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Re: Lippincott journals only on ovid platform?
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- Subject: Re: Lippincott journals only on ovid platform?
- From: Elizabeth_R_Lorbeer@rush.edu
- Date: Wed, 5 Jun 2002 17:06:34 EDT
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Dear Dr. Obst, It is true that LWW titles will only be available online through Ovid. Both Ovid Technologies and LWW are owned by Wolter Kluwers. At the Medical Library Association conference (May 17-23 2002), I spoke to Carol Helton of Ovid and the explanation for this decision was the merge of one technical department for both companies. Carol told me LWW content will be available to non-Ovid customers at no additional cost. I am unsure what Ovid deems "no additional cost" since my library subscribes to Journals at Ovid and we pay about $300-$1000 USD per LWW title for online access. I am assuming if you are not an Ovid customer, you don't have to pay a platform fee, just the online content fee for the full-text. There is two pricing models, print plus electronic and electronic only. Though, there is a different in the electronic price depending on if the library retains the print subscription. I priced the Library's LWW collection on Ovid at over $50,000. Also, Ovid is selling LWW collections, which may be a cheaper alternative, since this year collections are offered at a discount. If you want further information, contact Robert O'Malley, Marketing Journals Manager at LWW (email@example.com) or Carol Helton, Director of Medical Sales at Ovid (firstname.lastname@example.org). Sincerely, Elizabeth R. Lorbeer Collection Development Manager Library of Rush University Rush Presbyterian St Luke's Medical Center Chicago, Illinois 60612 v.312.942.2282 f.312-942-3143 Elizabeth_R_Lorbeer@rush.edu