Our Blog Has Moved!!

The Templeton Library Blog has a new home! Here’s the link: http://rad.washington.edu/blog/category/templeton-library/

You can also get there by visiting the UW Department of Radiology site, and clicking on Templeton Library under the Education tab!



A Little Introduction


My name is Martina and as Tigh so graciously stated in the previous blog, I will continue in his footsteps as the new Library Intern here at the Templeton Radiology Library! I am very excited about the year to come!

With each day, I am gaining more traction in understanding this library and its patrons. My goal is to continue to provide the excellent service that my predecessors made standard and improve the library in what ways I can. I am a 2nd year Master of Library and Information Science student at UW and passionate about information access and providing resources in the way that best suits the user. So, I am hoping those that are willing will join me on this adventure in making the TRL what its users need it to be! This Library is here for you!

As always, feel free to e-mail me with any questions you may have: radlib [AT] uw [dot] edu. Stop by during my office hours to say hello or grab one of my business cards if I’m not around. I’m looking forward to our time together!


Forging ahead

A year and two days ago,  I wrote my first post on this blog.   367 days later, I am proud to announce that the Templeton Library will be continuing on under a new intern from the year of 2016-2017. Martina Vargas, like myself, is an MLIS student at the University of Washington iSchool.

Martina will bring a fresh take and her own initiatives and interests to TL, and develop library content accordingly.  I hope that my projects such as the youtube channel, updates to the book collection, and Radiology e-books from the UW Library poster can provide some small inspiration for her and will continue to be useful to information seekers in this field.

I will be pinch-hitting at TL during August-September while Martina is out of the country, but my major work as TL intern (and maintainer of this blog) is now complete.  As a student it has been incredibly beneficial to me to have the opportunity to run this library and I am proud to have made a contribution to the UW Department of Radiology. I look forward to seeing what new developments occur at TL in the year to come!


PubMed search tips

The latest in the Templeton Library video series, here is our presentation of tips for getting the most out of medical literature searches via PubMed, incluidng the use of MESH terms and managing your searches via myNCBI.


The intersection of radiology and library science

As Librarians we frequently support disciplines (or individual members of the public) with very different areas of study and information needs, using our specialized library skill-set.  As sometimes librarianship can be used to advance the study of radiology, so too can radiology be used to advance our understanding of our libraries, as is demonstrated in this article from The Guardian newspaper.

Early modern printing presses used old hand-written manuscripts to strengthen the binding, and in some cases there is intact text from the hand-written manuscripts in these old books. Applied radiology allows us to examine the hidden texts without damaging the irreplaceable printed books.   Wonderful!


New YouTube content coming shortly

I am compiling a number of my informational presentations from over the past year for our YouTube channel as soon!  These have been shared within the UW Department of Radiology at Faculty, Fellow, and Residency meetings, and I want to make them available for those who were not able to attend, as well as our friends in the radiology and library fields worldwide. The topics will include:

A brief introduction to the Templeton Library

Pubmed: MeSH searching and more tips

Searching authors and publications in Scopus

Data Management for Radiologists

Watch this space for the latest!



International Diagnostic Collaboration in Radiology

As an information scientist, I am always impressed to learn about new techniques being utilized to enhance outcomes for patients using modern technology.  During my internship I have rapidly come to appreciate that medicine is one of the most sophisticated information systems in the world.

You have seen our previous posts about featured Radiology apps, today I want to call attention to another, called Figure 1.  Figure 1 allows physicians to share de-identified medical images (radiologic or otherwise) to seek opinions from other physicians to improve diagnosis.  Certainly something to include when the ‘Radiology Apps III’ poster is designed!  You can see a more detailed description of the app for now at radrounds.

New Book Roundup: April 2016

As promised, here is a rundown of the books we added to the Templeton Library  in April, rounding out and bringing up-to-date our 700+ strong print collection.  The 13 new items include:

Breast Imaging: Case Review (Brennecke)
Chest Radiology: The Essentials (Collins and Stern)
Gastrointestinal Imaging :the Requisites 4th ed (Boland)
Head and Neck Imaging: Case Review 4th ed. (Yousem)
Interventional Radiology: Case Review (Tam and Wang)
Musculoskeletal Imaging : the Requisites 4th ed. (Manaster et al)
Musculoskeletal Imaging: Case Review (Ali et al)
Neuroimaging: the Essentials (Sanelli et al)
Spine Imaging: Case Review (Grayev et al)
Thoracic Imaging: Case Review (Ajlan and Seminov)
Ultrasound: the Requisites 3rd ed (Hertzberg and Meddleton)
Vascular and Interventional Imaging: Case Review (Saad et al)
Vascular and Interventional Radiology:  the Requisites 2nd ed (Kaufman and Lee)