• Collaboration Delivers a New Search Experience to HS/HSL Users

      Brown, Everly; Douglas, C. Steven; Gerhart, Brad; Harris, Ryan L.; Pinkas, Maria M. (2014)
      Objectives: This poster describes the implementation of a discovery tool at the University of Maryland Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL).
    • ERM Ideas and Innovations: Digital Repository Management as ERM

      Pinkas, Maria M.; Lin, Na (Taylor & Francis, 2014-03-11)
    • Final report on WorldCat Local by the HSHSL WCL Task Group

      Pinkas, Maria M.; Klein, Ilene Robin; Del Baglivo, Megan D.; Berlanstein, Debra R.; Hinegardner, Patricia G. (2010-04-01)
      Report following an evaluation of WorldCat Local as a discovery tool for the Health Sciences and Human Services Library of the University of Maryland, Baltimore. The study concludes that this discovery tool is not adequate for HSHSL's users' needs, and encourages further investigation on other discovery tools. ≤
    • An Institutional Repository for the UMB Campus: a white paper

      Gresehover, Beverly; Behles, Richard J.; Douglas, C. Steven; Pinkas, Maria M.; Hinegardner, Patricia G.; Pinho, Thom (2010-08-17)
      Institutional repositories offer a new model for the dissemination of scholarly publications and increase access to resources. The development of an institutional repository will help promote the mission of the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) to educate and conduct research by applying state-of-the-art technology to organize and present the intellectual work of its scholarly community. The Executive Director of the Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HSHSL) established the Repository Information Project Task Group (RIPTG) in May 2008 to explore the feasibility of such a project. The group envisions a repository that while institutional in scope, allows the University’s constituent schools and individual community members to define their own identities and highlight their accomplishments underneath the UMB umbrella. Equally important, the repository should be scalable, designed from the outset to allow for future growth in participation and content. The RIPTG concludes that the HSHSL, a technological innovator on campus and an expert in selecting, organizing, storing, and providing the information the campus community needs, is uniquely positioned to develop and implement an institutional repository for UMB. While there will be some cost for computer hardware and software to host the repository, current HSHSL personnel have the expertise to develop a world-class repository.
    • The Next Generation Digital Archive: A White Paper

      Lin, Na; Behles, Richard J.; Cunningham, John; Hinegardner, Patricia G.; Pinkas, Maria M. (2014-09)
    • Think Inside the Blocks: Health Literacy Outreach to Disadvantaged People in Their Own Environment

      Patterson, Nancy; Pinkas, Maria M. (2011-08)
      This is a bilingual poster with parallel content in English and Spanish. It presents places in the community where health literacy outreach can take place: the school (la escuela), the church (la iglesia), the local library branch (la biblioteca publica de la comunidad), public housing computer centers (centros de computadoras en residenciales publicos), the home (el hogar), the beauty salon (el salon de belleza).
    • University of Maryland Early Dissertations for Doctor of Medicine (1813-1889): Challenges and Rewards of a Digitization Project

      Pinkas, Maria M.; Schnur, Abra; Wolff, Megan; Hovde, Sarah; Harling-Henry, Carol (2012-09)
      The Health Sciences and Human Services Library holds in its Historical Collections dissertations required for obtaining the degree of Doctor of Medicine at the University of Maryland during the nineteenth century. A project to digitize these dissertations for inclusion in the UM Digital Archive began in 2011, thanks to an award from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region. This article presents challenges encountered, as well as rewards and learning experiences gained during this digitization project, especially in the assignment of accurate metadata, and in the assessment of scanning quality.