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Institutional Support Services

Gibson D. Lewis Health Science Library

The Gibson D. Lewis Health Science Library supports the educational, patient care, research, and community service missions of the Health Science Center by meeting the information needs of faculty, students, staff, and the local health sciences community. Featuring the latest information technology, this spacious and attractive facility provides the physical and intellectual resources needed for study, instruction, and research. All UNTHSC faculty and students receive a full complement of library services, including borrowing privileges, use of individual and group study areas, photocopying, document delivery/interlibrary loan, expert instruction in the use of information resources, and access to professionally trained librarians for reference and search assistance. The library collection consists of books, journals, and electronic resources in the basic biomedical sciences, clinical medicine, public health, and affiliated fields. Access to a variety of crucial electronic resources is provided through the Lewis Library web page at http://library.hsc.unt.edu. All electronic resources are available to UNTHSC students, staff, and faculty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from anywhere in the world.

Lewis Library uses an online system from Innovative Interfaces, Inc. (III) to acquire, process, and provide access to its collections. Book and journal literature not owned by the library may be obtained through interlibrary loan from many sources. Lewis Library has been a resource library in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) since 1991. The library is also a member of the South Central Academic Medical Libraries Consortium (SCAMEL), which provides access to 14 academic medical/health science center libraries in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. Additionally, the library participates in TexShare, a state of Texas cooperative library program. TexShare allows students, staff, and faculty physical access to and borrowing privileges from all public libraries and a variety of public and private institutions of higher education in Texas. As a member of the University of North Texas System, the library is able to provide access to a wide array of electronic resources. The library's participation in NNLM, SCAMEL, TexShare, and the UNT System ensures that students have access to the entire world of information beyond the walls of Lewis Library.

Information Resources and Technology

Information Resources and Technology provides quality computer and telecommunication services to all academic and administrative areas of the Health Science Center. Academic services include support from the departments listed below and all departments are located in the Library building.

Helpdesk and Client Services

Provides consultation and user assistance to computer users relative to hardware and software use, communications, printing, and planning a computer purchase. Student laptops are supported by this office located in the Library main floor. Services include classroom lecture capture, setup of audiovisual equipment for classroom use, and student equipment checkout.

Biomedical Communications Department

Provides services including videotaping, production of specialized educational or promotional programs, video teleconferencing, media streaming, and satellite program reception. Duplicating and offset printing and graphic arts production including charts, graphs, illustrations, posters, brochures, newsletters, and magazines for the institution. Photograpers provide the prints and slides to complete these instructional and promotional materials, as well as on-site photography of campus events.

Center for Learning and Development

Home of the QEP Higher Order Thinking program and provides faculty development, teaching and curriculum development support services.

Infrastructure and Security

Responsible for the design, installation and maintenance of academic and administrative local-area networks (LANs) on campus. Computer users connected to the LAN have access to a variety of software programs and are able to exchange data and e-mail with users across the institution and off-campus. VPN access is available for both PC and Macintosh platforms.

Records Management

Maintains a program for the economical and efficient management of institutional records. The division is responsible for the preparation and maintenance of the records retention schedule and reviews all requests for the disposal of state records.

Telecommunication Services

Operates and maintains the campus-wide telephone system with state-of-the-art equipment and software. This division also manages the voice mail system, as well as all pagers and answering services, and advises users about cellular telephones.

Center for Research Management

The Center for Research Management coordinates all basic and applied research, clinical trials, and biomedical technology programs.

Programs that promote these activities include seminars and workshops, faculty research programs, collaborative, and community outreach activities, and a variety of programs to encourage students to pursue careers in research.

The office develops policies and administers programs to enhance research and scholarly activity and to assure institutional compliance with all mandated requirements related to research. The office assists in proposal development, identification of and negotiations with potential sources of support and post-award management of research funds. The office manages intellectual property (patents and copyrights), institutional policies, and research contractual matters.

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