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Extending Access to Additional Users in the NHS

Jisc Collections has been working on the challenges surrounding extending access to licensed academic research journal content to NHS users across the UK.

Eight publishers are participating in the pilot which seeks to understand the level of usage by NHS users to inform relevant business models.

Key dates:

April 1st 2014: Official start of Pilot

October 2014: First usage analysis (Apr 2014–Sept 2014 usage).

November 2014: Usage analysis and mid-trial report

March 31st 2015: Pilot officially ends

May 2015: Second usage analysis (Apr 2014-Mar 2015).

June 2015: Usage analysis and final draft report

June 2015: Meeting to discuss pilot outcomes with stakeholders

July 2015: Final Report

For further information about the pilot: Extending-Access-2014 NHS-Pilot

Jisc MediaHub - Image of the Month

This photograph shows a village summer outing in July 1915. One detail that appears not to have changed is the weather judging by how the occupants of the car are dressed!

Image credit: Beaford Old Archive (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

New National Agreement for Science Classic Archive

Published Fri July 25 2014, by Fay Gooding in New agreements

Science Classic is the digitised full-text archive of Science from AAAS featuring the collection of issues published between 1880 and 1996 and is available free of charge to all UK universities, colleges and research councils.

Encyclopaedia Britannica eBook Collection for FE 2014/2015 - Annual Subscription Agreement - Now available

Published Tue July 22 2014, by Victoria Legge in Renewals

Encyclopaedia Britannica eBook Collection for FE 2014/2015 Annual Subscription Agreement is now available for review and subscription via our catalogue.

Releasing open data about the Total Cost of Ownership

Published Mon July 21 2014, by Stuart Lawson in Cost of ownership

Few universities are fully aware of the total number of APCs paid by their institutions, Jisc Collections aims to help institutions make savings by obtaining this missing data.

EBSCO Educational Databases available to renew

Published Fri July 18 2014, by Caroline Mackay in Renewals

EBSCO Educational Databases (including British Education Index and ERIC) is now available to renew as a bundle.

a-n The Artists Information Company 2014 to 2017 renewal now available

Published Wed July 16 2014, by Victoria Legge in Renewals

The a-n The Artists Information Company 2014 to 2017 renewal agreement is now available for review and subscription.

e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection 2014

Published Wed July 16 2014, by Richard Savory in New agreements

Duke University Press publishes books and journals primarily in the humanities and social sciences and issues a few publications for primarily professional audiences (e.g. in law or medicine). It is best known for its publications in the broad and interdisciplinary area of theory and history of cultural production.

Jisc Collections’ strategy for acquisition of digital archives from the commercial sector

Published Tue July 15 2014, by Lorraine Estelle in digital archives

How Jisc Collections is overcoming challenges to acquisition, accessibility, and proving the value of its national programme.

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