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[December 1999]


Copyright (c) 1999 Ehrman Medical Library, NYU School of Medicine

Abstract: A significant difficulty confronting medical librarians who maintain Innopac systems has been how to provide authority control for MeSH (National Library of Medicine (NLM) medical subject headings). While the NLM produces MARC subject authority records, no bibliographic utility has chosen to make them available for loading. Consequently medical libraries have great difficulty giving their users effective online assistance with MeSH headings. This paper will show how one Library overcame this problem by using Innopac First Time Use Reports and other tools to successfully load MeSH records into its Innopac. Details concerning workflow, programming, and access are discussed and illustrated.

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Publication Year:1999
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Issue:December 1999
Publisher:Ehrman Medical Library, NYU School of Medicine
Place of Publication:New York, NY
Notes:A earlier version of this paper was presented as "MARC MeSH and INNOPAC: Perfecting Authority Control of Medical Subject Headings" at the Innovative Users Group 7th Annual Meeting (Oakland, California April 25, 1999).
Company: Innovative Interfaces, Inc.
Products: INNOPAC
Libraries: New York University
Subject: MeSH
Authority control
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Record Number:8737
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00