Research Solutions Expands Content Delivery Services to Academic Market; Announces Usage by University of Washington Libraries
LOS ANGELES, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Research Solutions, Inc. (RSSS), a business-to-business information services and software company, announced today the launch of a new single-article content retrieval platform for academic libraries by wholly-owned subsidiary Reprints Desk (www.reprintsdesk.com). The new software service facilitates paid access to copyright-protected literature, commonly known as 'document delivery,' by faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students. University of Washington Libraries was among the first users of this new service, which Reprints Desk initially launched to a limited number of academic institutions in 2012.
"Document delivery has always been a part of our services for UW libraries users, and this service gives us added benefits of both speed and effective use of funds," said Heidi Nance, Head of Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery services at University of Washington Libraries.
The content retrieval platform features a collection of content from leading publishers including more than 14,000 journal titles and single chapters from more than 10,000 books. A high quality PDF is provided for each document delivery request for a low service fee plus a special academic copyright royalty charge that is normally between fifteen to twenty-five U.S. dollars.
"With scholarly literature owning such an important role in higher education, the re-packaging of Research Solutions' services is a natural extension of core capabilities that will deliver real value to customers," said Peter Derycz, Research Solutions Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "This new software service also represents Research Solutions' continued focus on growth by serving new markets and customers, in addition to increasing the total available market."
Academic institutions, corporations, and government organizations use document delivery as a legal method for retrieving single copies of full-text papers from scholarly peer-reviewed journals when subscription access does not exist. Reprints Desk has held lone honors as the top-rated document delivery supplier in every document delivery market research survey conducted by information analyst and advisory firm Outsell, Inc., since 2008. Parent company Research Solutions changed its name and stock ticker symbol from Derycz Scientific (DYSC) in March 2013.
For more information, please contact Ian Palmer at +1 (415) 533-8308. Additional information can also be found online at www.deryczscientific.com until the new Research Solutions website is published.
About Research Solutions, Inc.
Research Solutions (formerly Derycz Scientific, Inc.) and its wholly-owned subsidiary Reprints Desk (www.reprintsdesk.com) deliver research information services and software to research-intensive organizations in Life Sciences and other industries.
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