Clinical Cancer Letter, May 2014

May 30, 2014

The May 2014 issue of The Clinical Cancer Letter has been posted.


Problems with EndNote when Word is in “Compatibility Mode”

May 30, 2014

When updating a book chapter or other document that is apt to have been created in an earlier version of Word be aware that the first step of the process should be to convert the document to the current version of Word on your machine.  Check the Microsoft help (F1) for directions on how to do that for the version of Word that you have.

If a document you are working on has the words “compatibility mode” at the very top of the screen where the file name is displayed that means the document was created in a different version of word than the one being used.  If you try to update the item using standard features such as track changes and changing EndNote references you are apt to end up locking one, or both your Word program and your EndNote program.  This challenge was discovered when working with Word 2007 on a document that was probably written with Word 2003 using a much earlier version of EndNote X.

If you have any problems with converting your document and getting EndNote to function properly with it feel free to call the library and we will try to help you through them.

Stem Cell Research News May 26, 2014

May 29, 2014

The May 26th issue of Stem Cell Research News has been posted.

The Cancer Letter May 23, 2014

May 29, 2014

The May 23, 2014 issue of Cancer Letter has been posted.

The Cancer Letter May 16, 2014

May 29, 2014

The May 16, 2014 issue of Cancer Letter has been posted.

Archives FAQ: What does an archivist do?

May 21, 2014

Archivists collect materials such as documents, photographs, and artifacts created or received by a person, family, or organization. These items have often fulfilled their original purpose, but are considered to have enduring value and usefulness.

The work of an archivist includes the appraisal and arrangement of archival materials, as well as research and reference assistance. Here’s a brief overview:

Appraisal: Archivists determine which items will be added to the collections during an appraisal process. However, this type of appraisal process is not related to a collection’s monetary value, but rather to the collection’s content and use.

Accession: After appraising the material and determining that it should be added to the collection, the archivist takes possession of the items, and accessions the records. Accessioning is the addition of new materials to the archives collections.

Arrange: Archivists organize and arrange collections in order to facilitate access and use by researchers. This may also include the stabilization and conservation of materials that have deteriorated over time.

Research: Archivists provide research assistance to individuals interested in specific collections. Because archives contain, original, one-of-a-kind items, archivists manage the physical access to collection materials, and supervise their use.

Here at City of Hope, the Archives is the repository for COH historical collections including papers, photos, artifacts, and other materials that document the history of the institution.

To learn more about the City of Hope Archives or to make an appointment, contact Susan Yates at


The Cancer Letter May 9, 2014

May 12, 2014

The May 9, 2014 issue of Cancer Letter has been posted.