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175th Anniversary Video ContestNLM Challenge: Show Off Your Apps: Innovative Uses of NLM Information

The National Library of Medicine challenged people to show off or create innovative software applications using the Library's vast collection of biomedical data, including downloadable data sets, application programming interfaces (APIs), or software tools. The Challenge submission period ended August 31, 2011, and winners were announced on October 5, 2011. Details about the contest can be found on


NLM 175th  Click here to view the Winners and Honorable Mentions

NLM & You: the video

175th Anniversary Video Contest

The U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) conducted a video contest in which the public was invited to create original short videos, promoting awareness of NLM's products and services. Entries were submitted on YouTube and were then screened by a panel of judges from NLM and NIH. The winners were announced at the May 2-3, 2011 NLM Board of Regents meeting:  Read more about the contest and see the winning entries here.


The contest supports NLM's mission of publicizing the availability of its information products and services, including but not limited to MEDLINE/PubMed, MedlinePlus, GenBank, PubMed Central,, Bookshelf, AIDSinfo, and Profiles in Science. Details about the contest may be found on


Video  Click here to watch the winning videos