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MedPrint – Medical Serials Print Preservation Program

In 2011, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) agreed to establish a voluntary national cooperative program to ensure the preservation of and continued access to the literature through a national cooperative medical serials print retention program (MedPrint).

In consultation with the Regional Medical Libraries, NLM initially identified approximately 250 [Abridged Index Medicus® (AIM)/PubMed Central® (PMC)] journals as the primary set of materials to preserve in print. At that time, libraries could commit to retain titles beyond the initial list; however, they would not be part of the program. 

For background information about the print retention program, see the Technical Bulletin article.

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Last Reviewed: May 14, 2019