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Reprints Desk Launches Document Delivery Service for Academic Institutions, Announces Usage by University of Washington Libraries

The collection-based service supplements interlibrary loan (ILL), providing same day acquisition of scholarly peer-reviewed journal articles

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Reprints Desk, Inc., a Research Solutions company, announced today 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. 

"Document delivery has always been a part of our services for UW libraries users, and this service gives us added benefits of both speed and effective use of funds,” said Heidi Nance, Head of Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery services at University of Washington Libraries.

The collection, comprised of content from leading publishers, includes more than 14,000 journal titles and single chapters from more than 10,000 books. Reprints Desk provides a high quality PDF within minutes for each document delivery request that the company receives. Reprints Desk makes the service available for a low transactional service fee plus a special academic copyright royalty charge that is normally between fifteen to twenty-five U.S. dollars. 

“The A-Z Academic Document Delivery Collection is an important addition to academic institutions’ collection management mix, offering significant cost savings over commercial document delivery rates and in many cases ILL,” said Ian Palmer, Head of Sales and Marketing. “As part of our ‘no hassle’ approach to customer engagement, academic institutions can sign up and start ordering the same day without pressure to buy anything additional services from Reprints Desk. Customers can also count on us to get the scholarly papers they need when time is of the essence since we’ve now integrated our flagship document delivery service capabilities featuring no collection limitations and 24-hour a day fulfillfment.”  

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. Reprints Desk has held lone honors as the top-rated document delivery supplier in every document delivery market research survey conducted by information analyst and advisory firm Outsell, Inc., since 2008. Reprints Desk was founded by Peter Derycz, a pioneer in the document delivery business since 1987 when he originally founded Infotrieve, Inc.


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About Reprints Desk®
Reprints Desk improves how journal articles and clinical reprints are accessed, procured, and legally used in evidence-based promotions, medical affairs, and scientific, technical, and medical (STM) research. Organizations fueled by intellectual property (IP) choose Reprints Desk because of its collaborative business approach, efficient article supply system and services, and commitment to quality post-sales support. Reprints Desk has ranked #1 in the every Document Delivery Vendor Scorecard from industry analyst and advisory firm Outsell Inc. since 2008.

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Public and Media Relations Contacts:



Ian Palmer, Head of Sales & Marketing   
Reprints Desk, Inc. | +1 (415) 533.8308    


Heidi Nance, Head, ILL & Document Delivery Services
University of Washington Libraries | +1 (206) 543-4214


Reprints Desk, Inc.
Editorial Contact:
Ian Palmer
+1 (415) 533-8308