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Libraries Can Relieve Budget Pressures Through Assessment of External Document Delivery Supply, Reports New White Paper

March 1, 2010

SANTA MONICA, Calif.,-- Relieving budget pressures on libraries and information centers can be done year-round rather than during once-a-year budget reviews and is most easily initiated by evaluating external document delivery services and configurations, according to a new white paper by Reprints Desk.  Reprints Desk, the content workflow company, today announced the online availability of the white paper entitled 'Relieving Information Center Budget Pressures Through Document Delivery Cost Reduction & Workflow Re-Configuration: A Guide to Enterprise Self-Assessment' at http://goo.gl/VlOa.

"The most important message in this white paper for information professionals is to take your destiny – both library and career – into your own hands by being pro-active in areas that you can exert control and wield your expertise for the benefit of your organization," said Robin Holmes, the researcher and author of the white paper.

Holmes was commissioned by Reprints Desk to author the white paper. She compiled the paper using industry briefings from Outsell, Inc. and other trade-focused publications, interviews with library managers and information professionals, and by sharing her own experience from her previous employment at Johnson & Johnson (J&J), ALZA Corporation, and Jazz Pharmaceuticals.

Document delivery services are commonly used by corporations, academic institutions, and government organizations, in order to retrieve full-text articles from scholarly peer-reviewed journals – often for research purposes.  Document delivery is considered to be a top deliverable and "an integral part of content delivery that is crucial to satisfying a client need" for librarians and information professionals, according to a 2008 information industry briefing entitled 'Document Delivery - Best Practices and Vendor Scorecard,' by information industry analyst and advisory firm Outsell, Inc.

For more information about document delivery and Reprints Desk's STM Document Delivery service, visit Reprints Desk online at www.reprintsdesk.com

About Reprints Desk®

Reprints Desk, Inc. (www.reprintsdesk.com) is a business software and information services company that simplifies how research-intensive companies and other organizations procure, manage and share journal articles and other copyright-protected content. The company's content workflow and compliance solutions help customers effectively use peer-reviewed literature in research, regulatory submissions, and product promotions.  A channel supplier for more than 100 scientific, technical, and medical (STM) publishers, Reprints Desk earned the #1 ranking in the 2008 Document Delivery Vendor Scorecard by Outsell, Inc., and currently serves companies in life sciences, energy, aerospace, industrial products, food and beverages, consumer packaged goods, information technology, legal, and government. Reprints Desk is a Derycz Scientific company. For more information about Reprints Desk, contact Ian Palmer at +1 (707) 658-1931.

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