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Author: Cummings, Martin Marc, 1920-2011
Title: Development of a National Medical Library Network, 1967 [III]
Occasion: Presented at the Staff Colloquium at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, Ill.
MMC Commentary: This speech was given to the staff colloquium at the University of Illinois and concludes that anything that impedes the flow of biomedical communications will ultimately reflect in the health statistics of the nation. Thus, new mechanisms must be created to make the latest medical findings available as rapidly as possible to scientists, educators, and practitioners. In this series of speeches I announced that the Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine reviewed and approved a grant setting up the first regional medical library. To qualify as the regional medical library, an institution must have a sufficient collection to fill 90% of the requests for library materials, agree to provide free loan, photocopy, and reference services, and train library personnel in the area.
Subject terms:
National Library of Medicine (U.S.)
History of Medicine
Access to Information
Computer Systems
Computer Communication Networks
Information Explosion
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London
Billings, John S. (John Shaw), 1838-1913
Graphic Arts Composing Equipment (GRACE)
National Biomedical Communications Network
Medical Library Network
Center for Biomedical Communications
MEDLARS Evaluation Advisory Committee
National Biomedical Clearinghouse and Referral Unit