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NLM Releases Production MeSH RDF

Bushman B. NLM Releases Production MeSH RDF. NLM Tech Bull. 2017 Sep-Oct;(418):e4.

2017 September 13 [posted]

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the move of MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) RDF from a beta version to production around September 8, 2017. The initial beta release of MeSH RDF was published in November 2014 for selected institutions and organizations. Subsequent releases of the beta version occurred in June 2015, November 2015, and November 2016.

Release notes are available at

Users who download mesh.nt from the FTP server should change their download path:



The old files will remain present for some time, but will no longer be updated nightly.

For an example of utilizing MeSH RDF, see Adding MeSH URIs to NLM Catalog Records.

Availability of MeSH RDF

How do I learn more?
To learn more about MeSH RDF, see our information page Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) RDF Linked Data (beta).

Have questions or want to provide feedback? We would love to hear from you. Join us on GitHub at

By Barbara Bushman
Cataloging and Metadata Management Section (CAMMS)

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