Thursday, December 11, 2014

Catalog, Link resolver (links to article full text) down Sat Jan 3d

Saturday, 3 January 2015, OCLC has scheduled a technology upgrade to support system performance and reliability. During this upgrade, all OCLC services will be unavailable on 3 January 2015, from 12:01 am to 3:00 pm, U.S. Eastern Standard Time (approximately 15 hours)

Friday, December 5, 2014

Library subscription log in and interlibrary loan request form will be affected by campus IT downtime Sat 12/6, 8-9 pm

This just in - campus ITS is bringing some authentication/log in services down for emergency maintenance tomorrow evening, Sat 12/6, from 8-9 pm

Announcement here:

Log in to library subscriptions and the Interlibrary Loan form will be affected.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Print and E-Reserves Lists Due Dec 11th

To ensure availability on the first day of classes, new lists and additions to existing lists are due on Friday, December 5, 2014. Lists turned in after these dates will be processed in the order of receipt unless 1) the bookstores do not acquire enough copies to meet needs, 2) you are new to UNCG, 3) you find out after the due date that you will teach the course. Please alert us to these factors when submitting lists.

To renew or use fall 2014 lists for a different course in winter and/or spring 2015, call us at 336.256.1199 or email us at by Wednesday, December 10. Tell us the specific course and section number for the fall list you wish to transfer and the course and section number for the winter and/or spring course. Lists for which we receive no requests to renew will be removed from reserve beginning Thursday, December 11, 2014.

For more information about course reserves including copyright information, how to submit lists, and how to find reserve lists online please visit our Reserves webpages.

Before placing a film on reserve for your students, please check the Libraries' numerous streaming film resources. We offer thousands of films that may be viewed either in class or on your students' own time 24/7. Different options are available from each film vendor; most offer the selection of specific clips and insertion of questions and assignments within a film.

The University Libraries also offer hundreds of thousands of e-books that may be linked to from your course syllabus. To learn more about these please see our e-book guide.

Library website usability tests

The University Libraries is taking a comprehensive look at our website and we need your assistance!

Would you consider completing one or more Card Sort Exercises, participating in a Focus Group, or volunteering as a Usability Study Participant?

Details and sign up forms are at:

Incentives are available for participation.

Questions? Please contact

Mr. Terry W. Brandsma
Information Technology Librarian
UNC Greensboro

Monday, December 1, 2014

Open Access/Creative Commons Policy from the Gates Foundation

The new Open Access policy of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will require all articles reporting on the Foundation's funded research be made immediately freely available - and carry a CC-BY 4.0 license to enable full reuse.  

You can read the Foundation's announcement (with a link to the text of the policy here: 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

UNCG parents! Free screening for your child at UNCG Psychology Clinic

This fall the UNCG Psychology Clinic is offering "Walk In Wednesdays" - free screenings for children 3-17 years old.

Wednesday Nov. 12, 19 and Dec. 3 from non-5 pm.

Can't make one of those time slots?  You can call the clinic secretary at 334-5662 to schedule a free screening on another day of the week.

Want to follow up on results of the free screening? UNCG employees receive a 50 percent discount for services for themselves or an immediate family member.

More details in this Campus Weekly story

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Instructors - Open Education Stipends will be offered in the Spring!

bag of money: public domain image, johnny_automatic, 

UNCG instructors, are you concerned about the high price of textbooks and online codes for your classes?

In Spring 2015, apply for an Open Education stipend. You could win $1,000 for adopting open educational resources! See the Campus Weekly story:

As always, feel free to contact your friendly liaison librarian for help identifying course materials.  Open education, online available through our library, or other kinds of materials.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Ebola Outbreak Information Resources, Disaster Lit

Sometimes you can't wait for publication of a peer reviewed article to get the information that you need.  Go for the grey literature! Here are some handy resources from the Disaster Information Management Research Center (US DHHS).

Ebola Outbreak 2014 - Links to information from organizations and government agencies, suggested channels for getting updates, situation reports, etc.

Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health
Free guidelines, research reports, training classes, fact sheets, etc.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Paperity, OA journal aggregator

Press release

With the beginning of the new academic year, Paperity, the first multidisciplinary aggregator of Open Access journals and papers, has been launched. Paperity will connect authors with readers, boost dissemination of new discoveries and consolidate academia around open literature.

Right now, Paperity includes over 160,000 articles from 2,000 scholarly journals, and growing. The goal of the team is to cover 100% of Open Access literature in 3 years from now. In order to achieve this, Paperity utilizes an original technology for article indexing, designed by Marcin Wojnarski, a data geek from Poland and a medalist of the International Mathematical Olympiad. This technology indexes only true peer-reviewed scholarly papers and filters out irrelevant entries, like student assignments or drafts that easily make it into other aggregators and search engines....

