About this Conference

About the Medical Institutional Repositories in Libraries Symposium (MIRL)

In February 2021 a group of medical librarians from institutions and hospitals around the United States began putting together the inaugural Medical Institutional Repositories in Libraries (MIRL) Symposium which was held on November 17, 2021. The goal of this event was to gather together IR practitioners and those with an interest in IRs at hospitals, academic medical centers, and other health settings for discussions and sharing of case studies and best practices for digital archiving of institutional content.

The inaugural symposium consisted of 31 presentations including a keynote presentation by Kathryn Funk, Program Manager, PubMed Central, National Library of Medicine entitled "A CAPTivating Future for Repositories: The vital need for curation, access, preservation, and transparency in scientific communications." Over 230 people attended the 2021 symposium.

The second annual event took place on Thursday, November 17th, 2022 and will featured a keynote by Dr. Lisa Federer, NLM Data Science and Open Science Librarian entitled "The NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy: Roles and Opportunities for Libraries and Institutional Repositories." Over 250 people attended the 2022 symposium.