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New Version of NLM Gateway Released - March 5, 2003

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New Version of NLM Gateway Released - March 5, 2003

Merriam-Webster Medical Dictionary on MedlinePlus

New Clinical Advisory Issued

2003 MLA Meeting Reminder and NLM Invitation
[Note Updated 4/17/2003]

MEDLINE Milestone - 12 Millionth Journal Citation

More Organisms Added to LocusLink Organisms

PubMed® to Complete Transition to E-Utilities

Partners in Information Access Web Site Redesign

New Books Added to NCBI's Bookshelf

DOCLINE 1.5 Release

DOCLINE: 10 Million Transactions and Counting

New Version of NLM Gateway Released - April 22, 2003

March 06, 2003 [posted]

On March 5, 2003, a new version of the NLM Gateway was released. Please see What's New on the NLM Gateway sidebar for details.

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Merriam-Webster Medical Dictionary on MedlinePlus

March 18, 2003 [posted]

NLM is pleased to announce the availability of the Merriam-Webster Medical Dictionary on MedlinePlus. Please see the announcement on the NLM Web site.

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New Clinical Advisory Issued

March 18, 2003 [posted]

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has issued a new Clinical Advisory:

A recent review of the study by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) found that in antiretroviral treatment-na´ve patients, a combination preparation of three nucleoside analogues, Trizivir«, was inferior to two other efavirenz-containing treatment regimens being evaluated in the study. The data met pre-specified guidelines for stopping this one arm of the study based on virologic failure. There were no concerns about the toxicity of the study drugs

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2003 MLA Meeting Reminder and NLM Invitation
[Note Updated 4/17/2003]

April 03, 2003 [posted]

The Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association (MLA) will be held May 2-7, 2003 in San Diego. Attendees are invited to visit the NLM exhibit booth (May 3-6) to meet NLM staff and see NLM's Web products. The NLM Theater at the booth will feature demonstrations and tutorials on a wide variety of topics, including: PubMed, LinkOut for Libraries, PubMed Central, the NLM Gateway, MedlinePlus, the NLM WebClassification, LocatorPlus/Web Authority, Unified Medical Language System, TOXNET, Gene Indexing and more.

CE Classes
While at the meeting in San Deigo, consider taking a MLA continuing education class taught by NLM staff. For example:

Friday, May 2, half-day course
Adventures in Public Health (Public Health 101)
Course #321

Saturday, May 3, full day course
Digging In: Hands-on Experience with NCBI's Molecular Databases
Course #345

Saturday, May 3, half-day course
Introduction to Reference Sources in the History of the Health Sciences
Course #481

Wednesday, May 7, half-day course
HIPAA: What Health Sciences Librarians Need to Know
Course #198

Further course details are available at [Note: This link was removed because it is no longer relevant.], or contact MLA at (312) 419-9094.

Mark your MLA calendars

NLM Online Users' Meeting "Sunrise Seminar" on
Monday, May 5, 7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.
Garden Salon One
MEDLINE and MedlinePlus will be featured.

NLM Update on Tuesday, May 6, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Grand Ballroom
Speakers:
Dr. Donald A.B. Lindberg, Director
Betsy Humphreys, Associate Director for Library Operations
Dr. Jack Snyder, Associate Director for Specialized Information Services
The NLM Update will be made available for viewing via the NIH Videocasting Web site a few days after the MLA Annual Meeting concludes.

Friends of the NLM Reception on Sunday, May 4, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Further details and ticket information are available at [Note: This link was removed because it is no longer relevant.], or contact MLA at (312) 419-9094.

MLA Sharing Roundtables

MLA Chapter Council-sponsored Sharing Roundtables
Sunday, May 4, (Noon - 2:00 p.m.) Ticketed event.
The following roundtables are focused specifically on NLM programs:

  • PubMed LinkOut Program Sharing Roundtable
  • Electronic Fund Transfer System Roundtable

Further details and ticket information are available at [Note: This link was removed because it is no longer relevant.], or contact MLA at (312) 419-9094.

Informal Meetings

The NLM DOCLINE Update is planned for
Monday, May 5, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Royal Palm Salon 1/2 [Location added 4/17/2003.]

Electronic Fund Transfer System (EFTS) Update
Tuesday, May 6, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Crescent Room [Location added 4/17/2003.]

Section-Sponsorted Programming

NLM staff will also be participating in the following MLA sessions:

Sunday, May 4, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
The Crest of the Wave - Cool New Health Information Resources for Consumers
Speaker: Angela Ruffin, National Network Office, NLM
Topic: "The NN/LM Electronic Access to Health Information Projects"

Monday May 5 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
MLA Technical Services Section Business Meeting
Topic: 20 minute presentation on the implications of changes to Chapter 12 in the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, 2nd ed. 2002 revision.
Speaker: Alice Jacobs, Technical Services Division, NLM

Tuesday, May 6, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Diving for Treasure: Library Exhibits from Idea to (Virtual) Reality
Moderator: Patricia Tuohy, History of Medicine Division, NLM
Speakers: Manon Parry and Jiwon Kim, History of Medicine Division, NLM

Join Us!

Please join us at these events! Additional information or changes to this information will be announced in the Technical Notes section of the NLM Technical Bulletin.

