Danvers, Mass., October 14, 2008-Cambridge Journals, a division of Cambridge University Press, has selected Copyright Clearance Center's RightsLink®, the most widely used online content licensing service, to provide its readers a fast and easy way to obtain copyright permissions to share and distribute published materials directly from content pages online.
Cambridge University Press, founded in 1534, is one of the world's largest and most respected academic publishers. Cambridge publishes more than 230 journals and 2,500 new books each year.
RightsLink will help Cambridge's Rights and Permissions team better manage the growing quantity and complexity of permissions requests. By automating many of the standard processes and identifying those requests that need personal attention, RightsLink helps improve customer service and satisfaction. Cambridge customers can access RightsLink and order permissions directly from "Cambridge Journals Online", the company's publishing and delivery platform. Most licenses will be processed and granted immediately.
"RightsLink will play a significant role in our customer service strategy in this area," said Simon Ross, Director, Cambridge Journals. "It allows customers to get permissions faster and relieves our staff from processing and managing the high-volume of standard requests we receive. This will allow them to focus on expediting the higher-revenue requests. Of course we are anticipating increased permissions revenues, and we expect to see the benefit from RightsLink immediately."
Cambridge joins a growing list of the world's leading publishers that have selected RightsLink for online permissions and reprint ordering. These include the University of Chicago Press, Elsevier, Oxford University Press, Nature Publishing Group, Springer and Taylor & Francis.
"Publishers have found that RightsLink helps them to grow revenue, improve customer service and increase operational efficiencies," said Bob Weiner, Senior Vice President of Licensing at CCC. "Content users also are very drawn to the service as it dramatically simplifies the permission and reprint process. In short, making the process faster and easier for the customer increases revenue."
About Copyright Clearance Center
Copyright Clearance Center, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary, creates innovative licensing solutions for the seamless sharing of knowledge. CCC's licensing services, combined with its Web-based applications and tools, allow tens of millions of people in corporations, universities, law firms and government agencies to 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.
About Cambridge University Press:
Cambridge University Press is the publishing division of the University of Cambridge, one of the world's leading research institutions and winner of 81 Nobel Prizes. Cambridge University Press advances learning, knowledge and research worldwide. It publishes over 220 journals and over 2,500 books a year for distribution in more than 200 countries.
About Cambridge University Press Journals
Cambridge University Press publishes over 230 peer-reviewed academic journals across a wide spread of subject areas, in print and online. Many of these journals are the leading academic publications in their fields and together they form one of the most valuable and comprehensive collections of research available today.
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