New Books!

Want to see what’s new in the library? Check out our (new) New Books List!

You’ll see new print books, new electronic books, and new “purchase on demand” titles.

What’s purchase on demand? Due to impending shortfalls in our collection budget, we are investigating new ways to ensure that the books we purchase are needed and used by our campus community.

In the MERLIN library catalog, you may run across some titles that say: “Request the library order this book.” You’ll be asked to login with your Username so we can notify you once the book has been purchased and is available. We expect that most books will arrive within 2-3 weeks.

We’ve also pre-loaded some electronic books into the MERLIN catalog. Click on the e-book and it will open instantly just like any other ebook. An official purchase will be made behind the scenes.

What is Open Access?

Have you ever wondered just what Open Access really is?  Here’s an 8-minute video, brought to you by the PhD Comics folks: http://www.openaccessweek.org/video/open-access-explained-by-phd-comics.

Read more about Open Access.

Now Online! A history of CVM

We’ve digitized Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1872 – 1968, a 50-page booklet on the early history of veterinary medicine at MU.

Check it out at: https://mospace.umsystem.edu/xmlui/handle/10355/15719

Chock full of interesting info!

home Resources and Services, Zalk Veterinary Medical Library New “Purchase on Demand” System for Books/eBooks

New “Purchase on Demand” System for Books/eBooks

The library is experimenting with a “purchase on demand” system for books and e-books. Due to impending shortfalls in our collection budget, we are investigating new ways to ensure that the books we purchase are needed and used by our campus community.

In the MERLIN library catalog, you may run across some titles that say: “Request the library order this book.” You’ll be asked to login with your Username so we can notify you once the book has been purchased and is available. We expect that most books will arrive within 2-3 weeks.

We’ve also pre-loaded some electronic books into the MERLIN catalog. Click on the e-book and it will open instantly just like any other ebook. An official purchase will be made behind the scenes.

Questions? Ask Kate

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New NAP Book on Food Safety and One Health

Two Mizzou Advantage areas rolled into one! Check out the new National Academies Press book Improving Food Safety through a One Health Approach.

Description:

Globalization of the food supply has created conditions favorable for the emergence, reemergence, and spread of food-borne pathogens-compounding the challenge of anticipating, detecting, and effectively responding to food-borne threats to health. In the United States, food-borne agents affect 1 out of 6 individuals and cause approximately 48 million illnesses, 128,000 hospitalizations, and 3,000 deaths each year. This figure likely represents just the tip of the iceberg, because it fails to account for the broad array of food-borne illnesses or for their wide-ranging repercussions for consumers, government, and the food industry-both domestically and internationally. A One Health approach to food safety may hold the promise of harnessing and integrating the expertise and resources from across the spectrum of multiple health domains including the human and veterinary medical and plant pathology communities with those of the wildlife and aquatic health and ecology communities.

The IOM’s Forum on Microbial Threats hosted a public workshop on December 13 and 14, 2011 that examined issues critical to the protection of the nation’s food supply. The workshop explored existing knowledge and unanswered questions on the nature and extent of food-borne threats to health. Participants discussed the globalization of the U.S. food supply and the burden of illness associated with foodborne threats to health; considered the spectrum of food-borne threats as well as illustrative case studies; reviewed existing research, policies, and practices to prevent and mitigate foodborne threats; and, identified opportunities to reduce future threats to the nation’s food supply through the use of a “One Health” approach to food safety. Improving Food Safety Through a One Health Approach: Workshop Summary covers the events of the workshop and explains the recommendations for future related workshops.

NYT Article on One Health

Vets and Physicians Find Research Parallels

Great New York Times article on One Health!

Dr. Lisa Fortier, our Niemeyer lecturer on September 21st, is featured. As is Dr. Jonathan Levine, who trained with Dr. Coates.

Learn more about One Health

New One Health Research Guide

Check out the new One Health/One Medicine Research Guide at: https://libraryguides.missouri.edu/onehealth . Includes information on the One Health Initiative; campus strengths; articles; books; statistics; and more!

