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Data Carpentry Workshop – June 19-20  external link

Interested in expanding your research computing skills? Not sure where to start? This hands-on workshop will introduce basic concepts, skills, and tools for working more effectively with data. This workshop is open to all disciplines.

Topics covered:

  • Data Organization in Spreadsheets &
  • OpenRefine
  • SQL for Data Management
  • Introduction to R
  • Data Analysis & Visualization in R

 No prior programming experience required.

For more information or to register, visit: uw-madison-aci.github.io/2017-06-19-uwmadison-dc/ or download our Data Carpentry Summer 2017 flyer.

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Federal Agency Public Access Compliance Workshop  external link

Over 20 federal agencies now require researchers to make final, peer-reviewed manuscripts publicly available as a condition of funding.

Ebling Library’s Ryan Schryver takes you through the public access submission plans and processes used by top federal funding institutions and answers your questions about Public Access Compliance.

Date: Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
Time: 9:00-10:00 am
Location: Room 1220 in the Health Sciences Learning Center (HSLC), 750 Highland Ave. Madison, WI

Contact Ryan Schryver at 262-6594 or publicaccess@hsl.wisc.edu for more information.

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Humanity in the Art of Medicine  external link

This month and last there were 3 significant pop up exhibits in the 3rd floor Historical Reading Room. A number of artists from Madison’s renowned Bone Folder’s Guild (BFG) looked at about 50 books from Ebling’s Rare Books & Special Collections. They concentrated on a number of small books from the 16th century, especially interested in those that were slightly deconstructed, since, as book makers they are interested in how earlier book binders and artists had constructed the books. We had examples of velum, leather, marbleized end papers, Coptic stitching, gluing, book plates, worm holes, ink shadows, binder’s waste…they could barely contain their delight in being able to pore over and handle these wonderful representations of 16th and 17th century book arts. The bigger illustrated anatomy books were a delight as well, as they discussed what it meant to be an engraver, a printer, a typesetter, and a book binder during an earlier century.

Following the BFG, a number of 4th year medical students, instigated by Scott Lee, came with a very different sensibility than the Guild. They were looking at anatomy books like Vesalius, Bidloo and Eustachae and cross disciplinary texts on surgery, cholera, TB, public health, obstetrics, dermatology, from the early 1500’s to the early 1900’s. While they were generally taken with the age, construction and illustrations within the books- they were most taken with either the accuracy (or inaccuracy) of the illustrations, advice and treatments, and made multiple comments about the phenomenal heritage that represents the history of medical practice. Generally, the anatomical illustrations were lauded for their accuracy, immediacy and beauty, and the interdisciplinary texts were surprising in their modern sensibilities.

The third group were from Professor Josh Calhoun’s “Book Ecology: Then to Now, There to Here,” graduate English seminar, and were looking at books before 1870, that illustrated or described humoral theory and practice. Humoral rational is an ancient Greek theory (pre miasma or germ theory) suggesting that the body is composed of four basic humors such as black bile, yellow bile, phlegm, and blood that were used as a basis to determine the health of an individual. According to this theory, the four humors have to be in balance in order to be healthy. Calhoun’s students poured over many of the same books as the Bone Folders and medical students with an eye to the language being used, the ways humoral theory and practice framed the culture of the doctor and patient, and how such theory informed the literature, like Shakespeare, of that time period. At the end of all these displays we agreed that no matter how the books were being viewed, the constant was the transference of information; historical, humanistic, clinical, and illustrative in the Art (and science) of medicine. If you are interested in a single rare volume, or a display for your like-minded group, contact Micaela, micaela.sullivan-fowler@wisc.edu

Pictured: Medical Students, from left to right: Kelly Bruce, Lauren Engler, Kusha Rahgozar, Scott Lee, Alexandra Wick, Scott Grogan.

Pictured: Medical Students, from left to right: Mazdak Bradberry, Scott Lee and Kusha Rahgozar

Pictured: A close up of Tiedemann’s 1822 Tabulae arteriarum corporis humani shown to Prof. Calhoun’s class.

Pictured: Some members of the Bone Folders Guild with 16th-19th century books from Rare Books & Special Collections.

Pictured: Some members of the Bone Folders Guild with the 18th century D’Agoty (Exposition anatomique…)

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Effortless Journal Access with BrowZine  external link

BrowZine is an app for your mobile device or computer that allows you to easily monitor, brows, read and save full text journal articles. Last year, over 23,000 tables of contents were reviewed by UW-Madison affiliates collectively spending over 480 hours viewing articles using BrowZine.

