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:
Highlights of some initial NLM implementation activities include the following:
Check out the plan and submit your feedback!