Photo of Selma DeBakey (left, 1915-2013) and Lois DeBakey, PhD (right, 1920-2016).

NLM Celebrates Acquisition of Selma and Lois DeBakey Papers

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has acquired the papers of sisters Selma DeBakey (1915-2013) and Lois DeBakey, PhD (1920-2016), pioneers in biomedical communications who used humor as one of their signature teaching techniques. These remarkable women also wrote extensively about the responsibilities of authors, editors, and reviewers and on topics such as literary ethics…

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Seeking the Best—NLM’s Collection Development and Acquisition Section

When the National Library of Medicine needs to purchase new biomedical literature, chances are the Collection Development and Acquisitions Section is involved. They select, order, and receive thousands of materials and resources, in both print and electronic formats. And just like the Library’s collection, the Collection Development and Acquisitions Section is always evolving. This fall…

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Delivering on a Commitment: The NIH Manuscript Submission Team

If information is power, then the NIH Manuscript Submission (NIHMS) team is a super generator. Every month, the NIHMS team receives approximately 6,000 to 8,000 manuscripts for submission to PubMed Central (PMC). It’s part of a mission to make government-funded research available to everyone, everywhere, at any time. Managing the workflow efficiently is as complex…