Preparing Multi-Project NIH Applications using ASSIST

April 22nd, 2014

Preparing Multi-Project NIH Applications using ASSIST
Friday, April 25, 2014
Kinross Building, Room 210
9:00 – 11:30 a.m.

This session is open to research administrators, PIs, and researchers who are involved in the preparation of multi-project NIH applications (type P and U) for the May 25, 2014 deadline that require the use of the ASSIST system.  Topics covered include:

  • Planning and organization of your team and application
  • Initiating the application in ASSIST
  • Managing application permissions and users
  • Building the application
  • Finalizing the application for OCGA review and submission

Formal registration is not required.

If you have any other questions, please contact Cindy Gilbert at cgilbert@research.ucla.edu.

Chocolate: from pod to package

April 18th, 2014

A mini-exhibit of old favorites and recent acquisitions in the History & Special Collections for the Sciences section of UCLA Library Special Collections is on display at the Louise M. Biomedical Library (1st floor lobby/research commons) through 30 April 2014.

Chocolate: from pod to package begins with the work of Francisco Hernández (1515-1587) and runs through items on loan from an extensive local collections of Peeps and Peepsiana. A highlight is the recently-purchased (from Zephyr Used & Rare Books in Vancouver, Washington) 1905 salesman’s sample travel case and book from Walter Baker & Co., the Dorchester, Massachusetts company which was awarded Grand Prize in St. Louis at the 1904 World’s Fair for its educational exhibit about the making of chocolate.

This exhibit is part of an occasional series, “This Just In: Recently Acquired Gifts and Purchases”.

 

Russell Johnson
Curator/Librarian
History & Special Collections for the Sciences
UCLA Library Special Collections

This Just In: Recently Acquired Gifts and Purchases

April 9th, 2014

A mini-exhibit of recent acquisitions in the History & Special Collections for the Sciences section of UCLA Library Special Collections is on display at the Louise M. Biomedical Library (4th floor public reading room) through 30 April 2014.

Items are headlined:

  • Collecting all sides of an issue
  • Everyone’s first book must be a book of verse
  • Failed separation of monozygotic (cow) twins
  • History of toilets
  • It’s a book … it was a book … it’s an artist’s book
  • Vaccination armband

This exhibit is part of an occasional series, “This Just In: Recently Acquired Gifts and Purchases”.

Russell Johnson
Curator/Librarian
History & Special Collections for the Sciences
UCLA Library Special Collections

Scopus Workshops for Researchers, March 13, 2014

March 5th, 2014

The UC campuses recently began a one year trial of the Scopus database.  Scopus is a multidisciplinary citation and abstract database for research literature and quality web sources, offering several unique tools for tracing, analyzing and visualizing research information in the social sciences, arts and humanities, and sciences, technology and medicine.

Join us for a workshop to learn how Scopus can help you:

• Find the latest research in your field
• Find other researchers doing work like yours
• Find the best journal to submit your work
• See who is citing you

 

This workshop will cover how to:

• Use Scopus to track, analyze and visualize research
• Use ORCID to solve the name ambiguity problem in research and scholarly communications
• Use Mendeley as a reference manager and PDF organizer to make the process of writing papers more efficient

 

Training for researchers in the sciences:

Date: Thursday, March 13, 2014

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Location: Biomedical Library, Classroom

 

Training for researchers in the social sciences and humanities:

Date: Thursday, March 13, 2014

Time: noon – 1:00 p.m.

Location: Young Research Library, West Electronic Classroom, 23167 (2nd floor)

BioOne website scheduled maintenance on Saturday, March 1

February 24th, 2014

This message was sent to us from BioOne:

We want to let you know the BioOne website will be undergoing maintenance starting Saturday, 1 March 2014 . Scheduled downtime will begin at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time (UTC-5) and may last up to 16 hours . During this time content and services on bioone.org will be unavailable.

Most scheduled maintenance on BioOne is completed within four hours. However, we will be performing upgrades to network equipment that require more time than the typical 4-hour window. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions please contact Library Services library.services@bioone.org .

Help the Library! Participate in Library Website Usability Testing

February 24th, 2014

USABILITY @ UCLA LIBRARY

Researching and addressing usability concerns for the library. 

The introduction of a new homepage is a first step in a larger site wide redesign process, and we are conducting “usability lite” drop in sessions next week to gather feedback on another more extensive UCLA Library homepage redesign that will provide a direction for the site-wide redesign. The sessions are drop-in and should only take 30 minutes of your time and will give you a preview (and a voice) in the next major redesign of the homepage.

 Who:  Library User Volunteers

 What:  Sneak Preview

UCLA Library Homepage Mock Up

         Your Thoughts?

Participate in a 30 minute drop-in session or you can comment on a print out

Where: Young Research Library – 1st Floor Pod

When:  Drop in during one of the following time slots:

Mon Feb 24 (1-4 pm)

Tues Feb 25 (1-4 pm)

Wed Feb 26 (10-Noon)

Any questions? Ask us!

National Library of Medicine (NLM) has updated Haz-Map with 481 new agents

February 13th, 2014

NLM has updated Haz-Map with 481 new agents, including 23 agents causing occupational asthma. Fifteen new hazardous job tasks linked to jobs and industries were also added in this update.

Haz-Map now covers over 9170 chemical and biological agents and 241 occupational diseases. http://hazmap.nlm.nih.gov/

Haz-Map is an occupational health database designed for health and safety professionals and for consumers seeking information about the health effects of exposure to chemicals and biologicals at work.  Haz-Map links jobs and hazardous tasks with occupational diseases and their symptoms. It currently covers over 5997 chemical and biological agents and 235 occupational diseases.

More information can be found at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/factsheets/hazmap.html

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NIH Public Access Policy Workshop on March 7, 2014

February 13th, 2014

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced that it would delay processing of renewals to PIs who are not in compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy beginning July 1, 2013.  Are you in compliance?  Make sure your funding isn’t at risk, and learn more about how to ensure that you comply with the Policy. We’ll discuss:

  • submission methods and how to be sure your article has successfully been submitted to PubMed Central
  • tools to help navigate compliance: My Bibliography
  • citing your compliant articles in grant applications and progress reports
  • your questions about the Policy and how to comply.

Class meets in the UCLA Biomedical Library Classroom (12-077X CHS), March 7, 2014, noon-1 p.m.  Please register to reserve your space.  Workshop will be taught by Vessela Ensberg, Data Curation Analyst.  Can’t join us in person?  Sign up to attend via webinar.

Questions?  Email biomed-ref@library.ucla.edu for more information.

Grow(ing) Up! The UCLA Library Baby Record Books Collection

February 6th, 2014

 

Selections from the UCLA Library’s Baby Record Books Collection are on exhibit in the UCLA Powell Library Rotunda through April, 2014.

“Grow(ing) Up!” celebrates the 10th anniversary of the collection’s founding.

Baby books contain categorized headings and spaces to guide parents to record memories about developmental milestones and activities in a child’s first few years. The memory books provide places to gather photographs, locks of hair, and other mementos.

In March, 2004, local antiquarian bookseller and UCLA alumna Barbara Rootenberg donated a copy of a London physician’s brief work from 1885, The Parents’ Medical Note-book. She asked us, “What medical information do baby books collect?” A lot, as it turns out, from physical developmental milestones to details about vaccinations, illnesses, and accidents.

No other libraries were collecting the books with vigor, so we bought a few (mostly through eBay, some at swap meets, some from booksellers) and accepted books as donations.  A decade later, we haven’t stopped, even at 1400 copies spread across more than 750 titles and editions since the 1870s.

Although our collection development strategy focuses on infant development, health, and illness, we are collecting comprehensively—every title and edition we do not have, and multiple copies of some when they are filled-out.

The books and their handwritten and pasted-in contents have been used for research and teaching in pediatrics, printing history, economic and social status, material culture, linguistics, architecture, advertising, folklore, depictions of family, and other topics and disciplines.

Russell Johnson
Curator/Librarian
History & Special Collections for the Sciences
UCLA Library Special Collections

Instruction Materials for Life Sciences 10H: Research Training in Genes, Genetics, and Genomics

February 6th, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below are links to the materials for the LS10H: Research Training in Genes, Genetics, and Genomics library instruction session to be held on February 7, 2014 from 2 – 3:30 p.m. in the Biomedical Library Classroom (12-077X CHS).

Important links:

<submitted by Rikke Ogawa>