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National Library of Medicine (U.S.). Office of the Director, Donald A.B. Lindberg Papers 1954-2017
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Subject files, reports, correspondence, meeting agendas and minutes, speeches and presentations, published and draft writings, research files, electronic, and audiovisual and photographic materials largely document Dr. Donald A.B. Lindberg's professional career as Director of the National Library of Medicine.

Dr. Lindberg's personal life is lightly documented in Series 1, which contains several of Dr. Lindberg's curriculum vitae, some personal correspondence, awards and honors, photographs, and materials pertaining to his nomination and retirement as Director of the National Library of Medicine.

The bulk of the collection pertains to Dr. Lindberg's tenure as Director of the National Library of Medicine and comprises Series 2, with the Chronological Files and the General Files subseries making up the core of the series. The Chronological Files subseries consists primarily of incoming correspondence and some copies of outgoing correspondence. The General Files subseries consists of incoming correspondence, reports, publications, and other related materials pertaining to the organization or subject of each file. General files are organized alphabetically, sometimes by full title and sometimes by acronym, so in some cases multiple files pertaining to a single organization or subject are filed separately according to the different naming conventions. The Staff Action Files subseries consists primarily of incoming correspondence which Dr. Lindberg delegated to various other staff members to resolve; it is organized alphabetically by the surname of the staff member assigned. The Special Projects subseries contains correspondence, reports, publications, and related material pertaining to initiatives within and without the National Library of Medicine in which Dr. Lindberg took special interest or held a leadership role. Notably, the Special Project series contains the bulk of records related to NLM's Clinical Trials website, the establishment of the NCBI, and the NIH Roadmap strategic planning process. The NLM Programs and Activities subseries consists primarily of Dr. Lindberg's files related to a variety of NLM-led initiatives such as AIDS information, biotechnology, exhibits, long-range strategic planning, MEDLARS and MEDLINE, and outreach. The Presentations, Talks, Speeches, and Interviews subseries consists primarily of transcripts of Dr. Lindberg's talks and presentations with accompanying reference material, slides, and a small amount of audio recordings.

A relatively small set of records pertaining to Dr. Lindberg's tenure and research as Professor of Information Science and Professor of Pathology at the University of Missouri-Columbia comprises Series 3. The series notably contains reports and research out of the Health Services Research Center/Health Care Technology Center (HSRC/HCTC), of which Dr. Lindberg served as director. Dr. Lindberg's collection of pathology slides as well as slides accompanying his research and talks are also contained in this series. The series also contains Dr. Lindberg's personal collection of published information science literature dating between the 1960s and 1980s.

Most of the records relating to Dr. Lindberg's research in artificial intelligence in medicine can be found in Series 4. Notable among these are records relating to the AI/Rheum, a knowledge-based computer consultant system that Dr. Lindberg helped develop during the 1980s which used artificial intelligence techniques to assist with rheumatology diagnoses.

Dr. Lindberg's writings are found in Series 5. The majority are reprints of Dr. Lindberg's published articles. One subseries contains manuscripts and drafts and other material related to the books that Dr. Lindberg authored. Records relating to the various other professional organizations that Dr. Lindberg participated in outside of his official titles, notably the American Medical Informatics Association and the G-7 Global Healthcare Applications Project, comprises Series 6.


Includes briefing book for hearing on H.R. 4502, the Biotechnology Science Coordination and Competitiveness Act of 1988 and S.1966, the Biotechnology Competitiveness Act of 1987


Includes documents pertaining to electronic dissemination of information


Contains information about NIH's use of animal testing as it relates to the Information Dissemination and Research Accountability Act.


Contains information about the Human Genome mapping project


Contains information related to the creation of National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)


Contains proposals for exhibits, included: Hidden Treasure, Turning the Pages, Harry Potter, Medical Illustration, Joe Wilder Exhibit, Rotunda Gallery Project, Leonardo Davinci, NLM Film Series, DNA to Ber, Printers of Nursing, Rubenfeld & Holocaust,


Dr. Lindberg is photographed on the cover with the IBM 360, Model 50 computer.


Dr. Lindberg is photographed as a Professor of Pathology


Dr. Lindberg was a Professor in the Information Science Department and was Director of the Information Science Group


Statement prepared for the Task Force of the School of Medicine Program Planning Committee


Dr. Lindberg served as Director of the centers


See also Accession 2009-070 (NLM.LHC.CSB. Branch Chief records. Larry Kingsland).


Dr. Lindberg served on the AAAS Program Committee and Board of Directors.


Dr. Lindberg was a member.


Dr. Lindberg was one of the founders of ACMI.


Dr. Lindberg was a member of member organization AAMC.


Dr. Lindberg was a member and served on the editorial board for the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA)


Dr. Lindberg was a member and served on the editorial board for the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA)


Dr. Lindberg was a founding member of AMIA. He served as its first president until 1992. He also served on the Board of Directors.


Dr. Lindberg was a member of the Medinfo 80 editorial committee. He was a member of the Medinfo 83 program committee. He chaired the Medinfo 83 program committee.


Dr. Lindberg served on Annual Reviews, Inc.'s Board of Directors.


Dr. Lindberg was a member of various scientific advisory boards.


Dr. Lindberg was a member of the Working Group on Fundamental Skills for General Professional Education of the Physician and College Preparation for Medicine. He also participated on the Harvard New Pathway Advisory Committee. Additionally, he regularly g


Dr. Lindberg temporarily served on the Board of Directors


Dr. Lindberg was a member of the editorial planning board.


Dr. Lindberg served on the College of Science Summit Advisory Board.


Dr. Lindberg was a member of the Council.


Dr. Lindberg served as federal liaison to the advisory board


Dr. Lindberg reviewed their biomedical information program and provided consultation on HealthPoint's strategic plan for information systems development


Dr. Lindberg was a member of the advisory board.


Dr. Lindberg served on the editorial board.


Dr. Lindberg served on the advisory board for the Medical Internet Project.


Dr. Lindberg was a member of the IOM Council. He also served on a variety of boards and committees, including the Council on Healthcare Technology, the Computer-Based Testing Advisory Panel, the Board on Health Sciences Policy, and the Committee for the P


Contains report titled "Improvement of the National Library of Medicine's Health Care Technology Assessment Information Resources."


Contains report titled "Improvement of the National Library of Medicine's Health Care Technology Assessment Information Resources."


Dr. Lindberg was a member of the scientific board of the Krasnow Institute's Capital Area Postdoctoral Fellow-Mentor Program in the Cognitive Sciences.


Dr. Lindberg served as a member of the Steering Committee.


Dr. Lindberg was a member of the planning committee.


Dr. Lindberg served on the Board of Directors.


Dr. Lindberg was a member and active participant.


Dr. Lindberg was a member and active participant.


Dr. Lindberg was a member and active participant.


Dr. Lindberg was a member of the executive board and the computer-based testing advisory panel.


Dr. Lindberg served on the selection committee.


Dr. Lindberg served on the board of directors


Dr. Lindberg served on the board of directors as treasurer.


Dr. Lindberg served on the board of directors as treasurer.


Dr. Lindberg was a member of the board of directors.


Dr. Lindberg served on the National Advisory Board


Dr. Lindberg co-chaired an advisory panel for a research team conducting a survey on health information-seeking.