U.S. National Library of Medicine Launches Fedora-based Digital Collections
Submitted by on Tue, 2010-09-28 18:08
Washington, DC The National Library of Medicine has launched its Digital Collections as part of a digital repository project that was started in 2006. NLM’s digital collections consist of historic public health resources, images, rich media and documents related to informational campaigns and health services over the last 200 years. More information about the project is available here: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/digitalrepository/index.html.
A quick look at NLM’s Films and Videos on the homepage reveals a rich array of content from early surgical techniques to public health films designed to combat the spread of yellow fever and the prevention of tsutsugamushi, or scrub typhus from 1945 (http://collections.nlm.nih.gov/muradora/browse.action?parentId=nlm%3Ahmdvid-coll&type=1).
All together these resources show the progression of health methods and priorities in the United States and provides the public with access to a valuable collection that is both educational and wide-ranging in scope and meaning.