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Health Related Web Site Usage by Persons with Serious Mental Illness: Design and Use of a Heath Literacy Survey Tool

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 8:32pm

Objectives: A health literacy focused web site review survey was designed as an initial step in a multi-institutional project to build a website for persons with serious mental illness to help them better understand issues relating to their physical health. This presentation will describe the design, testing, implementation and results of this survey tool.

Methods: The literature shows that persons with serious mental illness (SMI) approach the use of online health information differently than the general population. In 2015, the University of Massachusetts, in collaboration with other academic medical institutions, received a grant to build a new website for persons with SMI that will teach them how to find high quality online health information and will specifically guide them to information about their physical health. As a first step, the project team created a health literacy based survey tool to evaluate current health websites for their utility with an SMI audience. The survey was designed using and building upon an existing validated instrument. It was administered to experts on mental and physical disease. Results will be used to determine quality indicators of the new site and to selected sites to which it will link.

Results: 13 reviewers were identified to complete the survey. Four of the identified participants did not complete the task and others were identified to take their places. Ten participants ultimately completed the surveys. Participants were asked to review between four and five websites focusing on four different topics – cardiovascular health, diabetes, obesity and smoking – all comorbidities with prevalence in the SMI community. The websites were chosen based on Google searches that were performed using examples of layperson searches observed in preliminary focus group activities. The top five non-advertiser-supported sites were included. The survey consisted of 61 questions. The questions were developed using existing open access survey tools (e.g., the DISCERN instrument) and findings on website usage by people with SMI that were discovered in the existing literature. Questions focused on format, navigation, usability and credibility of the sites. Questions were also asked about any etiologic, diagnostic, therapeutic or prognostic information contained in the sites. 65 responses were received.

Conclusion: Results of the survey demonstrated a sampling of health websites that met the criteria for effective use with an SMI population. The authors believe that this survey could also be adapted and used as a general comprehensive health website evaluation tool. It will be made available as an open access document.

Partial clinical remission in type 1 diabetes: a comparison of the accuracy of total daily dose of insulin of <0.3 units/kg/day to the gold standard insulin-dose adjusted hemoglobin A1c of ≤9 for the detection of partial clinical remission

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 7:31pm

BACKGROUND: It is unclear whether the gold standard test for the detection of partial clinical remission (PCR) in new-onset type 1 diabetes (T1D), the insulin-dose adjusted Hemoglobin A1c (IDAA1c) of ≤9, is superior to a new tool, total daily dose of insulin (TDD) of

METHODS: A retrospective analysis of 204 subjects of ages 2-14 years, mean age 7.9±3.2 years, (male 7.8±3.4 years, [n=98]; female 7.9±3.0 years, [n=106], p=0.816) with new-onset T1D. Anthropometric and biochemical data were collected for the first 36 months of disease. PCR was defined by both IDAA1c≤9 and TDD

RESULTS: There were 86 (42.2%) (age 9.1±3.0 years; male 57%) remitters by IDAA1c≤9 criterion, and 82 (40.2%) remitters (age 7.3±2.8 years) by TDD of

CONCLUSIONS: There were no significant differences in the number of remitters, duration of PCR, or the time of peak remission defined by IDAA1c of ≤9 or TDD of

Are risk assessments racially biased?: Field study of the SAVRY and YLS/CMI in probation

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 10:22am

Risk assessment instruments are widely used by juvenile probation officers (JPOs) to make case management decisions; however, few studies have investigated whether these instruments maintain their predictive validity when completed by JPOs in the field. Moreover, the validity of these instruments for use with minority groups has been called into question. This field study examined the predictive validity of both the Structured Assessment of Violence Risk in Youth (SAVRY; n = 383) and the Youth Level of Service/Case Management Inventory (YLS/CMI; n = 359) for reoffending when completed by JPOs. The study also compared Black and White youth to examine the presence of test bias. The SAVRY and YLS/CMI significantly predicted reoffending at the test level, with most of the variance in reoffending accounted for by dynamic risk scales not static scales. The instruments did not differentially predict reoffending as a function of race but Black youth scored higher than White youth on the YLS/CMI scale related to official juvenile history. The implications for use of risk assessments in the field are discussed.

