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FBM RightsLink Customers in Germany to move over to the IPR License Platform
- 09 Oct 2017

Customers in Germany currently using the FBM RightsLink platform, which is operated by Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), will transfer to IPR License's Instant Permissions service at the end of the month.

For Frankfurter Buchmesse, the aim behind the move to IPR License is to have the full range of services in one system, rather than developing and managing two systems independently. CCC is part owner of IPR License and fully supports this transition.

FBM and CCC see the move from FBM RightsLink to IPR License as an opportunity to help customers who have been required to use separate platforms for translation rights and permission rights.

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CCC subsidiary RightsDirect and Meteo Inc. partner to add over one million Japanese medical articles to RightFind
- 03 Oct 2017

RightsDirect, a subsidiary of Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), has announced a partnership with Japanese medical information provider, Meteo Inc. Using RightFind® and RightsLink® offerings available through CCC and RightsDirect, Meteo will expand global sales of its articles and help increase the company's brand awareness for content aggregation to the worldwide market.

With the new arrangement, over one million medical articles and citations in Meteo's Medical Online subscription are integrated into RightFind, a content workflow solution offering secure, cloud-based access to content, as part of its repository. Additionally, rights to Meteo's content are added to the Republication License Service, available through Copyright.com, the most comprehensive source for clearing broad republication permissions.

RightFind streamlines access to STM research databases, literature, corporate repositories and personal files, while at the same time reducing the cost of managing and hosting these information resources. The solution integrates seamlessly with CCC's Annual Copyright License to make copyright-compliant collaboration easier for users.

Meteo content in RightFind is available to users now, with Japanese content rights coming to Republication License Service later this month.

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Copyright Clearance Center announces enhancements to RightFind
- 11 Aug 2017

Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a global provider of content management, licensing, discovery and delivery solutions, has announced enhancements to RightFind, a content workflow solution that provides secure, cloud-based access to scientific, technical and medical (STM) information and other categories of high-value content.

With the new release, CCC focused on target areas of RightFind to better serve customers' interests, including instant document delivery for non-subscribed content, which enables users to view a document within seconds of placing an order—regardless of how many articles are being ordered or how the content is being made available—accelerating content workflow and collaboration; improved content in context, including the expansion of Altmetric data, giving users the ability to quickly identify the online attention—for example from social media—surrounding articles from their search results; a refreshed interface that displays re-use rights information in a variety of workflows; and a new Open Access icon that allows users to quickly identify Open Access content, including the growing base of articles available through CCC.

CCC's RightFind includes Open Access content from PubMed, DOAJ, BioMed Central, American Society for Microbiology and SpringerNature. With this update, granular Open Access coverage soon will expand to content from Taylor and Francis, Karger, American Society for Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics and other publishers.

RightFind maximises access to STM research databases, literature, corporate repositories and personal files, while at the same time reducing the cost of managing and hosting these information resources. The solution integrates seamlessly with CCC's Annual Copyright License to make copyright-compliant collaboration easier for users.

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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics now fully operating from CCC’s RightsLink® for Open Access platform
- 28 Jul 2017

Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a global provider of content management, copyright licensing, discovery, and delivery solutions, has announced that the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) now manages its Article Publishing Charges (APCs) for its eight active journals through CCC's RightsLink for Open Access.

AIAA, the world's largest aerospace professional society, is the premier provider of information on aerospace research and development, offering the most credible peer-reviewed articles in the field. Its publications enable aerospace students and professionals to exchange technical knowledge and solutions, document important developments and report on the latest research.

As its Open Access publishing program continues to grow and evolve, AIAA chose RightsLink to attain an efficient, flexible, and scalable solution for managing APCs. They are now well-positioned to provide their authors with a seamless, user-friendly APC transaction workflow, while addressing institutional requirements and complying with funder mandates.

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Clarivate Analytics releases Thomson IP Manager 4.5
- 28 Apr 2017

Clarivate Analytics, the source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, has announced its next release of Thomson IP Manager, featuring Microsoft Outlook integration; SAML 2.0-based single sign-on and USPTO PAIR. These features are available on both Enterprise and Cloud editions of Thomson IP Manager.

By integrating Microsoft Outlook, Thompson IP Manager 4.5 simplifies email document filing workflow processes, while also allowing entire emails, critical attachments or both, to be easily uploaded directly to a corresponding IP record. In addition, updating either a batch of records or an individual record provides an option for attaching the same document to multiple records at once, all of this more efficiently managing legal requirements related to document archives.

With the addition of industry standard SAML 2.0 protocol for a single sign-on user experience, users of the 4.5 version can now seamlessly work across Thomson IP Manager and any other SAML enabled applications.

Thomson IP Manager 4.5 also increases time saving and reduces risks associated with manual data errors because it allows downloads of PDF documents, and automatically dockets USPTO actions and correspondence. It also uses the patent pending Process Architect engine to streamline and automate daily docketing tasks.

These enhancements along with all previously available features in Thomson IP Manager allow organisations to derive exceptional value in optimizing their IP operations by streamlining processes, increasing operational efficiency and maximising productivity.

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More STM publishers select CCC’s RightsLink platform to handle APCs for open access articles
- 08 Mar 2017

Global licensing and content solutions provider Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC) has announced that the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Bone & Joint Publishing, and IWA Publishing have chosen to manage Article Publishing Charges (APCs) for their Open Access publications using CCC's RightsLink® platform.

RightsLink streamlines the entire author fee transaction for Open Access charges, giving publishers an author-centric workflow powered by a unique pricing, discount and business rules engine.

AIAA is the premier provider of information on aerospace technology, engineering, and science. Its titles document the most important developments and the latest research in air and space history. Its publications make possible the exchange of technical knowledge and information among aerospace professionals.

Bone & Joint Publishing is the publishing imprint of The British Editorial Society of Bone & Joint Surgery, a not-for-profit charity formed in 1953 to advance and improve education in orthopedic surgery and allied branches of surgery. The Society owns and publishes The Bone & Joint Journal, Bone & Joint Research and Bone & Joint 360. The Society also publishes EFFORT Open Reviews and the Journal of Children's Orthopaedics.

As a leading international publisher of water, wastewater and environmental publications, IWA Publishing offers a high-quality, cost-effective service with information delivery in both print and digital format, providing researchers and professionals with up-to-date and authoritative resources. IWA Publishing publishes 13 impact-factor journals within the field including Water Research and Water Science and Technology and Hydrology Research.

As part of its commitment to education, CCC regularly updates its Open Access Resource Center in collaboration with the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP). The Center is a curated set of links to the latest Open Access news, reports, industry whitepapers, webinars and websites.

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CCC hosts republication and content reuse roundtable
- 23 Jan 2017

Global licensing and content solutions provider Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC) recently brought together permissions acquisition experts to network, share views, and help shape the future requirements and workflows of republication and content reuse markets. The ‘Republication and Content Reuse Roundtable’ took place at the Harvard Club in New York City.

The Roundtable was an interactive session focused on obtaining permissions for republication and reuse. Participants identified issues and considered opportunities with current permission acquisition workflows through discussions and roundtable activities. Specific challenges and potential solutions included: recognizing the most time-consuming elements within the workflow, such as pre-work tasks at the beginning of a project; exploring ways to renew expired permissions, whether though notifications or automatic renewal options; offering a projects tool to help track permissions and improve efficiency; improving the buyer experience, such as sending invoices and account statements to the buyer and not the client or end user; identifying the need to obtain high-resolution image files along with rights; allowing more opportunities to communicate with rightsholders; and providing more real-time status updates for permission requests.

CCC’s Republication Service is the most comprehensive source for clearing third-party permissions in one location. With this service, users can accelerate time-to-market and avoid high costs of one-off negotiations by securing both print and digital permissions from a growing repertory of works offered by hundreds of participating rightsholders.

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Portland Press selects CCC’s RightsLink platform to handle APCs for its Open Access publications
- 03 Aug 2016

Global licensing and content solutions provider Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC) has announced that Portland Press has chosen to manage Article Publishing Charges (APCs) for its Open Access publications using CCC’s RightsLink platform from within its implementation of the EJPress online manuscript submission and peer review system.

RightsLink streamlines the entire author fee transaction for Open Access charges, giving publishers an author-centric workflow powered by a pricing, discount and business rules engine.

As a publisher wholly owned by the Biochemical Society, Portland Press is fully committed to the open science agenda, and to serving the needs of its authors, readers, researchers, Society members and librarians. It offers several Open Access options and funder-compliant routes to publishing in all of its journals, including Biochemical Journal, Biochemical Society Transactions, Bioscience Reports, Clinical Scienceju22do1, Essays in Biochemistry, as well as forthcoming new titles Emerging Topics in Life Sciences and Neuronal Signaling.

The EJPress article submission and peer-review software used by all Portland Press journals was developed by eJournalPress, which provides hand tailored software through continuous innovation and individualised customer support solutions in an effort to promote science and scholarly publishing.

As part of its commitment to education, CCC regularly updates its Open AccessResource Center in collaboration with the Association of Learned and Professional SocietyPublishers (ALPSP). The Center is a curated set of links to the latest Open Access news, reports, industry whitepapers, webinars and websites.

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New pay-per-use licensing solution for over 20m STM Journal articles launched
- 01 Jul 2016

Copyright Agency has launched a new pay-per-use licensing solution, RightsPortal Journals, for world class scientific, technical and medical (STM) journal content.

Developed in partnership with STM publishers Elsevier, Wiley, and Wolters Kluwer, RightsPortal Journals is an extension to RightsPortal, an online platform for efficiently purchasing, clearing and licensing the rights to reuse content from over 20 million STM journal articles from leading publishers.

RightsPortal Journals will focus on licensing needs in the ANZ and Asia Pacific region where there is a growing demand for world class STM journal content. Managed by Australia's leading licensing agency, the Copyright Agency, RightsPortal Journals offers knowledgeable customer service and efficient turnaround times.

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Thomson Reuters introduces Thomson IP Manager Core Solutions, provides comprehensive IP management for mid-sized corporations
- 10 Jun 2016

The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters has announced the introduction of Thomson IP Manager Core Solutions, offering a comprehensive set of preconfigured workflows with automated step-by-step IP management processes for all critical elements of IP lifecycle management and ideal for mid-sized companies.

Historically, Thomson IP Manager (TIPM) has addressed the unique IP management needs of large, multinational corporations with customised workflow processes. With new Thomson IP Manager Core Solutions, the power of this solution is now tailored to the mid-sized market to ease a business's implementation lead time, lower costs, and reduce complexity by providing preconfigured workflows to support processes that cover the entire IP lifecycle. In addition, Thomson IP Manager Core Solutions has the flexibility to adapt as a patent portfolio grows and IP needs evolve without putting stress to the bottom line.

Thomson IP Manager Core Solutions, also provides features such as ready-to-use preconfigured workflows reduce complexity, time and expenses by delivering an out-of-the-box experience; and end-to-end management of intellectual assets, from R&D to filings, prosecution, grants, conflicts, licensing, and more. Covering approximately 2,500 law changes each year in nearly 400 global jurisdictions, the comprehensive patent rules file enables users to make accurate decisions to ensure their IP is protected. Thomson IP Manager unites key stakeholders through all stages of the innovation and product management lifecycle, speeding communication with workflow-driven automated forms and tools.

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ECS selects CCC’s RightsLink platform to handle APCs for open access publications
- 20 May 2016

Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a firm dedicated to creating global licensing and content solutions that make copyright work, has announced that ECS(The Electrochemical Society) has chosen to manage Article Processing Charges (APCs) for its Open Access publications using CCC's RightsLink® platform from within its implementation of the EJPress online manuscript submission and peer review system.

RightsLink streamlines the entire author free transaction for Open Access charges, page charges, colour charges, and more, giving publishers an author-centric workflow powered by a robust pricing, discount and collections engine. For over a decade, publishers of all sizes have depended on RightsLink's powerful transactional service to facilitate permissions requests for copyrighted articles, images, mobile and new media content right from their websites.

EJPress (Patent #7,620,555B1) was developed by eJournalPress, which provides hand tailored software through continuous innovation and individualised customer support solutions in an effort to promote science and scholarly publishing.

CCC recently announced that publishers can offer physical reprints and ePrints to their authors directly through RightsLink via a partnership with Sheridan. The platform can support author reprints for any article the publisher chooses to make available.

As part of its commitment to education, CCC regularly updates its Open Access Resource Center in collaboration with the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP). The Center is a curated set of links to the latest Open Access news, reports, industry whitepapers, webinars and websites.

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CCC enables publishers to offer physical reprints and eprints to authors through its RightsLink platform
- 08 Apr 2016

Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a global licensing and content solutions organisation, now enables publishers to offer physical reprints and ePrints to their authors directly through its RightsLink® platform via a partnership with Sheridan, a provider of print, publishing services and technology solutions. The platform can support author reprints for any article the publisher chooses to make available.

RightsLink streamlines the entire author fee transaction for Open Access charges, page charges, colour charges, and more, giving publishers an author-centric workflow powered by a robust pricing, discount and collections engine.

For over a decade, publishers of all sizes have depended on RightsLink's powerful transactional service to facilitate permissions requests for copyrighted articles, images, mobile and new media content right from their websites.

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The Endocrine Society to implement CCC’s RightsLink
- 23 Mar 2016

Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a global licensing and content solutions organisation and a commercial document-delivery provider, has announced that the Endocrine Society has implemented its RightsLink®. The Endocrine Society is the world's oldest, largest, and most active organisation devoted to research on hormones and the clinical practice of endocrinology.

RightsLink enables publishers to provide immediate online permissions to licensees and eliminate costs associated with manual processing, allowing permissions staff to focus on high-value transactions. Each implementation is configured to support the publisher's unique business and pricing rules and offers reporting tools that help publishers analyze their permissions business and identify areas of growth. The Endocrine Society will use RightsLink to allow visitors to its website to license journal content quickly and easily for republishing or reuse.

With more than 18,000 members from over 120 countries, the Endocrine Society works to foster a greater understanding of endocrinology among the general public and practitioners of complementary medical disciplines. Further, it promotes this understanding to all endocrinologists at the international and national scientific research and health policy levels of government.

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CCC appoints Boris Vulikh to lead Data Engineering team
- 08 Dec 2015

Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a global licensing and content solutions organization, has announced that former Google Data Architect Boris Vulikh has joined as Director, Data Engineering.