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MEDLINE Milestone - 12 Millionth Journal Citation

April 03, 2003 [posted]

On March 7, MEDLINE attained a major milestone when the 12 millionth journal citation was added to the database. The citation is:

Foulder-Hughes LA, Cooke RW.
Motor, cognitive, and behavioural disorders in children born very preterm.
Dev Med Child Neurol. 2003 Feb;45(2):97-103.
PMID: 12578235 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

The article was indexed using NLM's Web-based Data Creation and Maintenance System (DCMS) which was implemented in late 2000. When the 10 millionth citation was indexed on July 10, 1999, NLM was still using the mainframe computer-based indexing system called AIMS (Automated Indexing and Management System) and PubMed was searched at the rate of 16 million searches per month and updated with MeSH-indexed MEDLINE citations once per week. Approximately 30% of data entry came from electronic submissions and NLM indexed a total of about 434,000 citations from 4,007 journals by the close of that Fiscal Year. MEDLINE was licensed by 57 organizations.

Today, PubMed is searched at a rate of more than 30 million searches per month and updated with MeSH-indexed citations 5 times per week. More than 65% of data entry comes from electronic submissions and NLM reached the all time high of about 502,000 indexed citations from 4,538 journals at the close of Fiscal Year 2002. MEDLINE is leased by about 170 organizations (the majority of which are mining the data for research purposes). What a difference a few years can make!

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More Organisms Added to LocusLink Organisms

April 03, 2003 [posted]

The cow and Caenorhabditis elegans have been added to the list of LocusLink organisms. Initially there were five organisms in LocusLink - human, mouse, rat, fruit fly, and zebrafish. HIV-1 was added on May 30, 2002. Cow (Bos taurus) was added on December 2, 2002 and Caenorhabditis elegans, a nematode, was added on December 31, 2002.

For more information on Gene Indexing see Ward J. Gene Indexing. NLM Tech Bull. 2002 Sep-Oct;(328):e6.

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PubMed® to Complete Transition to E-Utilities and Manually Constructed URLs

April 03, 2003 [posted]
  • In July 2002, NCBI announced the availability of new programming for the Entrez Utilities (E-Utilities) and informed utility users that they should convert URLs to the new format by the end of 2002.

    NCBI will phase out the old utilities completely in June 2003. This may affect customers of some products such as EndNote®, ProCite®, and Reference Manager®. Please contact user support for your respective product if you have questions. Questions concerning the use of E-Utilities can be sent to: eutilities@ncbi.nlm.nih.gov.

  • If you have manually created links to PubMed that contain the string: /htbin-post/, these should be changed to follow the specifications provided on the page, Linking to PubMed and other Entrez Databases. These changes must be in place prior to June 2003.
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Partners in Information Access Web Site Redesign

April 10, 2003 [posted]

The National Library of Medicine announces release of the new Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce Web site. This site is one result of a collaboration of U.S. government agencies, public health organizations and health sciences libraries. The goal of both the Partners project and the Partners site is to provide the public health workforce with timely, convenient access to information resources. See the announcement about the new Web site and spend some time discovering the public health information and resources available from the Partners in Information Access Web site at: http://phpartners.org.

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New Books Added to NCBI's Bookshelf

April 10, 2003 [posted]

Two new books have been added to the National Center for Biotechnology Information's (NCBI) Bookshelf.

Essentials of Glycobiology. 1st ed. Varki, Ajit; Cummings, Richard; Esko, Jeffrey; Freeze, Hudson; Hart, Gerald; Marth, Jamey, editors. Cold Spring Harbor: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press ; c1999.

Eurekah Bioscience Collection. Chapters taken from the Eurekah Bioscience database. Eurekah.com and Landes Bioscience; 2003.

The books in Bookshelf may be searched directly from the Bookshelf site or via links from the Links pull-down menu from relevant PubMed® citations.

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DOCLINE 1.5 Released

April 17, 2003 [posted]

A new version of DOCLINE was released on March 3, 2003. The highlight of the release was the addition of Mexico as a new region, allowing eligible Mexican libraries to become full DOCLINE participants. Please review the DOCLINE 1.5 Release Notes for details.

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DOCLINE: 10 Million Transactions and Counting

April 17, 2003 [posted]

NLM is proud to announce that March 19, 2003 at 11:09am Eastern Time the DOCLINE system processed its 10 millionth request since the Web version was released in July 2000. The 10 millionth request was entered by a Loansome Doc patron. The request was filled by the user's hospital library in San Diego, California in just over 2 hours.

The DOCLINE system processes interlibrary loan and document delivery (including Loansome Doc) requests, serves over 3,200 libraries and nearly 49,000 Loansome Doc patrons. DOCLINE libraries report 1.3 million serial holdings for over 52,000 unique serial titles.

Interlibrary loan requests processed in DOCLINE have a 91.5% fill rate. The average number of libraries to which a request is sent before it is completed is 1.22.

For more information see the following Web sites:
DOCLINE: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/docline/
Loansome Doc: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/factsheets/loansome_doc.html

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New Version of NLM Gateway Released - April 22, 2003

April 23, 2003 [posted]

On April 22, 2003, a new version of the NLM Gateway was released. In this version, phrase detection was added so users are no longer required to put search phrases in double quotes. For more information see NLM Gateway Implements Phrase Detection. NLM Tech Bull. 2003 Mar-Apr;(331):e8.

Please see What's New on the NLM Gateway sidebar for additional details.

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