What Is the Relationship Between Haz-Map and NLM?
In 2000, the author was invited to publish Haz-Map on the TOXNET website
after one of the members of
Specialized Information Services (SIS) heard a presentation of Haz-Map in
After completing profiles of
new chemicals added to Haz-Map, the updated tables are sent to SIS at the National
Library of Medicine (NLM) in Bethesda, Maryland. The information is
published in a web-based relational database that displays the
information in a user interface similar to the PC-based relational
database used by the Haz-Map author.
is like an electronic textbook. NLM is the publisher.
author of Haz-Map is like the editor of a textbook:
The editor chooses which information to include or
editor requires that all references are up to date and from the
editor ensures that all chapters are written clearly, topics are
covered in a consistent manner, and indexing is accurate.
completion, the editor submits the new edition to a publisher for
final layout design and copy editing.