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The latest issue of The Economist includes 3 articles focused on issues you should be aware of as you seek to publish your research. "Assessing the Importance of Scientific Work" discusses the development of altmetrics and profiles 2 companies working in the field. "The Findings of Medical Research are Disseminated Too Slowly" looks at how the old model of scientific research locked up behind paywalls is changing, as funders such as the Gates Foundation begin to require its grantees to make their work freely available to the public. "The Shackles of Scientific Journals, and How to Cast them Off" outlines the problems with the old model of scientific publishing, which results in profits for journal publishers to the detriment of the scientific enterprise and to the general public, as well as additional solutions including open access repositories and more transparent peer review.
These are quick reads, and we encourage our researchers to spend the less than 10 minutes it takes to skim them. We thank Heather Joseph, Executive Director of SPARC, for drawing our attention to these articles.
If you are a researcher, check out our Research Impact guide to learn how to use altmetrics and other tools to help you tell the story of *your* research impact.
The Cushing Center will be closed for cleaning and exhibit installation on Thursday, March 23 - Friday, March 24. There will be no tours or public access to the center. The Cushing Center will reopen to the public on Saturday, March 25. Sorry for the inconvenience.
The first week of April is National Public Health Week. Here at the medical library, we’re teaching literature searching workshops with a public health theme – every day! Check out our April calendar to see all our National Public Health Week Edition workshops, or click on these links to register. Everyone is welcome!
A big thank you to the medical librarians of the Research and Education Department, who are thoughtfully planning these workshops with public health research in mind. Thanks also to the Sewell Fund for helping public health librarians like me start participating in the American Public Health Association, the moving spirit behind National Public Health Week.
Kate Nyhan, research and education librarian for public health
In the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings, Yale School of Nursing (YSN) has risen 13 places to number 6 in the overall rankings, and is now ranked number 8 in its Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. Congratulations to our colleagues at YSN! Click here to read more about how YSN performed in the USNWR rankings.
Yale University, including Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, March 14, due to the forecast nor'easter. We will re-open Wednesday morning at the usual time. Stay home and off the roads tomorrow, and see you Wednesday!
Friday, April 7 at 12:00 pm, Historical Library
Cushing/Whitney Medical Library
Come to the Medical Historical Library for a live musical revue of selections from our exhibit “Yale Medicine Goes to War, 1917.” Bring your lunches and enjoy the medically themed ballads and marches inspired by the nation’s entrance into World War I. Songs will be performed by library and development staff members, and doctors from the Medical School. Join us!
Please join us for the 69th Annual Lecture of the Associates of the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library.
March 29th, 2017 at 4:00pm
Reception to follow.
“HIV/AIDS from A(labama) to Z(ambia): Research and response since 1981”
Sten H. Vermund, M.D., Ph.D.
Anna M.R. Lauder Professor of Public Health
Dean of Public Health
Professor of Pediatrics, Yale School of Medicine
All of today's scheduled classes, consultations, and the Cushing Center tour are canceled due to the blizzard.
Love Your Data week is coming! Libraries at Yale are celebrating this international event to help researchers take better care of their data.
#LoveYourData events at Cushing/Whitney Medical Library
Data Horror Stories -- Brown Bag Lunch, 2/13/2017
Some cases are good examples; others are horrible warnings. Share your experience with data disasters over lunch on Monday. Click here for more details and registration (encouraged but not required).
Data Valentines -- 2/15/2017
On Tuesday you'll celebrated your loved ones; on Wednesday, you can celebrate your loved ones and zeroes! Create a Valentine to the dataset of your choice. Maybe you and your dataset have been growing together for many years, or maybe you're in the first flush of exploring your data's documentation and variables. If you love your data, tell us about it! Click here for more details and registration (encouraged but not required).
Cushing Center Tour: The Cushing Tumor Registry as a Live Dataset -- 2/17/2017
You may have seen the Cushing Center, with brains, photographs and more -- but have you heard the story of how the collection came to be, how some samples, photographs, and other metadata survived until the twenty-first century, and how researchers are still using these samples today? Join Cushing Center Coordinator Terry Dagradi and Research and Education Librarian Kate Nyhan to discuss the continuing life of this extraordinary collection -- and how lucky we are that the collection has survived intact for so long. Click here for more details and registration (encouraged but not required).
Check out more events celebrating Love Your Data week! From a workshop on data documentation to an emulation station where you can try out a live demo of '90s games, there's something for everyone. Follow along with #LYD17 and #loveyourdata on Twitter, too!