McGoogan News

Event: An inside look at getting published

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One of the best ways to advance your career is through scholarly publishing — yet it may also be one of the hardest, especially if you don’t have a lot of time to write.

Join us on Thursday, Oct. 15, as the McGoogan Library presents an inside look at the publishing process from those who know it best — the publishers and editors who decide what gets (and doesn’t get) published.

Experts from leading publishing companies will be on hand to offer inside tips and tricks for how and where to get published, and ways to get your papers noticed. You’ll also learn about open access publishing and your rights as an author.

Register online or call 402-559-5929 to reserve your spot or watch the live-stream webcast.

If you have any questions, please contact Heather Brown, MA, Associate Professor and Head of Collection Services, McGoogan Library of Medicine.


 

Date

Thursday,
Oct. 15, 2015

Time

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
(lunch provided)

Place

Eppley Science Hall Amphitheater
(live webcast available)

Registration

Sign up online
Or call 402-559-5929

Want more details?
Read the event brochure for full details.

3D printing … now in two colors!

2-color DualExtrusion

The McGoogan Library Makerspace has a new 3D printer.  In addition to our original MakerBot 5 single color 3D printer, we recently added a MakerBot Replicator 2X Experimental 3D Printer.  The 2X is a dual-extrusion 3D printer that allows two ABS filament colors to be printed at the same time through precisely aligned dual nozzles.  Print jobs are now being accepted for the 2X 3D Printer via the 2-Color 3D Request Form. The 2X printer has the following color choices available: red, orange, yellow green, blue, purple, white, gray, black and natural.  Please be aware that the 2X can handle most 3D objects that are ready for printing whether they are one color or two color, however for a 3D print job to be printed in two colors it must be pre-designed to print with two colors.   As always the submitted 3D print jobs are limited to academic, clinical and research objects only.

Feedback sought on collection cancellations

By Alison Bobal

The McGoogan Library of Medicine would like your feedback on planned reductions to the library’s collections.

Our reduction target is $325,000, 16% of the library’s overall expenditures on collections. Each year the library faces inflationary costs of our electronic resources (i.e. ebooks, databases and journals), plus a steadily rising cost of print books. These inflationary rates average around 10%, with some databases going as high as 18%. In years past we made some cuts to our collections and relied on endowments to help offset inflation. We are now at a point where our budget and endowments can no longer absorb these inflationary costs. Additionally, a budget reduction of 1.9% for FY16 makes cancellations unavoidable.

In addition to making cuts to the library’s collection, we are also developing long-term strategies that aim to meet the expanding educational curricula and research programs on campus, investigating new ways to acquire and deliver content, and exploring potential new revenue sources.

We’ve done a thorough analysis of our collections expenditures and have identified resources for cancellation. Our analysis included usage stats and content overlap. The resources we’ve identified for cuts cover books, journals, and databases.

Additional information can be found in our frequently asked questions.

Books

Due to the budget pressure, we will be drastically limiting the number of books we purchase. The only books added this year may be new editions of some core titles and individual requested titles. Electronic books typically cost more than print books so to help reduce expenditures, any books we do purchase will be primarily in print.

Ebook titles that are up for cancellation come from two resources: ClinicalKey and Stat!Ref (a full list of these ebooks can be found here). These 1,141 ebook titles constitute about 16% of our ebook collection.

Journals

The 1,300 journal title cancellations primarily come from three resources/packages: Sage, ClinicalKey and Health Business Elite. There are also additional titles that are individual subscriptions. All of these titles represent 15% of our current journal collection. A full list of journal cancellations can be found here.

Databases

Please send comments and questions to Alison Bobal at abobal@unmc.edu by August 31, 2015.

Summer reading … with the library

By Dawn Wilson

The summer isn’t over yet! You can set aside those heavy textbooks, but that doesn’t mean that there’s nothing of interest for you at the library. These might not be your traditional “beach reads”, but who says you can’t be engrossed in a bookSummer Reading and learn something at the same time?

Your summer reading list at McGoogan might look something like this:

Movies and Mental Illness: Using Films to Understand Psychopathology by Danny Wedding – Explaining mental disorders using films like A Clockwork Orange, It’s a Wonderful Life, and Kill Bill.

