|Weekly News Digest
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Ovid Introduces New Solutions
Ovid Technologies (http://www.ovid.com), a Wolters Kluwer business, announced an exclusive partnership with QUOSA, Inc. (http://www.quosa.com), a developer of full-text article retrieval, organization, and searching software, to offer QUOSA Information Manager—a complete desktop environment allowing users to query, update, organize, share, and analyze information. By addressing the need for productivity tools at the desktop, the companies aim to help end users harness the full power of scholarly information in support of medical and academic research.
The QUOSA offering complements and expands Ovid's search and discovery platform to expand the reach of literature searching. With QUOSA Information Manager, users install a desktop plug-in "dashboard" that enables batch retrieval of full-text content in PDF, HTML, or abstract formats from channels such as Ovid, PubMed, or other database search sources. QUOSA integrates with existing resource management tools including link resolvers, such as Ovid LinkSolver, and citation management tools, such as EndNote and Reference Manager.
Ovid also announced it has reached an agreement to produce electronic databases for both
MIDIRS (Midwives Information and Resource Service), a U.K.-based educational charity that provides childbirth and maternity information to midwives and other maternity health professionals, and RIPM (Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals/Répertoire International de la Presse Musicale), a nonprofit western musical history and culture education organization. The databases will be available on Ovid's SilverPlatter WebSPIRS platform beginning in November. The agreements are part of the expansion of Ovid's Partner Publishing Program.
Ovid also announced the launch of Ovid Lingua, a new multilanguage content platform. This new platform helps publishers provide easy access to electronic books and journals through an interface that supports almost 80 languages other than English. The first global publisher to offer its content electronically via Ovid Lingua is Brazilian medical publisher Atheneu.
Source: Ovid Technologies, Inc.
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