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NLM Launches Its 2017-2027 Strategic Plan!

Posted by on March 1st, 2018 Posted in: Announcements, Data, NLM Products, Outreach


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The National Library of Medicine has just released the NLM Strategic Plan 2017-2027: A Platform for Biomedical Discovery and Data-Powered Health, which will position the Library to carry out its congressionally mandated mission and support the important work of the National Institutes of Health by creating a future in which data and information transform and accelerate biomedical discovery and improve health and health care.

Developed with input from hundreds of stakeholders and advisers, including librarians, informatics professionals, biomedical and data scientists, clinicians, public health specialists, NLM staff, and the public at large, the strategic plan charts a path towards NLM’s third century. The document is accessible online, and the web site also offers readers the opportunity to submit any thoughts and/or reactions about the plan.

The strategic plan focuses on three essential, interdependent goals that will help guide the Library’s priorities over the next 10 years as it pursues its mission of collecting and integrating an expanding set of information resources, and enables them to be analyzed by tools emerging from the informatics and data science research front. The goals include:

  • NLM as a platform for data-driven discovery and health
  • Reaching new users in new ways
  • Workforce excellence from citizens to scientists

Highlights of some initial NLM implementation activities include the following:

  1. A strong, robust platform for delivering NLM’s literature and data resources
  2. Energizing the NLM research agenda to meet a data-rich future
  3. Alignment of NLM outreach efforts
  4. Stabilizing NLM audiovisual support services
  5. Improved deposit, curation, and discovery services

Check out the plan and submit your feedback!

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Alan Carr is the Associate Director, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Southwest Region, based at UCLA.

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This project is funded by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Cooperative Agreement Number UG4LM012341 with the UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library.

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