Ovid Announces Linksolver

Apr 25, 2003


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Ovid has released Ovid LinkSolver, its new universal link resolver that provides end-users with advanced linking capabilities to access their library's collection of Web-based content, as well as Internet resources, regardless of where they reside. Ovid LinkSolver can be purchased independently of Ovid's current product line or integrated into the OvidWeb Gateway platform. Ovid LinkSolver provides information professionals with flexibility in defining, organizing, and displaying links based not only on their institutions' existing electronic content collections, but also on a range of linking options available to researchers through the Internet. When used with Ovid's search engine, Ovid LinkSolver also features an option that enables end-users to conduct a search in Ovid's bibliographic resources and limit the results to citations in which full text is available--either located within Journals@Ovid or hosted externally. Ovid LinkSolver has an administration interface that, in most cases, eliminates the need for Perl programming, thereby reducing implementation time when compared with other link resolver offerings. Information professionals can use Ovid's pre-defined templates, enabling them to leverage best practices for the most common and necessary linking functions. Ovid will also configure and manage an institution's links for customers that choose to subscribe to this service.

Ovid has also announced that it is offering new outbound full-text linking functionality, delivered as a service within the OvidWeb Gateway solution. This Links@Ovid functionality will now be available to its customers at no additional charge, and provides linking from Ovid's more than 100 bibliographic databases to electronic full text hosted internally or externally, as well as locally held print resources through institutional OPACs and document delivery services. Using Links@Ovid, end-users now have the enhanced capability of linking from Ovid to an expanded list of full text content that includes titles from both publishers and content aggregators. Links@Ovid features: the ability to limit results to full-text regardless of the content source; Import Utility allows administrators to import journal coverage from OPAC or serials databases; accessibility directly from the Ovid Web Gateway interface; and direct links from Journals@Ovid to all sources of link resources. SilverPlatter Internet and intranet customers have and will continue to enjoy similar functionality using the SilverLinker product. Ovid LinkSolver and Links@Ovid were designed to help administrators organize and maintain their enterprise's information environment easily and effectively. All administrative functionality is now integrated into the OvidWeb Gateway interface. Once authenticated as an administrator, the information professional can access a wide range of administrative tools via a single login, enabling streamlined workflow and minimizing disruptions. Ovid LinkSolver will be available in June 2003 and will be sold at a reduced price until the end of the year.

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