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Director’s Council of Public Representatives (COPR)

NIH Public Bulletin – April 2010

Follow NLM on Twitter

Format: Social Media Site
Institute: National Library of Medicine (NLM)

NLM, a longtime leader in harnessing information technology to improve the public health, has created a Twitter feed to spread news, information, and important links primarily to members of the news media. The feed will link to the latest on health information technology, online resources, and much more.

"We recognize that social media sites are an important and essential way to further enhance the role of NLM in the 21st century," said NLM Director Donald A.B. Lindberg. "The public, and journalists in particular, are turning to outlets such as Twitter as gateways to understanding and further exploration."

NLM, the world's largest biomedical library and a developer of electronic information services, delivers trillions of bytes of data to millions of users daily. By making research results—from DNA sequences to clinical trials data to published scientific articles and consumer health information—readily available, the Library magnifies the positive impact of NIH's investment in the creation of new knowledge. By organizing increasing amounts and types of biomedical and health information, NLM fuels new research discoveries, informs patient care decisions, helps people exert control over their health and health care, and aids disaster preparedness and response.

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You can follow the NLM news feed at www.twitter.com/nlm_newsroom.

This page last reviewed on November 1, 2012

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