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Document Delivery Performance Bolstered with Reprints Desk’s Completed CrossRef Digital Object Identifier Project

Ingestion of more than 40 million records from CrossRef Metadata Services
enables greater citation clean-up and sourcing automation by Reprints Desk

Los Angeles, Calif., March 28, 2014– Reprints Desk, Inc., today announced the completion of an information systems and technology project for assimilating more than 40 million digital object identifiers (DOIs) from CrossRef Metadata Services into the content transaction engine that powers the company’s Article Galaxy document delivery management system.

CrossRef assigns DOIs to millions of scholarly documents. These CrossRef DOIs provide unique identifiers and persistent links to journal articles and book chapters on the internet. Publishers provide metadata and URLs to CrossRef, and CrossRef in turn makes this metadata available for discovery through CrossRef Metadata Services. CrossRef Metadata Services will enable Reprints Desk to further boost the turnaround speed and data reporting quality for the company’s top-rated single article research retrieval (“document delivery”) service.

“CrossRef DOI records provide a standardized and scientifically sound method for improving document delivery processes and data when utilized in the manner that Reprints Desk has architected,” said Reprints Desk’s Chief Operations Officer Scott Ahlberg. “Asking document delivery suppliers if they invest in and use CrossRef DOI data is just one more way that customers can gauge suppliers’ commitment to speed and efficiency.”

Research-driven organizations rely on document delivery as a legal method for retrieving single copies of full-text research papers from scholarly peer-reviewed journals when subscriptions do not exist.  Reprints Desk has held lone honors as the top-rated document delivery supplier in every document delivery market research survey conducted by information analyst and advisory firm Outsell, Inc., since 2008. Reprints Desk was founded by Peter Derycz, a pioneer in the document delivery business since 1987 when he originally founded Infotrieve, Inc.

CrossRef serves as the digital hub of the scholarly communications community. It is a not-for profit membership organization of global scholarly publishers, shaping the future of scholarly communications through cross-publisher collaboration. CrossRef provides a wide spectrum of services for identifying, locating, linking to and assessing the reliability and provenance of scholarly content. It is also the largest DOI registration agency.

For more information about Reprints Desk, visit www.reprintsdesk.com. For more information about CrossRef, visit www.crossref.org.

About Reprints Desk®

Reprints Desk improves how journal articles and clinical reprints are accessed, procured, and legally used in evidence-based promotions, medical affairs, and scientific, technical, and medical (STM) research. Organizations fueled by intellectual property (IP) choose Reprints Desk because of its collaborative business approach, efficient article supply system and services, and commitment to quality post-sales support. Reprints Desk has ranked #1 in the every Document Delivery Vendor Scorecard from industry analyst and advisory firm Outsell Inc. since 2008. Reprints Desk is a wholly owned subsidiary of Research Solutions, Inc. (RSSS).

About CrossRef®

Since its founding in 2000, CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org) has provided reference linking services for over 65 million scholarly content items, including journal articles, books and book chapters, data sets, conference proceedings, reference entries, technical reports, and standards. CrossRef also provides collaborative services to improve trust in the scholarly communications process, including Cited-By linking, CrossCheck plagiarism screening, CrossMark update and publication record identification, and the FundRef funder identification service.

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