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MedPrint: National Cooperative Print Retention Program

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The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) are pleased to announce the launch of MedPrint, a national cooperative medical serials print retention program, which will ensure the preservation of and continued access to selected biomedical journals in print. The MedPrint program is open to all U.S. libraries in DOCLINE.

Approximately 250 journals selected from Abridged Index Medicus® (AIM) and scanned PubMed Central® (PMC) titles will serve as the first set of materials to preserve in print. MedPrint participants will volunteer to retain one or more titles included on the list for up to 25 years, ending in 2036. The goal of the program is to get commitments for 12 copies of each title with widespread geographic distribution. NLM’s copy will be the 13th.

A formal agreement will be signed between MedPrint participants and NLM. Commitment to titles beyond the original 250 is encouraged, but will not be included in the agreement.

A title list and the formal agreement document are available from the MedPrint website.

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