Ovid announces new content management service

The Electronic Library

ISSN: 0264-0473

Article publication date: 1 August 2004



(2004), "Ovid announces new content management service", The Electronic Library, Vol. 22 No. 4. https://doi.org/10.1108/el.2004.26322dab.016



Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2004, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Ovid announces new content management service

Ovid announces new content management service

Ovid Technologies has announced the availability of its Portal Advantage Service to help societies and publishing partners, independent journal publishers, foundations, and corporations to build fully customisable portals. This content management service enables customers to make their published content available online as well as offer rich medical content and resources to support their users’ information research and collaboration needs.

The Portal Advantage Service includes full design, hosting and content selection from Ovid’s repository of bibliographic databases, journals and book content as well as third-party data resources (e.g. news feeds, CME, society content). In addition to specialised content, the service provides collaboration, customisation, and community features that allow publishers to enhance their customer and member relationships.

Gary Foster, President and CEO of Ovid, said:

  • Our Portal Advantage Service is designed to help customers extend and enhance their brand identity and services to their user communities through a cost-effective, online solution providing specialised content, personalization and other value-added features.

The Portal Advantage Service includes a range of tools and templates as well as advanced features that allow organisations to provide greater value to their customers and stakeholders. Ovid is offering three platform levels of the Portal Advantage Service to meet the range of each customer’s unique content, customisation and collaboration needs: express, professional and preferred solution packages.


This package represents the baseline functionality of the portal service to maintain a brand image and deliver a core set of functionality. This service includes full-text browsing, searching, viewing and retrieval in combination with dedicated journal resource and information pages. The base package also includes eAlerts, which notify an author when a new journal issue has been released; forward linking, which establishes a relationship to successor articles; and relevance ranked search results.


This package includes all of the features and services associated with Express, but also offers options for supplementary content and customisation features: online peer-review tracking, membership management and financial reporting, discussion forums, and an ArticlePlus(tm) feature that allows for the posting of multimedia content and supplemental article information (e.g. editorial commentary). Other features include archiving of abstract content, and custom business rules, such as archival access and referral authentication.


The Preferred package offers a dynamic Web presence, building upon the features and services from both the Express and Professional packages, with an enhanced selection of interactive components. Features available in this package include online CME testing, live discussion forums, classified ads, and case reports (independent from the print product). Preferred sites not only provide online access to full-text content published in the print product, but also can serve as a stand-alone Web resource for creating user community experiences.

Ovid plans to add more author and researcher focused functionality, such as article pre-publication, which allows the publisher to provide deliver table of contents and select articles to users in advance of the print version.

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