How our library services support
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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.
Ensuring the best deal is achieved for the lowest cost is essential for libraries as budgets are squeezed and demands for new content increase while maintaining existing collections.
By negotiating on behalf of HEIs across the UK, Jisc Collections enables libraries to reduce local administrative costs and purchase access to more resources, and for researchers to buy more OA APCs with government funding.
The activity of purchasing, subscribing and renewing electronic resources agreements is a significant time and administrative overhead for libraries. Jisc alleviates the administrative burden involved.
Provides the route to purchase and renew digital subscriptions quickly and easily, while complying to procurement regulations, therefore reducing the administrative burden for HEIs.
Provides centrally maintained and verified publication information on e-journal agreements for subscription. It also enables easy analysis and comparison of packages for renewal purposes.
As new publishers and institutions come online, usage statistics are gathered and quality assured on behalf of institutions.
Providing institutions with the information they need to understand their rights with regard to walk-in and concurrent access, inter-library loans, etc.
Offering machine readable versions of our publisher licences to enable easier comparison and analysis.
Provides key licence information such as walk-in users, concurrent access, Post Cancellation Access for subscriptions negotiated by Jisc Collections as well as allowing institutions to create and store their own licences.
Enables researchers and librarians to see publishers’ conditions for open access publication on a journal-by-journal basis.
Informing the current and ongoing access entitlements to electronic resources as well as permissions for use of these resources.
Providing comprehensive e-resource title and holdings information to ensure libraries can fully and more accurately deliver their resources to their users.
Helping institutions track details of entitlements to their subscriptions including details of journal coverage.
Provides the current entitlements for both print and electronic serial subscriptions in a single location
Electronic resources access arrangements vary so it is necessary to understand what access entitlements are available both during and after a subscription is purchased.
Provides detailed records of e-resource entitlements both during and after subscription.
Monitors the archiving arrangements for electronic journals enabling you to discover which of your e-journals are being archived and by what organisation.
Usage tracking provides insight to institutions of the value of their electronic resources subscriptions, helping to inform future subscriptions and collection management.
Understanding the usage of electronic resources subscriptions provides valuable insight to the value of purchasing subscriptions and informs collection management decisions.
Provides a single point to access COUNTER-compliant journal and e-book statistics saving institutions time and effort in gathering and compiling this data, enabling more time for analysis.
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.
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.