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1 The 3D printing service is amazing - it's very quick and the results have been quite good. I'll send some pictures of the final product!
Comment from Anonymous on Nov 19 2017


gpaulaitis@med.miami.eduThank you for the note.  Library Services staff are fully committed to providing quality service and assisting with your creative 3D projects.

 

Answered by Gediminas (Geddy) Paulaitis, Associate Director

2 you got rid of Quoza. it was a very useful program. why
Comment from jvance@med.miami.edu on Oct 24 2017


jvanschaik@med.miami.eduHi Dr. Vance,

Regrettably, Calder Library has been unable to retain the QUOSA database subscription because of increasing cost and a low number of users.  With no increase to the Library’s resource budget last year (inflationary increases for Calder’s e-resources is approximately $100,000 annually) and an 8% decrease in the Library’s overall FY2018 budget, other cancellations should be expected. 
 
We understand that QUOSA is a unique product so Elsevier was contacted about personal subscriptions. Elsevier responded that it no longer supports individual QUOSA accounts.  Although I know that Mendeley is not the same as QUOSA, Richter Library has  a full subscription for all UM students, faculty, and employees to Mendeley. (See Elsevier’s instructions for migrating from QUOSA to Mendeley below.) 
 
Please let us know if you have additional questions.  We understand that the loss of any resource is disappointing and more than an inconvenience.

Elsevier instructions for migrating from QUOSA to Mendeley:
For individual reference and literature management tasks, we are encouraging individual QUOSA subscribers to migrate to Mendeley ( https://www.mendeley.com/features/). To migrate references from QUOSA to Mendeley, you can export as an EndNote (.ris) file and then follow these instructions to import them to Mendeley.
 
In QIM
 
1. Go to Settings > Citation Manager > Select Citation Manager > EndNote
(you should see a checkmark appear before Endnote) You can repeat the steps above to verify
 
2. Go to Settings > Citation Manager > Select Save Citations to a File
(you should see a checkmark appear before Save Citations to a file) You can repeat the steps above to verify
 
Then, you can select records in the results pane, click File > Export > To EndNote, RefMan, etc
Give is a file name and select a location
 
For future reference
I found this information of how to get batches of citations from PubMed into Mendeley
http://guides.library.harvard.edu/c.php?g=310338&p=2071759
 
https://www.mendeley.com/import/
 

Answered by JoAnn Van Schaik, Executive Director

3 The mac computer on the first floor closest to the column has been broken for over a week now. It will not let you log in.
Comment from Anonymous on Oct 20 2017


kloper@med.miami.eduThank you for letting us know!  We will have a tech look at it immediately.

 

Answered by Kimberly Loper, Deputy Director

4 Do you have access to the Current Protocols in Immunology? We currently get hard copies but instead wanted to know if Faculty and staff would be able to go online.
Comment from sarguelles@med.miami.edu on Oct 06 2017


jvanschaik@med.miami.edu 
Hi Silvia,
 
Calder Library has not had the funds to transition to online subscriptions to Wiley’s Protocols titles.  We hope to do that in the future.  As with the rest of the medical campus, the Library has undergone an 8% budget cut for the current fiscal year so it will be awhile before this can happen.  For quick electronic versions of the articles, you may request free individual articles through Calder’s Interlibrary Loan Office and receive emailed PDFs of the article, usually within a few yours.  The ILL form link is below:
 
http://calder.med.miami.edu/forms/journal_photocopy_request_patron.html
 
Sincerely yours, 
JoAnn

Answered by JoAnn Van Schaik, Executive Director

5 just wondering if we as nurse anesthesia program students at UM have full access to uptodate, it keeps asking for login and doesn't have Um in their list of institutions? please advice
Comment from jxt712@miami.edu on Aug 23 2017


kloper@med.miami.eduHello and thank you for your message!  All UM faculty, staff, and students should have access to UpToDate regardless of campus.  If you are on campus, you shouldn't need to log-in.  However, in order to accss UpToDate off campus or on a mobile device, you will need to create an acccount (regsiter) while on campus and sign on before using.  The registration page can be found at this link UpToDate Registion.  Please don't hesitatate to contact me if you need further assistance.

