NLM: “Voyaging to the Future.”

On May 14, 2014, the Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the Friends of the NLM, and the Medical Library Association co-sponsored a symposium The National Library of Medicine, 1984-2014: Voyaging to the Future. The purpose of the symposium was to review the influence of NLM’s long range planning, as it interacted with outside developments, over the past 30 years; to reflect on key factors that contributed to successes and setbacks; and to consider opportunities for the future  —  all as background for the next NLM long range planning effort, to commence in 2015. This event was simulcast over the internet and will be archived at: http://videocast.nih.gov.

In addition to this symposium, a blog has been established  to collect recollections of NLM’s impact over the last 30 years, as well as opportunities for the future. You are invited to participate and share your history with NLM at: http://nlmvoyagingtothefuture.org

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