CLA's Digital Content Store celebrates significant milestones
At the end of 2016, the year of its launch, CLA's Digital Content Store (DCS) has achieved significant adoption and hit several important milestones.
Since the DCS launched in July, we are delighted to report that over 60 Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) have signed up to use the service. This includes over a third of state HEIs.
And, in the first five months of live service, more than 100,000 content items have been uploaded to the DCS and there have been over 200,000 student downloads.
Currently 48% of scans reported to us come through the DCS - scans that are uploaded are automatically reported, eliminating the need for users to manually report.
We are continuing to develop the DCS to make copyright simple for HE librarians, with easier access to content for HE academics and students. The most recent development to the system saw the launch of the Course Content URL API - allowing the DCS to integrate with Reading List systems - streamlining workflows and providing greater efficiencies for HEIs.
About the Digital Content Store
The DCS is an optional innovative rights, technology and content platform for Higher Education developed by CLA together with HEIs, publishers and technology partners.
The DCS has at its core, a searchable repository of PDF extracts created by HEIs and a workflow management tool. When extracts are digitised by HEIs under the CLA Licence, they are uploaded directly to the DCS. Once an extract is uploaded and assigned to a course, students are able to access the extract via a secure link to the content held in the DCS.