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Latest Issue of ‘Connective Issues’ Newsletter is Online

The December 2017 issue of the Connective Issues newsletter from the Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) is now available.

The topics in this issue include:

  • Why All the Kerfuffle About ResearchGate and SciHub?
  • HS/HSL Partners With the NIH All of Us Research Program
  • 3D-Print Your Holiday Ornaments!
  • HS/HSL Cancels Web of Science
  • Graphic Medicine Collection
  • Collection Realignment Process
  • Bioinformatics and Data Science Workstation
  • HS/HSL Maker Expo – March 6, 2018 – Save the Date!
  • UMB Entrepreneur Toolkit
  • Library Genie 2017 Survey Results
  • Collaborative Learning Room Now Available!
  • Gender Neutral Bathroom
  • “Unmasking the Trauma of War” Luncheon and Guest Speaker
Everly Brown Collaboration, Community Service, Education, People, Research, Technology, University LifeDecember 5, 20170 comments
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HS/HSL NIH Lectures

HS/HSL Hosts NIH Virtual Lectures on Data Science

Network with researchers and librarians at HS/HSL as we live stream the latest event in the NIH’s Guide to the Fundamentals of Data Science lecture series.

The lectures will cover the basics of data management, representation, computation, statistical inference, data modeling, and other topics relevant to “big data” biomedicine.

The series will provide essential training suitable for individuals at all levels of the biomedical community.

Lecture Schedule

Fridays through Dec. 16
Noon to 1 p.m.
Health Sciences/Human Services Library, Distance Education Room

  • Friday, Sept. 16 – Data Management Overview (Bill Hersh, Oregon Health Sciences)
  • Friday, Sept. 23 – Finding and Accessing Datasets, Indexing, and Identifiers (Lucila Ohno-Machado, UCSD)
  • Friday, Sept. 30 – Data Curation and Version Control (Pascale Gaudet, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics)
  • Friday, Oct. 7 – Ontologies (Michel Dumontier, Stanford)
  • Friday, Oct. 14 – Metadata Standards (Zachary Ives, Penn)
  • Friday, Oct. 21 – Provenance (Suzanne Sansone, Oxford)
  • Friday, Oct. 28 – Data Representation Overview (Anita Bandrowski, UCSD)
  • Friday, Nov. 4 – Databases and Data Warehouses, Data: Structures, Types, Integrations (Chaitan Baru, NSF)
  • Friday, Nov. 11 – No lecture, Veteran’s Day
  • Friday, Nov. 18 – Social Networking Data (TBD)
  • Friday, Nov. 25 – No lecture, Thanksgiving
  • Friday, Dec. 2 – Data Wrangling, Normalization, Preprocessing (Joseph Picone, Temple)
  • Friday, Dec. 9 – Exploratory Data Analysis (Brian Caffo, Johns Hopkins)
  • Friday, Dec. 16 – Natural Language Processing (Noemie Elhadad, Columbia)
Brian ZelipBulletin Board, Collaboration, Education, People, Research, TechnologySeptember 12, 20160 comments
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HS/HSL Named Regional Medical Library

The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) has been awarded a cooperative agreement to continue in this capacity from 2016-2021. This agreement, worth over $6M, supports the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Library of Medicine health information outreach efforts over 10 southeastern states, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and the District of Columbia, representing 25 percent of the U.S population.

Additionally, HS/HSL has been named the National DOCLINE Coordinating Office to facilitate resources sharing across the United States. Learn more about the award.

Everly BrownEducation, Research, UMB NewsApril 4, 20160 comments
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