Celebrate “Love Your Data” week by checking out the HS/HSL’s new services in research data management . Consult with a member of the HS/HSL team for assistance with developing a data management plan, or in locating, describing, storing, or sharing data. Following best practices in research data management can help you, your lab, or center secure grant funding and create data output that becomes part of the scholarly record. Read about HS/HSL’s workshops in data management including Data Management 101 and Creating a Data Management Plan with the DMP Tool.
A new multimedia Mac Pro is now available on a first-come-first-served basis – no reservation required. See a staff member from the Innovation Space or the Information Services Desk to get logged in. Some experience with the software is highly recommended, though we do provide a guide for support and have staff members that can answer questions.
- Adobe Cloud software includes:
- As well as:
- Audacity (audio)
- Blender (animation, modeling, video, etc.)
- HandBrake (video transcoding)
- SketchUp (modeling)
- Slicer (medical imaging)
- xld (audio decoder)
- and more!
School of Dentistry graduate student tests the new fountains.
The Library Genie Strikes Again!
One consistent request the Genie received was for updated water fountains in the HS/HSL. Six new water bottle filling stations have been added, one on each floor, to replace the outdated models. The new water bottle filling fountains are fast and curtail waste by reducing the number of plastic water bottles we use. There is even a nifty counter on each fountain to calculate how many plastic bottles we’ve saved so far.
We hope you enjoy these new fountains as much as we enjoyed acquiring them for you and in making the HS/HSL a more pleasant and convenient place for everyone.
Want to use the Innovation Space but forgot to make a reservation? No worries! Stop by during our new walk-in hours: Monday through Friday, 2:00 – 4:30 PM. Innovation Space staff will be there to answer your questions in person and show you how innovative tools such as our 3D printers, 3D scanners, button maker, and Google Cardboard viewers work.
Have a project that needs software for graphic design, video and audio editing, 3D modeling, or photography? We’ve got you covered! The Innovation Space just launched a Mac Pro with all the specs you need.
Our multimedia Mac Pro is available on a first-come-first-served basis – no reservation required! See a staff member from the Innovation Space or the Information Services Desk to get logged in.
Links to databases on HS/HSL’s homepage are now functional.
We are actively working to resolve the issue, but the A-Z list of databases and the list of suggested databases on our homepage are not opening.
You can still get to full-text content by searching in the One Search box or by using the A-Z list of journals (if you know the citation you are searching for).
February marks the celebration of a month long focus on Children’s Dental Health, while the month of March focuses on celebrating reading. Why not celebrate both at the same time! It is a perfect opportunity to use a new list of 22 recommended children’s books on oral health created by the Maryland Dental Action Coalition in conjunction with the Health Sciences & Human Services Library (HS/HSL). The book list supports increased access to oral health information for children, families and health professionals and provided guidance to those who purchase and utilize children’s books to promote oral health. Access the list online here. Every book is available for check out at the HS/HSL!
The HS/HSL will be offering free workshops to all UMB faculty, students, and staff. Topics cover a wide range of areas. Some of the workshops being offered this semester include: Data Management 101, RefWorks, Perfecting Your Poster Presentation, and Introduction to 3D Printing. Click here to see full course schedule and registration.
Can’t make one of our regularly scheduled workshops? Consider singing up for one of our On Demand Workshops where a librarian will meet with you at a time convenient to you and go over workshop material.
The Library has 45 study rooms available for group use throughout the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th floors. Most are available without reservation on a first come, first served basis. Four study rooms on the HS/HSL’s second floor and ten on the third floor may be reserved for group study.
Priority is given to UM faculty, staff and students.
Each room has a table and chair, white board, wireless and plug-in internet connection, and electrical outlets. Additionally, most study rooms on the 2nd and 3rd floor are equipped with LCD panels to facilitate collaborative study.
White board markers are available to be picked up at the Information Services Desk.
Feel free to bring in snacks and drinks while you’re studying.
- Study rooms are meant for groups of two or more.
- Rooms may be reserved up to three hours a day. Hours do not need to be consecutive.
- You may reserve rooms up to three weeks in advance.
- Study rooms must be reserved at least one hour before use.
- Rooms are self-monitoring. If someone is in a room that you have reserved, kindly ask them to leave or go to the Information Services Desk and ask for assistance.
- UM faculty, staff & students may reserve rooms using their University of Maryland email address.
Reserve a room today. Questions? Please call the Information Services Desk at 410-706-7995.
Come investigate the possibilities of virtual reality with the HS/HSL’s Google Cardboard headsets!
Google Cardboard is a low-cost virtual reality platform by Google that consists of a fold-out cardboard viewer and a number of smartphone apps. The viewer is used by placing a smartphone with a Google Cardboard app into the back of it and viewing through the lenses in the front.
There are a number of Google Cardboard viewers in the HS/HSL Innovation Space that are available on a first-come-first-serve basis for use in the library.
Once you install the official Google Cardboard app for Android or for iOS, you’re ready to step into virtual reality! See our Google Cardboard usage guide for more details.