Research Solutions, Inc.
(OTCQB:RSSS)

Research Solutions, Inc. (RSSS)

Research Solutions' Article Galaxy Expands Authentication Solutions for Scientific, Technical and Medical Content Access with OpenAthens™ Partnership

Subsidiary Reprints Desk Partners with Eduserv to Address Challenges in Identity Management, Access, and Reporting in Scientific, Technical and Medical (STM) Research

Oct 1, 2015

ENCINO, Calif. and BATH, United Kingdom, Oct. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Research Solutions, Inc. (OTCQB: RSSS), a pioneer in providing on-demand access to scientific, technical and medical (STM) information for life science companies, academic institutions, and other research-intensive organizations announced that its subsidiary Reprints Desk, Inc. has become a reseller of OpenAthens from Eduserv. The deal expands the company's robust suite of authentication solutions for accessing databases, articles in journal subscriptions, and other copyrighted content. Reprints Desk will integrate and introduce OpenAthens' federated access management system, featuring a single username and password to its growing base of Article Galaxy customers comprised of life science companies, academic institutions, and other research-intensive organizations that rely on the company's award-winning journal content access and management solutions.

Consumers of scientific, technical and medical content seek seamless access to library resources anytime, anywhere, and on any device. However, because STM content is typically under strict copyright control and made available via databases and subscription services, access is necessarily controlled, meaning users must be authorized. Organizations often resort to IP-based authentication, but widely acknowledged shortcomings can preclude optimal cost management and usage tracking. OpenAthens solves these and other access problems by providing a single sign-on solution, simplifying access to subscription-based content. Providing users with a single username and password eliminates the need to maintain multiple logins otherwise needed to access the myriad database, journal, and online resources that researchers need.

"In the digital world researchers expect to access the research they need when and where they need it, while the role of the information professional is to ensure that the access is secure, licensed, and cost effective," said Jon Bentley, head of product management for OpenAthens. "Article Galaxy is brilliantly designed to bring the researcher to the resources they need. OpenAthens will help users make the final connection securely and without fuss."

"OpenAthens supplements the expansive authentication offerings available today inside Article Galaxy, our robust platform that simplifies journal content access and management," said Ian Palmer, Research Solutions' chief sales and marketing officer. "Multinational corporations and others that support remote or mobile access to paid content resources, now have even more reasons to utilize Reprints Desk as a single-source supplier for a variety of STM content workflow solutions, which span document delivery services, portal solutions, authentication, reference management, table of contents alerting, tools for PubMed and Google Scholar, and more."

Reprints Desk's Article Galaxy is the leading digital solution for accessing the universe of high-value STM information, connecting users to licensed holdings and other resources managed by their organizations, and enabling single-source access to purchased non-subscribed content. With the addition of OpenAthens, Reprints Desk customers have numerous options for research workflow authentication:

  • Open Athens (via EduServ)
  • Single Sign On (SSO) SAML 2.0
  • OAuth
  • Web Services
  • IP Authentication           
  • Username and Password
  • Email Authentication
  • Phone Authentication
  • Plus SMS Authentication coming soon

Corporations, academic institutions, and government organizations around the world rely on Reprints Desk and its online platform Article Galaxy for legal access to full-text scientific, technical and medical (STM) content when subscription access does not yet exist. Article Galaxy provides one-stop shopping and lowest cost acquisition of full-text journal articles from nearly any publisher without requiring the use of credit cards for each transaction. Founded by Peter Derycz, also the founder of Infotrieve, Reprints Desk has ranked #1 overall and in each category in a document delivery vendor survey of buyers conducted by Outsell since the company's inception.

For more information about Research Solutions, visit www.researchsolutions.com. For more information about Reprints Desk or the suite of authentication options available through the journal content access and management platform Article Galaxy, visit www.reprintsdesk.com.

About Research Solutions

Research Solutions, Inc. (OTCQB:RSSS) and its wholly-owned subsidiary Reprints Desk, Inc. (www.reprintsdesk.com) are pioneers in providing on-demand access to scientific, technical, and medical (STM) information for life science companies, academic institutions, and other research intensive organizations. Our customers include 70 percent of the top 25 pharma companies in the world. Our cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution, Article Galaxy, provides customers with access to the over one million newly published articles each year in addition to the tens of millions of existing articles that have been published in the past, helping them to identify the content that is critical to their research. We help our customers create and speed discoveries, save time and money, and remain copyright-compliant. We have arrangements with numerous STM content publishers that allow electronic access and distribution of their content. In addition to serving end users of content, we also serve STM publishers by facilitating compliance with applicable copyright laws.

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 fuelled by intellectual property 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 every Document Delivery Vendor Scorecard from industry analyst and advisory firm Outsell Inc. since 2008.

About OpenAthens

OpenAthens is a single sign-on solution that combines a powerful, scalable system with a simple interface. It provides seamless access for users, together with advanced management and security controls for organizations and publishers. OpenAthens has more than 4 million users worldwide including universities, medical organizations and corporate research organizations. For more information on OpenAthens see our website, watch our videos or follow us on Twitter. OpenAthens is owned by Eduserv, a not-for-profit IT services company. Services include identity and access management, managed cloud and digital development. In addition to Reprints Desk, OpenAthens is sold by partners including EBSCO, Prenax, Basch, TDNet, Totemguard, LogicQ, CNA, Innowave, Virtus, and IIN.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain matters discussed in this press release may be forward-looking statements.  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 regarding the Company's global expansion.  The Company assumes no obligation to update the cautionary information in this release.

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For further information: Ian Palmer, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Research Solutions, Inc. and Reprints Desk, Inc., ipalmer@reprintsdesk.com, +1 (415) 533-8308; or Research Solutions Investor Relations, Chris Tyson, Liolios Group, Inc., RSSS@liolios.com, +1 (949) 574-3860; Louise Eagle, Marketing Manager, OpenAthens, louise.eagle@eduserv.org.uk, +44 (0)1225 470 596


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