NLM seeking part-time historian to help develop web archive collection on AIDS

The History of Medicine Division at the National Library of Medicine is seeking a part-time professional historian to help develop a web archive collection of materials related to Auto-immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). NLM holds a large collection of AIDS materials consisting of manuscript, audio-visual, photographic, and printed materials. To further enrich the NLM’s publicly-available, AIDS-related resources and information, NLM seeks to identify and select for long term preservation web content that documents the history of AIDS.

The historian will research and identify web (online) content related to AIDS including public health campaigns and other public health information; patient narratives; care giver narratives; World AIDS Day content; social media; news stories; and web sites and social media of organizations such as the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, Doctors without Borders, the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Disease; state and national health agencies, and NLM’s Division of Specialized Information Systems. The final products produced by the historian will include a report containing URLs for all identified sites to be archived by NLM, documentation of the selection criteria and the decision making process used, a broad description of the collection, and recommendations for future web collecting about AIDS. The contractor may write at least one blog post for Circulating Now, the History of Medicine Division blog, about the collection.

We request that you please share this opportunity with your colleagues who may be interested in submitting a proposal.  Proposals are due by August 29th.  Additional information, including instructions for submitting a proposal are available on Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps) at