By Ellen Meltzer, Manager, Information Services

EconLit, a comprehensive, indexed bibliography with selected abstracts of the world’s economic literature, and FIAF, which contains the International Index to Film Periodicals and International Index to Television Periodicals, will move from the SilverPlatter to the OvidSP platform on Monday, June 29, 2009.  On Tuesday, June 30, 2009, the SilverPlatter platform will be completely shut down and the only access to these databases (along with some other campus licensed SilverPlatter databases) will be on the OvidSP platform.

On June 29, the persistent identifiers (PIDs) for these databases will change to the URL for the OvidSP version of the database.  On the SilverPlatter platform, each campus required a specific URL for access.  On the new OvidSP version, all campuses will use the same URL; campus-specific statistics will be based on IP address recognition.

Campuses using a direct URL to the SilverPlatter version of these databases in their lists of databases, guides, etc. should change to the URLs below on June 29th.

EconLit (all campuses): http://ovidsp.ovid.com/ovidweb.cgi?T=JS&PAGE=main&D=econ

FIAF (all except SF): http://ovidsp.ovid.com/ovidweb.cgi?T=JS&PAGE=main&D=iifp,bfmp,idft,lopi,iitp