The New Academic Purchasing Program Optimizes Content Acquisition for the 33-Library Consortium
Prairie Village, Kansas, February 25, 2015 – The Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA) today announced a preferred purchasing agreement with Reprints Desk, Inc., a Research Solutions company. GWLA members will receive preferred purchasing terms for single-article document delivery services. The agreement, which supplements interlibrary loan (ILL) and provides same-day acquisition of scholarly peer-reviewed journal articles, follows similar arrangements with other consortia and library organizations.
Document delivery services will be made available via Article Galaxy, Reprints Desk’s online portal that serves as a gateway for fast access to specially-priced scholarly articles from more than 40,000 journals, as well as book chapters from hundreds of thousands of titles. The discounts comprise publisher-negotiated copyright royalty rates as well as deep discounts on service fees and rapid delivery of high-quality, native PDFs.
Article Galaxy facilitates price-by-article lookups, browsing through a growing list of participating publishers and publications, Reprints Desk’s hallmark easy ordering, 100% PDF delivery, plus 24/7 service and support. Participating publishers include Elsevier, John Wiley & Sons, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Springer-Verlag, Nature Publishing Group, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and dozens of others.
“Reprints Desk provides an ideal supplemental sourcing option for critical content acquisitions—particularly when licenses or re-use rights do not exist and when conventional channels may take too long to source and obtain,” said Joni M. Blake, Ph.D., executive director of GWLA. “Reprints Desk’s broad collection, combined with outstanding delivery services, provides our member libraries with the capacities, efficiencies, and conveniences they require on a 24/7 basis.”
Other highlights of the academic library program include:
- Easy implementation process with no setup costs
- Seamless integration into workflows and popular ILL systems such as ILLiad and RapidILL
- Sizeable coverage spanning a growing number of journal titles
- Beyond-the-collection options for access to any article, any publisher
- 24/7 customer support and fulfillment
- No long-term or onerous contracts
GWLA member libraries may sign up for the Reprints Desk program by contacting Anne E. McKee, Program Officer for Resource Sharing at GWLA.
The Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA) is a consortium of 33 academic research libraries located in the central and western United States. GWLA is a dynamic, effective, project-oriented consortium, nationally recognized as a leader in the transformation of scholarly communication, and a facilitator in the application of new information technologies.
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 is a wholly owned subsidiary of Research Solutions, Inc.
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.
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