Before moving to CCC, Vulikh was Senior Data Architect at ITA Software, a travel industry software division of Google. Previously, he was Lead Data Architect/Development Manager at Amicas, a leading independent provider of imaging IT solutions in healthcare; and before that he was Data Architect for the Boston Stock Exchange.

Based in Danvers, Vulikh leads a global team responsible for Master Data Management, Data Warehousing and Data Marts, and Business Intelligence and Analytics.

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EDP Sciences to use CCC’s RightsLink® for Open Access to streamline entire author fee transaction process
- 14 Oct 2015

International STM society publisher EDP Sciences has chosen to manage Article Processing Charges (APCs) for its Open Access publications by using the RightsLink® for Open Access platform from Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a global licensing and content solutions organisation.

RightsLink for Open Access streamlines the entire author fee transaction for Open Access charges, page charges, colour charges, and more, giving publishers an author-centric workflow powered by a robust pricing, discount and collections engine. Working with EDP Sciences' manuscript management and production systems through CCC's integration with Aries Systems' Editorial Manager, the platform allows scholarly publishers to collect APCs seamlessly from within the Editorial Manager workflow. This provides EDP Sciences authors an easy-to-use platform for submitting publication charges.

As part of its commitment to education, CCC regularly updates its Open Access Resource Center in collaboration with the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP). The Center is a curated set of links to the latest Open Access news, reports, industry whitepapers, webinars and websites.

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American Association for Cancer Research for Management selects CCC’s RightsLink for Open Access to automate collection and management of APCs
- 07 Oct 2015

Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a global licensing and content solutions organisation, has announced that the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) has chosen to automate the collection and management of Article Processing Charges (APCs) through RightsLink® for Open Access from within its implementation of the EJPress online manuscript submission and peer review system. AACR is the oldest and largest scientific organisation in the world focused on every aspect of high-quality, innovative cancer research.

AACR wanted to simplify the collection of APCs from its authors. By working with CCC to integrate RightsLink for Open Access into its existing manuscript workflow, AACR will provide authors a familiar yet streamlined experience for paying author charges.

EJPress (Patent #7,620,555B1) was developed by eJournalPress, which provides hand tailored software through continuous innovation and individualised customer support solutions in an effort to promote science and scholarly publishing.

RightsLink for Open Access is CCC's next-generation platform that easily integrates with publishers' manuscript management and production systems to automate the collection of Open Access and other author charges throughout the editorial workflow. As a result, editorial staff can focus on working with authors and publication personnel to produce high-value content for subscribers and customers. RightsLink for Open Access also provides publishers with comprehensive billing and collections services, offers priority customer service to authors, and delivers detailed reporting to both publishers and authors.

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Society for General Microbiology to use CCC’s RightsLink® for Open Access to streamline entire author fee transaction process
- 27 May 2015

The Society for General Microbiology (SGM) has chosen the RightsLink® for Open Access platform from Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a global licensing and content solutions organisation, to manage Article Processing Charges (APCs) for its Open Access publications.

RightsLink for Open Access streamlines the entire author fee transaction for Open Access charges, page charges, colour charges, and more, giving publishers an author-centric workflow powered by a robust pricing, discount and collections engine. Working with SGM's manuscript management and production systems through CCC's integration with Aries Systems' Editorial Manager, the platform allows scholarly publishers to collect APCs seamlessly from within the Editorial Manager workflow. This provides SGM authors an easy-to-use platform for submitting publication charges.

As part of its commitment to education, CCC regularly updates its Open Access Resource Center in collaboration with the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP). The Center is a curated set of links to the latest Open Access news, reports, industry whitepapers, webinars and websites.

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CCC and IPR License collaborate to help publishers discover and secure rights to republish full works
- 08 Apr 2015

Global licensing and content solutions organisation Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC) has partnered with IPR License to simplify and speed up the process for rightsholders to search, offer, negotiate and complete transactions on a range of subsidiary rights deals through IPR's online marketplace.

CCC refers users seeking subsidiary rights to IPR License, while IPR License transfers rights and permissions requests for partial books to copyright.com. With over 13 million records, IPR License's goal is to help publishers, agents, and authors buy and sell rights to full works.

IPR License is the platform for publishers, authors and literary agents to list and license literary rights. The platform offers the opportunity to monetise or find the best new content in a global marketplace. It also acts as a copyright hub making it easier to locate copyright holders to clear permission for use of their work.

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SAGE to use CCC’s RightsLink for Open Access to streamline entire author fee transaction process
- 02 Apr 2015

Academic publisher SAGE has chosen the RightsLink for Open Access platform from Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a global licensing and content solutions organisation, to manage Article Processing Charges (APCs) for its Open Access publications.

RightsLink for Open Access streamlines the entire author fee transaction for Open Access charges, page charges, colour charges, and more, giving publishers an author-centric workflow driven by a robust pricing, discount and collections engine. SAGE authors will be prompted to pay any charges due from within the editorial workflow, making the experience as seamless as possible.

As part of its commitment to education, CCC regularly updates its Open Access Resource Center, a collaboration with the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP). The Open Access Resource Center is a curated set of links to the latest Open Access news, reports, industry whitepapers, webinars and websites.

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Brill selects CCC to manage APCs for four new OA journals
- 25 Feb 2015

Scholarly publisher Brill has chosen the RightsLink for Open Access platform from Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a global licensing and content solutions organisation, to manage Article Processing Charges (APCs) for its recently launched, international Open Access journals: Brill Open Biology, Brill Open Humanities, Brill Open Law, and Brill Open Social Sciences.

Brill Open offers authors the choice to make research freely accessible online in exchange for a publication charge to comply with funding mandates or university requirements. Brill is committed to offering authors multiple Open Access models if they choose to publish in one of Brill's numerous book series or growing list of fully Open Access journals.

RightsLink for Open Access streamlines the entire author fee transaction for Open Access charges, page charges, colour charges, and more, giving publishers a robust pricing, discount and collections engine. Brill authors will be prompted to pay any charges due from within its editorial workflow since Brill is leveraging the deep integration between Aries Systems' Editorial Manager and RightsLink for Open Access.

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The Company of Biologists automates collection and management of APCs with CCC’s RightsLink for Open Access
- 18 Dec 2014

Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a global licensing and content solutions organisation, has announced that The Company of Biologists has chosen to automate the collection and management of Article Processing Charges (APCs) through RightsLink® for Open Access from within HighWire's Bench>Press™ manuscript submission and tracking system. The Company of Biologists is a not-for-profit publisher and UK charity promoting research and study across all branches of biology.

With the growth of its Open Access business, The Company of Biologists wanted to simplify the collection of APCs from its authors. By working with CCC to integrate RightsLink for Open Access into its existing Bench>Press manuscript workflow, The Company of Biologists can now provide a familiar yet streamlined experience for submitting charges.

The Company of Biologists publishes five internationally renowned specialist journals; three with the option of Open Access (Development, Journal of Cell Science and The Journal of Experimental Biology) and two fully Open Access titles (Disease Models & Mechanisms (DMM) and Biology Open (BiO)).

Bench>Press is a Web-based manuscript submission and tracking management system developed by HighWire Press for publishers of scholarly content. With Bench>Press, publishers have a high level of flexibility to configure editorial workflows. Designed to integrate easily with HighWire's online publishing services, Bench>Press reduces time from submission to publication and offers 'simple-click' transfer of ahead-of-print articles, auto-transfer of supplemental data files, ready indexing of articles for searching purposes, automatic classification of articles by subject headings, and now, automatic APC collection.

RightsLink for Open Access is CCC’s next-generation platform that can be easily integrated with publishers' manuscript management and production systems to help automate the collection of Open Access charges, enabling editorial staff to focus on working with authors and publication personnel to produce high-value content for subscribers and customers. RightsLink for Open Access also provides publishers with comprehensive billing and collections services, offers priority customer service to authors, and delivers detailed reporting to both publishers and authors.

To provide the latest information on Open Access, CCC collaborated with the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) earlier this year to launch the Open Access Resource Center, which links to the latest Open Access news, reports, industry whitepapers, webinars and websites.

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De Gruyter implements CCC’s licensing solution for readers to republish or reuse content
- 10 Dec 2014

Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a global licensing and content solutions organisation, has announced that academic publisher De Gruyter has implemented CCC's RightsLink, a technology solution that allows visitors to the De Gruyter website to license journal content quickly and easily for republishing or reuse.

De Gruyter publishes over 1,300 new titles each year in the humanities, sciences, medicine and law, more than 700 subscription-based or Open Access journals, and a variety of digital products. De Gruyter recently announced it will be automating the collection and management of author charges using CCC's RightsLink for Open Access integrated within its existing Aries Systems' Editorial Manager workflow.

RightsLink enables publishers to provide immediate online permissions to licensees, eliminate costs associated with manual permission transactions and allows permissions staff to focus on high-value transactions. Each implementation is configured to support the publisher's unique business and pricing rules and offers reporting tools that help publishers analyze their permissions business and identify areas of growth.

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AAAS selects CCC’ RightsLink for Open Access platform to streamline entire author fee transaction for Science Advances journal
- 05 Dec 2014

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has chosen the RightsLink for Open Access platform from Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a global licensing and content solutions organisation, to handle Article Processing Charges (APCs) for Science Advances.

Science Advances, AAAS's first online, fully Open Access journal, features well-executed, important research across the entire range of scholarly pursuits, including computer, engineering, environmental life, mathematical, physical, and social sciences.

RightsLink for Open Access streamlines the entire author fee transaction for Open Access charges, page charges, colour charges, and more, giving publishers a robust pricing, discount and collections engine. It will work with AAAS's manuscript management and production systems through CCC's integration with Aries Systems' Editorial Manager, which allows scholarly publishers a seamless way to collect APCs from within the Editorial Manager workflow. This will provide AAAS's authors an easy-to-use platform for submitting publication charges.

As part of its commitment to educating the market on the latest Open Access news and trends, CCC recently launched an Open Access Resource Center in collaboration with the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP), linking to the latest Open Access news, reports, industry whitepapers, webinars and websites.

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American Mathematical Society partners with CCC to automate permissions requests using RightsLink
- 19 Nov 2014

Global licensing and content solutions organisation Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC) has announced that the American Mathematical Society (AMS) has implemented CCC's RightsLink®, a technology solution that allows visitors to the AMS website to license content quickly and easily. AMS is a publisher of mathematics books, journals, and online tools.

With RightsLink, those interested in republishing or reusing AMS content can efficiently purchase permissions using links on AMS journal and book web pages. RightsLink, which has been addressing publisher licensing needs for more than 15 years, frees up staff, reduces costs, and maximises revenue.

The implementation is built and configured based on each publisher's business and pricing rules, and helps inform the publisher's business decisions by providing access to valuable data through CCC's sophisticated analytics tools. Dedicated RightsLink customer service staff ensures a seamless rights and permissions process for both publishers and their customers.

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Copyright Clearance Center acquires Infotrieve
- 10 Nov 2014

Global licensing and content solutions organisation Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC) has acquired Infotrieve, Inc., a leader in enterprise SaaS software and business services for scientific, technical and medical (STM) published content.

The acquisition enables CCC to deliver new value to its corporate customers and publishers by combining Infotrieve's best-in-class content management technology, document delivery solutions and business services with CCC's global copyright licensing expertise. Combined, the companies service more than 35,000 customers in more than 140 countries. Terms were not disclosed.

Infotrieve's flagship Mobile Library service offers a sophisticated rights-driven content access and management feature set on an advanced mobile-ready platform, augmented by document delivery and an array of additional library services. CCC's DirectPath software provides an easy-to-use foundation for rights advisory and content management. Customers can now work with a single provider to access a complete portfolio of licensing, content and information workflow solutions.

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Three Scholarly Publishers implement CCC’s RightsLink for OA platform and Aries Systems’ Editorial Manager
- 08 Oct 2014

Global licensing and content solutions organisation Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC) has announced that scholarly publishers De Gruyter, Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Publishing, and Maney Publishing have chosen to automate the collection and management of author charges by leveraging the integration between RightsLink for Open Access and Aries Systems’ Editorial Manager.

The integration of Aries Systems' Editorial Manager and RightsLink for Open Access provides scholarly publishers with a seamless way to collect article processing charges (APCs) from within the Editorial Manager workflow, simplifying the experience for authors while providing publishers with a robust pricing, discount and collections engine.

Aries Systems is an industry leader in editorial and production workflow solutions for scholarly publishers. Editorial Manager is the company's online manuscript submission and peer review solution.

RightsLink for Open Access is CCC's next-generation platform that automates the collection and management of APCs. Through a new application programming interface (API), it can be easily integrated with publishers' manuscript management and production systems, helping publishers more easily collect Open Access APCs while letting editorial staff focus on what they do best – working closely with authors and publication personnel to produce high-value content for subscribers and customers. RightsLink for Open Access also provides publishers with turnkey billing and collections services, offers priority customer service to authors, and delivers detailed reporting to both publishers and authors.

Each year, De Gruyter publishes over 1,300 new titles in the humanities, STM and law, more than 650 Open Access journals, and a variety of digital products. ICE Publishing produces a wide range of books and journals sharing expert advice, leading research and best practice in civil engineering and construction. Maney Publishing is an independent publisher of academic and professional journals, specializing in materials science and engineering, health and life sciences, and the humanities.

In collaboration with the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP), CCC launched an Open Access Resource Center that links to the latest Open Access news, reports, industry whitepapers, webinars and websites.

CCC will host a 'Town Meeting' on October 9 from 9:00 – 11:00 am at the 2014 Frankfurt Book Fair: 'Open Access: Who Holds the Power?' featuring Brandon Nordin, American Chemical Society; Ralf Schimmer, Max Planck Digital Library; Arend Kuster, QScience; Audrey McCulloch, Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers; Dr. Niels Peter Thomas, Springer; Natasha White, John Wiley & Sons; and Frederick Fenter, Ph.D., Frontiers. CCC's booth at Frankfurt is in Hall 4.2, E23.

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Elsevier signs on to CCC’s Republication Service
- 06 Oct 2014

Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a global licensing and content solutions organization, has announced that STM publisher Elsevier has signed on to CCC's Republication Service to simplify the process of negotiating broad republication permissions for its Science & Technology and Health books and journals. With the addition of Elsevier, CCC now offers republication rights on more than one million works.

