Walter Cybulski Feature

Walter Cybulski: Preservationist and Poet

Librarians and poets usually have this in common: a love of the written word and a reverence for the art and literature of the past. A preservationist librarian by day and a poet by night, Walter Cybulski excels in both fields. When Cybulski came to the National Library of Medicine in 1996, one of the…

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Spring Issue of NIH Medline Plus Now Online

This quarterly publication of NIH and the Friends of the National Library of Medicine brings accurate and timely information on health topics to patients and consumers. The current issue covers— Star of TV’s “Empire” Ta’Rhonda Jones and Heart Disease TV Crime Reporter’s Missed Clues to Heart Disease Health Disparities: Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, MD, of the…

A book bearing the title "National Library of Medicine" comes off a medieval printing press

NLM Blast from the Past

Smoking in the boardroom. Card catalogs. Keypunch equipment. Get a blast from the past in this 1963 film about the National Library of Medicine. You can hear Senator Lister Hill and catch a glimpse of famed heart surgeon Michael DeBakey and former NLM director Frank Bradway Rogers. Back in the day, questions came in each…

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What the Hack?

NCBI Hackathons Produce Multiple Software Products Start with a group of data scientists. Divide them into teams of about five. Give each team specific research questions and goals. Tell them to collaborate and be prepared to make their results publicly available. Then lock the doors for three days. That’s basically a hackathon NCBI-style—except the part…