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Library Knowledge Update: Knowledge Update August 5 2019

Knowledge Update is a weekly bulletin including feature articles across a wide range of clinical and non-clinical topics

Knowledge Update

Library Services' Knowledge Update is a weekly bulletin which includes feature articles across a wide range of topics, new physical and e-books in the Library, and websites of interest.

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Feature Articles

Digitising an Australian university hospital: qualitative analysis of staff-reported impacts. AUS
Australian Health Review:2019: July 18 Full text

Research as the gatekeeper: introduction of robotic-assisted surgery into the public sector. AUS
Australian Health Review:2019: July 16 Full text

Digital futures past — the long arc of big data in medicine.
New England Journal of Medicine:2019:381:480-485 Full text

Embodiment and estrangement: results from a first-in-human “intelligent BCI” trial. STV
Science and Engineering Ethics:2019:25(1):83-96 Full text

Challenges in the design and regulatory approval of 3D-printed surgical implants: a two-case series.
Lancet Digital Health:2019: July 23 Full text

The challenges facing the public mental health sector: implications of the Victorian Psychiatry workforce project. STV
Australasian Psychiatry:2019: July 25 Full text

‘It's just a peripheral issue’: A qualitative analysis of mental health clinicians’ accounts of (not) addressing sexuality in their work. AUS
International Journal of Mental Health Nursing:2019: July 28 Full text

Assessment of rapid response teams at top-performing hospitals for in-hospital cardiac arrest.
JAMA Internal Medicine:2019: July 29 Full text

Intensive vs standard treatment of hyperglycemia and functional outcome in patients with acute ischemic stroke: The SHINE Randomized Clinical Trial.
JAMA:2019:322(4):326-335 Full text

Association between complications and death within 30 days after noncardiac surgery.
CMAJ:2019:191(30):E830-E837 Full text

Long term risk of symptomatic recurrent venous thromboembolism after discontinuation of anticoagulant treatment for first unprovoked venous thromboembolism event: systematic review and meta-analysis.
BMJ:2019:366:l4363 Full text

Predictive ability of a serious game to identify emergency patients with unrecognized delirium.
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society:2019: July 29 Full text

Long-term safety and efficacy of veverimer in patients with metabolic acidosis in chronic kidney disease: a multicentre, randomised, blinded, placebo-controlled, 40-week extension.
Lancet:2019:394(10196):396-406 Full text

Lifestyle counseling and long-term clinical outcomes in patients with diabetes.
Diabetes Care:2019: Jul; dc190629 Full text

Integrated psychological care is needed, welcomed and effective in ambulatory inflammatory bowel disease management: evaluation of a new initiative.
Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis:2019:13(7):819-27 Full text

Carbohydrate monotony as protection and treatment for inflammatory bowel disease.
Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis:2019:13(7):942-48 Full text

Animal–vehicle collisions in Victoria, Australia: an under‐recognised cause of road traffic crashes.
Emergency Medicine Australasia:2019: July 30 Full text

Site Spotlight

The War to Free Science: How librarians, pirates, and funders are liberating the world’s academic research from paywalls

This long article from the website Vox, by Brian Resnick and Julia Belluz, provides a good explanation of the academic journal publishing industry, and outlines the dramatic changes that have been occurring over the last decade.

Academic libraries, including this one, have long struggled to afford to provide a good range of journals to their clients, and despite open access journals becoming more popular the problem is becoming worse. Large university libraries in the US and Europe are refusing to pay millions of dollars for journal packages when their own staff write a proportion of the content for free. 

Additionally, researchers are increasingly being asked to pay high 'author fees' for editorial processing of their work.

Medline currently indexes 5,600 journals. The growth in academic journals, as more and more people seek to be published, has resulted in the advent of the 'pirate publisher'.

It seems that most agree that the solution is open access publishing, but there are various models, and various pathways to achieve this.