programme jointly established in February 2011 between Jisc Collections,
Academic Health Science Centres and major STM publishers and database suppliers
has resulted in an increased understanding of the issues involved for all
parties, along with a clearer appreciation of NHS user usage. Extended
trial access continues in several cases and discussions to develop sustainable
business models for enhanced provision of access to high quality e-content
across NHS and academic staff are on-going with the publishers.
objectives of the AHSC pilot have been developed through the pilot phase
and the August 2012 report provides a
summary of the main work undertaken, usage analysis, proposed business model,
and the outcomes to date.
the publication of the Finch
Report, the issue of extending access to licensed content to the health
sector has been highlighted and recommended hence the work undertaken during
the AHSC Pilot will prove a good foundation for considering possibilities going