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NLM Launches New Free Digital Repository

The National Library of Medicine® (NLM) launched a new free digital repository, Digital Collections, which is complementary to the PubMed Central® digital archive of electronic journal articles. The content in Digital Collections is in the public domain and freely available worldwide. Digital Collections provides unique access to NLM’s rich, historical resources. Digital Collections uses a suite of open source and NLM-created software.  The repository currently provides search, browse and retrieval of monographs and films from the NLM 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.

This first release of Digital Collections includes a newly expanded set of Cholera Online monographs, a portion of which NLM first published online in PDF format in 2007. The Cholera Online now available via Digital Collections includes 518 books dating from 1817 to 1900 about cholera pandemics of that period.

More information on this resource can be found in the NLM Technical Bulletin.

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