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2008 JULY–AUGUST No. 363
July 11, 2008 [posted]

Unified Medical Language System® (UMLS®) News

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A new RSS feed is available for users to get news about UMLS Knowledge Sources and related resources, including upcoming Webcasts. Subscribe from the UMLS News Web page or the NLM RSS Feeds for News, Podcasts, and Webcasts Web page.

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Release Schedule Change

The UMLS changed to a semi-annual release schedule. Future releases are tentatively scheduled for the Spring and the Fall of each year. For 2008, the 2008AA UMLS Knowledge Sources were released in April and the 2008AB release is scheduled for early November. Information about UMLS releases is available from the Forthcoming UMLS Releases Web page.

DVD Packaging Change

UMLS DVDs are now mailed in self-mailers made from recycled paper. This change decreases mailing costs. UMLS release files are also available for download from the UMLS Knowledge Source Server V.6.0.

By Rachel Kleinsorge
MEDLARS Management Section

Kleinsorge R. Unified Medical Language System® (UMLS®) News. NLM Tech Bull. 2008 Jul-Aug; (363):e3.

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