The latest South Campus Library exhibit features a rare collection of plant specimens from the Herbarium Goulandrium in Goulandris Natural History Museum, which is located in Kifissia, Greece. Founded in 1964 by Angelos and Niki Goulandris, the museum’s original focus was on Greek flora. The herbarium, which currently includes the data of over 70,000 specimens, initially included the collection of Konstantinos Goulimis with 24,000 samples he donated to the museum. The museum later expanded to cover the fields of zoology, paleontology, and geology.
Some of the information that may appear in the specimen labels:
- Scientific plant name
- Detailed location
- Plant habit
- Plant description
- Determiner of the scientific name or identification (det.)
- Collector of the specimen (leg.)
- Date of specimen collection
More about the Goulandris Natural History Museum is available online at http://www.gnhm.gr/en/ .
Medical Students Thomas Das, Timothy Sotman, May Liu, and Paul Rizk plan to use the 3D printer for an upcoming Biomedical Innovation course.
The Health Sciences Digital Library and Learning Center was the proud recipient of a National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Chapter 2015 Emerging Technology Award. The purpose of the award is to encourage 3D printing literacy to our campus community through access to a 3D printer and electronic resources, including the NIH 3D Print Exchange. This NIH website provides 3D printed models, tutorials and a learning community discussion board for troubleshooting.
Jane Scott, Co-Manager of the Library’s Digital Services and Technology Planning unit, is spearheading the effort. Assistant VP of Library Services Kelly Gonzalez and Scott co-wrote the winning award. Scott has collaborated with several people across disciplines with specific project needs.
“We are getting a variety of different requests,” Scott says. “I printed a MacBook adaptor cord holder for Information Resources. I am currently assisting a PostDoc with printing a specific labware modification for a beaker found on the NIH site and an additional custom-made item created using TinkerCad, a free online 3D modeling program I introduced him to.”
Creating a model and using the 3D printer can have its challenges. “There is a lot of architecture and engineering concepts to consider when creating a successful 3D print model,” cautions Scott. “Troubleshooting how to best print and with what materials is always key. There are specific heat and fan settings based on the types of filaments used and the extruder can sometimes be temperamental. My goal is to provide information and strategize to minimize these 3D printing challenges.”
3D printing projects are currently being accepted on a case-by-case basis. Plans to move the printer to the 24/7 accessible Digital Media Production Studio in the South Campus Library are in the works along with policies and protocols for usage.
Contact Jane Scott for 3D print inquiries or to schedule an orientation.
This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, under Contract No. HHSN-276-2011-00007-C with the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library.
The Library and Learning Center’s new iHUB mobile kiosks provide helpful information and access to the iHUB Live Chat service, your direct online connection to our Library Staff during regular business hours. The directional information is customized to the two Library locations, and the kiosks are identified by the blue iHub pillar wall signage.
Popular topics found on the kiosk are:
- Directions to classrooms, service areas, and restrooms
- Printing and copying instructions
- Accessing Library resources
- After hours assistance options
The construction of the new Team-Based Learning Center is now finished in anticipation of the Pre-Clinical Phase of the incoming Medical School class. The South Campus Library Administrative Suite (E3.314), which houses part of the Services & Partnerships and Digital Collections units as well as the Library Administrative Conference Room, has now resumed its front door access.
The Administrative Suite is now accessible by:
- Library elevator
- Library stairwell
- New hallway near the E3 Pediatrics Office
Showcase your artistic skills in the 15th annual On My Own Time Art Show, a regional art competition hosted by the Business Council for the Arts that features the creative abilities of business professionals throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Winners of the UT Southwestern competition will be showcased alongside winners from other D/FW participating companies.
For the 2015 show, employees can enter works in two main art categories:
- Visual Art: includes works on canvas or paper, photography, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, metalwork, mixed media, textiles, and fiber art.
