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Ovid Introduces New Statistics Reporting Tool

  • 10 February, 2005 15:28

Carolyn Owen
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<p>Ovid Introduces New Statistics Reporting Tool</p>
<p>Administrators Gain Quick Access to Comprehensive Usage Data on Subscribed Journals, Books and Databases</p>
<p>SYDNEY (February 10, 2005) – Ovid Technologies, an internationally recognised leader of electronic medical, scientific, and academic information research solutions, today announced its new statistical reporting tool, Ovid Stats, for the Ovid Web Gateway interface. Ovid Stats will provide administrators with a reporting tool that allows for quick and efficient usage monitoring of their Ovid databases, books, and journals. With detailed usage information, administrators can make better informed content purchasing decisions.</p>
<p>Ovid Stats provides monthly snapshots of sessions, searches, license, and peak usage. Users have the option of choosing between predefined reports or creating custom reports to fit their unique workflow needs. In addition, Ovid Stats includes usage reports for journals and databases that are compliant with the international COUNTER Code of Practice. COUNTER (Counting Online Usage of NeTworked Electronic Resources) is an international initiative designed to serve librarians, publishers and intermediaries by standardising the recording and exchange of online usage statistics for journals and databases. Through COUNTER, users have the benefit of comparing usage statistics from different vendors in order to make better-informed purchasing decisions and plan more effectively.</p>
<p>“Ovid Stats enables users to translate raw statistics into actionable reports, giving them the information they need to tailor their subscription offerings to end-user research needs,” said Jay Chakrapani, Vice President, Software Product Management at Ovid. “The improvements made to our reporting tool provide valuable usage statistics that will ultimately help improve the information manager’s purchasing decisions.”</p>
<p>"We are delighted that Ovid is now providing COUNTER-compliant usage statistics for its Ovid Web Gateway platform, allowing customers to more effectively monitor their usage of these services,” said Peter Shepherd, Project Director for COUNTER. “Ovid now offers COUNTER-compliant statistics across all of its platforms, and is one of the many growing number of vendors committed to improving the end-user experience for librarians and publishers."</p>
<p>About Ovid
Ovid ( is an information solutions provider focused on offering the combination of content, tools and services that makes research smarter, faster and more effective. Ovid energises the thinking of researchers and clinicians by developing the individualized experience each customer needs. We support Ovid Online and SilverPlatter Online customers, and provide a local solution for customers requiring offline access. Ovid is used by the world’s leading colleges and universities; medical schools; academic research libraries and library consortia; hospitals and healthcare systems; pharmaceutical, engineering and biotechnology companies; HMOs and clinical practices. Ovid is an operating company of Wolters Kluwer Health (WKHealth), a division of Wolters Kluwer, a leading multinational publisher and information services company with annual sales as of 2003 of more than €3.4 billion and approximately 18,750 employees worldwide.</p>

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