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Get It Now – General FAQs

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What is Get It Now?

Get It Now is a service from CCC that provides library patrons with instant access to valuable journal content from leading publishers through your ILL workflow and/or OpenURL Link Resolver. The service was developed in collaboration with The California State University system and the IDS Project at SUNY (State University of New York) Geneseo.

 
How does the service work?

Get It Now lets you control how the service is accessed by offering both an unmediated OpenURL Link option and a librarian-mediated ILL option. Get It Now can be configured in two ways:

Patron-driven unmediated model: The unmediated model is the fastest article delivery method short of subscribing to full-text.

  • The patron searches library holdings for a journal article.
  • If the full-text of the desired journal article is not available, the patron sees the Get It Now service link to request the article. The Get It Now link is configured in advance via the library’s OpenURL link resolver.
  • Depending on how Get It Now is configured, the patron either will see an order confirmation and pay no fee, or be required to pay a user fee to the institution via PayPal.
  • The full PDF of the requested journal article is e-mailed directly to the patron within 5 minutes, with a copy going to the ILL librarian.
  • The library is invoiced monthly by CCC.

ILL librarian-mediated model

  • The patron searches library holdings for a journal article.
  • If the full-text of the desired journal article is not available, the patron requests the article using library’s standard ILL request form.
  • The ILL librarian accesses the Get It Now service link via OpenURL Link Resolver or within ILLiad through the Get It Now Addon.
  • After placing the order, the full PDF of the requested journal article is e-mailed directly to the patron within 5 minutes, with a copy going to the ILL librarian.
  • The library is invoiced monthly by CCC.

Get It Now is available through other popular link resolvers or can be configured to work within ILLiad via a simple Addon available for download at the Atlas Systems website (https://prometheus.atlas-sys.com/display/ILLiadAddons/Addons+Directory).

 


Whom do I contact to learn more about Get it Now?

To learn more about how Get It Now can help you deliver even greater service to your patrons, please call 978-750-8400 ext. 2468 or email licensing@copyright.com.


Does Get It Now replace interlibrary loan?

No. Get It Now from Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) complements your interlibrary loan services by providing library patrons with the immediate fulfillment of full-text articles from unsubscribed journals — 24 hours a day, 7 days a week — through a, cost-effective, and easy-to-use application integrated into your ILL workflow and/or OpenURL Link Resolver.


How much does it cost?

Get It Now is free. You only incur a fee when the service is used.


I am an Annual Copyright Licensee, can I use Get It Now with my license?

Yes. Get It Now complements the Annual Copyright License for Academic Institutions by expanding the permitted uses of content obtained through Get It Now.

Institutions that adopt the Annual Copyright License can reuse content obtained through Get It Now in coursepacks, e-reserves, course management system postings, institution emails and more.

The Annual Copyright License allows faculty, researchers, students, and staff to share copyrighted content across the institution within course materials and for scholarly communication.


Why should I implement Get It Now?

By implementing Get It Now you:

Deliver timely access to content – Get It Now delivers high-quality, full-color PDFs of unsubscribed journal content to patrons — around-the-clock.

Increase operational efficiencies – Traditional ILL borrowing often results in unnecessary expense and wasted effort when articles arrive long after the patron needs them. Get It Now satisfies the time-sensitive needs of patrons, helps your library save time and money, and adds greater value to your institution’s library services.

Streamline the ordering and invoicing process – Instead of requiring patrons to navigate between multiple publisher websites, each with different access, payment and invoice methods, Get It Now fulfills content requests through a single centralized service.

Control how the service is accessed – Get It Now can be configured in two ways: The mediated option which lets you keep access to Get It Now behind the library desk, or the unmediated option which lets you make the service available to patrons on your library’s website


Can I 'shut' off the Get It Now link anytime?

Yes, you can ‘turn off’ or deactivate the Get It Now link anytime.


I want to be billed and submit payments through OCLC IFM.

We are currently working with OCLC to accommodate this request.


I would like a demonstration of Get It Now.

We regularly provide overviews and demonstrations of Get It Now. If you are interested in attending a session, please contact us at licensing@copyright.com. 


Is Get It Now available internationally?

No. At the present time, Get It Now is only available to US-based academic institutions.


Is Get It Now available for for-profit institutions?

No. At the present time, Get It Now is only available for not-for-profit academic institutions.




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