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    Impact metrics for non-traditional research outlets Cheat Sheet
    (2024-03-07) Ramirez, Mirian; Whipple, Elizabeth C.; Dolan, Levi
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    Ruth Lilly Medical Library History of Medicine Archives Intern
    (2023-12-08) Thomas-Fennelly, Adam
    Poster presented at the 2023 Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering Capstone Showcase on December 8, 2023.
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    Asking Data Analysis Questions with PandasAI
    (2023-11-08) Dolan, Levi
    As easily accessible AI models have increased in visibility, one area of interest for those working with datasets programmatically is how AI might streamline common data analysis tasks. The recently-released PandasAI library is a Python library that connects to an OpenAI model (known for ChatGPT) and allows users to ask natural language-style questions about dataframes created in Pandas syntax. This lightning talk demonstrates how to start exploring this data analysis method using sample World Bank and World Happiness Report data. Potential limitations are also discussed.
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    From Overview to Hands-On Practice: Iterating NIH Data Management & Sharing Plan Support
    (2023-10-12) Dolan, Levi; Whipple, Elizabeth C.
    OBJECTIVES: In the past year, many librarians have been providing enhanced data management user support relating to NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy (DMSP) implementation. This study aims to make preliminary comparisons of attendee response and librarian workload surrounding two different hour-long library classes offered on the NIH DMSP. One class focused on policy overview and another was structured around active engagement with our institutional workflow, using materials and guidance we created. METHODS: Both classes were offered five times during the Fall 2022-beginning of Summer 2023. In Fall 2022, only the overview class was offered. The workflow class debuted in Spring 2023. We compared attendance numbers, demographics of attendees, and librarian time spent in DMSP consults before and after the second class was implemented. RESULTS: Mean attendance for both classes was similar; the overview class had slightly higher mean attendance than the workflow class. The highest attendance for a single class was for the first workflow class offered. The time spent on individual consults decreased after the workflow class was implemented. CONCLUSIONS: The decrease in time spent on consults after the workflow class was implemented is a potential indicator that this format increased instruction effectiveness and librarian efficiency. The comparisons are limited by small sample size and an unknown degree of variable dependency on timing related to other factors, such as the academic year and the NIH grant cycle calendar.
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    Finding the Golden Mean: An Efficient Model for Improving Discovery and Access for Legacy Theses and Dissertations in a Medical Library’s Institutional Repository
    (2023-11-16) Pieczko, Brandon T.
    Developing an efficient and cost-effective method for providing access to legacy print theses and dissertations is a challenge faced by many libraries that serve medical schools and other academic health science programs. The significant staff time and financial cost associated with systematically digitizing and providing complete online access to print theses and dissertations can be problematic given the potentially limited return on that investment as reflected in patron use statistics and other metrics. This presentation will describe how a medical school library improved the discoverability and accessibility of its legacy print theses and dissertations by implementing a cost-effective, selective digitization workflow that leveraged existing metadata and limited staff time. This workflow involved extracting and transforming existing metadata from the library catalog, selectively digitizing excerpts (title page, abstract, table of contents, and committee information) of all the theses and dissertations, and utilizing batch upload capabilities to add new descriptive records to the library’s institutional repository. In addition to improving the discoverability of these important scholarly resources, the medical library intends to implement a “scan-on-demand” service model in which patrons who are interested in obtaining the full text of a thesis or dissertation can do so by contacting the library directly. To date, the library has added descriptive records for more than 500 theses/dissertations to its institutional repository and has seen a tremendous return on its modest investment in the form of thousands of new page views and downloads within a few months.
