The library was forced to cancel its subscription to Web of Science at the end of 2007 because of budget shortfalls. However, the office of the Vice Chancellor for Research has generously agreed to make up for the shortage and allow the University to continue its subscription under the same terms as had previously been negotiated. Web of Science access is available through the library home page ‘Quick Links’ at http://www.unmc.edu/library.
The McGoogan Library had to make a few more cuts and changes than usual this year to compensate for rising license costs and tight budgets. The list of journals and databases that have been added, moved to online only, or cancelled can be found at http://www.unmc.edu/library/cuts2008.pdf. Among the factors that affected the decisions were usage statistics, cost per use, and subject coverage. Please direct any questions or comments about the changes to Mary Helms at email@example.com, 402.559.7099/Toll-Free 1.866.800.5209.
The PBL Process and College of Medicine Orientation are underway.Â Students are learning how to get around the library literally and virtually.Â All new medical students should now know a few basic things about our library and our staff:Â we’re online, we’re full of full text, valuable resources, and we’re always here to help.Â Best of luck to all of our students, faculty, and staff as we kick off another new year.
Here is an update on the state of the Library’s construction status:Â
Drywall patching will continue through Friday, painters will work next Monday-Tuesday to finish their tasks.
this project was supposed to deal with and improve a number of ventilation problems. Project engineers and consultants are trying to come up with some solutions for Roxanne’s office and I continue to make restroom ventilation on 8 a major issue.
Accumulated dust coming out of the duct work has made life miserable for everyone on the west side of 8. Right now the ducts are at very high pressure due to the changes that have been made. To reduce the pressure, some airflow will be diverted or dumped into the mechanical rooms on level 5. If that doesn’t work, they’ll try something else. This problem won’t be totally resolved until air handlers 5 and 6 are replaced in the fall. AT UNMC’s request, the contractors are waiting til the weather has a better chance of staying cool.
New track lighting has been installed on level 6 in the currents area. Unfortunately, we couldn’t install track lighting above the CHIRS collection because there are sprinkler system pipes in the soffit there. However, we will run electrical power to CHIRS (Rod’s good idea) and then we’ll work work with Facilities Management to find appropriate fixtures to light the area outside Marie’s office.