UK Digital Content Store reaches 5m downloads

February 18, 2019

The British equivalent of Copyright Agency’s new Flex platform, has seen UK students download 5 million copyright-compliant documents.

Flex is modelled on the Digital Content Store, which makes the task of preparing course reading material simpler and faster for librarians and educators – eliminating unnecessary duplication of processes every term.

Since the UK’s Copyright Licensing Agency introduced the Digital Content Store in 2016, the system has been widely adopted by CLA’s licensees, with 110 Higher Education Institutions signed up to date.

The Digital Content Store currently has over 241,827 items of content and over 229,884 active links, making it one of the leading sources of content on British campuses. Furthermore, new reading list integrations not only mean that students have quick and easy access to content, but that librarians are able to create more streamlined and efficient workflows across their systems.

Head of Library Services at the University of Greenwich, Dave Puplett, says: “The Digital Content Store has been a very good move for us because it backs up our claim that we’re trying to make things easier for our colleagues, and removing the need to renew their requests each year is very helpful and much more manageable. …the scans provided through the CLA complement and enhance access for those who don’t have easy access to our physical collections, such as apprentices, distance learners and students on placements like teachers and nurses.”

In Australia, Flex has been successfully trialled in libraries at a number of private colleges and is now an inclusion as part of your annual Copyright Agency licence. Find out more or book a demonstration.


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