Expanding Access, Improving Health

Guest post by Kathryn Funk, program manager for NLM’s PubMed Central. Last week, National Library Week celebrated how libraries and library workers make our communities stronger. In the spirit of building strong communities, NLM has committed to “democratiz[ing] access to the products and processes of scientific research.” NLM delivers on that commitment by supporting the … Continue reading “Expanding Access, Improving Health”

Building Data Science Expertise at NLM

Guest post by the Data Science @NLM Training Program team. Regular readers of this blog probably know that NLM staff are expanding their expertise beyond library science and computer science to embrace data science. As a result, NLM—in alignment with strategic plan Goal 3 to “build a workforce for data-driven research and health”—is taking steps … Continue reading “Building Data Science Expertise at NLM”

National Public Health Week 2019: How NLM Brings Together Libraries and Public Health

Guest post by Derek Johnson, MLIS, Health Professionals Outreach Specialist for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Greater Midwest Region Recent articles in Preventing Chronic Disease and The Nation’s Health chronicle how public libraries can complement the efforts of public health workers in community outreach and engagement. Data tell us that more Americans visit … Continue reading “National Public Health Week 2019: How NLM Brings Together Libraries and Public Health”

An Introduction to Authority-based Security

Guest post by Kurt W. Rodarmer, a software security architect in NLM’s National Center for Biotechnology Information. NLM is working to unleash the potential of data and information to accelerate and transform biomedical discovery. Foundational to that goal lie the data themselves. We assess their value, collect and curate them, and then make them accessible. … Continue reading “An Introduction to Authority-based Security”