Finding Aid for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (U.S.) Pacific Southwest Region Records Biomed.0312

Finding aid prepared by Kelly Besser, 2020.
UCLA Library Special Collections
Online finding aid last updated 2020 December 8.
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Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Title: National Network of Libraries of Medicine (U.S.) Pacific Southwest Region records
Creator: National Network of Libraries of Medicine (U.S.). Pacific Southwest Region.
Identifier/Call Number: Biomed.0312
Physical Description: 56 Linear Feet (56 cartons)
Date: 1969-
Language of Material: English .

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research. All requests to access special collections materials must be made in advance using the request button located on this page. All requests to access this collection require the written permission of the Associate Directors of the NN/LM-PSR or her/his designee. Please consult the UCLA Biomedical Library, History and Special Collections Division for further information.

Processing Information

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UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 9953845713606533 

Scope and Contents

Collection contains the records of NN/LM PSR since its formation in 1969. Includes annual reports, chronological files, newsletters and other publications, and operational files. Contains no personnel records or files on confidential actions. Budget files are on a 10-year retention cycle; budget files older than 10 years are archived.
The mission of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) is to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public health by 1) providing all U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information; and 2) improving the public's access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health. The Program is coordinated by the National Library of Medicine and carried out through a nationwide network of health science libraries and information centers. The UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library is the Regional Medical Library (RML) for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM), Pacific Southwest Region. The Pacific Southwest Region includes the states of Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Nevada, and the U.S.-Associated Pacific Basin (the six island jurisdictions of American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Republic of the Marshall Islands, and Republic of Palau, as well as the Armed Forces Pacific). The NN/LM-PSR was first known as the Pacific Southwest Regional Medical Library Service (PSRML).