Sincerely yours,

Kim
 

Answered by Kimberly Loper, Deputy Director

6 Please either install the UWorld Launch client or allow the Macs in the Papper Study Lounge on the 3rd Floor (3017A) and in the Mac Lab (2011) on the 2nd floor to run the UWorld Launch client. Right now, you cannot run the client on Macs because the current security settings on these computers do not recognize the publisher of this launch client. This is one of the main study resources used by Medical students and it would be appreciated if it could be run on all the computers in the library, not just on the PC's.
Comment from ram94@med.miami.edu on Jul 05 2017


kloper@med.miami.eduGood morning,

Thank you for your message and for letting the Library know that this resource is needed.  Our Electronic Services Librarian is now working with the Academic Services Department to have UWorld installed on the MACs.  Academic Serives manages all of the updates and resources on Library patron computers.  They will first need to create a new desktop image before activating the resources.  Hopefully this new image will be deployed within the next two weeks.

Sincerely yours,

Kim
 

Answered by Kimberly Loper, Deputy Director

7 Calder Library's ability to provide articles and books via interlibrary loan is FAST and FANTASTIC! Interlibrary Loan has greatly facilitated my research program here at Miller.
Comment from sroper@med.miami.edu on Jul 05 2017


dgoolabsingh@med.miami.eduHi Dr. Roper,
 
Thank you for your kind words, it is very much appreciated. We do strive to meet the needs of our patrons in a courteous and timely manner.
 
David
 

Answered by David Goolabsingh, Associate Director

8 Hi, I noticed that the link for Case Files for Pediatrics did not provide access to the text. It directs you to "Access Medicine" but then says "your institution does not subscribe". May a subscription please be purchased to provide access? Thank you.
Comment from karpmr@gmail.com on Jul 04 2017


kloper@med.miami.eduHello,

Thank you for your message and for brining this to our attention.  We do have a subscription to Case Files Pediatrics.  However, Access Medicine's site was having issues on July 4th and 5th.  Our Access Medicine representatives were able to restore access yesterday (July 5th) at around 5pm.  I checked this morning and the Case Files were working.  Please let me know if you have any further issues.

Answered by Kimberly Loper, Deputy Director

9 Mr. Vinson has been very helpful and courteous- the last time, he assisted me especially when it was pouring rain and gave me a makeshift bag to keep myself and my things dry.
Comment from vinay.pai@jhsmiami.org on Jun 08 2017


kloper@med.miami.eduThank you for your comments!  I will let Mr. Vinson and his superviors know!

Sincerely,

Kim

Answered by Kimberly Loper, Deputy Director

10 A lot of the Windows computers on the first floor need Adobe Flash to be updated. Also, the volume icon on the bottom tool bar does not work
Comment from Anonymous on May 19 2017


dgoolabsingh@med.miami.eduThanks for your feedback. I asked our desktop support technician to look into the two issues you identified. The technician checked several computers on both the 1st and 2nd floors and the volume on all PCs worked properly. He suggested in the future to include the PC number (listed on the top of PC) when reporting a problem. Although not required, it would also be helpful to include contact information in the event we need further information to resolve issues.

With respect to Adobe flash updates. All PCs in the library are scheduled to be updated within the next couple of weeks. Per the help desk technician,  “Adobe releases several updates to Flash throughout the year sometimes several times within one month. We typically update Flash when we reinstall the computers with a new image unless, there is a major security issue or the older version breaks some functionality that is needed. The computers in the library are scheduled to be updated with a new image in the coming weeks. I will continue to monitor the situation to see if any immediate action needs to be taken.

Regards,
David
 

Answered by David Goolabsingh, Associate Director

11 Who it it may concern: I want the Manager of this Library to know that Mr. Rene and MR. ED are excellent workers and helpers with the students and Jackson staff that comes to this library. Anytime we come to this library these two gentlemen are always there ready to help and to assist the public. Great workers!
Comment from Anonymous on Apr 13 2017


gpaulaitis@med.miami.eduThank you for your kind message.  Too often people are eager to complain but not applaud.  I have forwarded your comments to Rene, Ed, and the executive director of the Library. 

