February 22, 2020

Hungarian Consortium EISZ Will Not Renew Contract with Taylor & Francis

NOTE: An official English-language of the statement below is not available on the EISZ web site at this time. We are using mechanical translation from Google Translate.

From EISV (via Google Translate) ||| Original Version

The Hungarian consortium compiled by the EISZ National Program will not renew the contract with Taylor & Francis in 2020.

The publisher has always taken into consideration the needs of the Hungarian institutions in their cooperation with the past two years: besides the periodicals, the contract provided the possibility of perpetual access to the periodicals published during the year of the contract (archiving right) .

In the fall of 2019, the publisher submitted a modified offer to the consortium, not matching EISZ’s annual workflows, in which it withdrew several prior rights.  This would allow the institutions to retain the right to archive only at a substantial price increase.

At the end of 2019, the EISZ Secretariat informed the institutions concerned of the developments and, by joint decision, requested the publisher to revise the offer. The modified offer filed by Taylor & Francis in early 2020 will continue to include archiving rights at an additional cost, which would be a significant step back from the 2018 and 2019 contracts. Following consultation with the consortium member institutions and the EISZ Program Board, the EISZ National Program has decided not to extend the contract with Taylor & Francis in 2020.

Gary Price About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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