Meet the Experts Panel and Q&A

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 6:00pm

The panel will address questions submitted by registrants and take questions from the audience.

Coffee Break

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 5:45pm

Digital Commons: an ETD Evolution

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 5:25pm

DigitalCommons@UMaine has seen it all with our Electronic Theses and Dissertations community: migrating content from a legacy site, batch loading, filtering content into other communities, building integrated workflows for multiple departments and finally realizing the goal of student/author direct postings. Our ETD is one of the most popular series in our institutional repository with great support along the way from the bepress team.

ResearchGate vs. the Institutional Repository: Competition or Complement?

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 5:15pm

The popularity of ResearchGate and indicates that scholars want to share their work, yet to librarians tasked with implementing an Open Access policy, it can appear as though faculty are willing to invest more time uploading articles to academic social networks—often in violation of publisher policies—than in submitting articles for deposit in the institutional repository. In this lightning talk, we will present the results of a population study and survey that revealed the practices, attitudes, and motivations of faculty at the University of Rhode Island around depositing their work in ResearchGate and complying with our permissions-based Open Access Policy. While the majority of URI faculty do not use either service, we were surprised to find that faculty who share articles through ResearchGate are more likely to comply with the Open Access Policy, not less, suggesting that librarians should not view academic social networks as a threat. We discovered that a significant barrier to compliance with the OA Policy is the fact that it targets the author’s accepted manuscript version of articles and that misunderstandings about copyright leave authors confused about options for legally sharing their work.

Expanding the IR with Emeritus Publications

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 5:05pm

A brief overview of the ways in which we’re trying to work with emeritus faculty to gather all of their scholarship into ScholarWorks@UMassAmherst while at the same time creating faculty researcher profile pages using SelectedWorks.

Storage Made Simple: Preserving Digital Objects with bepress Archive and Amazon S3

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 4:55pm

One of the “purposeful pathways” in the UMass Medical School Lamar Soutter Library’s 2016-2020 strategic plan is to “responsibly preserve institutional investments in purchased and unique content” [1]. Upon completion of the strategic plan, the library began to investigate digital preservation services for its institutional repository on the Digital Commons platform, eScholarship@UMMS. Although content on bepress platforms is protected by a robust infrastructure that includes multiple backups and cloud storage with Amazon Glacier, the library was interested in an additional level of preservation and control, at a minimal cost. After researching various options over many months, in 2016 the library implemented the new bepress Archive service [2], which works with Amazon’s Simple Storage Service (S3) [3] to provide a real-time archive of repository content and metadata. This presentation will describe the implementation process and the library’s experience to date with bepress Archive and Amazon S3.


Keeping Track of Embargo Records: The Utilization of Google Apps

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 4:45pm

This embargo reminder helps keep track of the embargo period of the scholarly work deposited in Creative Matter, the institutional repository of Skidmore College. A number of Google Apps is featured in this reminder, including Google Forms, formMule (a Google Forms add-on), Google Sheets and Google Calendar. Its advantages include:

1. Free of charge

2. Easy implementation

3. Full integration with Google Calendar

4. Live Statistics

Recent and Upcoming Developments from bepress

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 4:00pm

This presentation will discuss recent and upcoming developments from bepress, including:

  • Improvements to the Expert Gallery Suite, like contact buttons, badges, and easy embed options
  • New tools to support reporting on campus
  • Results of our harvesting pilot
  • Support for ORCID research identifiers
  • New option to host streaming content through bepress

"Birds of a Feather" Networking Lunch

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 3:00pm

Putting the Journal of eScience Librarianship on the Map

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 2:35pm

This case study explores the evolution of the library published Journal of eScience Librarianship (JeSLIB), as it evolves to continue to serve librarians faced with the many challenges of a data driven environment. JeSLIB is an open access, peer-reviewed journal published by the Lamar Soutter Library at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. The library publishes JeSLIB through its eScholarship@UMMS repository on the bepress Digital Commons platform.

