Senior Sales Engineer Chris Atwood to Present to Academic Library Users of ILLiad and Odyssey Software Applications at the 2015 ILLiad International Conference in Virginia Beach, Virginia
Los Angeles, CA, March 10, 2015 – Reprints Desk, Inc., a Research Solutions (OTCQB: RSSS) company and top-rated document delivery supplier, has announced the company’s Senior Sales Engineer Chris Atwood will deliver a presentation entitled ‘Streamlining Content Acquisition and CONTU Compliance via ILLiad’ to attending academic library professionals on March 18, 2015, at the ILLiad International Conference in Virginia Beach, VA. The Reprints Desk presentation will explore best practices for streamlining the acquisition of full-text journal articles via ILLiad, the library resource sharing management software from Atlas Systems Inc., while simultaneously clearing copyright to comply with CONTU fair use guidelines.
The presentation will also highlight the use of Odyssey, free software that enables library administrators to send and receive electronic documents to and from other Odyssey sites and OCLC ILLiad sites. Odyssey, available directly within ILLiad software and also as a standalone version, enables larger, lending libraries already using Odyssey to serve smaller libraries more efficiently by eliminating slower, more manual scanning and sending processes for article delivery. ILLiad is distributed exclusively by OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.
CONTU is an acronym for the Commission on New Technological Uses of Copyrighted Works, a group that was formed in 1974 by The United States Congress with a directive to examine issues associated with copyrighted works for computers and computer-related works. In their final report in 1978 and pursuant to the Copyright Act of 1976, CONTU recommended that academic photocopying and lending of up to five or more copies of an article or articles within five years for any given periodical represented a substitute for a subscription to or purchase of such work.
Many academic libraries in the United States adhere to CONTU fair use guidelines today, clearing copyright royalties on the sixth copy of any article acquired from a specific periodical. Reprints Desk’s presentation will explore how the company’s document delivery platform Article Galaxy can save time, lower costs, and improve document quality related to the acquisition of full-text scholarly research papers and copyright royalty clearance when CONTU’s Rule of Five has been exceeded.
Article Galaxy 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 are comprised of publisher-negotiated copyright royalty rates as well as deep discounts on service fees for rapidly delivered 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.
About Atlas Systems
Atlas Systems, Inc. is a software development company dedicated to serving libraries. Founded in July 1995 with the mission of “promoting library excellence through efficiency,” Atlas is best known for creating the ILLiad interlibrary loan management system now exclusively distributed by OCLC and used by more than 1,100 libraries worldwide. Focused on bringing the benefits of automation to library processes that have not been addressed by other software services, Atlas has introduced Ares, an electronic reserves solution, and Aeon, an online request and workflow management system specifically designed for special collections libraries and archives.
Founded in 1967, OCLC is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world’s information and reducing library costs. More than 74,000 libraries in 170 countries have used OCLC services to locate, acquire, catalog, lend, preserve and manage library materials. Researchers, students, faculty, scholars, professional librarians and other information seekers use OCLC services to obtain bibliographic, abstract and full-text information when and where they need it. OCLC and its member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the world’s largest online database for discovery of library resources. Search WorldCat.org on the Web. For more information, visit the OCLC website.
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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