Medline affected by US Gov’t Shutdown

If you receive automated email alerts from Medline, or are trying to find the most recent published literature, expect delays until the shutdown ends. This message came from Ovid’s Customer Support VP:

Notice about U.S. Government Shutdown
Impact on Ovid MEDLINE®

Dear Ovid MEDLINE Customer:

Due to the recent lapse in U.S. Government funding, Ovid MEDLINE(R) is currently not receiving any record or data updates until further notice.

The latest update to Ovid MEDLINE(R) was October 2, 2013 and users will receive the AutoAlert scheduled for October 9, 2013. Updates included the following:

•          Ovid MEDLINE(R) Corrections
•          Ovid OLDMEDLINE(R) <1946 to 1965>
•          Ovid MEDLINE(R) <2009 to September Week 4 2013>
•          Ovid Nursing Database 1946 to September Week 4 2013

The latest update to Ovid MEDLINE(R) In-Process & Other Non-Indexed Citations was October 1, 2013. Additionally customers utilizing AutoAlerts and saved searches for Ovid MEDLINE(R) In-Process & Other Non-Indexed Citations will not receive new alerts. Once we receive new data from the National Library of Medicine, you may see larger than normal updates (additions & revised records). We will inform all Ovid MEDLINE(R) customers once regular updates have resumed.

Again, we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause your patrons. If you have any questions, please contact Ovid Customer Support at support@ovid.com.

Regards,

Timothy Curran
Vice President, Customer Support
Wolters Kluwer Health – Ovid

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