The new platform for Ovid/SilverPlatter is on schedule for release in the final quarter of 2007. The existing platforms will remain available into 2009 so that migration to OvidSP can be scheduled (managed) by customers to suit themselves e.g. before induction of new students, not part way through the academic year.
"the idea is to allow librarians to gain full familiarity with the new platform, and to develop materials, training programmes etc., and potentially go through a full cycle (i.e. up to the new intake in Sept./Oct. 2008) before libraries decide to withdraw access to the current platform(s) "