May 18, 2022

UK’s Jisc Launches Phase Two of the ‘Digital Archival Collections Group Purchasing Pilot’

From JISC:

Following on from the success of our initial pilot, Jisc has now launched phase two of ‘Digital archival collections group purchasing pilot.’ Phase two of the pilot begins on 20 November, 2017 and will run through to the end of the academic year, 31 July, 2018, offering institutions’ maximum opportunity to review the products on offer and make purchasing decisions. The pilot aims to support Higher Education institutions with a more efficient, coordinated and transparent approach to the acquisition of digital archival collections.

Adam Matthew, Brill and ProQuest have returned from phase one to offer an expanded list of digital archival collection themes and titles to the Higher Education sector. As with the initial pilot, the project leverages institutions’ collective purchasing power to lower the cost of digital archival collections around the principle ‘the more products collectively purchased per publisher, the lower the price for any institution’ – no matter what Jisc band the institutions falls into.

Each publisher has made a selection of titles available with a list price that decreases as more institutions purchases titles from the publisher. At the end of the pilot period (31st July 2018), the price for each collection will be calculated according to the institution’s Jisc band and how many products have been purchased cumulatively by institutions per publisher.

Read the Complete Announcement

See Also: UK: JISC Releases Outcomes From First Group Purchasing of Digital Archival Collections Pilot (October 18, 2017)

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