Copyright Clearance Center and BioOne Partner to Expand Market Reach for Small Science Publishers
DANVERS, Mass., June 1, 2005—Copyright Clearance Center, the world’s premier provider of copyright licensing and compliance solutions, today announced a new strategic partnership with BioOne, a leading online aggregator of bioscience research journals.
The partnership allows independent research publishers to extend their reach into markets they ordinarily may not have the resources to pursue. Publishers that join BioOne are automatically eligible to be included in all of Copyright Clearance Center’s secondary licensing programs.
“We are extremely excited about this new relationship between BioOne and Copyright Clearance Center.” said Heather Joseph, president and chief operating officer of BioOne. She continued, “We believe it is essential for journal publishers to maximize the protection of their intellectual property and to cultivate new sources of income. Further, a proactive effort is needed to reach for the highest possible dissemination of articles for legitimate ‘fair use’. However, many society and other nonprofit publishers lack the resources for administering such efforts and might even be unaware of the programs available to them.”
Edward Colleran, director of publisher relations at Copyright Clearance Center, agreed that publishers have much to gain from this new arrangement. “This partnership gives participating publishers an opportunity to realize the full value of their intellectual property and also enhances BioOne’s services to researchers,” said Colleran.
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 streamlined, 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
BioOne is an online aggregation of, at present, 81 high-impact bioscience research journals from 63 not-for-profit publishers. Formed as an innovative collaboration of scholars, society publishers, librarians and a commercial press, BioOne’s mission is to enhance access and distribution of research by not-for-profit organizations in the fields of botany, ecology and zoology. Sold to institutional libraries, the service is available at more than 800 institutions worldwide and provides more than 600,000 full-text articles to researchers, scholars and students every month. Founded in 1999, BioOne is headquartered in Washington, DC. For more information, please visit, www.BioOne.org.
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