CCC and QUOSA Accelerate Literature Management Workflows via Integrated Rights Management
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CCC and QUOSA Accelerate Literature Management Workflows via Integrated Rights Management

DANVERS, MA., June 24, 2009—Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), the world's leading provider of copyright licensing solutions, and literature management software specialists, QUOSA, Inc. have announced an integration that will enable their common customers to benefit from CCC's rights advisory and management tool, RightSphere®, directly within QUOSA's high-value literature management platform. The integration enables QUOSA users to share content within their organizations and insert full-text articles and other content into archives in a copyright-compliant manner. In addition, users can instantly check the rights status of content in RightSphere without leaving their content management workflows within the QUOSA environment.

Launched in 2006, RightSphere is a Web-based application that allows librarians, researchers and other information professionals to aggregate all of their company's content usage rights at a very granular level, and provides knowledge workers with an immediate way to find out what they can and cannot do with copyrighted content. This award-winning application has been adopted by global leaders in the pharmaceutical, aerospace and consumer goods industries.

QUOSA provides a leading literature management workflow solution, specifically designed for the processing and sharing of full-text articles. The QUOSA platform streamlines the acquisition, review, and analysis of large bodies of scholarly articles, and the better management of search results, imported documents and alerts. Its architecture for sharing articles is uniquely designed for copyright compliance and enterprise-wide ease of use.

"RightSphere customers have told us they get tremendous value when rights management is integrated directly into their content workflows" said Bill Cohn, Product Manager, Copyright Clearance Center. "QUOSA has done an excellent job surfacing RightSphere functionality at key points in their powerful solution. Our common users can realize significant process efficiencies and optimize their investments in high value content while ensuring that they adhere to copyright policies and license terms."

"We are very pleased to have developed this important integration with CCC," said Malcolm MacKenzie, President of QUOSA." Our mutual customers can use the integrated QUOSA and RightSphere solution to streamline their workflows and avoid duplicate article orders with a copyright-compliant, full-text article archive."

QUOSA Inc. is a specialist software company focused on literature management workflows and archives which include full-text articles and patents. With a large and rapidly growing subscriber-base at leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology and other life-science companies, and in research and medical centers, QUOSA's applications are used to compress the time to insight and action across the key functions of the innovation enterprise. For more information about QUOSA, please visit the website at

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