CCC's Republication Service is offered on copyright.com, a flexible, online marketplace that gives publishers a new channel to offer republication permissions. It enables licensees to easily find and secure the permissions they need to republish the world's most sought-after content. More than 700 publishers – including Wiley, Springer and Nature – have previously signed on to CCC's Republication Service, enabling their content to be easily accessible for republication in new works, formats, territories, and more, and making copyright.com the digital marketplace for broad republication permissions.

Preauthorizing permissions through the CCC Republication Service enables publishers to earn incremental revenue while maintaining control over a broad bundle of rights in high demand among licensees, such as translations and custom works. With more than one million enrolled journals, books, newspapers and more, the Republication Service helps licensees instantly clear permissions across a growing catalog of high-value content to accelerate product delivery.

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CCC to integrate Ringgold Identify database into RightsLink for Open Access
- 10 Sep 2014

Global licensing and content solutions organisation Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC) has partnered with Ringgold, the authority on institutional identification, to integrate the Ringgold Identify database into CCC's RightsLink for Open Access platform to host and execute institution-specific pricing rules.

CCC is Ringgold's first partner to use its institutional identifiers specifically to simplify the collection, management, and reporting of publication charges.

RightsLink for Open Access streamlines the entire author fee transaction, ensuring that critical research is published as quickly as possible. The author workflow is driven by publisher-supplied metadata and a sophisticated rules engine that houses publishers' pricing and discount rules.

Ringgold's Identify database facilitates the management of complex institutional relationships by providing an authority file of more than 390,000 organisations in the scholarly supply chain. Each Identify record contains a unique Ringgold Number, robust metadata, and hierarchical links to related institutions.

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American Chemical Society to use New RightsLink for Open Access platform to manage article processing charges for its publications
- 21 Aug 2014

Global licensing and content solutions organisation Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC) has announced that the American Chemical Society (ACS) is the first publisher to implement its next generation RightsLink® for Open Access platform to manage article processing charges (APCs) for ACS Open Access (OA) publications. ACS, the world's largest scientific society, is a congressionally chartered independent membership organisation that represents professionals at all degree levels and in all fields of chemistry and sciences that involve chemistry.

ACS's use of RightsLink for Open Access will streamline and simplify the APC author payment workflow with new easy-to-use tools, facilitating institutional reimbursement to authors and delivering to ACS significant cost-savings in customer service, finance and operations. CCC's RightsLink for Open Access securely manages Article Processing Charges, as well as page and color charges. Additionally, RightsLink complies with funding agencies' mandates, and provides author support, billing and rapid collection services.

Since RightsLink for Open Access can be integrated with any manuscript submission system and production system, authors can complete APC transactions from within their editorial workflows and publisher staff can track payment status from within their production workflows, streamlining the process of paying and managing author charges for all involved.

In collaboration with the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP), CCC launched an Open Access Resource Center that links to the latest Open Access news, reports, industry whitepapers, webinars and websites. For the past ten years, CCC has been helping publishers improve the author experience in collecting APCs and is working toward standardisation and transparency.

CCC hosts webinars and podcasts on many aspects of Open Access and works with organisations like the National Information Standards Organization to create standards related to Open Access. It recently joined the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association, working with its members on issues such as collecting APCs and Open Access-aware licensing. Named one of '10 to Watch' by information industry analyst Outsell in its 2013 Open Access Market Report, CCC has endorsed the Research Information Network's call for cooperation among funders, universities and publishers.

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CCC’s new content workflow solution connects knowledge workers to the content and rights information they need
- 06 Jun 2014

Global licensing and content solutions organisation Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC) has launched its DirectPath™ content workflow solution, which connects knowledge workers instantly to the content and rights information they need. DirectPath also provides companies with real-time analytics on content usage and spending to prioritise future purchases.

DirectPath helps companies accelerate research, simplify copyright compliance, and manage content more efficiently. It saves time and money by giving users one-click access to full-text articles from company subscriptions, Open Access material, and internal documents. Employees can search for content within DirectPath or in their preferred discovery platforms, such as PubMed. Document delivery options within the workflow allow users to instantly access articles to which they don’t have access via a subscription.

DirectPath integrates seamlessly with CCC's Annual Copyright License, making collaboration and copyright compliance easy via simple icons, giving users the freedom to share content from the world's most sought-after information sources across their organisation while respecting the rights of copyright holders. CCC's rights management technology is the only source for direct, accurate data about its Annual Copyright License rights.

CCC has partnered with the British Library (BL) to serve as the document supplier for DirectPath. BL is one of the world's largest research libraries. Its collection, which has been developed over 250 years, exceeds 150 million separate items representing every age of written civilisation and includes books, journals, manuscripts, and newspaper archives.

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Copyright Clearance Center announces next generation RightsLink® for Open Access platform
- 29 May 2014

Global licensing and content solutions organisation Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC) has announced its next generation RightsLink for Open Access platform.

CCC's nimble and configurable platform addresses these needs by streamlining the entire author fee transaction, ensuring critical research gets published as quickly as possible.

RightsLink for Open Access streamlines the entire author fee transaction for OA charges, Article Processing Charges (APCs), page charges, color charges, and more. It integrates with publishers’ manuscript management and production systems, providing robust billing and collections services, priority customer service to authors, and detailed reporting to both publishers and authors.

At launch, RightsLink for Open Access will have a deep integration with Aries Systems' Editorial Manager, providing for seamless APC management from within the editorial workflow.

For an author, or a designee paying on behalf of an author, RightsLink for Open Access is an easy-to-use platform for submitting pre-publication charges. It offers accurate estimates for APCs and other fees upon manuscript submission, including discounts resulting from publisher-provided vouchers or waivers, and provides easy payment options at check-out.

CCC will be demonstrating the new platform at booth #21 at the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) Annual Meeting May 28-30 in Boston.

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Thomson IP Manager conforms to internationally recognized security standards
- 10 Apr 2014

The Intellectual Property (IP) & Science business of Thomson Reuters has announced that its Thomson IP Manager Cloud and Jumpstart Editions are hosted at its secure data hosting facility in the European Union (EU). The three Editions of Thomson IP Manager, including the locally installed Enterprise Edition, provide comprehensive IP management that enables collaboration between departments, speeds decision making and protects critical assets for organisations and IP portfolios of all sizes.

The secure EU-data hosting for Thomson IP Manager Cloud and Jumpstart Editions, in conjunction with secure data hosting at the company's Eagan, Minnesota, USA-facility, eliminates clients' need for in-house IT support while providing the highest level of data security, backup, automated upgrades and front- and back-end support. Thomson IP Manager Jumpstart Edition is preconfigured for immediate, out-of-the-box use and includes a variety of standard reports, forms and security groups for immediate implementation and use.

Thomson IP Manager offers all users a new, intuitive interface to minimise clicks and promote user efficiency. Role-based features help streamline portfolio management processes so users can automate emails, export data and access frequently used tools. Additionally, the comprehensive IP Rules in Thomson IP Manager ensure users comply with global IP developments and never miss a prosecution or maintenance due date. All of these enhancements are built on a state-of-the-art technology platform, with the secure infrastructure support of Thomson Reuters.

From ideation to prosecution and commercialization, Thomson IP Management Services helps clients maximize the value of their IP portfolio, align it with their business strategy and drive global competitiveness. Thomson IP Management Services solutions integrate state-of-the-art portfolio management technology, comprehensive IP payment services, IP management consulting and world-class IP Rules to provide unparalleled support of clients' patents, trademarks, license agreements and other intellectual assets.

Interested parties may visit http://ip.thomsonreuters.com/sites/default/files/tcm_data_security_wp.pdf to read the full Thomson Reuters report on Protecting the Assets that Protect Your Business.

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John Wiley & Sons to participate in CCC's Republication Service
- 27 Mar 2014

Global licensing and content solutions organisation Copyright Clearance Center, Inc., a global licensing and content solutions organisation, has announced that John Wiley & Sons, Inc. will be participating in CCC's Republication Service with over 1,600 journals and 100,000 books enrolled. John Wiley & Sons is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in research, professional practice, and education.

The Republication Service is a one-stop digital marketplace to acquire and grant republication rights, simplifying the process of negotiating those rights while helping secure permission to republish content from the world's most sought-after works in a single transaction. Using the service, rights acquisition professionals can quickly secure print and digital permissions from hundreds of participating rightsholders, avoid high costs of one-off negotiations, and decrease time to market.

Rights and Permissions departments can manage their republication licensing business more efficiently, earning new revenue by automating permissions and freeing up staff to focus on more strategic projects and maintain control over how content is used through amenable rules and pricing.

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AAAS to participate in Copyright Clearance Center’s Republication Service
- 27 Feb 2014

Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC) has announced that the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) will be participating in CCC's Republication Service.

The Republication Service is a one-stop digital marketplace to acquire and give republication rights, simplifying the process of negotiating those rights while helping secure permission to republish content from the world's most sought-after works in a single transaction. Rights acquisition professionals using the service can quickly secure print and digital permissions from hundreds of participating rightsholders, avoid high costs of one-off negotiations, and decrease time to market.

AAAS claims to be the world's largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science as well as Science Translational Medicine and Science Signaling. AAAS, founded in 1848, includes some 261 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving ten million individuals.

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American Chemical Society implements CCC’s RightsLink for Open Access solution
- 23 Jan 2014

Global licensing and content solutions provider Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC) has announced that the world's largest scientific society, the American Chemical Society (ACS), has selected CCC's RightsLink® for Open Access to manage Article Processing Charges (APCs) for its Open Access publications.

ACS will use RightsLink for Open Access to streamline payments from authors by providing easy-to-use tools for paying Open Access charges. The RightsLink solution provides authors with invoices and utilities that ease the process of institutional reimbursement and increases efficiencies for customer service, finance and operations.

ACS currently offers an Open Access option for all its journals, which are hybrid-OA titles, but plans to offer a fully Open Access journal in 2014.

CCC's RightsLink for Open Access securely manages APCs, as well as page and colour charges. Additionally, RightsLink offers 24/7 OA-aware permissions services at the article level; complies with funding agencies' mandates; provides author support, billing, and rapid collection services.

Since RightsLink for Open Access can be integrated with any journal production system and manuscript submission workflow, it helps publishers save time and money and allows their authors to place orders with confidence and ease.

CCC has been helping publishers improve the author experience in collecting APCs for more than six years and welcomes efforts toward standardization and transparency. It recently joined the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association, working with its members on issues such as collecting APCs and Open Access-aware licensing. CCC was named one of "10 to Watch" by information industry analyst Outsell in its 2013 Open Access Market Report, recently endorsed the Research Information Network's call for cooperation among funders, universities and publishers.

CCC, in collaboration with the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP), recently launched an Open Access Resource Center that links to the latest Open Access news, reports, industry whitepapers, webinars and websites. CCC hosts webinars and podcasts on many aspects of Open Access and works with organizations such as the National Information Standards Organization on creating standards related to Open Access.

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CCC and ALPSP partner to launch new OA Resource Center
- 15 Jan 2014

Global licensing and content solutions provider Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC) has launched an Open Access Resource Center in partnership with the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP).

The resource center includes links to the latest open access news, reports, whitepapers, webinars and websites. Users can complete the feedback survey to add suggestions for what they would like to see included going forward.

CCC is hosting a free webinar featuring McCulloch on January 16 to discuss the resource center as well as how ALPSP members are working with their communities to address their OA needs.

CCC, named one of "10 to Watch" by information industry analyst Outsell in its 2013 Open Access Market Report, has been helping publishers improve the author experience in collecting APCs for over six years. CCC hosts webinars and podcasts on many aspects of Open Access and works with organizations such as the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) on creating standards around Open Access.

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Copyright Clearance Center Expands Republication Service
- 17 Oct 2013

Licensing and content solutions provider Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC) has announced enhancements to its Republication Service, streamlining the process to buy and sell permission to republish content from the world's most sought-after journals, books, newspapers and other information sources.

To help publishers better serve their markets, CCC added an educational/instructional program Type of Use (TOU), where rights holders can get multimedia rights to use content in a broad spectrum of educational products, such as interactive learning environments, digital resource libraries and Common Core-driven curriculum solutions. The rights can also be acquired to republish these materials in any format – PDF, TIF, PPT, HTML and more.

Nature, Perseus Books Group and Taylor & Francis U.S. Books Group are among the first to grant this new type of use. More than 450 publishers have made their content easily accessible for republication - among them, BMJ and Sage, making copyright.com the digital marketplace for republication permissions.

CCC recently hosted a roundtable discussion group in NYC with top publishers about negotiating third-party rights and what it means to the future of publishing.

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CCC joins Gold Open Access Infrastructure program
- 12 Sep 2013

Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a not-for-profit organisation creating global licensing, content and Open Access (OA) solutions that make copyright work for everyone, has joined the Gold Open Access Infrastructure program, based in the UK.

The aim of the program is to establish dialogue and agreement among all key stakeholders on technical infrastructure challenges and to promote consideration of improvements to the systems, standards, and metadata supporting open access academic journal publishing. Other group participants include representatives from publishing, academia, and standards organisations.

The Gold Open Access Infrastructure initiative is derived from the Report of the Working Group on Expanding Access to Published Research Findings, better known as the Finch Report, which outlines principles for a transition in the UK to open access, with a prominent role for ‘Gold OA.’

Gold OA involves transactions and workflows among authors, publishers, funders, and universities. As a result, significant work on metadata and interfaces is needed to ensure satisfaction of stakeholders’ needs and emergence of a capable and efficient Gold OA market.

CCC, named one of ‘10 to Watch’ by information industry analyst Outsell in its 2013 Open Access Market Report, has been helping publishers improve the author experience in collecting APCs for over six years, and welcomes efforts toward standardisation and transparency. CCC also recently joined the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), which offers a forum for bringing together the entire open access community. The company hosts webinars and podcasts on many aspects of Open Access and works with organisations such as the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) on creating standards around Open Access.

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BMJ selects CCC’s RightsLink for Open Access to manage APCs for its publications
- 05 Sep 2013

Licensing solutions provider Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), US, has announced that medical knowledge provider BMJ has selected CCC's RightsLink for Open Access to manage Article Processing Charges (APCs) for its Open Access publications.

BMJ (formerly BMJ Group) advances healthcare worldwide by sharing knowledge and expertise to improve experiences, outcomes and value.

