Collections Management Development Policy
The Jisc Collections Management and Development Policy is designed to set out principles and guidelines for Jisc Collections’ content offer to the UK education and research communities. It covers the selection, acquisition, retention and relegation of content agreements in Jisc Collections catalogue of resources and will be used to support Jisc Collections licensing and negotiation.
The policy is based on the e-resources management life cycle and outlines Jisc Collections approach in these areas:
1. Product review: selecting and evaluating content
2. Licensing and negotiation
4. Ongoing Evaluation and Review
5. Renegotiation or Cancellation Review
6. Exit Strategy / long-term access and preservation of materials
The policy consists of a summary document, which briefly details the policy in relation to the 6 areas above, and annexes, which describe Jisc Collections approach regarding journal, e-book, datasets/databases, special collections, archive resources and preservation services in the following areas:
• Pricing, affordability and value for money
• Initial assessment of the provider and the product
• Content relevance
• Compliance and adoption of the Jisc Model Licence
• Standards compliance
In addition, the annexes show how Jisc Collections will support the discovery and implementation of an agreement within the subscribing institutions and how agreements will be evaluated as part of an ongoing process.
The summary document will be reviewed annually by the Jisc Collections Content Strategy Group, the annexes will be developed as an ongoing process. For example, the section on e-books will be added to as Jisc Collections reviews and offers a greater number of textbook and open access agreements.
Both the summary document and annexes are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence, which will enable institutions to reuse, share and repurpose any sections that they might find useful.