Webinars (CDC, Johns Hopkins) on Ebola

Darn the digest setting on my listservs.  Just heard about these.

***Webcast: Dean’s Symposium on Ebola: Crisis, Context and Response***
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Date: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 
Time: 9:00 am – 1:30pm (EDT)
The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is hosting a symposium on the Ebola epidemic on Tuesday, October 14; the symposium will also be live streamed. Speakers will discuss the impact of the West Africa epidemic, current and future response, the status of vaccines and possible pharmacologic therapies, recommendations to prevent spread of the disease outside of West Africa, and other issues.
Webcast link:

***Preparing for Ebola: What U.S. Hospitals Can Learn From Emory Healthcare and Nebraska Medical Center***
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity
Date: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm (EDT)
Dial In Number: 888-603-9630 (U.S. Callers); 630-395-0291 (International Callers)
Passcode: 9976995
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has increased the possibility of patients traveling from the impacted countries to U.S. hospitals. A few patients with Ebola virus disease have been medically evacuated to receive care in U.S. hospitals. Recently, the first case of Ebola virus disease was diagnosed in the United States in a person who traveled to Dallas, Texas from West Africa; this patient passed away on October 8, 2014. CDC and partners are taking precautions to prevent the spread of Ebola within the United States. During this COCA Call, the presenters will focus on healthcare systems preparedness, and participants will learn how Emory Healthcare and Nebraska Medical Center prepared for patients with Ebola and the lessons learned. To help presenters communicate content that is most important to clinicians, please submit your questions before the call to Please note: the focus of this call will be healthcare systems preparedness, not clinical management of the patients with Ebola.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Fall break - Jackson Library closes at 7 pm tonight (Mon 10/13)

Jackson Library has shorter hours during Fall Break.  We're closing at 7 pm tonight!  24/5 service results tomorrow, Tuesday 10/14.

Library hours for the fall semester.

Faculty! 10/23 forum- Solving the Textbook Cost Crisis with Open Educational Resources

On 10/23/2014, in the EUC Kirkland, Nichole Allen (SPARC) and a UNCG faculty panel will participated in the faculty forum Solving the Textbook Cost Crisis with Open Educational Resources

Please join us!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Zotero workshops

Zotero is a free and easy to use citation manager that works with a web browser and allows you to collect, manage and cite research sources. This workshop will give you tips on setting up and managing a Zotero account, including  adding citations and bibliographies to Word documents. The University subscription to EndNote Online ends in June of 2015, so we'll also discuss transferring citations to Zotero. Four identical workshops will be held in Jackson Library's CITI lab on Oct. 28, Nov. 3Nov. 4 and Nov. 13 - all are from 3:30 to 5:00.  
Register at:

Friday, October 3, 2014

UNCG walking tours 10/15 and 10/22: History of physical education at UNCG

October is National Archives Month!

Here's a lineup of special events:

Walking Tours
October 15 and October 22 at 2pm, Erin Lawrimore will lead campus walking tours focused on the history of physical education at UNCG. Each tour is limited to 15 participants, so please email to reserve a spot.


  • Beside the reference desk, you'll see an exhibit on Physical Education at the Woman's College.
  • The case near the stairs at the College Avenue entrance highlights a range of our materials focused on health and fitness in North Carolina.
  • The Hodges Reading Room features a new exhibit on Kay Brown, David O. Selznick, and Gone with the Wind (curated by Kathelene).
  • In the EUC connector case closest to the EUC entrance, Stacey has created a timeline of LGBTQ history at UNCG.
  • On October 8 at 4pm in the Hodges Reading Room, Dr. Joy Kasson of UNC Chapel Hill will talk about Lois Lenski and her career as a documentary writer for children, drawing upon the resources of the Lois Lenski Papers in SCUA. This is a follow up to the exhibit on Lenski that Scott created earlier this year.
  • On October 9 at 2pm in the Hodges Reading Room, Kathelene and Jennifer will present a talk on "Interpreting College Scrapbooks as a Microcosm of Institutional and Social History."
  • On October 28 at 2pm in the Hodges Reading Room, Stacey will present a biographic overview of Lev Aronson, whose manuscript and annotated music is among the most recent additions to the cello music collection.
 The University Archives Twitter ( and Tumblr ( will also be incorporated into the Archives Month celebration

Read more about UNCG history at Spartan Stories (, on Twitter (@UNCGArchives), or on Tumblr (UNCGArchives).

Monday, September 29, 2014

Research Data Management Best Practices - Tues 10/28, 1 pm

Got Data? Research Data Management Best Practices - Tuesday 10/28, 1:00 pm Jackson Library, Room 216, UNCG

No matter what kind of research you do, your data are key to your success. We tend to think of numeric data, but research data can take many different forms, including images, video, sound files, or textual data. Data management is the process of managing your data before, during, and after a research project. This ensures that your research is secure, promotes the reuse of your data by other researchers, and assures compliance with federal guidelines.

