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Region 4’s Season Two Podcast Episode

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Important databases like PubMed are provided free so that clinicians around the world can locate the biomedical literature of the world.  But what if the full text of that literature is tied to multiple subscriptions and you work in a rural area that can’t afford the fees?Two figures in white coats wearing stethoscope and holding books in the style of a painting. At the bottom, it says "NNLM Discovery" with a logo for the Network of the National Library of Medicine underneath.

On this episode of the NNLM Discovery podcast, Region 4’s communication specialist, Lauren Wittek, shares how NNLM is funding a pilot program to help the ecosystem of health care professionals who operate outside of large institutions.  Lauren interviews Christy Jarvis, medical librarian at the Eccles Health Sciences Library at the University of Utah, about the issues faced by rural physicians and how her project enables access for all.

The NNLM is the outreach arm of the National Library of Medicine with the mission to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public health by providing all U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and improving the public’s access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health. The seven Health Sciences Libraries function as the Regional Medical Library (RML) for their respective region, with Region Four consisting of: Arizona, Idaho, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.

Want to hear more about how other NNLM members are engaging with their communities to improve the public’s health? Check out the other NNLM Discovery episodes being released weekly.



Contact us at:
Network of the National Library of Medicine/NNLM Region 4
University of Utah
Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
10 North 1900 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-5890
Phone: 801-587-3650
This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012344 with the University of Utah Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library.

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