United States National Library of Medicine

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The Silent Dog — Why Didn’t the PubMed Central National Advisory Committee Even Bark?

The PMC NAC, facing controversies about its oversight functions and seeing the focus of its oversight embroiled in a public scandal, said nothing about these topics at its latest meeting. Continue reading

Should the Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA) Stop Using PMC As Its Publishing Platform?

Using free government infrastructure that’s not available to everyone else raises questions of fairness, which lead to questions of harm. But who is harmed may be both obvious and subtle. Continue reading

The Price of Posting — PubMed Central Spends Most of Its Budget Handling Author Manuscripts

New documents obtained via an ongoing FOIA request show that PubMed Central spends most of its money tagging author manuscripts, and that its stricter rules for NIH authors may double its costs. Continue reading

The eLife Story Continues — Evasions Seem the Best We Can Expect

The continued silence from major funders involved in the eLife-PubMed Central scandal is creating a noise all its own. Continue reading

Extension and Conflation — How the NLM’s Confusing Brands Have Us All Mixed Up

The National Library of Medicine has a couple of powerful brands, but they’ve become conflated and compromised by poor brand management. Ultimately, their brand value is derived from the value of the MEDLINE brand, which may now be spread too thin. Continue reading

Don’t Shoot the Messenger — Keeping Our Eye on the Real Meaning of the eLife-PubMed Central Scandal

Attacks — both overt and covert — from OA advocates and NIH/NLM phantoms come in the wake of the posts revealing how eLife and PubMed Central coordinated activities and kept secrets. Continue reading

PubMed Central or OA Central — More Strange Behaviors at PMC and NLM Paint a Portrait of Biases and Poor Process

More information emerges about PubMed Central, its processes, its relationship with eLife, and its role as a technology provider. Overall, it looks like certain OA friends get special treatment, and the processes you think occur are often short-circuited and may not even be tracked. Continue reading

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