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Appy Hour Recaps: March and May

On Tuesday, March 17, Amanda Truong, a School of Medicine student, presented March Appy Hour“VisualDx”. VisualDx is a “decision support software designed by clinicians to aid medical professionals in the diagnosis of visually identifiable diseases.” Amanda is very interested in dermatology and discovered the app while working in Ghana with the University of Utah’s Department of Dermatology. Read more about her experience here. At Appy Hour, Amanda demo-ed the app and guided the audience through the quiz feature. As a student, Amanda finds the quiz feature very useful for studying. VisualDx is a very unique software!

May 6 Appy HourJena Andrus and Karen O’Toole from the Huntsman Cancer Institute presented “Check Yourself” on Wednesday, May 6. Check Yourself is an app for breast examination. The app guides users though self-examination steps and allows them to schedule alerts for monthly checks. There are other breast self-examination apps available on the market; the audience of Check Yourself seems to be a younger population. Karen recommends that people use their finger pads instead of finger tips; Check Yourself did not made this specification. Overall, Check Yourself is a good app and it encourages self-examination!

Both VisualDx and Check Yourself are available for Android and iOS. View other featured Appy Hour apps here.

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Withdrawal of Informa Healthcare Titles from “Get It Now” Service

In January 2015, the publisher Informa Healthcare announced that its portfolio of 180 journals would be taken over by the academic publishing division of Taylor & Francis.

As part of that transition, Taylor & Francis re-evaluated the cost-per-article fee charged for all Informa Healthcare titles, including those made available through the Library’s Get It Now article delivery service.

As of May 2015, Taylor & Francis implemented new, significantly higher, costs for all articles purchased from Informa Healthcare journals.  In many instances the cost rose by 145%. This has resulted in Informa Healthcare journals now charging between $61 and $98 per individual article.

The Library has evaluated the impact of the cost increase on our overall budget for Get It Now services and has determined that the 145% escalation in price is unsustainable and cannot be supported.

Effective immediately, the Library is withdrawing its current suite of 19 Informa Healthcare titles from Get It Now. Those titles are:

Acta oto-laryngologica *
Brain injury: BI *
Cell communication & adhesion *
Clinical toxicology *
Critical reviews in microbiology *
Current eye research *
Current medical research and opinion
Expert opinion on biological therapy
Expert opinion on investigational drugs
Expert opinion on pharmacotherapy
Journal of dermatological treatment *
Journal of immunotoxicology
Journal of interprofessional care *
Leukemia & lymphoma *
Medical teacher *
Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology *
Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases *
Ultrastructural pathology
Xenobiotica

Starred titles are those to which the Library maintains either an active subscription (in which case it was only the backfile content that was available via Get It Now) or has access via an aggregator such as EBSCOhost (in which case it was only the embargoed content that was available via Get It Now).

It is regrettable that the Library had to withdraw these journal titles from Get It Now, but the drastic publisher price increase made such an action unavoidable. For questions or concerns, please contact Christy Jarvis 801-581-3031.

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Happy FDLP Anniversary Eccles Library!

May 7th marks 45 years the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library has been a designated member of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP.)  Eccles Library is one of 9 libraries in Utah and one of almost 1,200 libraries nationwide the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) partners with “to provide free public access to published information on all three branches of the Federal Government.”

Providing digital-only access to online collections of thousands of Federal Government documents, our research guide is a portal into federal government data and statistics for the health sciences.

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Artist In Residence (AIR) & Photovoice Exhibition at Eccles Library

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Please join the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library in welcoming the Artist In Residence (AIR) & Photovoice Exhibition to the main level of the library. Throughout the month of May, Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) patients, caregivers, and staff will exhibit artworks and photos created in the Artist in Residence program and the Photovoice with Adult Cancer Survivors study.

The exhibit will be on display at the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, from May 1 – 31.  An opening reception will be held on Wednesday, May 6 from 5:30-7:30PM.

Artist in Residence is a program offered through HCI’s Linda B. and Robert B. Wiggins Wellness and Integrative Health Center and funded by LiveStrong and the Creative Center. The program features a local artist teaching workshops at HCI to patients, their families, and staff. Art projects run the gamut from paintings to ceramics to jewelry.

The Photovoice study, a collaboration between HCI Patient and Family Support and the University of Utah College of Social Work, explores how cancer can affect identity and personal development. In this study, cancer survivors use photography to share stories with peers who have had similar experiences.

Learn more about the experiences of Jaehee Yi, PhD, HCI investigator and principal investigator of the Photovoice study, program participant Teri Kaplan, and Colour Maisch, the current Artist in Residence on HCI’s Circle of Hope blog.

This collection will be on display on the main level of the library from May 1st through the 31st.

Come and admire this incredible artwork!

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Appy Hour, Wednesday, May 6, 2:30-3:30pm

Appy Hour IconJoin Us. Drop In. Come on Over.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 2:30-3:30 PM
Synapse, Garden Level, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library

Relax and chat with your colleagues for a mid-afternoon break! Join us for refreshments and conversation. Share your favorite app.

