|August 30, 2004 [posted]|
ML Bibliographic Products Now Available to Licensees
The applicable Document Type Definitions (DTD), data element and attribute descriptions, sample files and other information are available at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/licensee.html and http://www.nlm.nih.gov/databases/leased.html.
CatfilePlus in XML and Serfile in XML are available for licensees to ftp on a monthly basis, with each month's file containing the appropriate records added, revised, or deleted in LocatorPlus during the previous month. The complete file of each product will also be regenerated on an annual basis.
NLM continues to offer CatfilePlus and Serfile in MARC 21 format as well as in XML. Catfile is available in MARC 21 format only.
NLM Completes Conversion from Wade-Giles to pinyin Romanization of Chinese Characters in Bibliographic and Authority Records in LocatorPlus
Although NLM has completed the systematic review and automated maintenance from Wade-Giles to pinyin of all headings identified as needing this conversion, users may still encounter Wade-Giles headings which were missed or errors caused by the romanization conversion. Users who identify problems should notify NLM by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Distribution of Vernacular Data for Chinese and Japanese Bibliographic Records
Specifically, NLM is including the MARC 21 066 field, as well as the 880 field(s) and the linking $6 subfields in the corresponding variable length fields containing romanized data represented in the record. Approximately 2500 records which had previously been distributed by NLM only in romanized form have been reissued in order to supply these vernacular data to Catfile licensees.
Users should note that the vernacular data is not currently visible in LocatorPlus due to the limitations of the release of Voyager now in use at NLM.
Change to Table G in the NLM Classification
By Diane Boehr
Boehr D, Scheel M. Cataloging News. NLM Tech Bull. 2004 Jul-Aug;(339):e6.