Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Open Access not all Open

Some open access repositories include "dark deposit" documents that are perhaps not yet released into open access through the publisher or the author has deposited them but limited access. Eloy Rodrigues' interesting interview  with Richard Poynder discusses the use and success rate of the "request eprint button" at the University of Minho in Portugal.

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Personal Protective Equipment Training

Correctly putting on, taking off and disposing of personal protective equipment can be vitally important. The CDC offers detailed instructions. The New England Journal of Medicine just released an excellent video article that goes through all the PPE steps very clearly. 

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Citation for NEJM article
Ortega R, Bhadelia N, Obanor O, Cyr K, Yu P, McMahon M, Gotzmann D. Putting On
and Removing Personal Protective Equipment. N Engl J Med. 2015 Mar 11. [Epub
ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25760240. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMvcm1412105 

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Gates Foundation - Changes in Access to Funded Publications

If you receive grant funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation you will want to be aware of their increasing support of open access to published research based on their funded projects. As of January 2015, the Gates Foundation requires an article resulting from their grants to be made open access immediately upon publication, rather than allowing the 12-month time delay that NIH currently requires. A grace period extends the requirement until 2017, but included in this is release of data sets and release for commercial use, too. PubMed Central serves as the foundation for making published NIH-funded research available.

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Snowy Views

Nothing like the Northeast, but we've had enough ice and snow in the past 2 weeks to really cause traffic problems in the Metroplex. However, it also produces some pretty scenes. One of these is out the library window and two are nearby. If you peer closely in the entrance photo you might see our own snowplow in action.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Tachdjian's and Campbell's Links Changing

The link to our Tachdjian's Pediatric Orthopaedics online book (5th edition, 2014) is changing effective March 7, 2015 (updated details here). If you have bookmarked it on your computer for use while at the hospital, you will need to update the address, otherwise just click in the usual spots on the Medical Library website. You can also find it with other library listings on the TSRHC Intranet Portal in the left column (pink).

The address for Campbell's Operative Orthopaedics, 12th ed., 2013, is also changing due to this publisher platform revision.

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