While WashU is engaged in a variety of initiatives supporting open scholarship — and we encourage you to review other Open October programs to learn about them — one that merits special attention this year is WashU’s participation in the Higher Education Leadership Initiative for Open Scholarship (HELIOS).
Bernard Becker Medical Library is fortunate to have robust collections in archives and rare books that document the history of medicine from the late 15th century up to the present. Subjects in which the library’s holdings are particularly strong include ophthalmology and optics, neurology, deaf education, and the history of dentistry. In order to encourage [Read more]
Becker Library has added a new quiet study area. The Center for the History of Medicine space on the 6th floor of the library is now available to School of Medicine students and faculty for quiet study – no reservations required. The library opened the space in response to student requests for more study areas [Read more]
Student and trainee groups can now apply for modest grants through Becker Library’s Feuerstein Health and Wellness Information Center to help them actualize ideas for reducing stress, improving health and promoting healthier lifestyles among their classmates and peers.
From the Director I am the first to admit that I vastly underestimated the staying power of the COVID-19 pandemic and the enduring changes that it has brought to our lives and work. The vision of everyone returning to work at the library is a distant memory, replaced by the new reality of a hybrid workforce [Read more]
Becker Library and the Office of Health Information and Data Science are pleased to announce the launch of the Center for Health and Science Communication in order to support the campus community in these increasingly essential competencies. The new center was created in collaboration with the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Medical Education, Office [Read more]
As we announced last year, Washington University’s contract with Elsevier extends a 25% discount on article processing charges for open access articles in most Elsevier journals. Please check the Washington University in St. Louis Journal Finder List to confirm eligible titles. The discount applies to corresponding authors from Washington University in St. Louis whose manuscripts were [Read more]
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, and the campus shifted to remote work, Becker Library quickly opened up remote (proxy) access to its e-books, journals and databases – which was previously obtained through paid individual accounts – to be freely accessible to all School of Medicine faculty and staff (students already received free access). As it [Read more]
The School of Medicine recently announced that Philip R.O. Payne, PhD, director of the Institute for Informatics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named associate dean for health information and data science, and chief data scientist for the School of Medicine. As associate dean, Dr. Payne will oversee the Institute for Informatics with its newly [Read more]
Washington University’s recently renewed contract with Elsevier extends a 25% discount on article processing charges for open access articles in most Elsevier journals. Please check the Washington University in St. Louis Journal Finder List to confirm eligible titles. The discount applies to corresponding authors from Washington University in St. Louis whose manuscripts were submitted to eligible Elsevier [Read more]