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


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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 related
> to workflow and the latest requirement (the May 25 deadline) that PMCIDs
> must be cited. In particular I'm thinking of a researcher who has
> thousands of references in his RefWorks or EndNote library, and who now
> wants to go and add the PMCIDs. Is there any way to automate the process
> 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
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