VOL. 30 NO. 1 January 2009

 

 

Dean’s First Faculty Open House

More than 150 faculty enjoyed and benefitted from the Dean’s Faculty Open House on December 12, 2008. Following a welcome by Dean Pascal Goldschmidt and Library Director Mary Moore, faculty saw, many for the first time, the extensive revitalization of the Library’s interior and exterior accomplished during 2008. Although highlights of the revitalization have appeared in issues of this newsletter, the overall effect of a bright, beautiful and welcoming Library, with a wide array of areas for study, informatics training and assistance, meetings and relaxation, is best appreciated with a visit.


The new Library is also a very supportive facility for faculty to visit with and learn what friends and colleagues are doing and to explore possible collaborations. Finding collaborators within the University and throughout the world is the focus of Collexis, one of the new databases demonstrated by a Collexis representative during the reception that will soon be available.


Representatives of other new databases – Isabel, QUOSA, Scopus and the new UpToDate subscription at the University of Miami Hospital – demonstrated the unique and powerful capabilities of these resources. Posters of resources for clinicians, researchers and educators and presentations on the renovation project and new community service initiative were available.


If you were unable to attend the Open House, please take a moment to visit with us. To arrange for a brief tour and/or a demonstration of one of the new databases, please contact Joaquin (Joe) Arriaga at jarriaga@med.miami.edu/305-243-6648.

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New E-Journals

Effective January, 2009, the following electronic journals are now accessible University-wide:

Mary Ann Liebert Collection – The complete collection includes 76 health sciences titles.

Nature Clinical Practice Journals: NCP Cardiovascular Medicine, Endocrinology & Metabolism, Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Rheumatology and Urology. These subscriptions were made possible by a newly formed consortium of the now seven medical school libraries in Florida.

Also:

Archives of Dermatology, 1920-1996
Archives of Ophthalmology, 1929-1996
Autophagy, 2005-
Channels, 2007-
Hormone and Metabolic Research, 2000-
International Journal of Sports Medicine, 2000-
Journal of Clinical Ethics, 2005-
Methods in Cell Biology, 1995-
Physiology, 2004-
Seminars in Liver Disease, 2000-
Seminars in Neurology, 2000-
Seminars in Radiation Oncology, 1991-
Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgeon, 2000-

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E-Database News

DynaMed – You can now link from references in DynaMed to all available full text.

Grants Portal, an organized array of important resources for successful grant applications, was created by Vedana Vaidhyanathan for the Calder website.

ISI Proceedings is now the Conference Proceedings Citation Index and is integrated within Web of Science. Your searches of Science and Technology Citation Index now include book-based proceedings as well as the journal literature. You can also track the influence and impact of individual proceedings papers and discover where researchers are presenting papers.

MD Consult Patient Education component was expanded with 3,600 new 1- and 2-page patient education handouts from ADAM, Inc. The new

handouts are available in both English and Spanish and include high-quality medical illustrations.

PsycINFO, PsycARTICLES, PsycCRITIQUES, PsycEXTRA and Mental Measurements Yearbook on EBSCO – The Otto G. Richter Library changed its APA subscriptions from the Ovid SP to the EBSCO Host platform in December. Please contact Mrs. Carmen Bou-Crick at 305-355-9073/ CBou@med.miami.edu for help with the EBSCO platform.

Tests in Print, a bibliography of all known commercially available tests currently in print in the English Language, is now accessible University-wide.

UpToDate is now accessible at the University of Miami Hospital on all computers on the Hospital’s network.

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More On-Site Facility News

Single Service Desk – A beautiful new desk for reference and circulation faculty, staff and services and a new reception desk at the entrance are focal points of the newly upgraded first floor reading room.

Laptops Available for Use in Library – Five laptops are available at the service desk on the first floor for use in the Library. They can be checked out by University of Miami Miller School of Medicine faculty, staff and students for periods of two hours or less.

Monitors/Zero Gravity Chairs – For your relaxation and comfort, two large monitors, four zero gravity chairs and a massage chair are now available near the rear of the first floor. Four zero gravity chairs are also available by the large window on the second floor.

On-Site Usage Soars – The improvements and enhancements to the Library facility during the past year have seen a more than 20% increase in on-site usage.

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Family Visits the Dr. Martin B. Raskin Rare Book Collection

The family of the late Dr. Martin B. Raskin visited the Library on December 22, 2008 and viewed the processing that the Library had done for the Martin B. Raskin Rare Book Collection. The Library and the School are grateful to the Raskin family for their generous donations of priceless rare books over many years.

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Kudos

"I just wanted to take a moment to thank you and your team for maintaining such a helpful, friendly and useful operation at the Louis Calder Memorial Library. Your staff couldn’t be better, and I especially want to recognize Tanya Feddern and Jenny Garcia-Barcena for their exceptional service. They have both regularly and eagerly made the time and effort to teach me how to better search and more efficiently manage my efforts. What a pleasure!"
Keith Harrison Rubin, M.D.

"We enjoyed your visit to resident report today. We got very good feedback from the residents after the session. Thank you for helping us in our efforts to constantly improve the educational experiences for our trainees."
Victor Herrera, M.D.

"Thank you so much for all of your help and advice for my recent literature search/research project. I also sincerely appreciate all of the time and effort you’ve devoted to improving our medical education over the past few years."
Kate McCall, MS4

"I would like to acknowledge Peter Raposo and the staff at Biomedical Communications for the outstanding services that they provide. I have requested their help on numerous occasions (PowerPoint presentation, scientific posters, creating digital images from print) and have found them to be extremely knowledgeable, professional and accommodating."
Eugene Marcus Cooper, M.D., M.H.A

"In preparation for the American College of Gastroenterology meeting, it was really a pleasure working with Jose de Leon in creating several posters for presentation. He was easy to work with, extremely professional, and really exemplifies what it means to be a model employee here at the University of Miami. He was able to coordinate the work within a specific tight timeframe in addition to the myriads of other projects that had rapidly approaching deadlines as well."
Anupam K.Mohanty, M.D.

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