Limited Service Interruption, Monday, May 28, 6PM-Midnight

Some of HS/HSL’s services will be disrupted on Monday, May 28, between 6PM and Midnight.

Services affected include:

  • access to the online catalog
  • access to the “My Account” feature in the online catalog
  • ability to renew books online
  • item availability information in One Search results

We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Whiteboard Project: Which Summer Movie Are You Excited About Seeing?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Incredibles 2 is the winner! Looks like we want to escape not to a galaxy far far away or to a world of superheroes, but all the way into cartoon land. I’ll see you there.

 

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Fruit Ninja Study Break Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of HS/HSL’s Fruit Ninja Study Break Contest!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st place: Haley Szoke, School of Nursing
2nd place: Danielle Szoke, School of Nursing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3rd place: Tim Cox, School of Medicine

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Discover and Share Data with the New UMB Data Catalog

 

 

 

 

The HS/HSL is proud to introduce the UMB Data Catalog, a searchable and browsable collection of records describing datasets generated by UMB researchers. The UMB Data Catalog promotes research collaboration and data sharing by facilitating the discovery of datasets that may be otherwise hard to find or unavailable from data repositories. Rather than functioning as a repository to store data, the Data Catalog provides information about datasets, including a description of the dataset, keywords, file format and size, access rights, and links to associated articles. With the UMB Data Catalog, researchers can describe their data and make it discoverable, but they are not required to share their data. Instead, the Catalog allows users to request data access through an author, an administrator, or a repository. By allowing researchers to identify common research interests and by supporting the sharing and reuse of research data, the UMB Data Catalog has the capacity to promote interdisciplinary collaboration.

The University of Maryland, Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL), is a member of the Data Catalog Collaboration Project (DCCP), along with New York University (NYU); the University of Pittsburgh; the University of Virginia; the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; and Duke University. Members run their own installations of the Data Catalog, developed by NYU, but work together to share and improve system design, content curation, and outreach efforts.

The HS/HSL thanks the researchers who have contributed to the UMB Data Catalog during its initial development phase.

  • Sergei P. Atamas, MD, PhD, School of Medicine
  • Peter Doshi, PhD, School of Pharmacy
  • Corey Shdaimah, LLM, PhD, School of Social Work
  • Jay Unick, MSW, PhD, School of Social Work

Help us build the UMB Data Catalog! If you are interested in submitting a dataset, have a suggestion for additional datasets to add, or need more information about the project, please Contact Us.

The UMB Data Catalog was developed by the University of Maryland, Health Sciences and Human Services Library in part with Federal funds from the National Library of MedicineNational Institutes of HealthDepartment of Health and Human Services, under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012340 with the University of Maryland, Health Sciences and Human Service Library.

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Check Out the Latest Edition of Connective Issues

 

 

 

 

 

In this issue:

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Fruit Ninja VR Study Break Contest – Game On!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take a break from reality and slice up some virtual fruit salad! The Health Sciences and Human Services Library’s (HS/HSL) Innovation Space is hosting a Fruit Ninja VR study break from May 7-16.

Top score gets a $50 Amazon gift card! 2nd & 3rd place earn $25 gift cards. To enter, take a screenshot of your high score and post it on social media (Twitter/Facebook) with the hashtag #HSHSLSTUDYBREAK.

Drop by to get your game on between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day.

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NIH Director, Francis Collins, Discusses the All of Us DNA Collection Program

The HS/HSL is in partnership with the NIH All of Us Research Program, part of the Precision Medicine Initiative.

The HS/HSL is one of eight institutions to serve as Regional Medical Libraries in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM). Through a cooperative agreement from the National Library of Medicine, the NNLM will focus on improving consumer access to high-quality health information in communities throughout the United States, specifically working with public libraries. [Press Release]

This partnership is a 3-year pilot program to support the All of Us Research ProgramActivities in the pilot are designed to:

  • Help public libraries support the health information needs of their users;
  • Support community engagement through public libraries for All of Us; and
  • Operate the All of Us Training Center, the home for training and resources about and related to the program for consumers, health professionals, librarians, and researchers.

 

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Historical Collections Open House

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The HS/HSL Historical Collections is opening its doors to its unique and valuable collections. Join us to experience some of the treasures from our historical collections for yourself.

Attendees will be able to:

  • Peruse select volumes from the Dr. John Crawford Collection, which founded the Library in 1813.
  • Read the Walter Reed/James Carroll correspondence from the fourth U.S. Army Yellow Fever Commission, which discovered the cause of the disease in 1900.
  • Flip through the pages of the collection’s oldest volume, De Medicina, published in 1497.
  • View two exhibits highlighting the University’s involvement and experience in World War I and the 1918 Influenza Epidemic.
  • Learn more about the exceptional history of the University of Maryland Baltimore.
  • Meet the new Historical Librarian and Archivist, Tara Wink.

Light refreshments will be served in the hallway outside of the Woodward Historical Suite.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend!

For additional information contact Tara Wink, twink@hshsl.umaryland.edu or 410-706-5048.

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Historical Collections Open House

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The HS/HSL Historical Collections is opening its doors to its unique and valuable collections. Join us to experience some of the treasures from our historical collections for yourself.

Attendees will be able to:

  • Peruse select volumes from the Dr. John Crawford Collection, which founded the Library in 1813.
  • Read the Walter Reed/James Carroll correspondence from the fourth U.S. Army Yellow Fever Commission, which discovered the cause of the disease in 1900.
  • Flip through the pages of the collection’s oldest volume, De Medicina, published in 1497.
  • View two exhibits highlighting the University’s involvement and experience in World War I and the 1918 Influenza Epidemic.
  • Learn more about the exceptional history of the University of Maryland Baltimore.
  • Meet the new Historical Librarian and Archivist, Tara Wink.

Light refreshments will be served in the hallway outside of the Woodward Historical Suite.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend!

For additional information contact Tara Wink, twink@hshsl.umaryland.edu or 410-706-5048.

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HTC Vive VR Headset Launches Monday in Innovation Space

Step into the world of virtual reality at the HS/HSL starting this Monday, April 23. Our Innovation Space will be launching a HTC Vive virtual reality system that is comprised of:

  • a headset
  • hand held controllers
  • wall mounted motion sensors
  • a collection of software apps

Stop by the iSpace during VR walk-in hours, weekdays between 1pm-4pm. Staff will be on hand to strap you in and guide you through the emerging technology.

Our current list of available Vive apps includes:

Science and Education

  1. 3D Organon VR Anatomy – anatomy atlas
  2. ChimeraX – next-generation molecular visualization from UCSF
  3. nano-one – build with organic molecules
  4. Calcflow – explore and manipulate vector calculus

Art and Design

  1. Kodon – virtual sculpting tool
  2. Mesh Maker VR – 3D modeling
  3. Tilt Brush – 3D painting

VR Experience

  1. theBlu – underwater exploration
  2. Universe Sandbox – physics-based space simulator
  3. Waltz of the Wizard – experience virtual reality as a wizard

Fun and Games

  1. Fruit Ninja – a slice of virtual reality
  2. Rec Room – virtual reality social club
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