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Emily Reimer

  • Posted 32 or 64 bits? to Bio-Medical Library Reference Blog
    We've been getting questions at the Reference Desk recently from patrons who are installing version 4 of Write-N-Cite and wondering whether they should install the 32-bit or 64-bit version. Here's RefWorks' answer to that question: Q. How do I know...
  • Posted On the Media Covers Evidence-Based Medicine to Bio-Medical Library Reference Blog
    This afternoon the public radio program On the Media tackled evidence-based medicine, open access, public misreporting of bad science (autism & vaccines), and the Piltdown Hoax. If you didn't catch it, I thought it was an interesting episode that took...
  • Posted Can I Use Your Data? to Bio-Medical Library Reference Blog
    In case you didn't see this in the HSL Newsletter... It's really kind of hilarious. Librarians at the NYU Health Sciences Libraries recently shared an Xtranormal animation they put together to make their data management class more "edu-taining". They found...
  • Posted Scholarly Communication Developments to Bio-Medical Library Reference Blog
    Interesting developments are occurring on the scholarly communications front... Pilot Fund Available to Authors for Open Access Publishing Recently, the Libraries and the Office of the Vice President for Research teamed up to establish a pilot fund to help UMN...
  • Posted RefWorks Performance Issues to Bio-Medical Library Reference Blog
    Subject: RE: HELP! (Thread:152425) Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2012 10:14:49 -0700 From: RefWorks Support Thank you for contacting RefWorks-COS Technical Services. Recently released updates to the RefWorks program have inadvertently introduced some issues that are impacting users. Issues currently reported...
  • Posted Statistical Abstract being discontinued to Bio-Medical Library Reference Blog
    From http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/: The Statistical Abstract of the United States, published since 1878, is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. The U.S. Census Bureau is terminating the collection of...
  • Posted Experts@Minnesota to Bio-Medical Library Reference Blog
    Dear Colleagues, "Experts@Minnesota", the UMN instance of SciVal Experts, has moved into production at this URL: http://www.experts.scival.com/umn. Tomorrow, we will send an email to each of the 3000 faculty profiled in Phase I to let them know that they can...
  • Posted Biomedical Device Assignment to Bio-Medical Library Reference Blog
    Hi all, According to Jon Jeffryes, the biomedical device assignment has been assigned recently. Students with this assignment need to find a non-clinical, peer-reviewed article on a medical device. Jon has created a library course page created for them, which...
  • Posted Change to Color Printing to Bio-Medical Library Reference Blog
    Hi all, We've changed the way that we will be handling color printing in the future, and I wanted to let you know why and what the new procedure is. The color print menu option has been removed from the...
  • Posted Coming Soon to Bio-Med... Wireless Printing to Bio-Medical Library Reference Blog
    Hi all, In case you haven't heard about this yet - Walter is in the process of rolling out a wireless printing pilot. Since our users have been requesting this service for some time, I'm going to jump on their...
  • Posted Scopus in A-Z to Bio-Medical Library Reference Blog
    Hi all, I just answered my first metrics question using Scopus. I might be the last one in the know, but Scopus (appearing as SciVerse Scopus) is now live in the A-Z list of databases. In other A-Z news, Medline...
  • Posted RefWorks/WNC Troubleshooting steps to Bio-Medical Library Reference Blog
    Hi all - I tried to help a patron this week who was having trouble getting WNC to open properly. Instead of opening to the regular WNC window, it opened to the RefWorks login page. She was able to resolve...
  • Posted Public Workstation Access Cards for Groups to Bio-Medical Library Reference Blog
    Hi all, I've created 25 Public Workstation Access cards for unregistered classroom use. You are welcome to let me know if you need to use them in cases where registering large groups of library visitors might be impractical (i.e. visiting...
  • Posted Access Medicine Temporarily Unavailable to Bio-Medical Library Reference Blog
    Hi all, FYI - our access to Access Medicine has apparently been shut off. Nicole is working on restoring it, but it's a complicated resource since we renew through MINITEX. She hopes to have an update soon. Thanks, Emily...
  • Posted B4UDrink Virtual Bar - Public Health Class Assignment to Bio-Medical Library Reference Blog
    Recently, a Public Health professor requested that our IT staff install a patch to a number of public computers in order to allow his students to view a Shockwave program called Virtual Bar. (The current Shockwave version is too new...
  • Posted Locked Account/Account Already Logged In Messages to Bio-Medical Library Reference Blog
    On occasion, patrons may approach library staff because they're unable to log onto a public workstation. If their error message says, "You may only use one computer at a time," this means they have a locked account -- CybraryN thinks...
  • Commented on Presenting...the Research Ninjas
    This is great. It's both attention grabbing and humorous, and I think that the Libraries would do well to cultivate more content in the same vein. I also like the spin on the boring QR codes that we see everywhere...
