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Reprints Desk Joins Forces With Library Cooperative OCLC

March 20, 2019

Partnership Integrates Reprints Desk’s Article Galaxy Platform with OCLC’s Tipasa Workflow Solution for Simplified Access to Academic Literature

ENCINO, Calif., March 20 – Research Solutions, Inc., (OTCQB: RSSS), a pioneer in providing cloud-based workflow solutions for R&D driven organizations, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Reprints Desk and global library cooperative OCLC have forged an agreement bringing together two powerful solutions for academic institutions: Article Galaxy and Tipasa. Article Galaxy, Reprints Desk’s award-winning research platform, provides customers with fast, reliable, and personalized access to full-text scientific literature and intelligent data insights. Tipasa, OCLC’s cloud-based interlibrary loan management system, allows academic librarians to manage a high volume of interlibrary loan requests by automating routine borrowing and lending functions so they can quickly deliver items and provide a superior customer experience.

“Reprints Desk is pleased to add OCLC to our valued list of integration partners,” said Tony Landolt, Vice President of Academic Business Development at Reprints Desk. “We are delighted to further enhance the patron experience in Tipasa via customized workflow integrations.”

Using custom integration points, Tipasa customers can now easily access documents on demand via Reprints Desk’s Article Galaxy platform, conveniently supplementing their interlibrary loan workflows and subscriptions. That includes:

  • Easy access to articles from 40,000 journals and chapters from 400,000 books
  • Native PDF documents delivered within minutes, 24/7
  • Special discounted academic copyright fees and no start-up fees

“OCLC is eager to partner with organizations that can help our member libraries enhance services to benefit their users,” said Mary Sauer Games, OCLC Vice President, Global Product Management. “This partnership with Reprints Desk will offer libraries and their users another option for quick delivery of requested information through Tipasa.”

In the Tipasa interface, library staff can compare the cost of purchasing an item from Reprints Desk alongside the costs of acquiring the item from other sources. Staff can place an order for the item with Reprints Desk from within the Tipasa interface, and journal articles are delivered via Article Exchange, OCLC’s document sharing site. Articles can be automatically delivered to patrons with a simple configuration setting. 

To enable this integration, libraries must have an Article Galaxy account unique to the Tipasa platform and activate it in the OCLC Service Configuration. Sign up for your Article Galaxy account today.

About OCLC

OCLC is a nonprofit global library cooperative providing shared technology services, original research and community programs so that libraries can better fuel learning, research and innovation. Through OCLC, member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the most comprehensive global network of data about library collections and services. Libraries gain efficiencies through OCLC's WorldShare, a complete set of library management applications and services built on an open, cloud-based platform. It is through collaboration and sharing of the world’s collected knowledge that libraries can help people find answers they need to solve problems. Together as OCLC, member libraries, staff and partners make breakthroughs possible. For more information, visit www.oclc.org.

About Tipasa

Tipasa is the world’s first cloud-based interlibrary loan management system. The solution allows users to manage a high volume of interlibrary loan requests, automate routine borrowing and lending functions, and provide an enhanced patron experience. For more information, visit oc.lc/Tipasa.

About Research Solutions and Reprints Desk

Research Solutions, Inc. (OTCQB: RSSS) is a pioneer in providing seamless access to scientific research. Its wholly owned subsidiary Reprints Desk, Inc., simplifies how organizations and individual researchers discover, acquire, and manage scholarly journal articles, book chapters and other content in scientific, technical, and medical (STM) research. More than 70 percent of the top 25 pharmaceutical companies, prestigious universities, and emerging businesses rely on Article Galaxy, Reprints Desk’s cloud-based SaaS research platform, for simplified and lowest cost access to the latest scientific research and data. Featuring an ecosystem of app-like Gadgets for a personalized research experience, Article Galaxy offers individual as well as enterprise plans, coupled with unparalleled, 24/7 customer support. For more information, visit www.researchsolutions.com and www.reprintsdesk.com.


Leah Rodriguez, VP of Marketing
Research Solutions, Inc. and Reprints Desk, Inc.
+1 (310) 477-0354

Bob Murphy, Manager, Public and Media Relations
+1 (614) 761-5136

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