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Digital Graphic Medicine Catalog: Comics and Graphic Novels Electronically Available for Healthcare

The publication of comic books and graphic novels pertinent to healthcare and medicine has soared over the past decade, yet these instances of what is termed Graphic Medicine (GM) remain too limited to solely the physical print space rather than digital accessibility. This project aims to expand the online library catalog of the MCPHS Graphic Medicine Collection to students learning remotely (especially during the COVID-19 crisis) and affiliate users and institutions. In addition, this effort will look to establish best practices and to serve as an exemplar for NNLM institutions in identifying and implementing their own digital GM collections. Finally, this Digital Graphic Medicine Catalog will provide the opportunity for GM creators engaged in self-publishing their work to make their products freely available to wider library audiences.
Identify any specific population(s) this project will serve: 
Medically Underserved Areas/Populations
Identify roles of participants this project will serve: 
General public
Health care provider
Library or information professional
Project Lead:
A. David Lewis
Funding Source: 
NER
Project Funding:
Federal Fiscal Year: 
2020
Funding Amount: 
$7000
Funding Period:
May 1, 2020 to Apr 30, 2021
Project Status:
Awarded