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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