Developing a Health and Medicine Blogs Collection at the U.S. National Library of Medicine

October 2nd, 2012

Developing a Health and Medicine Blogs Collection at the U.S. National Library of Medicine

“The National Library of Medicine has a mandate to collect, preserve and make accessible the scholarly biomedical literature as well as resources that illustrate a diversity of philosophical and cultural perspectives not found in the technical literature. New forms of publication on the web, such as blogs authored by doctors and patients, illuminate health care thought and practice in the 21st century. In June 2011 the NLM Web Collecting and Archiving Working Group engaged in a pilot project to understand better the processes and challenges of collecting born-digital web content and to expand the Library’s collecting strategy for digital formats.”
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— By Christie Moffatt and Jennifer Marill, The Signal, October 2, 2012