1 Dead in Attic: After Katrina by Chris Rose – Essays and articles on the year and a half following Hurricane Katrina.

The Three Christs of Ypsilanti by Milton Rokeach – When three patients suffer the same delusions, their caregivers bring them to the same mental health facility to see what happens when confronted by other men who think they’re Christ.

The Toadstool Millionaires: A social history of patent medicines in America before Federal regulation by James Harvey Young – Hucksters, quacks, and the placebo effect.

Popular Medicines: An Illustrated History by Peter G Homan – Retrospective history of medicines peddled by chemists, illustrated with original full-color ads, tins, and bottles including Bile Beans, Lion Ointment, and Gripe Water.

Cows, Pigs, Wars, and Witches: The Riddles of Culture by Marvin Harris – Answers to some of the more eccentric questions in anthropology and sociology.

The Pit: A Group Encounter Defiled by Gene Church – What started like any other 1970’s business retreat designed to teach bonding and leadership turns dark when the men in charge see how far people will go for a promotion.

Tulipmania: The story of the world’s most coveted flower and the extraordinary passions it aroused by Mike Dash – Economic boom and destruction, caused by a flower.

Salem Possessed: The Social Origins of Witchcraft by Paul Boyer and Stephen Nissenbaum

Lewis & Clark: Doctors in the Wilderness by Bruce C. Paton, M.D.  – What medicine was available in the early 1800s during a wilderness expedition?

The True History of the Elephant Man by Michael Howel & Peter Ford

Medical Spanish by Gail L. Bongiovanni – Phrases and vocabulary.

Plagues and Peoples by William H. McNeill – Modern and historical diseases from the bubonic plague through Ebola.

Photographic History of Civil War Injuries: Photographs of Surgical Cases and Specimens: Otis Historical Archives by Bradley P. Bengtson, M.D. & Julian E. Kuz, M.D. – After the Civil War, patients were invited to Washington D.C. to have their healed injuries photographed.

Leonardo da Vinci on the Human Body: The Anatomical, Physiological, and Embryological Drawings of Leonardo da Vinci by Charles D. O’Malley and J. B. de C. M. Saunders – Copies of da Vinci’s manuscript pages and drawings are included in this book with translations.

 

 

Regents approve library recognition for Dr. Leo McCarthy

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents Thursday approved the naming of the McGoogan Library of Medicine Special Collections Suite in honor of Leo J. McCarthy, M.D.

A 1964 medical school graduate of UNMC, Dr. McCarthy is professor emeritus at Indiana University School of Medicine, where he served on the faculty from 1971-2003. At Indiana, Dr. McCarthy was professor of pathology/laboratory medicine, pathology, and pediatrics, and also was the longtime director of the division of transfusion medicine.

During his academic career, Dr. McCarthy authored more than 300 publications and was the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including the 2014 UNMC College of Medicine Distinguished Alumnus Award.

Emily McElroy, director of the McGoogan Library of Medicine, said Dr. McCarthy has been a huge supporter of the McGoogan Library of Medicine and particularly the history of medicine.

“Dr. McCarthy’s passion for the history of medicine and the McGoogan Library of Medicine makes this a special moment for our library staff and faculty,” McElroy said. “John Schleicher, our head of special collections, and I could not be more grateful for our friendship with Dr. McCarthy. Through the support of individuals like Dr. McCarthy, the library’s special collections program will continue its tradition of excellence.”

The Special Collections Suite is located on the eighth floor of the library, room 8000A. It includes the office area for the head of special collections as well as the library’s Nebraska collection (books and journals). In addition, archival collections relating to the history of UNMC and the history of the health professions in Nebraska are kept in the suite.

Naming the suite in honor of Dr. McCarthy marks the sixth named area in the McGoogan Library, McElroy said. Previous library namings include:

  • Guinter Kahn, M.D., College of Medicine class of 1958 – sixth floor;
  • George Rosenlof, Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln administrator and the uncle of UNMC alum Robert Rosenlof, M.D. – sixth floor, computer cluster area;
  • Rudolph Sievers, M.D., College of Medicine class of 1939 – eighth floor, room 8012, Sievers Facility for Interactive Instruction;
  • Clarence Bantin, M.D., College of Medicine class of 1924 – eighth floor, north rare book room; and
  • James Linder, M.D., College of Medicine class of 1980 – sixth floor, The Linder Library Lounge.

A dedication ceremony and reception for Dr. McCarthy will be held at the McGoogan Library of Medicine at 10 a.m. on Sept. 25.