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NLM Technical Bulletin 1998 Sep-Oct; 304



In This Issue:

Technical Notes - e1

Year-End Processing - e2

YEP of Stored and Saved Searches, Changes to Automatic SDI's and Saved Searches - ELHILL MEDLARS System - e3

Farewell to Gratefully Yours - e4

MeSH Coming Attractions - e6

AVLINE® and CATLINE® Data to be Removed from Other NLM Databases - e7

MeSH on the Web - e8


Appendixes:

List of MeSH Heading Pre-explosions

List of Subheading Pre-explosions

MEDLINE - 1999 Weekly Update Schedule on ELHILL

AIDSLINE - 1999 Weekly Update Schedule on ELHILL

HealthSTAR - 1999 Weekly Update Schedule on ELHILL

NLM Databases - 1999 Monthly Update Schedule on ELHILL

1999 NLM Pricing Algorithm Chart - [This link was removed because it is no longer valid.]

dotMEDLARS Pricing Schedule


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NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE, BETHESDA, MD 20894

MEDLARS PRICING SCHEDULE

Effective October 1, 1998

The following is a listing of annual license fees for databases available for lease from NLM. There are no use charges and no surcharge for non-U.S. use.

DATABASEANNUAL LICENSE FEE AND NOTES

   
AIDSDRUGSNo annual license fee. AIDSDRUGS and AIDSTRIALS are leased together.

   
AIDSLINENo annual license fee.

   
AIDSTRIALS   No annual license fee. AIDSDRUGS and AIDSTRIALS are leased together.

   
AVLINE   Ceased regular distribution in October 1998. Beginning with 1999, all NLM bibliographic records for material cataloged by NLM are available in a combined USMARC-compatible file called CATFILE.

   
BIOETHICSLINE   $1,000

   
CANCERLIT  

No longer available through NLM. Contact the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at license@icic.nci.nih.gov or fax 301-480-8105 for licensing information.


   
CATFILE   USMARC-compatible bibliographic records for print, audiovisual, and electronic monographs and serials cataloged by NLM. This replaces AVLINE and CATLINE. All new and updated records will be made available for licensees to ftp on a weekly basis; each file will be kept on the server for 6 weeks. Current year: $4,000; updated weekly via ftp only. Basefile (up to current year): $3,000; contact NLM to discuss delivery mechanism.

   
CATLINE   Ceased regular distribution in October 1998. Beginning with 1999, all NLM bibliographic records for material cataloged by NLM are available in a combined USMARC-compatible file called CATFILE.

   
CHEMICAL CARCINOGENESIS SEARCH INFORMATION SYSTEM (CCRIS)   $1,000

   
ChemID   $1,000. Licensees must make separate arrangements with two data suppliers in advance: U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention, Inc., and Cosmetic Toiletries and Fragrance Association.

   
DEVELOPMENTAL AND REPRODUCTIVE TOXICOLOGY (DART)   $1,000

   
DIRLINE   No annual license fee.

   
ENVIRONMENTAL TERATOLOGY INFORMATION CENTER BACKFILE (ETICBACK)   $1,000

   
GENE-TOX   $1,000

   
HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES DATA BANK (HSDB )   $2,500. The Emergency Medical Treatment (EMT) field in HSDB is not distributed in the leased database.

   
HealthSTAR™   $3,000

   
HISTLINE   $1,000

   
MEDLINE  
Current Year data (input during 1999 indexing year):
$9,000 weekly updates -OR-
$5,000 monthly updates

Older data: licensees requesting older data must select one of the 7 groupings of years as shown below.

Fees          Years of Publication
$1,750.00     1996 - 1998
$1,750.00     1993 - 1998
$1,750.00     1990 - 1998
$3,500.00     1985 - 1998
$5,250.00     1980 - 1998
$5,250.00     1975 - 1998
$7,000.00     1966 - 1998

   
MeSH VOCABULARY   $1,000 on tape in ELHILL Unit Record Format (no charge with MEDLINE). No license or fee applies if the data are used for translation purposes only. MeSH data is available at no cost from NLM's Web site.

   
OLDMEDLINE   $1,000 each time database is distributed; data added at irregular intervals.

   
PDQ   Available from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at license@icic.nci.nih.gov or fax 301-480-8105.

