Sirsi Corporation and Copyright Clearance Center Partner

Apr 08, 2005

Copyright Clearance Center, a provider of copyright licensing and compliance solutions, and Sirsi Corporation, a provider of library information management services, have announced a partnership that has delivered two integrated library solutions to streamline copyright compliance for libraries.

Direct linking to Copyright Clearance Center's online permission services from Sirsi Resolver, an OpenURL resolution system, enables librarians and staff to secure copyright permission for ILL, reserves, document delivery, and other uses. Sirsi Resolver provides access to a variety of electronic resources; the integration enables librarians and staff accessing that electronic content to clear copyright permission directly through Library staff can also request permission to reuse content from within Sirsi's metasearch and OPAC services. Access to Copyright Clearance Center from the Sirsi Resolver is available to all Resolver customers immediately.

The two companies also announced improved integration with Docutek ERes, an electronic reserves software. While the previous ERes integration featured a smart link to, this advanced integration is expected to enable librarians and staff to secure copyright permissions without leaving the ERes system. Pricing and permission requests are initiated and displayed in ERes while they are processed through Copyright Clearance Center's rights database via the Internet. Library staff can fulfill permission requests for ereserve posting faster and more efficiently.

The integration was accomplished through Copyright Clearance Center 's Copyright Integration Services. Used by software application vendors, Web services providers, course pack providers, and other commercial and academic organizations to integrate copyright permissions into their applications, Copyright Integration Services are designed to allow users to obtain copyright permission quickly and easily within their application.