JeSLIB was at the forefront of thinking about the “library as scholarly publisher” and sought to fill a need for librarians to learn about new challenges related to scientific research data. The journal provides mechanisms for authors to confidently share their work under an appropriately selected Creative Commons license. JeSLIB is also committed to spreading the scholarly work of the profession, and uses Altmetrics to track where readers are sharing articles to. Additionally, the adoption of social media platforms, including YouTube and Twitter, has allowed the journal to interact with readers and authors in new ways.

The journal’s team of librarian editors has acquired new skills and expertise in all facets of scholarly publishing to the benefit of the library. Running a publishing program can serve as a critical tool to help librarians cultivate new partnerships and roles.

Since starting the journal five years ago, the editorial team has reworked its scope to include newer developments within data science. In thinking about reframing the journal to remain relevant and current, the editors recently conducted an extensive review and revision of the journal’s policies as well as updating the journal’s website.

Through this presentation, the editors will share their experiences supporting open access of research, rethinking scholarly publishing, and advancing scientific communication.

Migrating to the Open: Moving Scholarly Journals to the IR

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 2:10pm

In the past year the University of New Hampshire School of Law Library moved three journals off of the shelves and into our repository. All three are very different in scope and format which necessitated a customized approach for each.

It’s important to consider the unique attributes of each journal when setting it up in Digital Commons. For example we had publications that changed names over time, we had combined issues on some years but not on others, and we had used some inconsistent editorial practices all over the place. These all needed to be addressed before we could ingest the archive of back issues into the IR.

We also had to make decisions about new editorial roles and responsibilities for upcoming issues and make sure that those decisions gelled with the process that we were using for uploading back issues. While we are still refining our metadata and are in the process of creating tutorials for our editors to use, we have seen the success of our journals in action; one was quoted in the New York Times and another one was on

Moving publications from print or static web pages into Digital Commons is an exciting way to boost the visibility and viability of a journal.

Morning Break

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 2:00pm

You’ll L-O-V-E Our IR: Building Faculty and Administration Buy-In as You Build Your Repository

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 1:35pm

You know how great your IR is going to be, but how do you convey that to the faculty and administration at your institution? That was one of the challenges the Cardozo Law Library faced as we started working on LARC, our Digital Commons repository, and building out Selected Works. The challenge of appealing to two distinct groups (with plenty of sub-groups) was just the beginning. From the initial discussions of what an IR is and why open access is important to determining how the platform could be best utilized to encompass all scholarship to laying out workflows and providing realistic expectations, we championed LARC. Find out how we crafted LARC’s mission, reached out to faculty, and aligned ourselves with institutional objectives to get everyone (mostly) on the LARC-bandwagon.

Who Us?: A Government Documents Librarian and a Projects Specialist Collaborate on Establishing an Institutional Repository

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 1:10pm

Our talk focuses on how a government documents librarian, with professional experience in social sciences and information literacy and a projects specialist with experience in fundraising and research were thrust into leadership roles for establishing an Institutional Repository at Montclair State University with no prior experience. Our seemingly unrelated backgrounds served us well to bring an essential and much needed service to our university. As “Agents of Change,” we will discuss the process involved for promoting the value of the Repository to administration, faculty and library staff through our own antidotes for success based on our extensive research and collaboration.

Introducing a new service such as an Institutional Repository requires the development of a range of new skills and expertise. It forced us to examine our traditional roles within the library and the greater academic community and to address the shifting nature of libraries in an emerging and changing information landscape. Librarians must be open to embracing our changing roles and in developing new competencies in scholarly communication and open access and requires the enhancing and cultivating of skills that many librarians already possess. But for a non-librarian, such as a Projects Specialist, embracing a new role was somewhat more challenging. Because not only did the Projects Specialist need to acquire certain knowledge and skills related to professional librarianship she also needed to translate those skills into a new professional ethos. The collaboration and merging of our experiences and skills as well as the obtaining of new competencies and knowledge, helped us drive home the importance of how an institutional repository would have a significant impact on our campus as well as the greater community and how it would also support the institutional mission of our university.


Fri, 07/28/2017 - 1:00pm

Registration and Networking

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 12:30pm