Your suggestions, week of 2/11/2021

I would like to suggest the following book for the library: Psychological Project Management, ISBN: 9783949294204

Thank you for your suggestion. The Library is happy to purchase books that support the needs of the faculty, students, researchers and staff of OHSU across a variety of subject areas of interest to an academic health center.  As this topic fits within the scope of the Library’s collection development policy, we ordered a print copy of this book for the collection and will post a link when it is available in the Library catalog for checking out.

Please use the Suggest a Purchase form for future requests so that we may follow up if we need additional information to make a decision.

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Is there an electronic version of the American Psychological Association manual 7th edition available through the library? If not, could we request a pdf of chapter 5, bias-free language guidelines to use a a resource at the OHSU School of Nursing.

Thank you for reaching out.  Unfortunately, the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), 7th edition is not available in electronic format for the library to purchase.  We do have three print copies which are already on Course Reserve for short-term borrowing, though we understand does not help very much in this situation. Generally we are happy to purchase texts for OHSU education needs and we generally purchase requested titles in electronic format with as much access as possible.

We would like to work with you on your request that Chapter 5 from this text be made available, but there is not a mechanism to make it digitally available across the entire OHSU School of Nursing that fits well with educational fair use under copyright law which is typically addressed on a course-specific basis.  You can request that Chapter 5 be placed on Course Reserve in electronic format for students to access via the Sakai Learning Management System—please fill out the Course Reserve form for each course for which you intend to use the material. Please indicate that you have already requested that the item be purchased. Library staff considers copyright law when working with instructors to place course reserve materials in Sakai and follows an internal process to make a fair use determination, which guides any needed actions or additional purchases.  Please contact the Library if you have questions or need more information.

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I have had multiple problems since upgrading to Endnote 20 for Catalina (although i love many of the new features). I have spent hours on the phone with Clarivite (they are extremely helpful), but today they told me that they are aware of incompatibility with this endnote version and catalina and their folks are working to fix this. I wonder if this shouldn’t be confirmed and then placed conspicuously on the web page. 

We are sorry how difficult it has been to get EndNote 20 working. As you suggested, we attempted to confirm this problem. Clarivate assured us there were no compatibility issues with macOS Catalina and we have been able to install and use EndNote20 on computers running Catalina.  Our EndNote guide reflects what we have heard from the vendor and experienced with our software installs which is why we don’t have a Catalina notice posted.  However, we will update that Clarivate posted on their website about compatibility issues with both macOS Big Sur and devices with the Apple M1 chip, and is working on updates to their software for these issues.

Software vendors are the best resource for complicated technical issues with their products, so we are glad to hear that Clarivate has been helpful, though we are disappointed that you don’t have a solution from them.  If your EndNote issues remain unresolved, please contact us so we can work with you to assess the issues you are experiencing and suggest other possible solutions.

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How can we improve your Library experience?  Make your suggestion to Kris Alpi, University Librarian.

We welcome your suggestions to improve the online and physical services and resources at OHSU Libraries.  Submissions from this form go to Kris Alpi, the OHSU University Librarian, and suggestions that include contact information will be responded to within two business days.  Suggestions and responses may be shared with the OHSU community through Library Notes, the OHSU Library Blog. Personal information will not be posted.

https://www.ohsu.edu/library/suggestion-box