Danvers, Mass. – Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a global licensing and content solutions organization, announced its award-winning Get It Now academic solution is integrated with OCLC's WorldShare Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service, the largest ILL network in the world.
Get It Now, adopted by nearly 300 institutions of higher education, is a cost-effective service that gives library patrons and staff instant access to valuable journal content from over 130 publishers. It increases operational efficiencies, streamlines article ordering and invoicing processes, and includes a comprehensive Librarian Dashboard to manage and track Get It Now article purchases and create real-time usage reports. Tightly integrated within article search and ILL workflows, Get It Now can be implemented as a librarian-mediated version, a link resolver-based unmediated version, or a hybrid of both.
"We have been approached by many WorldShare ILL libraries wanting to use Get It Now, and we listened," said Tim Bowen, CCC's Director, Academic Products & Services. "Through another successful joint development effort with OCLC, we are pleased to offer Get It Now as a fast and convenient way for WorldShare ILL libraries to obtain documents their users need, and give librarians the options they need to meet patron demand."
"WorldShare ILL automates workflows to save time for library staff, resulting in timely delivery of items to the people who need them," said Katie Birch, OCLC Portfolio Director, Global Product Management. "The integration simplifies Get It Now document purchases for WorldShare ILL users, and reduces the time needed to respond to user requests."
This integration with OCLC is based on the librarian-mediated version of Get It Now and supports payment of Get It Now article purchases through OCLC's Interlibrary Loan Fee Management service.
Get It Now was recently selected as a Top Product by readers of University Business magazine for the second consecutive year.
About Copyright Clearance Center
Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), a leading global rights-licensing technology organization, provides solutions that simplify compliance for content users, promotes the work of creators and supports the principles of copyright. A rights broker for the world's most sought-after journals, books, blogs, movies and more, CCC makes it easy for businesses and academic institutions to use, share and store copyrighted material while compensating content creators for their works. With its international subsidiary, RightsDirect, CCC serves more than 35,000 customers and 12,000 publishers around the world.
Founded in 1967, OCLC is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world's information and reducing library costs. More than 74,000 libraries in 170 countries have used OCLC services to locate, acquire, catalog, lend, preserve and manage library materials. Researchers, students, faculty, scholars, professional librarians and other information seekers use OCLC services to obtain bibliographic, abstract and full-text information when and where they need it. OCLC and its member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the world's largest online database for discovery of library resources. Search WorldCat.org on the Web. For more information, visit the OCLC website.