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Cabell Publishing is offering UK HE institutions a free trial to Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities. Jisc Collections is interested in understanding the value of this resource to UK authors and will follow up in 6 months with a survey to gain feedback to discuss with the publisher.
As part of the £22 million JISC Digitisation Programme, access to this resource, via the publisher's server, has been purchased in perpetuity on behalf of UK Higher and Further Education institutions and Research Councils. This catalogue entry covers the period 1 August 2013 to 24 March 2014 for which period no access fees are due. Access fees will be due from April 2014 onwards. Institutions can now cross search over 3 million pages from approx. 70 national and regional newspapers in 19th Century British Library Newspapers Parts 1 and 2.
As part of the £22 million JISC Digitisation Programme, access to this resource, via JSTOR, is free to UK Further and Higher Education institutions, Research Councils, publicly funded Schools, publicly funded Libraries, publicly funded Archives and Record Offices within the UK, and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Library until 31/07/2019. An access fee may apply after this date. This programme is providing online access to some of the most significant collections of 19th century pamphlets held in UK research libraries. The digitisation of some twenty six thousand paper copy pamphlets, has created over one million page images that focuses on the political, economic, and social issues that fuelled the great Parliamentary debates and controversies of the 19th century.
Institutions now have free online access to the filmed images of over 100,000 papers and 5.2 million pages of documents going up to 2004. The content has been purchased in perpetuity, and access via the publisher's server is free until 08/01/2013. An access fee may apply after this date, but institutions can choose to self-host the content for a one-off fee of £500 + VAT. Institutions which have renewed their subscription to the 19th Century House of Commons Parliamentary Papers will not need to renew their subscriptions to the 18th or 20th Century House of Commons Parliamentary Papers
The ACS Legacy Archives has been purchased by JISC Collections and is available free of charge in perpetuity to UK Higher and Further Education institutions and Research Councils. Institutions now have free online access to over four hundred and sixty four thousand articles from the complete backfiles of twenty two journals published by the American Chemical Society between 1879 and 1995. Titles include some of the most highly-cited journals in the field, such as Chemical Reviews, the Journal of the American Chemical Society, and the Journal of Organic Chemistry.
BIOSIS Previews are an electronic version of Biological Abstracts (BA) and Biological Abstracts/RRM (Reports, Reviews, Meetings), containing bibliographic information on subjects ranging from traditional areas of biology such as botany, zoology and microbiology to related fields such as agriculture, pharmacology, bio-physics, ecology, bio-engineering and experimental clinical medicine. The BIOSIS Previews Backfile 1969-2008 has been purchased by JISC Collections and is available free of charge to UK Higher and Further Education institutions, and Research Councils. Additionally, new subscribers to the BIOSIS Previews Backfile have the opportunity to receive access to the BIOSIS Previews Current Data at a deeply discounted rate. The new agreement will also provide access to the new Biosis Citation Index at no extra cost.
Brill Journal Archive Online, Parts 1 and 1a (Vol 1 to 1999) and Part 2 (2000-2009) have been purchased in perpetuity by JISC Collections and are available free of charge to UK Higher and Further Education institutions and Research Councils. This catalogue entry and the appended sub-licence agreement replaces the previously separate entries and sub-licence agreements for Parts 1 and 1a, and Part 2. The publisher has confirmed that it will not make an access fee charge for this renewal period. An access fee may apply from 2019. Alternatively, institutions can host the content for a one-off payment (see the Pricing and Subscription Information tab) or access the Brill Journal Archives via JISC Journal Archives.
The British Periodicals Collections I and II have been purchased by JISC Collections and are available free of charge to UK Higher and Further Education institutions and Research Councils. Institutions now have free online access to nearly 6.1 million pages from over 460 journals published from the 1681 to the 1937 covering subjects such as archaeology, architecture, art, the fine arts, drama, history, literature, music, philosophy, science and the social sciences. An access fee may apply after 31/05/2013.
The Cambridge Journals Digital Archive bought by JISC Collections comprises of 171 journals published by Cambridge University Press. The archive contains approximately 350,000 articles, over 3,318,700 pages; The Cambridge Journals Digital Archive is comprised of the following subject collections: Scientific, Technical and Medical: (This collection will be available from the start of the agreement in June 2010) Humanities and Social Sciences, Part 1 :(available from the start of August 2010) Economics History Law Politics and International Relations available from the start of the agreement in August 2010) Humanities and Social Sciences, Part 2(available from the start of August 2011): • Anthropology and Archaeology • Asian Studies • Classics • Music • Drama • Language and Linguistics • Philosophy • Religion
University of Kent
The British Cartoon Archive is a library, archive and gallery dedicated to the history of British cartooning over the last two hundred years. Located at the University of Kent in Canterbury, it holds the national collection of cartoons of political and social comment published in British newspapers and magazines. The British Cartoon Archive Digitisation Project funded by JISC through its Digitisation Programme, has digitised the Carl Giles Archive, the single most important archive of British newspaper cartoons, and a key resource for British political and social history that has never before been open to the public. Thanks to this funding, staff, students and researchers at colleges and universities in the UK will be able to access and use the entire Giles Collection of 15,000 cartoon images, with some 5,000 pages of related paperwork, free of charge for educational purposes.