How our library services support
subscription management

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Acquisition

The negotiation and procurement of electronic resources agreements with a range of national and international publishers, incorporating licence management and offset agreements for APC charges.

Access

Informing the current and ongoing access entitlements to electronic resources as well as permissions for use of these resources.

Usage

Usage tracking provides insight to institutions of the value of their electronic resources subscriptions, helping to inform future subscriptions and collection management.

Data and interoperability

Data is shared between Jisc services, for example, between KB+ and JUSP, reducing duplication of effort and information. But there is substantial scope to continue this de-duplication of effort across its services where possible, making services much more efficient and robust.

 

Analytics and business intelligence

Both libraries and Jisc have the information that they need via its services, such as JUSP, to inform decision making. Jisc in particular uses such information in negotiations with publishers to ensure Jisc secures value for money agreements for the sector.