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Archive   : NLM-INFO.ZIP

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JUNE 1993

The National Library of Medicine's audiovisual collection consists
of approximately 22,000 titles in a variety of formats including
videocassettes (3/4 in. U-matic and 1/2 in. VHS), audio-
cassettes,16mm films,filmstrips and slides, x-rays, computer
software and videodiscs, and over 3,000 audiovisuals of historical
interest. Most audiovisuals are in core biomedical subjects and are
in English.

Locating Audiovisual Titles

The audiovisual titles in the NLM collection are available online
through AVLINE_, (see below) and are listed in the printed NLM
Audiovisuals Catalog.

AVLINE: NLM's online computer file of audiovisuals - one of a number
of online databases on NLM'S MEDLARS_computer system. MEDLARS is
accessed by more than 50,000universities, medical schools,
hospitals, other organizations and private individuals.

National Library of Medicine Audiovisuals Catalog: A listing of
audiovisuals cataloged by NLM from new additions to AVLINE. Also
includes a procurement section listing names and addresses of
producers and distributors, and a section with both name and subject
indexes for serials indexed.

Subscription includes three quarterlies plus an annual cumulation
which is issued in lieu of a fourth quarterly. Annual cumulative
volumes for some previous years are available. Use GPO order code:

To order, write to:

Superintendent of Documents
U.S. Government Printing Office
Washington, D.C. 20402
Phone orders: (202) 783-3238
FAX: (202) 275-0019; FTS: 8-275-0019

Audiovisual Reference Assistance

Reference Section staff are available to provide assistance Monday
through Friday. Help in identifying and locating audiovisual titles
in the National Library of Medicine's collection as well as con-
sultative and referral services are offered. Address requests as
follows, or call toll-free 1-800-272-4787:

Reference Section
National Library of Medicine
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20894

Audiovisual Loans

Most of the audiovisuals in NLM's collection are available for loan
to any library in the United States. Loans are not made directly to
individuals. Requestors who cannot obtain medical audiovisuals
locally and cannot come to the National Library of Medicine in
person to view the materials, may secure material through the
interlibrary loan service by requesting items through their local
libraries. The Regional Medical Libraries (RMLs) have established
lending procedures for their Regions. Libraries unable to
fill requests may forward them to NLM. (See Fact Sheet, "National
Network of Libraries of Medicine.")

The National Library of Medicine does not provide stock or media
footage. However, a list of companies that provide such materials on
medical subjects is available upon request from the Reference

Borrowing Procedures

Audiovisual citations should include the full title, institution or
person responsible for the production, the call number, if
available,and the type of medium of the program (e.g. videocassette,

Requests will be accepted via:


ALA or IFLA Interlibrary Loan Request Form, typed in duplicate
Approved forms of electronic mail, including those which provide
addressing messages to TWX or Telex stations Telefacsimile,
transmitted in duplicate.

Electronic mail requests can be transmitted through the following

System NLM User Code
DOCLINE 20209A - Collection Access Section
DOCLINE 20209B - History of Medicine
TWX (710) 824-9615 (NLM's TWX)


Libraries are charged $7.00 for each filled interlibrary loan

NLM will pay postage for outgoing loans. The borrowing library will
be responsible for postage for the return of the borrowed items and
is responsible for replacement costs of the material ($150.00) if
lost or damaged. Insurance is suggested when returning items.

Loan Period

The loan period is for four weeks, including transit time, and no
renewals are granted. Libraries with overdue items may have their
borrowing privileges suspended. NLM does not reserve play dates for

For Materials Produced After 1969:Interlibrary Loan Information

Address requests as follows:
Collection Access Section
National Library of Medicine
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20894

Telephone: 1-800-272-4787
TWX 710-824-9615
TELEX (301) 492-1817
FAX (301) 496-2809

For Materials Preduced Before 1970:

Address requests for loans or reference assistance
as follows:

History of Medicine Division
National Library of Medicine
Bethesda, MD 20894
Telephone: (301) 496-8949
TWX 710-824-9615

  3 Responses to “Category : Various Text files
Archive   : NLM-INFO.ZIP

  1. Very nice! Thank you for this wonderful archive. I wonder why I found it only now. Long live the BBS file archives!

  2. This is so awesome! 😀 I’d be cool if you could download an entire archive of this at once, though.

  3. But one thing that puzzles me is the “mtswslnkmcjklsdlsbdmMICROSOFT” string. There is an article about it here. It is definitely worth a read: