Archive for the ‘Surveys and User Assessment’ Category

Is Scopus important to your work? Tell UC about it!

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Scopus User Survey

All ten UC campuses have access to Elsevier’s Scopus database for the 2014 calendar year. Scopus is a citation and abstracting database that covers a broad universe of peer reviewed journal and conference literature, with links to Fulltext – when available – through the library. Covering scientific, technical, medical, social science, and arts and humanities disciplines, Scopus indexes nearly 21,000 journals and more than 340 book series from more than 5,000 international publishers.

Scopus allows researchers to perform citation searches to see how many times a work has been cited, by whom, and to rank searches by times cited, from 1996 to the present. Scopus also offers tools to track, analyze, and visualize research, as well as a capability to crosssearch more than 25 million patents.

UC is providing an initial subscription; however, to continue the subscription, the UC Libraries Collection Licensing Subgroup (CLS) needs to hear from the community about whether Scopus is important to UC research. We would like to add many voice to the conversation about whether Scopus is a useful and necessary research and teaching tool.  This link to a very short (i.e., five minute) UC Scopus User survey can be found in the top right corner of every Scopus web page or click here.

Take the Library’s Survey on Data Management for a Chance to Win a $20 Target Gift Card!

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

The Biomedical Library would like your feedback about research data management.  The Library is planning a series of hour-long instructional classes on data management. To ensure that the classes meet the needs of UCLA faculty, students, staff, and researchers, we would like to hear from you about what tools and resources you’d like to learn more about and how you currently organize your research data. Please fill out our survey and help inform the development of the courses.  The survey should take no more than 10 minutes of your time, and all responses will be anonymous.

The first 24 participants to complete the survey will win a $20 Target gift card. You must be a current UCLA student, staff, or faculty member to be eligible to receive a gift card.

In addition to helping to shape the course offerings, survey results will be used for research purposes. Should you have any concerns or questions, please contact Lisa Federer at lmfederer@library.ucla.edu or (310) 794-2030.

Take our survey on your printing, copying, and scanning needs

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

We want to know about your library printing, copying, and scanning needs. Please take a moment to answer our quick survey.

<submitted by Bob Freel>

The Biomedical Library Needs Your Help!

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

The Biomedical Library is offering series of hour-long instructional classes on data management beginning in Fall 2012. To ensure that the classes meet the needs of UCLA faculty, students, and researchers, we would like to get feedback from you regarding what materials you would find most useful for carrying out effective data management. Please fill out our survey and help inform the development of the courses.

In addition to helping to shape the course offerings, the survey results will also be used for research purposes. Should you have any concerns or questions, please contact Lisa Federer at lmfederer@library.ucla.edu or (310) 794-2030.

The survey should take no more than 10 minutes of your time. Thank you for participating!

<submitted by Lisa Federer>

AcademyHealth and AHRQ Seek Input on the Collection and Analysis of Prospective Electronic Clinical Data

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

New Website and Request for Comments Launched

The Electronic Data Methods (EDM) Forum is a three-year grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to facilitate learning and foster collaboration across a set of eleven comparative effectiveness research (CER) projects. Collectively, these projects are building infrastructure and methods for collecting and analyzing prospective electronic clinical data. Specific areas of focus include the data governance, clinical informatics, and analytic issues that are crucial to the design and use of electronic clinical data for CER.

Your feedback on opportunities, challenges, and areas of emphasis for the EDM Forum is needed and welcome on the new EDM Forum website. Comments from the community will provide important input into the process of identifying topics for future commissioned papers, issue briefs, and other resources or activities that are part of the Forum.

Presentations from a set of research investigators engaged in the Forum are also available on the site. Over time, suggested readings, a glossary of terms, issue briefs, and reports will be made available, in addition to opportunities to participate in discussions on key topics of interest.

We invite you to share the link with other stakeholders in your network whose insights can add to this project. Comments from the community will provide important input into the process of identifying topics for future commissioned papers, issue briefs, resources, and other activities convened by the EDM Forum. Comments submitted by May 14 will inform the next call for papers as part of the EDM Forum.

Learn more, submit comments and become a part of this vibrant community focused on building a learning healthcare system.

<submitted by Tania Bardyn>