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Friday, July 08, 2005

Pubmed, RSS and CAS

The other day at Wrightington I offered my utopian vision of CAS services at a meeting of the LIHNN eResources network, subject specific material from selected journals or direct to full text. Pubmed offers us the ability to do this now. I have three test feeds out with a critical friend right now so I'll let you know how it goes.

Key issues so far:

  • Time to identify full text in MyNCBI, not a task to be taken lightly does take a while and is the capital city of Dullsville. Just think of the end result.
  • Search strategies have to take into account you are really after pre-medline records and therefore title words are the key.
  • First subscription to the feed will be scary, lots dragged back but once the user has handled that first batch I anticipate new stuff will be manageable.
    Feeds if you want to see how it works or add constructive criticism are:



    Bariatric Surgery

    I've also put links to the Fade Health News feeds at the bottom for any of you RSS heads out there.


    Kieran Lamb
    Head of Library Services
    Fade Library
    Central Liverpool PCT
    Hamilton House
    24 Pall Mall
    L3 6AL

    0151 2852353

    News Feeds from FADE

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    Greater Manchester Health News

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