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From your 1998-99 OCLC Users' Council Delegates:
   Arlene Luster                   Marcia Talley
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> FOR MORE INFORMATION:
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> ELECTRONIC COLLECTIONS ONLINE EXPANDS MEDICAL CONTENT WITH MAJOR
> PUBLISHERS
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> DUBLIN, Ohio, August 28, 1998--Recent agreements with the BMJ Publishing
> Group, Marcel Dekker, Project HOPE and the Royal Society of Medicine
> will increase the medical titles available through the OCLC FirstSearch
> Electronic Collections Online service.
>
> Electronic Collections Online offers access to a large collection of
> electronic journal titles, an archiving solution and cross-journal
> searching.  Some 15 publishers have contracted to provide more than 325
> medical titles via the service.  For libraries also using the OCLC
> FirstSearch service, MEDLINE records indexing many of these titles are
> linked to the Electronic Collections Online full-text articles.  In all,
> over 1,400 journals from 32 publishers are now accessible or scheduled
> to be available soon through the service.
>
> BMJ, the publishing arm of the British Medical Association, and OCLC
> will make the _British Medical Journal_, one of the world's leading
> medical journals, available through Electronic Collections Online.
> Electronic Collections Online will also distribute 30 of the group's
> specialist clinical journals, many of which are leading journals in
> their fields.  BMJ, based in London, is noted for its innovative
> approach to journal publishing and has been at the forefront of the
> evidence-based medicine movement <http://www.bmj.com/>.
>
> With headquarters in New York, Marcel Dekker is a privately held,
> international publishing firm specializing in the scientific, technical
> and medical fields.  The firm publishes reference books, textbooks,
> encyclopedias, journals and newsletters for students, researchers and
> practitioners across a variety of disciplines <http://www.dekker.com/>.
>
> Project HOPE (Health Opportunities for People Everywhere), publisher of
> _Health Affairs_, is an international health education foundation.
> Established in 1958, Project HOPE provides health policy research and
> analysis, training for health care professionals, and consultations in
> health systems planning and development.  _Health Affairs_ has offices
> in Bethesda, Maryland <http://www.projhope.org/>.
>
> Based in London, the Royal Society of Medicine Press is the publications
> division of the Royal Society of Medicine, a long-established
> postgraduate medical society with a worldwide multidisciplinary and
> multiprofessional membership <http://www.roysocmed.ac.uk/>.
>
> OCLC Online Computer Library Center is a nonprofit, membership, computer
> library service and research organization whose computer network and
> services link more than 27,000 libraries in 64 countries and territories
> <http://www.oclc.org/>.      (JH/GP)
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