Thursday, September 22, 2011

Iconic Mount Hood

One of the great joys of living in the Portland metro area is great views of Mount Hood throughout the year. According the U.S. Geological Survey, Mount Hood is 11,239 feet tall, the tallest spot in the state of Oregon. At only 45 miles east of Portland, we are graced with views that range from barrren in the summer to snowy and cloud-obscured in the winter. As faculty, staff, and students travel and speak about OHSU, I received many requests to include images of Mount Hood in our digital collections.

When searching in the DRL collections, it helps to search "across all collections" when looking for photos of Mount Hood. Also use whole words or the phrase search "Mount Hood".

Here's an image from our Historical Collections & Archives from the 1940s:

With so few buildings (compared to 60 years later) that was quite a vista!

Here's a photograph from a few years ago at dawn (this lives in our Beauty of the Pacific Northwest collection):

And of course, a view of Mount Hood from the Portland Aerial Tram:

Enjoy these and all our other photos of Mount Hood!

--Friday V.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Completion of the Kent Anderson Collection

The OHSU Library is pleased to announce the completion of digital images from the Kent Anderson Collection into our Campus Collection and Beauty of the Pacific Northwest Collection.

Kent Anderson, OHSU Fire Suppression Systems Technician and freelance photographer, has generously donated nearly 1700 images to the OHSU Digital Resources Library. To view all the images taken by Mr. Anderson visit:

Mr. Anderson’s images in the Campus Collection span the University’s recent history, from 2005-present, and include images from helicopters to snow days, festivals to the construction of new buildings, and of course, the virtual photo-documentation of the building of the Portland Aerial Tram. With Kent’s access to all the nooks and crannies around campus, we also have great images of sculpture around campus, stylized views and angles of building architecture and pictures of campus at sunrise.

In the Beauty of the Pacific Northwest Collection, views of Mount Hood and the City of Portland will add gorgeous vistas to your presentations.

For high resolution versions of these images or for further questions about the OHSU Digital Resources Library, please contact (Ms.) Friday Valentine, Cataloging & Metadata Librarian (

The Oregon Health & Science University Digital Resources Library (DRL) houses collections of multimedia digital objects (text, images, sound clips and video clips) related to health sciences, engineering, and biomedical research. In general, faculty, staff, and students of the Oregon Health & Science University may use items with no restrictions and members of the public may use items from the Digital Resources Library for non-profit educational purposes and personal research. Please see the Rights notice on each item as certain items may have further restrictions for both OHSU staff and the public. Please give credit to the item’s creator(s) as listed on each individual object description page.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

FDA Drug Approval Documents Collection

The OHSU Library is pleased to offer the online publication of the FDA Drug Approval Documents Collection.

This collection contains the review documents for eight of the twelve antidepressant agents that led to the publication of the article "Selective publication of antidepressant trials and its influence on apparent efficacy" by Dr. Erick Turner. According to, this article was the tenth most highly cited scientific article published in 2008. Dr. Turner procured Freedom of Information Act documents for his important publication and arranged them in binders. The Library has scanned these documents and offers them in a hierarchical digital format, providing online access not otherwise available.

Dr. Erick Turner is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and the Department of Pharmacology at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) in Portland. He is also Senior Scholar with OHSU's Center for Ethics in Health Care and Staff Psychiatrist with the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He previously worked at the FDA as a reviewer. There he became aware that drug companies were conducting studies that were not represented in the published literature. The OHSU Library is honored to have been chosen as the repository for these important documents from Dr. Turner.

Questions about the collection or the OHSU Digital Resources Library may be addressed to Friday Valentine, Cataloging & Metadata Librarian (