Changes at the Vet Library

Congratulations to Trenton and Kate on new appointments!

Consolidation of the veterinary and health sciences historical collections of the MU Libraries is underway. The collections will be curated by a librarian with an outstanding reputation for scholarship in the history of veterinary medicine.

Trenton Boyd has accepted a new position in the MU Libraries: Distinguished Librarian Curator of Medical and Veterinary Historical Collections. The appointment is the culmination of forty-two years of veterinary librarianship as Head of the veterinary library. Trenton is well-known for his scholarship in veterinary history and his long-term, visionary leadership in the field of veterinary librarianship at the national and international levels.

In his new role, Trenton Boyd will highlight publications of historical interest related to veterinary and medical sciences housed in the MU Libraries, bringing visibility and scholarship to the veterinary and health sciences historical collection. Trenton will be relocating to the Health Sciences Library to be in close proximity to the collections. Trenton’s duties will include curating the archives of the College of Veterinary Medicine, and he will continue to be available for any historical questions you may have.

Kate Anderson will assume the role of Interim Head, Veterinary Medical Library, based on her seven years of successful service as Specialized Services Librarian in the Health Sciences and Veterinary Medical Libraries. Over the past two and a half years, Kate has also served as the Mizzou Advantage Liaison for the MU Libraries.

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New JVME article on searching the literature

Check out this new article in JVME on searching the veterinary literature.

Searching the Veterinary Literature: A Comparison of the Coverage of Veterinary Journals by Nine Bibliographic Databases
Douglas J.C. Grindlay, Marnie L. Brennan, Rachel S. Dean
Journal of Veterinary Medical Education (2012) Epub ahead of print

http://jvmeonline.metapress.com/content/t038747107600197/?p=4c0292411a7e4977ac7257a27b2a3f15&pi=7

Abstract:

A thorough search of the literature to find the best evidence is central to the practice of evidence-based veterinary medicine. This requires knowing which databases to search to maximize journal coverage. The aim of the present study was to compare the coverage of active veterinary journals by nine bibliographic databases to inform future systematic reviews and other evidence-based searches. Coverage was assessed using lists of included journals produced by the database providers. For 121 active veterinary journals in the “Basic List of Veterinary Medical Serials, Third Edition,” the percentage coverage was the highest for Scopus (98.3%) and CAB Abstracts (97.5%). For an extensive list of 1,139 journals with significant veterinary content compiled from a variety of sources, coverage was much greater in CAB Abstracts (90.2%) than in any other database, the next highest coverage being in Scopus (58.3%). The maximum coverage of the extensive journal list that could be obtained in a search without including CAB Abstracts was 69.8%. It was concluded that to maximize journal coverage and avoid missing potentially relevant evidence, CAB Abstracts should be included in any veterinary literature search.

Please note: as of 7/25, we don't yet have this article in the library. But we can get it for you!

Finch Report on Open Access

The Working Group on Expanding Access to Published Research Findings (U.K.) has recently published  “Accessibility, sustainability, excellence: how to expand access to research publications.” It’s know as the Finch Report after chair Dame Janet Finch. Check it out online!

Finch Report

The report states:

“The principle that the results of research that has been publicly funded should be freely accessible in the public domain is a compelling one, and fundamentally unanswerable. Effective publication and dissemination is essential to realising that principle, especially for communicating to non-specialists. Improving the flows of the information and knowledge that researchers produce will promote

  • enhanced transparency, openness and accountability, and public engagement with research;
  • closer linkages between research and innovation, with benefits for public policy and services, and for economic growth;
  • improved efficiency in the research process itself, through increases in the amount of information that is readily accessible, – reductions in the time spent in finding it, and greater use of the latest tools and services to organise, manipulate and analyse it; and
  • increased returns on the investments made in research, especially the investments from public funds.”

Science Magazine’s recap: UK Panel Backs Open Access for All Publicly Funded Research Papers

Additional info: UK Says It Will Move to Open Access for Publicly Funded Research