The publication of comic books and graphic novels pertinent to healthcare and medicine has soared over the past decade, yet these instances of what is termed Graphic Medicine GM remain too limited to solely the physical print space rather than digital accessibility. This project aims to expand the online library catalog of the MCPHS Graphic Medicine Collection to students learning remotely especially during the COVID-19 crisis and affiliate users and institutions. In addition, this effort will look to establish best practices and to serve as an exemplar for NNLM institutions in identifying and implementing their own digital GM collections. Finally, this Digital Graphic Medicine Catalog will provide the opportunity for GM creators engaged in self-publishing their work to make their products freely available to wider library audiences.

Project Details

Organization Name

MCPHS, Boston - Henrietta DeBenedictis Library

Organization Type
Academic institution
Health sciences library
Project Lead

A. David Lewis

Start Date
May 1, 2020
End Date
April 30, 2021
Funding Amount
General Public
Health care Provider
Library or Information Professional
Medically Underserved Areas/Populations