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Boston Library Consortium secures multi-library document delivery agreement with Reprints Desk

Press Release: Boston Library Consortium [October 18, 2013]

Los Angeles, Calif. and Boston, Mass., November 18, 2013– Reprints Desk, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Research Solutions, Inc. (RSSS), and the Boston Library Consortium (BLC) announced today that Reprints Desk's A-Z Academic Document Delivery Collection for full-text retrieval of scholarly research papers will be made available to BLC's 17 member academic and research institutions. BLC member institutions will benefit through group purchase pricing incentives when they use Reprints Desk's external document delivery services and award-winning Article Galaxy software platform to retrieve scholarly journal articles that are not available via subscriptions. Reprints Desk will also work with libraries to analyze actual and projected content acquisition costs to best ensure that inter-library loan and document delivery services are used cost effectively.

"Our collaboration with Reprints Desk is a logical extension of the resource sharing that has been a hallmark of the Boston Library Consortium since its founding in 1970", said Susan Stearns, Executive Director at the Boston Library Consortium. "Reprints Desk offers additional efficiencies to our member institutions as well as fast turnaround for delivery of content to the member libraries' users. This is increasingly important as more and more academic and research libraries diversify their content acquisition strategies by re-thinking the role of external document delivery."

Reprints Desk's A-Z Academic Document Delivery Collection is comprised of specially priced scholarly journal articles from more than 20,000 publications – including content often embargoed by interlibrary loan (ILL) – and book chapters from tens of thousands of titles. Reprints Desk provides a high quality PDF within minutes for each document delivery request that the company receives and makes the service available for a low transactional service fee plus a special academic copyright royalty charge that can be as low as fifteen U.S. dollars. 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.

"We are excited about our collaboration with Boston Library Consortium and look forward to helping their member libraries to keep up with evolving requirements in library management and patron access," said Ian Palmer, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at Reprints Desk. "BLC member libraries and other academic customers can count on us to be dependable, transparent and trustworthy."

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. Reprints Desk was founded by Peter Derycz, a pioneer in the document delivery business since 1987 when he originally founded Infotrieve, Inc.

For more information about the A-Z Academic Document Delivery Collection, visit For more information about Reprints Desk, visit

About Reprints Desk

Reprints Desk improves how journal articles and clinical reprints are accessed, procured, and legally used in evidence-based promotions, medical affairs, and scientific, technical, and medical (STM) research. Organizations fueled by intellectual property (IP) choose Reprints Desk because of its collaborative business approach, efficient article supply system and services, and commitment to quality post-sales support. Reprints Desk has ranked #1 in the every Document Delivery Vendor Scorecard from industry analyst and advisory firm Outsell Inc. since 2008.

Reprints Desk is a wholly owned subsidiary of Reseach Solutions, Inc. (RSSS).

About Boston Library Consortium [BLC]

The Boston Library Consortium, an association of 17 academic and research libraries located in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Hampshire, supports resource sharing and enhancement of services to users through programs in cooperative collecting, access to electronic resources and physical collections, and enhanced interlibrary loan and document delivery. The BLC sustains strategic, cost-effective partnerships to achieve collaboratively what cannot be achieved singularly. Based in Boston, Massachusetts, the BLC includes: Boston College, Boston University, Brandeis University, Marine Biological Lab/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northeastern University, State Library of Massachusetts, Tufts University, University of Connecticut, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, University of Massachusetts-Boston, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, University of Massachusetts – Lowell, University of Massachusetts Medical School, University of New Hampshire, Wellesley College, and Williams College.

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Publication Year:2013
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:October 18, 2013
Publisher:Boston Library Consortium
Company: Boston Library Consortium
Products: A-Z Academic Document Delivery Collection
Libraries: Boston Library Consortium
Record Number:19020
Last Update:2024-05-03 01:52:20
Date Created:2014-03-14 16:44:27