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Comments Requested by October 31 for Proposed Changes to Indicators for Some Subject Fields in MARC Records

Posted by on September 25th, 2017

As part of NLM’s efforts to prepare cataloging data for a linked data environment, it has been determined that some of the MARC coding for the subject fields is not accurate and will not create true triple statements in an RDF environment. Historically, all MARC 6XX fields used in NLM bibliographic records have been assigned… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, NLM Resources, Search Tools

Sep

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NLM VSAC Publishes Updated Electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) Value Sets for 4th Quarter 2017

Posted by on September 19th, 2017

On September 15, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Value Set Authority Center (VSAC), in collaboration with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), published an addendum to the eCQM annual update specifications originally published in April 2016. This addendum updates eCQM… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Data, Electronic Health Records, NLM Resources, Search Tools

Sep

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NLM and Publishers Launch Emergency Access Initiative for Libraries Impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

Posted by on September 15th, 2017

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has activated the Emergency Access Initiative (EAI) in response to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, which devastated Florida and several Caribbean islands, as well as parts of South Carolina, Texas, and Louisiana; and to those impacted by the earthquake in Mexico. The EAI is a collaborative partnership between NLM… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Consumer Health, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Events, MedlinePlus, NLM Resources, Public Health

Sep

12

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ALA Libraries Transform Health Literacy Toolkit Now Available!

Posted by on September 12th, 2017

Health Literacy Month is coming up in October, and ALA’s Public Awareness Office has partnered with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) on a pilot program to create a Libraries Transform toolkit for showcasing the many ways libraries promote health literacy in their communities. The free toolkit includes health literacy data, key messages… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Communications Tools, Consumer Health, Education & Training, Health Literacy

Sep

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NLM Announces Important Dates for MEDLINE/PubMed Year-End Processing Activities

Posted by on September 12th, 2017

The National Library of Medicine is currently involved in MEDLINE year-end processing (YEP) activities. These include changing the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) main headings and subheadings as well as Supplementary Concept Records that standardize names and associated numbers for chemicals, protocols, and diseases that are not main headings. The MeSH edits include maintaining existing MEDLINE… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, NLM Resources, PubMed, Search Tools

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