Well it's not really the last chance but April is generally the last month I have to spend fy15 allocations and there is some biology money left. If you have requests you are holding, please send them to Ruth Lewis as soon as possible. Thank you.
-- NIH Public Access Policy Compliance presentation at the Medical Campus, Oct. 15, 2014, noon-1. Farrell Learning and Teaching Center, Room 214. Please preregister.
If you would like to schedule a presentation for your department, program or division on the Danforth Campus, please contact Ruth Lewis firstname.lastname@example.org.
-- The Libraries are using a new Chat software, so be prepared for a new "look." Like all new things, it will take some getting-used-to but I think it does provide some nice enhancements, such as the ability to convey a pdf to a requestor on chat (as long as we can confirm they are WU folks) and potential for having chat available from some of our departmental and school libraries.
New locations in MOBIUS: You may now request items from Colorado and Tulsa through the MOBIUS Union Catalog. While you are welcome to REQUEST from these new libraries, there are still a few problems with delivery from the new locations. Books from Colorado may take longer tham most MOBIUS requests. I expect we will have more details about this new service soon.
Have you thought about trying an electronic lab notebook for organizing and perhaps sharing some data? Washington University Libraries now provides access to ChemBioOffice® Ultra v.14.0. This license is available to all of WU including the medical campus. The ChemBioOffice software suite includes tools for 3D modeling, scientifically intelligent searching, data visualization, analysis and management: ChemBioDraw, ChemBio3D, ChemFinder, BioViz, BioAssay, PerkinElmer Inventory and PerkinElmer E-Notebook electronic laboratory notebook. More information [2 page pdf]
Individual users can download the software via this link: http://sitelicense.cambridgesoft.com/sitelicense.cfm?sid=2642 Biology e-Notebook info More information, training, and product webinars
I would love to collect some stories and comments about this new tool. Is training needed? Do you love it? Should the library be spending funds on tools like this? Let me know! Thanks. Ruth Lewis.
-- Primo is a new search tool at the Washington University Libraries. It provides one-stop access to the Libraries' collections by searching across hundreds of catalogs, indexes, and databases. It does not include MOBIUS (although it links to MOBIUS like our Classic Catalog) nor does it include the Becker Medical Library Catalog. It does include many articles from Web of Science and Scopus and many other databases but does not seem to include PubMed. I will post more about coverage and use as I learn more. More info.
-- ChemIDplus is a dictionary of over 400,000 chemicals (names, synonyms, and structures). New features recently announced include a 3D button, enhanced structure box and IPhone- and Android-compatible displays.
We are planning to expand the vault space on Olin Level B to house more special and distinct collections. To create this space some collections have been moved to the West Campus Library. Provost Holden Thorp has provided funds that will enable us to expand shelving at West Campus Library. The expansion will accommodate up to 4 years of growth. As a result of this planned expansion we will temporarily discontinue all major de-accessioning programs in the Libraries. Routine de-accessioning activities continue (for example: superseded volumes, items beyond repair or paper volumes where we have dependable online access). Please note that the shelving expansion will be at the West Campus Library; shelving space in Olin Library is at capacity. We are very grateful to the Provost for this investment in the Libraries.