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Who has access to the library building?

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The Louis Calder Memorial Library is open to UM and JHS students, faculty, and staff. The library’s hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on weekdays and 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on weekends. 

For full information on the latest library hours, please see the following page on our website: https://www.library.miami.edu/calder/hours.html.

The full list of access privileges is available at: https://umlibraryeast.blob.core.windows.net/uploads/2023/03/calder-accessprivileges-march2023.pdf

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How do I apply for remote access as an observer, resident, or Jackson staff member?  

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Residents and Jackson Staff:

Residents and other Jackson staff have remote access to the Calder Library's resources for up to one year and must renew their account each year. You will need a UMID/C#. Residents may find their C# and CaneID on their onboarding packet.  

To apply for remote access, complete the online form at the following link: https://umiami.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2f9YjBOrgePQmy1. Once completed, please wait 1 to 2 business days to access your account. 

Observers:

If you are an observer for longer than a month, you may request remote access for the duration of your stay by completing the form at the following link: https://umiami.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2f9YjBOrgePQmy1. Once completed, please wait 1 to 2 business days to access your account. 

To complete your access request form, you will need a UMID/C#. 

  • If you have worked or studied before at UM, you may use your existing C#. 

  • If you have not previously worked or studied at UM before, apply for a UMID/C# at the following link: https://caneidhelp.miami.edu/caneid/registration?execution=e1s1. Set your role as “other” and click on “I do not know my UMID or SSN” to start the application. You will receive a CaneID and C# you may use to complete the remote access request form and log in to your account. 

If the duration of your stay is less than a month, you may use the library computers and books onsite at the Calder Library. 

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Does UM offer any discounts for open access publications or waivers for publication fees?

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Yes, for both BMJ and PLOS options - see details below.

BMJ:

University of Miami faculty, students, staff, and UM/JMH residents can submit cases to BMJ Case Reports free of charge. BMJ Case Reports is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing case reports. For more information, please refer to the Instructions to Authors on the BMJ Case Reports site: https://casereports.bmj.com/pages/authors/.

When you are ready to submit your manuscript, follow these steps:

  1. Go to http://casereports.bmj.com.
  2. Use the “submit a case report” link.
  3. Register or log in. You will need to use your UM/JHS institutional email address when you register.
  4. Go to the “Author Center” section.
  5. Use the “submit a new manuscript” link.
  6. In the Details & Comments section, enter the fellowship code.

To obtain the fellowship code, please send an email request to reference@med.miami.edu from your UM/JMH email address with the subject line "BMJ Case Reports Code Request."

PLOS:

From January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2024, research papers accepted for publication in any of the twelve PLOS journals will not incur article processing charges (APCs) if the paper’s corresponding author is affiliated with the University of Miami. The full list of journals and more information about this pilot program are available on the PLOS Partnership Agreement research guide.

The UM Libraries thank Dean Henri Ford and Dean Roni Avissar, who contributed financial support to ensure this program was funded for researchers across the University. 

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How do I access library resources from off campus?

Once you have been granted remote access, go to the Calder Library website and click on the “Remote Access” link on the left-hand side of the homepage. Next, click on “EZ-Proxy Access” and sign in. Once you are logged in, you will have access to all of our online materials.  

Medical Library users who are on campus will have automatic access to resources. Remote access will be provided with Single Sign-On Authentication (CaneID) to current UM students and employees.

Remote access for JMH residents and staff requires registering for a restricted-use CaneID/C-Number.

Follow these steps:

1. Register for a CaneID/ C-Number.

2. Register in person at Calder Library with photo ID and provide your C# to library staff or fill out the online form. It may take up to 2 business days for your account to be activated.