Mayo Clinic Librarians Present at MLA 2017

The Mayo Clinic Libraries were well represented at the 117th Annual Medical Library Association meeting in Seattle, Washington this year.  Many staff attended, and several presented posters.

 

Tara Brigham presenting at MLA 2017

Tara J Brigham, MLIS, presented

Coloring Your ʺArtʺ Out: Outcomes of Offering Coloring Materials in Targeted Hospital Staff Areas

The complete is poster available as a PDF.

 

 

 

 

 

Lisa Marks, MLS, AHIP,  and Diana Almader-Douglas, MA-LIS,  presented:

Dreaming to Extend Services, Daring to Expand Our Roles:
Embedded Librarians on a Nursing Research Subcommittee

The complete poster is available as a PDF.

Lisa Marks and Diana Almader-Douglas presenting at MLA 2017

 

Ellen Aaronson, MLS, AHIP, and Lisa Marks, MLS, AHIP presented:

Dreaming to Learn the Socious Platform, HLS Dares to Follow EMTS

The complete poster is available as a PDF.

Ellen Aaronson and Lisa Marks presenting at MLA 2017

 

 

 

Sydni Abrahamsen, MA-LIS, AHIP presented:
Paraprofessional to Professional: Dreaming, Daring, Doing

The complete poster is available as a PDF.



Sydni Abrahamsen presenting at MLA 2017

 

Congratulations and thank you to these staff for sharing their research.

June 29, 2017 at 11:13 am Leave a comment

New Donation to the W. Bruce Fye History of Medicine Library

Quran Strassman Dontaion

Quran donated by the Paul Strassman Family.

The W. Bruce Fye History of Medicine Library recently received a beautiful hand written copy of the Quran from the Paul Strassman family of Lansing, Michigan.  The colophon in this Quran states it was written by Ahmad Bin Syed Mahmood Baghdadi, son of Syed Mahmood, who was likely from Baghdad, Iraq.  It was completed on a Thursday, being the first day of Rajab (seventh month of the Islamic calendar) 952 Hijri.  This date corresponds to the 8th, 9th, or 10th day of September in the year 1545, making this Quran over 400 years old.

Qurans are written from memory and each writer is part of “the Chain” which is traced back to the Prophet Mohammad who memorized the Quran from the Angel Gabriel, who was instructed by Allah.  Each person who has memorized the Quran through a teacher in the chain receives a certificate giving the name of the teacher.

Even though Ahmad is the writer, it is not clear if he copied this Quran from another copy or wrote it based on memory.  Experts who have memorized the Quran, and are part of the Chain, have pointed to some errors in the pages they have reviewed.  It appears these are minor and unintentional.  On some pages the error or omission has been corrected by the writer and can be seen in the margins.  This was the common way corrections were done.

The last page of this Quran (Arabic text is read from right to left) has a disclosure from the writer.  This disclosure is not part of the Holy Text that ends on the page prior and can be translated into English as follows:

However, the release of these praiseworthy words was completed; which are the words of the lord of masters and slaves.  The lord who is the originator and repeater (brings everything back in the day of judgement), the effector of what he intends, one who does not have anyone to oppose, to equal, or to resemble.  He is the one who supports everything good.  This was completed in the first day of the great month of Rajab (lunar month), year 952 (lunar year) of the prophet’s migration (because the year starts when the prophet migrated) peace and blessings be upon him.  On Thursday in the morning (sometime between sunrise but way before noon).  Was written by the needy (he means the need for the mercy of lord not the need for money) and worthless slave (also means that he is worth nothing and feels that this humble work is worth nothing when compared to the wealth of the lord) who is in need of the mercy of Allah, the affectionate.  Ahmad bin (son of) Syed Mahmood Baghdadi (likely from Baghdad, Iraq).  May Allah forgive both of them, Ameen. completed.

Several more photos of this beautiful book follow:

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Hundreds of other unique and rare titles are also housed in the W. Bruce Fye History of Medicine Library. Visitors are welcome on Plummer 14, Monday- Friday from 9 am to 1 pm.

Special thanks to Mr. Rashid A. Fehmi, CPA, Business Development, Mayo Clinic, Mohamad A. Mouchli, M.D., Gastroenterology, Mayo 9E and Ms. Wanda Elkharwily, Mayo Clinic Libraries, Plummer 12 for their kind assistance in gathering this information.

