Thursday, May 30, 2013

Booking a study room is now mobile-friendly!

Booking a study room has never been easier! Next time you want to reserve a study space, simply use your Smartphone to visit the library website, click on “Book a Study Room” and type in your reservation information. Voila! 

This new mobile-friendly feature will make it even more convenient to reserve an individual or group room. Study room policies apply. 

Additional changes in this release include:

  • Start and End time dates display in reservation boxes for desktop and mobile.
  • Reservation boxes stay with the table and don't get lost outside the viewing area.
  • Room names stay in view as you scroll down the table. 
  • Updated to the latest KUMC branding. 

  • Questions? Call the front desk at 913-588-7166.

    Wednesday, May 22, 2013

    2013 Science Pioneer Winners

    For many years, the A.R. Dykes Library has participated in the Greater Kansas City Science and Engineering Fair sponsored by Science Pioneers.

    Dykes Library awards one prize in both the Junior and Senior categories. Only medically related projects (health, anatomy, vision, dentistry, psychology, etc.) in the Biological and Behavior Sciences categories from the Junior and Senior levels are judged.

    This year’s winners include junior Ashley E. for her project “Don’t Flush the PH!” and senior Nathan W. for his project “Developing a PCR technique to determine the distribution of Lyme Disease in Johnson County, Kansas.”

    The Senior division winner receives a one-year membership, which includes remote access to electronic resources. The winner in the Junior division receives eight hours of research consultation with a librarian and $50 of free printing.

    Awards were presented March 16.

    Congratulations Ashley and Nathan!

    Tuesday, May 21, 2013 is closing

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    Monday, May 20, 2013

    Statistical software available at Dykes Library

    The following statistical software is available at Dykes Library:

    1. SAS: Available in library classrooms G024, G025 and 1028.

    2. SPSS: Available on all library ground and first floor PCs, all study rooms, all library classrooms and Orr-Major student machines.

    3. MatLab: Available in library classrooms G024, G025 and 1028.

    Wednesday, May 15, 2013

    Being Human: medicine and poetry display

    Learn more about the display at Dykes Library from public services assistant and display creator, Christina:

     April was National Poetry Month and, although I was a little late getting the display up, the Being Human medicine and poetry display is now finished. I have seen several students looking at the displayed materials (we even checked out one of the books yesterday) and the “magnetic” poetry board has been put to use. The display has materials from both Dykes Library stacks and Clendening, as well as articles from PubMed that discuss the validity of poetry in a medical practice. Each of the books should have either a Clendening bookmark, or a bookmark showcasing “Aphasia,” a poem by Noah Capurso for the Yale UCL Medical Students Poetry Competition. Hopefully this is the first of many interesting displays, as we plan on rotating them throughout the year.
    Be sure to check it out today!

    Front of display

    "Magnetic" poetry board

    QR codes for medical poetry websites

    Tuesday, May 14, 2013

    Public Access to Federally Funded Research Articles and Data

    The public and other stakeholders are being asked to provide input to federal agencies working to implement the presidential directive that charges them to make the results of federally-funded research publicly available. 

    Publications: May 14-15, 2013  
    Get the agenda

    View the webast (will begin at 9:00 am on May 14 and 15)
    ► Written statements

    Data: May 16-17, 2013    

    Get the agenda
    View the webcast (will begin at 9:00 am on May 16 and 17)
    Written statements

    Central Library Designs in our Major Cities

    Library designs for ever-changing relevance. Citadels of intellectualism, happening places, meeting and training space, atrium seating , coffee shops, fireplaces, wireless access, oh, and books.

    Friday, May 10, 2013

    U. S.Government Pursues Legal Options Against OMICS Publishing

    The U.S. government is accusing OMICS publishing of trademark violation for falsely representing  government-run products and employees on the OMICS website and in their promotions. Particularly in question are OMICS claims to be indexed in the  National Institute of Health's  PubMed and depositing its articles to PubMed Central.  This is the first enforcement by the government against a publisher with a history of false claims about its business practices, particularly its claims of adhering  to open access codes of conduct. Read the full article in Science Insider.

    Thursday, May 9, 2013

    Stroke Awareness Month video

    Mandy Lam, Dykes Library student reference assistant, completed her occupational therapy fieldwork with American Stroke Foundation.

    American Stroke Foundation put together the following stroke advocacy video as part of Stroke Awareness Month. Check it out! (Note: Video can take a few minutes to load.)

    For more information regarding American Stroke Foundation, visit their website or find them on Facebook.

    Wednesday, May 8, 2013

    White House Seeking Open Science Champions of Change

    Do you know any open science champions of change? Send your candidate names to the White House Champions of Change to "highlight outstanding individuals, organizations, or research projects promoting and using open scientific data and publications to accelerate progress and improve our world."

    Friday, May 3, 2013

    Evaluating Open Access Publishers

    Open Access publishing breaks down barriers to scientific research. But how can you be sure the journal and its publisher lives up to its word on credibility in the name of advancing scientific research and discovery? Here are some guidelines to consider.