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    October 29th, 2013LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    EBSCO Information Services Forms ILS Partnership with Australia’s Aurora Information Technology
    ~ Partnership to Make More Content Easily Accessible to Mutual Customers ~

    IPSWICH, Mass. — October 29, 2013 —EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and Aurora Information Technology (Aurora IT), an Australian-based company specializing in LMS research, develop and support, are announcing a new ILS partnership providing expanded services to customers. EBSCO and Aurora IT will collaborate to enable EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) to be seamlessly integrated into Aurora IT’s LMS system improving accessibility and usability for mutual customers.

    Director from Aurora Technology Information, Doug Coulson, sees this agreement as a direct benefit to customers. “Our partnership with EBSCO will provide our library customers with an interface that will allow them to access meaningful content more easily.”

    The agreement allows mutual customers better access to a vast array of superior content. It allows Aurora IT’s LMS users access to the leading content and features that researchers have come to rely on through EDS.

    EDS has quickly become the discovery service for thousands of universities around the world. EDS provides a full-featured experience for end users bringing together a comprehensive index and a single search approach while also offering a true academic and powerful environment in order to facilitate a comprehensive discovery experience.

    About Aurora Information Technology
    Aurora Information Technology (AIT) is a Sydney based Australian company specialising in Library Management Systems (LMS) research, development and support. AIT has been in business for 18 years and is now a leading ‘Public library’ and ‘Library for the Blind’ LMS supplier in the region. AIT most recently released self-updating LMS software to run in a Cloud/Web service environment.

    About EBSCO Information Services
    EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading provider of resources for libraries including EBSCONET®, EBSCO’s total e-resource management system, and EBSCOhost®, the world's premier for-fee online research service, including full-text databases, subject indexes, point-of-care medical reference, historical digital archives and e-books. EBSCO provides more than 375 research databases and nearly 450,000 e-books plus subscription management services for more than 360,000 unique titles including more than 57,000 online titles. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals and magazines from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers (Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government, etc.). EBSCO is also the provider of EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS), which provides each institution with a fast, single search box for its entire collection, offering deeper indexing and more full-text searching of journals and magazines than any other discovery service. For more information, visit the EBSCO Web site at: EBSCO is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.

    For more information, please contact:
    Kathleen McEvoy
    Vice President of Communications
    (800) 653-2726 ext. 2594

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    October 29th, 2013LISWire aggregatorLISWire

    Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a not-for-profit organization creating global licensing and content solutions that make copyright work for everyone, has announced a record royalty payment of $188.7 million to rightsholders in FY’13, an increase of more than 5% over the $179.4 million paid the previous year. During the last ten years, CCC has distributed $1.4 billion to rightsholders.

    “As the digital information age matures, publishers and authors face a range of opportunities and challenges,” said Miles McNamee, Vice President, Licensing and Business Development, CCC. “Our goal is to continue helping rightsholders maximize every opportunity throughout the content life cycle as more than a rights-licensing provider, but also as a partner helping authors and publishers protect their intellectual property, control costs and generate new revenue.”

    CCC provides licensing solutions to rightsholders through several solutions -- RightsLink®, Open Access and APC Management, Annual and Pay-Per-Use Licensing Services, and the Republication Service.

    About Copyright Clearance Center

    Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), the rights-licensing expert, is a global rights broker for the world’s most sought-after books, journals, blogs, movies, and more. Founded in 1978 as a not-for-profit organization, CCC provides smart solutions that simplify the access and licensing of content. These solutions let businesses and academic institutions quickly get permission to share copyright-protected materials, while compensating publishers and creators for the use of their works. We make copyright work. For more information, visit