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    Exploring the publishing patterns and journal use of Graduate Medical Education (GME) residents in a large medical school
    (Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association, 2023-10-13) Ralston, Rick K.; Stumpff, Julia C.; Ramirez, Mirian
    OBJECTIVE: Graduate Medical Education residents are often encouraged or required to publish their scholarship, and librarians are asked for assistance during that process. We investigated the publication patterns of residents and the journals they cite in their publications. This knowledge will help librarians better instruct residents and inform collection development efforts that support resident publishing. METHODS: Residents who completed their training between July 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019, were searched in Scopus. Included in this analysis were case studies/series, original research, or review articles authored by residents affiliated with our institution and published from one year after the trainee start date to 18 months after the trainee termination date. The analysis included journals in which residents published, number of publications, number of residents publishing, number of citations per publication, distribution of publishing among programs, journals cited within publications, months from start date to first publication, and subject area impact of journals in which residents published. RESULTS: Of 266 residents analyzed, 34% published at least one article. The 291 articles included in the study appeared in 188 different journals. The surgery department had the most publications and citations. Urology and Otolaryngology tied for most publications per resident with 8.33. Otolaryngology had the most citations per resident with 110.7. The top 20 journals cited in resident publications were cited 50 times or more. The median time to publication of residents' first article was 38.6 months. 48% of journals in which residents published ranked in the top 50% of their category by JIF. CONCLUSIONS: GME residents publish in a wide variety of journals, and almost half of residents' articles are published in high-impact journals (Q1 & Q2) in their subject area. A majority of residents published between 2-4 years after their start date. Libraries might provide guidance about publishing original research to support their scholarly publishing. Further, libraries can evaluate if their collections meet their residents’ research needs by examining journals cited in residents’ publications.
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    Osteopathic Medical Student Attitudes Towards Research: Consumers or Creators?
    (2023-05-17) Montgomery, Molly; Cuttone, Austin; Hoang, Mindy; Koochak, Nahleh; Rincon, Nicholas; Vander Feen, Marisa
    Osteopathic medical students tend not to engage in or produce research at the same level as their allopathic student colleagues, and while articles and editorials have examined historical and systemic reasons for this, fewer sources have looked at the role osteopathic student perceptions of and attitudes toward research may play. This presentation provided an overview of a mixed-methods research project at one osteopathic school that examined how students feel about research, the role research plays in their education and future career as physicians, and what research skills they would like to see taught in medical school. We also describe how we used the data gathered to modify a 3rd-year mandatory research rotation.
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    How Do Medical Students Approach Critical Appraisal? Results from a Mixed-Methods Study
    (2023-05-19) Menard, Laura; Blevins, Amy E.; Vetter, Cecelia J.; Trujillo, Daniel J.
    OBJECTIVES: Our research team wanted to find out what principles and best practices medical students use when prompted by a clerkship assignment to complete a critical appraisal of an article of their choosing. Our hypothesis was that, outside of a structured classroom environment, many students would default to more basic literature evaluation strategies or even apply proxies for methodological rigor such as journal reputation or peer review status of a study. METHODS: All first-year clerkship students at the School of Medicine are required to complete a patient-focused evidence-based medicine (EBM) assignment during their Internal Medicine clerkship. A team of three librarians and one statistician undertook a mixed-methods approach to identify and quantify themes that emerged in the text of one year's worth of these assignments (n=343). A mixed method research approach was implemented to gain a greater understanding of the EBM principles and best practices that students reference in their assignments. Within this approach a qualitative content analysis was conducted, followed by a quantitative analysis of patterns within the sample. The research team used first- and second cycle coding and a collaboratively developed code list of nine major codes to ensure accuracy and standardization. Additionally, the research team's statistician implemented an inter-rater reliability plan and examined inter-class correlations to ensure grading consistency across team members and student assignments. Once all assignments had been coded, the team used statistical analysis to find correlations between codes as well as frequency of code application within the sample in order to identify five major critical appraisal themes which emerged in the students' assignments. RESULTS: After a rigorous coding process, several codes and related themes emerged. The research team identified nine main codes and five major themes. These themes are as follows: Theme 1: Comparing the study population to the patient being treated and recommending a course of action Theme 2: Identifying study type and position in hierarchy of evidence Theme 3: Identifying proxies for study quality, including provenance and timeliness of chosen study Theme 4: Summarizing study methodology and results Theme 5: Attempting a critical appraisal of chosen study Additionally, we identified correlations between themes as well as frequency of application in the sample. CONCLUSIONS: A few notable results from our analysis of this sample are the frequency with which students were able to summarize the results of their chosen study and apply what they had learned to patient care (54.5% and 46.9% of all assignments, respectively). However, a notable number of students (35.2%) incorrectly used journal reputation, peer review status, h-index, impact factor, or similar metric, as a proxy for critical appraisal without engaging with the study methodology. This indicates that there is a need for further education and engagement with clerkship directors regarding the utility and application of EBM skills in the clinical curriculum.
