NLM Launches Digital Collections
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has launched a new digital repository, Digital Collections. This new resource is complementary to the PubMed Central digital archive of electronic journal articles. The repository allows rich searching, browsing and retrieval of monographs and films from NLM’s History of Medicine Division. Additional content and other format types will be added over time. Users can perform full-text and keyword searching within each collection or across the entire repository.
The first release of Digital Collections includes a selection of 11 historical U.S. government films and a set of Cholera Online monographs, including 518 books (dating from 1817 to 1900) about cholera pandemics of that period.