I understand your reason for using PubMed, but I hate the fact that
PubMed makes changes without consulting their users and makes them live
without running a beta test along side.  That is unacceptable,
unprofessional, and inexcusable even for a free government site. 
I hate PubMed's Automatic Term Mapping (ATM) I think it is just slapping
a Google search on to the database.  The public and doctors will be
happy with it but it makes my job more difficult and searching via MeSH
more cumbersome.  That is why I use Ovid.
I don't like the Tip Box either, but there are just as many things about
PubMed that I don't like either and I think the excuse that PubMed is
free is a poor excuse for some of the things they do.

Opinions expressed are mine and not that of my employer or anyone else.
Michelle Kraft, MLS, AHIP
Senior Medical Librarian 
Cleveland Clinic Alumni Library
9500 Euclid Ave. NA30
Cleveland, OH 44195

-----Original Message-----
From: Medical Libraries Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
On Behalf Of Mary Hanson
Sent: Thursday, April 02, 2009 11:10 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Stupid Ovid tips & advertising-- can you make it go away?

This is exactly why I use PubMed and refuse to pay for Ovid.  It's the
biggest rip-off on the face of the earth, and THEN, they're aren't
content just taking your money, they have to jerk you around besides.
Mary A. Hanson, M.S.L.
Saint Mary's Health Sciences Library
200 Jefferson SE
Grand Rapids, MI  49503

voice:  616-685-6260
fax:  616-685-6419

>>> "Herbert, Teri Lynn" <[log in to unmask]> 04/02/2009 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.

> 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
> 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
> it, apparently.  I would add the cute little images of the covers of
> journals!  On the Tables of Contents pages, the image forces you to
> 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
> way longer just to load because we're waiting for a dozen identical
> 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
>>  Someone shared code when it first appeared that I was able to put
>> 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
>>  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 ]
> "With hope and virtue, let us brave once more the icy currents, and
> what storms may come."


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