ChIN简介页:美国国家医学图书馆将停止出版Cumulated Index Medicus (2001-08-08)
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美国国家医学图书馆将停止出版Cumulated Index Medicus (2001-08-08)

【摘要】
     The NLM will cease publishing the Cumulated Index Medicus (CIM) with
this 2000 edition (Volume 41). The publication of the monthly Index
Medicus will not be affected.

【新闻主要内容】
     From: Dana Roth
To: CHMINF-L@LISTSERV.INDIANA.EDU
Date: Tuesday, August 07, 2001, 6:22:06 AM
Subject: Cumulated Index Medicus: The End of an Era

The NLM will cease publishing the Cumulated Index Medicus (CIM) with
this 2000 edition (Volume 41). The publication of the monthly Index
Medicus will not be affected.

The production of the first CIM in 1960 was a major achievement of the
Index Mechanization Project that predated the MEDLARS system (MEDical
Literature Analysis and Retrieval System). For decades, CIM enhanced
access to the biomedical literature, but its utility has declined as
online access to MEDLINE data has increased.

Several factors have influenced the timing of the decision to end
publication of the CIM. Among these are declining subscriptions, easier
access by libraries and individuals to the Internet where Index Medicus
citations can be searched free in MEDLINE via PubMed, and the fact that
there are a variety of other commercial products containing Index
Medicus citations. In addition, there has been a decision by the
Government Printing Office to permit electronic access in place of hard
copy publications for the U.S. Depository Libraries program.

Citations in Index Medicus and MEDLINE constitute an invaluable
resource, and NLM guarantees they will always be available. The method
of access may change, as technology evolves, but the millions of
references and abstracts will always be freely accessible to scientists,
the health professionals, librarians, and the public.

Dana L. Roth
Millikan Library / Caltech 1-32
1200 E. California Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91125
626-395-6423 fax 626-792-7540
dzrlib@library.caltech.edu
http://library.caltech.edu/collections/chemistry.htm

【相关链接】
  PubMed: MEDLINE和PREMEDLINE
  OLDMEDLINE
  美国国家医学图书馆NLM


Summary by 李晓霞 on 2001-08-08

Last updated by 李晓霞 on 2001-08-08

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