New service to increase visibility of Johns Hopkins digital
Libraries have announced the creation of JScholarship,
an open source technology
system that makes digital collections, faculty research,
conference papers, datasets and other
intellectual assets of the university available through
multiple user interfaces.
Access to JScholarship can be limited to the Johns
Hopkins community, or made broadly
available through search engines such as Google Scholar.
The system also serves as an institutional
repository, preserving the digital materials and providing
permanent, unbreakable URLs for the
Scholarly material such as preprints, postprints,
technical reports, images and datasets can be
submitted to JScholarship in any digital form. Unpublished
papers can also be submitted. Library staff
can help authors determine their rights to deposit freely
accessible copies of published papers.
The digital materials are organized within communities
and collections, and can correspond to
divisions, departments, labs, research centers or other
groups. These entities can establish discrete
collections to highlight particular aspects of their work.
jscholarship.library.jhu.edu to learn more. No login is
necessary to view most materials. For more information,
contact David Reynolds at
SoM's Ben Carson receives Ford's Theatre's Lincoln
Pediatric neurosurgeon Benjamin S. Carson was a
recipient of the 2008 Ford's Theatre Lincoln
Medal, presented by President and Mrs. Bush to Carson and
Justice Sandra Day O'Connor on Feb. 10 at
a White House ceremony.
The medal is given annually to individuals who through
their body of work, accomplishments or
personal attributes exemplify the legacy and character
embodied by President Abraham Lincoln.
Lincoln died after being shot at Ford's Theatre on April
Carson has been director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at
Children's Center since
1984. He holds appointments in the departments of
Oncology, Plastic Surgery and
Pediatrics at the School of Medicine and is probably best
known for his participation in the surgical
separation of five sets of twins joined at the head.
Carson grew up in a single-parent, low-income
household in Detroit and credits his mother and
teachers with getting him on the path toward education when
peer pressure and environment pulled
him off course. Today, in addition to numerous academic
papers and book chapters, he has authored
four autobiographical books chronicling his childhood, work
as a surgeon and philosophy for success in
Johns Hopkins car-sharing program now part of
Not only have the vehicles in the Johns Hopkins
car-sharing program at Homewood multiplied —
the fleet is now up to 10 hybrids, from the original four
— but they're sporting new decals, due to the
recent merger of Flexcar and Zipcar.
Everyone who was enrolled in the Flexcar program now
has the benefits of Zipcar, including the
ability to reserve cars in more than 35 cities.
Flexcar participants should have already received a
package explaining how to activate their
new cards; anyone who hasn't should contact the
Sustainability Office at
To join the convenient, cost-effective program, go to www.zipcar.com .
Men's lacrosse coaches to field fan questions at ESPN
The men's lacrosse coaches from the Baltimore area's
top Division I programs, all of which
competed in the 2007 NCAA tournament, will be at ESPN Zone
in the Inner Harbor on Wednesday,
Feb. 20, to preview the 2008 season and participate in a
question-and-answer session with fans.
ESPNU lacrosse commentator Scott Garceau will host the
Q&A, which will feature Dave
Pietramala, head coach of the 2007 national champion
Johns Hopkins Blue Jays; Towson's Tony
Seaman; Loyola's Charley Toomey; and UMBC's Don
The event, set for 12:30, will also give fans a chance
to win ticket packages for the upcoming
Ambassador John Bolton to speak at Foreign Affairs
John Bolton, former U.S. ambassador to the United
Nations, has been added to the lineup of
speakers for the Foreign Affairs
Symposium, which opened its 2008 season earlier this
will speak at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27, in Homewood's
The theme of the student-run symposium, now
celebrating its 10th year, is A Decade of
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