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Electronic Information Resources Working Group

Jisc Collections greatly benefits from the guidance of the Electronic Resources Working Group (EIRWG). Following the recommendations in the review of NESLi2, the terms of reference for the group has been updated.  Information about the group and membership can be found on the group's pages.

As a part of the revised terms of members, each of the academic members of the group will be responsible for a constituency of libraries organised by Jisc Band.  We have set up email lists so that you can communicate directly with your constituency member.

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Jisc MediaHub - Image of the Month

This month's image shows the striking interior of Coventry Cathedral which was rebuilt following the destruction of the old cathedral during the Second World War. The foundation stone was laid by HM the Queen on 23 March 1956.

Image credit:English Heritage ViewFinder (via Culture Grid). This is just one of thousands of images and videos you can find at Jisc MediaHub, part of the Jisc eCollections service.

Jisc Collections news

Open Book Publishers membership scheme

Published Tue April 21 2015, by Ben Taplin in New agreements

The Open Book Publishers (OBP) membership scheme is a new agreement from Jisc Collections that supports the publication of Open Access research monographs.

Encyclopaedia Britannica Agreement for FE Only

Published Wed April 15 2015, by Catherine John in FE (and skills)

An FE only agreement for Encyclopaedia Britannica is now available for subscription from the Jisc Collections website

Elsevier eBooks: Insights Library eBook Collections

Published Tue April 14 2015, by Lawrence Jones in Resource updates

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 ebooks Freedom Collection 2015 (plus 2011-2014)

Published Tue April 14 2015, by Lawrence Jones in Resource updates

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.

Dove Medical Press Open Access Membership available

Published Thu April 9 2015, by Caroline Mackay in Open Access

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.

SME Pilot Report

Published Wed April 8 2015, by Carolyn Alderson in Extending Access

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.

De Gruyter Online Journal Archive

Published Mon March 23 2015, by Richard Savory in Renewals

The de Gruyter Online Journal Archive comprises the full text content of 345 subscription-based journals from 1826 to 2014.

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