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NIH and NLM Strategic Plans focus on Data Science

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) released their strategic plans this year and they are heavily focused on Data Science. NIH Draft, https://grants.nih.gov/grants/rfi/NIH-Strategic-Plan-for-Data-Science.pdf NLM https://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/plan/lrp17/NLM_StrategicReport2017_2027.html  

Sanford Guide Antimicrobial Therapy App

The Eskind Biomedical Library has acquired coupon codes for the Sanford Guide Antimicrobial Therapy App. The app is compatible with iOS and Android devices. For more information or to request your code, please contact us via the Ask Biomedical online form, http://library.vanderbilt.edu/biomedical/ask-librarian.php. Additional instructions to redeem the code will be provided.    

New System Will Improve Access to Library Collections

One of the biggest changes to happen in Vanderbilt’s libraries in the last 20 years is underway. Beginning in late July, students and faculty will have access to an easier and faster way to search the university library collections. Since the current system’s implementation in 1997, technology has changed. The new catalog will allow more… Keep Reading

Input Needed for Library Website Redesign

The Vanderbilt University Libraries are in the process of developing a new website. Our goal is to gather input from the Vanderbilt Community during the Spring 2018 semester to ensure the site meets the needs of our students, staff, and faculty. Please complete the brief six-question survey by following the links below. If there are… Keep Reading

NIH Statement on Publishing

The National Institutes of Health recently released a statement encouraging authors to publish papers arising from NIH-funded research in reputable journals. See more information below. Statement on Article Publication Resulting from NIH Funded Research Notice Number: NOT-OD-18-011 Release Date:  November 3, 2017 Issued by National Institutes of Health (NIH) Purpose To protect the credibility of published research,… Keep Reading

Eskind Biomedical Librarians win Poster Research Awards

Members of the Eskind Biomedical Library and Special Collections presented their poster, “Who (re)Moved my Digital Library? A Case Study of Library Integration and its Impact” at two annual meetings this Fall. The poster won the Second Place Research Award at the South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association in Albuquerque, NM and Third… Keep Reading

Elixirs, remedies and maladies: 400 years of medical history from the Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections

A special exhibition from the Eskind Biomedical Library’s Historical Collections is now on display in the Heard Library Special Collections. The exhibit, entitled “Elixirs, Remedies, and Maladies,” opened this past July and features rare books, documents, and artifacts from the last 400 years.   Presented in nine themed cases, the exhibit explores ways in which… Keep Reading

Global Handwashing Day, Sunday October 15th

Go out and buy some soap to celebrate Global Handwashing Day which is Sunday October 15th “Handwashing with soap is an easy, effective, and affordable do-it-yourself protection that prevents infections and saves lives.” See goo.gl/10ZL7T for more information.