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Oxford University Press Selects RightsLink® for Online, Automated Copyright Permissions

Copyright Clearance Center's Solution Improves Customer Satisfaction by Accelerating Response Time to Re-use Requests

DANVERS, Mass., Sept. 6, 2006—Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), the world's largest provider of copyright licensing and compliance solutions, today announced that Oxford Journals, a division of Oxford University Press (OUP), has selected RightsLink® as its automated, online permissions licensing solution. Oxford Journals is using RightsLink to provide a faster, more efficient way for customers to secure permission to reuse content from more than 170 Oxford Journals publications.

Oxford Journals processes hundreds of permission requests each month for its journals, and will now utilize RightsLink to automate and streamline this business while delivering a higher level of service to its customers. RightsLink enables Oxford Journals customers to secure permissions to reuse digital content directly from the company's online platform, http://www.oxfordjournals.org/.

"RightsLink has provided us with a much more streamlined way to offer permissions for reuse to our customers," said Fiona Bennett, Head of Rights and New Business Development, Oxford Journals. "The use of RightsLink will vastly improve the efficiency of our permissions services by taking out a lot of routine administration, improving our customer services, and helping us to monitor our permissions activity a lot more vigorously. We expect to see immediate benefits for our customers with the RightsLink functionality."

RightsLink is enjoying fast growth throughout STM publishing. In addition to Oxford Journals, RightsLink has been selected in recent months by Nature Publishing Group, British Medical Journal, Springer and Blackwell Publishing for online permissions or reprint ordering.

"As a major international publisher of academic and research journals, Oxford Journals publishes and develops titles in partnership with the world's most prestigious learned societies, and its content is in tremendous demand from subscribers to reuse among colleagues and business partners," said Bob Weiner, Senior Vice President, Licensing, CCC. "To garner the full value of that content, customers need to share it as rapidly as possible. RightsLink plays a critical role in facilitating the exchange of knowledge."

For information on using RightsLink for Oxford Journals content please visit: http://www.oxfordjournals.org/access_purchase/rights_permissions.html.

About Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press (OUP), a department of the University of Oxford, is the world's largest and most international university press. Founded in 1478, it currently publishes more than 4,500 new books a year, has a presence in over fifty countries, and employs some 3,700 people worldwide. It has become familiar to millions through a diverse publishing programme that includes scholarly works in all academic disciplines, bibles, music, school and college textbooks, children's books, materials for teaching English as a foreign language, business books, dictionaries and reference books, and journals. Read more about OUP

About Oxford Journals
Oxford Journals, a Division of OUP, publishes over 180 journals covering a broad range of subject areas, two-thirds of which are published in collaboration with learned societies and other international organizations. The collection contains some of the world's most prestigious titles, including Nucleic Acids Research, JNCI (Journal of the National Cancer Institute), Brain, Human Reproduction, English Historical Review, and the Review of Financial Studies. Read more about Oxford Journals

About Copyright Clearance Center
Copyright Clearance Center is the world’s largest provider of text licensing services. These services, combined with CCC’s Web-based applications and tools, allow tens of millions of people in corporations, universities, law firms and government agencies to lawfully use and share published information with ease. Since its founding as a not-for-profit company in 1978, CCC has created and expanded the markets and systems that facilitate content reuse and the distribution of royalties to publishers and authors around the world. By offering rights to millions of the world’s most sought-after publications, the company plays a major role in the global knowledge economy and encourages support for the principles of copyright. For more information please visit www.copyright.com.


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