Dr Donald A.B Lindberg, the longest serving Director of the US National Library of Medicine until his retirement in 2015, has passed away.
Dr Lindberg was a pioneer in the use of computers and medicine and the founding president of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA). He established the National Centre for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) for access to biomedical and genomic information. Of note is that these tools were made available to the whole world and not just the US. Don will be deeply missed by his family, his friends, his mentees, and the biomedical informatics community.