Get It Now service from Copyright Clearance Center

November 2nd, 2011 · by spolanka · 2 Comments

I just heard about this service from a tweet at the Charleston Conference.  It sounds really interesting and worthwhile. Is anyone using it?  What are the costs?

Information below from the CCC website.

Get It Now

Get It Now from Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) complements your interlibrary loan services by providing library patrons with the immediate fulfillment of full-text articles from unsubscribed journals- 24 hours a day, 7 days a week- through a cost-effective, and easy-to-use application integrated into your ILL workflow and/or OpenURL Link Resolver.

By implementing Get It Now you:

  • Deliver timely access to content- Get It Now delivers high-quality, full-color PDFs of unsubscribed journal content to patrons.
  • Increase operational efficiencies- Traditional ILL borrowing often results in unnecessary expense and wasted effort when articles arrive long after the patron needs them. Get It Now satisfies the time-sensitive needs of patrons, helps libraries save time and money, and adds greater value to the institution’s library services.
  • Streamline the ordering and invoicing process- Instead of requiring users to navigate between multiple publisher websites, each with different access, payment and invoice methods, Get It Now fulfills content requests through a single centralized service.
  • Control how the service is accessed- Get It Now can be configured in two ways: The mediated option which lets you keep access to Get It Now behind the library desk, or the unmediated option which lets you make the service available to patrons on your library’s website.

Use Get It Now with the Annual Copyright License
Get It Now complements the Annual Copyright License by expanding the permitted uses of content obtained through Get It Now. Institutions that adopt the Annual Copyright License can reuse content obtained thru Get It Now in coursepacks, e-reserves, course management system postings, institution emails, and more.

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Deborah Lenares // Nov 3, 2011 at 11:38 am

    Hi Sue,
    We had CCC come for a visit to talk w us about it. Costs are just direct costs for the articles, generally $25-$50 depending on publisher. There are no platform or service costs.
    They’ve built a lot of flexibility into the service to allow librarians variable levels of control.
    We are very interested, but are waiting for publishers that we need to sign on.

    This can give libraries a new price point when evaluate the cost per use of journal subscriptions. It also provides better service for our patrons.

  • 2 Jennifer van Sickle // Nov 21, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    We did a webinar and are very interested in this. It will depend on whether or not GIN works with Serials Solutions.