Research Solutions Subsidiary Expands Reach to More than 200 Academic Libraries with Three New Library Consortiums Deals

Research Solutions Subsidiary Expands Reach to More than 200 Academic Libraries with Three New Library Consortiums Deals

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Research Solutions (OTCQB: RSSS) subsidiary Reprints Desk, Inc., a top-rated document delivery supplier, today announced new agreements with University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) Consortium of Libraries, Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS), and the Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium (PALCI) to provide group purchase pricing incentives to more than 200 academic library members who are now eligible to sign up for Reprints Desk’s award-winning Article Galaxy software platform to retrieve scholarly research articles that are not available via journal subscriptions.

An alternative to interlibrary lending and borrowing, academic library consortia members rely on Reprints Desk’s Article Galaxy as an online gateway to specially priced scholarly journal articles from more than 40,000 publications as well as hundreds of thousands of book records. Reprints Desk provides a high quality PDF of the article for a small transactional fee plus a special academic copyright royalty charge that can be as low as $15.00. Participating publishers currently include Elsevier, John Wiley & Sons, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Springer Verlag, Nature Publishing Group, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and dozens of others.

Other Article Galaxy features include 24/7 ordering and customer support, integration with popular interlibrary loan (ILL) lending software such as ILLiad and RapidILL, a searchable and browsable A-Z list of participating publishers and publications, optional secondary sourcing for articles beyond the collection, and single-source billing via subscription agents.

Academic institutions, corporations and government organizations around the world rely on Reprints Desk and its online platform Article Galaxy for legal, low cost access to full-text scientific, technical, and medical (STM) content. Founded by Peter Derycz, the original founder of Infotrieve, Reprints Desk has ranked #1 overall and in each category in every Document Delivery Vendor Scorecard survey of buyers from information analyst and advisory firm Outsell, Inc.

USMAI, a consortium comprised of 16 public university and college libraries in the State of Maryland, provides unified, cost effective and creative approaches to the acquisition, management, and sharing of information and knowledge resources. Serving more than 150 academic libraries, MCLS is a non-profit, member-driven organization whose mission is to facilitate sharing resources and to collaborate with other organizations to benefit Michigan and Indiana libraries. PALCI, formed in 1996 to spur the development of library cooperation, now serves nearly 70 academic and research libraries, private and public, in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, and New York.

For more information about Article Galaxy’s ‘A-Z Academic Document Delivery Collection’ add-on, visithttp://info.reprintsdesk.com/academic-articles. For more information about Reprints Desk, visitwww.reprintsdesk.com.  For more information about Research Solutions, visitwww.researchsolutions.com.

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