• Article Galaxy Blog

March 9, 2017

Did you just pay for the Same Article Twice?

Posted by: Mitja-Alexander Linss

Like you, we hate it when that happens. With budgets tightening a bit more every year, you need to get the most from what you’ve already got in your current holdings and subscriptions. At the end of the day, hidden documents are just another form of hidden costs that eat at your budget and give nothing in return. And how many times has it happened?

 Wouldn’t it be great if there were a way to find out if you already have access to an article before you buy it? Oh, wait a minute—there is!

 We actually run every new document order through a sophisticated set of filters—set up specifically for your organization—to determine which documents are covered by your subscriptions and holdings, which are available via open access, and other channels so you’ll never pay for anything you don’t have to. These articles aren’t cheap, and so the last thing you want is to be ordering things to which you already have access. When the filters discover that you do indeed already have access, instead of charging a new delivery fee, we simply provide you with a direct article link, preserving the value of your investments, and saving you a bundle in the process.

 Whether you are filtering for content already in your Article Shelf repository, or via subscriptions, pre-paid publisher token accounts, print holdings, or rentals, we can help you dial in the most efficient filtering configurations, based on your unique needs and preferences. It’s actually pretty easy.

 Working hand-in-hand with the filters is Article Galaxy’s Link Resolver add-on, which integrates seamlessly with your preferred discovery environments, bypassing all the obstacles, and delivering the full text articles. No need to check your subscriptions, holdings, rights, Open Access availability, or anything else; Article Galaxy’s link resolver does it all for you. Simply place your order requests within the Article Galaxy Widget overlay, and the intelligent filters take care of the rest.

 In the process, these filters also eliminate the guesswork associated with maintaining copyright compliance, so again, you can rest assured. When you do need to acquire new content, you will get it under the best possible terms. And that includes never having to pay for it twice.

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