Karger Implements RightsLink® Premium For Copyright Permissions

Leading International Biomedical Publisher Automates Licensing Process with Copyright Clearance Center Solution

Danvers, Mass. – Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a not-for-profit organization and leading provider of licensing and content solutions, announced that Basel, Switzerland-based Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers has implemented CCC’s RightsLink® Premium to manage copyright permissions for its journals and books.

RightsLink Premium supports a publisher’s online strategy by providing its customers with instant reprint and permission services, 24 hours 7 days, worldwide, integrating seamlessly with online content wherever it resides: on a Website, mobile application, or archive server, or at a third-party aggregator. It automates the entire licensing process, from secure order processing and workflow management to real-time reporting and royalty payments while adapting to each publisher’s unique licensing requirements and business processes.

“RightsLink Premium has improved the usability and functionality of our content hosting platform, said Sharon Mattern Büttiker, Web Alliance Manager, Karger. “It creates a consistent user-experience, processes permissions requests in real-time, and supports our Permissions Department by freeing staff to concentrate on growing our business.”

“RightsLink Premium helps publishers generate new revenue and improve customer satisfaction,” said Miles McNamee, VP, Licensing and Business Development, CCC.  “Additionally, it provides publishers with valuable insight into customer buying behavior.”

About Karger

Karger Publishers of Basel, Switzerland, is a leading international biomedical publisher. Currently, production comprises 90 subscription and open access journals and approx. 50 book titles per year, both research and clinical, the majority of which are in English. Karger has spent the past century since 1890 as a publisher working to connect people who want to share their knowledge with those who want to learn, embracing a corporate philosophy summarized by the phrase ‘Connecting the World of Biomedical Science’. The company intends to hold to this philosophy, keeping pace with new technologies and developing practical solutions as an expression of its strong commitment to meeting the information needs of the scientific community. Visit www.karger.com.

About Copyright Clearance Center

Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) is a global leader in content management, licensing, discovery and delivery solutions. Through its relationships with those who use and create content, CCC drives market-based solutions that fuel research, power publishing and respect copyright. With its subsidiaries RightsDirect and Ixxus, CCC provides solutions for millions of people from the world’s largest companies and academic institutions.