April 5th, 2010

Wrong again: (F)NLM and Social Media Growth

On Friday I lied, today I joyfully announce that I’m finally wrong about something else. To quote myself from May 2009, I’m still hopeful for the day when we will see an NLM social media presence.

I lamented the lack of a specific NLM social media presence as recently as February: PubMed. The Twitter account I was told was not official (see comments) for months now is. See the complete list of official NLM social media channels at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/socialmedia/index.html

Even better, there is a Friends of the National Library of Medicine (FNLM) conference being held April 6-7th entitled The ePatient: Digital and Genomic Technologies for Personalized Healthcare that is making use of the Twitter hashtag #eNLM. This may not seem all that remarkable but things have come a long way from a total lack of NLM presence in social media less than a year ago to a dedicated webpage of social media channels, and their news account on Twitter promoting a conference hashtag:

Being the librarian/archivist type that I am, I discovered no one else created the wthashtag wiki page for the conference so I did. Learn what’s being discussed, see who the main participants are, and run transcripts by selecting date ranges at http://wthashtag.com/Enlm

I wish I wasn’t on the other side of the country and could be there, and hopeful that those who are will share the wealth of information with the rest of us!

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2 Responses to “Wrong again: (F)NLM and Social Media Growth”

  1. user says:

    One thing to make sure of, NLM resources are different than NCBI resources. Specifically ncbi, ncbi_pubmed, and myncbi are maintained by NCBI, not NLM. A subtle but important distinction.

  2. Nikki says:

    Not exactly, their URL is http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ since NCBI is part of NLM, which is part of NIH. Gotta love those Federal acronyms!

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