When You Come to a Fork in the Road, Take It (15th Annual Health Sciences Lively Lunch): Developments 2014-2015
Handout prepared for and presented in synopsis during a brief (traditional) annual update of interesting and noteworthy trends in the health publishing and health information sectors that occurred or were noticed since the 2014 Health Sciences Lively Lunch at the Charleston Conference: Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition. (15th Lively Lunch took place on Friday, November 6, 2015 in Charleston, SC).
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When You Come to a Fork in the Road: Take It (15th Annual Health Sciences Lively Lunch) [presentation at 2015 Charleston Conference, November 6, 2015, Charleston, SC]
In this year's sponsored, but no holds barred lunch, participants contemplated examples of proactive approaches answering the question posed by the 2015 conference theme, “Where Do We Go From Here?”. After greetings from the lunch host, Rittenhouse, and the traditional brief “year in review” recap by Ramune Kubilius, three panelists shared insights and open the floor for lively discussion with session participants.
Researchers increasingly must meet various data management requirements and mandates, while educators are challenged by changing trends in providing curricular content. Where does that leave libraries? In the best case scenarios, they utilize approaches espoused in Yogi Berra’s advice—they follow paths (opportunities) that present themselves, and become partners.
Cunera Buys described work she and Pamela Shaw (Biosciences & Bioinformatics Librarian, Northwestern University’s Galter Health Sciences Library) did in the data management planning arena, as part of a university working group. She touched on differing disciplinary needs and how data management affects scholarly publishing and communication activities.
Are alternate open textbooks a solution for educators seeking health sciences curricular reading materials? Elizabeth Lorbeer discussed the current environment, experiments, and roles (“reinvented” expertise) librarians can share in order to help faculty and students.
Finally, before moving to longer lively discussion, moderator Jean Gudenas rounded out the panel by sharing examples of recent developments and experiments, how libraries strive to demonstrate value in the collections and document delivery arena.
Disciplinary Perceptions of Data and Data Management Practices
Poster presented at the Medical Library Association 2015 annual conference. Poster was created from data collected in a survey of Northwestern University researchers from all disciplines across all schools in early 2015.
Data storage requirements and management services are topics of interest in academic libraries and computing centers. Many academic institutions’ libraries have undertaken surveys of faculty in an effort to determine attitudes and needs for data storage and management. Our institution’s E-Science Working Group conducted a similar survey, extending it beyond faculty to also include graduate students, post-doctorates and research staff.
A survey of data management practices across the entire university including all disciplines was designed in late 2013 using Qualtrics survey software. The survey was distributed via email link to approximately 12,900 email addresses at the university in January 2014 and was closed in February 2014. The group analyzed the results in spring 2014 utilizing Atlas.ti and Qualtrics analytics.
The survey received 831 responses with 788 responders completing the survey. Results reveal that users at Northwestern University are uncertain of how much data storage they will need in the future, have a strong desire for instruction and services surrounding data management practices and that there is a trend toward a data sharing culture at the institution. Based on analysis of the data management survey, it appears that there is no consensus on exactly how to store, share or manage data. Even more striking is the observation that the understanding of what constitutes “data” can be widely interpreted, depending on academic discipline.
National Library of Medicine 2nd Year Associate Fellowship, Washington University in St. Louis
Presentation to the librarians of the Arizona Health Sciences Library of the University of Arizona on March 24, 2014 on reflections from the 2nd year of the National Library of Medicine's Associate Fellowship program.
National Library of Medicine, NLM Fellows, NLM Fellowship, Arizona Health Sciences Library
Fellowships and Scholarships
National Library of Medicine (U.S.), University of Arizona. Health Sciences Library
Core Informatics Competencies for Clinical and Translational Science Trainees
These competencies are focused at the master's degree level for clinician scientists enrolled in translational research training programs. They are intended to enable clinician scientists to utilize existing informatics tools and to collaborate effectively with informatics specialists in order to make use of best practices for the generation, storage, management, retrieval, use, sharing, presentation, protection and analysis of biomedical and health information in clinical and translational research.
Clinical and Translational Research, Education, Competencies, CTSA
Translational Research, Biomedical--education, Medical Informatics--education, Competency-Based Education, Clinical Competence
How to showcase your research impact in the new NIH Biosketch format.
Recent changes in the NIH Biosketch format have left many scientists facing a challenge: how does one best document the influence of their work when applying for funding? In this webinar, experts from Northwestern University and Altmetric will share the most important strategies for crafting a “must-fund” NIH Biosketch.
altmetrics, alternative metrics, research impact, NIH biosketch
Autobiographies as Topic, Statistics as Topic, Biomedical Research
Photograph of a Sinhalese ola written in Pali ca. 1760 CE (closed)
Photograph of an Ola (palm-leaf manuscript) written in Pali around 1760 AD. , The binding cord, ivory carved medallion, and lacquered wood covers are modern, made in Ceylon by native artists after ancient models., This ola and another ola were featured on the DigitalHub home page at initial launch in October 2015., [Donated by Dr. Casey Wood, 1934. Photo by James B. Brucker, 2005.] PHOTO Credit line should read: "Courtesy of the Galter Health Sciences Library Special Collections, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Ill."
About 250 years old, this ola contains information on medical care for conditions for eyes and nose. It prescribes recipes for snuffs for catarrhs, ointments and pastes for eye diseases, and decoctions and powders for nasal and eye diseases.
Sinhalese Ola, Ophthalmology, Rare books, Special collections
Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology, Medicine, Traditional