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Copyright Clearance Center Presence in Elsevier's Scopus Introduces Copyright Permissioning into Advanced Databases; Opens Linking Opportunities for Other Application and Web Services Providers
[June 24, 2006]

Copyright Clearance Center Presence in Elsevier's Scopus Introduces Copyright Permissioning into Advanced Databases; Opens Linking Opportunities for Other Application and Web Services Providers

DANVERS, Mass. --(Business Wire)-- June 24, 2006 -- Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), the world's largest provider of copyright licensing solutions, today announced that its rights licensing services will be available within Scopus, Elsevier's abstract and citation database of scientific research literature and quality Web sources. Elsevier, which is the world's largest scientific publisher and has licensed its content through CCC for more than 10 years, joins 10 other CCC integration partners, including Docutek, OCLC and Xerox.

The Scopus-CCC link, which will go live in mid-July, is designed to aid academic faculty and staff as well as corporate scientists and researchers who want to share content found in Scopus with students or colleagues. Scopus is the world's largest abstract database. Updated daily, it offers over 15,000 titles from more than 4,000 publishers.

Using the available links, librarians can now choose to allow their Scopus users to see within their search results a "Get Permissions" button when a document or article is available for licensing through CCC. By clicking on the button, users are directed to a new permissions summary page on CCC's Web site that lists all of the available electronic and print rights for that content. Users can then select the rights they want, such as sharing the content with their workgroup or posting the text in a course management system.

"We believe that placing rights licensing at the article level, where content users will see it, can support organizations and institutions with their copyright compliance efforts," said Niels Weertman, Head of Scopus Product Management.

"Integrating these capabilities demonstrates CCC's commitment to technological solutions that improve the user experience and simplify copyright permissions," said Tracey Armstrong, CCC Executive Vice President. "It underscores the growing presence of our copyright capabilities within technologies that search and find content, and we believe this integration has major implications for other search engine providers and application developers."

About Scopus

Covering the world's research literature, Scopus is the largest and easiest to use navigation tool ever built. Scopus is designed and developed with over 300 users and librarians internationally. Its unique database contains abstracts and references from over 15,000 titles from 4,000 different publishers, ensuring broad interdisciplinary coverage. In addition, Scopus not only offers users citation information about the articles covered, but also integrates web & patent searches directly from its clean and simple interface. Direct links to full-text articles, library resources and other applications like reference management software, make Scopus quicker, easier and more comprehensive to use than any other literature research tool. For more information about Scopus please visit

About Copyright Clearance Center

Copyright Clearance Center is the world's largest provider of text licensing services. These services, combined with CCC's Web-based applications and tools, allow tens of millions of people in corporations, universities, law firms and government agencies to lawfully use and share published information with ease. Since its founding as a not-for-profit company in 1978, CCC has created and expanded the markets and systems that facilitate content reuse and the distribution of royalties to publishers and authors around the world. By offering rights to millions of the world's most sought-after publications, the company plays a major role in the global knowledge economy and encourages support for the principles of copyright. For more information please visit

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. Working in partnership with the global science and health communities, Elsevier's 7,000 employees in over 70 offices worldwide publish more than 2,000 journals and 1,900 new books per year, in addition to offering a suite of innovative electronic products, such as ScienceDirect (, MD Consult (, Scopus (, bibliographic databases, and online reference works.

Elsevier ( is a global business headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and has offices worldwide. Elsevier is part of Reed Elsevier Group plc (, a world-leading publisher and information provider. Operating in the science and medical, legal, education and business-to-business sectors, Reed Elsevier provides high-quality and flexible information solutions to users, with increasing emphasis on the Internet as a means of delivery. Reed Elsevier's ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

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