According to Roy Kaufman, Managing Director, New Ventures, CCC, RightsLink for Open Access enables scholarly and academic publishers to quickly and effectively execute APCs as well as page and colour changes, submission fees and author reprints. It is expected that by implementing RightsLink for Open Access for its publications, BMJ will reduce costs, increase operational efficiency to help grow its business, and improve author satisfaction.

CCC has been helping publishers improve the author experience in collecting APCs for over six years and welcomes efforts toward standardisation and transparency. It recently joined the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association, working with its members on issues such as collecting APCs and Open Access-aware licensing.

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Thomson Reuters unveils two new editions of Thomson IP Manager - Cloud and Jumpstart
- 29 Aug 2013

The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters has announced the launch of two new editions of its intellectual asset management solution Thomson IP Manager - Cloud and Jumpstart. These are in addition to the locally installed Enterprise Edition, ideal for large portfolios and complex configurations. The three editions provide comprehensive IP management that enables collaboration between departments, speeds decision making and protects critical assets for organisations of all sizes and with varying asset management needs.

Thomson IP Manager Cloud Edition is hosted by Thomson Reuters, eliminating the need for in-house IT support while providing the highest level of data security, backup, automated upgrades and front-and-back-end support. Thomson IP Manager Jumpstart Edition is preconfigured for immediate, out-of-the-box use. It is also hosted by Thomson Reuters and includes a variety of standard workflows, reports, forms, and security groups for fast implementation and use.

In addition to the new editions of Thomson IP Manager, all users will benefit from a new, intuitive interface to minimise clicks and promote user efficiency. Bold role-based features help streamline portfolio management processes so users can automate emails, export data and access frequently used tools. Additionally, the comprehensive IP Rules in Thomson IP Manager enables users to comply with global IP developments and make timely IP Payments. All of these enhancements are built on a new, state-of-the-art technology platform, providing more powerful performance for IP professionals.

From ideation to prosecution and commercialisation, Thomson IP Management Services helps clients maximise the value of their IP portfolio, align it with their business strategy and drive global competitiveness. Thomson IP Management Services solutions integrate state-of-the-art portfolio management technology, comprehensive IP payment services, IP management consulting and a world-class IP Rules collection to provide unparalleled support of clients' patents, trademarks, licenses and other intellectual assets.

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CCC announces enhancements to its ‘Get It Now’ academic solution
- 28 Jun 2013

Licensing solutions provider Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), US, has announced enhancements to its award-winning Get It Now academic solution. This includes the integration of OCLC's ILL Fee Management (IFM) Service and the addition of five new publishers - ME Sharpe Inc., Human Kinetics, Akademiai Kiado, Cognizant Communication and World Scientific Publishers. This brings the total number of publishers participating in the service to 55.

Used at over 175 institutions, Get It Now complements ILL services by providing library patrons with immediate fulfillment of full-text articles from unsubscribed journals – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Through a year-long cooperative effort between CCC, OCLC and Atlas Systems, this highly requested new feature gives academic libraries that have adopted Get It Now the option to pay for article purchases using their IFM account.

OCLC is a non-profit, membership, computer library service and research organisation dedicated to furthering access to the world's information and reducing library costs. The OCLC IFM service helps libraries reduce administrative costs by allowing users to pay – and be paid for – ILL lending charges through their OCLC invoices. The service reduces the workload and time spent generating invoices and writing checks. It also supports reciprocal ILL agreements among libraries. The Get It Now/IFM integration requires ILLiad v8.4, the mediated workflow of Get It Now, and the Get It Now add-on for ILLiad v2.0.

Institutions participating in CCC's pilot program include Murray State University, I.U.P.U.I., SUNY Geneseo and SUNY Brockport. The pilot program is scheduled to conclude on July 31 with general availability of the new feature scheduled for August 1.

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Cambridge University Press selects CCC’s RightsLink for Open Access solution to manage APCs for OA publications
- 19 Jun 2013

Licensing solutions provider Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), US, has announced that Cambridge University Press has selected CCC's RightsLink for Open Access to manage Article Processing Charges (APCs) for its Open Access publications.

CCC has been helping publishers improve the author experience in collecting APCs for over six years and welcomes efforts toward standardisation and transparency. It recently joined the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), working with its members on issues such as collecting Article Processing Charges (APCs) and Open Access-aware licensing. The not-for-profit, named one of '10 to Watch' by information industry analyst Outsell in its 2013 Open Access Market Report, recently endorsed the Research Information Network's call for cooperation among funders, universities and publishers.

CCC hosts webinars and podcasts on many aspects of Open Access and, as part of its non-profit mission, works with organisations such as the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) on creating standards related to Open Access.

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CCC joins Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association
- 15 May 2013

Licensing solutions provider Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), US, has joined the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), which offers a forum for bringing together the entire Open Access community.

CCC currently works with many of OASPA's members on issues such as collecting Article Processing Charges (APCs) and Open Access-aware licensing through its RightsLink for Open Access solution, which helps reduce costs, increase operational efficiency and improve author experience and satisfaction.

CCC was named one of '10 to Watch' by information industry analyst Outsell in its 2013 Open Access Market Report and recently endorsed the Research Information Network's call for cooperation among funders, universities and publishers.

The company has been helping publishers improve the author experience in collecting APCs for over six years and welcomes efforts toward standardisation and transparency. It hosts webinars and podcasts on many aspects of Open Access and works with organisations such as the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) on creating standards around Open Access as part of its non-profit mission.

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IET selects CCC’s RightsLink to manage article processing charges for OA journal publications
- 30 Apr 2013

Licensing solutions provider Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), US, has announced that The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has chosen CCC's RightsLink for Open Access to manage article processing charges for all of its open access journal publications. This includes the recently launched, The Journal of Engineering.

Publishers must provide a seamless article processing charge (APC) payment experience for authors and universities while demonstrating policy compliance to funding agencies. As they collect APCs from their authors, publishers must manage publishing requirements from funders and offer licensing options at the article level that are consistent with a publisher's Open Access policies. Moreover, publishers must continually measure and test their OA business models – all with a focus on building a sustainable business. RightsLink for Open Access is a flexible solution that automates these processes.

According to the company, RightsLink provides the most comprehensive OA solution on the market. RightsLink for Open Access can be integrated with a journal-production system or manuscript-submission workflow, providing publishers a secure way to manage APCs, submission charges, page and colour charges, and author reprints. Further, RightsLink also allows publishers to offer 'OA aware' licenses at the article level from their websites 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week, providing publishers with a complete OA solution from manuscript acceptance through post-publication licensing.

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CCC and PubMatch partner to create Web-based sub-rights licensing service
- 17 Apr 2013

Licensing solutions provider Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), US, has announced a partnership with PubMatch, the book publishing portal and rights database jointly owned by Publishers Weekly and Combined Book Exhibit. Under the deal, CCC and PubMatch will create an automated, Web-based exchange for sub-rights deals focused on whole book translation and distribution rights, using CCC's RightsLink transaction engine.

The world's leading publishers use RightsLink to help increase revenue, streamline the online licensing process and enhance the licensing experience for their customers.

As a result of this new agreement, rightsholders will now have a way of facilitating transactions that might have otherwise been lost. Utilising CCC's RightsLink, parties will have a new resource to arrange and vet rights sales. According to George Slowik, Jr., president of Publishers Weekly, this improved efficiency will make more works available in more languages and more markets internationally than ever before.

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Karger Publishers automates licensing process with CCC solution
- 04 Apr 2013

Licensing solutions provider Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), US, has announced that Switzerland-based Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers has implemented CCC's RightsLink Premium to manage copyright permissions for its journals and books.

RightsLink Premium supports a publisher's online strategy by providing its customers with instant reprint and permission services, 24 hours 7 days, worldwide, integrating seamlessly with online content wherever it resides: on a Website, mobile application, or archive server, or at a third-party aggregator. It automates the entire licensing process, from secure order processing and workflow management to real-time reporting and royalty payments while adapting to each publisher's unique licensing requirements and business processes.

Karger Publishers is an international biomedical publisher. Currently, production comprises 90 subscription and open access journals and about 50 book titles per year, both research and clinical, the majority of which are in English.

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CCC and The Charlesworth Group renew China secondary rights agreement
- 07 Mar 2013

Licensing solutions provider Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), US, has renewed its agreement with The Charlesworth Group to help CCC expand services into Chinese language rights licensing. The Charlesworth Group and CCC help Chinese publishers reach new global secondary rights markets and better understand copyright and licensing opportunities.

As experts in the Chinese market, The Charlesworth Group provides the knowledge and means for CCC to expand its existing services and open up new market opportunities through building links with Chinese institutions.

The renewal of the agreement follows the signing up of major Chinese publishers such as Science Press, The Chinese Medical Association and Foreign Language Press, and a healthy pipeline of Chinese publishers who are further interested in secondary rights opportunities with CCC. The Charlesworth Group help educate Chinese publishers and support the brand development and local conference attending for CCC, as well as supporting key visits by CCC staff to China.

For 30 years CCC has been creating rights licensing solutions to help rights holders increase royalties for content, extending their reach into global corporate and academic markets and providing tools to more efficiently manage their permissions business. To Chinese publishers, working with CCC presents great benefits to expand their brand name in the world as well as generating more profit. It helps publishers generate revenues from the reuse of their work, expand into new markets, explore new business models, and also track the reuse of their content.

Leading agriculture innovator Syngenta implements Thomson IP Manager software, patent payments and services
- 06 Mar 2013

The Intellectual Property (IP) & Science business of Thomson Reuters has announced a partnership to provide Syngenta, a leading agricultural company, with an integrated, enterprise-wide asset management solution. The partnership aims to standardise and centralise IP and legal contracting processes. It will support the development of integrated strategies, enable global collaboration across the different units of Syngenta and minimise risk.

As part of Syngenta's search for a new intellectual asset management solution provider, the company engaged the Thomson Reuters IP management consulting team as a partner in a thorough business needs analysis and solution development programme. The goal of this was to better understand current and future business requirements, and opportunities for operational efficiency.

The Thomson Reuters consultants worked closely with leaders and change agents from across Syngenta to assess systems, define a long-term vision, and establish a configured solution that addresses people, processes and technology. Syngenta ultimately selected an enterprise-wide solution including Thomson IP Manager because of its product's unique ability to link patent and trademark assets with contracts across product lines to form the "magic triangle" of IP-contracts-products. In addition, the team chose IP Payments from Thomson Reuters to ensure accurate portfolio maintenance and legal services from the Thomson Reuters Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO) unit.

In a joint development project, Thomson Reuters and Syngenta designed a holistic solution that provided links between contracts, products and IP, improving the strategic deployment of legal, IP and licensing assets in support of Syngenta's growth agenda, as well as improving quality of information and portfolio-level management data. The new platform allows full visibility and management of rights and risks in a rapidly growing and increasingly complex business environment; where there are multiple dependencies between IP rights, licensing, contracts and products.

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CCC and BISG partner to present a live, three-part webcast series
- 28 Feb 2013

Licensing solutions provider Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), US, has announced a partnership with book trade association Book Industry Study Group (BISG), to present a live, three-part webcast series 'The Business of Rights' to help publishers, authors and agents better understand, manage and monetize content rights.

The co-produced series is one of a number of CCC educational events to inform the trade publishing industry about today's rights and licensing risks and opportunities. Participants will learn about the changing rights landscape and about ways to generate new revenue and increase operational efficiencies in this era of transformation and uncertainly.

The first webcast, 'Understanding Rights in a Changing World: Licensing Risks and Opportunities Created by a Global Marketplace,' will be presented on March 5; the second, 'Managing and Organizing Rights in a Time of Change: Tools and Services for Efficiently and Effectively Organizing Rights,' on March 12; and the third, 'Monetizing Rights in a Time of Change: Good Rights Management is Good Business Management,' on March 19. All webcasts are one hour long and begin at 1:00 pm ET.

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CCC named one of ‘10 to Watch’ in the Open Access space
- 14 Feb 2013

Licensing solutions provider Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), US, has been named one of '10 to Watch' in Outsell's first Open Access Market Report.

CCC provides solutions to help publishers manage variable Open Access models through its RightsLink platform, which supports unique pricing rules, licenses and messaging for Open Access journals to encourage compliance with funding agency requirements. It was the only company named in the report that functions as an intermediary for collection of article processing charges (APCs) between publishers, authors and institutions.

For 30 years CCC has been creating rights licensing solutions to help rightsholders optimize royalties for content, extending their reach into global corporate and academic markets and providing tools to manage their permissions business more efficiently. Using RightsLink, an easy-to-use licensing solution, publishers can offer permissions at the point-of-content, whether on a website, through a mobile application or in the hands of a third-party aggregator.

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Copyright Clearance Center and Amigos Library Services announce partnership
- 24 Jan 2013

Licensing solutions provider Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), US, has announced a partnership with Amigos Library Services. Amigos is a not-for-profit consortium of more than 800 US libraries across 22 states that provides access to the latest innovations and services, continuing education, vendor discounts, and professional advice to the library community.

This partnership extends Amigos' content and licensing offerings and gives its members value-added services on top of CCC's licensing and content solutions. Amigos' academic library members can now pay for article purchases from CCC's Get It Now solution through their Amigos Deposit Account. In addition, academic institution members receive a discount on the service fee when they purchase CCC's Annual Academic Copyright License through Amigos.

Get It Now is an easy-to-implement, cost-effective, always-on service that gives library patrons instant access to unsubscribed journal content from leading publishers. The Annual Copyright License provides users with a single, multi-use license for their institution, allowing faculty, researchers and staff to share content across campus with ease.

CCC enters into partnerships with leading organizations to offer corporate, academic and publisher customers a broad set of solutions that simplify copyright compliance and access to content.

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CCC endorses RIN’s report calling for cooperation in open access publishing
- 06 Dec 2012

Government policy-makers and private funding agencies in the US, UK and Europe are mandating greater public access to published scientific research. In this connection, Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a not-for-profit organisation and provider of licensing and content solutions, has announced that it endorses the UK-based Research Information Network's (RIN) call for cooperation among funders, universities and publishers. CCC has been helping publishers improve the author experience with respect to the collection of article processing charges for over five years, and welcomes efforts towards standardisation and transparency.

