Infofair 2006 Abstracts

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Morning Presentations

Exhibits and Posters

This year, InfoFair 2006 is hosting an exhibits and posters event from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the atrium on the 2nd floor of the Spencer F. and Cleone P. Eccles Health Sciences Education Building. InfoFair participants can visit representatives from the University of Utah Office of Software Licensing and the University of Utah Bookstore. In addition a number of unique services and projects will be on display. Project directors and authors will be available to answer questions and promote their services.

Title: The University of Utah Office of Software Licensing
Description: The Office of Software Licensing will display many of today's popular software products available to University students, staff, and faculty at reasonable prices. Most packages are discounted up to 50% from retail prices. Some of the more popular products sold are Adobe: Acrobat, Creative Suite Premium, Macromedia: Studio, Studio with Flash Pro, Microsoft: Office, Windows XP Upgrade, McAfee: Anti-Virus Products, and more. For more information on OSL visit their website or email them at or call 801-585-0675.

Title: University of Utah Bookstore
Description: The electronic experts from the University of Utah Bookstore will be available to answer your questions about merchandise that is sold through the bookstore. They will be demonstrating some of the more popular handheld and mobile computing devices. Some of the devices on display will be from manufacturers such as Palm, Dell, Hewlett Packard, etc. The bookstore personnel will also talk about some really hot deals, up coming sales events, and how to purchase your new computer from the "Big Buy." You can find more information about the University of Utah Bookstore by visiting their website or calling 801-581-6325.

Title: Go Local Utah: health information you can stick with
Presenters: Liz workman, Clinical Librarian, Co-Project Director and John Bramble, Outreach, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
Description: GoLocalUtah is a collaborative project of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, the Health Round Table of the Utah Library Association, the Utah Health Sciences Library Consortium, and the Utah Cares Project. GoLocalUtah provides information for health-oriented services throughout Utah, including clinics, hospitals, and nursing homes, plus other services connected to personal well-being such as food pantries and domestic violence shelters.

Title: Institutional Repositories: Online Public Health Libraries
Presenters: Valeri Craigle, Digital Initiatives, Sally Patrick, Director Utahealthnet, Joan Gregory, Technical Services, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
Description: This exhibit will demonstrate the concept of how libraries can manage institutional repositories for providing online access and archival services to Utah Health Department and University of Utah research.

Title: Get It! ILL and DDS at Eccles Library
Presenters: Joan Gregory, Technical Services, Camille Salmond and Amy Birks, Interlibrary Loans, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
Description: Sign up for interlibrary loan and document delivery services from Eccles Library. Learn how to request articles for delivery right to your desktop by checking them off on your PubMed search.

Title: The Neuro-Ophthalmology Virtual Education Library: NOVEL
Presenter: Nancy Lombardo, Systems, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
Description: NOVEL is a collaboration between the Eccles Health Sciences Library and the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society (NANOS) to develop a web accessible collection of digital media for educational use. The collections are free for educational uses and available to neuro-ophthalmology professionals, educators, students, and patients.

Title: Poster: A Digital Photographic History of the University of Utah Health Sciences Center
Presenters: Joan M. Stoddart, Deputy Director and Valeri Craigle, Digital Projects, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
Description: The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library has created a digital photographic history of the Health Sciences Center including the School of Medicine, the College of Pharmacy, College of Nursing and the University Hospital. This material was found in the Special Collections of the J. Willard Marriott Library, the photographic collection of the Medical Center and the State Archives.

Title: Poster: Librarians as Catalyst for Change in Medical Curriculum and Faculty Development
Presenters: Jeanne Le Ber, Education Services and Alice Weber, Collection Development; Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah AND Grant Cannon, MD, Associate Chief of Staff for Academic Affiliations; George E. Wahlen VA Medical Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
Description: This poster shares our experiences and promotes discussion on how partnerships between librarians and health sciences faculty can impact student learning and promote faculty development.

Title: NN/LM MidContinental Region
Presenters: Claire Hamasu, Associate Director and Sharon Dennis, Technology Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine/ MidContinental Region, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
Description: This exhibit will demonstrate NLM resources available free from the Internet covering public health, environmental health, health for the consumer, medicine, and toxicology. The National Network of Libraries of Medicine MidContinental Region carries out the outreach initiative of the National Library of Medicine by promoting and offering training on the use of these resources.

Title: Utah Collaborative Medical Home Project: MedHome Portal
Presenters: Barbara Ward, Project Coordinator, MedHome, and Jeanne Le Ber, Education Services and John Bramble, Outreach, Spencer. S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
Description: The MedHome Portal provides information, tools, and resources to aid primary care physicians in caring for Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) and providing a Medical Home for all of their patients. A Medical Home is not a building, house, or hospital, but rather an approach to providing health care services in a high quality and cost effective manner. Children and their families who have a medical home receive the care that they need from a pediatrician or physician whom they know and trust. The pediatric health care professionals and parents act as partners in a Medical Home to identify and access all the medical and non-medical services needed to help children and their families achieve their maximum potential.

Title: Utahealthnet: where health information connects
Presenters: John Bramble, Outreach and Sally Patrick, Director, Utahealthnet, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
Description: Utahealthnet is a statewide consumer health information infrastructure project sponsored by the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library at the University of Utah. Utahealthnet is developing statewide collaborations and communication pathways with an emphasis on the human connection. The goal of Utahealthnet is to increase access to high quality health information, resources, services and programs in order to increase the quality of life for all Utah residents and visitors. The focus is on health information, services and support throughout the state that will serve Utah's health information seekers regardless of geographic location.

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Afternoon Presentations

  • Biomedical Informatics Faculty Research Projects

    The University of Utah Department of Biomedical Informatics is internationally recognized as a leader in biomedical informatics research and education. Its mission is to improve health care outcomes through information systems in both the private and public sectors of the health industry. These responsibilities involve the active collaboration of University of Utah biomedical informatics faculty and students with a wide variety of entities throughout Utah and the intermountain west. In celebration of the enormous contributions made by the department to health care, InfoFair 2006 highlights three faculty research projects. Presenters include:

  • A Call to Change: Open Access Initiatives and the Movement to Transform Scholarly Communication

    Over the last few decades the system of scholarly communication --the creation and dissemination of products of research and learning--has been perceived as approaching a crisis point. Access to scholarship is curtailed or lost in a system where journal prices exceed library budgets by significant proportions. In the pursuit to change the present system, libraries are partnering with campus communities on a number of initiatives. The presenters will describe their efforts to involve researchers, disseminate new ideas, and build creative partnerships. The end result of which will lead to a new era in scholarly communication.

    Presenters: Joyce L. Ogburn and Valeri Craigle.

  • Breeze Meeting: Online Communication for Many Needs

    Join us for an overview and demonstration of Macromedia Breeze Meeting, a Web video conferencing and collaboration tool. Breeze Meeting enables users to participate in interactive, dynamic online meetings from any computer, at any time, using just an Internet connection and a Web browser.

    Learn how you can use Breeze for meetings, collaboration, distance education and tutorial creation. This presentation will include an overview of the features of Breeze Meeting as well demonstrations of how this new tool is being used at the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library for distance workshops, presentations, tutorials and collaboration. This informative, interactive and fun presentation will encourage audience participation and feedback. Presenters include:

Web Gallery: The Access Horizon

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The health sciences community is in need of permanent, reliable, stable and Internet-accessible repositories of relevant, peer-reviewed, full-text research. The Web Gallery offers links to the people and institutions that are driving the development of such resources. In addition, it also presents search results that highlight University of Utah authors who have published in open access journals.

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