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1 million student downloads on the Digital Content Store

2nd March 2017

We are delighted to announce that the Digital Content Store (DCS), our innovative content platform for Higher Education, has achieved 1,000,000 student downloads.

This significant milestone has been reached in just over six months; the DCS launched in July of last year. Since launch, the system has been widely adopted by our HE licensees, with 66 Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) currently signed up to the system.

The DCS continues to grow as a richly populated content platform, now with over 100,000 items of content and over 120,000 active links for students to access and benefit from.

This fantastic achievement comes at an exciting time for the DCS, as we have recently developed an API that allows the DCS to integrate with Reading List Management Systems. This will make it easier than ever for students and academics to get quick and easy access to content, as well as creating a more streamlined workflow for HE librarians.

Other successful developments to the DCS include the integration of our Enhanced Higher Education Supply Service (EHESS). In partnership with the British Library, EHESS is our efficient, cost-effective and streamlined document supply service for all UK HEIs. Registered institutions are able to order high quality copyright-fee-paid or scan-only content, as well as digital rights management (DRM)-free material. To date, EHESS has delivered over 1,000 documents through the DCS.

We continue to improve the DCS as part of our endeavour to make copyright simple for HE librarians and to enable easier access to essential content for HE academics and students to support teaching and learning.


DCS 1 mil info-graphic


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.

Find out more about the DCS.