Persistent Unique Identifiers (PIDs), also known as Digital Persistent Identifiers (DPIs), are globally unique, persistent, machine-resolvable digital identifiers with an associated metadata schema. A PID identifies and locates an entity regardless of where it is hosted or published and enables its unambiguous and long-term identification. PIDs are an essential component of the research ecosystem, linking [Read more]
The Becker Archives has acquired the collected papers of Dr. Jerry Cox (1925-2023), who founded the Biomedical Computer Laboratory at the Washington University School of Medicine in 1964. This impressive acquisition comprehensively documents his four-decade career at the university, which included pioneering research and developments in biomedical computing, PET scanning, and computer technology applications in healthcare. [Read more]
While researchers already have to comply with items like the new Data Management Sharing Policy1, NSPM-332, the August OSTP memo3, and ORCID may feel like one more thing to check off the list, there are many reasons it’s worthwhile and even rewarding to devote a bit of your time to ORCID. If used effectively, an [Read more]
Cambridge University Press Agreement: Full Waiver of Article Processing Charges for WashU Corresponding Authors
Becker Medical Library and Washington University Libraries are pleased to announce a new agreement (January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023) with Cambridge University Press (CUP) that entitles corresponding authors from WashU a full waiver of Article Processing Charges (APCs) for nearly 400 journals.
Beyond “In Their Own Words”: Stories of Black Excellence and Resources on the Intersection of Race and Medicine
Becker Library’s newest exhibit, “In Their Own Words: Stories of Desegregation at Washington University Medical Center,” highlights the experiences of Black people and their allies who faced institutional racism and fought for change. Learn more about the stories and topics presented in the exhibit with these resources.
To encourage researchers living more than 100 miles from St. Louis to use these collections, Becker Library offers two grants annually of up to $1,000 each to help defray the costs of travel, lodging, food and photo reproductions. Covered expenses will be reimbursed at the conclusion of the visit. Apply by March 1, 2023.
From Feb. 6-10, libraries, archives and other cultural institutions around the world are sharing free coloring sheets and books based on materials from their collections. On the first floor of Becker Library, you’ll find snacks, coloring books and materials, so let your inner child take over! Then show off your masterpiece(s) to the circulation desk to win a special prize.
Becker library now provides access to all JoVE Research videos including the new JoVE Encyclopedia of Experiments. JoVE’s 13,000+ video protocols can be used to enhance your biomedical research and training. Content can be accessed 24/7 and there are text translations.