposals and reports: Principle Investigators submitting an application, proposal or progress report to the NIH must include the PMCID when citing applicable papers they have authored if those papers arise from their NIH-funded research.

Submission Process:

  1. Log in to the NIH Manuscript Submission System. You can also log in through your eRA Commons or My NCBI account. Remember to use the same login for subsequent visits.
  2. Upload the accepted manuscript, or the final peer reviewed manuscript. Always save a separate copy of the final peer-reviewed manuscript in case the submission system experiences a problem.
  3. Look for emails from NIH requesting or confirming approvals. You will be asked for approval when a manuscript is deposited for you by a colleague or a publisher, and when a web version of the manuscript is ready for final approval.
  4. Log into the NIH Manuscript Submission system often to check for items awaiting your approval.

Monitoring Compliance

The NIH holds the PI of the award responsible for all compliance, even if the PI is not an author of a peer-reviewed article resulting from the funded research.

  1. Use the My Bibliography feature in My NCBI to be sure all applicable papers that you have authored are compliant–look for the green icon.
  2. When planning a paper, make sure co-authors are aware of the compliance process. Be sure all applicable articles, by any of the co-authors, that are cited in the bibliography are also in PubMed Central.
  3. Do not ignore emails from the NIH as they may contain information about your manuscript submissions.

UT Health Science Center Resources

  • For answers regarding policy compliance, please contact the UTHSC Office of Sponsored Programs.
  • For help negotiating, securing or retaining the rights to deposit your material in PubMed Central from your publisher, please contact the UTHSC Office of Legal Affairs.
  • For help with the material or links on this page, or locating further information about the NIH Public Access Policy, contact the Briscoe Library at (210) 567-2450 or AskALibrarian@uthscsa.edu.

NIH Quick Links

NIH Public Access Policy website

NIH Public Access Policy FAQs

NIH Manuscript Submission System (NIHMS)

Overview of Submission Methods

How to Save to My Bibliography (My NCBI) 

PMID/PMCID converter

SciENcv

NIH Public Access Compliance Monitor (video)

 Additional Resources

Publisher copyright policies and self-archiving

Publishers allowing use of their PDFs in institutional repositories

UTHSC Office of Sponsored Programs

UTHSC Office of Legal Affairs

November NPR Book Club Choice

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OliverSacks

Come join us for a discussion of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks at the next NPR Book Club meeting on November 19th, 6 -7 p.m. The November meeting will be held at the Briscoe Library room 4.074 (the Collaboratory).

A few copies of the book will be available at the Briscoe Library on a first come, first served basis. Other copies are available through the San Antonio Public Library. Contact Peg Seger, Head of Outreach Services, for more details at (210) 567-6398 or segerp@uthscsa.edu.

This is a joint community engagement program offered by the UT Health Science Center Briscoe Library and the San Antonio Public Library Forest Hills Branch. Those interested in taking part in this project can stop by either library to pick up a bookmark with dates, times, and location information.

October 2018 UT Health Faculty Publications List

To support our faculty’s research efforts, Briscoe Library has added an additional feature to our monthly newsletter. You will now be able to view citations and link to articles from our UT Health Faculty Publications list.  As an added feature, altmetric information is also included. This list will be produced monthly by our Library Liaison group who can also provide further assistance with scholarly publication efforts. If you do not see your publication listed, you can provide us with the proper citation information by completing this form.

Click here to view the citations for October 2018 publications.

 

Other Nearby Libraries

Many local academic and institutional libraries are open to the public. If you’re looking for something we don’t have, you might want to try another library rather than waiting for our InterLibrary Loan service to locate it for you. Most of these libraries participate in the TexShare Card Program, which will allow UTHSC affiliates to check books out.

Academic Libraries:

Public Libraries:

Purchase Suggestion Form

*PDF version if you prefer to submit in person.