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KeyLinks and the integration with the DCS

KeyLinks customers benefit from a free integration with the DCS to provide seamless access to digital content for students.

We’re delighted to announce that the resource list management platform, KeyLinks, is now fully integrated with the Digital Content Store (DCS) to offer a comprehensive request and content workflow for its users.  

KeyLinks allows librarians and academics to organise and manage content into resource lists for students to use. It not only supports conversations between librarians, academic staff and students around content but also supports teaching and learning activities across education establishments. KeyLinks is designed for ease of use, and the integration with the DCS allows complete end-to-end ordering and fulfilment of digital extracts to create copyright compliant digital course packs.  

Users of KeyLinks and the DCS are now able to improve their workflows and save time because of the easy communication between the two systems. Academic staff and librarians will be able to request, track and deliver extracts from the DCS quickly and easily without having to switch between the systems.  

On top of this, KeyLinks will not charge its customers for this integration. The DCS Request and Course Content API has also been made available for free to all third parties and DCS users to support their workflows. 

Meghan Mazella, KeyLinks Product Manager, said,

The integration with the DCS is just one of the many features that makes KeyLinks the perfect platform for organising and disseminating resources to support students on their educational journeyWe are excited to offer this end-to-end integration to our users first which will help both librarians and academics to provide efficient and seamless access to digital coursepack material to students. 

David Duffield, DCS Product Manager, added,

The DCS has continued to improve its offering since its launch in July 2016, to now establish itself as the leading coursepack and content creation workflow tool in UK Higher Education. This integration with KeyLinks, the first to utilise our new Request and Course Content API, will save users time and reduce duplication between the platforms, offering a far more efficient workflow for our shared customers. 

It’s been a great year for the DCS, which now has over 100 customers nationwide and over 200,000 live items stored for students to access via secure links.  

KeyLinks having just launched in September, is on its way to becoming the most versatile resource list system on the market. After a seamless migration of rebus:list users this summer, KeyLinks will carry on working with its users over the coming months to ensure that their requirements and priorities are met. 

CLA will continue to develop both the DCS and KeyLinks to make copyright simple for librarians, improve workflows and efficiency while improving student and academic access to content. 

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