Name and location of repository
Level of description
Nursing Informatics Project papers
- 1962-2012 (Creation)
9.5 cubic feet (20 boxes)
Name of creator
The American Medical Informatics Association Nursing Informatics History Project is an offshoot of the nursing informatics archive started at the National Library of Medicine by Dr. Virginia Saba in 1997. The project launched in 2008 as an endeavor to document what nursing informatics means, its history and future, and people and events that shaped the discipline. There are video interviews of important figures in nursing informatics that can be viewed through the AMIA website. There is also a list of relevant articles on the AMIA website but the articles are noted to be available at the Texas Medical Center Library. The American Nursing Association recognized nursing informatics as a new specialty in 1991.
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Scope and content
Nursing Informatics Project papers contains books, pamphlets, brochures, and manuals detailing nursing informatics from 1962-2012 totaling 267 items. One linear foot of vertical files containing articles, SCAME 1981 NIH Conference notes, and documents about the history of early software for nursing education. Materials collected, preserved, and create as part of the American Medical Informatics Association Nursing Informatics History Project.
Subjects: Nursing, informatics, bioinformatics, University of Texas
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Conditions governing access
No restriction to access. Open for research.
Materials are in good condition.
Conditions governing reproduction
Copyright restrictions apply.
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An inventory is available.
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Immediate source of acquisition
Collection acquired from University of Texas, School of Biomedical Informatics (SBMI) who facilitated the transfer of materials from the University of Maryland School of Nursing. Main contributors are Virginia Saba and Susan Newbold.
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Accruals may occur.
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- Citation: Nursing Informatics Project papers; MS 186; John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center, Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library. Please cite the box and folder numbers where appropriate.
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Processed by Sandra Yates, 2014.