HUNTSVILLE, Ala.-December 13, 2005-Docutek, a SirsiDynix company and a leading provider of Internet software for academic, public, and K-12 libraries, today announced the release of v5.2 of Docutek ERes, its market-leading electronic reserves system. Docutek ERes v5.2 features CCC Connect, a seamless integration with Copyright Clearance Center's (CCC) rights licensing database that delivers major productivity advantages for e-reserve librarians. The new release allows users to quickly search, obtain, and modify permission when posting materials on reserve without leaving Docutek ERes.
"Now librarians can easily manage all copyright-related issues from one system," said Leah McGinnis, undergraduate librarian at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. "Connecting to CCC and getting permissions within Docutek ERes couldn't be simpler."
Docutek ERes v5.2 is the most powerful version of the system yet offered by Docutek. Communication between the CCC and Docutek systems is two-way, enabling Docutek ERes to instantly reflect a change in the copyright status of a document. CCC Connect users can check the status of special copyright requests online and have more flexibility to manage and track copyright transactions. Other new features include an improved search and order process, expanded search results, and the ability to submit "special order" permission requests to CCC.
"Docutek is uniquely positioned to provide this tool because of both our powerful rights management capabilities and our deep knowledge of libraries," said Yonn Samuels, vice president of Docutek. "For this latest ERes release, we worked closely with Copyright Clearance Center to make the permissions process faster and more convenient for librarians, thus ensuring that library content is copyright-compliant."
"Our integration with Docutek ERes dates back to 1999 and we have seen strong growth in its adoption by e-reserve librarians," said Tracey Armstrong, executive vice president of Copyright Clearance Center. "These new features and improved workflows make it easier than ever for e-reserve librarians to get permissions within Docutek ERes. We look forward to building upon and continually enhancing our partnership with Docutek."
Docutek ERes v5.2 at ALA Midwinter Meeting
Docutek will exhibit at the upcoming American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, from Jan. 20-23, 2006. Demos will be available in booth 1538.
Founded in 1995, Docutek, a SirsiDynix company, is a leader in e-learning collaboration and communications solutions for K-12, higher education, and libraries. Docutek licenses Docutek atSchool, a K-12 documents and communication tool, Docutek ERes, the leading electronic reserves software, and Docutek VRLplus, a leading virtual reference system. Docutek atSchool is installed in a number of the largest school districts in the United States. Docutek ERes is used by 3.75 million students at more than 400 college and university campuses worldwide. Docutek VRLplus is licensed by more than 250 public, academic, and special libraries worldwide. For more information about Docutek, please see www.docutek.com.
About Copyright Clearance Center, Inc.
Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), a not-for-profit organization, is the world's largest licensing agent for text reproduction rights and provider of licensing services for reproducing copyrighted materials in print and electronic formats. CCC currently manages rights relating to more than 1.75 million works and represents thousands of publishers and hundreds of thousands of authors and other creators, either directly or through their representatives. CCC-licensed customers in the U.S. number more than 10,000 corporations and subsidiaries (including nearly all of the Fortune 100), as well as thousands of government agencies, law firms, document suppliers, libraries, academic institutions, copy shops and bookstores. Copyright Clearance Center is at www.copyright.com.