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Saturday, 16th March 2013

Reprints Desk Launches Document Delivery Service for Academic Institutions

By Africa S. Hands

From the press release:

Reprints Desk, Inc., a Research Solutions company, announced the launch of A-Z Academic Document Delivery Collection, a new single-article document delivery retrieval service for academic libraries that provide literature acquisition services to faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students. University of Washington Libraries was among the first users of this new service, which Reprints Desk initially launched to a limited number of academic institutions in 2012.

Academic institutions, corporations, and government organizations use document delivery as a legal method for retrieving single copies of full-text papers from scholarly peer-reviewed journals when subscription access does not exist.

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Africa S. Hands is an independent librarian with a focus on helping professionals understand and utilise social media and search engines through one-on-one tutorials and small group workshops. Africa tweets (@africahands) on resources of interest to information and higher education professionals.

Africa can be reached at africa.hands@freepint.com

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