  • Posted Refresh and Claim Reminder to University Libraries' Digital Reference Site
    Before answering a QuestionPoint Email question, please click the "Refresh List" link on the a "Active Questions" page to make sure no one else has claimed it. Likewise, always make sure to claim a question before beginning to answer it....
  • Posted Web Version of SciFinder Still Requires Use of VPN to Bio-Medical Library Reference Blog
    Hi everyone, I realized last week that many of you might not be aware that the web version of SciFinder, which requires users to create an account, still requires them to be within a campus IP range for access. If...
  • Posted Little mistake there... to Bio-Medical Library Reference Blog
    Hi all, I jumped the gun in assuming that Word 2010 doesn't have Add-Ins. Apparently, it does, but the tab only appears if you've installed a plug-in. I've asked that our IT department work on installing Write-N-Cite so that a...
  • Posted Write-N-Cite and Word 2010 to Bio-Medical Library Reference Blog
    Hi everyone, I just wanted to alert you that there is a new computer image on our public workstations, and it includes the new Office suite. I'm pointing this out because it appears that the new version of Word does...
  • Posted Appointment slots on Google Calendar to Bio-Medical Library Reference Blog
    For those of you that do a lot of consultations, you may be interested in the new Appointment Slots feature on Google Calendar. Here's Google's description: "The Appointment slots feature lets you set time slots on your calendar that other...
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  • Posted Make Sure You're Routing Books to the Correct Coordinate Campus! to Bio-Med Library Public Services Blog
    There have been numerous circumstances of books requested for pickup at coordinate campuses getting misrouted. When processing requested items, please be sure the proper destination location is circled on the Minitex routing slip. CODE - ROUTING LOCATION MCR - U OF M CROOKSTON CAMPUS MND - U OF M DULUTH CAMPUS MNX - U OF M MORRIS CAMPUS MNU - U OF M TWIN CITIES CAMPUS UMR - U OF M ROCHESTER (A listing of the library-locations and codes is also on the bottom of the Minitex routing slip) If you have any questions, let me know. Sue Delzer (Get It staff) University of Minnesota Libraries - Twin Cities Campus Information Access and Delivery Services ________________________________________________________________________ Post the code for one of the five coordinate campus routing locates so that we know you know you're up to date! Thanks, Emily...
  • Posted Happy Friday from NCBI ROFL! to Bio-Medical Library Reference Blog
    Carbon monoxide: to boldly go where NO has gone before. PMID: 15114002 Can animals detect when their owners are returning home? An experimental test of the 'psychic pet' phenomenon. PMID: 9734300 How good is cola for dissolution of gastric phytobezoars?...
  • Posted ****Important Security Alert: EMAIL SCAM***** to Bio-Med Library Public Services Blog
    There's a pretty legit-looking "security alert" email going around campus right now. The sender claims to be from Norton Antivirus. But it's bogus, Ted: ***They insist you immediately click the enclosed link. You should never, ever click links in email, unless you're darn sure where they came from. A better practice is to look up the website online if you're concerned. ***They threaten to close your account within 24 hours. OIT would never do this; they'd either give you weeks to make a legitimate change or immediately close an account that posed a genuine threat. They do this all the time with compromised Ethernet jacks in the Libraries. ***The sender claims to be from Norton, which we don't use on campus. We use Symantec. Trash the email if you get it. Thanks, Emily...
  • Posted PhotoDelivery and Libraries to U To Be Discontinued, July 1, 2011 to Bio-Medical Library Reference Blog
    Beginning July 1, 2011, the University Libraries article delivery services, Libraries to U (LTU) and PhotoDelivery (HSL) will no longer be providing scanned articles to our users. Starting in July, patrons will be able to request bound journals through the...
  • Posted Change to Loan Periods to Bio-Med Library Public Services Blog
    Hi all, We've changed our book loan periods for graduate students and faculty/staff. Please go to the Services menu on our website and select Borrowing Materials. Review the content and choose one piece (any piece) of information and post it to the blog with your name, so I know you're up-to-date. Thanks! Emily...
  • Posted Blog Article on Searching - Plus, Martha! to Bio-Medical Library Reference Blog
    Martha Hardy shared this interesting blog post on Facebook a couple of days ago. It's a Swarthmore History professor's take on teaching undergraduate students how to frame searches. In spite of the fact that it's about undergrads in the humanities,...
  • Posted National MLA Conference Comes to Minneapolis, May 13-18 to Bio-Med Library Public Services Blog
    The Medical Library Association Annual Meeting and Exhibition will be in town this week and next. This is a national conference, and the Bio-Med's staff will be participating, including by offering classes on a number of days. Please be prepared to welcome guests from around the country and the world (we have a confirmed group from Taiwan who will be visiting!). Visitors may ask for impromptu tours, which Del has agreed to conduct. If Del is unavailable, find me or another supervisor. As always, thanks for your help! Emily...
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