Submitted by Hilary J. Lane
Instructor in History of Medicine
Coordinator of the W. Bruce Fye History of Medicine Library

June 22, 2017 at 9:34 am Leave a comment

New Bookplate Exhibit in the W. Bruce Fye History of Medicine Library

 

Mayo Clinic BookplateEver since books were first printed in the 15th century, it has been common practice for collectors and libraries to make some mark of ownership.  This might be simply the name of the owner written on the inside cover of the book or even on the title-page, but eventually the favored convention became the book-plate – a label with a distinctive design.

The earliest known examples are from Germany.  One, circa 1480, bears a woodcut representing a shield of arms supported by an angel; it was pasted in a book presented to the Carthusian monastery of Buxheim by Brother Hildebrand Brandenburg of Biberach.  Between 1503 and 1516 the great Albrecht Durer engraved several book-plates.  Soon, fashion for book-plates spread from Germany to France and Britain.  British examples date from about 1574.

The armorial style of design dominated book-plates for a couple of centuries, when books were expensive.  Then lighter and more diverse motifs became popular during periods of cheaper printing.  After its heyday, the armorial style was added to by landscapes, views of libraries (real and imaginary), allegorical pictures, piles of books and mottoes or quotations.

In 1934 Mayo Clinic Librarian Miss Frida Pliefke began a collection of medically themed bookplates. She wrote to hundreds of libraries and received in return a fine assortment of beautiful bookplates.  The W. Bruce Fye History of Medicine Library collection comprises over 800 bookplates and this exhibit displays just a sampling of this unique collection. Stop by the W. Bruce Fye History of Medicine Library on the 15th floor of the Plummer Building to see this exhibit.  Hours are M-F, 9am-1pm.

 

A few selections from the current exhibit:

Mayo Clinic Bookplate

The Mayo Clinic Library bookplate bears a very close resemblance to the official Mayo Coat of Arms and is adapted from the bookplates of Dr. Charles H. Mayo and Dr. William J. Mayo used in their private libraries.  The bookplate was revised circa 1921-22 by Ella Jack, who worked in the Mayo Art Studio at that time.  She created a border around the “Coat of Arms” of inverted hearts with a rose center like the crest roses.  This became the common version of the Mayo Library bookplate.  According to heraldic design, the heart signifies “sincerity and charity” while the rose is indicative of “hope and joy”.  This Mayo Library bookplate design is still used today.

 

Dr. Henry S. Plummer, 1874-1936.

Doctor Plummer was a man of great mechanical genius.  He developed the Clinic’s medical records system in 1907 and had much to do with the design and construction of the first two Mayo Clinic buildings.  He was also the major planner for Mayo’s group practice of medicine.

Dr. Plummer’s bookplate features scholarly and medical motifs, including a skull, books, a globe, and chemical apparatus.

 

Dr. W. Bruce Fye, 1946-

Dr. Fye selected an iconic image of the Dutch
humanist and scholar Erasmus (1469-1536) for the centerpiece of his bookplate. Félix Bracquemond’s copper engraving, published by the Louvre in 1863, was based on Hans Holbein’s 1523 painting. Dr. Fye acquired the engraving in Paris. The order of the words surrounding the portrait of Erasmus is significant.
Dr. Fye began collecting books in 1960, a dozen years before he graduated from the Johns Hopkins Medical School. It was at Johns Hopkins that he developed an interest in medical history, which grew steadily into a passion for historical research and writing.

 

Dr. Caroline M. Purnell, ? -1923.  Famous for her work in France during World War I as a surgeon,  Dr. Purnell was the first woman admitted as a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.  She was one of the strongest supporters of the suffrage movement.

 

 

 

 

 

Cedars of Lebanon Hospital

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

California Hospital – Los Angeles

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibit curated by and article submitted by:

Hilary J. Lane
Instructor in History of Medicine
Coordinator – W. Bruce Fye History of Medicine Library

May 17, 2017 at 3:41 pm Leave a comment

New Acquisitions for the W. Bruce Fye History of Medicine Library

Two new volumes were recently added to the W. Bruce Fye History of Medicine Library using funds from the Laurence and Hazel McColl Endowment Fund.

Details about these new books follow:

 

The Surgeons Mate or Military and Domestique Surgery

The Surgeons Mate or Military and Domestique Surgery

Woodall, John.  The Surgeons Mate or Military and Domestique Surgery.  London, Rob: Young for Nicholas Bourne, 1639.

