|August 6, 2001 [posted]|
|More Monographic Citations Migrated to LocatorPlus|
s part of the continuing effort to convert monographic citations, NLM completed two additional projects. (See the article Migration of Monographic Citations to LocatorPlus. NLM Tech Bull. 2000 May-June; (314):e4.) NLM moved 109,116 POPLINE monographic citations created by the Population Information Program (PIP) at Johns Hopkins University to LocatorPlus in December 2000. LocatorPlus is the NLM's Web-based Online Public Access Catalog. No new monographic citations will be added to LocatorPlus by the Population Information Program. Please see the article, Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs and NLM Cease POPLINE Agreement. NLM Tech Bull. 2001 Jul-Aug; (321):e5, for more information.
Online searchers already familiar with LocatorPlus will not detect any differences in searching by keyword, author, title, or MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) and are referred to the LocatorPlus tutorials and training aids. The monographic or monographic chapter citations created by the Population Information Program do not have NLM call numbers because, in most cases, NLM does not own the items. For these records, on the Holdings Tab, the Location label appears as "Not at NLM" and the Call Number reads "Not held at NLM."
Additionally, approximately 22,000 citations to monographic chapters were removed from MEDLINE/PubMed during the week of April 2, 2001 (Technical Notes. NLM Tech Bull. 2001 Mar-Apr; (319):e1). These citations were converted and moved to LocatorPlus on the weekend of June 9. Searchers are able to access these citations via the Gateway or directly through LocatorPlus.
These two projects complete the conversion of the unique monographic citations to LocatorPlus. Now NLM can devote its attention to identifying LocatorPlus records that are shared between 2 or more data producers, e.g., a record of interest to both NLM and the other data producers. These records will be enhanced with producer-specific information and an indication of the producers sharing the record will be available in the MARC View Display Tab in NLM locally-defined Tag 998. Completed records catalogued by NLM are identified by the value "AUTH" meaning "Authorized" in Tags 999 and 995.
By Susan Von Braunsberg
Von Braunsberg S, Tybaert S. More Monographic Citations Migrated to LocatorPlus. NLM Tech Bull. 2001 Jul-Aug;(321):e4.