Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Interloans and document delivery over the Christmas period

Please note that any requests received after 5pm on 15th December will not be processed until the Library re-opens on Tuesday 4th January 2011. This is to ensure that all incoming requests are processed and received before the School and British Library Christmas closures.

Further information for users receiving their requests by email

Staff, grant-funded research students and remote users requesting journal articles or book chapters should be aware that these may be sent to your email address on any day up to and including 23 December. It is your responsibility to ensure that requested items are downloaded and printed within 14 days of the email send date. Any items which expire will need to be requested again, incurring another charge.

National Library for Public Health - Annual Evidence Update on HIV/AIDS

To coincide with World Aids Day on 1st December, the National Library for Public Health has published the 2010 Annual Evidence Update on HIV/AIDS - Behaviour change in high-risk populations.

This update identifies and contextualises all high-level evidence and guidelines published in the last 12 months on behaviour change in high-risk populations including ethnic minorities, gay men, injecting drug users, young people, commercial sex workers, and other populations. The Library has teamed up with experts in the field of sexual health to evaluate the evidence.

To view the update, either visit our home page (www.library.nhs.uk/publichealth/) and click on the link on the front or go directly to the update at http://bit.ly/eKZwoT.

The National Library for Public Health is an NHS funded, publicly available website. It aims to provide links to high quality evidence on all aspects of public health, relevant to healthcare professionals working in the NHS.

Friday, 26 November 2010

Remembering World AIDS Day Exhibition

An exhibition to mark World AIDS Day will be on display in the Library exhibition area throughout December. The exhibition contains AIDS awareness campaign posters, leaflets and ephemera from the 1980s and 1990s. The posters and ephemera were brought together from a wide range of European countries, including Russia, Romania and Switzerland and were intended to prevent the spread of the disease by informing the public of how AIDS can be transmitted. They serve as a fascinating visual record of how the world was beginning to come to terms with such a widespread threat over twenty years ago.

The items on display are just a selection from a large collection of AIDS awareness material that was originally collected by the School’s Centre for Sexual and Reproductive Health and is now held in the School Archives. For more information on the exhibition or the Centre for Sexual and Reproductive Health collection please contact the archives team at: archives@lshtm.ac.uk

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Annual MEDLINE data reload

Every year the MEDLINE data is reloaded, complete with the updated version of the MeSH thesaurus. This process is due to start this week. During the reload, no updates to the MEDLINE database will be made. Therefore November week 3, 2010 will be the final update, until the reload is completed. This is expected to occur in mid-December, however previous experience has shown that it may be mid-January until new updates are provided.

No data is lost during the reload process, the first update after the reload will just be larger than normal. Therefore if you have any auto-alerts set up, you will notice a break in provision, followed by an abnormally large alert.

Monday, 15 November 2010

Nutrition Exhibition

An exhibition showcasing items from the Nutrition Collection is now on display in the Library exhibition area. The Collection, which is held in School’s Archive, is a rich and varied resource consisting of historical records relating to scientific investigations in the field of nutrition created and collected by LSHTM staff between the 1920s and the 1990s.

Records on display include a range of diaries, photographs and research data from global nutrition studies undertaken by the School and other organisations, Ministry of Food recipe leaflets and booklets and records concerning malnutrition in internment camps during the Second World War. The exhibition will be on display until the end of the month so do come and visit the Library to take a look.

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Library Catalogue unavailable

Due to essential maintenance of the School network, the Library catalogue will be down this coming Saturday and Sunday (13th and 14th November). Access to e-journals and databases from the Library home page will also be affected.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Follow an Archive Day on Twitter, Friday 12 November

This Friday, 12 November, is Follow an Archive Day on Twitter, so we thought that this would be a good week to launch our archives Twitter account, @LSHTMarchives.

Follow an Archive Day is an international event, following on from similar successful events for libraries and museums earlier this year. The hope is that it will increase public awareness of the work that archives do, and increase the number of followers for individual archives. For more information about the day, see http://www.archivesnext.com/?p=1699

If you are on Twitter, there are three things you can do to help:
1) Please follow us at @LSHTMarchives
2) Please give us a #followfriday / #ff mention on the 12th
3) Please tweet about the Follow an Archive event using the hash tag #followanarchive. ('Hash tags' are used to identify and search on key subject terms in Twitter posts)

Library e-resources workshop on e-books, Thursday 11 Novembe

The Library will be holding an e-resources workshop, focussing on e-books. This will be held on Thursday 11 November from 12 noon until 2pm in the e-library (next to the entrance to the Manson Lecture Theatre).

Library staff will be available to answer any questions you have on e-books, including how to access and use them. If you are responsible for reading lists, we can also discuss how to recommend e-books and add them to your module's ORC.

Online tutorials will be available for you to view and we will also have brief guides available for you to take away.

There is no need for you to book a timeslot for the workshop, just turn up.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Gems from the Collections - nutrition

Staff and students are invited to have a closer look at the wonderful historical collections that are held at the School. On Wednesday 10th November, between 12 and 2pm in the e-library on the ground floor of the South Courtyard, the Library & Archives Service is holding a 'Gems from the Collections - nutrition' session where staff will be available to show you some of the rare and unique documents and books that we hold relating to nutrition. Material on show will include:

· A range of educational leaflets, pamphlets and posters that have been used to promote healthy eating across the world from the 1930s to 1970s
· Original papers and published articles of former Department of Human Nutrition staff, including Professor Benjamin Platt, Erica Wheeler and Mary Griffiths
· Records from our unique collection of material from Stanley Civilian Internment Camp, Hong Kong, which were created and collected by Dr Dean Smith during his role as Camp nutrition officer, 1942-1945
· Photographs, maps and diaries from nutrition surveys undertaken in Nyasaland, 1938-1943 and The Gambia, 1946-1950

There is no need to make an appointment, just drop in and see us in the e-library and find out more about the School's historical collections.

For further information, please contact Emma Golding, Assistant Archivist.