BrowZine users have become accustomed to:

• Making custom bookshelves of their favorite journals
• Getting alerts of new articles
• Accessing the full text of articles
• Saving articles for reading later
• Sending articles to Dropbox, Zotero or other services

Recently new features have been added to BrowZine including:

• The ability to sync Bookshelves between your mobile devices and computer
• Accessing saved articles via My Articles on all your devices and computer
• The option to read articles offline

Click BrowZine to get started.

Videos are available here.

Ask questions about or help with BrowZine.

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Federal Agency Public Access Compliance Workshop  external link

Over 20 federal agencies now require researchers to make final, peer-reviewed manuscripts publicly available as a condition of funding.

Ebling Library’s Ryan Schryver reviews the public access submission plans & processes used by top federal funding institutions and answers your questions about Public Access Compliance.

Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 10:00-11:00 am
Location: Room 1220 in the Health Sciences Learning Center (HSCL), 750 Highland Ave. Madison, WI

Contact Ryan Schryver at 262-6594 or publicaccess@hsl.wisc.edu for more information.

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Scopus: A Database for Everyone  external link

Scopus is reportedly “the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources”. Half of the Scopus content comes from outside the U.S., making its over 65 million citations an essential destination for resources in all disciplines such as medical, scientific, technical, social sciences, arts and humanities.  Scopus includes all of the journals indexed in Embase, Compendex (Engineering), and MEDLINE. Embase is a very large global biomedical database that covers nearly 3000 journals not included in MEDLINE.

Scopus is especially robust if you are looking for drug literature. Even if you’ve searched in PubMed, Scopus gives you a more comprehensive return when searching for information about pharmaceuticals or medical devices.

The Scopus database also provides powerful citation analysis tools for articles, authors, institutions and journal metrics.

Alternatively, access Scopus from Ebling’s Top Databases column from on and off campus (for those with a NetID).

If you are wondering how Scopus may help with your research or clinical practice or how it compares to other databases such as PubMed or Web of Science, please contact us.

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WORKSHOP: Current Awareness Tools–Join Us!  external link

Need ideas to stay on top of your professional discipline, research interests, etc.? Does what little time you have seem to be spent learning new tools only to never use them? Then attend our Current Awareness Tools makeover! We can offer suggestions and consult with you on how to maximize your efficiency with the limited time you have. Good old fashioned RSS feeds and readers such as Feedly as well as BrowZine, the new journal browsing program for mobiles or desktops, will be covered.

Date:  Wednesday, March 01
Time:  12:00 PM – 01:00 PM
Location:  Ebling Library, Rm. 3268   map
You must enter the library on 2nd floor and then take the stairs or the elevator to access room 3268. Ask for directions at the Service Desk.

Questions about this event?
Contact Allan Barclay for more information at allan.barclay at wisc.edu or 262-3957

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WORKSHOPS: Zotero–Join Us!  external link

Zotero collects all your research in a single, searchable interface. You can add PDFs, images, audio and video files, snapshots of web pages, and really anything else.  It lives right where you do your work—in the web browser itself.

Date:  Wednesday, February 22
Time:  12:00 PM – 01:00 PM
Location:  Ebling Library, Rm. 3268   map
You must enter the library on 2nd floor and then take the stairs or the elevator to access room 3268. Ask for directions at the Service Desk.

Questions about this event?
Contact Stephen Johnson for more information at stephen.johnson at wisc.edu or 262-8255

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WORKSHOP: EndNote Web–Join Us!  external link

EndNote Web is a web-based citation manager free to all UW-Madison staff and students! EndNote Web can be used as a stand-alone citation manager OR in conjunction with EndNote Desktop.  In this workshop learn how to collect and share your references and create a bibliography in your manuscript.

Date:  Wednesday, February 15
Time:  12:00 PM – 01:00 PM
Location:  Ebling Library, Rm. 3268   map
You must enter the library on 2nd floor and then take the stairs or the elevator to access room 3268. Ask for directions at the Service Desk.

Questions about this event?
Contact Michael Venner for more information at michael.venner at wisc.edu or 263-9047

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WORKSHOP: EndNote for Macs–Join Us!  external link

EndNote, a citation management database, is designed to help you import (from journal databases, etc.) collect, organize, and save bibliographic citations/references, and to insert citations directly into research papers using any one of hundreds of style formats. We will demo some of EndNote Web’s features too.

You must bring your own Mac to this class.

Date:  Wednesday, February 08
Time:  12:00 PM – 01:00 PM
Location:  Ebling Library, Rm. 3268   map
You must enter the library on 2nd floor and then take the stairs or the elevator to access room 3268. Ask for directions at the Service Desk.

Questions about this event?
Contact Rhonda Sager for more information at rhonda.sager at wisc.edu or 262-2372

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