Come to this workshop to learn the best practices of research data management. All disciplines are welcome to attend. We will discuss why data management matters and share best practices. The session will be interactive and geared to the attendees' needs. All are welcome.

Presenter: Lynda Kellam, Data Services & Government Information Librarian, The University Libraries. For more information: Register at:

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Researchers - ICPSR webinars on data management - depositing, federal requirements, etc.

ICPSR is providing several webinars in early October on data managment - understanding deposit options, federal requirements, teaching data to students, etc.

Free registration here -

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Behind Happy Faces: Talking About Mental Health Tues Sept 16th

Behind Happy Faces: Talking About Mental Health
Free talk by Russ Szabo, Tues Sept 16th, 6-7:30 pm EUC auditorium

Ross is an award-winning speaker, writer, and trainer who turned a diagnosis of bipolar disorder at age 16 into an opportunity to educate others. Ross has spoken to more than 1 million students about the importance of mental health and provided a positive example toempower them to seek help.

Students - Get a mental health check up Thurs Sept 18th

Check up from the neck up!

Thursday, September 18 from 12–2 pm


Counseling Center (Student Health Services) & the Office of Multicultural Affairs (EUC)

It’s time for a mental health check-up! Drop by to see what’s going on in your head, and find out about campus counseling resources.

BYOD: Bring your mobile device for an online screening, or complete it online before you arrive & bring your printed results.


Part of Mental Health Month at UNCG & the Blue Shoes Mental Health movement.

Get more information at

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Scam email targeting UNCG Library Users

Librarians and campus ITS were notified that the following scam email was sent to a UNCG faculty member.

It's a very realistic message!  But if you click on the link that is provided, you're sent to a website with a .tk domain (instead of a UNCG site that ends in .edu).  Don't enter your UNCG user name and password there!

If you see a message like this, please report it to campus ITS.  336/256-TECH or

From: Jan Mackay <>
Date: Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 12:23 PM
Subject: Library Account Access
To: [email address removed]

Dear User,

Your access to your library account is expiring soon and it won’t be accessible for you. You must reactivate your account in order to continue to have access to this service. For this purpose, click the web address below or copy and paste it into your web browser. After logging in, your access is reactivated and you will be redirected to your library profile.

[Link removed]

If you are not able to login, please contact Library Services Manager at


Jan Mackay
Library Services Manager
Access & Delivery Services
Walter Clinton Jackson Library
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Jackson Library CLOSED on Labor Day

Jackson Library will be closed on Labor Day and closing during the evenings on Friday, Sat, and Sun before then.  Library Hours:

Please continue to take advantage of the great online sources through the library website.

And have a great holiday weekend!

Researchers - see NIH policy on genomic data sharing

To promote sharing of human and non-human genomic data and to provide appropriate protections for research involving human data, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued the Genomic Data Sharing (GDS) Policy on August 27, 2014, in the NIH Guide Grants and Contracts (available at, and in the Federal Register (available at on August 28, 2014. 

Highlights from news release:
  • "Investigators are encouraged to seek the broadest possible sharing permissions from participants for future research use of their data."
  • "In general, investigators should make non-human genomic data publicly available no later than the date of initial publication"

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Faculty - Share your works in NC DOCKS, increase your visibility

Dear Faculty,

NC DOCKS is UNCG’s open access institutional repository, which archives journal articles and other scholarly works and makes them available to researchers worldwide. In the last year, there were more than three million downloads of UNCG NC DOCKS items. Your participation will enhance readership of your own works, as well as showcasing the breadth and the value of scholarship created by UNCG faculty members.

If you have updates to your profile or publications list, please send them to Tiffany Henry, the NC DOCKS Assistant Coordinator at Jackson Library ( She can work from individual creative works (such as articles in PDF or Word form, or PowerPoint slides) or from a publications list (such as a CV).

When you send materials or a CV, Tiffany will check each article or other work to verify the copyright policies of the associated publisher, and we will archive what we can (many publishers allow archiving, but some do not).

If you do not yet have a profile but would like to start one, please contact Tiffany and let her know. Your profile can contain a picture, short bio, and any contact information that you would like made available.

NC DOCKS is also accepts works from UNCG students. To be included in the database, student works must come with a recommendation from one or more faculty members.

In addition to sharing and archiving scholarly works, NC DOCKS also offers the option to archive and share research data sets, through a partnership with the Odum Institute at UNC Chapel Hill. See our online guide for more information:

If you have any questions about faculty publications (or anything else) regarding NC DOCKS, our staff will be happy to help:
 Thank you for your support of NC DOCKS and open access scholarship!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Visit the library, you could win a prize!

