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Content Management Services

We make using and managing copyright content simple for all our customers! 

We have a growing range of services that help simplify copyright, making content easier to access, use and share. Read on to see if one of our innovative digital tools could benefit you:


What is it? A pay-as-you-go service that offers the option to buy rights to copy a ‘second extract’ of published content.

Who is it for? All Higher Education customers

Key benefits

  • Gain greater access to the content you need
  • Receive instant clearance on purchase
  • Simplify copyright with our easy-to-use online account service

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What is it? Combines regular CLA Licence rights with access to copyright-fee-paid articles from the British Library's document supply service.

Who is it for? Business customers with a multi-year licence with versions for NHS and the Public Sector.

Key benefits

  • Easy access to content held in the British Library, one of the largest document collections in the world
  • Improves administrative efficiency by cutting reporting requirements
  • Allows seamless sharing of content with copying and re-use rights
  • Provides a simple solution to cost-management with content supplied at a fixed and upfront cost

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What is it? An optional web-based platform that combines a searchable repository of digitised book and journal extracts with an online workflow management tool.

Who is it for? All Higher Education customers

Key benefits

  • Provides you with one streamlined tool, as the DCS integrates with major library management systems and reading list systems
  • Reduces administrative burden by automating weeding and renewals
  • Saves you time and effort by removing the need to report
  • Cuts scanning time by enabling sharing between universities and provides easy access to EHESS ordering

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What is it? Our APIs (Application Program Interface) are code that you can install so that our software can communicate with yours to integrate our services. 

Who is it for? Third party suppliers of technology for content users 

DCS Course Content API

This API enables third party Reading List platforms used by UK Higher Education institutions to integrate and retrieve links to content that have been generated in the Digital Content Store (DCS) for a particular course of study. The API will integrate data and automatically update links so users don't have to make any manual changes.

Check Permissions API 

This interface gives third parties the ability to integrate, search and discover content that can be copied, shared or reused with the licences we sell. This service verifies permissions for CLA licences and now also checks against NLA media access education licences and the Schools Printed Music Licence.

Both API services are currently provided free of charge but we reserve the right to charge in future. 

If you would like to find out more about using an API please email us at 

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