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InSight Initiative: Summit 1

The March 6–7, 2018 summit brought together MLA leaders and select participating organizations to engage in high-level, high-value dialogue on issues of common interest that impact the health information profession. For more information about this initiative, including objectives, outcomes, guidelines and task force members, please consult the Insight Initiative home page.

Summit 1 Theme: Engaging Users in a Disruptive Era

The summit addressed the following topics:

  • Leveraging specialized discovery tools to maximize user engagement
  • Security and the future of IP authentication
  • Lessons learned from pirate sites
  • Imagining the ideal social networking site for collaboration and sharing

Summit 1 Proceedings

Summit 1 Program Information

Summit 1 Participating organization

  • Annual Reviews
  • American Psychiatric Association Publishing
  • BMJ Publishing, Inc.
  • Elsevier
  • F1000
  • The JAMA Network
  • McGraw Hill Education
  • NEJM Group
  • Springer Nature
  • Wolters Kluwer

Summit 1 Sponsors

MLA thanks the following sponsors:

  • the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) with a $15,000 grant to support librarian participant travel expenses
  • Elsevier with a $12,000 grant to support the zero-registration fee for librarian participants

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Summit 1 Program Committee


InSight Initiative Articles

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InSight Initiative Videos

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Report from InSight Summit 2: How Can Librarians, Publishers, and Providers of Discovery and Management Tools Collaborate to More Effectively Communicate the Value of Information?

Participating Organizations (2020)


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