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Ovid and ISI Announce Agreement for Document Delivery Service

NEW YORK, Feb. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Ovid Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: OVID) announced today that it has reached an agreement with the Institute for Scientific Information(R) (ISI) in which ISI will provide Ovid users with document delivery service. The agreement allows for the fulfillment of full text article requests originating from Ovid databases through ISI's document delivery service, The Genuine Article(R) (TGA). As a result, Ovid users will benefit from significant discounts on all levels of TGA service.

The Genuine Article will be available to Ovid users with release 7.0 of the Ovid Web Gateway, which will be available in early March. The Ovid Web Gateway provides intuitive, flexible access to bibliographic and full text databases via a Web browser. With document ordering capabilities, Ovid users will be able to automatically generate e-mail orders for items selected during a search, using electronic forms customized by their institution. ISI's The Genuine Article will complement Ovid's catalog of electronic full text and ensure complete coverage of scientific, technical and medical (STM) literature.

"We are pleased to be selected as a document supplier for Ovid," said Ed McGettigan, director of marketing, The Genuine Article, ISI. "We look forward to providing full text capabilities in a streamlined manner for Ovid's database users."

ISI has been producing information tools for the scientific, academic and business communities for more than 40 years. ISI publishes Current Contents(R), Science Citation Index(R) and other similar cited reference products, as well as a suite of comprehensive chemical information products. Ordering from The Genuine Article is available through the Internet at tga@isinet.com or via its order form on the World Wide Web at http://www.isinet.com/prodserv/tga/tgafm.htm. ISI is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pa. For more information, visit the ISI home page on the World Wide Web at http://www.isinet.com, e-mail sales@isinet.com, or contact your nearest ISI office.

Ovid Technologies, Inc. provides platform-independent access to bibliographic and full text databases for academic, biomedical and scientific research. The company has earned a reputation for pioneering innovative resource-sharing solutions that help libraries and other research facilities. Since its inception in 1985, the company has continued to establish industry standards including the Ovid Java Client and Ovid Web Gateway; advances in data compression; natural language mapping to controlled vocabulary; UNIX-based campus-wide, regional and national information systems; and Z39.50 client/server applications.

For more information, call 800-950-2035 in the U.S., contact your local Ovid office, or refer to Ovid's Web site at http://www.ovid.com.

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SOURCE Ovid Technologies, Inc.
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/CONTACT: Ilyssa K. Greene of Ovid Technologies, Inc., 212-563-3006, ext. 344, or igreene@ovid.com; or Julianne Cody of Institute for Scientific Information, 215-386-Ol00, ext. 1539 or jcody@isinet.com/

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