Tuesday, February 06, 2007
British Library launches new Reprints service
The British Library is offering customers the ability to order multiple copies of print and electronic articles from a wide range of published material more quickly than ever before. "Until now, if a customer wanted 100 copies of an article from the British Library, they would have to pay full copyright fees 100 times over," explains Mat Pfleger, Head of Sales and Marketing at the British Library. "Under our new Reprints service and following negotiation with a range of publishers, customers will now be able to benefit from sliding scale copyright fees on higher volume requests. We also aim to set a new industry standard on response times, as several of our customers have told us they have to wait between 5 and 10 days for a quote from some other providers. We aim to quote within 24 hours"