The first book for naval surgeons in its original English binding.

A contemporary of Harvey, Woodall was surgeon to St. Bartholomew’s Hospital and to the East India Company.  His Surgeons Mate was widely used by surgeons on land and at sea for many years.  In it Woodall gives details of his methods of amputation.  He recommended amputation through healthy tissue but “most of the discussion of the subject in his Surgeons Mate (1639) concerned division through the upper level of the dead tissue.  Woodall explained that such excision was painless and that after a limb had been removed the surgeon could whittle away the dead tissue until it was almost gone; two or three men sufficed to help with the operation” (Wangensteen and Wangensteen, The Rise of Surgery, p. 18).

Published over a century before the appearance of James Lind’s famous classic, A Treatise on Scurvy (1753), this is the earliest medical work to give an account of the use of citrus fruits for the prevention of scurvy at sea.  ‘Woodall knew the value of limes, lemons, and oranges, and gave them a prominent place in his account of the treatment of scurvy … [and the book] was made required reading for all naval surgeons in the East India Company’ (Garrison-Morton).

De Sterilitate utriusque sexus, opus in quatuor libros distributum

            Medical Instruments foldout from The Surgeons Mate

 

 

 

Hucher, Jean.  De Sterilitate utriusque sexus, opus in quatuor libros distributum: cui annexus est liber de diaeta et theraphia puerorum.  [Geneva,] Gabriel Cartier, 1609.

 

Sterility continued as a subject of major interest throughout the [seventeenth] century.  Jean Hucher, Chancellor at the University of Montpellier, wrote on sterility of both sexes.  Louise Bourgeois discussed the problem from various angles in 1609 under the title Observations divers sur la stérilité.  Daniel Sennert of Wittenberg (1572-1637) in his Opera made the amusing statement that sterility was due to “imbecility” of the uterus.  François Blondel (1613-1703) of Liège argued that small lean women were more fecund than large adipose ones.  However, of all these works Hucher’s is by far the most extensive and thorough.  He includes discussions of superfoetation and monstrous births, and hydrocephalus in children.

These and hundreds of other unique and rare titles are housed in the W. Bruce Fye History of Medicine Library.

Submitted by Hilary J. Lane
Instructor in History of Medicine
Coordinator – W. Bruce Fye History of Medicine Library

March 31, 2017 at 10:59 am Leave a comment

New Interactive Emeritus Staff Kiosk in Mayo Archives

Emeritus Staff Kiosk ScreenA new interactive display is available to staff, patients, and visitors on Plummer 3. Located in the W. Bruce Fye Center for the History of Medicine, the Emeritus Staff Biographies Interactive Kiosk contains short biographical sketches of all Emeritus Staff (physician and administrative), as well as those who died while in practice at Mayo.

The biographies collection was started decades ago by Mayo’s first archivist, Clark W. Nelson. Initially housed in binders, the collection eventually grew so large that the decision was made to transfer it to digital format for ease of accessibility. The clinic’s cabinetry shop designed and built a handsome cabinet matching the woodwork in the Historical Suite to house the kiosk. Over the course of a year and a half, all of the biographies were entered into a WordPress database, which now contains almost 1,500 entries.

We hope you will have an opportunity to come see the new display and read about some of the fascinating individuals who have contributed to Mayo’s rich history. You can also access the kiosk content online .

Submitted to LibLog by:
Nicole Babcock
Historical Archives Specialist
W. Bruce Fye Center for the History of Medicine

March 7, 2017 at 3:17 pm

MLA Oral History Project features J. Michael Homan, Director Emeritus of the Mayo Clinic Libraries

J. Michael Homan

The Medical Library Association has an extensive Oral History Project, featuring interviews with influential people in the field of medical librarianship. J. Michael Homan, AHIP, FMLA, Director Emeritus of the Mayo Clinic Libraries, was interviewed by Rick B. Forsman, FMLA in late 2015, and the completed transcript of the interview is now available for download. A summary of highlights is also available at the MLA’s website. Homan served as Director of Libraries at the Mayo Clinic from 1994 until he retired in 2014.