   
POPLINE   $2,000

   
REGISTRY OF TOXIC EFFECTS OF CHEMICAL SUBSTANCES (RTECS)  

Available from NTIS. Prospective domestic and non-U.S. licensees of RTECS should contact NTIS (National Technical Information Service):

NTIS
5285 Port Royal Road
Springfield, VA 22161
800-423-9255
info@ntis.fedworld.gov

   
SDILINE   $5,000 updated monthly (if leased separately from MEDLINE).

   
SERFILE   USMARC-compatible bibliographic records for ALL serial data in the NLM bibliographic file (including serials on order, in process, or recorded for Regional Holdings). This replaces SERLINE. All new and updated records will be made available for licensees to ftp on a weekly basis; each file will be kept on the server for 6 weeks. Current year: $1,000; updated weekly via ftp only. Basefile (up to current year): $1,000; via ftp only. [Note: all 1998 SERLINE licensees will receive the backfile at no charge in early 1999]. Certain serials data are also available at no cost from NLM's Web site at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/journals_database_faq.html.

   
SERLINE   Ceased regular distribution in October 1998, though some records will continue to be added/updated and distributed until early 1999 when SERLINE is replaced by a USMARC-compatible file of NLM Serial information called SERFILE.

   
SPACELINE   $1,000

   
TOXIC CHEMICAL RELEASE INVENTORY (TRI 87-TRI96)  

Available from NTIS. Prospective domestic and non-U.S. licensees should contact NTIS (National Technical Information Service):

NTIS
5285 Port Royal Road
Springfield, VA 22161
(800) 423-9255
info@ntis.fedworld.gov

   
TOXLINE/TOXLINE65  
$2,500 plus royalties for the current file (1981 through the current year).
$2,500 plus royalties for the backfile (1965-80).

The NIOSHTIC subfile produced by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is not distributed in the leased databases. There are tape royalties for TOXLINE and TOXLINE65 which must be negotiated with and paid directly to two of the file content providers, Biological Abstracts, Incorporated (BIOSIS) and the American Society of Hospital Pharmacists (ASHP). Licensees must make separate arrangements with those data suppliers in advance.

There are two leasing options available for TOXLINE and TOXLINE65:
1. all subfiles except NIOSHTIC;
2. all subfiles except NIOSHTIC, BIOSIS, and IPA. The charges are the same. Please specify which TOXLINE version is to be licensed.

   

ADDITIONAL FEES

  1. Sample data:
    A sample tape is available upon written request for a fee of $50.00. (There is no fee for AIDSDRUGS/AIDSTRIALS, AIDSLINE, or DIRLINE sample tapes.) MeSH data are available from NLM's Web site at no charge.
  2. Replacement tapes:
    Replacement tapes cost $75.00/tape.

MEDLARS DATA AVAILABLE FROM THE WORLD WIDE WEB

  1. MeSH VOCABULARY DATA:
    The National Library of Medicine makes its annual Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) available for downloading in several formats from the MeSH page on the NLM World Wide Web site (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/filelist.html). There is no charge or license required for each Web-based version; however, completion of an online memorandum of understanding is required to obtain the complete file in each format. Sample data are available.
    1. MeSH TREES FILE: contains MeSH Headings with their associated hierarchical tree numbers (referred to as the "Trees file"). Subheadings and supplementary chemical records are not included. Updated annually.
    2. MeSH in MARC-COMPATIBLE FORMAT - contains MeSH Headings, subheadings and combination records in MARC-compatible format. Supplementary chemical records are not included. Updated annually.
    3. ASCII MeSH - contains MeSH Headings in ASCII format with all data elements contained in the online MeSH Vocabulary database at NLM included. Subheadings and supplementary chemical records are included. Updated quarterly with new/changed chemical records.
  2. SERIALS DATA:
    Serials data are available at no cost from the NLM World Wide Web site http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/journals_database_faq.html. A license agreement is not required to obtain these data.
PLEASE DIRECT ANY LEASING QUESTIONS TO:

Mr. Sheldon Kotzin
Chief, Bibliographic Services Division
National Library of Medicine
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20894
Telephone: 301-496-6217
FAX: 301-496-0822
E-mail: kotzin@nlm.nih.gov

A National Library of Medicine data leasing information packet is available from the address listed above and also may be obtained from the NLM World Wide Web site (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/databases/leased.html).


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