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New Field in MEDLINE Display for Abstracts Available from the Publisher

New Field in MEDLINE Display for Abstracts Available from the Publisher. NLM Tech Bull. 2014 Jan-Feb;(396):b4.

2014 January 16 [posted]
2014 April 16 [Editor's note added]
2017 March 13 [Editor's note added]

[Editor's note added March 13, 2017: Beginning in October 2016, the OAB field on the MEDLINE display is no longer populated with information about abstracts available from the publisher. The OABL field has been removed. Please note that, when supplied by the publisher, abstracts in other languages are linked from the Abstract display and available in the PubMed XML in the <OtherAbstract> element.]

[Editor's note: This change was implemented in PubMed on April 15, 2014.]

The MEDLINE Display includes a new field labeled Other Abstract Language (OABL). This field indicates the language of an abstract available from the publisher. The field appears below the Other Abstract (OAB) field.

For example:
OAB - Publisher: Abstract available from the publisher.
OABL - ger [Corrected on April 15, 2014.]

This information appears in the XML display in the OtherAbstract element.

For more information, see the MEDLINE®/PubMed® Data Element (Field) Descriptions. MEDLINE licensees, please see MEDLINE®/PubMed® XML Data Elements.

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