Thursday, July 21, 2016

Ebooks from ProQuest EBL unavailable Saturday afternoon

FYI, the ProQuest company has let libraries and other customers know that their EBL ebooks will not be available this Saturday from 1-4 pm EST.

So, on Saturday afternoon, if you notice you're not able to get into ebooks in the EBL database, or ebooks from the library catalog that say "EBL," this is why.

Apologies for any inconvenience!

Here is the full message:

"To maintain the currency and security of ProQuest ebook platforms, the ProQuest EBL and Ebook Central platforms will be unavailable for approximately three hours beginningSaturday, July 23, 2016 due to scheduled maintenance. 

The EBL and Ebook Central patron interfaces and librarian LibCentral will not be available at these times around the world:
  • Los Angeles (PDT): Saturday July 23, 2016 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm 
  • New York (EDT: Saturday July 23, 2016 from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 
  • London (BST): Saturday July 23, 2016 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm 
  • UTC: Saturday, July 23 5:00 pm - 8:00 am 
  • Germany: Saturday July 23 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm 
  • Australia (AEDT): Sunday July 24 4:00 am - 7:00 am 
*the downtime will NOT affect the ebrary platform*
You are receiving this message as the administrative contact email address for your organization. If you feel you received this email in error, please contact to update the administration contact. Lastly, please forward this message to members of your organization that also need to be made aware of, or may be impacted by, the maintenance downtime.

Thank you for being a ProQuest customer"

Monday, July 18, 2016

DataMed biomedical data search

DataMed is a prototype biomedical data search engine. Its goal is to discover data sets across data repositories or data aggregators.

DataMed supports the NIH-endorsed FAIR principles of Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability and Reusability of datasets with current functionality assisting in finding datasets and providing access information about them. The data repositories covered in this initial release have been selected by the bioCADDIE team and represent only a small sample of biomedical data.

Publishers to have direct access to citation info in PubMed; MEDLINE indexing process and software to change

MEDLINE/PubMed Production Improvements Underway - from the NLM Technical Bulletin.

Looking forward to seeing how these changes roll out in PubMed, one of the most important literature discovery tools in my kit.

Check YODA for clinical trial data

The Yale University Open Data Access (YODA) Project advocates for the responsible sharing of clinical research data.  Data summaries are openly searchable, and data are available for free to researchers who complete a request.

This resource was recommended by our fantastic data services librarian, Lynda Kellam.  Check out her data services blog and library guide for more!