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This past summer the National Library of Medicine (NLM) hosted a listening session with external communities and users to discuss the role of community input in MeSH development—a controlled and hierarchically organized vocabulary produced by NLM. Share your perspectives and input.
Join members of the Joint MLA/AAHSL Legislation Committee and representatives from the National Library of Medicine for this timely overview of health funding and other policy issues and legislation that impact the collection, organization, and sharing of health information.
MLA President Lisa Traditi, AHIP and AAHSL President Sandra Franklin, AHIP, FMLA have urged the House Select Subcommittee on the CORONAVIRUS CRISIS reject all attempts to interfere with or delay the dissemination of scientific evidence.
The Medical Library Association and Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries have submitted comments to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) in response to Senator Lamar Alexander's white paper, Preparing for the Next Pandemic.
MLA joined several international health library associations in urging the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) to seek information specialists as peer reviewers for knowledge synthesis publications
Medical Library Association and Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries comments to the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), encouraging the OSTP and National Science and Technology Committee to consider a “zero-embargo” open access policy.
The Medical Library Association (MLA) and Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) have responded to the National Library of Medicine's (NLM) Request for Comments on ClinicalTrials.gov Modernization
MLA and AAHSL have responded to the Request for Comments from the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) on Draft Desirable Characteristics of Repositories for Managing and Sharing Data Resulting from Federally Funded Research
MLA has responded to NLM's Request for Information (RFI) on Evolving the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), making recommendations that could create and strengthen partnership opportunities between MLA and NLM, and support continued growth, use, and access to NLM's vast resources.
MLA/AAHSL comments on the use of the Health Level Seven International (HL7®) Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard to capture, integrate, and exchange clinical data for research purposes and to enhance capabilities to share research data.
Members of the health sciences library community are encouraged to contact your Senators and urge them to oppose the CASE Act, The Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2019, (S. 1273).
The NIH Strategic Plan for Data Science incorporates MLA’s comments to engage librarians and information specialists in partnership roles that support training and infrastructure needs for data science
MLA President Barbara A. Epstein, AHIP, FMLA thanks Representatives Gregg Harper (R) MS-03 and Robert Brady (D) PA-01 for introducing the FDLP Modernization Act of 2018 that will modernize the FDLP and provide for no-fee permanent across to government information.
By December 13th, members of the health sciences library community are encouraged to contact your members of Congress and urge them to support the net neutrality protections approved by the FCC in 2015 and affirmed by the federal appeals court in 2016.
The Medical Library Association has submitted comments to the National Library of Medicine (NLM) in response to its Request for Information (RFI) on Next Generation Data Science Challenges in Health and Biomedicine. MLA's comments and recommendations will help formulate strategic approaches to pri