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MEDLINE/PubMed Year-End Processing Activities for 2013

Tybaert S. MEDLINE/PubMed Year-End Processing Activities for 2013. NLM Tech Bull. 2013 Sep-Oct;(394):e1.

2013 September 03 [posted]
Other pertinent articles:

What's New for 2014 MeSH

Newly Maintained MEDLINE for 2014 MeSH Now Available in PubMed

MEDLINE Data Changes — 2014

Cataloging News — 2014

2014 MeSH Now Available

dotMEDLINE/PubMed Year-End Processing Activities

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is currently involved in MEDLINE year-end processing (YEP) activities. These include changing the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) main headings as well as Supplementary Concept Records that standardize names and associated numbers for chemical, protocols, and diseases that are not main headings. The MeSH edits include existing MEDLINE citations to conform with the 2014 version of MeSH, and other global changes.

Important Dates

  • November 20, 2013: NLM expects to temporarily suspend the addition of fully-indexed MEDLINE citations to PubMed. Publisher-supplied and in process citations will continue to be added.
  • Mid-December 2013: PubMed MEDLINE citations, translation tables, and the MeSH database will have been updated to reflect 2014 MeSH.

For details about the impact on searching from November 20 to mid-December, see: Annual MEDLINE/PubMed Year-End Processing (YEP): Impact on Searching During Fall 2013.

For background information on the general kinds of changes made annually, see: Annual MEDLINE/PubMed Year-End Processing (YEP): Background Information.

By Sara Tybaert
MEDLARS Management Section

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