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RE: Lippincott journals only on ovid platform?
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- Subject: RE: Lippincott journals only on ovid platform?
- From: "Tobia, Rajia" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Wed, 5 Jun 2002 17:06:12 EDT
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I met with our Ovid representative today, and he did indeed tell me that LWW titles will only be available online through the Journals@Ovid platform. Ovid is calling the collection of LWW titles the "Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Total Access Collection." I am assuming you can subscribe to the whole collection of 230 journals, or pick and choose among the titles. Although we have had numerous problems with our LWW online site license renewals this year, I am not sure that the Ovid platform will be an improvement, mostly because of the lag time between print publication and appearance of an article online in Journals@Ovid. In addition, the Journals@Ovid pricing structure is based on concurrent users, in comparison to the current LWW site license structure which allows unlimited simultaneous use by authorized users. This may mean that libraries end up paying more for access, depending on how many concurrent users they wish to license. There is also an access fee to license the Ovid Online platform for a certain number of concurrent users, some libraries may already license Ovid Online, but for those libraries that don't license Ovid Online, this will be an extra cost they have not had to pay in the past. It sounds like libraries will need to make a decision about Journals@Ovid whenever their LWW titles are set to renew. If anyone else has information about this LWW change, please share the information with the listserv. Rajia Tobia Associate Library Director for Collection Development University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Briscoe Library Mail Code 7940 7703 Floyd Curl Drive San Antonio, TX 78229--3900 Phone: 210/567-2400 Fax: 210/567-2490 mailto:email@example.com -----Original Message----- From: Dr. Oliver Obst [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Tuesday, June 04, 2002 5:29 PM To: email@example.com Subject: Lippincott journals only on ovid platform? Dear colleagues, Is it true that Lippincott will retract all their journals from Highwire and their own server? From next year on online access to LWW journals like circulation will only be available via journals@ovid? A representative from LWW said this to me. Yours sincerely Oliver Obst, PhD