 

March 1, 2017 at 11:01 am

More New Library Staff

New Staff Joining the Mayo Clinic Libraries in January

leslieJanuary 16th, 2017, Leslie Hassett joined the Mayo Clinic Libraries; she will serve as one of the Plummer Library’s Health Sciences Outreach Librarians.  Leslie moved to Rochester from Port Orchard, Washington, where she had been a Librarian for Olympic College since 2007. Prior employment included serving as a Medical Librarian for Loma Linda University from 1987-2005. Leslie holds a Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science from California State University, Northridge. Leslie loves performing complex literature searches to assist people in their research and enjoys teaching advanced literature searching techniques.  Leslie is also an award winning gourd artist. She shows and sells her work in juried fine art shows. Most recently, in December 2016, she was in the Bainbridge Island Studio Tour in Washington State. Leslie’s art website is http://gaiagourds.com.

February 2, 2017 at 5:03 pm

New Platform for Journal Citation Reports

Journal Citation Reports will soon be migrating to the InCites platform where you can find new metrics, reports, and visualizations for analyzing journal impact and performance.  Take a quick tour of the new interface.  Questions? Contact the Mayo Library.

January 31, 2017 at 2:52 pm

Announcing New Library Staff

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Effective December 14th, Julie Taylor is now serving in the Plummer Library as a Health Sciences Outreach Librarian.  Julie comes to the Plummer Library after seven years of working in Mayo’s Patient Libraries, primarily serving at the St. Marys Patients’ Library. Julie has a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and a Bachelor of Science degree in Vocational Rehabilitation. Julie is a Dragon Boat paddler and paddles at various races and festivals in the Midwest.  She is looking forward to paddling in Florence, Italy in 2018.

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Matthew B. Hoy also joins the Plummer Library in December, serving as the Associate Director of the Mayo Clinic Libraries. After serving in Eau Claire, Wisconsin at the Mayo Clinic Health System since 2003, Matt has joined the library team in Rochester. Matt’s credentials include a Master of Library and Information Studies degree from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa and Bachelor of Arts in English and Technical Writing from the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire. His research interests include alternative publishing models and emerging library technologies.  He is also an avid gamer and a fan of trivia.

December 27, 2016 at 11:34 am

The oldest book in the Mayo Library

liber-serapionisThe oldest title in the Rare Book Collection of the W. Bruce Fye History of Medicine Library is Liber Serapionis aggregatus in medicinis simplicibus (translated as The Book of Simple Medicaments) by the Arabian physician Ibn Sarabi (also known as Serapion, Johannes, the Younger), who was one of the most influential authors for the development of medical theory and practice, and for the Arabic medical tradition in general.

This title was translated from the Arabic into Latin about 1292. In the first part Serapion classifies substances according to their medicinal properties and discusses their actions. The second part is a compilation of the works of Dioscorides, an army doctor in the reigns of Caludius, Nero and Galen. There is also mention of around 40 other Greek and Arabian authors.

(Submitted by Hilary Lane, History of Medicine Library specialist)

December 7, 2016 at 11:37 am

From the History of Medicine Collection: The Mayo Clinic in Comic Strips

Dr Polley with part of his collection of Mayo Clinic comic strips

Dr Polley with his collection

The W. Bruce Fye History of Medicine Library collects more than just books.  Some of the more interesting items in the collection are comic strips.  In 1983
Dr. Howard F. Polley (1913-2001) donated his collection of cartoons referencing the Mayo Clinic to the library.  Whenever Dr. Polley saw or heard about about a cartoon that mentioned the Mayo Clinic, he contacted the cartoonists and asked if they would be willing to donate an original or printed signed copy for his unique collection.  His collection comprises approximately 82 cartoons and is currently housed in the History of Medicine Library .  The library continues to gather these cartoons and add them to the collection.

 

 

 

The following comics are a small part of the Dr. Polley’s collection:

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October 21, 2016 at 10:22 am

New Exhibit at the W. Bruce Fye History of Medicine Library: Treasures from the Browsing Collection of Henry S. Plummer, M.D.

dr-plummer-bas-reliefDr. Henry S. Plummer, Mayo’s very own Renaissance man, harbored a dream for the Mayo Clinic Library.  He believed physicians who had completed their medical training were in danger of thinking there was nothing in the world but medicine.  His passion was to establish a special collection of fine editions in art, literature, history, travel and philosophy for Mayo physicians to enjoy at their leisure.  Sadly, Dr. Plummer did not live long enough to see his dream fulfilled but his devotion to this idea, and his discriminating taste, live on in what is affectionately called the “Browsing Collection”.

This special collection was opened in April, 1937 and many of these beautiful leather bound books were purchased by Dr. Plummer or were gifts from his personal library.

