<span class="padlock_text"></span> v23 #6 Profiles Encouraged: Martha R. Fishel

by | Feb 13, 2012 | 0 comments

Chief, Public Services Division
National Library of Medicine
8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD  20894
Phone:  (301) 496-5501  •  <fishel@nlm.nih.gov>

Professional career and activities:  Masters in Library Science, University of Maryland; started at U.S. Department of Interior; worked at U.S. National Library of Medicine since 1976; serials acquisitions, DOCLINE and Loansome Doc development, PubMed Central back file digitization project, MedlinePlus, print retention.

Philosophy:  Don’t look back unless you have to.  Planning for the future is the most positive action we can take for our personal and professional lives.  One of the reasons the National Library of Medicine has been so successful at what it does is because we look forward and have made changes to our guiding principles as the world changes around us.

How/where do I see the industry in five years:  Innovations we don’t yet know about will enhance access to digital collections and improve the capturing techniques.  More libraries will move all electronic, and those with access to digitized backfiles or original print will be in greater demand by historians and serious researchers.

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