Know Your Libraries
Wednesday, August 27, 2-5pm, Jackson Library Reading Room

Interested in learning more about how to access and use the many resources available at the University Libraries? Come to this drop-in session to learn about amazing spaces, services, and resources, and enter to win a prize!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Register to vote & get free pizza! EUC Maple Room, 9/10/2014 at noon


Wednesday, Sept. 10 • Noon - 1 pm


Learn about new voting laws and how they affect you.
Learn how to find reliable information on issues and candidates.
Register to vote!

For more information, contact Kristin Moretto, Office of Leadership and Service Learning at 336-256-0538 or

This activity was made possible through funds provided by the Campus Election Engagement Project - NC

Grad students & faculty - 5:30 pm meet n greet w/ free beer and pizza on 9/10

Please join the Office of Innovation Commercialization and North Carolina Entrepreneurship Center for free beer & pizza Weds September 10, 2014, 5:30 pm in room 5301 faculty lounge in the MHRA building.

M E E T  C R E AT I V E  P E E R S

S H A R E  I D E A S


Learn more about funding opportunities for you your ideas and inventions.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Instructors - One of your students could win the Undergraduate Research Award!

The Undergraduate Research Award is a $500 prize for an "undergraduate research project that best demonstrates the ability to locate, select, and synthesize information from scholarly resources and uses those resources in the creation of an original research project."

Heads up to instructors! Keep an eye out this fall for undergraduate projects that incorporate authoritative and scholarly information sources. 

You could nominate your students for this award in the spring!  Information from last year is on this page:

Show Me the Money! Grant searching workshops

Go to UNCG Workshops to register for Show Me the Money and other grant searching workshops!

The Office of Sponsored Programs is offering lots of workshops in August, Sept, and Oct!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Links from PubMed to UNCG articles fixed

Just be sure that you're going into PubMed from a link on the library site!
For instance, UNCG University Libraries --> Databases --> PubMed
The PubMed records you see will now have UNCG logos that lead you to a page with
  • View full text link - IF we have this article online
  • Check library catalog - see if we have this journal in print (not guaranteed)
  • Interlibrary Loan button - in case we don't own this article

PubMed links to UNCG full text are not working

Normally if you click into a PubMed link on our library site, you should be able to click into PubMed results and see a UNCG logo that leads to our subscription (or an Interlibrary Loan button in case we don't own that item).

During our link resolver upgrade, these links have stopped working!

If you use PubMed, here are some workarounds.

A) Type the journal title into the Journal A to Z list. If we own the year that you need, follow links to the article


B)  Shortcut - paste the article title inside quotation marks in the red search box like this
"Serving size guidance for consumers: is it effective?"

Usually you'll see an article record.  Click "view now" to get into full text, or click into the title to see a call number or an Interlibrary Loan link in case we don't own this article.

MORE online videos for instructors! Kanopy collection includes Medcom health care films

We have over 6,000 online videos through the Kanopy database.  

Including 90 nursing and health care training films from Medcom!

Instructors - if you'd like to provide a secure, UNCG iSpartan password protected link for your students to watch one of these films -
1) Enter the Kanopy database
2) Click into the film you'd like to provide to your students
3) Click the embed button to get code that will create a box that leads to the video.

Want a simple link to use?  Look inside the embed code for the web address (it will be inside a quotation mark and begin with https://). 

Find other online film collections on this guide:

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Self checkout for DVDs! Longer loans! No book fines! (but yes a missing item processing fee if returned way late)

Campus Weekly just summarized a pile of great library news. Read all about it!

About fines 
  • there are still late fees for books & other items on Reserve, also for DVDs, Tech Lending and AV Equipment
  • there is a $20 lost item processing fee for anything returned very late: 8 days for Reserves, DVDs, Tech Lending and AV Equipment; 40 days for Stacks, Current Literature, Audiobook and Paperback books PLUS the cost of replacing that item
 DVD self checkout
 If you use the machine to check DVDs out to yourself, don't forget to UNLOCK them!  Slide the DVDs through one of the small black boxy things that look like this

There are a couple just inside the ramp leading up to the EUC, and a couple just inside the door leading out to College Avenue.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Free talk by Doug Elliott, woodsman & storyteller, Monday 9/8 in the EUC

I invite you, your colleagues and friends, to join the University Libraries at UNCG for our annual Children's Book Author and & Storyteller program, which features woodsman Doug Elliott.  Doug's visit, which is free and open to the public,  is coming up on Monday, September 8 in the Elliott University Center Auditorium on the UNCG campus.  You can catch a feature story about him by the Our State TV program here.

Doug Elliott has been described as "extremely knowledgeable...entertaining...appeal(s) to adults as well as young people."  See a blog post about him here.