RIN issued a report last week urging stakeholders to 'work together to ensure that progress is as smooth as possible toward creating the systems and processes that enable the payment of Open Access article processing charges (APCs), while meeting the costs of publication.' The Wellcome Trust and Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) commissioned the RIN study on behalf of the Open Access Implementation Group. In the paper, author Michael Jubb specifically identified several 'core' functionalities that publishers and funders should require of any APC solution.

CCC's Open Access Solutions include secure tools for managing author publication charges, as well as colour charges, page charges and reprint orders. RightsLink users have 24/7 access to these tools, including reporting and customer service.

CCC is said to make it easier for publishers to charge different open access fees pre-publication based on variables such as author affiliation/membership, funding source and journal type; and communicate publisher-specific reuse rights post-publication to users seeking permissions for all content, including open access articles. Additionally, it helps capture valuable data about user interest in and reuse of publishers' open access publications; and provides the ability for publishers to add RightsLink to their content wherever it resides online, even in third-party repositories such as HighWire or PubMed Central.

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Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt and CCC sign 5 year deal for Annual Copyright License
- 30 Nov 2012

Licensing solutions provider Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), US, has announced that the world's leading US patent firm, Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, LLP, has adopted CCC's Annual Copyright License.

Now more than ever, law firms need fast, convenient and intuitive licensing solutions that allow employees to share the content they require to do their jobs. CCC is meeting this need with licensing services designed to help businesses drive growth and innovation. CCC's licensing services give employees the freedom they need to collaborate and share valuable information.

CCC provides smart solutions that simplify the access and licensing of content that let businesses and academic institutions quickly get permission to use copyright-protected materials, while compensating publishers and content creators for the use of their works.

Copyright Clearance Center launches Open Access Solutions
- 12 Oct 2012

Licensing solutions provider Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), US, has announced the launch of Open Access Solutions.

CCC helps publishers manage variable Open Access (OA) models through its RightsLink platform, which supports unique pricing rules, licenses and messaging for OA journals, encouraging compliance with funding agency requirements.

CCC's Open Access Solutions also include secure tools for managing author publication charges, as well as colour charges, page charges and reprint orders. Both authors and publishers have 24/7 access to these tools, including reporting and customer service.

CCC makes it easier for publishers to charge different Open Access fees pre-publication based on variables such as author affiliation/membership, funding source and journal type; communicates publisher-specified reuse rights post-publication to users seeking permissions for all content including Open Access articles; captures valuable data about user interest in and reuse of publishers' Open Access publications; and provides the ability for publishers to add RightsLink to its content wherever it resides online, even in third-party repositories such as HighWire or PubMed Central.

RightsLink is an easy-to-use licensing solution, enabling publishers to offer permissions at the point-of-content – hosted on a website, mobile application or third-party aggregator.

For 30 years CCC has been creating rights licensing solutions to help rightsholders increase royalties for content, extending their reach into global corporate and academic markets, and providing tools to more efficiently manage their permissions business.

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The Roche Group selects Thomson Reuters’ Thomson IP Manager to unify work processes and foster global collaboration
- 06 Sep 2012

The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters has announced that The Roche Group, a provider of pharmaceutical and diagnostic products and services, has selected Thomson IP Manager to manage the organisation's expanding international patent portfolio. Thomson IP Manager, a premier intellectual asset management (IAM) software solution, will improve company-wide IP work processes and collaboration across the organisation.

Headquartered in Switzerland, Roche is a research-focused company, discovering, developing and providing innovative diagnostic and therapeutic products and services to patients and healthcare professionals worldwide. With twelve patent group sites in Asia, Europe and the US, Roche needs a global solution that will allow it to efficiently and effectively manage its valuable IP asset portfolio, which grows by nearly 500 rights annually.

Roche initiated a global patent group project, taking a democratic approach as part of its selection process. Patent and law professionals evaluated several high-potential IAM software solutions before making the decision to use Thomson IP Manager.

According to Karin Bruehlmann, Head of Controlling, IT & Services Group Patents, The Roche Group, Roche also will utilise the Thomson IP Manager integrated Data Validation Service to proactively identify and correct data discrepancies in their patent portfolio, comparing data against the Thomson Reuters Global Patent Collection. This comprehensive database comprises over 76 million patents for more than 70 issuing authorities. It ensures errors that could affect critical prosecution and maintenance dates can be quickly caught and fixed, reducing the risk of lost rights and costly delays.

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CMA joins leading Chinese publishers licensing content through CCC’s Annual Copyright License and Pay-Per-Use services
- 28 Aug 2012

Licensing solutions provider Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), US, has announced an agreement with the Chinese Medical Association (CMA), the largest medical journal publisher in China.

The CMA joins Science Press, the Journal of Chinese Integrated Medicine, Beijing Forestry University and Baishibeng Publishing Group as Chinese publishers using CCC’s core services, the Annual Copyright License and Pay-Per-Use Services, for the licensing of their content. Among CMA’s 126 titles are the Chinese Medical Journal and the National Medical Journal of China.

CMA and other participating rights holders also have access to RightsCentral, a secure online reporting and communications hub that helps manage rights, update pricing, respond to permission requests and track content usage.

CMA is a non-profit registered academic and commonweal corporate body voluntarily formed by Chinese medical science and technology professionals. Established in 1915, it now has a membership of about 500,000, publishes 126 medical journals, and has 84 specialty societies under its umbrella, covering all medical fields.

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CCC announces Annual Copyright License for university hospitals
- 19 Jul 2012

Licensing solutions provider Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), US, has announced its Annual Copyright License for university Hospitals.

Developed to meet the content reuse and business needs of university hospitals and their employees, including medical students in clinical training, the license combines the rights and titles of CCC’s corporate and academic licenses to cover the sharing of content among employees, faculty, researchers, and students, reducing the risk of unintended copyright infringement.

Available to any hospital with a medical school, the license enables the sharing of content from millions of journals, books, blogs, newspapers, e-books and more; efficient practice of evidence-based medicine; simplification of the copyright permission process; reduction of permission costs; and minimisation of copyright infringement risk.

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Copyright Clearance Center and Cision sign multi-year deal
- 25 Jun 2012

Licensing solutions provider Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), US, has announced a multi-year deal with Cision, making its Annual Copyright License available to the provider of PR software, services and tools for the marketing and PR industry.

Recognising the importance of copyright compliance, the Annual Copyright License allows Cision employees to share content from millions of journals, blogs, newspapers and ebooks and exchange information with each other through email, hard copies and collaboration tools.

The Annual Copyright License provides employees at more than 35,000 businesses in 180 countries the freedom to share content with each other while ensuring that copyright holders and creators are compensated for the use of their works.

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More than 100 campuses sign up for CCC's Get It Now service
- 23 May 2012

Licensing solutions provider Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), US, has announced over 100 campuses have signed up for CCC's Get It Now service since its 2011 launch. 'Get It Now' complements an institution's Interlibrary Loan (ILL) borrowing services by providing digital copies of journal articles in minutes as opposed to days.

Institutions of higher education use Get It Now to provide library patrons with immediate fulfillment of full-text articles from unsubscribed journals 24 hours a day, seven days a week through a single, cost-effective and easy-to-use application integrated directly into their workflow. Such institutions include Drake University, Eastern Kentucky, Nazareth College of Rochester, St. Anselm College, University of Wisconsin Madison and West Virginia University, among others.

The University of Texas and University of Vermont recently embraced both 'Get It Now' and the Annual Copyright License for Academic Institutions enabling them to obtain copyrighted content quickly and efficiently and share it with faculty, students and staff in course materials and scholarly research. Other institutions that have both Get It Now and the Annual Copyright License include Brooklyn Law School, St. Catherine University, SUNY Tompkins Cortland Community College and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

Get It Now was developed with the cooperation of The California State University system, the Information Delivery Services Project at The State University of New York at Geneseo, and Elsevier. It includes content from over 15 leading journal publishers, including Informa Healthcare, John Wiley & Sons, Nature Publishing Group, Springer and Wolters Kluwer, representing more than 8,500 journals and millions of articles. Additional publishers are being added every month.

CCC signs agreement with Science Press, expands services into Chinese language rights licensing
- 11 Apr 2012

Non-profit copyright licensing solutions provider Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), US, has announced an agreement with Science Press (SP), one of the leading publishers of STM journals and books in China.

Science Press joins The Journal of Chinese Integrated Medicine, Beijing Forestry University and Baishibeng Publishing Group as Chinese publishers using CCC’s core services - the Annual Copyright License and Pay-Per-Use Services - for the licensing of their content.

The Science Press agreement was brokered by global publishing services company, The Charlesworth Group, which CCC hired to expand its services into Chinese language rights licensing.

The Annual Copyright License provides employees at more than 35,000 businesses in 180 countries the freedom to share content with each other while respecting the rights of copyright holders. Pay-Per-Use Services provide quick-and-easy rights licensing options for businesses, academic institutions, government agencies and others to use and share content in various formats, including digital use, print use and republication.

Science Press and other participating rightsholders also have access to RightsCentral, a secure online reporting and communications hub that helps manage rights, update pricing, respond to permission requests and track content usage.

Wolters Kluwer Health utilises CCC’s RightsLink Premium to automate book publication permissions process
- 05 Apr 2012

Healthcare information provider Wolters Kluwer Health (WK Health), US, has announced that its Professional & Education unit has implemented Copyright Clearance Center, Inc.'s RightsLink Premium to manage copyright permissions for its Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) book publications. RightsLink services are already available for LWW journals. The new book-related service is now available when browsing title-specific information on the publisher's Website at lww.com.

RightsLink streamlines a publisher's permissions business by allowing customers to order permissions directly at the point of content – both on the Web and through mobile apps. RightsLink Premium is a sophisticated transactional engine that enables publishers to tailor their licensing options according to their specific business rules and pricing needs.

Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) is a global rights broker for the world's most sought after materials, including in- and out-of-print books, journals, newspapers, magazines, movies, television shows, images, blogs and ebooks. A not-for-profit organisation, CCC provides smart solutions that simplify the licensing of content that lets businesses and academic institutions quickly get permission to use copyright-protected materials, while compensating publishers and content creators for the use of their works.

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Association of American University Presses and CCC announce referral partnership
- 14 Mar 2012

Non-profit copyright licensing solutions provider Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), US, has announced a referral partnership with the Association of American University Presses (AAUP). Under the deal, AAUP's members can protect copyrighted assets and earn revenue from their online content using CCC's RightsLink service at a discounted rate.

RightsLink is an easy-to-use licensing solution, enabling rightsholders to offer permissions at the point-of-content – hosted on a website, mobile application or third-party aggregator.

CCC partners with leading application developers and service providers to offer corporate, academic and publisher customers a broad set of solutions that simplify copyright compliance.

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Copyright Clearance Center announces OnCopyright Education Certificate Program
- 08 Feb 2012

Non-profit copyright licensing solutions provider Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), US, has announced its OnCopyright Education Certificate Program, which consists of industry-specific courses that target a variety of user communities and the challenges they face in managing copyright.

The programme comprises a series of instructor-led eLearning courses incorporating group discussions, question and answer sessions and analyses of real-world scenarios, including group and individual activities. Participants will learn the principles of copyright, how to evaluate potential exceptions and limitations to copyright protection, determine when copyright permission may be needed and content sharing and its implications. Cost for each session varies.

CCC is a global rights broker for the world's most sought after materials, including in- and out-of-print books, journals, newspapers, magazines, images, blogs and ebooks. Founded in 1978 as a not-for-profit organisation, the company provides smart solutions that simplify the licensing of content that lets businesses and academic institutions quickly get permission to use copyright-protected materials, while compensating publishers and content creators for the use of their works.

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The Economist selects CCC's RightsLink for copyright permissions on its blogs
- 18 Jan 2012

Non-profit copyright licensing solutions provider Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), US, has announced that The Economist has chosen RightsLink, CCC's seamless point-of-content licensing solution, to handle online copyright permissions on its more than 20 blogs.

RightsLink enables rightsholders to offer re-use and other permissions at the point-of-content wherever the content resides, whether on a website, mobile application or third-party aggregator. The Economist agreement marks CCC's first blog implementation of RightsLink.

Part of The Economist Group, The Economist online offers authoritative insight and opinion on international news, politics, business, finance, science and technology.

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ASCO adds mobile licensing capability for two of its journals iPad and iPhone app
- 06 Dec 2011

Non-profit copyright licensing solutions provider Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), US, has announced that the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) recently integrated CCC's latest software development kit (SDK) to its Journal of Clinical Oncology and Journal of Oncology Practice iPad and iPhone app, to conduct mobile licensing transactions.

The free SDK, available for download on copyright.com/rightslinkmobile, provides a development library, documentation and a sample project that enables licensing integration in a matter of minutes for all RightsLink Plus and Premium publishers deploying iPhone and iPad apps.

When a reader of an article on the iPad or iPhone app version clicks on the share button, among the short list of options is 'Get Permissions.' Clicking that link opens a CCC branded window tied to its RightsLink service enabling a full range of options to secure copyright permission to the content. RightsLink is a licensing solution that enables rightsholders' to offer re-use and permissions for their digital content to users at the point-of-content wherever the content resides.

The first installation of CCC's mobile licensing toolkit added a 'get permissions' option within the iPad/iPhone app for CHEST, a peer-reviewed journal of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP).

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American Medical Association selects CCC’s RightsLink for copyright permissions
- 30 Nov 2011

Non-profit copyright licensing solutions provider Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), US, has announced that the American Medical Association (AMA) has implemented RightsLink for all AMA medical journals. This includes AMA's flagship journal, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

RightsLink is CCC's point-of-content licensing tool. It enables rightsholders to offer re-use and other permissions at the point-of-content wherever the content resides, whether on a website, mobile application or third-party aggregator.

CCC is a global rights broker for the world's most sought after materials, including in- and out-of-print books, journals, newspapers, magazines, images, blogs and ebooks. Founded in 1978 as a not-for-profit organisation, it provides smart solutions that simplify the licensing of content that lets businesses and academic institutions quickly get permission to use copyright-protected materials, while compensating publishers and content creators for the use of their works.

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CCC disseminates over $170 million to Rightsholders in FY11
- 27 Oct 2011

Non-profit copyright licensing solutions provider Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), US, has announced a record royalty payment of $171.1 million to rightsholders in FY11, an increase of more than 10 percent over the previous year ($154.3 million). During the last 10 years, CCC has distributed more than $1.3 billion to rightsholders.