From the day the Browsing Collection was made available it was a favorite spot with physicians.  There were frequent winter afternoons when all chairs in the room were occupied.  The Browsing Collection was originally housed on the 12th floor and later moved to Plummer Hall to allow more space for study and reflection.

history-of-medicine-libraryThis exhibit was part of Mayo Clinic Heritage Days and displayed in Plummer Hall Saturday, October 1st.  It has now been re-assembled in the W. Bruce Fye History of Medicine Library on Plummer 15 for staff and visitors to enjoy.  Viewing hours are between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.

 

Submitted to LibLog by:
Hilary J. Lane
Instructor in History of Medicine
Coordinator – W. Bruce Fye History of Medicine Library

October 7, 2016 at 9:59 am

Recent publications and scholarly activity by Mayo Clinic Libraries staff

Mayo Clinic Libraries staff frequently publish in both the library and medical literature.  Some of the publications library staff were involved in the last 6 months are listed below. Library staff names are noted in bold text. To see more publications by library staff, visit the Mayo Authors Database.

Publications Primarily Authored By Library Staff

Brigham, TJ. Feast for the Eyes: An Introduction to Data Visualization. Medical Reference Services Quarterly, 35(2), 215–23. https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02763869.2016.1152146.

Hoy, MB. Smart Buildings: An Introduction to the Library of the Future. Medical Reference Services Quarterly, 35(3), 626-31. https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02763869.2016.1189787.

Lisa A. Marks, Diana Almader-Douglas, and Diana Rogers. Drop-in Fridays: Literature Searching for All. Journal of Hospital Librarianship. 16(4), 1–6. (IN PRESS). https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15323269.2016.1221281.

Publications with Library Staff Credited as Authors

Altarabsheh SE, Deo SV, Dunlay SM, Obeidat YM, Erwin PJ, Rababa’h A, Sarabhu N, Navale S, Cho YH, Lamba HK, Markowitz AH, Park SJ. Tissue valves are preferable for patients with end-stage renal disease: an aggregate meta-analysis. Journal of Cardiac Surgery.  2016 Jul 8.
https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.juro.2016.07.079.

Asi N, Mohammed K, Haydour Q, Gionfriddo MR, Vargas OL, Prokop LJ, Faubion SS, Murad MH. Progesterone vs. synthetic progestins and the risk of breast cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Syst Rev. 2016 Jul 26;5(1):121. https://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13643-016-0294-5.

Bellolio MF, Puls HA, Anderson JL, Gilani WI, Murad MH, Barrionuevo P, Erwin PJ, Wang Z, Hess EP. Incidence of adverse events in paediatric procedural sedation in the emergency department: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Open. 2016;6(6):e011384.
https://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011384.

Benkhadra K, Alahdab F, Tamhane SU, McCoy RG, Prokop LJ, Murad MH. Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion versus multiple daily injections in individuals with type 1 diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Endocrine. 2016 Aug 1. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12020-016-1039-x.

Boehmer KR, Barakat S, Ahn S, Prokop LJ, Erwin PJ, Murad MH. Health coaching interventions for persons with chronic conditions: a systematic review and meta-analysis protocol. Syst Rev. 2016 Sep 1;5(1):146. https://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13643-016-0316-3.

Brewer JD, Gonzalez AB, Baum CL, Arpey CJ, Roenigk RK, Otley CC, Erwin PJ. Comparison of Sterile vs Nonsterile Gloves in Cutaneous Surgery and Common Outpatient Dental Procedures: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA Dermatology. 2016 Aug 3. https://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamadermatol.2016.1965.

Cintron D, Rodriguez-Gutierrez R, Serrano V, Latortue-Albino P, Erwin PJ, Murad MH. Effect of estrogen replacement therapy on bone and cardiovascular outcomes in women with turner syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Endocrine. 2016 Jul 29; https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12020-016-1046-y.

Cintron D, Lipford M, Larrea-Mantilla L, Spencer-Bonilla G, Lloyd R, Gionfriddo MR, Gunjal S, Farrell AM, Miller VM, Murad MH. Efficacy of menopausal hormone therapy on sleep quality: systematic review and meta-analysis. Endocrine. 2016 Aug 11. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12020-016-1072-9.

Eckert R, Huberty J, Gowin K, Mesa R, Marks L. Physical Activity as a Nonpharmacological Symptom Management Approach in Myeloproliferative Neoplasms: Recommendations for Future Research. Integr Cancer Ther. 2016 Jul 24. https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1534735416661417.

