January 19, 2022

New British Library, JISC Agreements for Elsevier and Taylor & Francis

From The Bookseller:

Elsevier and Taylor & Francis have both signed agreements with the British Library which aim to improve the speed of delivery of documents to non-commercial readers abroad.

The agreement requires end-users and not-for-profit libraries to monitor whether articles are being used commercially or non-commercially, with the articles supplied under the new agreement purely being for private study or non-commercial research purposes.


The framework agreed by the publishers and the British Library has been backed by the International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers; the Publishers Association; and the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers. PA director Graham Taylor said: “The framework licence agreed with the British Library offers a balanced model for well-regulated licensed document delivery across international borders for non-commercial use.”

See Also: JISC Collections and Elsevier renew agreement for electronic journal content through 2016

Also Making News Today:

UPDATE: British Library Group Sticks With Elsevier and Wiley-Blackwell (by Jennifer Howard, COHE)

UPDATE: RLUK Members Welcome New And Improved Terms With Largest Journal Publishers

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