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Association of Southeastern Research Libraries Partners with Reprints Desk to Improve Access for Hard-to-Find Materials

May 5, 2015

Los Angeles, CA, May 5, 23, 2015 – Reprints Desk, Inc., a Research Solutions (OTCQB: RSSS) company and pioneer in providing on-demand access to scientific, technical and medical (STM) content, today announced a new preferred purchasing agreement with the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL).

ASERL is a consortium of 38 research libraries located across 11 southeastern states. Founded in 1956, ASERL has a long history of developing innovative and collaborative programs to address the continually changing needs of its member libraries.

“ASERL library users expect quick and easy access to content anytime, anywhere,” commented John Burger, ASERL’s Executive Director. “This partnership with Reprints Desk allows our members to respond accurately, cost-effectively, and in real time to requests for scholarly articles that are generally not available via journal subscriptions or interlibrary loan.”

In the special consortium arrangement, specially-priced document delivery services are available to all participating ASERL member libraries via Article Galaxy™, Reprints Desk’s online portal that comprises content from more than 40,000 journals, and book chapters from hundreds of thousands of titles. The discounts provided by the Reprints Desk program encompass 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, supports browsing a growing list of participating publishers, presents an easy ordering process with 100% PDF delivery, and provides 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 more. Securing these articles via Article galaxy is done via a seamless integration into workflows and popular ILL tools such as ILLiad and RapidILL.

ASERL members share more than 200,000 items annually through their resource sharing network. Reprints Desk’s services help organizations like ASERL provide greater value to their members and help to ensure their budgets are used effectively.

Founded in 1956, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries is the largest regional research library cooperative in the country, with 38 members in 11 states. ASERL operates numerous projects designed to foster a high standard of library excellence through inter-institutional resource sharing and other collaborative efforts. By working together, ASERL members provide and maintain top quality resources and services for the students, faculty, and citizens of their respective communities. More information about ASERL can be found at www.aserl.org.

About Reprints Desk®
Reprints Desk improves how journal articles and clinical reprints are properly and legally accessed, procured, and 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.

For more information about Article Galaxy’s “A-Z Academic Document Delivery Collection” add-on, visit info.reprintsdesk.com/academic-articles. For more information about Reprints Desk, visit www.reprintsdesk.com. For more information about Research Solutions, visit www.researchsolutions.com.

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 pharmaceutical 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 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.

Forward-Looking Statements       
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Public and Media Relations Contacts:
Ian Palmer, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer
Research Solutions, Inc. and Reprints Desk, Inc.
+1 (415) 533-8308 

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