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

Search-and-Discovery Tool Now Indexes over 3,000 Finding Aids from 20 Institutions

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. As with the initial release the new content crawled consists of finding aids delivered as EAD, PDF and HTML from a diverse institutional cohort. NLM is the world's largest medical library and a component of the National Institutes of Health.

The site now indexes over 3,000 finding aids from 20 institutions.

The new content contributors are:

  • The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
  • Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library
  • McGill University Osler Library Archives
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center
  • New York Academy of Medicine
  • New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Ohio State University Medical Heritage Center
  • Oregon Health & Science University

Consortium members (finding aid count):

  • NLM History of Medicine Division (498)
  • The College of Physicians of Philadelphia (377)
  • Columbia University Health Sciences Library (274)
  • Drexel University College of Medicine (29)
  • Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine (117)
  • Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library (22)
  • McGill University Osler Library Archives (207)
  • Medical Archives, Johns Hopkins University Medical Institutions (316)
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center (24)
  • NMHM Otis Historical Archives (41)
  • New York Academy of Medicine (33)
  • New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center (84)
  • Ohio State University Medical Heritage Center (109)
  • Oregon Health & Science University (118)
  • Penn (University of Pennsylvania) Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing (92)
  • University of California-San Francisco (178)
  • University of Virginia Health Sciences Library (45)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University (38)
  • Washington University School of Medicine (375)
  • Yale University Library (47)

NLM invites libraries, archives and museums which include in their collections archival materials related to the history of medicine and health sciences to join.

For more information about the project or to request to join the Consortium, please visit the Web site: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/consortium/about.html.

 

 

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