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Research Solutions Signs Multi-Library Agreement with the Boston Library Consortium

Nov 19, 2013

LOS ANGELES and BOSTON, Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Research Solutions, Inc. (RSSS), a business-to-business information services and software company, and the Boston Library Consortium (BLC) announced today a group purchasing agreement for BLC academic and research member institutions to access the content retrieval systems and services from Research Solutions' wholly-owned subsidiary Reprints Desk. BLC member institutions including Boston University and the University of Massachusetts - Amherst will benefit through group purchase pricing incentives when they use Reprints Desk's external document delivery services and award-winning Article Galaxy software platform to retrieve scholarly journal articles that are not available via subscriptions.

"Our collaboration with Reprints Desk is a logical extension of the resource sharing that has been a hallmark of the Boston Library Consortium since its founding in 1970," said Susan Stearns, Executive Director at the Boston Library Consortium. "Reprints Desk offers cost efficiencies to our member institutions as well as fast turnaround for delivery of content to the member libraries' users.  This is increasingly important as more and more academic and research libraries diversify their content acquisition strategies by re-thinking the role of external document delivery."

Reprints Desk's A-Z Academic Document Delivery Collection is comprised of specially priced scholarly journal articles from more than 20,000 publications and book chapters from more than 100,000 titles. Reprints Desk provides a high quality PDF within minutes for each document delivery request that the company receives via an online platform and makes the service available for a low transactional service fee plus a special academic copyright royalty charge. Participating publishers currently include Elsevier, John Wiley & Sons, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Springer Verlag, Nature Publishing Group, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and dozens of others.

"The group purchasing agreement between the Boston Library Consortium and Research Solutions' affiliate is a win-win arrangement," said Ian Palmer, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at Reprints Desk. "BLC is able to leverage its purchasing power, BLC members receive access to our top-rated services, and Research Solutions acquires multiple new customers that can benefit from the services of its portfolio companies."

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.

For more information about Research Solutions, visit www.researchsolutions.com.  For more information, please contact Ian Palmer at +1 (415) 533-8308.

About Research Solutions, Inc.
Research Solutions (RSSS) and its wholly-owned subsidiary Reprints Desk (www.reprintsdesk.com) deliver research information services and software to research-intensive organizations in Life Sciences and other industries.

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.

About Boston Library Consortium [BLC]
The Boston Library Consortium, an association of 17 academic and research libraries located in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Hampshire, supports resource sharing and enhancement of services to users through programs in cooperative collecting, access to electronic resources and physical collections, and enhanced interlibrary loan and document delivery. The BLC sustains strategic, cost-effective partnerships to achieve collaboratively what cannot be achieved singularly. Based in Boston, Massachusetts, the BLC includes: Boston College, Boston University, Brandeis University, Marine Biological Lab/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northeastern University, State Library of Massachusetts, Tufts University, University of Connecticut,  University of Massachusetts-Amherst, University of Massachusetts-Boston,  University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, University of Massachusetts – Lowell,  University of Massachusetts Medical School, University of New Hampshire, Wellesley College, and Williams College.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain matters discussed in this press release may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Such matters involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially, including the following: changes in economic conditions; general competitive factors; acceptance of the Company's products in the market; the Company's success in obtaining new customers; the Company's success in technology and product development; the Company's ability to execute its business model and strategic plans; the Company's success in integrating acquired entities and assets, and all the risks and related information described from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including the financial statements and related information contained in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and interim Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.  Examples of forward-looking statements in this release include statements related to new products, anticipated revenue and profitability.  The Company assumes no obligation to update the cautionary information in this release.

SOURCE Research Solutions, Inc.

For further information: Public and Media Relations Contacts: Ian Palmer, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Reprints Desk, Inc., P: +1 (415) 533.8308, E: [email protected]; or Susan M. Stearns, Executive Director, Boston Library Consortium, P: +1 (617) 262-6244, E: [email protected]

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