DANVERS, Mass., April 5, 2005 – Copyright Clearance Center, the world's premier provider of copyright licensing and compliance solutions, and Sirsi Corporation, a global provider of library information management services, today announced a partnership that has delivered two integrated library solutions to streamline copyright compliance for libraries.
Direct linking to Copyright Clearance Center's online permission services from Sirsi Resolver, an OpenURL resolution system, enables librarians and staff to secure copyright permission for ILL, reserves, document delivery and other uses. Sirsi Resolver provides access to a wide array of electronic resources; the integration enables librarians and staff accessing that electronic content to quickly and easily clear copyright permission directly through copyright.com. Library staff can also request permission to reuse content from within Sirsi's metasearch and OPAC services. Access to Copyright Clearance Center from the Sirsi Resolver is available to all Resolver customers immediately.
The two companies also announced improved integration with Docutek ERes, the leading electronic reserves software. While the previous ERes integration featured a smart link to copyright.com, this advanced integration will enable librarians and staff to secure copyright permissions without ever leaving the ERes system. Pricing and permission requests are initiated and displayed in ERes while they are processed through Copyright Clearance Center's rights database via the Internet. Library staff can fulfill permission requests for e-reserve posting faster and more efficiently.
“We have partnered with Copyright Clearance Center to give our customers streamlined access to permissions for the copyrighted content they provide to their patrons,” said Berit Nelson, Sirsi's vice president of product management. “These are powerful solutions that our customers have been asking for.”
“We have seen e-reserve use by academic libraries grow dramatically over the past few years, and implementation of link resolvers is also on the rise,” said Tracey Armstrong, executive vice president of Copyright Clearance Center. “These integrated solutions enable libraries to leverage their technology investments, with improved workflows that put copyright permission at the point of content reuse.”
The integration was accomplished through Copyright Clearance Center's Copyright Integration Services. Used by software application vendors, web services providers, course pack providers, and other commercial and academic organizations to integrate copyright permissions into their applications, Copyright Integration Services allow users to obtain copyright permission quickly and easily within their application. The end result is a streamlined workflow that reduces errors and increases productivity. For more information on Copyright Integration Services, please visit copyright.com/partners.
About Copyright Clearance Center, Inc.
Copyright Clearance Center is the world's premier provider of copyright licensing and compliance solutions for the information content industry. A trusted intermediary between copyright holders and content users, the company facilitates the exchange of reuse rights and royalties through a wide range of licensing services. Copyright Clearance Center manages the rights to millions of works and represents more than 9,600 publishers and hundreds of thousands of authors and other creators. The company's comprehensive, convenient compliance solutions enable more than 10,000 corporations and subsidiaries, including nearly all of the Fortune 100, and thousands of government agencies, law firms, document suppliers, libraries, academic institutions, copy shops and bookstores to respect the rights of copyright holders and lawfully reuse the copyright-protected information they need to drive their business. Founded in 1978, Copyright Clearance Center is headquartered in Danvers, Massachusetts. For more information, visit copyright.com.
About Sirsi Corporation
Founded in 1979, Sirsi Corporation develops, sells, and supports a comprehensive integrated suite of software solutions for meeting the information management and sharing needs of libraries and library users around the world. From the open, evolutionary integrated library system technology in the Sirsi Unicorn Library Management System… to leading-edge data analysis and intelligence tools in Sirsi Director's Station… to leading-edge solutions such as Sirsi Rooms 2.0 for library users seeking unparalleled access to the world of knowledge… Sirsi and its partners provide the broadest array of information management products and services for the library community. Sirsi solutions serve more than 10,000 libraries in the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific. For more information about Sirsi, please see www.sirsi.com.