MEDLIB-L Archives

June 2008, Week 1


Options: Use Monospaced Font
Show HTML Part by Default
Show All Mail Headers

Message: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]
Topic: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]
Author: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]

Print Reply
"Ascher, Marie" <[log in to unmask]>
Reply To:
Ascher, Marie
Tue, 3 Jun 2008 10:17:48 -0400
text/plain (86 lines)
Thanks to everyone who responded. A lot of good information on workflow,
and a very important reminder: authors are only responsible for citing
PMCIDs on their own papers or papers resulting from their NIH funding
(even when they are not an author). That certainly lightens the load a

I had written this down (and underlined it!) in my notes from the Open
Forum at MLA, but somehow had gotten turned around in my thinking again.

Thanks to our colleagues at UW-Madison. I'll definitely be working my
way through your procedure to see how we can adapt it for use here. Much

Marie T. Ascher     [log in to unmask]
Head, Reference & Information Services
Health Sciences Library, New York Medical College
95 Grasslands Road   Valhalla, NY 10595
Phone: 914-594-3168  | Fax: 914-594-3171  

-----Original Message-----
From: Patricia M. Weiss [mailto:[log in to unmask]] 
Sent: Monday, June 02, 2008 1:52 PM
To: Ascher, Marie
Cc: [log in to unmask]; [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: NIH Public Access Policy - PMCIDs

Hats off to UWisconsin-Madison libraries for getting a jump on this 
problem. On the RefWorks listserv recently, Emily Wixson announced that 
they have posted instructions for managing PMCIDs and NIHMSIDs in 
RefWorks. See

Pat Weiss

Patricia M. Weiss, MLIS
Reference and Information Technology Librarian
Chair, University Senate Benefits and Welfare Committee
Technology Editor, MLA News

[log in to unmask] - Voice 412.648.2040 - Fax 412.648.8819 - Health Sciences Library System

Falk Library - 200 Scaife Hall - University of Pittsburgh
3550 Terrace Street - Pittsburgh, PA 15261

Ascher, Marie wrote:
> With regards to the NIH Public Access Policy, I'm curious as to what
> suggestions fellow medical librarians are giving to researchers
> to workflow and the latest requirement (the May 25 deadline) that
> must be cited. In particular I'm thinking of a researcher who has
> thousands of references in his RefWorks or EndNote library, and who
> wants to go and add the PMCIDs. Is there any way to automate the
> of drawing these in from PubMed to already existing records? Do any of
> the citation software products "refresh" PubMed records, and overlay
> with the new records containing the PMCIDs? Has anyone discussed this
> with RefWorks et al? (We're a RefWorks institution, so personally I'm
> interested in that particular product.)
> I had a researcher in just after 5 PM on Friday who was just
> flabbergasted by this new requirement (having just become aware of it)
> and short of finding the 2008 citations on his grant and checking them
> against PubMed, editing the records, etc. I didn't have any better
> advice for him. 
> Any suggestions?
> Marie
> ************************************************
> Marie Ascher    [log in to unmask] 
> Head, Reference & Information Services
> Health Sciences Library
> New York Medical College
> Valhalla, NY 10567
> Ph: 914-594-3168    Fax: 914-594-3171