May 19, 2022

Milestones: Over 100 Academic Institutions Now Utilizing Copyright Clearance Center “Get it Now” Service

From CCC:

Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a not-for-profit organization and leading provider of licensing solutions, announces over 100 campuses have signed up for CCC’s Get It Now service since its 2011 launch. Get It Now complements an institution’s Interlibrary Loan (ILL) borrowing services by providing digital copies of journal articles in minutes as opposed to days.

Institutions of higher education use Get It Now to provide library patrons with immediate fulfillment of full-text articles from unsubscribed journals 24 hours a day, seven days a week through a single, cost-effective and easy-to-use application integrated directly into their workflow. Such institutions include Drake University, Eastern Kentucky, Nazareth College of Rochester, St. Anselm College, University of Wisconsin Madison and West Virginia University, among others.

The University of Texas and University of Vermont went even farther. They recently embraced both Get It Now and the Annual Copyright License for Academic Institutions enabling them to obtain copyrighted content quickly and efficiently and share it with faculty, students and staff in course materials and scholarly research. Other institutions that have both Get It Now and the Annual Copyright License include Brooklyn Law School, St. Catherine University, SUNY Tompkins Cortland Community College and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

“With the Annual Copyright License, we can now make the content from Get It Now more widely available to our students and faculty,” said Mara Saule, Dean of Libraries, University of Vermont.


Get It Now was developed with the cooperation of The California State University system, the Information Delivery Services Project at The State University of New York at Geneseo, and Elsevier. It includes content from over 15 leading journal publishers, including Informa Healthcare, John Wiley & Sons, Nature Publishing Group, Springer and Wolters Kluwer, representing more than 8,500 journals and millions of articles. Additional publishers are being added every month.

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.