The National Library of Medicine has decided to phase out its support for all Go Local projects. The goal of Vermont Go Local is to link MedlinePlus (an NLM consumer health database) health topics to Vermont health care providers and facilities. Vermont Go Local is a joint project of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), University of Vermont Dana Medical Library, the FAHC Frymoyer Community Health Resource Center, and the United Ways of Vermont, Vermont 2-1-1; we have been partners since 2007.
Since the project’s conception in 2001, NLM has monitored and reviewed the consumer usage and has noticed a gradual declined over the years because of the availability of similar information on the Internet. These sites include provider-level directory information and can collect user reviews that Go Local cannot.
Without the support of NLM, the Dana Library has decided to discontinue Vermont Go Local by the end of 2010. We look forward to providing other resources that will substitute for this important consumer health information on our library website. The Go Local staff members will keep you informed of the exact date when we will discontinue the Vermont Go Local link.
Thank you for your continued interest in this consumer database.