from the OVID listserv:
Dear Ovid Customer,
There are less than 2 weeks to go until Ovid Gateway retires! So what exactly will happen and when?
To ensure that customers in every global region will have access to OvidSP on the morning of Monday, February 4th, 2008, all Ovid Gateway customers will be automatically directed to OvidSP on Sunday, February 3, 2008 at 3:30pm EST (8:30pm GMT). Click here for a World Time Zone converter to check the time for your local area. If you or one of your users is in a Gateway session at the time of the switchover, your session will continue uninterrupted until you log out or your session times out.
The timing was selected after evaluating worldwide system usage to identify a specific time that minimizes the impact to user workflow and ensures that all users and administrators will be transitioned to the new platform by the morning of Monday, February 4, 2008 - with the start of business in the Asia Pacific region.
After transition, Ovid Web Gateway will no longer be accessible. All user settings, jumpstarts, and alerts will remain intact and be fully functional in the new platform (Ovid Web Gateway Jumpstart URLs will automatically re-direct to OvidSP). Please be sure to update your bookmarks to include: http://ovidsp.ovid.com.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Firewall, Proxy, and E-mail Server Settings
Click here for important information on updating your settings. Customers using a proxy server such as EZproxy will need to modify their proxy settings prior to the transition to the new platform. Instructions specific to EZproxy can be found OvidSP Resource Center is your destination for all supporting materials and information.
To support both train-the-trainer and end-user training needs, we have a complete schedule of WebEx training sessions covering basic to advanced searching on OvidSP. Visit the OvidSP Resource Center or the training section on ovid.com.
Screen Shots, User Guides and Library Launch Kits
You can also download screenshots, a request form for a launch kit, Frequently Asked Questions, a User Guide, and more.
Remember, too, that OvidSP stats are currently available at https://ovidspstats.ovid.com. You will continue to have access to historical Gateway usage stats at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns about the transition from Ovid Web Gateway to OvidSP.
Wolters Kluwer Health - Ovid