home Budget, J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Seeking input on journal subscription renewals

Seeking input on journal subscription renewals

With the prospect of a possible shortfall of $1 million to the MU Libraries collection budget in FY2017, we are seeking input on some lower-use journals, particularly the titles in the bundles purchased through publishers Elsevier and Wiley.

Follow this link to provide your input on specific journal titles between now and April 4. 

We are beginning with these bundles because:

  •  they consume a large portion of the library collections budget, amounting to about $2,000,000 annually
  •  similar to a “cable tv model”, these bundles contain many titles which were never selected for our library, (e.g. dentistry)

Also included are some high cost/low use journals from other publishers in a variety of disciplines.

Learn more about the campuswide collections review process and the reasons for it.

With subscription prices escalating annually at a rate that far exceeds inflation, MU is not the only university facing this dilemma.  Read more:

Larivière, V., Haustein, S., and Mongeon, P. (2015) The Oligopoly of Academic Publishers in the Digital Era. PLoS One.  10(6): e0127502.

Bergstrom, T. C, Courant, P. N, McAfee, R. P., Williams, M. A. (2014) Evaluating Big Deal Journal Bundles. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 111(26): 9425–9430

View Health Sciences Library Director Deb Ward’s message to department chairs and health sciences leaders.

Contact us if you have any additional questions.  

 

 

home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Zika virus resource page provides access to sequence data

Zika virus resource page provides access to sequence data

The new Zika virus resource page  from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) makes it easy to find and analyze relevant sequence data. The page includes links to the following Zika virus data at NCBI: nucleotide and protein sequences, the reference genome with updated mature peptide annotation, and publications.

home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Dr. Leary: Identifying Heat Waves in Florida: Considerations of Missing Weather Data (Open Access)

Dr. Leary: Identifying Heat Waves in Florida: Considerations of Missing Weather Data (Open Access)

Dr. Emily Leary is an Assistant Research Professor in the Biostatistics and Research Design Unit at the University of Missouri School of Medicine. She's been nominated to a three year term on the University of Missouri School of Medicine Resarch Council and was elected the Vice President of the Mid-Missouri Chapter of the American Statistical Association. To learn more about Dr. Leary's research, click here.

Dr. Leary recently published her latest research in Public Library of Science (PLOS), an open access journal for science and medicine. 

Leary, E., Young, L. J., DuClos, C., & Jordan, M. M. (2015). Identifying Heat Waves in Florida: Considerations of Missing Weather Data. PLoS ONE, 10(11), e0143471. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0143471

We were excited to see that Dr. Leary chose to publish in an open access journal. and we asked her for some thoughts on the process: 

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

"Many of my researcher friends in industry and government are frustrated when they cannot access the research that “their tax dollars pay for” and would help to inform their own work/duties.  Since I had the funds and could publish in open access, I tried to do so."

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

"Yes, although it is interesting that the process is much longer than for subscription based journals."

home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Rahman, Schmaltz, Simoes, Jackson-Thompson, Ibdah: Increased risk for colorectal cancer under age 50 in racial and ethnic minorities living in the United States (Open Access)

Rahman, Schmaltz, Simoes, Jackson-Thompson, Ibdah: Increased risk for colorectal cancer under age 50 in racial and ethnic minorities living in the United States (Open Access)

This week's Open Access post features 5 University of Missouri authors! 

Dr. Rahman specilizes in gastroenterology and practices at the Missouri Digestive Health Center.  

Dr. Schmaltz is a Senior Statistician at the Missouri Cancer Registry and Research Center assisting on several research projects.

Dr. Simoes is the chair of the Department of Health Management and Informatics at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and is MU's Health Management and Informatics Alumni Distinguished Professor. 

Dr. Jackson-Thopmson is the Director of the Missouri Cancer Registry and Research Center as well as Research Associate Professor of Health and Informatics. 

