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  1. A Snapshot of the Learning Needs, Gaps and Interests of a Canadian Health Science Libraries Consortium [Download]

    Title: A Snapshot of the Learning Needs, Gaps and Interests of a Canadian Health Science Libraries Consortium
    Creator: Babineau, Jessica
    Description: The Health Sciences Information Consortium of Toronto (HSICT) has a geographically wide, and diverse membership. HSICT is comprised of over 40 libraries and information services based in teaching and community hospitals, public health units, government and non-government organizations and health sector educational institutions, located across the Greater Toronto Area. The following 2015-2016 data provides information on educational events, attendees’ feedback and HSICT members’ self-perceived learning needs, during our reign as co-chairs. Limitations of the data and challenges we have experienced are also discussed.
    Subjects: Health Librarians - Continuing Education
    Date Created: 2017/05/09
  2. Searching French Language Canadian Newspapers for Health Topics: a case study of searching physician assisted death [Download]

    Title: Searching French Language Canadian Newspapers for Health Topics: a case study of searching physician assisted death
    Creator: Lacroix, Denis
    Description: Media, and specifically newspapers,  play a large role in the general public’s understanding of health issues.  Consequently the presentation of health issues in media is the subject of academic study.  A significant number of Canadian newspapers are published in French.  Searching databases that contain content from French language Canadian newspapers presents some unique challenges.   Nothing has been published on the use of Franco-Canadian newspapers as data sources for health studies, although some health studies have used them. In this study, the concept of “physician assisted death” is used as a case study for determining the best resources and techniques for identifying health related articles in French language Canadian newspapers.   Outcomes of this study include analysis of retrieval, guidance on selection of relevant databases, a syntax guide for the databases and a French language search vocabulary for fin de vie et suicide médicalement assisté
    Subjects: Grey Literature Searching, French Canadian Newspapers, Health Topics in Media
    Date Created: 2017/04/28
  3. Letting the Data Speak: Using Data to Guide Our Way to a More Accessible and Impactful Twitter Account [Download]

    Title: Letting the Data Speak: Using Data to Guide Our Way to a More Accessible and Impactful Twitter Account
    Creator: He, Helen Yueping
    Description: Introduction Known as an easy-to-use social media tool, many libraries use Twitter to communicate with their users. Our library is no exception. Although Twitter’s engagement "dashboard" tells us limited information about how many times our tweet appeared on our users' screens, etc., it can’t give us the full picture of the impact of our Twitter efforts. Objectives The goal of this project is to identify what kind of content/tweets are most popular with our Twitter users, including: What sources are users interacting with the most? How popular are the Faculty Publication tweets? How have the use of hashtags affected the Dentistry Twitter? Based on this information, we can pinpoint the areas where we should make adjustments to better serve our users. The scope of our analysis consists of statistical information gathered from our Twitter account from May 2015-May 2016. We utilized the Twitter Analytics feature on Twitter and the program Hootsuite to gather this statistical information. We also used Microsoft Excel to analyze the data using charts and graphs.
    Subjects: Twitter - Library Applications - Analysis, Social Media - Library Applications - Analysis
    Date Created: 2017/05/06
  4. Finding the "core" in core competencies: Revising core competencies for public health information professionals [Download]

    Title: Finding the "core" in core competencies: Revising core competencies for public health information professionals
    Creator: Gabriel, Carolynne
    Description: The Ontario Public Health Libraries Association revised their 2006 core competencies document. The problems encountered were: determining which competencies were core to the work common to all association members, determining which competencies were unique to information professionals in public health, and finding the balance between creating a document to guide practice and professional development and one appropriate for job description and evaluation.
    Subjects: Competencies - Public Health Information Professionals
    Date Created: 2017/05/06
  5. A Comparative Analysis of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Journals' Metric Performance [Download]

    Title: A Comparative Analysis of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Journals' Metric Performance
    Creator: Babineau, Jessica
    Description: Journal metrics and citation counts are frequently used to demonstrate scholarly output and value. The Impact Factors (IFs) from Clarivate Analytics' Journal Citation Reports (JCR) are commonly used as the expected or standard metric to demonstrate journal merit. However, the nature of the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) leads citation counts to be low, thus translating to low IFs. It can be challenging for those publishing in the field of PM&R to demonstrate value when this metric is expected to be high. In December 2016, Elsevier announced their CiteScore metrics. Like Impact Factors, CiteScore is a journal level metric and could be a viable alternative for demonstrating the importance of PM&R journals. This comparison explores some major differences between these two metrics and how PM&R journals are represented in them in order to determine whether one metric is more advantageous than the other for those publishing in the field of PM&R. For this analysis, all metric data was extracted from both JCR and CiteScore in April 2017. Only the 2015 JCR and CiteScore reports were considered. Only PM&R categories that explicitly used the term “Rehabilitation” in their title were included in this analysis.
    Subjects: Scholarly Journals - Rehabilitation - Bibliometrics, Scholarly Journals - Physical Medicine - Bibliometrics, Journal Citation Analysis
    Date Created: 2017/05/06
  6. Reflecting on Grey Horizon: a 5-Year Retrospective of a Grey Literature Current Awareness Tool in Cancer Care [Download]

