Carla Borsotti, Director, Content Operations, Ovid, gave me a demo of the new legacy archive that Ovid has recently released.
Consisting of 4 million pages, 35,000 journal issues, and 900,000 articles from journals previously published by Lippincott Williams and Wilkins (a fellow Wolters Kluwer company), the digital collection, she said, “replaces a mile of shelf space.”
“The biggest challenge in putting the collection together,” she said, “was getting hold of the materials.” Many of the images now in digital form were retrieved from old UMI microfilm reels now held by National Archives Publishing. Leading academic libraries also played a role in filling in the collection.
ITI V.P., Content