Newest Software-as-a-Service Version Saves Time for Researchers with Article Rentals and Subscription Access via Online Databases and Document Requesting Workflows
ENCINO, CA, December 10, 2015 — Research Solutions, Inc. (OTCQB: RSSS), a pioneer in providing on-demand access to scientific, technical and medical (STM) information for research-intensive organizations, announced the Autumn 2015 version release of the journal content access and management platform Article Galaxy by subsidiary Reprints Desk, Inc. The Autumn 2015 release features short-term article rentals, instant access to subscription content from online databases and Article Galaxy’s order form for requesting documents, as well as a new Article Galaxy Library Portal add-on. Screenshots and full release notes can be viewed online at Autumn 2015.
Article rentals provide scientists, engineers, product safety professionals and others with limited time, full-text previews, ultimately enabling them to access a greater amount of content and make better purchasing decisions. Instant ‘link-resolver’ type access to subscription content from online databases and Article Galaxy’s online document delivery order form saves time for researchers by eliminating the need to manually check whether subscription access exists for each content asset of interest prior to purchasing content. The new Article Galaxy Library Portal provides a unified point of access and management for licensed journals, books, databases, publisher token content, enterprise content repositories, web content and document delivery order placement for non-licensed content.
“Fast access to scholarly, peer-reviewed content is critical to innovation and intellectual property protection in science, technology and medicine,” said Peter Derycz, president and CEO at Research Solutions. “With the Autumn 2015 release, Article Galaxy is helping organizations to realize these benefits whether they are taking an in-house approach to content acquisition, licensing older technology from another external supplier, or still contemplating the transition to self-service access to electronic content.”
The latest Article Galaxy innovations and enhancements available in the Autumn 2015 version release include:
Full-Text Article Rentals
Available via the Article Galaxy order form on the reprintsdesk.com website, the optional Article Rentals add-on enables end users to spend their budget on the articles that matter most. It provides research to directors and information professionals with comprehensive usage statistics to determine when to subscribe to a publication or to a publisher package. Users can identify rentals and rental pricing within the content requesting workflow by using the online order form. Once a rental is requested, the user will receive an email containing a link to an online rental. A rented article may be viewed for three days, starting when the document is first accessed. Rental transaction pricing varies by publisher and is generally between $3 to $21 USD. Users have the opportunity to upgrade their rental to a full PDF purchase at the regular price at any time during the initial rental period. Rentals will be available through Bibliogo in the near future.
Following up on the Summer 2015 release featuring Quick Downloads for non-subscribed content, Article Galaxy now offers an optional paid add-on for Quick Linkouts to subscribed content. When a user submits a request that can be identified within the licensed holdings for their organization, Article Galaxy can now link the user to the requested content directly from the order form. Together, these two new features save time for users and provide immediate gratification by eliminating the need to wait for an email containing a link to a document delivery download or to their subscribed content.
Article Galaxy Link Resolver
Article Galaxy Link Resolver is a fully managed add-on that enables users to access the full-text for licensed content directly from the native interface of any OpenURL-enabled discovery environment. The user simply clicks the Article Galaxy Link Resolver icon for the content they desire. Article Galaxy Link Resolver is initiated and presents the user with full-text access if subscription access exists.
Article Galaxy Library Portal
Article Galaxy Library Portal is an optional paid add-on that provides a unified point of access and management for licensed journals, books, databases, publisher token content, enterprise content repositories, web content and document delivery order placement for non-licensed content. Article Galaxy Library Portal features:
- Searching, browsing and A-Z (subscription/database) list discovery functionality
- Export options to reference manager tools
- RSS alerting for new or updated information
- Easy document delivery ordering for non-subscribed journal content
- User alignment to organizational divisions and departments
- Multiple personalization options at both the group and individual level, delivering a single, consistent online interface
- Full compatibility with mobile devices
- Full API support
- Built-in SUSHI statistics harvester
- And more
Corporations, academic institutions, and government organizations around the world rely on Reprints Desk and its online platform Article Galaxy for legal access to full-text scientific, technical, and medical content when subscription access does not yet exist. Article Galaxy provides one-stop shopping and lowest cost acquisition of full-text journal articles from publishers without requiring the use of credit cards for each transaction. Founded by Peter Derycz, also the founder of Infotrieve, Reprints Desk has ranked #1 overall and in each category in a document delivery vendor survey of buyers conducted by Outsell since the company’s inception.
For more information about Research Solutions, visit www.researchsolutions.com. For more information about Reprints Desk and the journal content access and management platform Article Galaxy, visit www.reprintsdesk.com. For screenshots and more information about the Article Galaxy Autumn 2015 release, please view the release notes online at Autumn 2015.
About Research Solutions
Research Solutions, Inc. (OTCQB:RSSS) and its wholly-owned subsidiary Reprints Desk, Inc. (www.reprintsdesk.com) are pioneers in providing on-demand access to scientific, technical, and medical (STM) information for life science companies, academic institutions, and other research intensive organizations. Our customers include 70% of the top 25 pharma companies in the world. Our cloud based software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution, Article Galaxy, provides customers with access to the over one million newly published articles each year in addition to the tens of millions of existing articles that have been published in the past, helping them to identify the content that is critical to their research. We help our customers create and speed discoveries, save time and money, and remain copyright compliant. We have arrangements with numerous STM content publishers that allow electronic access and distribution of their content. In addition to serving end users of content, we also serve STM publishers by facilitating compliance with applicable copyright laws.
About Reprints Desk®
Reprints Desk improves how journal articles and clinical reprints are accessed, procured, and legally used in evidence-based promotions, medical affairs, and scientific, technical, and medical (STM) research. Organizations fueled by intellectual property choose Reprints Desk because of its collaborative business approach, efficient article supply system and services, and commitment to quality post-sales support. Reprints Desk has ranked #1 in every Document Delivery Vendor Scorecard from industry analyst and advisory firm Outsell Inc. since 2008.
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