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National Library of Medicine Strategic Plan RFI

Dr. Patricia Flatley Brennan, the new Director of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), recently visited OHSU to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the BICC. During her plenary presentation, she outlined her vision for the third century of NLM. Now, she and her colleagues are seeking your input on the NLM Strategic Plan. Everyone is encouraged to respond, with particular emphasis on four roles:   Role of NLM in advancing data science, open science, and … Read More

BICC 25th Anniversary Celebration Save the Date

Save the date for the celebration of the BICC 25th Anniversary in Portland, Oregon, Friday, October 28, 2016. “The Biomedical Information Communication Center is the resource for health information at Oregon Health Sciences University. The BICC building, which opened in September, 1991, houses library services; microcomputer facilities, training and support; audiovisual and video conferencing services; the Health Informatics Program; and BICC administrative offices. The offices of ORHION, the BICC’s electronic information system, are also housed … Read More

The OHSU Library Wants to Send You to Brussels for OpenCon 2015!

As part of a year-long series of grant funded campus events focused on open science and scientific communication, the OHSU Library is sponsoring a full scholarship for one OHSU student or postdoc to attend OpenCon 2015 in Brussels, Belgium, November 14 – 16. OpenCon is a student and early career researcher conference on Open Access, Open Data, and Open Education. Through keynotes, panel discussions, workshops, and hackathons, attendees will build knowledge, skills, and relationships that … Read More

RFI on the Future of the National Library of Medicine (and NCBI, PubMed)

You have a unique opportunity to affect the future of the National Library of Medicine. As Dr. Donald A.B. Lindberg retires after 30 years as director of NLM, Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health, has convened a “Working Group to Chart the Course for the NIH National Library of Medicine.” Chris Shaffer, OHSU University Librarian, is a member of the working group, whose charge and members are at http://www.nih.gov/about/director/02032015_working-group_nlm.htm. Consider responding to this … Read More

Chris Shaffer, University Librarian, appointed to National Library of Medicine working group

Chris Shaffer, University Librarian, has accepted an invitation from Francis Collins to serve on a National Library of Medicine (NLM) Working Group of the Advisory Committee to the NIH Director (ACD). The working group is charged “to review the current mission, organization, and programmatic priorities of the NLM to articulate a strategic vision for the NLM’s future.”