The Taubman Health Sciences Library news blog will be on hiatus today, July 4th and tomorrow, July 5th. Check back on Monday, July 8th for your regularly scheduled blogging.
I won't spend a ton of time here going into the (many) reasons why Mendeley is so phenomenal, because I"m pretty sure that just 1 fact will be enough to convince you: drag & drop. Let's say you have a PDF of that perfect article (or 10) for the paper you're writing: With Mendeley, all you … Continue reading What’s Mendeley? And Why You’re Going to Love It.
Fellow readers - this is just a friendly reminder that during the holidays we'll only be posting intermittently. Regularly scheduled blogging will resume in early January. Have a safe and happy holiday season!
In the midst of all the holiday hoopla, I sometimes find myself feeling very Charlie Brown. You know what I mean, that feeling of, "Why does it all seem so commercialized? What's it all really about?" I think it's probably pretty normal to feel this way sometimes, but how do we keep it from taking … Continue reading ‘Tis the season for…stress?
Over the weekend of May 11-13, University Library staff email accounts will undergo a migration to UM mail powered by Google. Staff will be unable to access their email beginning at 7 pm, Friday May 11, through Sunday, May 13. Due to this transition, messages sent to Library group email addresses (e.g., firstname.lastname@example.org) or to … Continue reading Library Mail Offline May 11-13
In Hopeful Sign, Health Spending Is Flattening Out “The most honest thing to say is that, one, the reduction in use is greater than the recession predicts; two, we don’t understand why yet; and, three, you’d be foolhardy to say that we can understand it.” -- Gail Wilensky, quoted in the New York Times article … Continue reading An interesting trend
A digital object identifier (DOI) is a character string (a "digital identifier") used to uniquely identify an object such as an electronic document. Metadata about the object is stored in association with the DOI name and this metadata may include a location, such as a URL, where the object can be found. The DOI for … Continue reading What is a DOI?
Reposted from the University of Michigan's Record Update: Researchers and provosts make the case for open access By Lynne Raughley U-M Library The many real and prospective constraints on broad and affordable access to published scholarship recently spurred a grassroots effort to push back against the business practices of the world’s largest scientific journal publisher, … Continue reading The Case for Open Access
The next half hour Tips and Tools lunchtime workshop at the North Campus Research Complex will orient you to library services and introduce you to resources at the intersection of health, engineering, and business. Date: Friday, February 24, 12:00 PM-12:30 Location: NCRC Building 520, Room 1122. Presenter: Judy Smith, NCRC Liaison Librarian