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Reprints Desk and The Copyright Licensing Agency Partner To Enhance Copyright Compliance for U.K. Researchers

February 27, 2017

Research Solutions Subsidiary Injects Copyright Re-Use Information at the Point of Discovery, Integrating CLA’s Check Permissions API Into Article Galaxy Widget

ENCINO, Calif. and London, U.K., February 27, 2017 /  Research Solutions, Inc., (OTCQB: RSSS), a pioneer in providing cloud-based solutions for scientific research, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Reprints Desk has partnered with The Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA), enhancing copyright compliance and providing quick look-up of permissions for Reprints Desk customers with a CLA copyright license. As part of the agreement, Reprints Desk has integrated CLA’s Check Permissions API into Article Galaxy Widget, the company’s bookmarklet for PubMed, Google Scholar and 70+ other discovery websites.

CLA’s Check Permissions tool searches a database of millions of publications, including books, journals, magazines and websites, giving users a quick and simple solution to confirm whether a title is covered under their CLA license and what can be copied, shared or re-used. CLA is the recognized U.K. collective rights licensing body and its Check Permissions search tool currently handles 150,000 searches every month.

With CLA’s Check Permissions API, Reprints Desk customers can instantly access publications and check copyright permissions from within the Article Galaxy Widget, saving them time and effort. Reprints Desk’s Article Galaxy Widget is a web application that is injected into any web page via browser bookmark and extracts citations from more than 70+ discovery websites for simplified viewing, enabling researchers to access, purchase or rent documents directly from their search results on PubMed or Google Scholar.

“We are delighted to be partnering with Reprints Desk to enable more licensed customers’ fast and easy access to the content they need, safe in the knowledge that they are being copyright compliant,” says James Bennett, Head of Rights and Licensing at CLA. “By integrating our unique repertoire data with third party services, like Reprints Desk’s Article Galaxy Widget, we are able to streamline workflows for our licensees and help simplify copyright.”

“Reprints Desk’s partnership with CLA delivers a breakthrough in compliance and research efficiency for U.K. knowledge workers,” adds Scott Ahlberg, Chief Operations Officer at Reprints Desk. “Article Galaxy Widget saves time for users by simplifying their ability to legally acquire and view re-use of copyrighted information at the point of discovery.”

Corporations, academic institutions, and government organizations around the world rely on Article Galaxy for copyright-compliant access to full-text scientific, technical, and medical content when subscription access does not yet exist. As a cloud-based service, Article Galaxy provides one-stop shopping and lowest cost acquisition of full-text journal articles, ensuring copyright-compliant access when filtering requests against subscriptions and Open Access content.

About CLA
The Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) is the recognised UK collective rights licensing body for text and images from book, journal and magazine content. We provide rights, content and licensing services to customers in the academic, professional and public sectors. We perform collective licensing on behalf of the Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society Ltd. (ALCS) and the Publishers' Licensing Society Ltd. (PLS) and other copyright owners. With streamlined workflow systems and over 30 years’ experience in our core markets, we’re uniquely positioned to help our customers access, copy and share the content they need. And make sure copyright owners are paid the royalties they are due. We’re a leading member of the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations (IFRRO) and the Alliance for Intellectual Property. For more information, please visit www.cla.co.uk/.

About Research Solutions
Research Solutions, Inc. (OTCQB: RSSS) is a pioneer in cloud-based research intelligence and retrieval solutions for R&D-driven organizations. More than 70 percent of the top 25 pharmaceutical companies in the world rely on services delivered by Research Solutions’ wholly owned subsidiary Reprints Desk. The company’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform provides customers with on-demand access to, and augmented data from, tens of millions of scientific, medical, and technical (STM) documents, helping them to accelerate acquisition at the point of discovery, save time and money, and remain copyright-compliant. For more information, visit www.researchsolutions.com.

About Reprints Desk
Reprints Desk, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Research Solutions, simplifies how organizations procure, access, manage, use, and legally share scholarly journal articles, clinical reprints, patents, and other content in 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. For more information, visit www.reprintsdesk.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
Certain matters discussed in this press release may be forward-looking statements.  Such matters involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially, including the following: changes in economic conditions; general competitive factors; acceptance of the Company's products in the market; the Company's success in obtaining new customers; the Company's success in technology and product development; the Company's ability to execute its business model and strategic plans; the Company's success in integrating acquired entities and assets, and all the risks and related information described from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including the financial statements and related information contained in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and interim Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.  The Company assumes no obligation to update the cautionary information in this release.

Source: Research Solutions, Inc.

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