Library secures award funding for new SLA 3D printer and supplies

CREDIT: Formlabs

The Health Sciences Digital Library and Learning Center was the proud recipient of the 2017 National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region (NNLM.SCR) Technology Award, which went to the purchase of a new Form 2 stereolithography 3D printer, various resins types, and (coming soon) wash and cure stations.

Library 3D printers are available for campus usage to facilitate exploration and support utilization of this innovative technology in research and clinical settings. UT Southwestern affiliates are highly encouraged to complete a Library 3D printer orientation before using the printers.

Files can be printed via a USB connection from a laptop using PreForm software. The printer is currently available by appointment only in Library Administration at Bass Center (BL5.500); it will eventually be moved to the Digital Media Production Studio at the South Campus (main) Library by early 2018.

The resin types currently available for use with the Form 2 are:

  • Black
  • Clear
  • Dental
  • Durable
  • Flexible
  • Grey
  • Tough
  • White

The award was due to the collective efforts of Jane Scott, Desmond Ho, and Jeff Perkins from the Library’s Digital Services and Technology Planning unit.

New reservation protocol for reserving the Library Informatics Classroom

Reserving the South Campus Library Informatics Classroom just got a whole lot easier! A publicly-available, Library staff mediated calendar is now available on the Library Informatics Classroom Room Request page in the Library’s website. Clicking the red button on the top of the Request page will allow you to search by date. The calendar will only show times that are available. Once you find the appropriate times for your event, you will be prompted to submit your information to a request form, which will then be directed to Library staff for final approval.

An alternative calendar view is available by clicking on the yellow “Reserve a Room” button on the Library’s Home page. You will need to designate the “Library Informatics Classroom” from the drop-down menu.

For more information about the classroom policies and procedures, go to the Library Informatics Classroom Request page on the Library’s website or email Jane Scott.

North Campus Branch Library Photography Exhibit explores shooting film and silver printing

CORRECTION: The photographer’s reception is on Thursday, September 21, 2017.

 

 

 

 

A photography exhibit that highlights the work of a talented UT Southwestern postdoc, Ping-Hung Chen, is now available for viewing at the North Campus Branch Library (ND2.300). The exhibit features 30 works shot with traditional film and silver gelatin processes.

Ping-Hung Chen’s photographic interests primarily include landscapes and are a personal chronicle of his life experiences. His use of traditional processes like the analog gelatin-silver medium, bring rich detail, tonality, and contrast to his works.

The exhibit will be on display from now until January 31, 2018. An artist reception with refreshments will be held on Thursday, September 21, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m..

An online collection of Ping-Hung Chen’s photography may be found on his Flickr page.

Annual “On My Own Time” art show now on display at South Campus Library

The 17th annual On My Own Time art show is now open in the South Campus Library! Visit the show to see the impressive talents of your friends and colleagues at UT Southwestern. Nearly 100 pieces are on view through September 19.

Be on the lookout in next week’s Campus Update for a link where UT Southwestern affiliates can cast their vote for this year’s “People’s Choice” winner!

Last call for entries for Employee Art Show

Put the finishing touches on your masterpiece: There’s still time to register for the 17th annual “On My Own Time Employee Art Show” hosted at the Health Sciences Digital Library and Learning Center on South Campus. Registration is open through July 14.

UT Southwestern faculty, staff, and students are invited to submit their best artwork in a wide range of mediums: works on paper or canvas, black-and-white or color photography, enhanced photography/computer art, sculpture, ceramics, wood, glass, jewelry/metals, mixed media, textiles/fiber, corporate collaboration, sustainable art, and literary art.

Winning entries for each category will go to a regional exhibition at NorthPark Center.

For more information, visit the On My Own Time webpage.

