EndNote Basics Workshop on Feb. 7, 2014

January 29th, 2014

Friday, February 7th, noon-1 p.m.
in the Biomedical Classroom (12-077X CHS)
Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library
Part of the Biomedical Library’s First Fridays Series

This hands-on class covers everything you need to get started using EndNote: creating and adding references to an EndNote library, inserting citations into a Word document, and formatting a bibliography in your chosen journal style.

Seating is limited. Please RSVP here.

Data 101: Introduction to Research Data Management 1/22 @12pm

January 6th, 2014

Drowning in data? Need to write a data management plan? Responsible for your lab’s research data? The Library can help!

Attend our January Data Wednesdays workshop Data 101: Introduction to Research Data Management to learn how to manage your research data more effectively.  The workshop will be taught by Tony Aponte, Coordinator of Data and Scholarly Communication Services at the UCLA Science and Engineering Library.

Location: Biomedical Library Classroom
Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Time: 12-1pm

Registration is require for workshop attendance.

Data 101 class - Introduction to Research Management 1/22/14

NIH Big Data to Knowledge Initiative Announces Funding Opportunity

December 13th, 2013

The NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative has released a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to support a U24 resource award for Development of an NIH BD2K Data Discovery Index Coordination Consortium. The purpose of this FOA is to create a consortium to begin development of an NIH Data Discovery Index (DDI) to allow discovery, access, and citation of biomedical data. Letters of intent to apply are due by February 6, 2014, and completed applications are due by March 6, 2014. Budgets are limited to $2,000,000 in direct costs per year but must reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. The maximum project period is three years.

As part of the NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative, the DDI seeks to fulfill the recommendation from the Data and Informatics Working Group (DIWG) Report to the Advisory Council to the Director to “Promote Data Sharing Through Central and Federated Catalogues.” The awardee in response to this FOA will constitute a DDI Coordination Consortium (DDICC, U24) to conduct outreach, fund small pilot projects, manage communication with stakeholders, constitute and coordinate Task Forces to study relevant questions related to access, discoverability, citation for all biomedical data and assure community engagement in the development, testing, and validation of an NIH DDI. Part of this effort will be to assemble a user interface (website) through which the results of development and testing of models for an NIH DDI may be communicated.

<originally published in Newsbits: Latest News from PSR>

Stressbusters During 10th Week at the Science Libraries

November 27th, 2013

Stressed about finals? Stop by the Science and Engineering Library and the Biomedical Library during tenth week for some relaxing, stress-busting activities!  No RSVP is required but space and supplies are limited.

Also, check out more events at other UCLA Libraries, including therapy dogs, meditation, counseling, silent disco, and more!

        FREE Chair Massage during 10th Week

Research Commons
Tuesday, Dec 3
12pm – 2pmBiomedical Library
Research Commons
Wednesday, Dec 4
12pm – 2pm

Enjoy a relaxing 5-minute chair massage, courtesy of UCLA Fitwell. Massages are first-come, first-served and restricted to UCLA students only.
  Origami throughout during 10th week
SEL/EMS Research Commons, 8th Floor Boelter Hall

Take a break with some origami! We will provide the paper and instructions; you provide the creativity! (while supplies last)
FREE Coffee and Fruit
Biomedical Library
Research Commons
Tuesday, December 3, starting at 10am 
Thursday, December 5, starting at 10am (while supplies last)

If you have any questions, please ask us!

PubMed Central Releases New ID Converter

November 19th, 2013

PubMed Central (PMC) has just released an upgrade to the ID converter, now dubbed the PMCID – PMID -Manuscript ID – DOI Converter. This utility allows you to start with the unique identifier for an article that is in PMC, and find additional unique identifiers that may apply to the article. For further details, visit http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/pmctopmid/.

<originally published on psr-news@lists.ucla.edu listserv by Alan Carr>

Current Issue of JAMA: Critical Issues in Health Care

November 15th, 2013

The November 13, 2013, issue of JAMA focuses specifically on a variety of aspects of U.S. health care. This issue will be of particular interest to public health students who are studying health care systems.

Note: Online access to JAMA is provided by a licensing agreement. UCLA faculty, staff, and students attempting to access from off-campus should use either the proxy server or VPN client. Instructions for off-campus access can be found here.

Judge Supports Fair Use in Google Books Ruling

November 15th, 2013

U.S. Circuit Judge Denny Chin has issued a ruling that comprehensively supports Google’s use of U.S. copyright law’s fair use doctrine in the Google Books Project.  The ruling dismisses a suit brought by the Authors Guild that alleged copyright infringement. The judge’s ruling focused on the public benefits of the project and the absence of economic harm to the plaintiffs.

<Originally published in the blog, Managing Your Intellectual Property: The Latest News for the UCLA Scholarly Community>

New PubModel for PubMed Citations

November 15th, 2013

In mid-June 2013, a new publication model (PubModel) called Electronic-eCollection was introduced for PubMed citations from electronic-only journals. The PubModel value is carried in the journal citation and is used for the citation display in PubMed. The new value Electronic-eCollection means an article is published electronically on a specific date (this date must include year, month, and day in numerical format) and then is also associated with an electronic collection date (akin to an issue; this date can be a year or a year and month, but never a year, month, and day). NLM determines the PubModel based on the data submitted by the publishers.

The rest of this article can be read here.

<Originally published as Knecht LS. New PubModel for PubMed Citations. NLM Tech Bull. 2013 Nov-Dec;(395):e2>

Data Wednesdays: Managing Your Lab with Quartzy

November 1st, 2013

November 20, 2013, noon-1 p.m.
UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library RML Classroom (located off Stack Level 12)

Do you need a more efficient way to keep track of shared lab resources? Would you like to know when you need to reorder your most popular restriction enzyme before it runs out? Are you aware of the storage location of the new cell line your lab received?

Quartzy is an online tool for researchers that allows easy management of the above tasks. It is intended to save researchers’ time by keeping track of storage locations, available amounts, equipment schedules, and order tracking. It is free, and its founders have promised to keep it free. This Data Wednesday class will explore the different options Quartzy has to offer. The workshop is free but seating is limited. Please register to reserve a seat.

(submitted by Vessela Ensberg)

Instruction Materials for the “Getting the Most Out of PubMed” Workshop

November 1st, 2013

Below are links to the materials for the Getting the Most Out of PubMed workshop to be held on Friday, November 1, 2013 from noon-1 p.m. in the Biomedical Library Classroom (12-077X CHS).

Important links:

<submitted by Rikke Ogawa>