Ellsworth MA, Dziadzko M, O’Horo JC, Farrell AM, Zhang J, Herasevich V. An appraisal of published usability evaluations of electronic health records via systematic review. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2016 Apr 23. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jamia/ocw046.

Heaton HA, Castaneda-Guarderas A, Trotter ER, Erwin PJ, Bellolio MF. Effect of scribes on patient throughput, revenue, and patient and provider satisfaction: a systematic review and meta-analysis. American Journal of  Emergency Medicine. 2016 Jul 28. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajem.2016.07.056.

Hunt Cl, Nassr A, van Wijnen AJ, Larson AN, Eldrige JS, Mauck WD, Pingree MJ, Erwin PJ, Bydon M, Qu W. Current understanding of safety and efficacy of stem cell therapy for discogenic pain: a systematic review of human studies. Techniques in Regional Anesthesia and Pain Management 2016.

Khera R, Murad MH, Chandar AK, Dulai PS, Wang Z, Prokop LJ, Loomba R, Camilleri M, Singh S. Association of Pharmacological Treatments for Obesity With Weight Loss and Adverse Events: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA. 2016 Jun 14;315(22):2424-34. https://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jama.2016.7602.

Nelson AD, Camilleri M, Chirapongsathorn S, Vijayvargiya P, Valentin N, Shin A, Erwin PJ, Wang Z, Murad MH. Comparison of efficacy of pharmacological treatments for chronic idiopathic constipation: a systematic review and network meta-analysis. Gut. 2016 Jun 10. https://dx.doi.org/10.1136/gutjnl-2016-311835.

Parsaik AK, Mascarenhas SS, Hashmi A, Prokop LJ, John V, Okusaga O, Singh B. Role of Botulinum Toxin in Depression. J Psychiatr Pract. 2016 Mar;22(2):99-110. https://dx.doi.org/10.1097/PRA.0000000000000136.

Rajjo T, Almasri J, Al Nofal A, Farah W, Alsawas M, Ahmed A, Mohammed K, Kanwar A, Asi N, Wang Z, Prokop LJ, Murad MH. The Association of Weight Loss with Cardiometabolic Outcomes in Obese Children: Systematic Review and Meta-regression. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2016 Sep. https://dx.doi.org/10.1210/jc.2016-2575.

Shazly SA, Laughlin-Tommaso SK, Breitkopf DM, Hopkins MR, Burnett TL, Green IC, Farrell AM, Murad MH, Famuyide AO. Hysteroscopic Morcellation Versus Resection for the Treatment of Uterine Cavitary Lesions: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2016 Sep-Oct;23(6):867-77. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmig.2016.04.013.

Singh B, Hughes AJ, Mehta G, Erwin PJ, Parsaik AK. Efficacy of Prazosin in posttraumatic stress disorder: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Primary Care Companion CNS Disorders 2016; 18(4):16r01943.

Visscher DW, Frost MH, Hartmann LC, Frank RD, Vierkant RA, McCullough AE, Winham SJ, Vachon CM, Ghosh K, Brandt KR, Farrell AM, Tarabishy Y, Hieken TJ, Haddad TC, Kraft RA, Radisky DC, Degnim AC. Clinicopathologic features of breast cancers that develop in women with previous benign breast disease. Cancer. 2016 Feb 1;122(3):378-85. https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cncr.29766.

Yadav H, Peters SG, Keogh KA, Hogan WJ, Erwin PJ, West CP, Kennedy CC. Azithromycin for the Treatment of Obliterative Bronchiolitis Following Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Biology of Blood Marrow Transplantation. 2016 Aug 26. https://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.cco.0000208782.61452.08.

Zaid HB, Parker WP, Safdar NS, Gershman B, Erwin PJ, Murad MH, Boorjian SA, Costello BA, Thompson RH, Leibovich BC. Outcomes following complete surgical metastasectomy for patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Urology. 2016 Jul 26. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.juro.2016.07.079.

Publications with Library Staff Contributions Acknowledged

Wright-Peterson, Virgina M. Women of Mayo Clinic, The Founding Generation.
Dawn Littleton, Renee Ziemer, and the staff of the Mayo Clinic Historical Unit are all acknowledge for their contributions by the author.