- Literary Art (new for 2015): includes short stories, poems, and creative non-fiction. In addition, UT Southwestern employees will have the opportunity to compete against other companies across the Metroplex. Selected literary works will appear in an On My Own Time journal and on the Business Council of the Arts website.
Submissions will also be accepted in a third, internal-only category: Sustainable Art, which must contain materials that have had a prior use before they were incorporated into the art work. Entries will be judged by a separate group of UT Southwestern judges, Green Champion volunteers, and employees from UTSW’s Sustainability program. Note: works that need maintenance or items that may decay will not be accepted. Entrants must specify this category when artwork is dropped off in the South Campus Library.
Starting July 27, UT Southwestern entries will be on display in the Health Sciences Digital Library and Learning Center on the South Campus. Art professionals chosen by the Business Council for the Arts will judge the Visual Art category entries and select honorable mention and first place winners. From the first place winners, judges will choose a “Best of Show” entry. UT Southwestern employees will have the opportunity to select a “People’s Choice” award in August.
First place winners from each category and the “Best of Show” selection will go to a region-wide show at NorthPark Center from September 23 – October 4, 2015.
Registration ends for all categories July 19. Visit the On My Own Time website for further information and to complete registration. Click on the “Artists” in the middle of the page and enter “creativity2015” as the password to gain access.
For questions, contact Jillian Sanders at the Business Council for the Arts.
The Health Sciences Digital Library and Learning Center will host three Web of Science training sessions on Friday, March 27, 2015, in the South Campus (main) Library’s Informatics Classroom (Room E2.310A). An expert trainer from Web of Science will teach the sessions, which will focus on various resources to enhance and simplify your research process and promotion.
|Introduction to Web of Science
||9 – 10 a.m.
|EndNote X7 Fast Start
||10 – 11 a.m.
|Promoting Your Research Using Citation Data
||11 a.m. – 12 noon
RSVP is not necessary, but space is limited. For more information, contact Helen Mayo.
Effective March 2, 2015, access to the Middle (3rd) Floor of the Health Sciences Digital Library and Learning Center is no longer available as construction on the future Active Learning Center begins. All Library clients should be aware that increased noise during business hours may result from the construction.
Please note: the construction also requires closing the Library’s central staircase, so access to the Library Administration Suite (E3.314) and the Top (4th) Floor needs to be redirected, as follows:
- To pick up Interlibrary Loan materials and access the Library Administration Conference Room during business hours, refer to the map below for location and instructions.
- To access the 4th Floor Quiet Study area, use the Library Elevator.
- To return Interlibrary Loan materials, use the Main Floor Interlibrary Loan Dropbox.
Construction is expected to be completed in July 2015, in anticipation of the new Medical School curriculum implementation. The North Campus Branch Library (ND2.300) is available as an alternate study location with 24/7 quiet study as well as clinical, Library, and student computer workstations.
A 24/7-access Clinical Workstation is now available for usage at the North Campus Branch Library (Room ND2.300). The following designated user groups may use this station to engage in clinical documentation tasks at North Campus in a private setting:
- Medical students (MS2, MS3, and MS4)
- UTSW faculty & hospital staff authorized for EPIC access
- Parkland EPIC trainer
The South Campus Library Middle Floor has officially re-opened as a spacious 24/7 quiet zone study area.
Additionally, a commercial grade microwave has been placed on a table in the corner by the lockers on the Main Floor. Auxiliary Enterprises graciously donated it for use. Cleaning supplies have been placed by the machine to assist with any spills and splatters acquired while in use.
The Library has just completed the huge task of moving print books and journals to the Joint Library Facility (JLF) in College Station, Texas.
The print items are officially changed to read “JLF” in the Library’s catalog, and JLF staff has placed top priority in processing our collection over other participating institutions. Processing is anticipated to be complete by Fall 2014.
In the interim, Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) may assist you in obtaining any of our resources from another institution at standard ILL rates until the JLF completes its processing of the collection. Once the processing is complete, only journal articles will require standard ILL rates; books will be provided at no cost.