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NLM Technical Bulletin

NLM Technical Bulletin 1997 Sep-Oct; 298



In This Issue:

Year-End Processing (YEP)

YEP of Stored and Saved Searches and Automatic SDI's

CHEMLINE® and TOXLIT® Retire

Rebuilding of CATLINE®/ AVLINE®

MeSH Coming Attractions

MeSH on the Web

Gold Standard Search

Technical Notes


Appendixes:

MEDLINE - 1998 Weekly Update Schedule

AIDSLINE - 1998 Weekly Update Schedule

HealthSTAR - 1998 Weekly Update Schedule

NLM Databases - 1998 Monthly Update Schedule

dot 1998 NLM Pricing Algorithm Chart

MEDLARS Pricing Schedule


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Appendix E

NLM ONLINE PRICING ALGORITHM CHARGES

Applies to searching via command language or via Grateful Med, the user-friendly personal computer software packages for Windows, DOS, and Macintosh. Searching through Internet Grateful Med and PubMed, NLM's two World Wide Web applications, is FREE.

Effective January 1, 1998Prices apply 24 hours per day.
FileConnect Charge (Per Hour)Search Statement ChargeOnline Citation ChargeInteraction Charge (Carriage Returns)Computer Resources Disk Accesses (Per 100)Online Character Charge (Per 1,000)

ELHILL COMPUTER
MEDLINE® & Backfiles$2.40$.06$.01--$.04$.05

AIDSLINE® , AIDSTRIALS, AIDSDRUGS & DIRLINE®FREEFREEFREE-- FREEFREE

TOXLINE® & TOXLINE652.40.06.01--.04 .05

ALERT2.40.06 ----.04 --

All Others2.40 .06 .01 -- .04 .05

PDQ®18.00----------

DOCUSER® & LOAN STATUSFREEFREEFREE-- FREEFREE

TOXNET COMPUTER
All Files3.80.08--.02 -- .08

  • Depending largely upon the amount of information viewed/printed/downloaded, a MEDLINE search generally ranges from $1.25 - $5.00.
  • The charge to ftp online search results via the Internet follows this algorithm. There are no additional charges.

NLM OFFLINE CHARGES

PagesPer Page for PRT OFFLINE, OFFSEARCH, or Automatic SDIsPer 2,000 Characters Transmitted via ftp*** for Automatic SDIs only
MEDLINE & Other Databases$0.30$0.10

AIDSLINE, AIDSTRIALS, AIDSDRUGS, DIRLINE & DOCUSERFREEFREE

TOXNET Files$0.30Not applicable

OffsearchesPer File
MEDLINE & Other Databases$1.00 (plus page charges)

AIDSLINE, AIDSTRIALS, AIDSDRUGS, DIRLINE & DOCUSERFREE

Automatic SDI SearchesPer Search
SDILINE® , AVLINE® , BIOETHICSLINE® , CANCERLIT® , CATLINE® , HealthSTAR , POPLINE®, TOXLINE$1.50 (plus page charges or ftp character charges)

AIDSLINEFREE

***The Internet ftp data charge is applied per unit of 2,000 characters transmitted (a low estimate of how many characters fit on a page of NLM's offline print paper) using the rate of $0.05/1,000 characters from the online pricing algorithm.

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