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National Library of Medicine Joins The Commons on Flickr

“The Commons on Flickr was launched in 2008 as a pilot project in partnership with the Library of Congress in order to increase access to publicly-held photography collections and to invite the general public to provide information about the collections. The National Library of Medicine now joins a distinguished, international group of nearly one hundred cultural institutions in providing greater access to its collection and inviting public use of and engagement with these images held in the public trust through The Commons on Flickr.” (via National Library of Medicine)

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NLM Launches New Blog; Seeks Your Ideas For Charting Its Future

“The National Library of Medicine is giving its users, collaborators and advisers a say in planning the future of the world’s largest medical library. A symposium, “The National Library of Medicine, 1984-2014: Voyaging to the Future,” will be held May 14, 2014, from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Natcher Center on the National Institutes of Health campus. The event is co-sponsored by the Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine; the Friends of the National Library of Medicine; and the Medical Library Association. The symposium will reflect on the successes and setbacks during the past 30 years and consider opportunities for the future. In conjunction with the event, the library is collecting written recollections highlighting the impact the library has had over the last 30 years, as well as ideas for future opportunities, in a moderated blog launched May 1, 2014. People who have advised and worked with NLM and/or benefited from its programs and services are invited to share their comments by visiting the Voyaging to the Future blog, voyagingtothefuture.nlm.nih.gov.” (via NLM)

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NLM and Wellcome Library Establish Agreement to Make 150 Years of Biomedical Journals Freely Available Online

“Representatives of the US National Library of Medicine (NLM), a component of the National Institutes of Health, and the Wellcome Trust recently signed a memorandum of understanding to work together to make thousands of complete back issues of historically-significant biomedical journals freely available online. The terms of the MOU include a donation of £750,000 ($1.2 million) to the NLM that will support coordination of the three-year project to scan original materials from NLM’s collection at the article level, and Wellcome’s work to secure copyright clearances and permissions for electronic deposit from publishers. NLM will undertake conservation of the original material to ensure its preservation for future generations.” (via NLM)

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NLM Releases Digitized Collection of Its Publications and Productions

“The National Library of Medicine NLM is pleased to announce a new addition to its Digital Collections: over 400 NLM publications and productions dating from the 1860s to the 1990s.This new digital collection encompasses all printed monographic publications produced by the National Library of Medicine and its earlier incarnation as the Library of the Surgeon Generals Office. The collection also includes nearly three dozen audiovisual productions produced by the NLM during the past six decades, as well as publications of the NLMs institutional and historical “sister,” the Army Medical Museum, which is today the National Museum of Health and Medicine. In the early 1920s, the Library of the Surgeon Generals Office was renamed the Army Medical Library, and it was housed with the Army Medical Museum until the 1950s when the institutions were physically separated as they are today.  They continue to share a common goal of collecting, preserving, and providing knowledge about the past, present, and future of biomedicine and health care.” (via NLM)

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NLM Releases Enhancements to Its “Digital Collections” Repository

“The National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library and a component of the National Institutes of Health, released several enhancements to Digital Collections, the free online archive of biomedical resources, at the end of September.” (via NLM)

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National Library of Medicine Launches Emergency Access Initiative, Granting Free Access to Books and Journals for Those Responding to Typhoon Haiyan

“The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Emergency Access Initiative (EAI) has been activated in support of medical efforts in the Philippines and surrounding area following the devastating typhoon. The EAI is a collaborative partnership between NLM and participating publishers to provide free access to full-text from over 650 biomedical journals and over 4,000 reference books and online databases to healthcare professionals and libraries affected by disasters. It serves as a temporary collection replacement and/or supplement for libraries affected by disasters that need to continue to serve medical staff and affiliated users. It is also intended for medical personnel responding to the specified disaster. EAI is not an open access collection. It is only intended for those affected by the disaster or assisting the affected population.” (via National Library of Medicine)

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NLM’s History of Medicine Division Launches “Circulating Now,” a New Blog Featuring the Historical Collections of the World’s Largest Biomedical Library

“The NLM’s History of Medicine Division has launched a new blog, Circulating Now, to encourage greater exploration and discovery of one of the world’s largest and most treasured history of medicine collections. Encompassing millions of items that span ten centuries, these collections include items in just about every form one can imagine—from books, journals, and photographs, to lantern slides, motion picture films, film strips, video tapes, audio recordings, pamphlets, ephemera, portraits, woodcuts, engravings, etchings, and lithographs. The NLM’s historical collections also include items from the present day: born-digital materials and rich data sets—like the millions of records in its IndexCat database—that are ripe for exploration through traditional research methods and new ones that are emerging in the current climate of “big data” and the digital humanities.” (via NLM)

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National Library of Medicine Announces Latest Release of Its “History of Medicine Finding Aids Consortium”

“The History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world’s largest medical library and a component of the National Institutes of Health, is pleased to announce the latest release of its History of Medicine Finding Aids Consortium. Now indexing over 3,600 finding aids from 35 institutions, the Consortium is a discovery tool for archival resources in the health sciences that are described by finding aids and held by various institutions throughout the United States and Canada. As with the initial release, the new content consists of finding aids delivered as EAD, PDF and HTML from a diverse institutional cohort.”

via National Library of Medicine

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