Thursday, 26 August 2010

Bank Holiday Closure

The Library will be closed all day on Monday 30th August for the Bank Holiday. We will open again on Tuesday at 8:30 am.

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Exhibition on Sir Ronald Ross

To celebrate Mosquito Day which was on 20th August, the Archives Service has put on display an exhibition on Sir Ronald Ross, the discoverer of the mosquito transmission of malaria. This exhibition can be viewed by all visitors to the Library in the foyer area.

Material on display includes the page from his notebook where he made his famous discovery in 1897, photos, correspondence between Ross and Sir Patrick Manson, founder of the School and information on his career working on the eradication and prevention of malaria through sanitation measures.

The archives hold a collecion of 20,000 items of Ross material which are accessible for researchers to use either via the on-line catalogue or through visiting the archives in person. For further information on the collection, please see:

Friday, 20 August 2010

UPDATE: Problems importing MEDLINE results into EndNote SOLVED

I'm happy to announce that a solution to the recent problems experienced by those trying to import their search results into MEDLINE has been found. This has been implemented by IT Services for those using EndNote on a School computer, or via Remote Desktop.

Those of you who use an installation of EndNote on your own computer will need to update the OvidSP MEDLINE filter. Updated filters can be downloaded from the EndNote website at Please contact the IT helpdesk or your departmental IT support for further help.

Monday, 16 August 2010

Problems importing MEDLINE results into EndNote

Following the re-design of the OvidSP interface, there are some problems downloading MEDLINE results into EndNote.

The Library is working with OvidSP and IT Services to get this resolved as quickly as possible.

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Mosquito Day Celebrations - 20th August

On the 20th August, as part of Mosquito Day, the anniversary of Sir Ronald Ross's discovery that mosquitoes transmit malaria, the School will be hosting a number of exciting events. One of these is in the Library and includes a reading of Ross's play "The Marsh" and a 1930's style tea party. There are further details on this event.

As these activities are taking place on this day, you will not be able to use the Library between 1:30 pm and 6:30 pm.

Monday, 9 August 2010

Annual Journal Consultation 2010

The Library & Archives Service invites staff and students of the School to take part in our Annual Journal Consultation, which will determine our journal subscriptions for 2011. The consultation runs from 9th August until 5th September, and can be found at
The link will also shortly be available via the Library & Archives Service home page and the Library tab on Blackboard. Please do take the time to participate - your input is important.

Friday, 6 August 2010

RIN/RLUK study: an investigation into the value of libraries to researchers in UK institutions

LSHTM is participating in a study that is being conducted by the Research Information Network (RIN) and Research Libraries UK (RLUK).The study involves 10 research-lead UK universities and the School has been selected to be the only post-graduate focussed institution. As well as contributing to a national study, the outcomes will provide the School with useful data which will help to inform the future planning for Library Services. Further details on the study are at the end of this post.

Claire Davies, who is leading the study, will be visiting the School on 23rd August and would like to meet with a group of staff and students to discuss their research methods, information needs and use/non-use of LSHTM Library resources.

The meeting will be from 1pm to 2.30pm and a sandwich lunch will be provided.

The meeting is limited to 10 participants, if you would like to take part please email to book your place.

RIN/RLUK study: an investigation into the value of libraries to researchers in UK institutions

Qualitative data will be gathered through focus groups with researchers and one to one interviews with key staff such Directors of Research and Directors of Planning. These will be carried out at 10 research-lead UK universities.

The qualitative aspects will complement a quantitative analysis being undertaken by HESA, the project partners. HESA is investigating correlations between research performance and library characteristics (from nationally available statistics). The study will then investigate possible causation behind correlations.