April 19, 2016 – Copibec and Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) are pleased to announce its newest partnership with Concordia University in Montreal, which becomes the first Quebec university to use Get It Now. This service, already adopted by some 350 US higher education institutions, gives CEGEPs and universities access to millions of scientific articles, most of which can subsequently be copied under licenses offered by Copibec to the education sector.

Andréa Harland, Head of Interlibrary Loans of Concordia University explains why the University has integrated Get It Now: “Concordia’s Libraries subscribed to Get It Now have more options in providing resources to their researchers.” Indeed, the service offers libraries of CEGEPs and universities instant access to leading publishers’ content, and at affordable costs. This innovative solution integrated into the library’s catalog makes ordering items easier and includes a dashboard that allows librarians to monitor the volume of purchases and generate real-time reports.

“We are very proud to bring Quebec universities innovative solutions which, like the reproduction licenses offered by Copibec, combine flexibility and sound management,” said Frédérique Couette, the Acting Executive Director of Copibec who also commends the University for its respect for creators.

“We are pleased that Concordia University is using Get It Now to expand its virtual collection for the benefit of their researchers, students, and staff,” said Tim Bowen, Director, Academic Products & Services, CCC. “Get It Now, combined with Copibec’s reproduction license, is a robust solution to quickly and cost-effectively obtain unsubscribed journal articles and legally share that content for research and scholarship.”

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.

About Copibec

The Société québécoise de gestion collective des droits de reproduction, commonly
referred to as Copibec, is a not-for-profit collective that was founded in 1997 by Quebec
authors and book publishers in the Union des écrivaines et écrivains québécois (UNEQ)
and the Association nationale des éditeurs de livres (ANEL). Since then, Copibec’s
membership has expanded to include various other organizations representing visual
artists and newspaper and periodical authors and publishers.

Through licences with publishers from Quebec and bilateral agreements with other
reproduction rights organizations, Copibec currently represents publishers from more
than 30 countries around the world. It also manages more than 700 licences signed with
users from different horizons.