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1 Electronic Information Partnerships Cairo October 2001 Ovid Technologies Electronic Information Partnerships Cairo October 2001 Nick BARBER Regional Director Ovid Technologies

2 SilverPlatter Information General Observations nIncreasingly electronic content is shared by consortia and specialised communities –90% of all US libraries belong to a consortium nCommunities come in many forms and shapes –multi-type; functional (Academic consortia); subject ; national or regional; with or without central funding; formal or informal buying groups; open consortia; National Licences (eg. INSPEC in 19 countries) nSolutions from SilverPlatter serve these communities today

3 SilverPlatter Information General Observations, cont. nMost common needs for communities: –flexible pricing and licensing policies –flexible product offerings, including integration of reference and full text content –interoperability of technologies for the advancement of technology infrastructure –adaptation at local levels

4 SilverPlatter Information Content & Library Resources Full text Major primary reference titles Broad range of subject areas Specialized discipline-specific collections Integration of complimentary Library resources: –Multiple Catalogue information –Document Delivery –Intelligent integration of ANYTHING on the web –Local collections and materials

5 SilverPlatter Information Content - Issues nInterface and training the end user nIntegration within libraries existing environment nLibrarian determines available resources nAdministration control of E-journal access - filter options: user-specific configuration by journal by provider nLinks to locally-held Publisher Collections nIncorporate local materials (free electronic journals and arabic journal resources)

6 SilverPlatter Information Other resources nSolutions meeting the needs of the Hybrid library nWeb resources: interface configuration managing where the user goes integrating intelligently complimentary resources nHelping the end user to navigate to pertinent information

7 SilverPlatter Information Technology Access Issues nLocal, Regional or National Access nThe choice of access option and platform –Intranet –Internet - issues regarding local band width nPowerful and user-friendly interfaces –Training issues nProven Technology nEvolutive solutions nInternational standards –Z39.50 –SFX –CrossRef –Authentication

8 SilverPlatter Information Management and Administration nSelection, negotiation and purchasing –Flexible pricing models –Negotiations through one source –Easy to administer licensing agreements nManaging the database collection –Customizing the collection for members –Database menu management –Customizable web interface

9 SilverPlatter Information Management and Administration nTools for Administrator – Central community administrator – Community member administration – Combination nUsage statistics –Full statistical management package –Track logins and rejected logins nManaging Access to Databases –Flexible database menus –Manage access for certain (groups of) users

10 SilverPlatter Information Management and Administration The Importance of local nSilverPlatter partnership with local LIMS distributor offers additional services for Communities –Undertstanding the consortia needs –Integration of database collections with full text and other electronic resources –Negotiation with e-journal publishers –Local presence and understanding of issues –Technical support assistance

11 SilverPlatter Information Case studies nExamples of communities where SilverPlatter is service of choice: nUniversita di Padova Italy –Serving the University Community nationally –Serving regional Hospital Network nMinistry of Research France –INIST Serving: –CNRS researchers laboratories –INSERM 5000 researchers 500+laboratoires –7 Universities

12 SilverPlatter Information Advantages - Summary nVariety of content nLocal partnerships with customers and distributor nCONFIGURABLE solutions at the local level nManagement of the service at the local level nINTEGRATION and FLEXIBILITY nEvolutive systems and software nThe importance of CHOICE !

13 More information... Mahmoud Hussein LIMS Eygpt


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