Research Solutions launches an automated scholarly literature access platform for academic institutions

Article Galaxy Scholar (AGS) offers a one-stop solution to connect end users to Open Access articles.

ResearchSolutions/Reprints Desk, which provides cloud-based workflow solutions for R&D driven organizations, announced the global launch of Article Galaxy Scholar (AGS). AGS offers a one-stop solution to connect scholars, researchers, students, and others to OA articles and includes purchase or interlibrary loan options to fulfill their full-text needs. Working in concert with the library's link resolver and discovery service, the platform can extend holdings at the article level without duplicating expense or increasing demand on interlibrary loan resources.

Article Galaxy Scholar is powered by hundreds of publisher relationships to deliver articles from thousands of journals to library patrons within minutes. The custom configurations give libraries the control to manage costs by limiting purchases to select publishers, journals or to preferred users. By targeting the delivery of articles only to users who need them, the AGS service empowers libraries to strategically stay on budget and control spend, all while improving the patron user access and experience.

Solution Highlights:

  • Easy to set up and integrate with your existing library systems and workflows
  • Delivers full-text PDFs directly to the patron's inbox in minutes, 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Provides data-driven usage insights to monitor budget usage, inform acquisition and collection development planning, and validate expenses
  • Configurable, flexible administrative controls can be customized to match the library's rules, processes, and budget

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