Down 3 games to 0 in a best-of-7 series.Down 4 runs to 3 in the 9th inning, their last at bat.Mariano Rivera, arguably the best closer in the history of baseball was pitching for the Yankees.BUT… Kevin Millar drew a walk. Dave Roberts came in to pinch run. And then he stole 2nd base. And then Billy Mueller got a base hit, Roberts scored, game tied, Sox win in extra innings, and NEVER looked back. They didn’t lose another game in the postseason, winning 4 in a row against the Yankees and then the sweeping the Cardinals for their first World Series title in 86 years. It was amazing!
575 CTS researchers vs. 2 librarians in research support$307.6m vs $6m
So what was our idea?
A follow-up to our post-meeting meeting yesterday, re the IR and CTSA. (Lisa, please feel free to correct and/or add anything to this summary.) Lisa and I met with Nate Hafer, Laura Lefko and Jean Cummiskey this morning to throw out some ideas of how we can support their work in collecting items related to the CTSA. We presented four possibilities: Community for Conferences, Symposia, etc. including using the IR for conference organizing in the future – They liked this idea and we’ll start by building a collection for last Friday’s CTSA retreat. Lisa will work up some wording re: eScholarship for Nate to include in an email to participants, asking if they wish to submit their abstract, poster and/or presentation for the collection. They had 60 posters and ?? presentations. He’ll use CatarinaKiefe as “leverage” for getting people to submit, if necessary. We told him she’s a big supporter of the IR.Community for Publications – They liked this idea. We’ll begin by creating an automated search for the grant number in PubMed. Nate was aware of some publications in process, but nothing published yet. As we find things, we’ll add them to this community. We mentioned that eventually we could create an RSS feed of new publications to embed on their website if they wish.Communities for Projects (similar to current communities for specific labs) – They liked this idea, though we will work on it down the line. I suggested we could perhaps pilot something using Pat Franklin’s work that’s tied to CTSA $$.Community for General CTSA-related items such as their newsletter – Another idea that they liked, but we can pursue it down the line. Lisa will provide Nate et al with a link to the current “Psychiatry Briefs” so they can see how newsletters can be published on the eScholarship platform. We stressed how the IR allows for collection of both publications and gray literature, is searchable in Google, provides download statistics, etc. and that these are the type of things that ultimately show the impact of the research done via the award money more than simply a bibliography of published work. Jean asked specifically how this would affect Profiles and we were clear in that none of the things we’re suggesting are done by Profiles. Nate also told us that he’d mentioned our meeting to Sully and got support for working with the Library on these type of things. The other area I brought up was related to the education of researchers in regards to the requirements of CTSA/NIH funding – some ways to insure there are both standards and easy access to the information researchers need, e.g. citing the grant number properly in their publication, submitting articles to PMC, using MyNCBI to manage citations in the eRA Commons. Nate said information related to the Public Access Policy is by far the greatest need (still). I told them my plan of putting my current training materials into online tutorials this summer – things that they can then link to from their site. We agreed this is a good plan to start.
Assess your peopleAssess your needsAssess your situation
Assess the environmentAssess the other teams – other players
Stats and Awards for DP -
Take advantage of playing with others. Make yourself better.
Play to win!
Utility Players: A Library's Research Services Easily Integrate into Translational Science Support
Utility Players: A Library’s Research Services Easily Integrate intoTranslational Science Programs Sally Gore, MS, MS LIS Head, Research & Scholarly Communication Services Lisa Palmer, MSLS, AHIP Institutional Repository Librarian Lamar Soutter Library University of Massachusetts Medical School
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NEVER underestimate the value of a utility player!Credit: Stan Grossfeld, Boston GlobeOctober 17, 2004 Credit: Stan Grossfeld, Boston Globe October 28, 2004
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