Is this maybe one of the features causing it to be so very slow? (Anyone else having this ongoing slowness?) Lucy Wrightington, Senior Librarian Dickerman Library Wadsworth Center, N.Y. State Dept. of Health Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12201 phone: (518) 474-6168 fax: (518) 474-3933 "Tylman, Vislava" <[log in to unmask]> Sent by: Medical To Libraries [log in to unmask] Discussion List cc <[log in to unmask] M.EDU> Subject Stupid Ovid tips & advertising-- can you make it go away? 04/02/2009 04:42 PM Please respond to "Tylman, Vislava" <[log in to unmask]> I think that we all, if we are going to MLA this year should express our opinion about the box and whatever we don't like in the "enhanced OvidSP". I don't think it will help, but why we should accept without protest? I did it last year, also asking if Ovid is planning to include advertising in these boxes and the answer from a "top level" woman was "yes, for all these great enhancements we made in Ovid software, we need to recover our expenses..." maybe not exactly the words, but this was the answer. It looks like the only help we can get will be another Mark Nelson and a good competition...check Elsevier, they are coming with a new database combining Medline and EMBASE. Vislava Vislava Tylman, MLS, AHIP Goldblatt Medical Library Cleveland Clinic Florida 2950 Cleveland Clinic Blvd. Weston, FL 33331 Phone: 954-659-5531 Fax: 954-659-5532 -----Original Message----- From: Medical Libraries Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Bishop, Christopher Sent: Thursday, April 02, 2009 2:28 PM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Re: Stupid Ovid tips & advertising-- can you make it go away? I was told by somebody in the know that the "search tip box" was the CEO's baby (Karen Abramsom). So that may be where the whole "it wont be changed" mantra is coming from. She made an appearance at MLA last year, if she does this year stop by and let her know your opinion in person. Chris Bishop, MLS -----Original Message----- From: Medical Libraries Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Cynthia Phyillaier Sent: Thursday, April 02, 2009 10:48 AM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Re: Stupid Ovid tips & advertising-- can you make it go away? I totally agree with all of the comments on this topic! I too have asked MANY times, why the "Ovid Tips" box can't be suppressed optionally if the company feels so strongly about it - and been told NO - and "it won't be changed." Increasingly it is clear that the "tips" box is becoming more and more a marketing tool that takes up valuable search history/results space, rather than a tips box for searching. I can see why people are deserting Ovid and going to PubMed. It will get harder and harder to justify Ovid's price if our users opt not to search with it. Cynthia Phyillaier, MSLS Medical Librarian, Holy Cross Hospital 1500 Forest Glen Road Silver Spring, MD 20910-1484 (301) 754-7987 Fax: (301) 754-7247 [log in to unmask] >>> Patricia Scholl <[log in to unmask]> 4/2/2009 10:12 AM >>> I am not sure whether it is this feature turning people off or not, but quite often I will spend time teaching Ovid to a student or resident and will check on them a while later to see if they need help and guess what?? They are on Pub Med and navigating their search happily!! Patty Scholl, MLIS Medical Librarian St. Joseph Mercy - Oakland 44405 Woodward Avenue Pontiac, MI 48341-2985 (248)858-3495 FAX (248)858-6496 [log in to unmask] >>> "Herbert, Teri Lynn" <[log in to unmask]> 4/2/2009 10:06 AM >>> You should hear the students complain: it drives many of ours to using PubMed instead. The company should listen to it's users and bill payers! Another amen. Thanks. TL Herbert -- Teri Lynn Herbert, MS, MLIS Medical University of South Carolina Library Public Services and Administration Reference Dept. 843-792-1370 > From: Julie Stielstra <[log in to unmask]> > Reply-To: Julie Stielstra <[log in to unmask]> > Date: Thu, 2 Apr 2009 09:59:48 -0400 > To: <[log in to unmask]> > Subject: Re: Stupid Ovid tips & advertising-- can you make it go away? > > All I can add is AMEN. I have complained to Ovid MULTIPLE times about this > useless waste of space, and a support tech told me it was one of the > most-often complained-about things. Not that they're doing anything about > it, apparently. I would add the cute little images of the covers of the > journals! On the Tables of Contents pages, the image forces you to scroll > down in search of the PDF links (though adding the PDF links to the > citations display is a big help), and it also makes the issues lists take > way longer just to load because we're waiting for a dozen identical little > thumbnails. Come ON, Ovid, get with the program with the customers who pay > your huge blinkin' bills!! > > On Thu, Apr 2, 2009 at 8:53 AM, Vonville, Helena M < > [log in to unmask]> wrote: > >> Has anyone figured out how to make the Ovid tips and advertising go away? >> Someone shared code when it first appeared that I was able to put into >> EzProxy. However, Ovid has found a way to work around it. >> >> Now that they have the More>> link under Actions, each box is 2 lines wide. >> If the stupid Ovid tips box could go away, maybe, just maybe, it would all >> fit on one line. It's a real problem when trying to create tailored >> handouts. >> >> Ovid-are you listening? The Ovid tips box is not useful! The Search >> History box needs more flexibility. >> >> Helena >> >> Helena M. VonVille, MLS, MPH >> Library Director >> University of Texas School of Public Health Houston, TX >> [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> >> 713-500-9131 >> 713-500-9125 (fax) >> > > > > -- > Julie Stielstra, MLS > Supervisor, Knowledge Resource Library Central DuPage Hospital > 25 N Winfield Rd > Winfield, IL 60190 > phone 630-933-4536 > fax 630-933-4530 > email jstielstra [ at ] gmail.com > > "With hope and virtue, let us brave once more the icy currents, and endure > what storms may come." Trinity Health MailGate made the following annotations --------------------------------------------------------------------- CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient and may contain information that is confidential and privileged under state and Federal privacy laws. If you received this e-mail in error, be aware that any unauthorized use; disclosure, copying, or distribution is strictly prohibited. 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