Information Resources 2001
Alastair Cook, Ovid Technologies Ltd; United Kingdom
Ovid Technologies is a leading provider of electronic information to the scientific, medical and corporate markets. New
Food Science and Technology Abstracts, a database for the food industry and academic institutions with food science or
Crossref support for Ovid OpenLinks - soon you will be able to link from Ovid bibliographic databases to publishers in
such as Elsevier and Wiley
MedWeaver, a differential diagnosis tool to help clinicians improve patient outcomes
Find out more about these products and how Ovid's full range of bibliographic databases, full text journals in
electronic textbooks in Books@Ovid, evidence-based medicine resources such as Clinical Evidence and EBMR, and clinical tools
make Ovid the ideal solution.
Ovid Technologies’ aim is to become the global leader in STM (Science, Technology & Medicine) knowledge
management in order to improve research, education and patient care.
Ovid’s solution aggregates premium content (bibliographic databases, electronic full-text journals,
electronic books), and then integrate the powerful search functionalities of the Ovid software and content with other
systems, such as OPAC’s, document ordering services, and through OpenLinks (which is the ability to link to online content
not hosted by Ovid, but on other publishers web-sites).
Ovid has over 90 databases, 400 electronic journals (and the ability to link to over 5,000 other journals),
and more than 30 electronic books. For the clinician Ovid also provides essential and valuable Evidence Based Medicine
resources and decision support tools. The Ovid software enhances the users ability to search and retrieve the content they
are looking for. The figure in this abstract describes graphically how Ovid can integrate and customise to the individual
needs of the librarian and the end-user.
In summary, Ovid provides the aggregation of key bibliographic and full text content and is also
the world’s leading aggregator of EBM resources. Ovid provides superior retrieval and alerting software which is a proven
technology (with a dedicated online infra-structure) that leads users to accurate, relevant results and assists integration with
the library’s services and their own full text agreements. Ovid offers a service to tailor and customise the environment to meet
Alastair Cook is the Ovid Technologies Area Manager for Benelux, the Nordic countries, and Eastern
Europe. He joined the company in November 2000. Alastair has over 10 year of experience in the Academic Publishing/Internet
industry, having previously worked for Elsevier Science for 7 years in a variety of capacities in Europe and South East
Asia, and, immediately prior to joining Ovid, also worked for Ingenta Ltd, an aggregator of full-text electronic journals
and creator of online E-communities.