Sincerely yours,

Geddy
Director of Library Services
 

Answered by Gediminas (Geddy) Paulaitis, Associate Director

12 EZproxy Server Error Please tell your server administrator to check messages.txt for a MaxVirtualHosts error
Comment from pxp355@miami.edu on Apr 13 2017


kloper@med.miami.eduThank you for your message.  The issue should now be resolved.
Sincerely yours,

Kim

Answered by Kimberly Loper, Deputy Director

13 Studying in Calder is such a pleasant experience! Always well kept. Rene and David are phenomenal staff members. I once had an issue with a computer monitor on the second floor that was blurry. I tried everything to fix it, but nothing seemed to work. I brought up the issue to Rene and David's attention, and within the hour the monitor was switched for a new one!!! Such a warm and helpful environment that i greatly appreciate!!
Comment from emaranda@med.miami.edu on Mar 29 2017


kloper@med.miami.eduThank you for your message.  We appreciate all of our staff members and believe they always strive to do their best.  It is nice to hear that others feel the same!  I have forwarded your comments to both Rene and David's supervisors.

Sincerely yours,
Kim

Answered by Kimberly Loper, Deputy Director

14 I need to be able to access journals from my iPad. This requires VPN on iPad but the last time I looked at this it was not supported by Med IT.
Comment from Anonymous via 2016 Patron Survey on Jan 18 2017


dgoolabsingh@med.miami.eduIt is possible to access the Library’s e-resources via the VPN on your iPad. Instructions on installing the VPN client on your iPad. 

Answered by David Goolabsingh, Associate Director

15 More outlets/ways to plug in a laptop charging cable in the 3rd floor study room!!! Please!!! Especially from the tables that located far from wall outlets, the cable splitters don't reach them.
Comment from Anonymous via 2016 Patron Survey on Jan 18 2017


kloper@med.miami.eduThank you for your suggestion.  The Library working with Facilities hired an outside company to install 7 new 4 plug floor flushed outlets.  Three outlets were installed in the 3rd floor History of Medicine Room, 1 in the 3rd floor open study space, and 3 more on the first floor in the open study space.  We are excited to report that these new outlets increase our plug capacity by 28.   

Answered by Kimberly Loper, Deputy Director

16 Would be nice to have a TV room?
Comment from Anonymous via 2016 Patron Survey on Jan 18 2017


kloper@med.miami.eduThank you so much for your suggestion.  Two years ago, the Library refurbished room 1021A on the 1st floor toward the back of the Library.  In addition to new cushioned chairs with swivel table tops, foot rest, and cafe tables, a television was installed for patron use.
 

Answered by Kimberly Loper, Deputy Director

17 Making it easier to access library materials using just my canelink/email, instead of a separate library account.
Comment from Anonymous via 2016 Patron Survey on Jan 18 2017


dgoolabsingh@med.miami.eduCalder Library recently implemented a new access method which allows patrons to use their CaneID. There is no longer a need for a separate library account to access Calder’s e-resources remotely.

Answered by David Goolabsingh, Associate Director

18 BIOMEDICAL COMMUNICATION: I believe that additional personnel could be hired to help out in speeding up the production of audiovisual materials. I also believe that this equipment might be upgraded and newer, smarter technology added.
Comment from Anonymous via 2016 Patron Survey on Jan 18 2017


gpaulaitis@med.miami.eduSince Biomedical Communications operates on a cost-recovery basis (income supports all departmental cost including personnel salaries) hiring additional personnel is highly problematic.  However, most of Biomed Communications’ equipment is professional grade and has been updated in the last year. 

Answered by Gediminas (Geddy) Paulaitis, Associate Director

19 Fixing the audio ports on the Macs.
Comment from Anonymous via 2016 Patron Survey on Jan 18 2017


dgoolabsingh@med.miami.eduCalder recently replaced 13 Macs, including all machines that had audio problems.

Answered by David Goolabsingh, Associate Director