Danvers, Mass. – Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a firm dedicated to creating global licensing and content solutions that make copyright work, recently brought publishers together for a forum at the Harvard Club in New York City for its sixth annual RightsLink® Roundtable to discuss and discover shared success, challenges, and new ideas for future development of the platform.

Attendees reviewed the RightsLink Product Roadmap and explored plans for reporting tools that reflect evolving business intelligence needs. Topics discussed included publisher administration tools, value-added opportunities in reporting, value-added opportunities in workflow, and vertical market opportunities.

For more than a decade, publishers of all sizes have depended on RightsLink’s powerful transactional service to facilitate permissions requests for copyrighted articles, images, mobile and new media content right from their websites. With RightsLink, publishers can eliminate costs associated with manual processing of online licensing, allowing permissions staff to focus on high-value activity. Each RightsLink implementation is configured to support the publisher’s unique business and pricing rules, and offers reporting tools that help publishers analyze their permissions business and identify areas of growth.

Publisher participants included AAAS, AIP, American Physical Society, ASCO, ASTM, BMJ, Dow Jones, Elsevier, Emerald Publishing Group, IEEE, Mass Medical, Nature Publishing Group, Oxford University Publishing, SAGE Publications, Springer, John Wiley & Sons, and Wolters Kluwer.

“Our publishers gave us outstanding feedback during the Roundtable,” said Darren Gillgrass, Director, Rightsholder Products and Services, CCC. “We heard a number of great ideas that will immediately impact our Product Roadmap decisions, both short- and long-term. Our team will continue to work closely with all of our customers to refine and enhance the RightsLink publisher and user experience.”

CCC plans to continue the Roundtable conversation with roadmap updates, topic-specific
webinars and individual follow-up discussions.

Beyond enhancements to RightsLink, CCC is taking additional steps to bring new value to its customers. In May, CCC acquired London-based Ixxus, a software professional services firm and leading provider of publishing solutions that reinvent the way organizations work with content.

About CCC

A pioneer in voluntary collective licensing, CCC helps organizations integrate, access, and share information through licensing, content, software, and professional services. With expertise in copyright, information management, artificial intelligence, and machine learning, CCC and its subsidiary RightsDirect collaborate with stakeholders to design and deliver innovative information solutions that power decision-making by harnessing information from a wide variety of data sources and content assets.