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On September 11 the National Library of Medicine Board of Regents (BOR) approved the NLM Collection and Preservation Policy. The 2019 policy provides the framework for NLM collection and preservation activities and acknowledges the changing landscape of scholarly communications and growth in electronic publishing. The policy aligns with the NLM Strategic Plan 2017-2027: A Platform… Read More »
The new course In Case of Emergencies: Continuity of Operations (COOP) Planning defines and describes continuity of operations planning and why it is important for libraries to have a continuity plan in case of emergencies. This course also provides a one-page COOP plan template with instructions that librarians or information specialists can use to develop… Read More »
Tags: NLM Classification
The NLM Classification, is updated two times a year. The 2019 winter version, published January 31, encompassed changes to the NLM Classification resulting from new and changed 2019 Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) terms as well as additional minor updates to the index and schedule. The 2019 summer version, published September 23, encompasses the systematic review… Read More »
An alternate link to provide access to 2020 MeSH is available from the top navigation bar on the MeSH Browser homepage. The default year in the MeSH Browser remains 2019 MeSH for now. The MeSH Browser always offers access to two years of MeSH vocabulary. Sometime in early December, the default year will change to… Read More »
Tags: NLM Digital Collections
The National Library of Medicine has announced that the following resources have been fully digitized and added to the NLM Digital Collections site: Hospital and health administration index, Hospital literature index, and Cumulative index of hospital literature. Because these resources contain citations to dissertations and audiovisuals that were not in MEDLINE, many libraries have been… Read More »