Featured App: Check Yourself

Presentation at 2:45 PM by Jen Andrus, Health Educator, and Karen O’Toole, Clinical Research Coordinator, Huntsman Cancer Institute.

Have you seen the Edges of Light: Images of Breast Transformation exhibit at the Eccles Health Sciences Library? Check Yourself is an app for breast examination. The app guides you though self-examination steps and allows you to schedule alerts for monthly checks.

Continue reading »

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EHSL Seeks an Assistant Director, National Library of Medicine Training Center

The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library at the University of Utah seeks an imaginative team leader with progressive ideas to lead the National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC). The Assistant Director reports directly to the Associate Director of the NN/LM MidContinental Region. The Assistant Director plans and implements the activity of the NTC; supervises NTC professional and support staff; and, in conjunction with National Library of Medicine staff, coordinates the activities of the NTC with other components of the NN/LM program, in order to support the effective use of NLM information products and services. With the NTC team, the Assistant Director assures compliance with all elements of the Statement of Work that is part of the contract with the National Library of Medicine and develops and implements a strategic program plan for the NTC, including the appropriate assessment and evaluation of instruction. The individual in this position prepares an annual budget and supervises the timely delivery of class reports, quarterly reports, annual reports, and evaluation reports. The Assistant Director conducts online and in-person training classes throughout the United States on PubMed, TOXNET and other topics related to training and NLM resources and coordinates NCBI training. The NTC web site, social media plan, and national and regional class registration system falls under the Assistant Director’s supervision. Responsibilities also include monitoring new developments related to NLM products and services and monitoring, disseminating and incorporating new information and trends related to distance learning, adult learning and instruction. Position is a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position.

For more information on duties, qualifications, etc. please view our job listing http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/40608 >

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New DynaMed App! Easy to Install

Downloading the DynaMed app is easy!

  1. Download the app from the iTunes Store or Google Play.
  2. Access DynaMed from the Library’s home page.
  3. Click on Mobile at the top of the screen in the blue bar (see screenshot):dynamed_mobile
  4. When prompted, enter your university email address. An authentication key will be emailed to you.  Check your email for a message from donotreply@ebsco.com.  The subject line of the email will say “Instructions and Authentication – EBSCOhost iPhone and Android Apps”.
  5. Open the email from your mobile device.
  6. Within 48 hours, tap on the link in the email to authenticate the app.
    Note: after 48 hours, users will need to request a new authentication key.
  7. The device should be ready to go!
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Edges of Light: Images of Breast Transformation

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Kimberly Myers, Ph.D., associate professor of Humanities and English at Penn State Hershey College of Medicine, and member at the Doctors Kienle Center for Humanistic Medicine, will visit the University of Utah in conjunction with the opening of the traveling art exhibit, “Edges of Light: Images of Breast Transformation.  The exhibit includes photographs by Wendy Palmer and verbal reflections by Kimberly Myers and will be shown at the Spencer S. Eccles Health Science Library, April 13-May 15, 2015.

OPENING LECTURE:  An Aesthetic of Illness: De/Re- Constructing Breast Cancer through Lens and Ink. Monday, April 13, 2015, 3:30-5:00 pm, Tanner Humanities Building, the Jewel Box (Rm 143)

 

OPENING RECEPTION:  Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 4:00-6:00 pm

Upper Level, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library (EHSL)

 

EXHIBIT:  April 13-May 15, 2015, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library (EHSL)

Library Hours & Directions:  http://tinyurl.com/EHSLhours-directions

Due to the subject matter of this exhibit, it may not be appropriate for all audiences.  Parental guidance is suggested.

 

ADDITIONAL PRESENTATIONS:  http://medicine.utah.edu/internalmedicine/medicalethics/

Dr. Myers is the author of Illness in the Academy: A Collection of Pathographies by Academics (Purdue University Press, 2007). A book signing will be held at both the Opening Tanner Humanities Lecture and the Evening Ethics Discussion.

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Appy Hour, Tuesday, March 17, 2:00-3:00pm

Appy Hour IconJoin Us. Drop In. Come on Over.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 2:00-3:00 PM
Synapse, Garden Level, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library

Relax and chat with your colleagues for a mid-afternoon break! Join us for refreshments and conversation. Share your favorite app.

Featured App: VisualDx

Presentation at 2:15 PM by Amanda Truong, a School of Medicine Student.

VisualDx is a decision support tool for diagnosing visually identifiable diseases. Search directly for a disease or build your case! Come find out how Amanda used VisualDx while working in Ghana; click here to read her eSynapse article about the experience. Continue reading »

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Appy Hour Recaps: December 2014 and February 2015

On Friday, December 12, Lisa Carcelli presented “MyFitnessPal”. This app was used during the University of Utah’s Holiday Fitness Challenge. MyFitnessPal is an all-encompassing health tracker. In addition to the fitness and food tracking options, there are several great features. Lisa’s favorite feature is the bar-code scanner to upload food/drink products into her tracker. Give MyFitnessPal a try! Continue reading »

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