Scottish Library Consortium (SHEDL) Signs Comprehensive Licensing Agreement with Springer
Springer and the Scottish Higher Education Digital Library Consortium (SHEDL) recently signed a ground-breaking agreement for access to electronic journal subscriptions and eBooks on Springer’s platform SpringerLink. Every SHEDL member will now have access to an enormous database of content consisting of nearly 2,000 journals and over 40,000 eBooks. The license will run for a period of three years starting in 2012, and unlimited DRM free access will be given to all higher education institutions across Scotland.
SHEDL aims, through collaboration and combined purchasing power, to achieve a shared digital library in Scotland with easier access to online content in order to support research, learning and teaching. Led by the Scottish Confederation of University and Research Libraries, SHEDL is the first super-consortial purchasing scheme of its kind in the UK. The SHEDL members are the Scottish Higher Education Institutions and the National Library of Scotland.
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