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).