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NLM to change the way it archives its web pages

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) reports that it will begin using the Internet Archive’s Archive-It Web archiving service to capture and preserve periodic snapshots of NLM Web resources.

This is a change in policy. NLM says that it “will cease the application and management of its previous permanence policy to individual Web pages and documents” which included recording permanence metadata within HTML headers, performing pre-publication appraisal and review by NLM archivists, and maintaing version control for deleted and updated content. It says that the new approach will broaden and simplify its approach to archiving its own Web sites and that it is confident that its new approach “will provide a richer and deeper historical record of NLM programs, activities, and services.”

Mobile Apps: NLM’s LactMed Database Now Available for iPhone and Android

From the LactMed Web Page:

A peer-reviewed and fully referenced database of drugs to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed. Among the data included are maternal and infant levels of drugs, possible effects on breastfed infants and on lactation, and alternate drugs to consider.

INFOdocket has more info and links to the apps.

Both LactMed apps are free.

New Mobile Resources From the State Department, NLM, and USDA

Here are links from INFOdocket.

New State Department”Smart Traveler”iPhone App Available

New State Department iPhone App Available

Travel info.
iPhone app; Free.

“Digitized Medical Books: National Library of Medicine Releases “Turning the Pages” iPad App”

Digitized Medical Books: National Library of Medicine Releases "Turning the Pages" iPad App

iPhone app; Free

“Food Safety Questions? USDA Releases Mobile Version of “Ask Karen” Virtual Assistant”

Food Safety Questions? USDA Releases Mobile Version of "Ask Karen" Virtual Assistant

Mobile Web; FREE