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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…

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NLM Associate Fellows: A Blast from the Past and Present

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Associate Fellowship Program is for early career librarians who are interested in becoming leaders in health sciences librarianship. Most Associate Fellows move on to careers in library science outside of NLM, but some stay. NLM in Focus asked the eight former Associate Fellows who are still at NLM about their…

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Focus on Valerie Schneider—Diving Deep into Information Engineering

Valerie Schneider, PhD, dives deep—whether it’s into the ocean or her work. Ironically, if it weren’t for a fish, this developmental biologist and deep-sea diver might not have rediscovered her love of genetics and landed a career as a staff scientist at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). Whether she’s 100 feet below the…