home Events and Exhibits, J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library New Artist on Display – Kelsey Westhoff

New Artist on Display – Kelsey Westhoff

Kelsey's art captures images of fleeting memories: planes fying overhead, flag banner fluttering in the breeze. Additional images in some of the paintings are a depiction of feelings evoked by those memories. The whites and blues, punctuated by pops of bright colors and darker tones, give a look of freshness and crispness to the oil paintings. 

Kelsey is a staff nurse at the Women's and Children's Hospital. Her art will be on display in the library through December.

home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Workshops Using Archived Data For Health Care Research Seminar

Using Archived Data For Health Care Research Seminar

Interested in using archived data for Health Care research? This seminar, presented by Marie Concannon, Head Data Librarian at the University of Missouri Libraries, will present on current clinical informatics research that may be applied to patient care. All are welcome, but health informatics students are required to attend.  (CME credit is available.)

 

September 20, 2016

12:30pm-1:30pm

CE705

 

For more information, visit www.hmi.missouri.edu or email Dr. Emily Leary at LearyE@health.missouri.edu or Dr. Mihail Popescu at popescum@health.missouri.edu

Sponsored by the MU School of Medicine, Health Management and Informatics/Biostatistics and Research Design Unit

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Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, emergency medicine, and social media for the health sciences library.

home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services, Zalk Veterinary Medical Library Dr. Franz: Infection pattern and transmission potential of chikungunya virus (Open Access)

Dr. Franz: Infection pattern and transmission potential of chikungunya virus (Open Access)

Dr. Alexander Franz, Ph.D. is an assistant professor in the department of Veterinary Pathology at the College of Veterinary Medicine. His research focuses on mosquito-borne arboviruses and their interaction with the mosquito. Recently, his team became involved in studying Zika virus, i.e. developing an animal model, in collaboration with Dr. Jeff Adamovicz (Dept. of Veterinary Pathobiology, MU), and Dr. Carl Gelhaus, (MRI-Global, Kansas City); in collaboration with Dr. R. Michael Roberts (Life Sciences Center, MU), [they] are taking part in the investigation of the mechanism allowing Zika virus to infect human placenta-derived cells. If you would like to learn more about Dr. Franz, click here,

Dr. Franz, along with Dr. Shengzhand Dong and their research team, published in Scientific Reports, an online open access scientific mega journal published by the Nature Publishing Group.. In August, a blog post on the Scholarly Kitchen, mentioned that the journal is likely to become the biggest one in the world, overtaking the open access journal, PLOS ONE. Their article, Infection pattern and transmission potential of chikungunya virus in two New World laboratory-adapted Aedes aegyptistrains, discusses the mosquite-borne Chikungunya virus and its infection pattern.  

 

Why did you choose to publish in an Open Access journal?

"We were interested in reaching a broad audience also in countries/institutions that may not be able to afford high-price journal subscriptions and therefore rely on open access articles to get informed about scientific developments/discoveries. This is especially useful when working on things like tropical disease agents, which often are a problem in countries that do not have a rich science infrastructure."

Would you publish in an Open Access journal again?  If so, why?

"Yes, I would. I like the concept of open access even though it means that we (as authors) have to pay for the publication. But ususally, it also means that we (as authors) retain the copy rights of our work."

home Budget, J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Additional details about $150,000 Health Sciences Library collections cut

Additional details about $150,000 Health Sciences Library collections cut

You probably have already heard about the cut to the MU Libraries Collections planned for the coming year .  Here’s what we know as of now about what it will mean for the Health Sciences Library:

Our collections allocation will be reduced about $150,000 compared to last year – a 20% reduction.

Meeting this target will require us to:

  • Drastically reduce our book spending to only $21,000 in new purchases in FY2017.  
  • Cancel $100,000 in Health Sciences Library journal subscriptions.  These cuts will be made based on a combination of factors, including:

    • Usage and cost per use.
    • Journals with subscription prices which far outstrip normal inflation are getting special scrutiny. Some examples
    • To the extent possible, we will try to maintain subscriptions to the journals you publish in, cite, or have identified as core to your work.
  • This $100,000 cut must be taken from the $577,000 in subscriptions under the direct financial control of the Health Sciences Library.
  • These cuts are in addition to reductions to University Libraries centrally-administered journal subscription packages from Elsevier, Wiley, Sage, Oxford and Springer.  Any cuts to journals in those packages will be in addition to, not in the place of the $100,00 journal cut facing the Health Sciences Library. 

               

A list of all journal subscriptions under review, with prices and publishers listed, is now live on the Health Sciences Library web site, along with additional details about the budget challenges facing our library. The list will be a continually updated with cancellation information until we reach our budget reduction goal.

