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
Registration is require for workshop attendance.
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>
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 email@example.com listserv by Alan Carr>
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.
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>
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>
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)
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).
<submitted by Rikke Ogawa>
October 30th, 2013
Just in time for October 31: a mini-exhibit on skulls and skeletons, at the UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library.
In the lobby, spend time with patent medicine calendars based on the late-19th century “skeleton sketch” illustrations of St. Louis physician/artist Louis Crucius. In the adjoining case, a skeletal tribute to the UCLA Tobacco-Free Campus initiative sits next to Frederik Ruysch’s early-18th century bizarre natural history tableaux.
We just received the Ruysch work back from the UCLA Library Conservation Laboratory. Amanda Burr recounts her experience with the volume in her October 30th posting on Preservation, “a weblog about preservation, conservation, and the stewardship of the UCLA Library’s collections.”
Upstairs, on the 4th floor, find Albinus’ human skeleton posing with Clara the rhinoceros (1767), Cheselden’s vignette of using a camera obscura to accurately draw his skeletons (1733), Jacques Gamelin’s work on bones and muscles intended specifically for artists (1779), and Bern Dibner’s 1963 history of Roentgenology.
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