NLM has published the fourth edition of The Collection Development Manual (CDM) of the National Library of Medicine. It reflects the complex and changing environment of healthcare and biomedical research.
The revision is the result of a collaborative effort, with aid from numerous librarians, physicians, scientists and subject experts from NLM and the wider research community. An external Oversight Committee, appointed by NLM Director Donald A.B. Lindberg, MD, and chaired by Alison Bunting, provided expert advice. NLM staff who produced and edited the CDM included Becky Lyon, Duane Arenales, Judith C. Eannarino, Sheldon Kotzin and Kate Majewski. Debra Selby provided technical support.