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Nancy Linnehan
April 12, 2017

Join us for the Gerald F. Berlin Prize for Creative Writing Award Ceremony and Readings on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 12:00 – 1:30, in Amphitheater III (S6-102). Bring your own lunch, desserts will be provided.

Berlin Awards

The Gerald F. Berlin Prize is awarded for creative writing, prose or poetry, written by UMass medical students, residents, fellows, graduate students, and nursing students in programs based at UMass Medical School, Berkshire Medical Center or Worcester Medical Center/St. Vincent's.

For more information about the Award, including the work of previous winners, please visit www.richardmberlin.com and go to the Gerald F. Berlin Creative Writing Award section of the website.

Sponsors: Dr. Richard Berlin, Humanities in Medicine Committee of the Lamar Soutter Library, and the Liaison Committee for Interprofessional Curriculum (LCIC) of the Office of Educational Affairs.

Thanks to Sue Collette, Administrative Education Program Coordinator,  Office of Undergraduate Medical Education for her assistance with obtaining the ceremony venue.

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Penny Glassman
April 11, 2017

On Patriot’s Day, Monday, April 17, 2017, the library will be open from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

The library is accessible 24/7 for eligible patrons using their ID badge.

Scholarly Communications
Lisa Palmer
March 29, 2017

NIH released NOT-OD-17-050 on March 24, 2017, about citing preprints and other interim research products in applications and progress reports.  While the inclusion of preprints and interim research products is not required, NIH encourages investigators to make them publicly available in repositories to speed the dissemination and enhance the rigor of their work. 

The change is effective for all applications submitted for the May 25, 2017 due date and thereafter, and for RPPRs submitted on or after May 25, 2017.

Preprints and interim research products

Preprints are generally defined as the author-created first version of a journal manuscript submitted to a publisher, before peer review.  Other interim research products include white papers and annual reports.  These materials do not fall under the NIH public access policy. Read more about the use of preprints in the life sciences from ASAPbio, a scientist-driven initiative to promote the productive use of preprints.  See also NIH's Interim Research Products FAQ.

Sharing interim research products through eScholarship@UMMS

While there are many options for publicly sharing preprints (including bioRxiv and PeerJ Preprints), the UMMS institutional repository, eScholarship@UMMS, managed by the Lamar Soutter Library, can also serve as a home for your preprints and other interim research products that you wish to make publicly available.

Why you should consider disseminating your preprints through eScholarship@UMMS:

  • Free for UMass Medical School researchers
  • DOIs, Creative Commons licenses, and usage statistics can  be provided, as specified in the NIH announcement
  • Ability to include supplemental material such as additional tables, video files, etc.
  • Digital materials are permanently archived for the purpose of ensuring long-term availability and accessibility
  • Managed by the library

Here is an example of a preprint archived in eScholarship@UMMS:

http://escholarship.umassmed.edu/ortho_pp/184/

The library wants to help you disseminate your preprints and gain increased exposure and citations for your research.  If you have any questions about our repository services or are interested in depositing a preprint with us, please contact Lisa Palmer (lisa.palmer@umassmed.edu).

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Penny Glassman
March 28, 2017

Please join the library in the Library Computer Lab on Friday, March 31st at 2:00pm for the Webinar:The Role of Information Scholars and Professionals in Responding to Fake News, Misinformation, and Propaganda.

In an era where fake news, misinformation, and propaganda are circulated rapidly via social media and destabilize traditional expertise and authority, information scholars and professionals are called upon to respond. We must engage in the public conversation about misinformation and its effects, and support those working to counteract it. Moreover, we need to educate future information professionals who can engage in these conversations and who can help others develop digital literacy skills. Perhaps now more than ever, digital literacy matters, not just as a skill set to enable citizens to analyze and evaluate the information they encounter; it is critical to many important social phenomena, including positive health outcomes (of particular importance when so much health information is now obtained online), workforce development, and participative governance. Increasingly, governments are delivering information and services only online, which requires citizens to be digitally literate in order to access that information.

Digital literacy is also recognized as an essential competency for job performance, since information gathering, manipulation, and application are key work tasks. In light of the relevance and urgency of digital literacy, this webinar will explore ways we can educate information professionals to empower citizens to become discerning information consumers, and will explore the many challenges to the digital literacy agenda.

