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National Library of Medicine Adds Five New Collections to Digital Oral History Holdings

Photograph of Dr. Albert Szent-Gyorgyi by J.W. McGuire, from Images from the History of Medicine (NLM)The National Library of Medicine’s History of Medicine Division recently added to its online oral history content 130 interviews, over 6,800 pages of transcripts, and 50 hours of audio content, along with five new special collections. These additions more than double the number of interviews, and increases by 50% the number of pages of transcripts available. The content may be accessed as part of the growing electronic texts of the Library’s Archives and Modern Manuscripts Program.

As with the initial release, the materials include digital editions of transcripts, and audio content when feasible. Users can browse the interviews by title, interviewee name, and subject. Full-text searching is available across all collections, across each collection and within each transcript.

The five new collections are:

Transcripts are marked up following the Text Encoding Initiative’s (TEI) XML encoding level 1 parameters. Audio content is delivered via a custom Flash player and is downloadable as an MP3. Archival WAV files are available upon request.

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