Ovid Partners With Springer Science+Business Media to Expand EBook Offerings

May 25, 2007

Ovid Technologies, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health and a provider of electronic medical, scientific, and academic information research solutions, has entered into a partnership agreement with Springer Science+Business Media, a publisher of science, technology, and medical literature, to offer more than 800 electronic medical and health sciences books from Springer on its ebooks platform, Books@Ovid. As part of the agreement, Ovid will offer more than 800 medical and health sciences titles to medical organizations globally, including hospitals and hospital consortia, medical schools, and medical departments or entities within a higher education institution, government organization, or corporation. The books will be available via an annual renewable subscription or as a one-time purchase, which provides the institution the right to own the book in perpetuity. Key titles coming to Books@Ovid include AJCC Cancer Staging Atlas, Medical Informatics, and Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. Content is expected to become available on the Books@Ovid platform beginning in the third quarter.

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