Friday, October 14, 2016

WI represents at MCMLA meeting - two papers you don't want to miss

In a little more than a week the annual Midwest Chapter MLA meeting will be held in Des Moines, IA. In part this meeting is special because it's combined with MLA's Midcontinental chapter, but it's also very special because Wisconsin health science librarians are presenting not 1, 2, or 3, but 4 papers and/or posters. 

If you are attending why not show them some love and stop by their sessions? You won't be sorry. Here's where you can find your fellow Badgers on Sunday. Additional papers can be found online. 

Using Qualtrics to Compile & Evaluate Citations for the AMIA’s 2015 “Year in Review.” 

Date: Sunday, October 23, 2016, Session 1, Room: Council Bluffs,  Time: 1:05:00 PM. Presented by Stephanie Hendren, Graduate Student, Ebling Library, 750 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI, 53705; Additional Contributors: Mary Hitchcock, Senior Academic Librarian, Ebling Library, 750 Highland Avenue, Madison, Wi, 53705,, 608.263.9332
Objective:  To utilize Qualtrics as an efficient method of compiling, distributing, and evaluating several hundred citations between a faculty member and eighteen post-graduate students nationally located. Methods: A librarian initiated the search for citations published from November 1, 2014 to October 31, 2015 using pre-selected keywords and journal titles, decided upon by the faculty member who was a member of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA). Additional keywords and titles were added to subsequent searches for a total of approximately 1400 citations found. A Qualtrics survey was then created to compile the citations and create a “scoring grid” for items that should be included in the AMIA’s Year in Review. Eighteen students were given access to a total of 724 questions via Qualtric’s randomization feature. Each citation was then rated on perceived quality and given a 5-10 word summary of its contents. The randomization was set up to randomly distribute 41 questions to each student. Results: Overall, using Qualtrics to distribute a large number of questions to be “rated” to a large number of people worked very well. However, the randomization feature presented challenges that resulted in a small pool of unanswered questions. To handle the rest of the citations that had not been covered by the initial survey, we distributed a simple word document that mimicked the question format from the survey. Conclusion:  Many features within Qualtrics make it an appealing program to use for a large project involving the evaluation of citations, but certain program limits can raise difficulties during its use.

Enhancing Scholarly Visibility Using an Institutional Repository as a Springboard for Scholarly Profiles in a Multi-Hospital Health Care System; Date: Sunday, October 23, 2016 Session 2 Room: Cedar Rapids Time: 3:25:00 PM

Brenda Fay, Research and Instructional Services Librarian, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI; Additional Contributors: Jennifer Deal, Librarian Lead, Aurora Health Care; Deb Simpson, Medical Education Program Director, Aurora Health Care – Milwaukee, WI; Dave Stout, Bepress/Digital Commons, Berkeley, CA

In 2014 Aurora Health Care (AHC) Libraries licensed Digital Commons to act as our Institutional Repository (IR) including supporting am open-source journal clinical journal. To optimize and integrate the repository’s  full functionality AHC librarians explored ways use the Digital Commons to meet institution needs including increasing the visibility of the scholarly activities emerging from our medical education and research programs. In 2016 we licensed SelectedWorks – a module that allows for creation of scholarly profiles and piggybacks off Digital Commons to integrate content with the strong education and research stakeholder support.  These groups identified and have now implemented SelectedWorks features to: track scholarly output for education accreditation purposes (ACGME), make department scholarship more visible to internal and external stakeholders, and to track “reach” through mapping features. This presentation will describe the hurdles and benefits we encountered during our initial deployment and continued use of SelectedWorks. Attendees will gain: staffing and financial investment insights and strategies for creating participants’ research profiles. Dave Stout, from Bepress, will present two new services recently provided to our community: Expert Gallery, and Readership Dashboards.  These new services present fresh, relevant approaches for our community to proactively look ahead to fill gaps in non-traditional hospital/health care library services, while adding value to their local community.

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