Jisc Collections news
The agreement for Elsevier ebooks Freedom Collection is now available for both renewal and new orders via the Jisc Collections online catalogue. The agreement provides 12 months (rolling year) access to the complete 2016 front list of Science and Technology titles (approx. 1100 titles), plus an additional backlist (3300+ titles) that builds up each year. At the end of every subscription year, libraries receive archival rights to titles in the collection.
The Books at JSTOR Demand Driven Acquisition offer is a new initiative to make scholarly books available online as part of JSTOR, with acquisitions determined by levels of usage, so institutions will never pay for an e-book that goes unused. The Jisc Collections agreement offers the lowest available prices to UK institutions.
The Jisc Collections website is under review
The renewal agreement for General OneFile and Infotrac is now available for subscription via the Jisc Collections online catalogue. The licence period is 1 August 2016 to 31 July 2019.
The agreement for Digital Theatre 2016-17 is now available for both renewal and new orders via the Jisc Collections online catalogue.
Following the NHS (Finch) Pilot which ended in 2015, Jisc Collections has brokered two new agreements with Annual Reviews and AAAS enabling access to scientific research content for all NHS users in England for a year from 1st April 2016.
HE institutions may now renew their licence to Academic OneFile for a further three years; August 2016 to July 2019. For the first time HE institutions are also offered the option to upgrade to include InfoTrac Newsstand, or to purchase this resource on its own.