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Dal Libraries UnZipped
Lightning information sessions on research and teaching
February 22, 2012
GENERAL INFORMATION PRESENTATIONS
10am - noon, Rowe Bldg. Room 1011
Find out how the library can help you produce and host your scholarly journal online with Open Journal Systems (OJS). The success of many journals can be tied to a structured production system, quality indexing and "plugging in" to the discovery tools used by academic libraries. Many small academic journals focus too heavily on their website to promote the content of their journal. This session will tell you why having a good looking website is just the tip of the iceberg.
Ian Colford, Assistant University Librarian for Collections
Copyright is one of the most complex, confusing (and interesting) issues of our time. But most people don't want dreary background and mountains of detail; they just want to know what's allowed and what isn't. This session will provide the essential facts in plain English so you can get on with what's important.
The Webster family of Yarmouth is noted for providing medical care to the residents of Yarmouth County for over a hundred and seventy-five years. During that time they assembled an impressive collection of medical texts which document how medical knowledge was acquired and passed on in early Nova Scotia. This session will introduce researchers to the types of material in the collection, who owned them, where they were published and how some of the books ended up in Nova Scotia.
The Dal Libraries can help you connect to thousands of electronic books currently online. This session will highlight the complicated world of licenses and copyright, platforms and printing restrictions, downloads and devices. Armed with this knowledge you can create legal links to books and chapters which support the reading requirements of your courses.
The Dal Libraries have provided ebooks on a variety of web-based platforms for several years. EBL (Ebook Library) is the one of the first academic ebook providers to come up with a relatively easy way for library users to "check-out" or download a book for offline reading. This session will demonstrate how to use EBL and highlight some of the less obvious steps that ebook readers should know about.
Finding good references is only half the battle: remembering where you put them, and then using them in your papers, are the next crucial steps. Learn how to use RefWorks to store, organize, and cite your references.
1:30 - 3:30pm, Dentistry Bldg. Room 4117
1:35 – 1:50pm: Online Video Resources in Medicine and Nursing
Ann Barrett, Health Sciences Librarian
The Kellogg Library has recently expanded their online video collections in medicine and nursing. This session will profile new resources like Procedures Consult from Elsevier, Physical Examination and Assessment from Jarvis, and Mosby’s Nursing Skills. Resources we have had for some time like Bates Physical Examination and AnatomyTV will also be mentioned. Viewing and performance rights will be discussed and a checklist will be provided of things to consider if you want to purchase videos for your students or department.
Tim Ruggles, Health Sciences Librarian
Science, Technology and Medicine publisher BioMed Central has pioneered the open access publishing model. Many of its journals have achieved high impact factors, and Dalhousie Libraries have lowered the cost for faculty to publish in these journals. You’ll also learn about a relatively new Canadian open access archive called PubMed Central Canada.
Ann Barrett, Health Sciences Librarian
Ever wonder who has cited your peer-reviewed articles? Citations can serve as an indication of the research impact of your work and help you to identify new colleagues in your field. The Web of Science Cited Reference tool allows you to identify citations to the high impact literature of any discipline. In addition to the Cited Reference search, several other citation source tools in the health sciences will be mentioned.
2:35 – 2:50pm: Health Info on the Go: Searching on Your Mobile Device
Karen Neves, Health Sciences Librarian
Have you ever found yourself in need of health information away from your computer? Do you have a smart phone or tablet? Then you’re in luck! The Dalhousie Libraries offer a number of resources in mobile format, connecting you with health information no matter where you are. Come learn what’s available and how you can use the library from the palm of your hand.
Katie Hollohan, Librarian Educator, Capital Health; and Robin Parker, Clinical Research Librarian, Capital Health
Capital Health provides access to full-service libraries as a complement to library services at Dalhousie. Medical librarians are on staff Monday through Friday, providing personalized assistance in the library or at any Capital Health location. Learn more about the library services provided by Capital Health to support you in your practice, including customized literature searching and access to point of care tools like BMJ Best Practice.
Bruce Bottomley photo
3:15 – 3:30pm: Giving Wellness a Place: GIScience and Health
James Boxall, Director, GISciences Centre
From 1859 when Dr. John Snow did a spatial analysis of cholera in London to the present, Geographic Information Science has had a substantial impact on teaching, research and practice in the health sciences and professions. Dalhousie's GISciences Centre can show you how location is relevant for your work, whether your field is epidemiology, pharmacy, or anything in between. This brief presentation will highlight the Centre's health-related resources and services.