Robbins MS, Starling AJ, Pringsheim TM, Becker WJ, Schwedt TJ. Treatment of Cluster Headache: The American Headache Society Evidence-Based Guidelines. Headache. 2016 Jul;56(7):1093-106. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/head.12866  Acknowledgments: We thank Lisa Marks, MLS,AHIP, for her assistance with developing and conducting the literature search”

Paper and Poster Presentations by Library Staff

Brigham TJ, Rethlefsen ML, Farrell AM, Osterhaus Trzasko LC. Librarian Use and Advocacy of Author Tools to Determine Research Impact. Medical Library Association Annual Meeting 2016, 12th International Congress on Medical Librarianship, 8th International Conference of Animal Health Information Specialists, and the 7th International Clinical Librarian Conference; Toronto, ON

Farrell AM,Brigham TJ, Marks LA, Golden AK,Osterhaus Trzasko LC, Schram J, Almader-Douglas D, Bongiorno CM, Hoy M. Building the Big Picture: Creating a Systematic Review Process Across a Multi-Site, Multi-Library System. Medical Library Association Annual Meeting 2016, 12th International Congress on Medical Librarianship, 8th International Conference of Animal Health Information Specialists, and the 7th International Clinical Librarian Conference; Toronto, ON

Marks L, Alamder-Douglas D, Rogers D. Drop in Fridays: Literature Searching for All. Medical Library Association Annual Meeting 2016, 12th International Congress on Medical Librarianship, 8th International Conference of Animal Health Information Specialists, and the 7th International Clinical Librarian Conference; Toronto, ON

Marks L, Attwood C, Pettenati N, Almader-Douglas D. iPads® for Patients: Sharing Authoritative Health Care Resources. Medical Library Association Annual Meeting 2016, 12th International Congress on Medical Librarianship, 8th International Conference of Animal Health Information Specialists, and the 7th International Clinical Librarian Conference; Toronto, ON

To see other publications by library staff, visit the Mayo authors database. (available only on-campus)

 

September 30, 2016 at 3:30 pm

What are PlumX Metrics?

PlumX1You might have seen this colorful image  recently when searching for citations in the CINAHL database or any of the other EBSCOhost databases. So what is it, what do those different colors mean, and why should researchers care?

What is it?
That colorful image is a “widget” and it provides some interesting and insightful information regarding the scholarly attention surrounding that particular citation. The PlumX Metrics widget, from Plum Analytics, provides metrics that allow searchers to visualize the research impact of articles, books, chapters, e-books and institutional repository materials.

What do those different colors mean?

The colors on the widget change depending on the altmetrics found in each of the five categories: Usage (green), Captures (purple), Mentions (yellow), Social Media (blue) and citations (orange). If more altmetrics data is found in a certain category for an article, the more pronounced the color is shown in the widget. As an example, see both Figures 1 and 2 below – notice how the article in Figure 1 has attracted significantly more attention than the article in Figure 2. Hovering over the PlumX Metrics widget provides a brief visual breakdown of the altmetrics, and clicking on it brings users to the Plum Suite platform for more in-depth information.

Plum analytics screenshot Figure 1

Figure 1

Plum analytics screeshot Figure 2

Figure 2

Why should researchers care?

Traditionally, research or scholarly impact has been measured using a range of different citation metrics, such as journal impact factor or the number of publications that have cited another publication. However, traditional citations metrics are not comprehensive and typically take longer to truly reflect the impact of a publication.

As mentioned above, PlumX metrics are based on altmetrics, which are different than traditional metrics. The concept of altmetrics is fairly new and is a reflection of an increasingly interconnected world. Altmetrics are mainly composed of data gathered from a variety of online tools and environments. Due to this arrangement, most altmetrics are produced quickly and available earlier than traditional metrics. Altmetrics can also provide a greater understanding of how a publication is being used; it can disclose which publications are being read, discussed, saved, and recommended as well as cited. While altmetrics have potential, there are also some limitations preventing their full acceptance alongside traditional citation metrics.

In summary, PlumX metrics harness altmetrics data and provide a simplified, visual indicator of the scholarly and research attention surrounding a particular citation.

 

For more information about PlumX metrics: http://plumanalytics.com/learn/about-metrics/

For more information about altmetrics: http://libraryguides.mayo.edu/altmetrics

Contributed to LibLog by :

Tara Brigham
Winn Dixie Foundation Medical Library
Mayo Clinic Libraries

July 13, 2016 at 3:58 pm

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