CCC draws on over 30 years of expertise to create innovative licensing solutions that help rightsholders drive new revenues by reaching content users around the world. CCC simplifies the licensing process, making it easier for rightsholders to monetise valuable content while also helping content users obtain the permissions they need. It provides rightsholders with sophisticated online reports and usage data so they can develop the most lucrative licensing strategies.

CCC's licensing services enable rightsholders to reach more than 20 million employees from 35,000 organisations around the world, as well as thousands of colleges and universities. Offerings include Annual Copyright License; Pay-Per-Use Services; Get It Now; RightsLink; and RightsCentral.

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Microsoft and Compal Electronics sign patent agreement
- 24 Oct 2011

Software vendor Microsoft Corp., US, and Compal Electronics, Inc. have signed a patent agreement that provides broad coverage under Microsoft’s patent portfolio for Compal’s tablets, mobile phones, e-readers and other consumer devices running the Android or Chrome Platform.

While the contents of the agreement have not been disclosed, the parties indicate that Microsoft will receive royalties from Compal under the agreement.

The patent agreement is another example of the important role IP plays in ensuring a healthy and vibrant IT ecosystem. Since Microsoft launched its IP licensing programme in December 2003, the company has entered into more than 700 licensing agreements and continues to develop programmes that make it possible for customers, partners and competitors to access its IP portfolio. The programme was developed to open access to Microsoft’s significant R&D investments and its growing, broad patent and IP portfolio.

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Association of Corporate Counsel partners with CCC to offer members a simple solution to manage copyright compliance
- 20 Oct 2011

Non-profit copyright licensing solutions provider Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), US, has announced a partnership with the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC). ACC claims to be one of the world's largest organisations serving the professional and business interests of attorneys who practice in the legal departments of corporations, associations and other private-sector organisations around the globe.

Recognising copyright compliance and risk management as important issues, ACC is offering its members with a simple, easy-to-use copyright solution - CCC's Annual Copyright License - which makes it easy for employees to share content internally throughout the organization while respecting the rights of content creators.

CCC is a global rights broker for the world's most sought after materials, including in- and out-of-print books, journals, newspapers, magazines, images, blogs and ebooks. Founded in 1978 as a not-for-profit organisation, it provides smart solutions that simplify the licensing of content that lets businesses and academic institutions quickly get permission to use copyright-protected materials, while compensating publishers and content creators for the use of their works.

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CCC launches suite of new services to simplify licensing of content between rightsholders
- 12 Oct 2011

Non-profit copyright licensing solutions provider Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), US, has launched a suite of new services to simplify the licensing of content between rightsholders and enable republication - the Permissions Acquisition Service and the Republication License.

These services were developed in response to the proliferation of new digital formats and rights standards, which have led to a dramatic increase in the types and numbers of permissions publishers need prior to going to market with publications containing previously published content. As a result, permissions acquisition has placed a significant burden on publishers' staffs, as well as their production schedules.

The Permissions Acquisition Service provides a team of experienced rights acquisition specialists who acquire the permissions needed to reuse content in new titles or expand the reuse rights when republishing backlist titles in new editions, formats or languages. This service offers detailed reporting that equips publishers with powerful planning tools, enabling the publisher to manage projects with confidence. CCC provides a record of the rights acquired for future reference, and streamlines payment to a single invoice.

The Republication License is an opportunity for both vendors and acquirers of republication rights to participate in a smart, streamlined licensing solution that eliminates the time-consuming, expensive back-and-forth of rights negotiation. In creating this balance, CCC's long history of successful rights brokerage is uniquely powerful. The Republication License enables rightsholders to acquire and grant rights directly on copyright.com. This self-service model balances the needs of buyers and sellers of republication rights, avoiding the costly and labour intensive nature of these transactions. Sellers benefit from pricing flexibility and automation to more efficiently manage operations.

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CCC develops in-app licensing toolkit
- 04 Oct 2011

Non-profit copyright licensing solutions provider Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), US, has developed an in-app licensing toolkit for RightsLink Plus and Premium-enabled Publishers to add licensing to their iPad or iPhone apps.

On the iPad or iPhone, as well as for traditional online environments, RightsLink allows a publication's customers to conduct licensing transactions of all kinds without ever leaving the rightsholder's website.

The first installation of the toolkit adds a 'get permissions' option within the iPad/iPhone app for CHEST, the highly regarded peer-reviewed journal of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP). When a reader of an article on the iPad or iPhone version clicks on the share button at the bottom of the app, among the short list of usual options is one offering 'Get Permissions.' Clicking that link opens a CCC branded window tied to the RightsLink service enabling a full range of options to secure additional rights that is synchronised with an individual's account.

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CCC names Michael Healy as Executive Director, Author and Publisher Relations
- 28 Sep 2011

Non-profit copyright licensing solutions provider Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), US, has announced that former Executive Director (Designate) at The Book Rights Registry, Michael Healy, will join as Executive Director, Author and Publisher Relations. The Book Rights Registry is the non-profit organisation to be set up as a result of the Google Book Settlement, representing the interests of the rightsholder community.

At CCC, Healy will be responsible for the development of new products in service of the author and publisher communities. As CCC expands its business models to address a broader set of licensing issues facing its customers, Healy will be instrumental in helping to devise and implement future strategies to address challenging market gaps including ebook rights, Orphan Works and digital rights for other pre-existing works.

Prior to The Book Rights Registry, Healy was Executive Director at The Book Industry Study Group (BISG), which was established more than 30 years ago to improve the efficiency of the US book industry through the development of standards and best practice, research, education and information. Before the BISG, Healy was Editorial Director at Nielsen BookData and Chadwyck-Healey.

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Thomson IP Management Services launches IP management consulting services
- 23 Sep 2011

Thomson IP Management Services, part of information services provider Thomson Reuters, US, has announced that it is expanding to include intellectual property management consulting. The consulting practice is a response to growing client demand and is a natural complement to the business's core portfolio management software and patent payment and trademark renewal services.

IP management consulting services from Thomson IP Management Services include Operations review; Strategic planning; Change management; Process optimisation and implementation; Complex software implementation; and Technology improvement and best practices.

The Thomson IP Management Services consulting team comprises technical and IP domain experts, attorneys and advanced-degree specialists with deep industry expertise, backed by leading Thomson Reuters software solutions, to partner with client organisations and provide the necessary tailored support. The team is led by attorney Adam Jaffe, director of the consulting practice, who has extensive experience providing IP and legal consulting services to leading global companies.

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Megan Marshall and Edward Tenner join CCC Board of Directors
- 22 Sep 2011

Non-profit copyright licensing solutions provider Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC) has announce the election of Megan Marshall and Edward Tenner to its Board of Directors.

Marshall teaches narrative non-fiction writing and the art of archival research in the MFA programme at Emerson College. Her work has been supported by fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.

Tenner is an independent writer and speaker on technology and culture. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1991 and was appointed a visitor at the Institute for Advanced Study. He has contributed essays and reviews to many of the leading newspapers and magazines of the US and the UK, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, London Review of Books, The Chronicle of Higher Education, U.S. News, the Wilson Quarterly, Technology Review, Raritan Quarterly Review, American Heritage of Invention and Technology, Metropolis and the Industry Standard. Tenner spoke at TED 2011 and other major conferences and is a blogger for The Atlantic.

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CCC and cSubs partner to integrate RightsLink Basic into cSubs subscription management workflow
- 14 Sep 2011

Non-profit copyright licensing solutions provider Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC) has partnered with cSubs, a provider of subscription, book, newspaper and e-content management services, to integrate RightsLink Basic directly into the cSubs subscription management workflow. RightsLink Basic is CCC's point-of-content licensing solution.

CCC works with leading application vendors, publishing platform providers and content aggregators to provide mutual customers with easy-to-use rights licensing and advisory tools within their applications' workflow. Integration with CCC's Web Services enables users to search, price and obtain copyright permissions directly within the websites and applications they use every day.

cSubs provides solutions for all aspects of subscription and knowledge resource management: searching, ordering and renewal, transfers and cancellation, approval workflow and auditing, reports, cost control and spend management, and consolidated invoicing and payment. The company saves its clients time and money by fully managing their subscriptions, books, memberships, software licenses, and other products that must be periodically renewed.

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IEEE announces expanded partnership with Copyright Clearance Center
- 12 Jul 2011

Technical professional association IEEE, US, has announced an expanded partnership with non-profit copyright licensing solutions provider Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC) to automate permissions, reprints and author services for all of its publications.

IEEE publishes more than 150 journals and 1,000 conference proceedings titles each year and maintains over 3,400 technical standards. This agreement makes it easier to request permission to license and reuse IEEE information for a variety of purposes including research papers, textbooks and presentations.

CCC automates the permissions process through RightsLink, a sophisticated licensing engine that provides IEEE users with advanced levels of pricing flexibility and licensing options. Beginning July 15, users will see many more links to the CCC for reuse permission requests from the IEEE Xplore digital library, the online delivery platform for IEEE information.

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Copyright Clearance Center names Haralambos
- 07 Jul 2011

Non-profit copyright licensing solutions provider Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), US, has named Haralambos "Babis" Marmanis as Chief Technology Officer and Vice President, Engineering.

Marmanis is the author of two books - "Algorithms of the Intelligent Web" and "Spend Analysis: The Window into Strategic Sourcing" - as well as numerous articles in peer-reviewed international scientific journals and technical periodicals.

At CCC, he will be responsible for driving the technology vision and the implementation of all software systems. He is also in charge of determining long-term corporate-wide Information Technology needs and developing the strategy to meet those needs. Prior to joining CCC, Marmanis was CTO at Emptoris, where he led a team of engineers that created analytic application software for supply and contract management.

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Microsoft signs patent agreement with Wistron for Android tablets, smartphones and e-readers
- 06 Jul 2011

Software vendor Microsoft Corp., US, and Wistron Corp have executed a patent agreement. The deal provides broad coverage under Microsoft's patent portfolio for Wistron's tablets, mobile phones, e-readers and other consumer devices running the Android or Chrome platform. Wistron Corp is an ODM (original design manufacturer) providing support services related to design, manufacturing, and after-sales service for information and communication technology (ICT) products.

Although the contents of the agreement have not been disclosed, the parties indicate that Microsoft will receive royalties from Wistron under the agreement.

The patent agreement is another example of the important role intellectual property (IP) plays in ensuring a healthy and vibrant IT ecosystem. Since Microsoft launched its IP licensing programme in December 2003, the company has entered into more than 700 licensing agreements and continues to develop programmes that make it possible for customers, partners and competitors to access its IP portfolio. The programme was developed to open access to Microsoft's significant R&D investments and its growing, broad patent and IP portfolio.

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CCC enhances Pay-Per-Use Services for academic institutions
- 24 Jun 2011

Non-profit copyright licensing solutions provider Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), US, has announced an enhancement to its Pay-Per-Use Services for academic institutions.

Users can now obtain reuse rights for entire books, including many that are currently commercially unavailable. Publishers can offer reuse rights for their books, including those that are commercially unavailable, through CCC.

CCC's Pay-Per-Use Services provide quick-and-easy rights licensing options for universities to use and share content from the world's leading publishers in science, technology, medicine, humanities, news, business, finance and more.

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Copyright Clearance Center and Wolper expand partnership
- 13 Jun 2011

Non-profit copyright licensing solutions provider Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), US, and information management services provider Wolper Subscription Services have expanded their one-year old partnership. Wolper has become the first subscription agency to be authorised as a referral partner for additional CCC products.

Earlier in 2010, Wolper integrated CCC's RightsLink into its online subscription management system, providing unique value to desktop users and librarians by allowing them to search, price and obtain copyright permission at the point of purchase or renewal with one-click access.

Wolper was the first subscription agency to bring online management tools and technology to its customers. The company has been providing service and savings to corporate, academic, medical, government, public and consortia customers for 35 years. Besides serials, Wolper also handles books, site licenses, ERM and other information solutions, both traditional and innovative.

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CCC launches 'Get It Now' service for academic institutions
- 31 Mar 2011

Non-profit copyright licensing solutions provider Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), US, has announced the launch of 'Get It Now.' The service complements academic institutions' Interlibrary Loan (ILL) borrowing services by providing immediate fulfillment of full-text articles from unsubscribed journals 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through a single, cost-effective and easy-to-use application, integrated directly into a user's workflow.

'Get It Now' was developed with the participation of The California State University system, one of the largest university systems in the world, and the Information Delivery Services (IDS) Project at The State University of New York at Geneseo. It includes content from leading journal publishers, including Elsevier, John Wiley & Sons, Wolters Kluwer, Nature Publishing Group and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Additional publishers are being added on an ongoing basis.

If patrons wish to read articles from a journal not currently subscribed to by their institution's library, they can either choose to borrow the articles via traditional ILL or click the 'Get It Now' link within their search results and have the content emailed to them. Average turnaround time for 'Get It Now' articles is less than five minutes.

'Get It Now' supplements CCC's Annual Copyright License for Academic Institutions, allowing institutions that hold the license to obtain content through the service and share it internally in many ways, including email, postings to e-reserves and course management systems, inclusion in coursepacks or for classroom handouts and scholarly research.

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Copyright Clearance Center's new Rights Delivery Platform to streamline rights acquisition process
- 02 Mar 2011

Non-profit copyright licensing solutions provider Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), US, has launched its Rights Delivery Platform, allowing 'one-stop shop' access to hundreds of millions of additional rights previously available only through RightsLink installations.

For the first time, customers can now order reprints from Elsevier, Springer, Emerald Publishing Group, American Institute of Physics, American Chemical Society, American Society of Microbiology, American Association for the Advancement of Science, New York Times and the Economist Newspaper Ltd., directly on copyright.com. Customers can also obtain permissions from major Science, Technology and Medicine (STM), university and news publishers, including Nature, Oxford University Press and John Wiley & Sons, among others, via Copyright.com.

Other new features include enhanced search by publication type, country of publication or language and the ability for international customers to pay via credit card in their local currency.

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CCC appoints former US Register of Copyrights to its Board of Directors
- 17 Feb 2011

Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), a not-for-profit organisation providing copyright licensing solutions, has announced the appointment of the just-retired US Register of Copyrights, Marybeth Peters, to its Board of Directors. The announcement was made by CCC CEO, Tracey Armstrong.

