EHSL Receives Library Services and Technology Act Grant

The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library (EHSL) is proud to announce that it has received a Library Services and Technology Act grant to work with the School of Medicine and the Department of Biomedical Informatics to create a natural language processor (NLP). This tool will contribute to a searchable database of curriculum content found in the School of Medicine. Content will be tagged to medical subject headings to make searching more efficient, and to help administrators, faculty, and students identify where specific topics and competencies are being taught in the curriculum.

Congratulations to Erin Wimmer, Teaching & Learning Librarian at EHSL, and Kerri Shaffer, Director of Curriculum and Faculty Support for the School of Medicine, who worked together to submit this successful grant! Many thanks to Wendy Chapman, Chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics, who has worked with Erin & Kerri to determine what will be necessary for the development of the NLP, and who will work with her team to create the tool.

Many thanks to the Utah State Library Division, Department of Heritage and Arts, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, which administers the Library Services and Technology Act, for funding this project.

by: Erin Wimmer, Teaching & Learning Librarian & Kerri Shaffer, Director of Curriculum and Faculty Support for the School of Medicine