The Medical Information Services Program (MISP) is a pool of funds provided by the New York State Library and administered through each of the library councils. Funds may be used for the provision of medical and consumer health information services for all types of libraries and library systems to:
- improve access to health information for NYS residents
- make resources of the NN/LM network directly accessible by libraries in NY3Rs regions
- encourage use of local/regional resources before accessing resources in the NN/LM
- facilitate referrals to the most appropriate locations.
- Participants include the NYS Library, NY Academy of Medicine (NN/LM Region1-Region Medical Library), NN/LM Region 1 Document Library Providers, and the NY3Rs. Document Delivery Providers (DDPs) in Region 1 have agreed to accept health and medical information requests from any library or library system located in NYS. Access a list of Resource Libraries and Regional Medical Libraries by visiting the NN/LM members page and limiting your search to resource libraries.
- Libraries may use state Medical Information Services funds to pay for medical/health interlibrary loan services, but must keep an accurate account of requests/charges, as the Division of Library Development may ask for supporting documentation related to MISP expenditures.
- Each library receives a lump sum from RRLC annually.