Marybeth Peters became the United States Register of Copyrights on August 7, 1994. From 1983 to 1994 she was policy planning adviser to the register. She also served as acting general counsel of the Copyright Office and as chief of both the Examining and Information and Reference divisions. Peters is a frequent speaker on copyright issues.

With Marybeth's appointment, CCC seeks to continue to expand its expertise in copyright policy matters. Having recently hosted IFRRO's annual meeting and a successful copyright policy event on Capitol Hill, CCC will continue to expand its efforts in copyright policy matters through its bi-annual OnCopyright leadership symposium and future events.

CCC advocates the responsible use of content while providing the expertise to make it simple to do so through licensing technology, certification programmes, webinars, regional workshops and more for authors, publishers, corporations and academic institutions. In September 2010, CCC announced the opening of its European subsidiary, RightsDirect.

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Publishing Technology announces first live installation of advance Contract, Rights & Royalties solution
- 09 Feb 2011

Publishing Technology plc, a UK-based provider of software and services to the publishing industry, has announced the first live installation of the new advance Contract, Rights & Royalties (CR&R) solution. Sterling Publishing, a committed Publishing Technology customer for over twenty years, is a publishing subsidiary of Barnes and Noble Booksellers, acquired in 2003.

Previously operating on the VISTA-branded Royalties system from Publishing Technology, Sterling provides its parent company with publishing and distribution rights to thousands of titles. Sterling has an active list of owned and distributed titles and annually publishes and distributes new titles. The CR&R system currently handles numerous contracts and authors and contributors in support of those products.

The new advance CR&R solution provides for the management and payment of royalties and subsidiary rights. and includes electronic interfaces to support the import of title, author/payee, and sales data. The CR&R system, from advance, manages a number of critical functions including royalty contracts, author and contributor data, royalty products and sales, royalty payment calculations, and statement production. As the system is hosted by Publishing Technology, it allows Sterling and Barnes & Noble staff to concentrate on their core businesses, while Publishing Technology provides and maintains the hardware and software environment. Publishing Technology will continue to support Sterling's VISTA Fulfilment and Warehouse Management systems.

The advance platform has recently been accredited with Supply Chain Excellence by BIC (Book Industry Communication), the independent organisation for promoting standards for electronic commerce and efficiency within the supply chain.

Publishing Technology operates across the trade and academic markets, in books and journals, print and on-line. Working with more than 500 publishers, to date, the company has operated primarily from the UK and the US, but has recently also expanded into Japan, Brazil and Germany.

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ALPSP, CCC partnership offers publishers new way to earn revenue from online content
- 02 Feb 2011

Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), a not-for-profit organisation providing copyright licensing solutions, has announced a referral partnership with the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP). As a result of this partnership, ALPSP members can earn revenue from their online content utilising CCC's Rightslink Plus service at a discounted rate. Rightslink enables licensing of text and multimedia direct from publishers' online content.

Rightslink Plus automates the permissions process for content re-use with its sophisticated transaction engine, advanced levels of pricing flexibility and licensing options.

The ALPSP claims to be the largest trade association for scholarly and professional publishers. It has more than 360 members in 36 countries, publishing scholarly content in many different ways. Over 10,000 journals are published by ALPSP members as well as numerous books, reports, databases and other products and services.

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John Kilcullen and Wendy Strothman join CCC Board of Directors
- 16 Dec 2010

Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), a not-for-profit organisation providing copyright licensing solutions, has announced the election of John Kilcullen and Wendy Strothman to its Board of Directors.

Kilcullen is a founding member of IDG Books Worldwide. Under his leadership, the company created the For Dummies brand, published dozens of international bestsellers and received over 150 awards for editorial quality, design and marketing.

Strothman is a literary agent and the founder of the Strothman Agency. Previously she was the Publisher of Trade & Reference Books at Houghton Mifflin and Publisher at Beacon Press. She currently serves on the Boards of Trustees of Deerfield Academy and of 826 Boston, a branch of 826 Valencia, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with creative and expository writing skills. She has also served on the Board of Governors of Yale University Press and as a Trustee and Fellow of the Brown University Corporation.

Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) is a global rights broker for millions of the world's most sought after materials, including in- and out-of-print books, journals, newspapers, magazines, images, blogs and ebooks. The company promotes the seamless sharing of knowledge by creating innovative licensing solutions that let academic institutions, businesses, and individuals quickly get permission to use copyright-protected materials while compensating authors, publishers, and other content creators for the use of their works.

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Bloomberg LP, Forbes and Harper Collins among new members to join CCC's Annual Copyright License for Academic Institutions
- 02 Dec 2010

Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), a not-for-profit organisation providing copyright licensing solutions, has announced new participants in its Annual Copyright License for Academic Institutions. New members include Bloomberg LP, Forbes, Harper Collins, Hearst Business Media, Indiana University Press, The Gallup Organization and McKinsey & Company, among others.

The License allows librarians, researchers, faculty and staff to collaborate freely while respecting the intellectual property of others. It is available to public and private institutions within the US, as well as these institutions' international campuses. Some of the uses covered under the license include: using copyrighted content in print and electronic coursepacks, classroom handouts, e-reserve and course management systems, internal e-mail, intranet postings, distance learning and research collaboration.

The License, which provides print and electronic reuse rights for millions of titles (books, journals, newspapers, magazines, blogs and other content), has been adopted by over 100 campuses of all types and sizes, and has over 850 publishers and 100 authors participating. These include Elsevier, John Wiley & Sons, Princeton University Press, Dow Jones, the American Medical Association, etc. Through its outreach to publishers and authors, CCC adds about 25,000 new titles per month.

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Infotrieve releases Mobile Library iPad App
- 30 Sep 2010

Information management company Infotrieve, Inc., US, has announced the release of the Mobile Library iPad app, the latest addition to its suite of software for accessing and organising enterprise content.

With the Mobile Library, users have secure access from anywhere to all corporate licensed electronic content and document repositories, as well as access to a large collection of STM content. The Mobile Library is fully integrated with Infotrieve's Content SCM content and rights management platform, and users can seamlessly switch from the iPad to their PC or Mac, as the user's workspace is automatically synchronized across platforms. Utilising Content SCM's full suite of rights management capabilities, the system ensures that corporate electronic content usage is fully compliant with all content licenses across the enterprise.

Launched in 2008, the Content SCM platform has more than 250,000 users from the corporate, public and academic sectors in 80 countries, representing 4,500 organisations from nearly every industry. To facilitate fast and intuitive access to content, users of the Mobile Library can organise personal collections containing virtually any type of content including PDFs, videos, images and audio. The Mobile Library automatically organises and cross references files based on user defined tags, and allows users to search against these personalised tags to quickly locate content of interest.

To ensure up-to-the-minute awareness of newly published research, the Mobile Library offers a variety of automatic alerts using Infotrieve's collection of more than 50 million citations, along with unlimited RSS feeds for monitoring other key content sources. Users can also capture, tag and organise citations, abstracts and other items of interest for future research, review or purchase.

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Copyright Clearance Center expands partnership programme
- 23 Sep 2010

Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), a not-for-profit organisation providing copyright licensing solutions, has announced the expansion of its partner programme and details of its recent partnerships with life sciences PDF search platform Pubget and Web-based learning resource Study.Net.

CCC works with leading application vendors, publishing platform providers and content aggregators to provide mutual customers with easy-to-use rights licensing and advisory tools within their applications' workflow. This is enabled through CCC's Web Services, which provide automated access to CCC's rich rights licensing database for the purpose of search, pricing, and ordering of copyright permissions. The partner programme has recently been expanded to include opportunities for business and academic associations, consortia and workflow enablers to improve the value of their own products and services by including licensing capabilities.

Pubget, the search engine for life science PDFs, has launched a 'Get Permissions' feature across its article pages, making one-click access to copyright licenses possible from the Pubget research platform, extending Pubget's copyright compliance efforts. Permissions now offered through Pubget include rights to post to course management systems, re-publish in journals or books, present at conferences, or make other commercial uses of the PDFs delivered through Pubget.

Study.Net, the Web-based learning resource designed to accelerate and enhance the educational experience for students and professors around the world, now allows users to obtain copyright permissions when a professor or staff member uploads digital scans of copyrighted content into Study.Net-based courses.

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CCC opens European subsidiary, RightsDirect
- 09 Sep 2010

Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), a not-for-profit organisation providing copyright licensing solutions, has announced the opening of its European subsidiary, RightsDirect. To better meet the needs of multinational corporate customers, CCC has hired Kim Zwollo as General Manager; Victoriano Colodrón as Executive Director, Collective Licensing and Operations; and Kate Alzapiedi as Business Development Director.

Zwollo will be responsible for establishing and leading RightsDirect, building key relationships throughout Europe, and driving the overall growth of European corporate license sales. Prior to joining RightsDirect, he worked for Springer Science + Business Media in various international roles for nine years. Most recently he was Executive Vice President, Sales for the EMEA (South Europe, Middle East, and Africa) region, which included responsibility for third party licensing and rights and permissions.

Colodrón is tasked with expanding relationships with European publishers, authors and their representatives. Prior to joining RightsDirect, he had served from 2000 to 2009 as Deputy CEO of Centro Español de Derechos Reprográficos (CEDRO), the Spanish Reproduction Rights Organisation. Before CEDRO, Colodron was Subdirector General and Technical Advisor of Library Coordination at the Spanish Ministry of Culture.

Alzapiedi has extensive business development and management experience from various roles at Elsevier Publishing and Excerpta Medical Communications. As Commercial Director at Elsevier she was responsible for global non-subscription sales and reprint rights across the Science & Technology division.

RightsDirect enables rightsholders and users in Europe to have access to voluntary licensing systems that have been available in the US for many years. The Multinational License sold through RightsDirect includes the rights to share content worldwide from millions of information sources, which include emailing articles to co-workers in more than 180 countries; posting content on an intranet site; including copies of published material with submissions to government regulatory agencies; and photocopying and distributing articles at company meetings.

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JISC Collections to bring out licence comparison site with DataSalon
- 02 Sep 2010

JISC Collections, an organisation that manages the acquisition and provision of digital resources for universities and colleges in the UK, will be working with DataSalon to specify and build an online licence comparison site. The site will enable librarians to view, compare and export the terms of licences expressed in ONIX-PL format. Launching at the end of 2010, it is projected to provide a user-friendly means for librarians to review individual licences, view two licences side-by-side, or compare terms across many different licences at once.

Libraries typically have many different licence agreements for their digital resources, but understanding their permissions and communicating these to users can typically be a difficult process when dealing with complex and varied paper contracts. In response, EDItEUR, an international standards group, developed the ONIX Publications License format (ONIX-PL), an XML Schema which provides a standardised way of expressing licence terms electronically. Partnering DataSalon with EDItEUR and JISC Collections, the licence comparison site project will further build on this work by making licences expressed in this format easily accessible to the UK academic library community.

DataSalon had previously worked with JISC Collections to create the Academic Database Assessment Tool (http://www.jisc-adat.com), a free online database comparison service which aims to help libraries make informed decisions about future subscriptions to online resources. It provides access to detailed information and title lists for major bibliographic and full text databases, and delivers service information for database and e-book content platforms. The site has reportedly received strong support from university librarians in the UK and worldwide since its launch in 2007.

The license comparison site will seek to repeat this success and provide librarians with an entirely new way of viewing and comparing the terms of different licences online. It will initially be launched with around 80 of the most common JISC Collections electronic licences in the system, and will be provided as a free online service to participating libraries.

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CCC announces enhancements to online licensing tool - Rightslink
- 21 Jul 2010

Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), a not-for-profit organisation providing copyright licensing solutions, has announced that it has upgraded its online licensing tool Rightslink. Rightslink allows content users to obtain instant reprint and permission services directly on publishers' websites.

The new version of Rightslink includes new features that make it easier for publishers to provide their users with the ability to obtain reprints through their respective sites. Rightslink customer emails have also been upgraded to a new look and optimised functionality.

In addition, Rightslink also allows users to obtain reprint permissions 'on the go' via the iPad, Nook and other mobile devices that support JavaScript. With knowledge professionals consuming content on evolving digital formats and publications creatively exploring new business models that include the iPad and other mobile devices, Rightslink makes it possible for publishers to monetise content wherever it is displayed.

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Thomson IP Management Services announces new release of intellectual asset management software
- 09 Jun 2010

Thomson IP Management Services, part of Information services provider Thomson Reuters, US, has announced the release of Thomson IP Manager 3.1, an enterprise-scalable software application for intellectual asset management.

Thomson IP Manager helps companies more effectively manage their intellectual assets, automating the tracking of innovations, patents, trademarks, designs, licensing agreements and more. With the release of version 3.1, users will be able to pull information from their document management system directly into their portfolio management programme and easily share it with decision makers throughout the organisation. The new release offers full integration with Documentum and Interwoven, two document management systems commonly used by Thomson IP Management Services customers. It features several other system enhancements, including the ability to quickly propagate updates to large sets of records and to configure data entry forms so they are more user-friendly and efficient.

Thomson IP Manager brings together the necessary components for IP management in a centralised repository, integrating portfolio data, work flow task management and LDAP synchronisation with corporate user data.

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Emerald enhances ePrints service with Copyright Clearance Center's Rightslink
- 20 May 2010

Academic and professional literature publisher Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., UK, announced that it now offers its ePrints through the Copyright Clearance Center's (CCC) Rightslink service. With this development, the publisher seeks to provide customers with additional flexibility in the use of copyrighted material, which has become particularly important in a digital world.

Emerald content users will now be able to more quickly and easily reuse copyrighted material published in over 180 Emerald journals and 114 eBook Series. It will increase efficiency for the large community of users who wish to lawfully request ePrints of Emerald content.

This is an addition to Emerald's permissions service which is also available through Rightslink. Since January 2008, permissions have been delivered through the CCC's Rightslink online ordering system to enable users to gain instant information and guide prices direct from the article abstract page.

According to the company, the Rightslink service will continue to support authors who assign copyright to Emerald and will not affect authors' rights to freely reproduce or republish their own work. Emerald joins the growing ranks of publishers that have adopted Rightslink. These include Elsevier, Oxford University Press, Springer, Nature Publishing Group, The University of Chicago Press and Blackwell Publishing.

