The Health Sciences Library’s first venture into podcasting is now available. Kimberley Barker, Digital Initiatives Librarian, explains the basics of 3D printing and its implications for healthcare. Kimberley’s next podcast, coming soon, will focus on wearable technology.
Please come to the CMHSL Open House on Tuesday, October 14th, from noon until 2pm. Featuring …
- snack food and tea
- Google Glass
- wearable technology (fitbit, etc.)
- green screen demo
- 3D printer demo
- Mondopad demo
- artifacts from Historical Collections, including the famous “parachute dress”
- meet the library director, librarian liaisons, PHS@TheLibrary faculty, and other library team members
- new library furniture
- display of loaner equipment (iPads, Kindles, GoPro camera, etc.)
One of the Health Sciences Library’s permanent exhibits recently received some much needed love and care. Since 2001, the exhibit “Celebrating 100 Years. A Legacy of Care. A Framework for the Future.” has hung in a heavily-used corridor near the hospital’s main cafeteria. The exhibit tells the history of the University of Virginia Health System and features historic images from the library’s collections.
At the beginning of 2014, it was clear that the exhibit panels, which had yellowed and faded after 13 years of permanent display, needed to be replaced. Also, it was clear that the exhibit needed to be updated with a new panel that tells the history of the health system in the 21st century. Over a period of several months, members of the library’s Historical Collections department, Janet Pearson and Joan Echtenkamp Klein, worked on this project with the Health System’s Marketing Communications Department and Gropen Inc.
The refreshed and updated exhibit now hangs near the main cafeteria. If you are ever in that vicinity, make sure to visit it and learn more about the rich history of the UVA Health System.
Do you use the Library’s website? We are currently recruiting Health System faculty, staff and students to help us improve the Health Sciences Library (HSL) web pages. Throughout the semester, we will conduct usability testing of our web site. These sessions typically take place here at the Library with HSL’s User Experience team. We don’t require any special web expertise or library knowledge, just a willingness to help us improve the web experience for all our users.
As a token of our thanks, a $10 Higher Grounds/cafeteria gift card will be offered to all participants completing a usability session.
To indicate your interest in helping with our web, just enter your contact information in this online form (https://www.hsl.virginia.edu/node/add/usability-testing-form) to be placed in our pool of potential testers. You’ll be contacted for availability as we arrange sessions during the fall.
If you have any questions about HSL usability testing, contact Andrea Denton at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your interest in helping the HSL!
The Claude Moore Health Sciences Library now has a new space in its lobby designed to promote casual face-to-face conversations. You don’t have to whisper, and please feel free to bring along something to eat or drink.
The Health Sciences Library has purchased an institutional license to the online version of the Bates Visual Guide to Physical Examination. Based on the textbook of the same name, this site provides online access to a range of physical assessment videos. Now in its Fifth Edition and featuring completely re-shot content and new clinical skills videos, Bates’ Visual Guide delivers head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques for basic and advanced patient assessment. The site features more than 8 hours of video content:
Bates Visual Guide
Students and faculty in medical, nursing, and related programs will appreciate the careful attention to clinical accuracy, as well as the range of patient types profiled in the series. With the online delivery of content, users can now view the videos from any web-based location or device.
Lynn Bickley, MD, author of Bates’ Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking, serves as advisor to the project, ensuring the clinical content and its evidence-based origins are maintained. Dr. Bickley also worked with the professionals and actors herein to present a “patient-first” approach to the physical exam.
Authored by Emily Bowden, Historical Collections Assistant at the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library
Hilda Franklin and Richard Bell on their wedding day, 26 May 1945. Image 005-2_001_438. Courtesy of Dick and Frazier Bell.
Earlier this summer, Historical Collections made the news when two brothers visited the library to see the wedding dress worn by their mother, Lt. Hilda “Frankie” Franklin. Franklin was a 1938 graduate of UVA’s Nursing School and a member of the 8th Evacuation Hospital, the medical unit sponsored by UVA during World War II. During her service with the 8th Evac., Franklin spent time in North Africa and Italy, endured icy winters, tended patients from the frontlines, and met Capt. Richard P. Bell Jr., a doctor and fellow UVA alumnus (School of Medicine, 1938). At the end of the war, Hilda Franklin and Richard Bell were married in Italy, surrounded by their 8th Evac. colleagues. Due to wartime shortages, materials like silk were hard to come by, but Franklin was determined to have a dress for her wedding. Writing to her friend, Vivian Gibbs, in 1945, Franklin announced, “I have the material for my dress and it is beautiful—white silk nylon—a friend of ours got it for me—use your imagination and you can guess what it is.”  (more…)
The book titles listed below are new to the Library’s growing collection of electronic books. Click on the linked title below to browse a table of contents or to read the full-text. A more comprehensive list of e-books available can be found on the Library’s E-Books page. Do you want to recommend the purchase of a book for the Library’s collection? You can submit your requests by using our online Purchase Recommendation form.
Acute Care for Elders: a Model for Interdisciplinary Care
APA Style Simplified: Writing in Psychology, Education, Nursing, and Sociology
Atlas of Robotic Cardiac Surgery
Bioinformatics for Beginners
Clinical Decision Support: The Road to Broad Adoption
Current Advances in Osteosarcoma
Davidson’s Principles and Practice of Medicine
Difficult Decisions in Thoracic Surgery
Diseases of the Sinuses
Early Neoplasias of the Gastrointestinal Tract
Essentials of Clinical Examination Handbook
Fabricated: the New World of 3D Printing
Faust’s Anesthesiology Review
Gastrointestinal Physiology: a Clinical Approach
Grainger & Allison’s Diagnostic Radiology, 6th Edition
Gray’s Anatomy for Students
Handbook of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings
Human Subjects Research after the Holocaust
Imaging Coronary Atherosclerosis
Infectious Disease Surveillance
The Intelligent Clinician’s Guide to the DSM-5
Management of Pericardial Disease
Mechanics of Breathing
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Netter’s Concise Radiologic Anatomy
Neurosurgical Ethics in Practice: Value-based Medicine
The Organization of Critical Care
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Psychiatric Drugs in Children and Adolescents
Psychopharmacology and Pregnancy
Roberts and Hedges’ Clinical Procedures in Emergency Medicine
Rheumatology, 6th Edition
Scully’s Medical Problems in Dentistry, 7th Edition
Sports Injuries in Children and Adolescents
Trauma, 7th edition
Viruses and Human Cancer
Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nurses Professional Practice Manual, 4th edition
Zollinger’s Atlas of Surgical Operations, 9th edition