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Nancy Linnehan
March 27, 2017

The Artist in Residence Series Presents “Discovering Architecture: A Visual Exploration of Our Built Environment” by Ryan Hacker, Exhibiting March 31 - May 31, 2017.

R. Hacker Photography

 

Ryan B. Hacker is an architectural designer who has worked with the Facilities Engineering & Construction team at UMass Medical School since 2012. A BFA graduate of Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, Ryan has extensive background in technical settings: Over the last four and a half years, he has built numerous clean room, laboratory, and mechanical spaces, as well as office-zoned occupancies. He was designer/coordinator for the lab fit-ups at the Albert Sherman Center in 2012 and 2013. Currently, Ryan is working on the Commonwealth’s new 22,000 SF Newborn Screening Program laboratory and headquarters, serving as principal draftsmen for that job, and assistant project manager for its construction.

In his free time, the 27 year old Massachusetts native enjoys road tripping around New England, taking photos of his travels, good eats, and community service. He is Treasurer and Director of Support Our Fine Arts, Inc., (SOFA) a 501c3 non-profit that supports and promotes public arts education in Worcester, MA, and also serves as a municipal Election Warden and Massachusetts Notary Public.

A sampling of Ryan's photography can be found on Flickr:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/30525614@N02/

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Penny Glassman
March 13, 2017

The Lamar Soutter Library will be closed on Tuesday, March 14, 2017.

The library will be closed and not staffed from 9:00 PM on Monday, March 13, 2017 until 7:30 AM on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. 

The library will remain accessible for eligible patrons using their ID badge.

According to the National Weather Service, the winter storm will bring significant snowfall and high winds to the region that may impact non-essential operations on our campus. For updates on the status of the UMMS campuses, visit the UMMS Home page and click on the “Campus Status” link or call the UMMS weather information line at 508-856-4000.

Education & Clinical Services
Len Levin
March 10, 2017

JoMI, the Journal of Medical Insight, has added new videos of procedures in orthopedics, neurosurgery and head and neck surgery.

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The Journal of Medical Insight (JoMI) is a surgical video journal providing high quality, peer-reviewed videos of procedures performed by the best surgeons in their fields.  Content includes orthopedics, orthopedic trauma, neurosurgery, otolaryngology, urology, general and pediatric surgery.  Each video/article includes a peer-reviewed case description, diagnostic images and a full video of each procedure from incision to closure.

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Scholarly Communications
February 21, 2017

February means Fair Use Week! This week of February 20 – 24 marks the tradition of reflecting on and appreciating the importance of the Fair Use doctrine in copyright law.

Come by the library and visit our Fair Use Week display to learn more and to test your Fair Use interpretation skills!

Fair Use Week 2017 Cases displayCopyright is a set of exclusive legal rights granted to the creators of works that allows them to control the copying, reuse, redistribution, creation of derivatives, and performance of their works. While copyright allows creators to benefit from their works, particularly financially, copyright also has some important limitations that benefit the public, including term limits and the public domain.

Fair use is one of these important legal limitations, and it allows for the use of copyrighted materials without permission under certain circumstances.  It is an interpretation of one's use of copyrighted material, where the benefits of use outweigh the exclusive rights of the copyright holder. Fair Use is an important public benefit; the reuse of existing cultural and scientific materials is an integral part of creating new works, conducting new research, teaching, and engaging in discourse.

To make a Fair Use determination, each of four factors is considered together and on a case-by-case basis. While typical fair uses include commentary and parody, reporting and research, education, and transformative uses such as indexing for search, these uses in themselves do not guarantee that one’s use is a Fair Use. Each use must be evaluated for its purpose, the nature of the work being used, the amount of the work being used, and the effect that the use will have on value of the work being used.

More information is available through these online resources:

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Robert Vander Hart
February 9, 2017

Due to inclement weather, the library will close at 5:00 PM on Thursday, February 9, 2017.

The library will remain accessible at any time for eligible patrons using their ID badge.

 

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Robert Vander Hart
January 13, 2017

On Monday, January 16, 2017, which is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the library will be open from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

The library is always open for UMMS members with 24/7 card access.

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