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Welcome to Jisc Collections

We support the procurement of digital content for education and research in the UK.

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For all enquiries, please call our Helpdesk on +44 (0)20 3006 6088
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Events coming up

Jisc Collections focus group: take part in our website review 12 July in London, 18 July in Manchester

Archival collections workshop: book and come along on 20 July to help us build a more coordinated and cost-effective approach to purchasing

KB+ training workshop: book to learn more about the service, 14 Sept in Dundee, 9 Nov in Bristol, from 11-15.30

KB+ webinar:  To Dos - alerts you recieve to licence and subscription changes, 27 July 11-12noon.

To find out more about KB+ events contact the KB+ team

We are running monthly KB+ webinars on the last Wednesday of each month. These one hour webinars will focus on a different area of KB+ and provide an opportunity to ask questions, comment and feedback. These webinars will be recorded and made available on our Help page and we hope will provide a useful supplement to our user guides and one day workshops

Spotlight on Jisc Historical Texts

An interesting portrayal of villages, towns and cities around the British Isles just before the turn of the 20th Century. What a difference 100 years has made in some cases but not all! To see more, go to:

This is just one of thousands of texts from the British Library 19th Century Collection which you can find at Jisc Historical Texts, part of the Jisc eCollections

Jisc Collections news

Elsevier ebooks Freedom Collection

Published Mon June 27 2016, by Anna Vernon in Renewals

The agreement for Elsevier ebooks Freedom Collection is now available for both renewal and new orders via the Jisc Collections online catalogue. The agreement provides 12 months (rolling year) access to the complete 2016 front list of Science and Technology  titles (approx. 1100 titles), plus an additional backlist (3300+ titles) that builds up each year. At the end of every subscription year, libraries receive archival rights to titles in the collection.

Books at JSTOR: new Demand Driven Acquisition agreement

Published Sun June 19 2016, by Ben Taplin in New agreements

The Books at JSTOR Demand Driven Acquisition offer is a new initiative to make scholarly books available online as part of JSTOR, with acquisitions determined by levels of usage, so institutions will never pay for an e-book that goes unused. The Jisc Collections agreement offers the lowest available prices to UK institutions.

Jisc Collections website - customer focus group

Published Fri June 17 2016, by Oisan Man in Jisc Collections website

The Jisc Collections website is under review

General OneFile and Infotrac

Published Fri June 3 2016, by Catherine John in Renewals

The renewal agreement for General OneFile and Infotrac is now available for subscription via the Jisc Collections online catalogue.  The licence period is 1 August 2016 to 31 July 2019.

Digital Theatre 2016-17 Renewal Information

Published Thu June 2 2016, by Kate Lister in Renewals

The agreement for Digital Theatre 2016-17 is now available for both renewal and new orders via the Jisc Collections online catalogue.

NHS in England gains research resources following Finch pilot

Published Tue May 31 2016, by Carolyn Alderson in News releases

Following the NHS (Finch) Pilot which ended in 2015, Jisc Collections has brokered two new agreements with Annual Reviews and AAAS enabling access to scientific research content for all NHS users in England for a year from 1st April 2016.

Academic OneFile 2016-19 Renewal available combined with InfoTrac Newsstand

Published Fri May 27 2016, by Caroline Mackay in Renewals

HE institutions may now renew their licence to Academic OneFile for a further three years; August 2016 to July 2019.  For the first time HE institutions are also offered the option to upgrade to include InfoTrac Newsstand, or to purchase this resource on its own. 

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