Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Intellectural Property rights changing at Univ of Minnesota and Penn State

Pennsylvania State University and the University of Minnesota recently announced major changes in their approach to intellectual property rights related to their research mission. PSU announced that "Effective Friday (Dec. 16), intellectual property that results from industry-sponsored research no longer is mandated to be owned by the University." Hank Foley, vice president for Research, said "In short we are doing it because we consider the net present value of the interactions and relationships that our faculty and students have with industrial professionals to be very important and therefore greater than the apparent future value of the proceeds from such intellectual property." http://live.psu.edu/story/56887

Medical student wellness at Vanderbilt: "A Medical School More Like Hogwarts"

Dr. Pauline Chen authored a New York Times web posting on Thursday titled, "A Medical School More Like Hogwarts." The article discussed medical student wellness programs, highlighting initiatives taken by Vanderbilt. http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/22/a-medical-school-more-like-hogwarts/?ref=health

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Extended Deadline for Public Access and Digital Data RFIs

The America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 calls upon the Office of Science and Technology Policy to coordinate with agencies to develop policies that assure widespread public access to and long-term stewardship of the results of federally funded unclassified research.The OSTP has put out two formal Requests for Information; one on the subject of “Public Access to Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Publications” and the other on “Public Access to Digital Data.” The deadline for comments has been extended to January 12, 2012.

The A. R. Dykes Library will be submitting comments to both requests. The library staff is available to provide assistance to any faculty, staff or students who choose to respond.

1. We recommend you tailor your responses to be as personalized and direct as possible. Include examples and supporting documentation where appropriate.

2. This is your opportunity to influence public policy, so please consider taking time to craft a response.

Please contact those listed below for more information:

Crystal Cameron-Vedros - cvedros@kumc.edu
Rachel Gyore -
Jason Stirnaman -
Karen Cole, Director -

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Hours for the New Year's Holiday

Please note the library's modified hours for the New Year's holiday below:
  • Friday, Dec. 30th: 8am -3pm
  • Sat., Dec. 31st - Mon., Jan. 2nd: Closed
Normal hours will resume Tuesday, Jan. 3rd.
Have a safe, happy New Year's holiday!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

CINAHL and Health Business Fulltext Elite

On November 29, 2011, EBSCO Publishing released the new EBSCOhost Android app.  This app enables Android users to access CINAHL Plus with Full Text and Health Business Full Text Elite content through their library's database subscriptions.  KUMC faculty, staff, and students can now connect to A.R. Dykes Library's EBSCO databases through this new mobile tool. The new app includes enhanced web-based search and storage features which bring several of the web-based characteristics to your pocket. For more information visit http://www.librarytechnology.org/ltg-displaytext.pl?RC=16346