Jisc Collections news
The Open Book Publishers (OBP) membership scheme is a new agreement from Jisc Collections that supports the publication of Open Access research monographs.
An FE only agreement for Encyclopaedia Britannica is now available for subscription from the Jisc Collections website
Elsevier's Insights Library eBook Collections is a new subscription model for eBooks on ScienceDirect. It is comparable to the eBooks Freedom Collection model but focused on specific subject areas. It provides 12 months access to S&T eBook frontlist (2015) titles and early backlist titles (2011-2014) in selected subject areas, at a greatly reduced rate. Institutions that continue to subscribe will have access to the latest frontlist year after year, while keeping access back to 2011.
Elsevier offers Jisc Collections' institutions discounts for their Freedom Collection Books model. The 2015 eBooks Freedom Collection provides 12 months (rolling year) access to the complete 2015 eBooks front list of S&T and HS titles for an affordable price (approximately 30% of the frontlist value), plus an additional backlist that builds up year after year.
Jisc Collections has negotiated an agreement with Dove Medical Press for Institutional Membership, which provides a way for institutions to actively support open access and for their researchers by removing some of the financial cost from the individual author when publishing in a Dove Medical Press journal. Our Membership Offer secures a number of articles at a discounted rate on the standard APC charge.
We are pleased to advise that the consultant's report for Jisc Collections concerning: Developing Business Models to Extend Access to Academic Licensed Content to Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) is now available. This initial pilot has identified numerous barriers that contribute to the challenging environment in which technology-focussed SMEs find difficulty in accessing research information, and in which publishers find difficulty in engaging with SMEs.
The de Gruyter Online Journal Archive comprises the full text content of 345 subscription-based journals from 1826 to 2014.