Biopharmaceutical company UCB is using a content supply chain management platform to gain a more detailed view of content—for instance, what is being accessed, by whom and for what reason.
The Brussels-based company has launched Infotrieve's Content SCM, a Web-based solution for automatic document sourcing and delivery, with rights management capabilities, copyright compliance auditing and a complete view of content usage enterprisewide.
Andrew Clark, group leader of UCB Library Services, says, "Within UCB, teams from Global Library Services, Medical Affairs and IT collectively reviewed and analyzed several products to help us innovate and integrate the information services available to our employees, and Content SCM offered a complete end-to-end solution to meet our global self-service, copyright compliance and administrative needs."
According to a news release from Infotrieve, its technology is designed from the point of view of the content user and the administrators responsible for managing, purchasing and ensuring copyright compliance of that content. The company says users can research content using integrated search and discovery platforms with advanced citation referencing capabilities, select and order specific articles, advise on how the content is being used, see the cost of the article and then place an order. The solution also checks copyright compliance rights.