There is an astoundingly popular word game in which the player gets six tries to guess the word of the day, which has been pre-drawn from a list of five-letter words. The only skills one needs are the ability to recognize the alphabet and basic English-language spelling ability. My sisters and I play every day … Continue reading Do You Play Word Games?
The Intangible Rewards of Engaging with Research Data
Guest post by Amanda K. Rinehart, MS, MLIS, Life Sciences Librarian and Associate Professor for the Department of Research and Education, University Libraries, at the Ohio State University. Ms. Rinehart will deliver the 2022 Joseph Leiter NLM/Medical Library Association (MLA) Lecture, "Data Communities: Room for Everyone, Roles for Librarians," on December 6, 2022. As I … Continue reading The Intangible Rewards of Engaging with Research Data
The More AMIA Changes, the More It Stays the Same . . .
Right at this very moment, the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 2022 Annual Symposium is underway in Washington, D.C., and we encourage you to visit NLM @ AMIA 2022 for updates on NLM's products and programs. Now this may sound quite familiar to those of you who have attended AMIA annual symposiums in Washington, D.C., … Continue reading The More AMIA Changes, the More It Stays the Same . . .
Who Really Are Our Users, and How Can We Help Them?
Well, this is a question too big for even the largest biomedical library in the world to answer. Our users are everywhere, and in fact, the same user may approach us with very different needs or personas, such as the brilliant cell biologist who is also the mother of a sick toddler. Today, I am … Continue reading Who Really Are Our Users, and How Can We Help Them?
Want to Improve Informatics? Don’t Forget About First-Generation College Grads
Guest post by Kim Unertl, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and Director of Graduate Studies for the Biomedical Informatics MS/PhD Program at Vanderbilt University. Who Belongs in Informatics? I often ask colleagues and trainees about how they decided on a career in biomedical informatics. Over the years, … Continue reading Want to Improve Informatics? Don’t Forget About First-Generation College Grads
Revealing and Preserving Data for Today and Tomorrow
Guest post by Jeffrey S. Reznick, PhD, Chief of the History of Medicine Division (HMD) at the National Library of Medicine (NLM); Kenneth M. Koyle, MA, Deputy Chief of HMD; and Christie Moffatt, MLIS, Program Manager of the HMD Digital Manuscripts Program. On this International Day for Universal Access to Information, we proudly showcase the … Continue reading Revealing and Preserving Data for Today and Tomorrow
Traveling a Bridge2AI in a Quest for High-Quality, FAIR Data Sets
This blog was authored by NIH staff who serve on the Bridge to Artificial Intelligence (Bridge2AI) Working Group. In April 2021, we introduced NIH Common Fund’s Bridge to Artificial Intelligence (Bridge2AI) program to tap the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) for revolutionizing biomedical discovery, increasing our understanding of human health, and improving the practice of … Continue reading Traveling a Bridge2AI in a Quest for High-Quality, FAIR Data Sets
RADx-UP Program Addresses Data Gaps in Underrepresented Communities
Guest post by Richard J. Hodes, MD, Director, National Institute on Aging, and Eliseo Pérez-Stable, MD, Director, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, NIH. A few months into the COVID-19 pandemic, we shared how NIH was working to speed innovation in the development, commercialization, and implementation of technologies for COVID-19 through NIH’s Rapid … Continue reading RADx-UP Program Addresses Data Gaps in Underrepresented Communities
Meet the Next Generation of Leaders Advancing Data Science and Informatics at NLM
Guest post by Virginia Meyer, PhD, Training Director for the Intramural Research Program, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health. Working at NLM means being at the forefront of innovation in the rapidly evolving fields of data science and informatics. Within that environment, the NLM Intramural Research Program (IRP) is dedicated to supporting individuals … Continue reading Meet the Next Generation of Leaders Advancing Data Science and Informatics at NLM
The Importance of Listening—and Listening More—in Strategic Planning
I have spent much of the last year deeply involved in the creation of the very first NIH Digital Strategy Plan—an effort that requires listening across myriad NIH institutions and our stakeholders to glean what each finds important to our mission of seeking out and applying fundamental health care knowledge. I am proud to serve … Continue reading The Importance of Listening—and Listening More—in Strategic Planning