Boehr D, Willis S. Cataloging News — 2014. NLM Tech Bull. 2013 Nov-Dec;(395):e5
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) adopted the 2014 MeSH vocabulary for cataloging on November 25, 2013.
Accordingly, MeSH subject headings in LocatorPlus were changed to reflect the 2014 MeSH vocabulary and appear in that form as of November 25, 2013.
When year-end processing (YEP) activities are completed in mid-December, the NLM Catalog MeSH database and translation tables will be updated to reflect 2014 MeSH. Until then, note that there will be a hiatus in the addition of new and edited bibliographic records to the NLM Catalog.
The Index to the NLM Classification will not reflect 2014 MeSH changes until Spring 2014.
MeSH 2014 Changes in NLM Bibliographic Records and Cataloging Policy
In general, the Cataloging Section implemented the vocabulary changes in NLM bibliographic records for books, serials, and other materials, as they were applied for citations in MEDLINE. For highlights about 2014 MeSH, see the articles What's New for 2014 MeSH and MEDLINE Data Changes — 2014.
- Pediatric Obesity
Includes both children and adolescents. Cataloging policy: Do not coordinate with age group(s) unless specific age group(s) is discussed, for example, Adolescents.
Used for a combination of techniques for a single procedure and not for multiple separate imaging techniques. Coordinate with specific imaging techniques used in combination. The 2012 pre-coordinated term Positron-Emission Tomography and Computed Tomography was deleted.
- Tissue Therapy
The 2012 term Tissue Therapy, which was supposed to be used for the historical techniques associated with Filatov or Niehans, was changed to Tissue Therapy, Historical to make a clear distinction between the historical and current technique, Cell- and Tissue-Based Therapy. During YEP, Cataloging mapped bibliographic records with Tissue Therapy to Cell- and Tissue-Based Therapy.
- New Nursing Terms
Several new nursing and nurse terms are now available. Some nursing terms have corresponding nurse terms, for example, Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Pediatric Nursing are both available. Cataloging policy: Do not routinely coordinate the nursing term with the nurse term but evaluate what is appropriate to add.
Although we now have some new pre-coordinated disease nursing headings, it is important to be aware that the subheading /nursing is still allowed with the general disease term, e.g., Nephrology Nursing is now available but /nursing is still allowed with Kidney Diseases. Cataloging policy: Prefer specific disease term with /nursing; however, it is up to cataloger’s judgment, based on the item cataloged, whether a combination of general and specifics (with subheadings) are needed.
- ANNA standards and guidelines of clinical practice for nephrology nursing.
- Nephrology Nursing $x standards
- Practice Guideline
- Contemporary nephrology nursing.
- Nephrology Nursing
- Kidney Diseases $x nursing
- Hemodialysis, the nurse's role.
Renal Dialysis $x nursing
- Publication Types (PTs) and Related Terms:
For now, Cataloging will not use the new PT Dataset. Catalogers should use the PT Database if applicable.
Herbals as Topic may be used for current materials although the PT Herbals is not allowed for current materials.
- New MeSH Descriptors Not Used by Catalogers:
National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health and International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health have the annotation: CATALOG: use NAF entry. Catalogers should use the National Authority File (NAF) headings.
Diagnostic Uses of Chemicals should not be used by catalogers. Catalogers should use the specific MeSH terms treed under it.
Additional Database Changes
No substantive changes were made to the DTD and XML for the NLMCatalogRecordSet DTD and CatfilePlus and Serfile XML for 2014.