April 15, 2014

Medical Libraries: National Library of Medicine Posts FY2011 Annual Report

The report was made available yesterday on the NLM web site. We’ve embedded a copy of it below or direct using this link. National Library of Medicine (NLM) FY2011 Annual Report by LJ's infoDOCKET

Full Text Book Available Online (Free): “Hidden Treasure: The National Library of Medicine”

Hidden Treasure: The National Library of Medicine is available FREE (122 pages; PDF) and/or for $31.24 from Amazon. It was published in April. A new article in NLM In Focus provides some highlights along with comments from the editor. “If I have a gift for anything, it’s that I love to find obscure and wonderful […]

National Library of Medicine and National Endownment for Humanities Announce New Partnership

From NLM: The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) are forming a new partnership. They will collaborate to develop initiatives that bring together scholars, scientists, librarians, doctors and cultural heritage professionals from the humanities and biomedical communities in order to share expertise and develop new research agendas. Representatives […]

History of Medicine: New Look, New Collections for National Library of Medicine’s IndexCat Database

From a NLM Announcement: The History of Medicine Division (HMD) of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) [recently launched] a new user interface for its premier database, IndexCat, along with the addition of two new collections involving medieval scientific English and Latin texts. Utilizing software developed by Ex Libris, the new IndexCat interface offers improved […]

Medical Heritage Library Awarded NEH Grant for Digitization of Historical Medical Journals

From NLM: The National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world’s largest medical library and a component of the National Institutes of Health, is among the Medical Heritage Library (MHL) member libraries participating in a project to digitize an estimated 6,000 volumes from 200 historical American medical journal titles published between 1797 and 1923. Funding for […]

A New Collection of Digitized Historical Films from the National Library of Medicine

From the NLM News Release: The National Library of Medicine has produced a new digital collection, Tropical Disease Motion Pictures. The collection comprises 46 titles from the Library’s collections that illustrate the battle against tropical disease. The materials range from research documentaries, interviews with noted scientists, and public health education campaigns, to films shot on […]

Health Information Online: “Researchers Tune In to the Internet Buzz” (NLM Funded Research)

From The Wall St. Journal: Looking for medical information on Internet message boards can be risky for consumers. Some of it is confusing, misleading or downright wrong. But for medical researchers, all that chatter can yield some valuable insights. Scientists from the University of Pennsylvania, for example, are mining message boards and Twitter feeds to […]

Database Statistics: Citations Added to MEDLINE Database by Fiscal Year (Updated Chart/Table)

Citations Added to MEDLINE by Fiscal Year 2012-04-09 19-08-37

Via the NLM Web Site Data for Past Three Fiscal Years (Complete Chart Includes Data for FY 1995 – FY 2011) Fiscal Year # Citations 2011 724,831 2010 699,420 2009 712,675 Indexed citations are those citations selected for MEDLINE that have completed processing and indexing with current MeSH® (Medical Subject Headings®). Indexed citations have a […]

New iOS App from National Library of Medicine: Recovering Library Collections After a Flood

Released earlier this week by the National Library of Medicine. It’s available for free. From the iTunes App Store Web Page Covers basic steps for recovering collections after a water emergency in your library or cultural heritage institution. Material specific instructions are included as well as health and safety links and videos. Learn More/Download App

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

From NLM: The History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the latest release of its History of Medicine Finding Aids Consortium (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/consortium/index.html), a search-and-discovery tool for archival resources in the health sciences that are described by finding aids and held by various institutions throughout the United States. […]