 

Please let us know if you have questions and concerns.

 

home Events and Exhibits, J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library In-Flew-Enza: Spanish Flu in Columbia

In-Flew-Enza: Spanish Flu in Columbia

In celebration of Ellis Library’s centennial year, the J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library is hosting the exhibit “In-Flew-Enza: Spanish Flu in Columbia.” The exhibit is housed on the third floor of the library and will be open until Friday, Dec. 16. 

Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, emergency medicine, and social media for the health sciences library.

home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Dr. Beucke: Out of the classroom and into the community (Open Access)

Dr. Beucke: Out of the classroom and into the community (Open Access)

Dr. Nathan Beucke, MD., is an Assistant Professore of Clinical Child Health at the University of Missouri School of Medicine. His research interests include General Pediatrics, Newborn Care, and Pediatric/Childhood Obesity. If you would like to learn more about Dr. Beucke, click here

Dr. Beucke, along with several MU medical and graduate students, recently published in BMC Medical Education, an "open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed research articles in relation to the training of healthcare professionals, including undergraduate, postgraduate, and continuing education. The journal has a special focus on curriculum development, evaluations of performance, assessment of training needs and evidence-based medicine." Dr. Beucke's article, Out of the classroom and into the community: medical students consolidate learning about health literacy through collaboration with Head Start, discusses the Eat Healthy, Stay Active! program, a pediatric obesity prevention program implemented at Head Start, over an academic year. 

home Budget, J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Health Sciences Library collection allocation reduced $150,000 for FY17

Health Sciences Library collection allocation reduced $150,000 for FY17

You probably have already heard about the cut to the MU Libraries Collections planned for the coming year .  Here’s what we know as of now about what it will mean for the Health Sciences Library.

Our collections allocation will be reduced about $150,000 compared to last year – a 20% reduction.

Even after drastically curtailing our book spending , we will still need to cut around $100,000 from the journal subscriptions managed by our library.

Also subject to the 20% cut are the centrally administered journal packages from Elsevier, Wiley, Sage, Oxford and Springer.  It will be some time before the cut lists for those packages are finalized. 

But any cuts to journals in  those packages will be in addition to, not in the place of the $100,00 journal cut facing the Health Sciences Library. 

The same goes for the electronic resources which are purchased at the 4-campus level via the MERLIN consortium. 

We will share more information as it becomes available. 

home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Dr. Mehr: Impact of a decision-making aid for suspected urinary tract infections on antibiotic overuse in nursing homes (Open Access)

Dr. Mehr: Impact of a decision-making aid for suspected urinary tract infections on antibiotic overuse in nursing homes (Open Access)

Dr. David Mehr, M.D., is a William C. Allen Professor in Family Community Medicine and Director of Research at the University of Missouri School of Medicine. Dr. Mehr was awarded a $4.5 million federal grant to support a new Center for Patient-Centered Research Outcomes at MU. This interdisciplinary study is bringing together experts from across campus to investigate how to help patients and physicians understand which prevention and treatment options are best for each individual, especially patient who are older and/or dealing with complex chronic diseases.Construction is currenlty underway for the Patient-Centered Care Learning Center.

If you would like to read more about Dr. Mehr, click here for his profile. 

Dr. Mehr recently published in BMC Geriatrics, an open access journal that publishes original peer-reviewed research articles in all aspects of the health and healthcare of older people, including the effects of healthcare systems and policies. The journal also welcomes research focused on the aging process, including cellular, genetic, and physiological processes and cognitive modifications.

McMaughan, D. K., Mehr, D. et al. (2016). "Impact of a decision-making aid for suspected urinary tract infections on antibiotic overuse in nursing homes." BMC Geriatrics 16(1): 1-9.

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Independence Day Holiday Hours

The Health Sciences Library will be open Sunday, July 3 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will be closed on Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

home Budget, J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library Grim news for Health Sciences Library book budget in FY17

Grim news for Health Sciences Library book budget in FY17

In order to address the $1.2M collections shortfall faced by the campus libraries, the Health Sciences Library will only have approximately $20,000 in total book funds available in FY2017.

This is approximately $40,000 less than we normally spend on books in a year. 

We will also lose access to roughly 3000 online clinical books July 1 when the MOBIUS consortium eMO subscription ends, as there is no money to continue it.

The only way to address this shortfall would be to cut even deeper into our journal budget, where we are already tasked with cutting about $71,000 in subscriptions. 

We plan to continue buying books on demand to the extent that we are able, given our reduced circumstances.  Once the book fund is exhausted, we will keep the requests on file to buy when money is available again. 

In the meantime, you can continue to request books on interlibrary loan at no cost to you.