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Perseus Books implements CCC's content licensing tool, Rightslink
- 23 Mar 2010

Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), a not-for-profit organisation providing copyright licensing solutions, has announced that the Perseus Books Group, US, has implemented Rightslink, CCC's point-of-content licensing tool. The implementation is projected to enable Perseus’ publishers to obtain re-use permissions directly from the Perseus website (www.perseusbooks.com). This in turn is expected to provide independent publishers with customised functionality and customer service tools to handle their permissions business.

Perseus offers publishing support to independent publishers, whether those publishers are group companies, joint ventures or owned by third parties.

With Rightslink, permission seekers can expect to quickly find the content they wish to license, determine their specific licensing needs, and then follow through to licence purchase. According to Perseus, Rightslink has allowed its permissions customers more efficient real-time licensing and also helped the company to maximise the value of its content.

CCC's licensing services, combined with its web-based applications and tools, are claimed to allow tens of millions of people worldwide - in corporations, universities, law firms and government agencies - to use and share published information with ease.

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Springer expands use of CCC’s content licensing tool Rightslink
- 04 Mar 2010

Copyright licensing solutions provider Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), US, has announced that STM publisher Springer has expanded its implementation of Rightslink on SpringerImages. Springer has been using Rightslink successfully since 2007 to instantly license customer requests to reuse content from its journals.

SpringerImages is a growing collection of about two million scientific images, tables, charts and graphs, spanning all scientific subject areas. It allows users to search fast, broadly and accurately through captions and keywords (both author-provided and user-generated). The platform provides bibliographic information for the sources, as well as one-click access to the full text, allowing users to delve deeper into the context of the image and research surrounding it.

Rightslink is CCC’s point of content licensing tool that is affixed by the rightsholder to digital content. The tool enables its customers to conduct licensing transactions of all kinds without having to leave the rightsholder’s website.

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OUP and CCC in deal to provide university customers with expanded reuse rights
- 18 Dec 2009

Copyright licensing solutions provider Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), US, has announced that Oxford University Press, Inc. (OUP-USA) has signed an agreement to license the reuse of about 100,000 books and journals from the US and Oxford University Press in the UK (OUP UK). These titles will now be more broadly available to higher education institutions subscribing to CCC’s Annual Copyright License for Academic Institutions.

With the addition of OUP, Inc., there are now over 800 publisher and author rights holders participating in CCC’s Annual Copyright License. OUP joins a growing number of rightsholders making their content available for reuse under CCC’s Annual Academic Copyright License including Elsevier, Wiley, Taylor & Francis, Dow Jones and SAGE.

CCC’s Annual Copyright License is a single, institution-wide license that provides faculty and staff with convenient, pre-approved permissions to use content in course management systems, paper and electronic course packs, electronic library reserves, research collaboration, and other educational purposes. Created in partnership with colleges and universities, the License supplements existing CCC licensing programmes available to institutions of higher education and is designed to meet the copyright needs of today’s academic institutions.

A wide variety of works are licensed through the CCC service, including in-print and out-of-print books, journals, newspapers, blogs and e-books. The Annual Copyright License has been adopted by all 15 campuses of the University of Texas system in addition to other academic institutions including Middlebury College, Walden University and SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

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Copyright Clearance Center on EContent 100 List for fourth consecutive year
- 16 Dec 2009

Copyright licensing solutions provider Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), US, has announced that it has been named to EContent magazine's EContent 100 list of companies that ‘matter most in the digital content industry’ for the fourth consecutive year. The EContent 100 list represents the best digital content companies as selected by a panel of judges who follow different aspects of the industry.

CCC's Rightsphere, Rightslink and Annual Copyright License were singled out as key products by the EContent magazine editorial staff, its contributing editors and their colleagues from Information Today, Inc.

Introduced in June 2006, Rightsphere is a rights advisory and rights management solution for corporations. It has been adopted by leading global corporations, including Pfizer, Philip Morris USA, AstraZeneca, Boeing Company, Novartis and Eli Lilly.

Rightslink is an online service that enables content users to purchase copyright permissions and reprints directly from content on the Web or in database services. Rightslink, now in use in more than 11,000 journals, magazines and newspapers, as well as thousands of books, has established itself as the de facto industry standard among major publishers for online rights and permissions.

The Annual Copyright License allows content sharing and distribution among employees of a single institution or organisation, eliminating the need to obtain individual copyright permissions.

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John Wiley & Sons selects Rightslink as online licensing solution for books and journals
- 24 Nov 2009

Copyright licensing solutions provider Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), US, has announced that publisher John Wiley & Sons has selected Rightslink as the online licensing solution for its portfolio of top scientific, technical, medical and scholarly journals, encyclopaedias, books and online products.

Wiley will add Rightslink to over 1,300 journals, by mid-November 2009. With Rightslink, users will be able to obtain permission to reproduce Wiley articles (in whole or part) directly from the article abstract online at Wiley InterScience. Rightslink will be added to over 7,500 online books and other online content during 2010.

Wiley publishes scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, encyclopaedias, books, and online products and services; professional/trade books, subscription products, training materials, and online applications and Web sites; and educational materials for undergraduate and graduate students and lifelong learners. Through Wiley InterScience, the company provides online access to a virtual library consisting of three million journal articles, 7,500 books, 100 major reference works, a dozen databases and the Current Protocols laboratory manuals.

Rightslink supports publishers online strategy by providing their customers with instant reprint and permission services. It helps generate new revenue, improve customer satisfaction, and provide publishers with valuable insight into customer buying behaviour. The solution integrates seamlessly with online content wherever it resides - on a Website, on an archive server or at a third-party aggregator. It automates the entire licensing process, from secure order processing and workflow management to real-time reporting and royalty payments while adapting to each publisher’s unique licensing requirements and business processes.

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Maney Publishing joins NESLi2 SMP e-journals content collection
- 05 Nov 2009

Academic books and journals publisher Maney Publishing, UK, has announced that it has joined the NESLi2 SMP (Small and Medium-sized Publishers) collection. Maney expects the move to make its e-journals available for licensing to a greater number of higher and further education and research communities. The complete e-journal collection is available, as well as Maney’s five specialist collections in health sciences, materials science and engineering, archaeology and heritage, history and humanities, language and literature.

NESLi2 SMP features e-content from 22 publishers around the world which are licensed by more than 190 higher and further education institutions and research councils. It seeks to provide its members with high quality e-journal content from publishers not covered by the original NESLi2 agreements. The collection is projected to offer the benefits of negotiated JISC banded subscription pricing and the security of the NESLi2 model licence.

NESLi2 is the UK’s national initiative for licensing e-journals on behalf of the higher and further education and research communities. It is estimated to have delivered savings of $13.2 million to the community in 2009. The collection offers over 7,000 e-journals to more than 190 higher and further education institutions and research councils.

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Thomson IP Management Services launches new intellectual asset management software - Thomson IP Manager 3.0
- 26 Oct 2009

Thomson IP Management Services, part of Information services provider Thomson Reuters, US, has announced the release of Thomson IP Manager 3.0, an enterprise-scale software solution for managing patents, trademarks, invention disclosures and licensing agreements. Intellectual asset management has expanded beyond the legal department to now become the focal point of many organisations. The new intellectual asset management software empowers organisations to design tailored IP processes and drive collaboration across all stages of innovation.

An exclusive, patent-pending technology, the Process Architect, allows an organisation to define and implement structured processes tailored to their unique intellectual property workflow. IP matters move seamlessly from specialist to specialist via a Collaboration Portal, ensuring stakeholder input and accelerating communication. As a company’s IP strategy evolves, the Process Architect provides unsurpassed flexibility by enabling workflows to be easily modified.

The Thomson IP Manager 3.0 release also features several system enhancements including significantly faster performance, new form letter functionality, and new ways to associate files and images with case data. This release marks the debut of Thomson IP Manager in Europe, extending the company’s IP management and payment service offerings there.

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American Physical Society selects Rightslink to automate author services programme
- 09 Oct 2009

Copyright licensing solutions provider Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), US, has announced that the American Physical Society (APS) has selected Rightslink to power its expanded author services programme. Rightslink is an online service from CCC that provides a content licensing solution for publishers.

APS has been producing journals since 1913, when they took over the operation of the Physical Review (founded in Cornell University in 1893). The Society currently publishes over 18,000 articles per year in nine different journals, covering all disciplines of physics and areas of study. APS has chosen Rightslink to automate their author services programme. This will enable APS to provide their authors with optimum service through the ability to easily order reprints and manage publication fees, while providing APS with better management control.

APS and CCC have established a close collaboration while implementing a robust Application Program Interface (API) between their systems that enables APS to remain in control of their business rules and the ability to rapidly introduce new services offered by Rightslink.

APS joins a number of other publishers who have chosen Rightslink to manage, systematise and better monetise their author services programmes. Rightslink is a proven solution used by publishers around the world to easily license and sell their content online to authors and other customers of all types. Earlier last month, STM publisher Springer expanded its implementation of Rightslink on the Springer online platform, springerlink.com. The global publisher has been using Rightslink successfully since 2007 to instantly license customer requests to reuse content from its 2,000 journals.

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Springer expands use of CCC’s Rightslink
- 18 Sep 2009

Copyright licensing solutions provider Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), US, has announced that STM publisher Springer, Germany, has expanded its implementation of Rightslink on the Springer online platform, springerlink.com. Springer has been using Rightslink successfully since 2007 to instantly license customer requests to reuse content from its 2,000 journals.

Springer processes thousands of permission requests each month for its journals. By automating this process with Rightslink, obtaining permissions for use of digital content and reprints from the Springer website will be easier than before. A more intuitive design and new, easy-to-use, drop down help menus will also help speed up the process.

Rightslink has also enabled several new options that were previously unavailable to end users, including the ability for users to pay with a variety of currencies, and the ability to ship reprints to multiple locations.

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Brill selects CCC' Rightslink service to automate online permissions
- 11 Aug 2009

Copyright licensing solutions provider Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), US, has announced that Netherlands-based scholarly publisher, Brill, has chosen CCC's Rightslink point-of-content licensing solution to enable customers to obtain reuse permissions directly from Brill's website at http://www.brill.nl.

Brill required a solution that both complemented its established reputation for excellence and helped reduce the burden of manually processing requests for permissions to reuse article content from its fast growing catalogue of journal titles. The Rightslink solution from CCC enabled them to offer permissions instantly online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Rightslink’s proven scalability and its ability to be tailored to a meet Brill's specific workflow made it a logical choice for the publisher.

With Rightslink, customers can easily license content and decide how they want to use that content based on Brill's specific business rules. Rightslink automates the purchase process with secure credit card and purchase order transactions and generates the user license at the point of content on the website.

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Fred Wiltenburg named General Manager of EBSCO in The Netherlands
- 31 Jul 2009

Information service company EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO), Netherlands, has announced the appointment of Fred Wiltenburg as General Manager of its Aalsmeer, Netherlands, office.

In his new position, Wiltenburg will be responsible for the company’s Netherlands and Flemish Belgium operations, including customer service, publisher relations, marketing and sales. He previously served as regional director with Swets. He brings with him nearly a decade of industry experience, particularly in the Dutch and Belgian markets.

EBSCO Information Services claims to be the only organisation in the world able to supply e-journal, e-package & print subscriptions; a suite of e-resource management tools and a collection of nearly 300 full-text and licensed databases for all types of libraries, research organisations and corporations. The Company also provides targeted sales representation and dedicated services for publishers.

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CCC and QUOSA accelerate Literature Management Workflows via Integrated Rights Management
- 29 Jun 2009

Copyright licensing solutions provider Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), US, and literature management software specialists, QUOSA, Inc. have announced an integration that will enable their common customers to benefit from CCC's rights advisory and management tool, Rightsphere, directly within QUOSA's literature management platform. The integration enables QUOSA users to share content within their organisations and insert full-text articles and other content into archives in a copyright-compliant manner. In addition, users can instantly check the rights status of content in Rightsphere without leaving their content management workflows within the QUOSA environment.

Rightsphere is a Web-based application that allows librarians, researchers and other information professionals to aggregate all of their company's content usage rights at a very granular level, and provides knowledge workers with an immediate way to find out what they can and cannot do with copyrighted content. This application has been adopted by global leaders in the pharmaceutical, aerospace and consumer goods industries.

QUOSA provides a leading literature management workflow solution, specifically designed for the processing and sharing of full-text articles. The QUOSA platform streamlines the acquisition, review and analysis of large bodies of scholarly articles, and the better management of search results, imported documents and alerts. Its architecture for sharing articles is designed for copyright compliance and enterprise-wide ease of use.

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QUOSA, TDNet integrate CCC's rights advisory tool into knowledge management applications
- 18 Jun 2009

Non-profit copyright licensing solutions provider Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), US, has announced that application vendors QUOSA and TDNet have integrated CCC's rights advisory and management tool, Rightsphere, directly into their knowledge management applications. By integrating Rightsphere, users of these applications can instantly check the rights status of content against their rights database in Rightsphere without having to leave their content management workflow.

Launched in 2006, the web-based Rightsphere application allows librarians, researchers and other information professionals to aggregate all of their company's content rights at a very granular level. It also provides knowledge workers with instant answers regarding their rights to use and share specific content. Rightsphere has been adopted by various players in the pharmaceutical, aerospace and consumer goods industries and is being integrated into applications from application vendors in those markets.

US-based Cubist Pharmaceuticals is among the first customers to implement a complete literature workflow solution, based on its QUOSA literature management platform integrated with Rightsphere. In addition, Cubist uses Reprints Desk for document delivery, which also includes Rightsphere integration.

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Charlesworth signs more publishers for online deal in China
- 21 Apr 2009

Publishing solutions provider The Charlesworth Group, UK, has announced that 14 international publishers will benefit from additional gross annual revenue worth over $1 million through deals negotiated by The Charlesworth Group in China. For the seventh consecutive year Charlesworth has successfully negotiated individual contracts between the publishers and the National Science and Technology Library (NSTL), a consortia headed by the Ministry of Science and Technology. These agreements provide valuable new income from this emerging market, create strong online brand recognition and promote online usage of the subscribed content by the Chinese.

Working as local agents in China, Charlesworth expands the reach of society and university scholarly publishers by providing access to their online journal and database content to NSTL's end users, which total around 550 Chinese academic institutions, research institutes, and government departments.

In a similar move, the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) announced a three-year contract with The Charlesworth Group and the National Science and Technology Library (NSTL) in March 2009. With this agreement, the Society seeks to increase international exposure to its journals Radiology and RadioGraphics.

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