CCC Increases Value of Copyright Licensing Services for Academic Institutions
Company adds rights for more than 9 million works to academic licensing services
SEATTLE, WA., March 12, 2009—Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), the world's largest provider of copyright licensing solutions, has added more than 9 million rights to its licensing services for academic institutions. The company added more than 1 million rights for leading foreign and domestic books, scholarly journals, newspapers and magazines under its Annual Copyright License for Academic Institutions and photocopy rights for more than 8 million foreign works under its Pay-per-use service. Since introducing the Annual Copyright License in the summer of 2007, CCC has worked with academic librarians, key rightsholders and organizations around the world to secure the necessary rights to a total of 1.5 million leading titles under the annual subscription service, and more rights are being added daily.
Among the rightsholders to most recently join the program are Taylor and Francis Journals, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the University of Chicago Press, and Westminster John Knox Press.
"We are extremely pleased to participate in the Annual Copyright License. CCC is providing a great service for both publishers and academic institutions alike by creating a convenient and cost effective way to legally use and share content in the academic environment," said Ian Bannerman, Managing Director, Journals, Taylor and Francis.
The 8 million additional foreign works in CCC's Pay-per-use service are primarily books from Spain, Germany and France. These works are available to license for photocopy use in coursepacks, classroom handouts and interlibrary loan. CCC's Pay-per-use service, currently used by more than 1,000 colleges and universities, is available 24 x 7 at copyright.com.
"We are very encouraged by both the number of rightsholders that are participating in the academic license program and the number of fine institutions which are realizing the benefits of the annual license, and specifically the convenience and administrative cost savings it provides," said Tim Bowen, Product Manager of Academic Licensing, CCC. "We will continue to increase the value of the license by adding more high-demand, high-value works from rightsholders from every country and every discipline."
CCC at ACRL
CCC is leading a panel discussion at ACRL entitled "New Challenges: Multimedia use and the Academy." The panel will take place on Saturday, March 14 at 4:00 PM in Room CD of the Sheraton Seattle Hotel & Towers and will discuss the opportunities and challenges librarians face as they introduce more video content into their archives. The panel brings together leading academic librarians and industry experts, including:
- Gary Handman MLS, Director, Media Resources Center, University of California, Berkeley
- Judith Thomas, Interim Director, Arts and Media Services, University of Virginia Library
- Jeff Ubois, Director of Archiving and Access Solutions, Intelligent Television
- Dru Zuretti, Manager of Copyright Education, CCC
CCC also invites ACRL attendees to a variety of free, in-booth presentations covering copyright law, fair use, and the Academic Annual Copyright License. Presentations are ongoing throughout the show in booth #519.
About Copyright Clearance Center
Copyright Clearance Center 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 rightsholders around the world. For more information please visit www.copyright.com.
Copyright Clearance Center and the Copyright Clearance Center logo are registered trademarks of Copyright Clearance Center, Inc.