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    Improving a library workshop service: Implementing change and enhancing the service based on data analysis
    (Emerald Insight, 2023-08-29) Stumpff, Julia C.; Craven, Hannah J.
    PURPOSE This paper aims to describe how one medical library implemented a new scheduling system, initiated data analysis and modified its regularly scheduled workshop program because of evidence-based decision-making. Academic libraries that struggle with workshop attendance may use this process as a model. DESIGN/METHODOLOGY/APPROACH Workshop registration data analysis focused on registrants' affiliation, role and location, and how registrants learned of workshops. Workshop attendance data analysis focused on which workshops, days, times of the day and months had the highest attendance. The analysis led to changes in marketing and targeted scheduling of future workshops by the time of day, day of the week and month of the year. FINDINGS Data collected for four years, fall 2018 – summer 2022 (12 semesters), shows a steady increase in the number of people attending library workshops. The increase in attendance and ROI experienced after the changes implemented at Ruth Lilly Medical Library (RLML) is significant as libraries often struggle with attendance, marketing and return on investment when offering ongoing educational workshops. ORIGINALITY/VALUE Many libraries offer ongoing workshops with low attendance. This article provides an example of how one library changed software and registration and implemented evidence-based decision-making related to scheduling which may have contributed to an increase in workshop attendance. Other academic libraries might consider adopting similar software and evidence-based decision-making to improve their library workshop service.
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    184 Cross-institutional collaborations for health equity research at a CTSA
    (Cambridge University Press, 2022-04-19) Whipple, Elizabeth C.; Ramirez, Mirian; Dolan, Levi; Hunt, Joe D.; Ruth Lilly Medical Library, School of Medicine
    OBJECTIVES/GOALS: We were interested in health equity research for each CTSA-affiliated institution, specifically focusing on cross department and cross-campus co-authorship. We conducted a bibliometric analysis of our CTSA-funded papers relating to diversity and inclusion to identify cross department and cross-campus collaborations. METHODS/STUDY POPULATION: We worked with our CTSAs Racial Justice, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force to conduct an environmental scan of diversity and inclusion research across our CTSA partner institutions. Using the Scopus database, searches were constructed to identify and retrieve the variety of affiliations for each of the CTSA authors, a health equity/health disparities search hedge, and all of our CTSA grant numbers. We limited the dates from the beginning of our CTSA in 2008-November 2021. We used PubMed to retrieve all MeSH terms for the articles. We used Excel to analyze the data, Python and NCBIs Entrez Programming Utilities to analyze MeSH terms, and VOSviewer to produce the visualizations. RESULTS/ANTICIPATED RESULTS: The results of this search yielded 94 articles overall. We broke these up into subsets (not mutually exclusive) to represent five of the researcher groups across our CTSA. We analyzed the overall dataset for citation count, normalized citation count, CTSA average authors, gender trends, and co-term analysis. We also developed cross department co-authorship maps and cross-institutional/group co-authorship maps. DISCUSSION/SIGNIFICANCE: This poster will demonstrate both the current areas where cross-departmental and cross-institutional collaboration exists among our CTSA authors, as well as identify potential existing areas for collaboration to occur. These findings may determine areas our CTSA can support to improve institutional performance in addressing health equity.