Dr. Ibdah is the division director of gastroenterology and hepatology at the University of Missouri Medical School and the director of the Gastroenterology Fellowship Program. He's also the Raymond E. and Vaona H. Peck Chair in Cancer Research

They recently published in Cancer Medicine, an open access journal focusing on interdisplinary cancer sciences. 

Rahman, R., Schmaltz, C., Jackson, C. S., Simoes, E. J., Jackson-Thompson, J., & Ibdah, J. A. (2015). Increased risk for colorectal cancer under age 50 in racial and ethnic minorities living in the United States. Cancer Med, 4(12), 1863-1870. doi:10.1002/cam4.560

home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Dr. Schust: Chlamydia trachomatis Infection of Endocervical Epithelial Cells Enhances Early HIV Transmission Events (Open Access)

Dr. Schust: Chlamydia trachomatis Infection of Endocervical Epithelial Cells Enhances Early HIV Transmission Events (Open Access)

Dr. Danny Schust, MD, is an Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Missouri School of Medicine. Dr. Schust is also the Division Director of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility at the Missouri Center for Reproductive Medicine and Fertility. To learn more about Dr. Schust's research and many awards, click here

Dr. Schust recently published his latest research in Public Library of Science (PLOS), an open access journal for science and medicine: 

Buckner LR, Amedee AM, Albritton HL, Kozlowski PA, Lacour N, McGowin CL, Schust DL, and Quayle AJ. (2016) Chlamydia trachomatis Infection of Endocervical Epithelial Cells Enhances Early HIV Transmission Events. PLoS ONE 11(1): e0146663. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0146663

home J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, Resources and Services Dr. Pulakat: Differential Effects of β-Blockers, Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers, and a Novel AT2R Agonist NP-6A4 on Stress Response of Nutrient-Starved Cardiovascular Cells (Open Access)

Dr. Pulakat: Differential Effects of β-Blockers, Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers, and a Novel AT2R Agonist NP-6A4 on Stress Response of Nutrient-Starved Cardiovascular Cells (Open Access)

Dr. Lakshmi Pulakat, PhD, is a professor of Medicine at the University of Missouri School of Medicine. Apart from her teaching responsbilites, Dr. Pulakat is also the Associate Director of Research for the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism. To learn more about her research and her many awards, click here

Dr. Pulakat chose to publish her most recent article in Public Library of Science (PLOS), an open access journal for science and medicine: 

Mahmood, A., & Pulakat, L. (2015). Differential Effects of beta-Blockers, Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers, and a Novel AT2R Agonist NP-6A4 on Stress Response of Nutrient-Starved Cardiovascular Cells. PLoS ONE, 10(12), e0144824. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0144824

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home Cycle of Success, J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library Congratulations to Taira Meadowcroft for earning her stripes!

Congratulations to Taira Meadowcroft for earning her stripes!

Part of the MU Health Care “Culture of Yes” initiative is a recognition program called Earning Your Stripes, where employees receive a coupon for embodying The Culture of Yes.

‘Care’ is about the heart, ‘deliver’ is about getting results, ‘innovate’ is about creatively overcoming obstacles and ‘serve’ is about working together for a common goal.

Taira received a “Serve” stripe in recognition of her ability to deliver timely and targeted information in support of hospital quality improvement projects. 

Comments about Taira's work:
“Taira Meadowcroft is a relatively new librarian for us…. She is amazing!…thank you for your thorough and crisp summary as well as selecting best references for better understanding [the topic]. I am sending a “SERVE” Tiger Stripe your way!”

Congratulations, Taira! 

Congratulations raffle winners!

Congratulations to these winners of yesterday's Centennial Celebration raffle!

Grace Atkins, Charmain Fernando, Nita Kohli, Helena Lam, Emma Libby, Phil Neff, Meghan Stuckel, Derek Su, and Tushar Tarun

West doors close for construction

On Friday evening, August 7, the atrium doors on the west side of the Medical School Addition will close, and will remain closed until the completion of the Patient Centered Care Learning Center .
Access from the west will be available through the Medical Science Building during construction.
The north entrance will remain open as usual throughout construction.