    Title: Reflecting on Grey Horizon: a 5-Year Retrospective of a Grey Literature Current Awareness Tool in Cancer Care
    Creator: Vaska, Marcus
    Description: INTRODUCTION/BACKGROUND A subject-based blog created by two cancer librarians to disseminate grey literature to a specific research community Launched in April 2012 to facilitate current awareness efforts Almost 3000 posts were accessed globally over the past 5 years Traditional audience measurement no longer applies to social media platforms OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY To understand online user behaviours enabled by social media To explore effective social medial metrics from the lens of integrated marketing communications To identify gaps both from content and structure
    Subjects: Grey Literature - Health Sciences, Cancer Information - Current Awareness
    Date Created: 2017/05/04
  7. The Role of the Library in Supporting Open and Connected Research and Researchers [Download]

    Title: The Role of the Library in Supporting Open and Connected Research and Researchers
    Creator: Villacres, Jerry
    Description: Researchers and institutions are facing increasing pressures, from funders and other stakeholders, to make their work openly available and engage with a broader audience. In the last 20 years the role of the library has changed dramatically - from a place of reference to a one-stop shop for a variety of services, support and access to materials, several of which are often offered on a remote basis. How can libraries and librarians best leverage the tools and data now available to help their faculty and institution: • Comply with funder mandates • Gain visibilty for their work • Demonstrate their expertise • Attract new funding • Identify appropriate collaborators • Make informed publication decisions • Improve their teaching • Align activities and efforts with strategic goals
    Subjects: Scholarly Publishing, Bibliometrics, Scholarly Publications - Impact Assessment
    Date Created: 2017/05/04
  8. Planning for PRISMA: A tool to accurately track citations in multiphase systematic review searches [Download]

    Title: Planning for PRISMA: A tool to accurately track citations in multiphase systematic review searches
    Creator: Visintini, Sarah
    Description: Citation management plays an important role in the transparent reporting of systematic review methods. The PRISMA flow diagram is recommended to assist systematic reviewers with tracking and reporting citations from retrieval to inclusion. This can be challenging as systematic reviews often draw from multiphase searches of databases, grey literature, reference lists, and from hand searches.
    Subjects: Systematic Reviews - Process Documentation, PRISMA flow diagrams data, Systematic Reviews - Citation Reporting
    Date Created: 2017/05/03
  9. Revitilizing the Maritimes Health Libraries Association's Logo: a cost effective, creative solution. [Download]

    Title: Revitilizing the Maritimes Health Libraries Association's Logo: a cost effective, creative solution.
    Creator: Visintini, Sarah
    Description: The Maritimes Health Libraries Association has been undergoing a renewal. A membership survey identified the logo and website as in need of a new “look” to continue conveying credibility. Our working group was formed to design a new logo, which would then set the tone for the rest of the Association's web presence. The Executive provided a tentative budget of $500 CAD
    Subjects: Health Libraries Associations - Canada - Branding, Health Libraries Associations - Canada - Logos, Health Libraries Associations - Canada - Marketing
    Date Created: 2017/05/03
  10. Knowledge of JIF among Nursing Faculty in Saskatchewan [Download]

    Title: Knowledge of JIF among Nursing Faculty in Saskatchewan
    Creator: Kumaran, Maha
    Description: Objective: This project aimed to assess nursing faculty awareness and knowledge of the journal impact factor (JIF) and its impact on their publication choices. Methods: A qualitative cross-sectional questionnaire was developed using Fluid Survey and distributed electronically to nursing faculty and instructors at three post-secondary institutions in Saskatchewan. Data were collected on place and status of employment, knowledge and awareness of JIFs, and criteria used to choose journals for publication. Results: A total of forty-four nursing faculty and instructors completed the questionnaire. The authors found that faculty lack awareness or complete understanding of JIFs and that JIFs are not the most important or only criterion used when they choose a journal for publication. Conclusions: There are various reasons for choosing a journal for publication. It is important for librarians to understand faculty views of JIFs and their criteria for choosing journals for publication, so that librarians are better equipped to guide researchers in considering their academic goals, needs, and personal values.
    Subjects: Journal impact factors, Research Impact - Nursing, Information Literacy - Nursing Faculty, Scholarly Publication - Nursing - Saskatchewan
    Date Created: 2017/05/03