Two National Library of Medicine websites have been honored with 2018 Communicator Awards from the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts (AIVA), an assembly of professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts dedicated to embracing progress & the evolving nature of traditional & interactive media.
In the award category for government websites, the website for the National Library of Medicine exhibition Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived & Well-Drawn! earned an award of excellence, & the website for the History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine earned an award of distinction.
Link Studio, an interactive design & medical illustration company, designed both websites in collaboration with National Library of Medicine staff.
The Exhibition Program of the National Library of Medicine creates lively & informative exhibitions & educational resources that enhance awareness of & appreciation for the collections of the National Library of Medicine. This most recent exhibition, Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived & Well-Drawn! explores the emerging genre of medical literature that combines personal narratives & the comic medium. The special display on which the website is based, can be seen in the NLM’s History of Medicine Division reading room through January 3, 2019. The traveling adaptation of Graphic Medicine can be seen in libraries across the country.
The History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine collects, preserves, makes available, & interprets for diverse audiences one of the world’s richest collections of historical material related to health & disease. The website provides information about & access to the Library’s historical collections which span ten centuries, encompass a variety of digital & physical formats, & originate from nearly every part of the world.
Since its founding in 1836, the National Library of Medicine https://www.nlm.nih.gov has played a pivotal role in translating biomedical research into practice and is a leader in information innovation. NLM is the world’s largest medical library, & millions of scientists, health professionals & the public around the world use NLM services every day.