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Problems with Wireless Access to Library Resources?

September 25th, 2014 by Amy Studer

On 9/24/14, Campus IET changed the IP ranges for the campus wireless networks.  Unfortunately, the library was
not notified in a timely manner.  Because library resources are primarily IP-authenticated, individuals using the
wireless to access library resources are currently denied access.

 

Short-term solution:

This will give you an IP address that should provide access to licensed library resources.
If the VPN proves cumbersome see the tip below for Using Google or Google Scholar From the VPN.

 

Long-term solution:
The library and the California Digital Library have been doing everything possible to get wireless access to library resources restored as quickly as possible.  The process of notifying  all our vendors is well underway and once they have the updated IP ranges in place, the short term solution of using the VPN while on campus will no longer be necessary.  Our vendors need to implement the changes on their end, although we have indicated this is a high priority, we don’t control how long this might take on their end.

 

Using Google or Google Scholar from the VPN:
Use these steps to easily access Google or Google Scholar from the VPN.  Enter the appropriate URL (google.com or scholar.google.com) in the box on the upper right of the VPN Home page (see image below).  After entering the URL, click the BROWSE button to the right.

VPN-add-URL-with-google-scholar

Note this works for any URL (e.g., enter sciencemag.org for the journal “Science”).

For additional help with the VPN, see:  “How to Use The VPN” (2 minute video)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7cIDzJ2NYk

Ebola Outbreak Resources

September 22nd, 2014 by Bruce Abbott

The U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) Disaster Information Management Research Center has created a web page,

Ebola Outbreak 2014: Information Resources http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/ebola_2014.html

NLM has activated the Emergency Access Initiative in support of medical efforts in West Africa.

Emergency Access Initiative: http://eai.nlm.nih.gov
NLM Launches Emergency Access Initiative, Granting Free Access to Books and Journals for Healthcare Professionals Fighting Ebola Outbreak.

GIDEON coverage of Ebola: http://web.gideononline.com/web/epidemiology/index.php?disease=10700&country=G100&view=Distribution  GIDEON (Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network)  is used for diagnosis and reference in the fields of tropical and infectious diseases, epidemiology, microbiology and antimicrobial chemotherapy. Gideon is a licensed resource:  access through the VPN: https://vpn.lib.ucdavis.edu/web/epidemiology/index.php,DanaInfo=web.gideononline.com,SSO=U+?disease=10700&country=G100&view=Distribution

The Centers for Disease Control Ebola outbreak page:  http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/outbreaks/guinea/index.html.  In addition, the CDC has a general topic page on Ebola: http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/index.html

The World Health Organization has a web page on the outbreak: http://www.afro.who.int/en/clusters-a-programmes/dpc/epidemic-a-pandemic-alert-and-response/epr-highlights/4164-ebola-virus-disease-in-west-africa.html as well as a general topic page on Ebola http://www.who.int/csr/disease/ebola/en/. This is the link to the WHO response page: http://www.who.int/csr/disease/ebola/outbreak-response-plan/en/.

Update October 28, 2014:  Here is a resource guide from the University of Iowa:  http://guides.lib.uiowa.edu/ebola

 

Social Housing of Laboratory Animals: Symposium

September 8th, 2014 by Mary Wood

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University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Sponsored by CAAT, Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (NIH), APHIS and AWIC (USDA), and University of Colorado, Denver

This symposium, which is being held on the University of Colorado Anschultz Medical campus, will bring together experts in animal behavior and welfare to address common issues in trying to achieve the mandate for social housing for social species. The first day will focus on nonhuman primates and the second on ruminants, rabbits, rodents and pigs. Participants will be encouraged to discuss special issues they are facing at their institutions.

Full Details and Preliminary Agenda

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NIH issues finalized policy on genomic data sharing

September 7th, 2014 by Amy Studer

Image of Genomic Data Sharing Policy logo

On August 26, 2014, the National Institutes of Health has issued a final NIH Genomic Data Sharing (GDS) policy “to promote data sharing as a way to speed the translation of data into knowledge, products and procedures that improve health while protecting the privacy of research participants.”(NIH, August 27, 2014)

According to a post in The Chronicle of Higher Education, “The data-sharing policy, which will take effect with grants awarded in January, will give agency-financed researchers six months to load any genomic data they collect—from human or nonhuman subjects—into a government-established database or a recognized alternative.” (Basken, August 28, 2014)

References and Additional Information:

Basken, P. (August 28, 2014).  NIH Tells Genomic Researchers: ‘You Must Share Data.’  The Chronicle of Higher Education.  Accessed September 7, 2014, from http://chronicle.com/article/NIH-Tells-Genomic-Researchers-/148509/

National Institutes of Health Genomic Data Sharing Governance Committee. (2014). Data use under the NIH GWAS Data Sharing Policy and future directions. Nature Genetics, 46(9), 934-938. doi: 10.1038/ng.3062.  Retrieved September 7, 2014, from http://www.nature.com/ng/journal/v46/n9/full/ng.3062.html

U.S. National Institutes of Health. (2014).  Genomic data sharing.  Accessed September 7, 2014, from http://gds.nih.gov/index.html

U.S. National Institutes of Health.  (August 27, 2014).  NIH Genomic Data Sharing Policy (NOT-OD-14-124).  Accessed September 7, 2014, from http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-14-124.html

U.S. National Institutes of Health. (August 27, 2014). NIH issues finalized policy on genomic data sharing.  NIH News & Events Blog.  Accessed September 7, 2014, from http://www.nih.gov/news/health/aug2014/od-27.htm