Key dates

July 14 (Friday)

July 20-21 (Thursday and Friday)

  • Artists drop off artwork at the South Campus Library (E2)

July 24-28 (Monday through Friday)

  • Artwork installation for exhibit

July 31 (Monday)

  • OMOT art display official “Opening Date”

July 31-Sept. 19

  • UT Southwestern Art Show held

Aug. 7-11

  • “People’s Choice” online voting

Aug. 14th (week of)

  • Judges select UT Southwestern winners

Aug. 24

  • Reception at the Faculty Club to announce the winners
    4:30-5:30 p.m., Florence Building (E4), South Campus, fourth floor

“We’re on the move!”: Library relocates archive and history materials

St. Paul Hospital on Harry Hines Blvd., babies in incubators being moved into new building (1963)

Like the St. Paul nurses in the photo above, Library staff will soon be moving some precious cargo of our own! The UT Southwestern History of Medicine and Archives Collections are in the process of being shifted to different locations. The archives’ records are currently stored in multiple library locations. This move will result in most of the UT Southwestern Archives being consolidated into one storage space, which will provide easier records processing and reference services. (Quick archival education side note: “Processing” is the arrangement, description, and housing of archival materials for storage and use by patrons.) Additionally, a local area is being renovated for other materials.

In preparation for the move, Library staff have been re-housing archives materials into acid-free folders and placing these folders in acid-free boxes. It is general practice in archives to house unbound documents in acid-free, lignin-free, buffered file folders, which are then stored in chemically-stable document storage boxes. These improvements are important steps toward ensuring a better preservation environment for the thousands of records that document the institutional history of UT Southwestern.

During the move, reference services for the archives will be temporarily placed on hold. While our physical archives are moving, don’t forget about the access you have to the archives via various online resources.

  • Our UT Southwestern Image Archives collection has over 700 photos documenting the history of UT Southwestern and 300 photos detailing Dallas’ medical history.
  • The UT Southwestern Institutional Repository is an amazing source of information for accessing some Medical Student Research Forum posters and other student publications, historical UT Southwestern documents, Grand Rounds materials, and much more!

Other activities requiring the archives may also be suspended or delayed; we will keep you updated via social media and through the Library News blog. Stay tuned, however, for we will be holding an archives grand “re”-opening for UT Southwestern faculty, researchers, students, and staff once the move is completed.

Questions? Contact the archives at archives@utsouthwestern.edu.

The Librarian is in! New in-person Library research support available in 2017

the-librarian-is-in-1Need help with EndNote citation management? Researching a topic? Using one of the many library database resources? David Rathvon, the UT Southwestern Health Science Digital Library & Learning Center’s Client Experience Program Coordinator, will be available to provide in-person research assistance at the North and South Campus Library locations.

David will be at the North Campus Library on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. and at the South Campus Library on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays between 10 a.m. and 12 noon.

Library launches new group room and clinical workstation reservation system

libCAlimageDo you want to make sure your group has a Library group study room for an important project? Will you need an EPIC Clinical Workstation for clinical reporting at a specific time?

The Health Sciences Digital Library and Learning Center is launching a new room reservation system to provide small groups and EPIC users the ability to reserve a room up to one (1) week in advance at the South Campus (main) Library. The Group Study Room and Clinical (EPIC) Workstation scheduling system will allow you to reserve these rooms for up to four hours in a 24-hour period.

For more information and room reservation policies, please go to the Study Rooms, Clinical (EPIC) Workstations, and Lockers page on the Library’s website.

April 29 Rare Book Room Open House: Spotlight on Tuberculosis

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On Friday, April 29, 2016, stop by the Health Sciences Digital Library & Learning Center’s Rare Book Room (E3.314D) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for “Spotlight on Tuberculosis”. Learn more about books, reports, journals, artifacts, stamps, and other materials in the library’s special collections that illuminate the history of tuberculosis in medicine. Additional resources will highlight connections to the disease in literature, music, and art.

The Library offers a monthly series of open house events to the UT Southwestern community that feature different topics of interest from the special and digital collections. If you want more information about this event or others in the monthly series, please contact archives@utsouthwestern.edu.

Images courtesy of Images from the History of Medicine (IHM), a collection of digitized images from the U.S. National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) Prints and Photographs collection.