Elsevier Selects RightsLink® for Online Copyright Permissions
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Elsevier Selects RightsLink® for Online Copyright Permissions

World's Largest STM Publisher Views CCC's Service as Key to Customer Support

DANVERS, Mass., April 24, 2007—Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), the world's largest provider of copyright licensing solutions, announced today that Elsevier, the world's largest scientific, technical and medical (STM) publisher, has selected CCC's RightsLink® service for online ordering of copyright permissions. RightsLink will improve customer service by providing a highly efficient, real-time service for Elsevier content users to use copyrighted material published in 2,000 Elsevier journals.

Over the last year CCC's RightsLink service has firmly established itself as the de facto industry standard among major publishers for online rights and permissions. Publishers using RightsLink significantly increase their rights and permissions revenues while saving on handling and transaction costs.

"RightsLink was the easy choice for improving customer responsiveness and accelerating turn-around times for copyright permissions," said Helen Gainford, Elsevier's Director of Global Rights. "RightsLink has a strong track record of success and we've been highly impressed with its ease-of-use and its ability to deliver quality customer service directly from our own content."

RightsLink will enable Elsevier journal subscribers to order permissions directly through ScienceDirect (www.sciencedirect.com), Elsevier's major full-text platform that offers more than a quarter of the world's STM information-over 8 million articles online from over 2,000 peer-reviewed journals published in 24 fields of science. More than 1 billion articles have been downloaded on ScienceDirect by scientists, teachers and researchers since its launch in 1999.

Elsevier joins a growing roster of industry leaders that have selected RightsLink. These include Oxford University Press, Springer, Nature Publishing Group, The University of Chicago Press, Blackwell Publishing, the American Medical Association, BMJ Publishing Group, Palgrave MacMillan and Taylor & Francis. Other notable publishers using RightsLink include Dow Jones, The New York Times, USA Today, The University of California Press, O'Reilly Media, Time Inc., CMP Media, Reed Business Information and MSNBC.

"Publishers increasingly are relying on RightsLink as a mainstay of their customer service and digital content strategies," said Bob Weiner, Senior Vice President, CCC. "The addition of Elsevier marks another major milestone for CCC's RightsLink service, the leader in online, point-of-content rights and permissions."

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. Working in partnership with the global science and health communities, Elsevier's 7,000 employees in over 70 offices worldwide publish more than 2,000 journals and 1,900 new books per year, in addition to offering a suite of innovative electronic products, such as ScienceDirect, MD Consult, Scopus, bibliographic databases, and online reference works.

Elsevier is a global business headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and has offices worldwide. Elsevier is part of Reed Elsevier Group plc, a world-leading publisher and information provider. Operating in the science and medical, legal, education and business-to-business sectors, Reed Elsevier provides high-quality and flexible information solutions to users, with increasing emphasis on the Internet as a means of delivery. Reed Elsevier's ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

About ScienceDirect
Over a quarter of the world's full text scientific, technical and medical (STM) articles—managed by renowned editors, written by respected authors and read by researchers from around the globe—are available in one place: ScienceDirect (www.sciencedirect.com).

Elsevier's extensive and unique full-text collection covers authoritative titles from the core scientific literature including high impact factor titles such as THE LANCET, Cell and Tetrahedron. Over seven-and-a-half million articles are available online, including Articles in Press which offer rapid access to recently accepted manuscripts. The critical mass of information available on ScienceDirect is unsurpassed. Coverage includes over 2,000 journals published by Elsevier and dynamic linking to journals from approximately 2,000 STM publishers through CrossRef. An expanding program of online major reference works, handbooks and book series in all fields of science seamlessly interlinks with primary research referenced in journal articles.

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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