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March 30, 2011

Merck Index-online access update

Online access has been restored. Please let me know if you have any problems with this database.


Ovid Medline and New Firefox Update.

I helped a patron this morning who was unable to display any citations from any Ovid Medline searches that she performed. She was using Firefox as her web browser. When I had her try the same search using Internet Explorer she was able to display her results just fine. I talked to Steve Irons about the problem and he informed me that people have been experiencing some compatibility problems with the new Firefox update. Ovid is working fine on our computers but if you have any patrons contact you about not being able to display records in Ovid Medline, ask if they are using Firefox and suggest that they use Internet Explorer instead and please let me know. I will contact Ovid and let them know about the problem. Del

March 29, 2011

Merck Index

***We cannot access Merck online. Wilson Technical Services is working with the publisher to restore access. ***************************************************** * **************************************************************************************************************
Thank you,

Amy Claussen

March 23, 2011

Brief Notes on Census 2010 Data

Item of possible interest from Amy West via the AP list...

Hi all,

A reference question that came my way prompted me to write two very brief posts on what you and/or users can expect from Census 2010 data now that the releases have begun.

Shortest possible version: go to the American Community Survey for nearly all socio-economic data and the Census Bureau only does an approximation of Zip Codes and that rarely.


What Data Can I Expect to Get from the 2010 Census? http://blog.lib.umn.edu/westx045/data/2011/03/what_data_can_i_expect_to_get.html
Census Data & Zip Codes: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/westx045/data/2011/03/census_data_zip_codes.html


Open Access & Open Data - Links from University Libraries Assembly

Open Access

AgEcon - http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/

EthicShare - https://www.ethicshare.org/

PLOS - http://www.plos.org/

PubMed Central - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/

SHERPA JULIET - http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/juliet/

SHERPA RoMEO - http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/

Open Data

DataONE - http://www.dataone.org/

Human Genome Project - http://www.ornl.gov/sci/techresources/Human_Genome/home.shtml

NSF Data Management Plan - http://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/dmp.jsp

March 3, 2011

MD Consult server error

E-Books in MD Consult are currently unavailable. Technical support is aware and hope to have the server up before the end of the day.

Thank you,

Server Error

This server has encountered an internal error which prevents it from fulfilling your request.
The most likely cause is a misconfiguration. Please ask the administrator to look for messages in the server's error log.

March 1, 2011

Unregistered graduate student remiders

Hi all,

Just a refresher on what to do if you encounter a student who is trying to access online resources and is denied for not being a U of M affiliate. This would probably most frequently happen with public health students, but there may be other examples.

First, check their library "flags." I know that myself, Del, Jim, Emily and probably some more folks can do this. The "flags" show up in the University's Accounts Database and it is here that we can tell if someone is a currently registered student.

If a student is not currently registered and they are still working on their master's project or dissertation and need access to library resources then there are 2 options for this.

1. If they register through the Grad School (SPH does this), then they have to register for the GRAD 999 option via OneStop

2. If they register through their schools, or they can't use the 999 option, then there is a form through Borrowing Services that they can fill out: