Pending changes to PubMed AbstractPlus display
In the Technical Bulletin today, NLM announced that by March 2007, one library-specific full-text icon will be allowed at the top of the PubMed AbstractPlus display (where currently only the PubMed Central and publisher icons appear), rather than only at the end by the PMID - indicates that this is one of the main concerns voiced by librarians. The announcement notes:
"Libraries will be limited to one icon at the top and it must be no larger than 100 pixels high by 25 pixels wide. Other icons will continue to display near the PMID. We will supply more information closer to the time of the change and NCBI will send out an announcement on the Library LinkOut Announcements listserv that will provide details and instructions."As I noted in a previous post, I really like the AbstractPlus feature, and the announcement also provides some data about how the display format is being used -- "Since the introduction of AbstractPlus, clicks on related links have increased 13%. Twenty-three percent of the time users view the AbstractPlus display, they click on one of the first five related articles links."