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Exciting Changes To PubMed

Don’t let your patrons find out about the changes before you do! Read the two articles in the 2005 January-February NLM Technical Bulletin announcing some exciting changes that will be happening to PubMed.

One is that Cubby is being replaced by My NCBI. The change includes the much-requested ability to do automatic emailing of saved search updates and new filtering features. There is a long Tech Bulletin article that explains the changes in depth at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/jf05/jf05_myncbi.html . Cubby has been used by many librarians to manually generate updates for patrons. My NCBI has the added ability of providing automatic emailing of updates to a single e-mail address per account. It is hoped that librarians will be up to speed on this so that they can help their patrons.

Also, there will be a new look for the PubMed screen; a file tab format is to be used for the PubMed display. See the article about this change at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/jf05/jf05_tabs.html

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