(28 April 2015) The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and publisher Emergency Access Initiative (EAI) has been activated to support healthcare professionals working on the response to the earthquake in Nepal.
The EAI is a collaborative partnership between NLM and participating publishers to provide free access to full-text from more than 650 biomedical journals and more than 4,000 reference books and online databases to healthcare professionals and libraries affected by disasters. It serves as a temporary collection replacement and/or supplement for libraries affected by disasters that need to continue to serve medical staff and affiliated users. It is also intended for medical personnel responding to the specified disaster.
EAI is not an open access collection. It is only intended for those affected by the disaster or assisting the affected population. If you know of a library or organization involved in healthcare efforts in response to the earthquake in Nepal, please let them know of this service.
This is the fifth time the EAI has been activated. Previously support was provided following the earthquake and subsequent cholera epidemic in Haiti; flooding in Pakistan; the earthquake and tsunami in Japan; and the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
NLM thanks the numerous participating publishers for their generous support of this initiative: American Academy of Pediatrics, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Chemical Society, American College of Physicians, American Medical Association, American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists, American Society for Microbiology Press, B.C. Decker, BMJ, Cambridge University Press, EBSCOHost, Elsevier, FA Davis, Mary Ann Liebert, Massachusetts Medical Society, McGraw-Hill, Merck Publishing, Oxford University Press, People’s Medical Publishing House, Springer, University of Chicago Press, Wiley and Wolters Kluwer.
Resources on Earthquakes
NLM has several other resources that will be helpful for people working on disaster response:
- Earthquakes (for the general public): http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/earthquakes.html
- Disaster Information Management Research Center (for first responders, healthcare professionals and the public) : http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc.html
- International health (for the general public): http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/internationalhealth.html
For questions regarding these resources, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1.888.346.3656 in the United States, or +1.301.594.5983 internationally.
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