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Cambridge U Press Fast Tracks Copyright Permissions

Cambridge Journals, a division of Cambridge University Press, has selected Copyright Clearance Center's Rightslink, an online content licensing service, to provide its readers a fast and easy way to obtain copyright permissions to share and distribute published materials directly from content pages online.

Cambridge University Press publishes 230 journals and 2,500 new books each year.

Cambridge customers can access Rightslink and order permissions directly from "Cambridge Journals Online," the company's publishing and delivery platform. Most licenses will be processed and granted immediately. The publishing company sets the level of its fees for licensing content.

"Rightslink will play a significant role in our customer service strategy in this area," said Simon Ross, director, Cambridge Journals. "It allows customers to get permissions faster and relieves our staff from processing and managing the high-volume of standard requests we receive. This will allow them to focus on expediting the higher-revenue requests. Of course, we are anticipating increased permissions revenues, and we expect to see the benefit from Rightslink immediately."

Other Rightslink users include University of Chicago Press and Oxford University Press.

About the Author

Dian Schaffhauser is a former senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning.

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