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Cataloging and Metadata Management: Fundamentals of the NLM® Classification


Fundamentals of the NLM® Classification_index

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Introduction: Fundamentals of the NLM Classification


  • The course content was developed by:
    • Diane Boehr, Head of Cataloging
    • Barbara Bushman, Assistant Head of Cataloging
    • Sharon Willis, Senior Cataloging Specialist
  • The online interactive content was developed by:
    • Mary Ann Hantakas, MEDLARS Management Section

Additional Information

  • All examples are current as of the 2009 release of the NLM Classification
  • Since cuttering practices at NLM have changed over time, the examples may not reflect the data as found in NLM’s OPAC
  • Additional information regarding NLM Cataloging Section’s policies and procedures can be found on the Cataloging Section homepage.
  • Any questions should be sent to NLM Customer Service at Contact NLM

System Requirements

  • This training course was designed to work on Windows® Operating Systems with Microsoft Internet Explorer® version 7+ or with Firefox version 3+, and works best on Macintosh® computers using Mozilla Firefox™ or Opera™8+. It contains interactive review questions, for which you will need JavaScript™ enabled on your browser.
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Last Reviewed: February 1, 2019