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Catching Up with NLM Catalogers

Can you find the book, article, or video you need? Thank a cataloger. Catalogers are concise and precise. They’re logical. They pay attention to every little detail, and they understand the big picture, too. Catalogers combine descriptive information (title, author, publication details) with subject analysis to create a standardized record for each item in the…

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Focus on NCBI’s Colleen Bollin, Speaker to Biologists

Colleen Bollin is not a biologist, a mathematician, or a statistician. Her degree is in engineering. And yet she leads the technical development team for processing submissions to GenBank, the world’s largest genetic sequence data repository developed and maintained by NLM’s National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). How she got to NCBI started at a…