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NLM LocatorPlus Bibliographic Data Addition/Modification Form

Submission of Titles for use in DOCLINE

Serials will be added to LocatorPlus if they are substantive journals which are currently owned, licensed (if electronic), and offered on interlibrary loan by biomedical institutions to support biomedicine, health care delivery, research, education, and management. For further details, see NLM's Policy Statement on the Addition of Non-NLM Titles to the NLM LocatorPlus Database for DOCLINE Reporting.

Titles reported to NLM for addition to or modification of bibliographic data in NLM LocatorPlus must be accompanied by supporting bibliographic documentation such as OCLC, RLIN, or LC records (if available), or a photocopy of the title page and cover of the journal in question if no bibliographic record is available. NLM uses a single record approach for items issued in multiple formats. Only one OCLC number is recorded in the LocatorPlus bibliographic record, most commonly for the print version. Do not request the addition of OCLC numbers for different formats. Use the following form to request additions or changes to bibliographic data in LocatorPlus. Please use one form for each title.


NLM LocatorPlus Bibliographic Data Addition/Modification Form

Date:___________________

TO: Claudia Lindow
   Cataloging Section
   8600 Rockville Pike
   Room 1N08, Stop 13
   National Library of Medicine
   Bethesda, MD 20894

FROM:_________________________________

    _____________________________________

    _____________________________________

    _____________________________________

    _____________________________________

NLM requires the following documentation for each request:

For Adds/Major Changes, include a copy of the OCLC or RLIN record or the title page or title page substitute such as the cover.

For Minor Changes/Corrections, include a copy of the NLM LocatorPlus record (if minor change, ceased title, or correction) AND documentation (e.g., photocopy of letter from publisher or vendor, title page or title page substitute from journal, etc.).

Title:___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Which of the following actions would you like us to take?

  1. _______ Add the title to NLM LocatorPlus.
  2. _______ Major change for the attached title. Please create a new record.
  3. _______ Minor change for the attached title. Please update existing record.
  4. _______ Update the NLM LocatorPlus record to indicate that the attached title is ceased.
  5. _______ Correct the NLM LocatorPlus record. (Please attach an explanation of the error and documentation showing how the record should be changed.)
  6. _______ Correct NLM's Number(s) (016) in OCLC. (Please attach the incorrect OCLC record.)
  7. _______ Add the OCLC Number to the LocatorPlus record. (Please attach a copy of the OCLC record and a copy of the corresponding LocatorPlus record.)

Response from NLM:

  1. The title was added to NLM LocatorPlus. The NLM Unique ID is: ___________
  2. The title was not added to NLM LocatorPlus for the following reason(s):
     _____ Title already in NLM LocatorPlus. NLM Unique ID: __________
     _____ Title already in NLM LocatorPlus as a print journal. Add additional holdings for other formats you own to this record. NLM Unique ID: __________
     _____ Out of scope for DOCLINE1
     _____ Not cataloged as a serial at NLM
     _____ Insufficient information. Please provide:
        _____ Copy of Title page
        _____ Copy of OCLC record
  3. The title was updated in NLM LocatorPlus.
  4. Other:

1 See NLM's Policy Statement on the Addition of Non-NLM Titles to the NLM LocatorPlus Database for DOCLINE Reporting.