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January 16, 2015

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Research Solutions Subsidiary Expands Reach to More than 200 Academic Libraries with Three New Library Consortiums Deals

University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions Consortium of Libraries,
Midwest Collaborative for Library Services, and the Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium to Provide Members with Preferred Pricing through 
Document Delivery Agreements with Reprints Desk

Los Angeles, CA, January 16, 2015 – Research Solutions (OTCQB: RSSS) subsidiary Reprints Desk, Inc., a top-rated document delivery supplier, today announced new agreements with University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) Consortium of Libraries, Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS), and the Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium (PALCI) to provide group purchase pricing incentives to more than 200 academic library members who are now eligible to sign up for Reprints Desk’s award-winning Article Galaxy software platform to retrieve scholarly research articles that are not available via journal subscriptions.

An alternative to interlibrary lending and borrowing, academic library consortia members rely on Reprints Desk’s Article Galaxy as an online gateway to specially priced scholarly journal articles from more than 40,000 publications as well as hundreds of thousands of book records. Reprints Desk provides a high quality PDF of the article for a small transactional fee plus a special academic copyright royalty charge that can be as low as $15.00. Participating publishers currently include Elsevier, John Wiley & Sons, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Springer Verlag, Nature Publishing Group, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and dozens of others.

Other Article Galaxy features include 24/7 ordering and customer support, integration with popular interlibrary loan (ILL) lending software such as ILLiad and RapidILL, a searchable and browsable A-Z list of participating publishers and publications, optional secondary sourcing for articles beyond the collection, and single-source billing via subscription agents.

Academic institutions, corporations and government organizations around the world rely on Reprints Desk and its online platform Article Galaxy for legal, low cost access to full-text scientific, technical, and medical (STM) content. Founded by Peter Derycz, the original founder of Infotrieve, Reprints Desk has ranked #1 overall and in each category in every Document Delivery Vendor Scorecard survey of buyers from information analyst and advisory firm Outsell, Inc. 

USMAI, a consortium comprised of 16 public university and college libraries in the State of Maryland, provides unified, cost effective and creative approaches to the acquisition, management, and sharing of information and knowledge resources. Serving more than 150 academic libraries, MCLS is a non-profit, member-driven organization whose mission is to facilitate sharing resources and to collaborate with other organizations to benefit Michigan and Indiana libraries. PALCI, formed in 1996 to spur the development of library cooperation, now serves nearly 70 academic and research libraries, private and public, in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, and New York. 

For more information about Article Galaxy’s ‘A-Z Academic Document Delivery Collection’ add-on, visit http://info.reprintsdesk.com/academic-articles. For more information about Reprints Desk, visit www.reprintsdesk.com.  For more information about Research Solutions, visit www.researchsolutions.com.

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 choose Reprints Desk because of its collaborative business approach, efficient article supply system and services, and commitment to quality post-sales support. Reprints Desk is a wholly owned subsidiary of Research Solutions, Inc.

About Research Solutions®

Research Solutions, Inc. (OTCQB:RSSS) and its wholly-owned subsidiary Reprints Desk, Inc. (www.reprintsdesk.com) are pioneers in providing on-demand access to scientific, technical, and medical (STM) information for life science companies, academic institutions, and other research intensive organizations. Our customers include 70% of the top 25 pharmaceutical companies in the world. Our cloud based software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution, Article Galaxy, provides customers with access to the over one million newly published articles each year in addition to the tens of millions of existing articles that have been published in the past, helping them to identify the content that is critical to their research. We have arrangements with numerous STM content publishers that allow electronic access and distribution of their content. In addition to serving end users of content, we also serve STM publishers by facilitating compliance with applicable copyright laws.

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